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I emailed the Tech Director of the company doing the production for CONACAF about 5 minutes ago. It just came on live.

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Canada wins 1-0

Nice goal by Canada...lovely little passing play to set it up and the goal scorer's technique was quite good.

However, from what I was able to watch (about 30 minutes), CR looked pretty good. They had plenty of chances, more than Canada. Canada's GK was very good.

Nice to get a win in game 1. They will need to be better to win the tournament.

The one thing I loved to see was how committed the girls were to running to the corner with 4-5 minutes to go and try to kill time. That has Morace's name written all over it. well done.

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Had to miss most of it and am going to catch it tonight. I did see the replay of the goal though and it was a nice piece of work. I also saw the Costa Ricans hit the post in the last few minutes off a header from a free kick too, we caught a break there. They are looking better every year.

It's really great that we are able to see these games.

Ref, the company doing the video for CONCACAF is the Perform Group (www.performgroup.com). I would send them your IP address and ask them to remove the filtering on it.

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Those of you that were able to watch the game, do you care to comment how we played, how we compare to prior years and some comments about individual players. Thanks.

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Both of yesterday's games are now available in the On Demand section of the CONCACAF TV site. The second game of our group doubleheader yesterday was Guatemala 2 - Cuba 1.

http://www.concacaftv.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Video/0,,12907~1513067,00.html

The first Guatemalan goal is at 7:30, and over the next minute they give you a couple more looks at it. The Cuban central defender (#7) goes for an Aussie walkabout and lets a Guatemalan forward stroll leisurely into the box to redirect. The next Guatemalan goal is at 45' and again #7 gives the art of defending another interesting look. I imagine our game plan is to go right through her all day.

Today's big game is USA v. Jamaica (Canada, Jr.) but before that Trinidad & Tobago take on the Mexicans, who we will be playing a week today for an automatic ticket to Germany this Summer.

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I only got to see the 2nd half live. Saw the goal via replay though, it was quite good. Some good skill and vision shown by Lamarre to start things off.

The 2nd half was not very good soccer. . Play was very broken, did not go for more than 10 seconds without the ball going out of play or the ref calling a foul (mostly on us!). CR did show a little more possession though. Hopefully we will get better as the tournament advances.

Go Canada!

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There is no cohesion to this group yet (as expected). They are not a team but a collection of individuals right now. The defensive mids and defense gave up way to many prime opportunities. Not first rate chances but good chances. Canada seem to either lose the ball in the midfield or kick it to no one when on offense. C.R. has some pretty good little players, but as usual they tend to get hurt later in the game (getting tired) when they make any kind of physical contact with Canada (sometimes self-inflicted). C.R. could of tied it twice. Hoepfully we gain more confidence in the next 2 games and begin to get some flow to the game.

Players of the game for me:

Defense -- Bry Mccarthy -- real sparkplug on the left side. Made lots of good stuff happen down the wing. This years Alyssa Chapman

Midfield -- Chelsea Stewart -- after a real slow start she picked it up in the 2nd half and made some strong runs down the left side as well as some good dribbling.

Forward -- Tie (Leon and Lamarre) Leon scored the goal but Lamarre had absolutely wonderful control of the ball with 4 CR players around her and made the right pass to the open player who passed it to Leon.

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Wonderful to see Leroux, who people here have so much love for, doing so well. Can't wait for Chelsea Stewart and others to follow in her footsteps after their prep time at our expense.

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Who would people say was Canada's best player against the Ticos? Who will be in the starting positions for Canada at next summer's World Cup

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Who would people say was Canada's best player against the Ticos? Who will be in the starting positions for Canada at next summer's World Cup

I like Stewart she showed her skill at maintaining possesion, something that Canada still has trouble with. Also Marton let a Lang style frre kick go from 40 yards which forced the keeper to tip away.

Lamare looked good.

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I had no problem tuning in for yesterday's match USA vs Jamaica even though I didn't watch it in it's entirety. Looking forward to today's game.

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I'd say we missed about 3 great chances. Caught the game at the 10th minute, the game seems even with a small advantage for Canada... the Cubans can not come close to our goal except around the 20th minute where they were menacing, but that was only for a short time.

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Stewart scores at on 59 minutes Canada leads 1-0

Richardson 87th minute Canada 2-0

Canada 2 cuba 0 Fulltime

Edited by mtlfan

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What can you say about playing Cuba? I've seen enough countries like England struggle against Euro lightweights like Malta to know that games like this mean very little. You get your three points, you get out. You move on. Mission accomplished. Our marker for our progress towards the Summer in Germany is Mexico and the USA, and it will be great viewing too.

And again what a gift to be able to watch these games live.

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And again what a gift to be able to watch these games live.

Yes indeed. I've received very courteous help from Danny from Concacaf. The guy has gone way beyond to ensure I get the feed without problems.

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Sunday Jan 24 1:30 Kickoff

Canada scores at 14 minutes Canada 1 Guatemala 0

Canada score PK 25 minutes 2-0

Canada scores at 38 minutes 3-0

Edited by mtlfan

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A good enough day on the job. Kind of hard to get motivated up a few goals and already through and we got to see some new players which was nice. The Guatemalans scored a nice goal and between their commitment to hosting and their individual skill and ball movement are definitely a program on the way up.

I believe it was Malette who gave Leon the world class weighted through ball on the first goal and was also the one to get the call on the penalty. She was paying the price out there and reminded me of old school 20th century Canada. Sometimes we get so caught up in tactics we forget that like our men's hockey program, one of the best elements of Canadian women's soccer over the decades was our physicality and toughness. We always got under the skin of the Americans.

Now the tournament gets interesting. USA v. Mexico tomorrow should be interesting, and a great scouting game for us as we play Mexico Thursday and barring a letdown the Americans Saturday to defend the title.

Stewart definitely gives us legitimacy in the middle, and Woeller impressed me again. Smart defender.

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I think Morace picked a group of good all around players that play well. The officiating in this last game was pretty bad. Even the color commentators, who usually are very reserved and respectful, agreed the officiating was substandard. The funny thing is that in this case, the poor calls helped us.

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Could only watch the 2nd half and that was awful (on our part). Guatemala was the better team from what I could see. How in the world did we score 3 on them? It looks like the days of pounding our Concacaf competition are gone. I think Guatemala outhustled and outmuscled us for good parts of that half. This is not a very physical Canadian team compared to what we are used to. That advantage is gone. Still a lot of balls to no one or worse right to other team. That was the worse half I've seen from a Canadian side in a long time. They play like that against Mexico and they are done, then it will be back against the wall facing Costa Rica who are far better than Quatemala. Somehow they need to just gut it out and make it to the World Cup and hopefully this summer they actually play some international exhibition games (and look at some more experienced players). Hoefully On demand will be working tomorrow so that I can watch the 1st half (and feel a little less gloomy).

No stars today for Canada.

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