How could the Canadian Soccer Association force them into joining this D3 I've heard of?
Teams and leagues have to be sanctioned (registered and approved) with the CSA. They simply deny sanction to the team and the team cannot compete.
And what is proposed is not actually a D3 as that designation (based on FIFA policy) is for a professional league. What has been created in Ontario and Quebec as the model for something here is actually amateur and thus D4. However to make themselves look better the CSA pretends these are D3 leagues and thus they can say they have a full developmental pyramid.
What is even more stupid is that the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) already exists as a summer league using the same players they are talking about for this new league and gets the same sort of attendance numbers (virtually none) that the leagues in Ontario and Quebec attract.
Edited by tedward, 02 February 2015 - 09:51 AM.