I would love to see teams in Calgary, Ottwaw (it's coming), Victoria, Regina, Hamilton, Halifax and Quebec City.
Also the question begs, does d2 "develop players?" When MLS doesn't pay transfer fees, it makes it difficult for d2 to have any incentive to develop players for sale.
Here's an interesting conversation on develop re: MLS/NASL/USL
It depends, are the other Canadian teams going to employ as many Canadians as FCE? I think one more team that operates like FCE in that sense would stop a lot of Canadian talent from slipping through the cracks, but who knows if that happens? Maybe Ottawa or another Canadian NASL team in the future will go the Whitecaps route...
MLS ~ 3 teams
NASL ~ 6 teams
D3 ~ 12 teams
Linked together by the Voyageurs Cup this would provide a reliable development path for kids who want to play pro and be financially sustainable given the markets available in Canada.
3 NASL (Div 2) teams for every MLS team.
It seems some have forgotten that D2 in the United States has a rule where 75% of the clubs must be U.S. based. So forget about have a large number of Canadian teams in the NASL. Two seems to be the max for a while. As has been said numerous times, we need our own D2 that has nothing to do with the USSF.
No one expects the NASL to develop anyone. The question is could they provide a home for MLS's young players? And this system in more in line with Major League Baseball's farm system.
Isn't WSA Winnipeg considering moving up from the PDL to NASL or USL PRO in 2014 or 2015.