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    • It would be amazing to see him given a chance to secure a spot at CA.  There is no way an injury like that wouldn't make teams a bit gun-shy about his current physical condition, so a move would almost definitely entail a bit of a step down to reassert himself.  If he could do that at CA, it would seem to be the best outcome for all involved.
    • https://www.clippituser.tv/c/genmea Clip of the Davies backpass, I see no lip movement from Borjan. That doesn't prove anything necessarily but still I wager this was nearly 100% on Davies. Ignore my earlier Borjan hot take
    • Cruz Azul Instagram posted this, maybe the rumour of them having a change of heart due to his play vs The US is accurate?
    • There was one play where he anticipated a pass and stepped up to win the ball, showing that combativeness you are talking about. I also liked his off the ball movement in our third of the field. The little pockets he was finding was impressive and the stuff you would expect from a Liga MX player / former Portugal U-21 player.
    • He's a tough player too.  He's no Piette "pitbull" but he's not afraid to slide or make contact.  His skill, passing & vision is much higher though. There is a reason why this time last year he was playing midfield alongside players such as Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Diogo Jota, Gedson & Ruben Dias.  Those 5 players market value range are currently 23, 25 , 37, 40 & 114 million each.  Those were just the big names I could come off the top of my head from that squad.  Players like Joao Carvalho & Ruben Vinagre are likely valued above 10 million as well. In case anyone was wondering, according to TransferMarkt both Davies & David are worth just over 17 million.  So just goes to show you the level he has been playing with for Portugal.  
    • Eustaquio looks to be our most technical player in midfield.  My friend and I were both very impressed any time he was on the ball and that one little chipped pass he made to the side of their box late on was class.  It's very encouraging to see a player playing his first truly competitive minutes in almost a year and coming out with that confidence.  He wanted to make things happen (and I'm confident he will).  I'd agree that he needs to start moving forward.  As for the calls for him to go to MLS... no let's not do that.  He's 22 and can continue to improve at a higher level.
    • I appreciate where you are coming from. Perhaps somewhere between "deserved" and "you must play the hand you were dealt" is most fair. True we were dealt a ****** hand compared to El Salvador, because we had no central American Championship to collect points, but everything else was in our control, especially the lack of friendlies. If I recall correctly, El Salvador had some good friendly results over the last 24 months. Meanwhile, we chose not to play in that time and perhaps that decsion was informed by the concacaf points, but we don't know that. I can just as easily point to the lack of friendlies over the past 3 or 4 cycles and argue this is nothing new with Canada. If you don't play you don't earn points, it's as simple as that.  In my view, the CSA reep what they sow. For a long, long time they did not play enough friendlies, for whatever reason, and now they must play friendlies to dig themselves out of the hole they are in, which is in part due to not having played enough friendlies in the first place. Is that not poetic justice? At the very least, it is ironic.  
    • I'm also a bit concerned with the players motivation. Herdman better be the master motivator because asking Alphonso Davies to go from Chapions League 70k people in the stands to playing Montserrat in front of 70 people is gonna start to become a tough sell
    • Jamaica and El Salvador have both earned promotion to League A for the next cycle. Tonight we'll find out if Saint Vincent or Suriname becomes the 4th team to promote to League A. Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti are all getting relegated down to League B. Tomorrow Bermuda will likely join them, but if they can muster up a tie against Mexico it will actually be Panama that get relegated to League B! Confirmed in League A next tournament USA Canada Mexico Honduras Martinique Costa Rica Curacao Grenada El Salvador Jamaica Can still be promoted to League A Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname Can still retain League A spot Panama Bermuda
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