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Canada vs Bermuda - March 25th 8pm EST/5pm Pacific

Exploria Stadium Orlando Florida

(Why the CSA didn't schedule this match at 7:15pm EST instead of 8pm is beyond me! There will be an overlap with our Olympic Qualifying match which starts at 9:30pm EST, see: https://www.concacaf.com/en/olympics-qualifying-men/article/2020-concacaf-men-s-olympic-qualifying-preliminary-rosters-confirmed )

 

 

Now that we finally have a fixed game we need a thread for it!

 

The FIFA regulations can be found here:

https://img.fifa.com/image/upload/ytkbpnxyvcghx6bebesv.pdf

We will can have up to 5 subs through 3 opportunities. 

 

 

Anything generally related to other CONCACAF teams and WCQ in general can stay here: 

https://www.canadiansoccernews.com/forums/topic/76918-the-road-to-qatar/

 

 

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FFS on the start time. Plus One Soccer is so damn cheap you still can pause or rewind live streams so we will have to either come into the olympic game late or leave the Bermuda game early. 

Although I think I have been able to watch one soccer on two different devices at the same time before? 

So... Cavallini up top then?

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I still question whether all players listed in the preliminary OQ roster should be omitted from our speculation. All the players who miss out on the final squad would theoretically be available.

Nonetheless, I will do so until we get the final squad sorted out.

Goal Keepers - Borjan, Crepeau, Leutwiler

Defenders - Laryea, Johnston, Miller, Henry, Vitoria, Kennedy, Adekugbe

Midfielders - Osorio, Kaye, Piette, Eustaquio, Millar, Davies, Bustos, Wotherspoon

Forwards - David, Larin, Akindele

To explain some non-OQ omissions: Hoilett (injured), Cavallini (suspended), Arfield & Hutchinson (rested), James & Didic (not selected)

 

 

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Goalies: Borjan, Crepeau, Leutwiler 

Fullbacks: Laryea, Johnston, Adkugbe, Cordova

CBs: Henry, Kennedy, Miller, James, Vitoria

Midfield: Hutchinson, Eustaquio, MAK, Piette, Oso, 

Wings: Davies, Hoilett, Millar

FW: Larin, David,

yes I’m missing a forward. Yes it is “he who shall not be named in this thread” because he will be there for the game bs Cayman Islands

edit: Cordova could be replaced with Waterman

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I think losing home field advantage is actually a big blow, we play our best games in Canada!  Unfortunate but understandable.  Hope we are able to get some retribution for the last game at Exploria that a bunch of us attended!

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Bermuda know who they are.  They play the exact same way every single game.  They are pragmatic to the extreme.  They have their bunker and counter game down to an art form.  They will frustrate us. 

Their game, however, depends on their big man up top.  Nahki Wells is a damn good hold up man, he can be effective with little service and will finish his chances.  He plays for Bristol in the Championship right now and was previously with Burnley in the Premier League.  Based on his recent play with Bermuda, I'd go as far as to say he is one of the very best strikers in Concacaf.  In the past couple years he has scored against El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico.  

This will be a tight game regardless.  I would be more than satisfied with a 1-0 win.   

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7 minutes ago, trc2014 said:

I think losing home field advantage is actually a big blow, we play our best games in Canada!  Unfortunate but understandable.  Hope we are able to get some retribution for the last game at Exploria that a bunch of us attended!

I do find we play pretty well in the gold cup though. Hopefully this game has that vibe. 

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Bermuda might be able to call their UK based players. UK has a 10 day quarantine but they also have an Elite Sportsperson exemption. 

I figure we should also be able to call a nearly full squad but may be forced to use additional domestic based players for our match against Caymans

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1 hour ago, trc2014 said:

I think losing home field advantage is actually a big blow, we play our best games in Canada!  Unfortunate but understandable.  Hope we are able to get some retribution for the last game at Exploria that a bunch of us attended!

Going back to 2010, we have played 17 games in Ontario, 7 in Florida, 4 in BC, 2 in Quebec and 1 in Alberta.  So it is almost like a home game!

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2 hours ago, Dominic94 said:

This game will be a tough one, I think we’ll be lucky to escape with more than a 2-0 win. 

I've got a bad feeling about this game.  I watched all of Bermuda's games in the Gold Cup and Nations League.  They're no mugs.  Pace at all positions and a quality striker.  

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10 minutes ago, CanadianSoccerFan said:

I've got a bad feeling about this game.  I watched all of Bermuda's games in the Gold Cup and Nations League.  They're no mugs.  Pace at all positions and a quality striker.  

Tbh if we lose its Herdmans head.

 

im a little worried about our MLS guys, just the fitness.

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If Bermuda like to sit back and try to counter with speed I'm going with this 11.

Millar-david-larin

Hutch-eustaquio-arfield

Davies-kennedy-vitoria-laryea

Borjan

Is Henry going to be fit? If so I'd consider starting him. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"I don’t see Herdman taking any gambles with his selection. These are the two biggest matches of his managerial career thus far. As others have pointed out Bermuda is a threat. "

If Arfield showed up at Florida, that would be a clear sign he is not gambling. 

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