BREAKING: CFL Enters Player Exchange With Mexican League
Published: Thursday, Oct 4th 2018, 5:10am
by: Greg McCulloch (@GregOnSports)
Quite literally in the cloak of night, the CFL announced what could be a momentous step for the league’s future.
At approximately 11:00 PM eastern time from Mexico City, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the President of La Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional de Mexico (or LFA), Óscar Pérez announced a partnership between the 2 leagues.
While there isn’t much information to go on as the CFL hasn’t made an official announcement, we have learned this much.
In 2019, the CFL will create a “Global” player designation, which appears to be one per team as the LFA announcement states that there will be 9 players going to Canada. Those players from LFA rosters will be selected via some sort of try out process.
The LFA, whose season runs February to April, will get Canadian talent in the exchange for their upcoming season as well. That process or the number of players has yet to be announced. Although with the LFA fielding 8 teams this upcoming season that number seems to be a safe assumption.
The leagues have already exchanged game film and are currently evaluating talent for the exchange this upcoming season.
Stay tuned as we will have more on this as this develops and the CFL makes an official announcement.
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