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    2019 Top Canadian Soccer Clubs – May Elo-ratings Update

    April finished off with a number of big wins and troubling losses. With the top-4 leagues, comprising 12 Canadian Teams, now actively playing, there’s been some interesting movement that is important to watch.

    It all came down to the final weekend, but Montreal Impact FC have flipped the script and taken the top spot from Toronto FC. With an elo-rating gap of only 7.877, this could flip back pretty easily with a pair of results.

    Similarly, Pacific FC are the first CPL club to reach top-of-the-table. With only 2-matches played in the league so far, that victory could be fleeting, especially with MacNaughton out of Wednesday’s match against Valour FC due to the two yellows he received Sunday.


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    • Just hope he goes somewhere he can get a decent amount of starts. 
    • Nah it's not going to be CPL related. It's still definitely the goal though. Things seems to be rolling in the right place. The 25th should be a good evening. Tough to unite the province on a weekday though. Dont see many people travelling like last game. Hopefully a bigger crowd than last time but will be tempered by the night.
    • Let’s hope Borges can get moved to a higher level. The Cavalry could be at good fit. 😜
    • We won’t know till it happens probably. I think spitfire leaked it last time he was loaned and that was a problem.
    • Well ya, but I think last year there was some mention of clubs being interested, like Sunderland.
    • And Canada in 6th, i.e. above the cut off for the hex if this was used instead of FIFA ranking. Sigh.
    • Another thing about being in a group with the USA is that we have a chance to knock out presumably the first pick for host of the playoffs. I wonder if USA will still host (probably) if they aren't even in the playoffs. If CONCACAF is open to having it elsewhere, it would be cool if we would be able to host the playoffs after knocking out the USA.
    • Caps look very poor these last few games, especially the games versus LAFC and SKC.  They look disconnected, if that makes sense.  The problem, from what I can tell, is that they do not seem to be able to play cohesive football, and the problem seems to be in the midfield. Despite early efforts to play out of the back, they now seem to rely mostly on hitting a long ball for Reyna to (tirelessly) chase down, or an outlet pass to Adnan so he can run at the opposition (but fail to pass the bloody ball effectively most of the time.) Maybe the better word is disjointed.   I know this is a three-year rebuild, but I am not seeing a whole lot lately that suggests MDS is truly laying the foundation for success.  To do so, you must have a significant core of players with whom to share your footballing philosophy, and I am not convinced many of the current squad are good enough for MLS.  Inbeom will likely get there, but he has really struggled. Erice is fine, but his impact is limited. Not sure Venutto is any better than Techera.  Not sure Montero is any better than Kai.  I like Godoy.  PC is not MLS caliber.  I like Rusty, but increasingly I question if he is MLS caliber. Henry has mostly been very good.  Reyna is a beast; if only he had midfielders to support him. Bair is not ready. Ardaiz seems like a headcase. Felipe is poor.  At the moment I simply do not enjoy watching this team.  I am not sure, at this point, if this team is any better than the Caps were under Robinson. I know this is a process, but I would have expected to see some sign of a core group developing, and I am not sure I see it.  Oh, and Bangoura! Kid has wheels and real skill, but can he learn to play both sides of the ball? It is his soccer IQ, and his focus, that worry me. I still believe in MDS, but for the first time since he took the helm, I am starting to question his vision and ability.  I trust he has a real plan, one that involves bringing in the right players at the right time, but at the moment he simply does not have the horses to field a competitive MLS side.  
    • I believe we had 3 open roster spots heading into this window, so we could sign 2 more without losing anyone.  It's my understanding that Golubar doesn't count toward our roster spots since he is out for the season.
    • With Galan and more players rumoured to be signed (?), it will be interesting to see who Valour chop in the new future. Fingers crossed.
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