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So, he's going to play for Canada or Cuba? I'm guessing from the article that his dad is Canadian...

Even more hopeful of the other kid going with him:

That's how I ended up in a small meeting room at the Canad Inns Garden City on Thursday, where a small group of supporters were discussing fundraising plans for sending Kianz -- and a Manitoba U-14 teammate named Marco -- to train elsewhere.

That's the Marco something-Italiansounding who joined the NTC program 2 years ago, the son of a former CSL player...

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Who the hell is Novas, Spain's "World Cup hero"?

Did he mean Jesus Navas, who played all of 178 minutes in the tournament, without scoring a goal?

Or -- as is more likely -- did he actually mean Xavi (the one-word-name theme), but then somehow confuse Xavi with Navas, and then misspell Navas?

I'm guessing his research was about as thorough as that of the New York morning-show folks whose opening remark to Thierry Henry was "So, you just won the World Cup..."

(And yeah Jono, I know you said to look past the hackery, but when it's that glaring...)

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On a somewhat related note, there seems to be a Canadian kid (Connor J. Pickering) playing with the Mexican U-17 national side:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_national_under-17_football_team

Now, I hate to pick on a 16-year old kid, but it makes me wonder...

His name certainly doesn't make it seem like he's of Mexican heritage.

EDIT: Apparently his full name is "Connor Jonathan DosSantos Magãna-Pickering"

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^ Not sure that is all that related, that kid plays in Canada for Abbotsford. Might want to open a seperate thread for that kid.

edit: BTW, looks like it's bull****. He doesn't appear on any Mexican gamesheets during the tournament.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_FIFA_U-17_World_Cup

Also, he was a member of the Abbotsford U15 Super Y team:

http://www.schulzsocceracademy.com/home/384898.html

Sunday, November 22, 2009

TAMPA – Schulz Academy’s U15 boys advanced to the semifinals of the 2009 Super Y-League North American Finals on Sunday, downing Abbotsford Mariners 4-1 at Ed Radice Sports Complex...

...Abbotsford finally tallied in the 58th minute when midfielder Tyson Hunter scored from the penalty spot after teammate Connor Pickering was chopped down by a Schulz defender.

http://www.abbotsfordsoccer.com/news/syl2009u15boys.htm

It only looks like this year he was picked for the U18's:

http://supery.uslsoccer.com/teams/20405379/6601855-20508674/10416299.html

and his stats (1 YC)

http://supery.uslsoccer.com/teams/2010/roster/6601855.html

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On a somewhat related note, there seems to be a Canadian kid (Connor J. Pickering) playing with the Mexican U-17 national side:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_national_under-17_football_team

Now, I hate to pick on a 16-year old kid, but it makes me wonder...

His name certainly doesn't make it seem like he's of Mexican heritage.

EDIT: Apparently his full name is "Connor Jonathan DosSantos Magãna-Pickering"

I got momentarily excited that Connor Magãna-Pickering might be a relative of mine but it's looking doubtful (I figured how many canadian mexicans with Magãna in their name could their be? well alot) - slighlty off topic, it should be pointed out that alot mexican-canadians grew up in mexico (some of my cousins for example have lived in canada for like 2 years of their lives and in mexico for a decade+), it does seem a little odd cause I'm sure most of us expect to raise our kids here but things aren't always quite how they seems.

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Who the hell is Novas, Spain's "World Cup hero"?

Did he mean Jesus Navas, who played all of 178 minutes in the tournament, without scoring a goal?

Or -- as is more likely -- did he actually mean Xavi (the one-word-name theme), but then somehow confuse Xavi with Navas, and then misspell Navas?

I'm guessing his research was about as thorough as that of the New York morning-show folks whose opening remark to Thierry Henry was "So, you just won the World Cup..."

(And yeah Jono, I know you said to look past the hackery, but when it's that glaring...)

Good lord! Please never stop looking at the hackery and tearing it apart.

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I believe Connor J. Magana Pickering was born in Mexico but was adoped to Canada, he only played for the mexican u17 for one game as a call up

I think you can get adopted to Canada, but only a doped in Vancouver!

;););)

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I'm guessing his research was about as thorough as that of the New York morning-show folks whose opening remark to Thierry Henry was "So, you just won the World Cup..."

Thats Funny as hell. Did'nt hear about that. I'll have to look it up on Youtube.

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On a somewhat related note, there seems to be a Canadian kid (Connor J. Pickering) playing with the Mexican U-17 national side:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_national_under-17_football_team

Now, I hate to pick on a 16-year old kid, but it makes me wonder...

His name certainly doesn't make it seem like he's of Mexican heritage.

EDIT: Apparently his full name is "Connor Jonathan DosSantos Magãna-Pickering"

Connor J. was a call up for one game

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Connor J. was a call up for one game

Do you know when that was and at what age group? He's born in 1994 and would have been a full 2 years younger than the kids who went to the 2009 U17 Championships (for which he's on the roster in wiki).

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