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    • Big difference is percentage of eligible players for national team..portland has the 8 international slots filled in the 27 man roster but also asprilla blanco cascante chara dielna mabiala valeri tuiloma flores jadama dont count as internationals so 18 of 27 are not eligible (or seems so) for usa
    • Most of the discussion on this (900+ posts) is in this thread:  http://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/club-world-cup-to-expand-confederations-cup-to-end.2035241/
    • I think Jamie Peters is already rooming with Boakai.  
    • I think we are getting too broke up over Telfer, the way things are going its a real stretch to say he might be important to the CMNT, get 20-30caps etc.  Maybe, but he would really have to up his play though.    Ie: Akindele is a solid MLS quality player, only has 14 caps, and might not get to 20 the way things are going.  Edwards has 50+ Mls games, a fistfull of goals and assists with some lively play on the wing, still only 24, 4 caps, and might not hit 10caps.  AJH, 70+ mls games, 15 goals, 26years old, only 14 caps and prob wont get to 25.  The competition is getting fierce for spots, for games.  The guys that havnt broken into the CMNT by their mid 20's are in real danger of being passed over because the under 20 kids are looking so promising.  
    • Lol it's certainly still looks like a construction site in some of those pictures, but the new stand looks amazing. I'm looking forward to this weekend. Hopefully it fills up.
    • 8 Int slots/yeam, ,most teams have 25-30 players on the books in MLS  So that is probably at its highest 33/67% split, maybe 36/64% if you pare it down to a 22man roster.  CPL has roughly 5-6 INT per team, say a 22man roster average or roughly 75% CDN.  The total numbers arent that much different, its the 6 starter quota that makes the difference.  Plenty of MLS teams trot out the bare minimum of domestics and give most of the playing time to INT.  Thats the real bonus for CPL player development, and it doesnt seem to hurt the quality of play at all.  
    • PHOTOS: Inside the opening of the expanded Westhills Stadium The grand opening of the expanded stadium in Langford is on schedule for Aug. 24 Home to the Premier League soccer team, which approached the City in spring 2018, as well as Rugby Canada and the Westshore Rebels football team, the stadium has undergone significant upgrades costing about $8.8 million since Langford City Counil approved the expansion last July. Once complete, the expanded stadium will accommodate 6,000 spectators in the purple or white plastic seats that were added to the new and existing grandstands, on the folding bleachers on the field, or in one of 18 VIP suites. https://www.saanichnews.com/sports/photos-inside-the-opening-of-the-expanded-westhills-stadium/  
    • The percentage of domestic to international players in MLS is close to 50%. Of those domestic players, I am sure the majority of them are not starters. So you can say the development of US players is well below it's potential, and with 28 clubs, that potential is vast. Contrast that with the CPL, where the percentage of domestic players is closer to 80 or 90%. Much better for development. Furthermore, with a CPL team getting a concacaf league spot every season, young canadians are going to end up playing more in concacaf than Americans. Perhaps not in terms of absolute numbers, but we'll be more efficient when it comes to giving our players concacaf games. I think our young players may become better equipped for concacaf as a result.
    • Hopefully a good turnout for the Cuba game but I’m not necessarily expecting a lot considering the opponent.
    • I would like to see a couple players get an opportunity, perhaps even earn a cap. However, we shouldn't go full-on experimental mode, in my humble opinion. We need to win both games and cream Cuba. If we can rack up the goals and split with the US, they'll be under pressure to match it when they play Cuba.  
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