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USL to CPL Canadians for 2020?

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On 10/26/2019 at 2:08 PM, Ian Kennett said:

I was wondering about the Canadians playing in the USL and which of them would or should or could be good candidates to play in the CPL next season. Your comments or hopes? (source: USL website)

Karl Ouimette, Indy 11

Tyler Pasher, Indy 11                        Mathieu Laurent, Birmingham

Brian Wright, Birmingham               Jordan Schweitzer, Colorado Springs

Drew Beckie, El Paso                        Zachary Ellis-Hayden, Fresno

Luca Ucello, Memphis                      Darrin MacLeod, North Carolina

Alex Comsia, North Carolina           Alessandro Riggi, Phoenix

Ryan James, Pittsburgh                   Keven Aleman, Sacramento

Paris Gee, St Louis                            Mastanabal Kacher, St. Louis

Jonathan Viscosi, San Antonio        Malik Johnson, Tampa Bay

Andrew MacRae, Tulsa                     Nicholas Prasad, Tulsa

Mallan Roberts, Tulsa                      Callum Montomery, North Texas (L1)

James Dell, Chattanooga (L1)        Brandon John, Orlando B (L1)

 

Just to add a few more:  Bradley Kamdem (Saint Louis), Jeff Addai (Tulsa), Frantzly Zephirin (Tulsa)

Nicholas Prasad (Tulsa) has been capped by Fiji.. so technically Guyanese-Canadian Jordan Dover (Pittsburgh) is another guy we could add in there.

Together with Ottawa's Canadians that's a fairly large pool.

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On ‎10‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 2:08 PM, Ian Kennett said:

I was wondering about the Canadians playing in the USL and which of them would or should or could be good candidates to play in the CPL next season. Your comments or hopes? (source: USL website)

Karl Ouimette, Indy 11

Tyler Pasher, Indy 11                        Mathieu Laurent, Birmingham

Brian Wright, Birmingham               Jordan Schweitzer, Colorado Springs

Drew Beckie, El Paso                        Zachary Ellis-Hayden, Fresno

Luca Ucello, Memphis                      Darrin MacLeod, North Carolina

Alex Comsia, North Carolina           Alessandro Riggi, Phoenix

Ryan James, Pittsburgh                   Keven Aleman, Sacramento

Paris Gee, St Louis                            Mastanabal Kacher, St. Louis

Jonathan Viscosi, San Antonio        Malik Johnson, Tampa Bay

Andrew MacRae, Tulsa                     Nicholas Prasad, Tulsa

Mallan Roberts, Tulsa                      Callum Montomery, North Texas (L1)

James Dell, Chattanooga (L1)        Brandon John, Orlando B (L1)

 

There is also Jems Geffrard (Fresno FC)

Canadian born playing for Haiti

 

We probably have other players playing in the USL

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4 hours ago, Stouffvillain said:

That is probably true but I don’t think that should be the expectation. The cream of the crop after 5 years of play was picked up. While I do think L1O is a strong league there is no way all that talent was replenished in one year.  This year will be a better indication of how many L1O players can make the jump on a yearly basis. 

I would even go as far as saying next year might be more typical. I am sure there are probably a few players that went to L1O this year after seeing how it worked as a pipeline for CPL. Maksym Kowal comes to mind

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Well, with today's sad news in Ottawa, a large number of Canadian players have suddenly become free agents. Off the top of my head:

GK

  • Callum Irving
  • David Monsalve

Defenders

  • Nana Attakora
  • Carl Haworth (flexible position-wise)
  • Maxim Tissot (probably flexible position-wise)

Mids

  • Chris Manella
  • Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé
  • Antoine Coupland (15 or 16 years old)
  • Jamar Dixon

Most of these guys would be an automatic upgrade at their respective positions for many CPL teams. Wonder how many will end up signing on.

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Makes you wonder if there were some rumblings about this prior with so many CPL clubs releasing players. 

Will be very interesting to see how many join the CPL. They would all be great additions. 

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Honestly, Carl Haworth would be Best XI caliber in the CPL. A bunch of these guys are about to be able to pick and choose from several CPL teams, should they so choose. 

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31 minutes ago, PopePouri said:

All I want is Coupland to land somewhere. 

Never understood Coupland on the Fury. He hardly got any playing time. I too hope he lands somewhere but it would be better in a lower league where he can be on the first team and get big minutes.

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41 minutes ago, RS said:

Honestly, Carl Haworth would be Best XI caliber in the CPL. A bunch of these guys are about to be able to pick and choose from several CPL teams, should they so choose. 

Thats it isnt it? Some of those guys are good enough that top tier USL clubs might come knocking, and with MLS ever expanding you never know who might try for that.  

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1 hour ago, Sébastien said:

Well, with today's sad news in Ottawa, a large number of Canadian players have suddenly become free agents. Off the top of my head:

GK

  • Callum Irving
  • David Monsalve

Defenders

  • Nana Attakora
  • Carl Haworth (flexible position-wise)
  • Maxim Tissot (probably flexible position-wise)

Mids

  • Chris Manella
  • Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé
  • Antoine Coupland (15 or 16 years old)
  • Jamar Dixon

Said it yesterday in the Valour thread.  If I was Gale I would've had Irving/Monsalve, Nana and Dixon on speed dial this morning.

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Guess maybe its still too early and it seems players were as shocked as everyone else with what happened. I expect most players are still on holiday post season and will figure things out over the next month or so. There are surely some players that will be looking at Europe or other teams utilizing the January window so we should be hearing something soon. 

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2 hours ago, toontownman said:

Guess maybe its still too early and it seems players were as shocked as everyone else with what happened. I expect most players are still on holiday post season and will figure things out over the next month or so. There are surely some players that will be looking at Europe or other teams utilizing the January window so we should be hearing something soon. 

Yeah, as much as we might wish it wasn’t the case, CPL will be a fallback option for some of these guys who are hoping to use their Fury time as a springboard.  

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