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@admin Again this is Robert's new account. It's actually impressive how you and TGAA can singlehandedly ruin intelligent discussion from hundreds of people and turn this forum into a frustrating

It's too early to start individual match threads (even for me!) but here is some  key info for our next window. Our matches: "Away" at Aruba,  Saturday, June 5th "Home" vs Suriname Tuesday

If we can't win this group, we only have ourselves to blame. I don't think anyone in our group would be favoured to make it to the World Cup, so if we think we can make a World Cup, we should have no

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1 hour ago, Obinna said:

If the name of the game is maximizing travel for Suriname... What about Rio Tinto stadium?

Rio Tinto have a #USMNT friendly vs Costa Rica: https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2021/05/usa-costa-rica-presented-by-allstate-set-for-june-9-at-rio-tinto-stadium-in-sandy-utah

& Real Salt Lake matches https://www.rsl.com/schedule

& Vancouver Whitecaps matches https://www.whitecapsfc.com/schedule

1 hour ago, Obinna said:

why not play at Allianz Field in St. Paul?

Chicago has:

-An MLS stadium with no MLS team playing in it, so it's easier to rent 

-Two international airports https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Hare_International_Airport  & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_International_Airport

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You have to recall the stupidity of the logistics involved here. We may (or may not) need a flight after our game to either Port-au-Prince (PAP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toussaint_Louverture_International_Airport )

or Managua (MGA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_C._Sandino_International_Airport )

or even possibly Belize (BZE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_S._W._Goldson_International_Airport )

We won't know until the last minute. It's easier to be based in Chicago for such a thing.

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8 minutes ago, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

Rio Tinto have a #USMNT friendly vs Costa Rica: https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2021/05/usa-costa-rica-presented-by-allstate-set-for-june-9-at-rio-tinto-stadium-in-sandy-utah

& Real Salt Lake matches https://www.rsl.com/schedule

& Vancouver Whitecaps matches https://www.whitecapsfc.com/schedule

Chicago has:

-An MLS stadium with no MLS team playing in it, so it's easier to rent 

-Two international airports https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Hare_International_Airport  & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_International_Airport

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You have to recall the stupidity of the logistics involved here. We may (or may not) need a flight after our game to either Port-au-Prince (PAP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toussaint_Louverture_International_Airport )

or Managua (MGA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_C._Sandino_International_Airport )

or even possibly Belize (BZE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_S._W._Goldson_International_Airport )

We won't know until the last minute. It's easier to be based in Chicago for such a thing.

Great post, thanks for that. I figured the old Chicago Fire SSS was an indicator that Soldier Field and other MLS venues were probably unavailable, but also discounted that as I assumed MLS was going to break for the entirety of the June window. The logistical challenge and benefit of having access to 2 international airports never even crossed my mind, but it's a great point.

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However, this is strictly a hypothetical...just like let's say if we were to qualify for Qatar 2022, then this would be my 23 man squad but only if we were to qualify

 

Well in my 23 man squad for Canada, it would look like this:

Starting XI (4-3-3 formation)

- GK- Milan Borjan
- LB- Sam Adekugbe
- CB- Steven Vitoria
- CB- Joel Waterman
- RB- Richie Laryea
- CDM- Atiba Hutchinson (captain)
- LCM- Stephen Eustaquio
- RCM- Samuel Piette
- LW- Alphonso Davies
- CF- Cyle Larin
- RW- Jonathan David


Bench

- GK- Maxime Crepeau, Dayne St Clair
- LB- Kamal Miller
- CB- Cristian Gutierrez
- RB- Alistair Johnson, Zachary Brault-Guillard
- MF- Jonathan Osorio, Theo Corbeanu, Mark-Anthony Kaye

- FW- Lucas Cavallini, Junior Hoilett, Liam Millar
 

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10 hours ago, TGAA_Star said:

However, this is strictly a hypothetical...just like let's say if we were to qualify for Qatar 2022, then this would be my 23 man squad but only if we were to qualify

 

Well in my 23 man squad for Canada, it would look like this:

Starting XI (4-3-3 formation)

- GK- Milan Borjan
- LB- Sam Adekugbe
- CB- Steven Vitoria
- CB- Joel Waterman
- RB- Richie Laryea
- CDM- Atiba Hutchinson (captain)
- LCM- Stephen Eustaquio
- RCM- Samuel Piette
- LW- Alphonso Davies
- CF- Cyle Larin
- RW- Jonathan David


Bench

- GK- Maxime Crepeau, Dayne St Clair
- LB- Kamal Miller
- CB- Cristian Gutierrez
- RB- Alistair Johnson, Zachary Brault-Guillard
- MF- Jonathan Osorio, Theo Corbeanu, Mark-Anthony Kaye

- FW- Lucas Cavallini, Junior Hoilett, Liam Millar
 

No Arfield?

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17 hours ago, TGAA_Star said:

However, this is strictly a hypothetical...just like let's say if we were to qualify for Qatar 2022, then this would be my 23 man squad but only if we were to qualify

 

Well in my 23 man squad for Canada, it would look like this:

Starting XI (4-3-3 formation)

- GK- Milan Borjan
- LB- Sam Adekugbe
- CB- Steven Vitoria
- CB- Joel Waterman
- RB- Richie Laryea
- CDM- Atiba Hutchinson (captain)
- LCM- Stephen Eustaquio
- RCM- Samuel Piette
- LW- Alphonso Davies
- CF- Cyle Larin
- RW- Jonathan David


Bench

- GK- Maxime Crepeau, Dayne St Clair
- LB- Kamal Miller
- CB- Cristian Gutierrez
- RB- Alistair Johnson, Zachary Brault-Guillard
- MF- Jonathan Osorio, Theo Corbeanu, Mark-Anthony Kaye

- FW- Lucas Cavallini, Junior Hoilett, Liam Millar
 

IM sure a few new faces will emerge aslo

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3 hours ago, TGAA_Star said:

Quite frankly for me he would just miss the cut but won't be in my team

Yea I hear you...form is what the gaffer said he would pick based on. Right? And Arfield hasn’t been playing under that merit. A lot of our main guys are key pieces in their teams right now.

My only glaringly changes I would make to your list is:

- Waterman for Henry.
- Johnston for Buchanan (don’t need 3 Rbs)
- Corbeanu or Millar for Kennedy (need another CB)

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9 hours ago, Shway said:

Yea I hear you...form is what the gaffer said he would pick based on. Right? And Arfield hasn’t been playing under that merit. A lot of our main guys are key pieces in their teams right now.

My only glaringly changes I would make to your list is:

- Waterman for Henry.
- Johnston for Buchanan (don’t need 3 Rbs)
- Corbeanu or Millar for Kennedy (need another CB)

Yeah more so base it on form than anything else when I make my selections but yeah I can actually respect those changes

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13 minutes ago, TFC2017 said:

I think we should go 4-4-2

 

Borjan

Laryea - Vitoria - Miller - Adekugbe

Buchanan - Atiba - Eustaquio - Davies

David - Cavallini

Out of your formation for a potential 2022 starting 11 off of hypothetical I would replace Buchanan with Mark Anthony Kaye and replace Cavallini with Larin 

Miller I would replace with Sturing

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On 5/7/2021 at 10:01 AM, Boominbooty said:

Why Chicago is a good option:

1. Much cooler/colder than Florida. June temps at night are about 13 c. Good for Canada 

2. Florida to Chicago on a  charter flight is about 2.5 hours. Suriname to Chicago (assuming no Charter) is around 16 hrs with at least one lay over

3. if there are any fans, most likely they will be for Canada

4.Good stadium and base for the next round of games assuming we win. Who knows, Maybe there’s some special arrangement and we can run the next round of games in Manitoba. Probably not but you never know  

5. deep dish pizza

 

 

#2, yes thank you. Beat my post. 

THE Technical directors that the CSA have in charge now are on point, not sure if this is the gaffer or everyone together. Let's continue to give them the thumbs up!

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1 hour ago, apbsmith said:

I do not see how Larin is left off or out of a starting lineup. 

That's my opinion though :). 

I agree.  He is having a career year at a very high level and has done so playing in different attacking positions.  There is no way he starts on the bench if I am picking the team.  

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1 hour ago, apbsmith said:

I do not see how Larin is left off or out of a starting lineup. 

That's my opinion though :). 

Especially if one also puts Hutch in the 11.  Their familiarity with each other can't be ignored.  Hutch has sent him some nice balls at Besiktas, you'd assume the same with CANMNT.

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On 5/7/2021 at 10:01 AM, Boominbooty said:

Why Chicago is a good option:

2. Florida to Chicago on a  charter flight is about 2.5 hours. Suriname to Chicago (assuming no Charter) is around 16 hrs with at least one lay over

They may not even need a charter for that first leg; there are 5 direct flight from SRQ and 17 from TPA to Chicago on the day after the match. We'll only have travel problems (and likely need a charter) if we beat Suriname.

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Yeah if we beat Aruba and Suriname and we top the group on points, then it is off to the next round where we would face Haiti in a 2 leg playoff if I assume correctly or is it just a 1 game playoff to determine who goes on to the Octagonal?

I don't know that's why I'm asking because I've been out of the loop and I'm just trying to get back into the loop of Canada soccer

Either way traveling is going to suck for us especially if we have to play in Haiti but then if we play Haiti at home, then where do we play? In Chicago again or in Florida again?

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1 hour ago, trc2014 said:

Any initial thoughts as to when they will release the roster?  Do we think it will be a few days before the game again, like March, therefore approx. June 1?

It was extra late in March because the leagues were still going, and due to quarantine issues. I would expect the roster 10 days prior this time, as this has been the norm for years. 

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I know that I'm a bit ahead but I can envision our team having to travel and play the first leg against Haiti in Port-Au-Prince (Under the circumstances that we all know, see the Belize team trip) and then get to host the return leg in a closed stadium in the US (If the stadium is open there will be a lot of Haitian expats in the stands). I hope that we will be able at least to host in Canada for our 2 "home" games of the final round in September. 

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3 hours ago, Christian B. said:

I know that I'm a bit ahead but I can envision our team having to travel and play the first leg against Haiti in Port-Au-Prince (Under the circumstances that we all know, see the Belize team trip) and then get to host the return leg in a closed stadium in the US (If the stadium is open there will be a lot of Haitian expats in the stands). I hope that we will be able at least to host in Canada for our 2 "home" games of the final round in September. 

In order for Canada to play games in Canada again, the national team and or its technical staff would not only have to be fully vaccinated but then so would any other teams we would have to face in the final round

 

And a whole lot of quarantine laws to adhere to among other things

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