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Ya Captain ALWAYS makes the call. 

Maybe Cav wanted the Hatty or said he was in running for scoring leader and asked, and Arfield as the class act and captain he is, gave the go ahead.

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So I went and checked it out Cavallini is 5/7 for penalties in his career but has missed his last 2. Arfield is 6/8 but hasn’t taken a penalty since 2015 and hasn’t scored one since 2010 when he was with falkirk. Other than that most of our players haven’t taken one or scored one. Hutchison scored one against Bulgaria in a friendly in 2014 and Teibert scored one against Dominica in 2015. So from this information I can conclude we don’t have a player who is super great at penalties but Cavallini should probably be our number one.

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I'm only guessing, but I bet David is good at penalties. I'd pick him for a shootout for sure. I think if I could choose 5 from our full 23 player roster I would choose, in no particular order...

Johnathan David, Atiba Hutchinson, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Scott Arfield, Junior Hoilett.

This is based on about 0 information because I don't remember seeing any of those guys take a penalty (maybe Hoilett has missed one for Canada now that I think about it a bit more). Davies would definitely be a contender to take one. I picked Kaye because I feel like he has the calm under pressure needed to do well in a shoot out scenario. Same thing with Hutch. I'm not against Cavallini taking one, but next time he should probably just hit it because there is now a trend for keepers to go off of.

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3 hours ago, SkuseisLoose said:

So I went and checked it out Cavallini is 5/7 for penalties in his career but has missed his last 2. Arfield is 6/8 but hasn’t taken a penalty since 2015 and hasn’t scored one since 2010 when he was with falkirk. Other than that most of our players haven’t taken one or scored one. Hutchison scored one against Bulgaria in a friendly in 2014 and Teibert scored one against Dominica in 2015. So from this information I can conclude we don’t have a player who is super great at penalties but Cavallini should probably be our number one.

Thx for that... What are Hoilett's stats? He must have taken a bunch at some point?

Honestly, David will likely become our permanent #1 PK taker, just a matter of time. 

Also hard to knock Cav on that PK, goalie 2 feet off line and a Cuban running in your peripheral vision. He must have been like WTF. 

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6 minutes ago, apbsmith said:

Thx for that... What are Hoilett's stats? He must have taken a bunch at some point?

Honestly, David will likely become our permanent #1 PK taker, just a matter of time. 

Also hard to knock Cav on that PK, goalie 2 feet off line and a Cuban running in your peripheral vision. He must have been like WTF. 

Hoiletts 2/5 in his career but has missed his last 2.

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I do know that David missed his shot in the shootout of the Belgian cup semi-final. They ended up advancing as the guy after him scored. 

I actually wonder if Cornelius would be good at them. Used to play as a forward and seems composed when given an opportunity.

Edited by Stryker911

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11 hours ago, dyslexic nam said:

Yeah, Scotty doesn't seem like the kind of guy that intimidates easily.

LOL.  Ya think?

Scotty;

"Yeah, sure, the match is over.  You want it?  Knock yourself out, kid."

"OHHH.  YOU BASTARD!  You know, you build a thousand bridges do people say "Hey everybody, look.  There goes Cavalli the bridge builder."  No.

"But you miss one penalty..."

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Reading the twitter comments was entertaining, he will be very welcomed. 

Atlas are restructuring the entire club and the new ownership group is willing to spend, think that plays a factor. 

Score a goal against Mexico's national team, followed by a hat trick the next game and every Liga MX club team fan wants you on their team. 

To be honest most Liga MX fans would already have wanted Cav on their team.

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Reading this will never get old ... 

"May 28 2019: What is surprising, however, is that Canada Soccer may have just leaked Cavallini’s potential intra-league transfer. Today, the Canada Soccer Instagram account put the proverbial cart before the horse and congratulated Cavallini on his transfer to Atlas, with the only problem being that it hasn’t happened yet.

Fans were quick to point out that neither Pueblo or Atlas had officially recognized a transfer of any sort, and Canada Soccer quickly took down the Instagram post. Neither Canada Soccer, Puebla, or Atlas has offered an update since – but it’s highly suspect that the CSA would make a social media post like that, even by mistake, without some kind of insider knowledge."

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2 minutes ago, apbsmith said:

Reading this will never get old ... 

"May 28 2019: What is surprising, however, is that Canada Soccer may have just leaked Cavallini’s potential intra-league transfer. Today, the Canada Soccer Instagram account put the proverbial cart before the horse and congratulated Cavallini on his transfer to Atlas, with the only problem being that it hasn’t happened yet.

Fans were quick to point out that neither Pueblo or Atlas had officially recognized a transfer of any sort, and Canada Soccer quickly took down the Instagram post. Neither Canada Soccer, Puebla, or Atlas has offered an update since – but it’s highly suspect that the CSA would make a social media post like that, even by mistake, without some kind of insider knowledge."

Came from a misleading transfer post from one of the clubs.

Atlas and Puebla fans fought in my timeline for a full week

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4 minutes ago, BrennanFan said:

Atlas, historically, has more pedigree than Puebla. It would be an upward move.

A great chance for Puebla to cash in.

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I was hoping for a bigger move like Monterrey, but if Atlas are going to start spending, it may be an interesting project for him to join.

Also, at Monterrey he may have to fight for minutes, whereas at Atlas he would probably be a starter right away, which means he can continue getting lots of minutes and goals as nations league approaches.

Monterrey was the sexier move and Cavallini could become the first Canadian to play in the Club World Cup, but a move to Atlas has it's advantages in the short term.

If he proves himself at Atlas, Monterrey or another big Mexican club can always come in for him later.

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4 hours ago, Obinna said:

If he proves himself at Atlas, Monterrey or another big Mexican club can always come in for him later.

I think he has proven himself already at Puebla. I'm sure Liga MX teams know what he's about. I don't think he would have to "prove himself" again at a similar club in the same league.

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1 hour ago, Bertuzzi44 said:

I think he has proven himself already at Puebla. I'm sure Liga MX teams know what he's about. I don't think he would have to "prove himself" again at a similar club in the same league.

Well, it couldn't hurt him to score at another Liga MX club, right? 

Not saying this is the case with Cav, but sometimes a striker thrives at one club, but fails to replicate his form at another (for a variety of reasons). 

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