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  1. This means that you have downloaded a file that changes the default names of competitions. You'll need to either get rid of that file, or open it with notepad and delete the bit that sets the name to "Ligue 1 Orange Mali". As for the USL not actually being the second division, that has been done intentionally to reduce the number of college players signed by the lower level professional clubs.
  2. 3.17 Expansion File Update Changes: 1. Leagues Cup - The recently announced Leagues Cup which pits 4 teams from MLS against 4 teams from Liga MX has been created. It is now in the Concacaf Competitions file. In real life there is no set system for which teams play in the competition, so for now I have it selecting the best teams from the Supporters' Shield. The dates are all from real life, and as the tournament is intended to be played in the US, all MLS teams will host their matches in the tournament. I will modify this file as we learn more about the competition (which they are kind of making up as they go along). 2. Pro Version of the US Expansion File - I created a second version of the US expansion file which sets all playable teams to Professional status. While this is obviously not how it operates in real life, the hard-coding that goes with playing in the US in FM makes it very difficult to acquire and loan players if you have semi-pro or amateur status. If you are using the file to play MLS only, then you might not need the pro version. If you want to play in the lower leagues, I'd suggest giving the pro version a go. 3. Date changes - Corrected some of the dates on the Concacaf Champions league. It moved most matches up a week. To accommodate this, I moved all of the preseason competitions up to limit fixture congestion for the champions league teams. I also moved up the Pan-Pacific Championship dates. 4. Graphics - The big change here is that I added the Leagues Cup logo.
  3. The U Sports data and competitions are part of the Canadian files. There will be no changes coming for that.
  4. Just FYI, I'll be releasing an update to the file(s) tonight that makes some changes to some dates. I'll also be releasing a couple of "alternative" versions of the file where all playable clubs are set to professional, and then on that enhances all of the club and competition reputations. Also I have created a file that adds the new "Leagues Cup" competition between MLS and Liga MX. It will be released as well.
  5. Have you tried the latest file with the update that was released today? Apparently they made some fixes to issues that Mac users were having and I was hoping it sorted out whatever was causing my file to crash for Mac users.
  6. When you begin a new game if you go the "US Expansion Teams" division you should find them there. That's a division that does not generate any matches that I created for the sole purpose of housing future expansion sides.
  7. Well, I found a solution that would have worked if not for some annoying hard-coding with the USA. Instead of a Parent Competition with 7 Child Competitions, I created a single competition with different stages for each of the child competitions, and then a stage for the championship round. Sadly, the Academy teams in the USA will only generate a youth intake if each USSDA division is separate.
  8. So none of these worked, apparently. I'm going to try creating a hidden stage that doesn't schedule any matches that goes past the date that I need it to.
  9. I've got one other idea, where I create a hidden stage that doesn't schedule any matches, but it has a league schedule going past the date that I need it to.
  10. I don't see anything anywhere that specifically mentions Holiday. If someone knows where that is, I'd love to hear it. Here are my ideas to try (let me know if you know that any of these will or won't work): 1. LAST FIXTURE DATE - This is on the main competition page. I'm going to set a fixture date with the ID "end" and make it after the competition championship game. 2. LAST DAY OF SEASON STAGE INDEX - I'm setting this to "-1". I know this is a longshot, but my hope is that the competition doesn't look to the end season with the last stage, but obviously I'm grasping at straws here. 3. No, PROCESS FINISHED LEAGUE INTO RECORDS under STAGE FINISH ACTIONS - again, just hoping it doesn't force the end of the competition after the final stage is completed.
  11. So in my file I have divisions set up with multiple stand-alone regional competitions. They teams qualify for the national championship playoffs through their regional competition, however, I have this issue where some (not all) clubs send their players on holiday after the regional competition. This means that when the national championship competition begins, some of the clubs' players are not available. Does anyone know how this can be prevented? What about a competition's rules dictates that they send their players on holiday? It doesn't seem to have anything to do with fixture rules.
  12. Unfortunately you must start a new game. For now there is no way to modify a DB to add competitions in real time during a save.
  13. So I've been under the hood and modified the file. -----USA changes Added the Generation Adidas Cup. Functions as it does in real life, with a regional qualifying round for all of the MLS Academies. The top teams from each group advance to the Champions round, and the next 3 teams from each group moved on to the Premier round. The Premier and Champions rounds include some international youth teams and consist of group and knockout stages. It's setup to mimic real life, however the calendar is impossible to recreate in FM correctly. In my file the qualifying round is played in the spring while the premier and champions divisions take place in the fall, which is the opposite of real life. I also added the recently announced Omaha club, which begins play in USL League One in 2020. *Branding is a fictional concept designed by the owner of this site (who also gave me permission to use his concept): http://tylerlenzdesign.com/omahafc.html I also cleaned up some of the awards so that they are all correct. -----Canada Community member yellowsweatygorilla and I collaborated to create the data for Canada's top level collegiate soccer division (U-Sports). All 4 "conferences" and 48 teams are included. Right now, they're stand alone divisions. The FM editor doesn't allow us to create a new draft that isn't already hardcoded in (like the MLS SuperDraft), however part of the purpose is to have the groundwork laid in case a future version of the game allows us to add this function for the Canadian Premier League. As with all of my files, the leagues are all built to function as in real life. The two playoff finalists from each conference advance to the U-Sports Championship. -----Central American Leagues I also fixed the Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago files, so that each has their own league structure.
  14. I saw that, but there is nothing official; no official announcements on clubs or when the expansion(s) will officially occur.
  15. I don't have the Generation Adidas Cup yet, but it is something I have on the list.
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