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TFCII and WFC2’s early Can-con shortage not an issue for the CSA

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On the opening weekend of the USL season, neither WFC2 or TFCII came close to meeting their Canadian-content requirements.

Both teams bubbled just under the 270-minute mark when it comes to time played by Canadians. Under Canadian Soccer Association requirements, the reserve teams of the MLS sides have to give playing time to Canadians equivalent to six players out of their starting XI. Or, to put it in straight math, 540 minutes per game.

The CSA confirmed Friday that those requirements haven’t changed with USL’s move from Division-3 to Division-2 status. But it did state that these are “reserve roster” rules, as in, applying to reserve teams. So, when it comes to the Ottawa Fury, which is an independent affiliate of the Montreal Impact, well, that’s a different kind of animal.

In a response to questions posed by The 11, Canada Soccer had this to say about the opening weekend’s low Canadian-content numbers.

“The reserve roster CANCON rules are in place to help ensure meaningful minutes for Canadians. 

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