View Full Version : Usa would be based out of ottawa
11-28-2006, 12:04 PM
Some rumors going around claim the usa would be based out of ottawa.
11-28-2006, 12:22 PM
that's if they qualify.
11-28-2006, 01:22 PM
Where'd they originate?
12-02-2006, 07:33 PM
I don't like the concept of teams being able to be set in only one city. You don't see that often and this rule should be tossed out. Of course I see the benefit through ticket sales and such but it is not fair that Portugal will be based strictly in Toronto. That is a significant advantage for them. And if Canada plays them in Toronto you can bet your bottom dollar that we are having an away match on home turf.
I want to see maybe regional locations. So instead of just Toronto we could have Montreal and OTT for Portugal. This would also apply to any other teams in their DIV. 2 DIVS for the east region and the other 2 for the west. Saves on time, costs and allows players to rest properly. Then you could have the EDM VIC and BURN side for other teams. I hope its done right.
12-02-2006, 07:53 PM
Well, "based out of" means something like 2 games, as they usually move around for the third group game.
Montreal's commitee has said we'd see something like 12 of 24 teams within 8 games.
12-02-2006, 08:00 PM
I'm under the impression that the CSA had applied to FIFA for a special exemption to allow Portugal to play all 3 games in Toronto. Does that mean Korea wil be drawn with them now because of their high numbers in TO?
Perhaps Japan will go to to west coast cities? I don't like it but "It's gonna be huge" cost a lot of money to think of in someone's advertising boardroom.
12-02-2006, 08:04 PM
If you read the rules for the 2005 draw in Holland you'll see that some teams had that exception. "Team X will be base in Y city". I think Germany was one of them.
12-02-2006, 08:09 PM
Here we go: http://www.fifa.com/LiveDraw/PDF/wyc_draw_procedures_05.pdf
Germany and Turkey had pre-assigned cities.
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