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9 hours ago, grasshopper1917 said:

Hard win for the Wanderers in Vaughn. Dominated the first half and were looking like they would cruise to a blow out. Vaughn came back and managed a couple goals. Despite 3 goals was a bit disapointed with Wanderers attacking. They did score on beauty on the cross from Kourouma to Garcia besides that they didn't seem to have any answers.

Vaughn need at least a 2-0 win in Halifax to move on. I can't see that happening. 

3-2 is  a decent result on the road for sure - I just wished a felt a bit better about it.....

What is the tie breaker for this? Goal differential? or Away goals?  If it is just goal differential a 2-0 Vaughan win in Halifax is a lot more manageable then having to put in 3.  Giving up that PK in extra time was a heart-breaker for Vaughan.  Will need to re-watch the game but from the stands at least it seemed like the contact was body on body not warranting the call.  Vaughan definitely did not look out matched last night, if not for the early strange goal and the late PK the headlines could have been very different.  It will be interesting to see how both teams play on the return leg!  Exciting times for Canadian Soccer.

 

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38 minutes ago, tg02 said:

What is the tie breaker for this? Goal differential? or Away goals?  If it is just goal differential a 2-0 Vaughan win in Halifax is a lot more manageable then having to put in 3.  Giving up that PK in extra time was a heart-breaker for Vaughan.  Will need to re-watch the game but from the stands at least it seemed like the contact was body on body not warranting the call.  Vaughan definitely did not look out matched last night, if not for the early strange goal and the late PK the headlines could have been very different.  It will be interesting to see how both teams play on the return leg!  Exciting times for Canadian Soccer.

 

Away goals count!

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1 hour ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

...a loss to a PLSQ or L1O team would also be significant and might shape perceptions in a detrimental way and that's the stage we are currently at.

Even top PLSQ or L1O teams should be roadkill, if the league has spent wisely on the 500k+ of player salaries and made full use of around three months of full-time training. Back in the original CSL era when the league was a lot closer to being semi-pro than CanPL is because teams were not spending up to the stated salary cap that would not have been a given. Will be interesting to see what happens in the second legs once the CanPL teams adjust to what they saw happening over the first 90 minutes. I suspect/hope we are going to see lopsided wins for the CanPL teams.

Upsets happen all the time in Cup competitions. Sometimes a smaller team catches a break and goes far. Thats the charm of the FA Cup

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1 hour ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

...a loss to a PLSQ or L1O team would also be significant and might shape perceptions in a detrimental way and that's the stage we are currently at.

Even top PLSQ or L1O teams should be roadkill, if the league has spent wisely on the 500k+ of player salaries and made full use of around three months of full-time training. Back in the original CSL era when the league was a lot closer to being semi-pro than CanPL is because teams were not spending up to the stated salary cap that would not have been a given. Will be interesting to see what happens in the second legs once the CanPL teams adjust to what they saw happening over the first 90 minutes. I suspect/hope we are going to see lopsided wins for the CanPL teams.

Blainville wasn't exactly roadkill for Ottawa last year either. If CPL is at the level of USL at this point then everyone should be happy, so if two weaker (IMO) CPL teams are tying and barely beating the top two L1O and PLSQ teams while on the road and with some squad rotation, it isn't the end of the world

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25 minutes ago, shamrock said:

Upsets happen all the time in Cup competitions. Sometimes a smaller team catches a break and goes far. Thats the charm of the FA Cup

Agreed but easier to do over 90 minutes than two legs.

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I see it as a positive.

It shows that the CPL can expand in the short term without a drop in quality.

Doesn't HFX have a bunch of former Vaughan Azzurri players?

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40 minutes ago, narduch said:

Doesn't HFX have a bunch of former Vaughan Azzurri players?

Only two, Arnone and Skublak. It's York 9 that signed a pile of them.

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7 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

...a loss to a PLSQ or L1O team would also be significant and might shape perceptions in a detrimental way and that's the stage we are currently at.

Don't sell these leagues short. Blainville played the Ottawa Fury close last year - we barely scraped by. People who are expecting blowouts between Div 3, CPL, and Fury clubs are going to be disappointed.

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Some of those Blainville guys look like they should get a closer look by CPL teams. 

Why does a team like Pacific FC have a small roster when their is still untapped talent to be picked in Canada? 

How about a short contract for the fall season for a few of these? Or even a short loan that can be used as a long tryout?

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^ when I saw Maxime Leconte thats what I thought right away: quality player who should be at least on a short term contract somewhere in the league..and its not like hes too old at 28 when hfx brings bona at 29

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2 hours ago, fil said:

Some of those Blainville guys look like they should get a closer look by CPL teams. 

Why does a team like Pacific FC have a small roster when their is still untapped talent to be picked in Canada? 

How about a short contract for the fall season for a few of these? Or even a short loan that can be used as a long tryout?

Have to think it’s the CPL small cap. They probably shelled out most of their cap space on marcel and Haber.

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14 hours ago, Reign said:

Have to think it’s the CPL small cap. They probably shelled out most of their cap space on marcel and Haber.

I'm curious as to how cap space works for loans.  If Cincinnati is picking up most or all of the salary for guys like Smith and Welshman, does it affect the cap?

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