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Cuba vs Canada (on Grand Cayman island) Tuesday, Sept 10th - 7:15pm EST

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33 minutes ago, apbsmith said:

Any idea if Cuba has called in any additional players? @Olympique_de_Marseille

I haven't seen any news. I have no idea what kind of squad they brought. 

I say we only win 3-0. We are playing away, it is hotter, we are rotating the squad and the Cubans will feel more comfortable.

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Re watching the game( amazing what you miss when watching live) the final score should have been a couple goals higher.  We need 7 or 8 tonight because the States not only have the competitive reasons to thrash them, but also the historical hatred of Cuba and communism.  I hope this means the Cubans will play at the highest level possible and thwart the US, at least in Cuba, but we need to be + 12 or 13. 

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3 hours ago, CanadaFan123 said:

Hoping for a Larin goal - I think it would be huge for his confidence and us and I expect him to start.  

Just imagine if we have a hot Larin to add into the mix come October. 

I don't think now is the time hoping that Larin starts and scores a goal. I would only sub him in if we're leading by 8.😓

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12 minutes ago, MtlMario said:

I don't think now is the time hoping that Larin starts and scores a goal. I would only sub him in if we're leading by 8.😓

As much as I want Larin to find his groove, I agree.  No way we start Larin when maximizing goal differential could be key for us winning the group.

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8 minutes ago, dyslexic nam said:

As much as I want Larin to find his groove, I agree.  No way we start Larin when maximizing goal differential could be key for us winning the group.

I don't think starting Akindele or Millar assures us any more goals than starting Larin. If Herdman plans on playing David on the wing in October I hope he starts there today, and in that case Larin in the middle makes the most sense.

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11 minutes ago, BrennanFan said:

I don't think starting Akindele or Millar assures us any more goals than starting Larin. If Herdman plans on playing David on the wing in October I hope he starts there today, and in that case Larin in the middle makes the most sense.

Interesting question.  Will David get moved to wing in Oct when he is feasting on goals, or will he be kept central?  That would mean Cav could start on the bench which seems crazy, but I am not sure.

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1 hour ago, Club Linesman said:

Re watching the game( amazing what you miss when watching live) the final score should have been a couple goals higher.  We need 7 or 8 tonight because the States not only have the competitive reasons to thrash them, but also the historical hatred of Cuba and communism.  I hope this means the Cubans will play at the highest level possible and thwart the US, at least in Cuba, but we need to be + 12 or 13. 

I am stunned by what you are saying about the States having a historical hatred of Cuba and communism. I had no idea.

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I will take any win. Panama lost to Bermuda. These games aren't given.

That being said, I'll be plenty happier if we win by 3 or more than if we just squeeze out a 1 goal win. 5 or more goal win and I'll be giddy.

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1 hour ago, spitfire said:

So... concacafgo or onesoccer.ca!?!? All be it at 215am here...

Or use a Canadian billing address and a good VPN that has a Canadian IP.

My VPN has worked for every site except Netflix. Given the bandwidth size of their customer base, Netflix have really invested strongly in VPN-blocking technology. Other sites? Not so much.

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1 hour ago, BuzzAndSting said:

I'm not 100% but I think you'd have to use ConcacafGo as One Soccer only has domestic rights.

I was in Canada when I signed up for Onesoccer, but have been in New Zealand for a while now and can confirm that it works fine overseas with no VPN.

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2 hours ago, BrennanFan said:

I don't think starting Akindele or Millar assures us any more goals than starting Larin. If Herdman plans on playing David on the wing in October I hope he starts there today, and in that case Larin in the middle makes the most sense.

I have a feeling David will lead the line once more, with Davies (if fit) on one flank and Millar on the other. Though if we went Davies-Larin-David I wouldn't complain...

For me though, Larin hasn't done enough with the chances he's had. He is working hard and linking up well but when he has a chance at goal is way too hesitant. Too much in his head still. 

I wonder if Akindele gets a chance today...

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You could tell Larin wanted one bad on Saturday, you could feel his pain.  

But I agree with @Obinna that we’ll probably see David lead the line.  It’s just too tempting for a manager to put a deadly finisher up front, especially against a team where he’s physical enough to handle the back line on his own.

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Something like this? 

                       Borjan

   Laryea - Henry - Vittoria - Adelugbe

                         Kaye 

David - Johnson - Wotherspoon - Davies

                          Larin

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2 minutes ago, dyslexic nam said:

Something like this? 

                       Borjan

   Laryea - Henry - Vittoria - Adelugbe

                         Kaye 

David - Johnson - Wotherspoon - Davies

                          Larin

Swap Kaye for Johnson.  

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This is Larins shot! No excuses.  To be fair to him he hasn’t got a start against any of these minnows in the last year but still has 3 goals but I’d like to see a big game.

Wotherspoon too - he deserves a shot here.  29 and almost 500 career pro matches.. lets see what he can bring.

Laryea is being given a shot to win the spot outright.

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