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Canada vs Iceland - Jan 15th (Camp Poutine Match #3)

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Caldwell & KJ latest podcast. Given Caldwell is an assitant, lots of tidbits on recent camp which is about half the podcast.

https://kj-caldwell-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/mls-inside-canmnt-camp-tfc-search-for-a-dp-inbeom-the-whitecaps

Caldwell liked Brym for being fluid; Bassong for being quick and can play either side, Nelson surprised him given his age but started off shy; Borges first camp, a bit quiet and needed time to learn system but came on towards end; Didic had advantage of being in second camp; Fraser was exceptional and Vanney must need to see this - Fraser chewing out Akindenle shows he has what it takes.

A lot of the debutants and other u23s now need to make a mark at the club level - become starters. Crepeau showed good leadership. Miller one for the future for true leadership - could be one of the best MLS CB down the line. Tesho & Tos helping to bring along Nelson & Schaffleburg. Cav says culture is now real in team to KJ. 

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1 hour ago, red card said:

Caldwell & KJ latest podcast. Given Caldwell is an assitant, lots of tidbits on recent camp which is about half the podcast.

https://kj-caldwell-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/mls-inside-canmnt-camp-tfc-search-for-a-dp-inbeom-the-whitecaps

Caldwell liked Brym for being fluid; Bassong for being quick and can play either side, Nelson surprised him given his age but started off shy; Borges first camp, a bit quiet and needed time to learn system but came on towards end; Didic had advantage of being in second camp; Fraser was exceptional and Vanney must need to see this - Fraser chewing out Akindenle shows he has what it takes.

A lot of the debutants and other u23s now need to make a mark at the club level - become starters. Crepeau showed good leadership. Miller one for the future for true leadership - could be one of the best MLS CB down the line. Tesho & Tos helping to bring along Nelson & Schaffleburg. Cav says culture is now real in team to KJ. 

The only thing I want to know:  how many times did Caldwell use "quality" to describe these players?

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1 hour ago, red card said:

Caldwell & KJ latest podcast. Given Caldwell is an assitant, lots of tidbits on recent camp which is about half the podcast.

https://kj-caldwell-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/mls-inside-canmnt-camp-tfc-search-for-a-dp-inbeom-the-whitecaps

Caldwell liked Brym for being fluid; Bassong for being quick and can play either side, Nelson surprised him given his age but started off shy; Borges first camp, a bit quiet and needed time to learn system but came on towards end; Didic had advantage of being in second camp; Fraser was exceptional and Vanney must need to see this - Fraser chewing out Akindenle shows he has what it takes.

A lot of the debutants and other u23s now need to make a mark at the club level - become starters. Crepeau showed good leadership. Miller one for the future for true leadership - could be one of the best MLS CB down the line. Tesho & Tos helping to bring along Nelson & Schaffleburg. Cav says culture is now real in team to KJ. 

Caldwell had a lot of amazing comments on Fraser's performance from camp.  But it sounds like the two players chewing each other out were two Icelandic players that was in reaction from Fraser's pass to Akindele.  Caldwell wants young players to understand the standards that these Icelandic players demonstrate by showing their emotion and the excellence that they demand from one another even in a closed door friendly with a "B" squad.

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Caldwell also said something interesting about Gutierrez..

KJ talks about Cristian and says he was picked up by Vancouver (which we all know) and in that dialog he mentions that he's eligible for Canada, but as he continues to talk, Caldwell says under his breath ..."kinda". It's around the 26:10 mark of the podcast.

Perhaps this means that Cristian doesn't yet have a passport. Being an assistant, Caldwell would be up on the situation, so my guess is that he is not yet eligible  but the CSA is on top of the situation.

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11 minutes ago, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

Passport? or one-time switch has not yet been filed?

Probably the latter actually.

Now that I think about it, he probably has a passport considering he is playing for Vancouver.

Then again, if it is a matter of a one-time switch, he wouldn't be "kinda" eligible, he would simply be eligible, no? 

I guess it depends on how we interpret it? Technically he is eligable to play for Canada or Chile, as he was born here, but he is also technically ineligible for Canada if he needs to file a one-time switch to play for us.

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14 minutes ago, Obinna said:

Probably the latter actually.

Now that I think about it, he probably has a passport considering he is playing for Vancouver.

Then again, if it is a matter of a one-time switch, he wouldn't be "kinda" eligible, he would simply be eligible, no? 

I guess it depends on how we interpret it? Technically he is eligable to play for Canada or Chile, as he was born here, but he is also technically ineligible for Canada if he needs to file a one-time switch to play for us.

"KInda" probably doesn't refer to "can he play for Canada", rather more of "does he actually want to play for Canada". 

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