During a recent browsing session on football in Canada, I noticed that in the past year not only has the 'national league' (story for another thread) CSL
been made unrecognised by the CSA (Canadian Soccer Association), but it has continued with a 2014 season regardless, also registering with the new 'Canadian Soccer Federation'. Looking more at the first 2 points (rival federations is again a topic for another thread), have there been other 'rebel' competitions throughout history, especially those that run in direct competition with the 'official' rival? I know that Indonesia had a short-lived effort recent years (Liga Primer Indonesia), lasted around half a season.
As a side point (and another future thread?
), the CSL's 'replacement' at Canada's highest/'3rd' level is now a pair of leagues for Ontario and Quebec. Are there any other 'top-tier leagues' split this way (I believe Palestine are an example), particularly with such a 'limited' geographical approach?