I am in agreement that a near-term merger would be very difficult. One club seems to want financial help(fields) immediately, the other club seems to want ECNL quickly. That said, I'm not sure you could reconcile club philosophies, let alone personnel and finances quick enough. And the in-fighting among parents who expect their kids to stay in the top team, 2nd team, etc; or with the same teammates; or with the same coaches would likely render everything else moot.
I'd just as soon not merge and wait another year or two and see what the landscape looks like. That said, I trust the soccer and business people at CBSC to continue to make the right decision for their members.
I dont have an opinion on Kian as a coach, as I stated, but it sounds an english accent would have helped.