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Gold Cup- Canada vs Jamaica- July 11- Houston, Texas

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Figure we start a thread for tomorrows game.

Ill start off with this news.

@JohnMolinaro: Julian de Guzman trained with #canMNT this morning in Houston. He's carrying a knock (low body, leg). No word yet if he'll play vs Jamaica.

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Jamaica Probable Lineup

 

GK

Miller - Syrianska, Swedish 1st

 

D

Mariappa - Crystal Palace

Austin - Leeds

Morgan - Leicester *Played in the Friendly vs Canada

Lawrence - NY Red Bull *Played in the Friendly vs Canada

 

M

McCleary - Reading

Taylor - Houston *Played in the Friendly vs Canada

Watson - Dallas *Played in the Friendly vs Canada

McAnuff - Leyton Orient

 

F

Barnes - Houston (5 goals this year)

Dawkins - Derby (5 goals last year) *Played in the friendly vs Canada

[Mattocks - Whitecaps (3 goals this year)]

 

This team does not particularly concern me.  On paper at least, we match up quite well.  5 of their players started in the 3-1 loss against us last fall.  Of our likely starters tomorrow, only Ricketts, Edgar and deJong started in the friendly, Bekker, Jakovic and Straith came on as subs.  

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Assuming deGuz is out, 

 

What I think Floro will do:

 

------------------Larin

Akindele---------------------------Ricketts

-----------------Osorio

-----------Piette-------Straith

DeJong--Jakovic--Edgar--Ledgerwood

-----------------Kyriakos

 

What I would do:

-------------------Haber

Akindele---------------------------Jackson

-----------Osorio------Teibert

-------------------Piette

DeJong--Jakovic--Edgar--Ledgerwood

-------------------Kenny

 

I'm Bekker's biggest fan, but if he starts again I will shat myself in the middle of Scallywags.  

Morgan is basically on par with deJong at this point, except Morgan has (much) more speed while deJong has his set piece delivery which we may need tomorrow

Piette is only a starter for me because of the absence of deGuz (and WJ and AH)

 

Why we will probably be unsuccessful:

 

Larin - totally unproven at the international level

Akindele - totally unproven at the international level

Ricketts - couldnt score in a brothel

Osorio - totally unproven at the international level

Teibert - totally unproven at the international level

Piette - totally unproven at the international level

Straith - totally unproven at the international level

Bekker - totally unproven at the international level

Haber - totally unproven at the international level

Edited by BrennanFan

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Could somebody tell me if we have ever played a 4-2-3-1 under Floro? Hasn't it always been pretty much a 4-1-4-1/4-3-3? I could be wrong, so please do tell.

 

Re-posting, but what I would like to see vs. Jamaica.

 

Canada (4-3-3/4-1-4-1) - Stamatopoulos; Ledgerwood, Edgar, Jaković, de Jong; de Guzman, Piette, Osorio; Teibert, Larin, Akindele

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If JDG is healthy and we go 4-1-4-1

--------------------------------Stama----------------------

Ledgerwood--- Egdar-------Jakovic---------Morgan

-----------------------------de Guzman----------------

Akindele----------Teibert----Osorio----------De Jong

----------------------------------Larin-------------------------------

This is what i'd like to see but I have a strange feeling we'll continue to see Ricketts from the start, and to a lesser extent I feel that Morgan won't start. I also have a feeling (fear?) that Floro will throw us into panick and select Ouimette for De Jong at LB. Wouldn't be the first time it has happened.

I wouldn't be dissapointed to see Tissot start btw.

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We have so many interchangeable options in this team, that's why it's so shocking that Floro waited so long last match.  You have to think that Tissot and Jackson will get minutes at some point too.

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If JDG is healthy and we go 4-1-4-1

--------------------------------Stama----------------------

Ledgerwood--- Egdar-------Jakovic---------Morgan

-----------------------------de Guzman----------------

Akindele----------Teibert----Osorio----------De Jong

----------------------------------Larin-------------------------------

This is what i'd like to see but I have a strange feeling we'll continue to see Ricketts from the start, and to a lesser extent I feel that Morgan won't start. I also have a feeling (fear?) that Floro will throw us into panick and select Ouimette for De Jong at LB. Wouldn't be the first time it has happened.

I wouldn't be dissapointed to see Tissot start btw.

 

Id go with this line up as well. De Jong up the pitch to use his crossing ability and that way he is less responsible defensively. Morgan takes over at LB as hes had a good season at TFC so far.

 

De Guzman slots in if hes recovered.

 

Doubt Floro goes with this lineup though :(

Edited by king1010

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2-0 Jamaica.

Jamaica has played together more lately, I think they have better individual players and are a better team than we are right now. Especially after that performance against El Salvador, I don't see us looking good for this one.

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1-0 Jamaica.

It looks like we're going to eek out a 0-0 draw despite Floro playing Bekker and Straith in the midfield again until late in the game when we conceded a free kick 30 yards out.

Floro has all the defenders line up on the 6 yard box to defend the kick. Jamaica simply fires the ball at the net and it's deflected in. ;)

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