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5 hours ago, jordan said:

Has had like 4 coaches since he’s joined, poor recruitment, poor game plans. If he goes to Vancouver he will feel at home as they are also a poor team, with a lack of investment (even though the money is there)

Does this not count as investment?

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17 hours ago, BrennanFan said:

Well this is definitely disappointing as he will spend his prime career years in MLS instead of a more competitive league....

MLS is improving as the years pass, so that's not as much of a concern as it used to be. Having some of our top CMNT players in high media profile starting roles in MLS playing in front of Canadian fans in a Canadian city is exactly what we need to grow our sport and get more of our top athletes to choose soccer as their pathway to fame and fortune as teenagers.

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Wow didn't see that one coming, but congrats on the man getting paid, well deserved. 

I'm confident MDS will find a way to use him to the best of his abilities. 

I also think Vancouver is a great city to raise a family, no knocking Puebla ...  but yaaaaa, overall I think it is a great decision for him & his family, Whitecaps & the CMNT. 

All the best to him in 2020.

Side note, with the Fifa video game being based in Vancouver... I'm hoping Fifa will make his card as beast mode as they did with the hidden gem Hurtado card(when Hurtado played for VWC) 

Edited by apbsmith
*Hurtado

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8 hours ago, baulderdash77 said:

Do we know if he’s on a DP contract?  I assume he is.

I’m never going to complain about top Canadian players getting paid in Canada.  I think it’s good for both the player and country’s pool to be honest.

 

Might get me to watch some MLS league matches for the 1st time since whenever.  Maybe.

LOL.  Does pretty much polish off OneSoccer for me until the CanPL season starts though.

If in the end the numbers work for Cav you can't expect him to say no, whatever his ambitions might be.  An employer saying they believe in you and putting their money where their mouth is always a good thing. 

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While going from Liga MX to MLS is a big step down in league quality, this might not be a bad move. Puebla is near the bottom of the standings (let's just ignore how the Whitecaps did last year) and I assume a lot of the time he didn't see much of the ball. I know Vancouver looked terrible going forward at times this year but I think he'll have a good chance to be the highest scoring domestic player next season.

Honestly though, the main thing that I like with this signing is the fact that it gives me a reason to watch the Whitecaps this year. I want them to start doing well, maybe they can win a trophy like TFC ;)

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Big step down? Step down I'll give you that but big step down is a bit much. 

I'll also point out that Yordy Reyna is a top player and so is Inbeom. Fredy Montero was good in the box but old and slow in the un of play. What I'm saying is even with more signings to come Cavallini has pieces around him

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Big step down? Step down I'll give you that but big step down is a bit much. 

I'll also point out that Yordy Reyna is a top player and so is Inbeom. Fredy Montero was good in the box but old and slow in the run of play. Cavallini is What I'm saying is even with more signings to come Cavallini has pieces around him

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14 minutes ago, SpursFlu said:

Big step down? Step down I'll give you that but big step down is a bit much. 

I'll also point out that Yordy Reyna is a top player and so is Inbeom. Fredy Montero was good in the box but old and slow in the un of play. What I'm saying is even with more signings to come Cavallini has pieces around him

With Cav I think they need to move Reyna back inside from the wing and get a top flight winger to provide service.  I actually wonder if Borges could be another answer for them.

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24 minutes ago, SpursFlu said:

Big step down? Step down I'll give you that but big step down is a bit much. 

I'll also point out that Yordy Reyna is a top player and so is Inbeom. Fredy Montero was good in the box but old and slow in the run of play. Cavallini is What I'm saying is even with more signings to come Cavallini has pieces around him

You can say that again. 

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It would be a step up for Borges, but it's a step we believe he can take and he is exactly the type of player Vancouver need.

The depth is a question mark, but having Cavallini, Montero, Borges, Reyna, Inbeom and Teibert is a respectable front 6 for MLS standards. Bair, Ricketts as attackers off the bench, Erice as holding midfield backup. Should be just enough to keep them in the playoff hunt this year.

For me, even if they get Cavallini and Borges, they still need an outstanding player if they want to be a Cup contender. They are still missing that. Cavallini is in the "very good" category, but they need a Gil, Pozuelo or Bojan type of proven top level creative talent (they don't have to be Spanish btw, just noticed my 3 examples were).

Edited by Obinna

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On 12/7/2019 at 4:28 PM, SpursFlu said:

Why he's going to the most storied team in North America.

A. No

B. Mexico is part of North America

C. I'll have some of what you're having

D. Even the LA Galaxy is more "storied" than the Whitecaps

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56 minutes ago, RS said:

A. No

B. Mexico is part of North America

C. I'll have some of what you're having

D. Even the LA Galaxy is more "storied" than the Whitecaps

Just having a bit of fun but after reading your response I'm starting to think maybe I was right

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Not sold, or convinced that this is a good move for Lucas or CMNT. The Whitecaps for far too long are okay with being mediocre, and require some big investments to get elite (MLS) standard players for them to make a playoff run next season.

But congrats to beastboy on getting paid.... I hope he kills it for the sake of Canada. 

Edited by Shway

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I don't think people on here are as much disappointed in him joining an MLS team.  I think we all know MLS has some come a long way and isn't a huge step down from Liga MX.  I think the biggest disappointment is that many of us were excited at the prospect of Cavallini being linked to some massive Liga MX teams and potentially even a move to Europe.

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