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    • Well USL 1 can have Canadians.   
    • Even on the TFC II that was actively blocked from CanPL entry by Bob Young & Co? Players will always chase the largest contracts and best opportunities on offer to them, so it's naive to think the emergence of CanPL would mean no more Canadians playing at D2 and D3 level in USSF sanctioned leagues. The more Canadians that end up with fully pro contracts the better basically.
    • I don't think anyone is brushing him off.  What I am saying is that maybe Pasquotti and Borges should potentially be capped first, based on talent alone. You can only cap a finite number of players.  I put that number at 1, maybe 2, players per game.  I prefer using those opportunities to cap the best players available and not the ones that are non-committal about playing for Canada. Also, there is a slight cognitive dissonance with your reasoning.  We are not so good that we can brush Telfer off, but we are good enough to throw away a position just to cap someone during a cap-able game.  Maybe during the Nations League, but even for those games we had to have our best XI on the field to run up the score.  B camps and friendlies do nothing (or very little) to keep players like this.
    • Not even TFC? If Lofty's proposal was for 6 American starters instead of 6 Canadian starters, TFC would have met the quota purely by accident in both of their Canadian Championship matches so far. All info from soccerway. Game 1 vs Ottawa - Bono, Moor, Zavaleta, Morrow, Delgado, Mullins https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2019/08/08/canada/canadian-championship/ottawa-fury-fc/toronto-fc/2984618/?ICID=PL_MS_01 Game 2 vs Ottawa - Bono, Moor, Zavaleta, Morrow, DeLeon, Mullins https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2019/08/15/canada/canadian-championship/toronto-fc/ottawa-fury-fc/2984620/?ICID=PL_MS_02 This despite their American head coach resting American automatic starters Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore. In my opinion they are essentially an American franchise that just happens to play their home games in Canada and has Canadian fans. This is coming from a TFC fan who still doesn't miss a game on TV (but I go to live games a lot less often than I used to). Vancouver and Montreal have much less American rosters, but Montreal did have a game with as many Argentinians starting as Canadians. https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2019/07/25/canada/canadian-championship/montreal-impacts/york-9/2984617/ ... and a game with as many French starters as Canadians. https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2019/08/08/canada/canadian-championship/montreal-impacts/cavalry/2984619/?ICID=PL_MS_03 As for whether it would hurt CPL teams... in the Canadian championship CPL teams had the following... 11 Canadian starters - 0 times 10 Canadian starters - 1 times 9 Canadian starters - 6 times 8 Canadian starters - 5 times 7 Canadian starters - 6 times 6 Canadian starters - 3 times 5 or less Canadian starters - 5 times (note: 3 of the 5 games they ended the game with 6 or more Canadians on the field. The other 2 games saw 6 different Canadian players make it onto the field, but not at the same time) I'm all for Lofty's proposal.
    • If the salary is somewhat similar, absolutely I think we will be heading there if teams are interested in those players, which they should be. However, due to CPL being in it's inaugural year, it made sense for most of them to see it play itself out so they had a better idea of what it was. We can all agree that the league exceeded expectations. I expect more Canadians to be asked to be let go and/or not renewing their contracts with USL so a CPL team can pick them up, especially during the expansion phases. Don't expect CPL paying transfer fees for them, hence mentioning that they will most likely asked to be let go or play through the end of their contract and not renew their deals. *winks* Ottawa Partly true... They might not be paid a lot in Central and South America while CPL are more likely to provide higher pay and certainly much higher quality of life, it doesn't stop their original clubs to sell high. High transfer fees is the biggest deterrent, not salaries and those clubs knows the value of those players while not paying them that much. Good players are rarely allowed to walk for nothing, they are locked in in case a European or North American club comes knocking
    • You'd think anyone associated with Valour would be used to being 'behind Forge' at this point in the season 😉
    • He has started the season well. He has played two games, scoring 1 goal (as far as I know). I think he's a dark horse for a call next month. Like others have mentioned, there is a lot of options in attack.  I don't think we can afford to make wholesale changes, but we may want to bring in a couple of fresh faces. So maybe Elva, and/or maybe Borges. Layera and Cordova should get a look, at least 1 of those two anyways. Akindele for sure should be getting a call. Perhaps a third keeper like Carducci gets brought in at the expense of Leutwiler. And with Hutchinson and Piette possibly out and Eustaquio not ready, maybe the younger Adekugbe sneaks in. I wouldn't introduce more than 5 or 6 new player's though. Consistency is important.
    • It will be interesting to see how Bobby sets us up for the away leg, I see no chance of keeping a clean sheet for 90 minutes down there, if we score once they will have to score 3 to advance though, I think an away goal could happen, as badly as Forge were outplayed for long periods of time there really could have been another goal for the home side! Certainly playing behind closed doors will help, I'm just not real confident playing against this talented side who will be reinforced with players who didn't travel! Cavalry will be paying a visit to The Hammer Sunday in what is obviously a very important league match, our depth will be put to the test!
    • York 9 needs someone like Simeon Jackson. Fraser Aird should be in the CPL.  I feel like there shouldn’t be any Canadians in the USL. They should all be in the CPL battling for playing time.  As salaries increase the CPL should raid Central America for players and some South American countries like Chile, Venezuela. 
    • I went pretty hard on them as well, I mentioned how they need to market themselves better at York U and should workout some kind of student/alumni discount. Hell I can get TFC tickets for a discount through York why cant I get a discounted rate on Y9 tickets? Makes no sense to me. I see they are giving away 200 tickets to students for a York Lions event coming up. 
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