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  1. 32 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    So now that’s it’s official. Liam will play the 2nd half left wing. First ever Canadian to EVER play for Liverpool fc first team yes in a preseason friendly but still...
  2. 25 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Sat on this all day yesterday should get on in the 2nd half!! proud is not the word. A young Canadian boy from Brampton... https://www.liverpoolfc.com/amp/news/first-team/356372-liam-millar-in-liverpool-squad-for-bradford-friendly?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=TwitterWebsiteCards&utm_content=Digital&utm_campaign=LFCTwitterCards&__twitter_impression=true
  3. 19 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Loan move pending...
  4. 19 points
    @CanadaFan123 I'm calling it now: ZBG & David to each score an own-goal. Jems Geffrard & Mikaël Cantave to each score an own-goal. The game will be tied 2-2. Then Placide will get injured, Haiti will then sub on Josué Duverger who will then proceed to throw the ball into his own net, allowing Canada to win 3-2. Yay!
  5. 19 points
    Jith12

    Gold Cup 2019

    Pretty awesome quote from Doneil Henry at a press conference:
  6. 18 points
    BLennard

    Axel Desjardins

    Got some pretty interesting news...or speculation if you may say so. All senior keepers from last season have left the club due to transfers and contract expiries with no resignings in sight. So right now, they're left with three young keepers: - Simone Barone (1999) who was at the club last year as third/fourth keeper but didn't play a single minute; - Titas Kaprikas (1999), a Lithuanian who've they just signed from Sampdoria this summer on a free transfer according to transfermarkt. He played last season for their Primavera squad who was in one higher division than Spezia's. He played 10 games, only conceding 5 with 7 clean sheets, and that is for a mid-table side, which is pretty impressive stat wise; -Axel Desjardins (2000), the youngest of the 3, but the one who played the most minutes last season. He was also given the jersey number 12 ever since he has made bench appearances for the senior squad. And lately he has been all over Spezia social media for their pre-season training. I've also checked Italian soccer sites and news and Spezia were only linked with an old 38 years old keeper from Palermo but in the last weeks, he decided to sign elsewhere. So the way things are shaping, all the keeping pressure for this season is going to be put on these three, which I find kind of risky to be honest, but not my say lol. Honestly, if Desjardins does end up sharing some game time or even becoming the starter for a Serie B side at his age and for a keeper, this is f***ing impressive and amazing. We'll have to keep a closer eye on this situation, because I am well aware that the transfer window is still open and well alive. But there is hope!
  7. 18 points
    TFC07

    Gold Cup 2019

    And Hondruas are officially eliminated from the tournament.
  8. 16 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Lfc u23s beat Hearts first team today in a behind closed door friendly. Liam got a goal and an assist...
  9. 16 points
    York9 doesn't fill their stadium if that was a regular league game against an MLS reserve team. USL should be a pretty clear warning that the CPL should not allow reserve teams in.
  10. 16 points
    Gold Cup Quarter Final Viewing Parties Events across Canada - Here ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Here we go fellow V's!!! The KO round of the Gold Cup that we have all been waiting for is finally here. My thoughts: 1) Haiti played excellent last night, they are fast, strong, athletic, well coached and for the most part organized. Kudos to Haiti to take the 3 points from Costa Rica and win the group. Nothing to take away from Haiti but should be noted Costa Rica rested two of their regular starting defenders on yellows. 2) Aside from some minor knocks and a few heavy legs, I think the squad moral is quite high and injury free going into the KO rounds. I think the Haitians will carry more fatigue into this game then us. I think the final 20-25 mins of this game, really favors us thanks to depth and squad rotation. #loadmanagement 3) I noticed Haiti struggled at times defending the crosses into box. A Costa Rican was left wide open essentially in the middle of the box on a cross in extra time and skied a beauty chance to tie it. I think we have an excellent oprotunity to exploit them on crosses. 4) Player depth is great and vs Haiti I would like a very fast and strong backline. Davies, Cornelius, Henry, ZBG... I could see him going back to MAK at LB though, even Hutch at CB, but above is my preferred back 4. 5) I would like us to continue with our 4-3-3, felt this has been when we have looked our best. That formation works fine vs Haiti. 6) I think we keep the same front 6 as Cuba except Piette in the middle, I would start Hutch there. That has MaK and Piette coming off the bench, which is crazy. Might make sense, midfield workload is going to be massive this game. I predict a very fast paced game. 7) If Herdman goes with MAK at LB who does he leave off from the front 3? Davies as a sub for Hoilett could also be breathtaking. 😎 Interesting match-up most thought for sure it would be Costa Rica but Haiti it is. I put Haiti in a similar pool as Jamaica, T&T, Curacao and now even Bermuda. Haiti are still a very dangerous team and they are going to be beyond fired up to beat us coming off the upset of the tourny so far. My bad everyone for the long post, went a bit overboard, lots of talking points and I'm beyond fired up, honestly can't wait.
  11. 15 points
    Blackdude

    Cyle Larin

    Larin to Zulte Waregem confirmed. EDIT: It's a 1 year loan with an option to buy.
  12. 14 points
    NorthBayfan001

    CPL General

    Someone just randomly asked me about my Forge FC kit today the corner store. Asked about watching the games and I told him about the package on CBC. Said he'll have to check them out since the EPL is off tv. Felt really cool that someone asked about it.
  13. 14 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

  14. 14 points
    CPL must have earned some eyeballs tonight. Three good games.
  15. 14 points
    jtpc

    Gold Cup 2019

    Jonathan David's 6 goals, the most of any player in the tournament! Congratulations to Jonathan on winning the Golden Boot! 😃
  16. 14 points
    Obinna

    Gold Cup 2019

    Yeah, people have been saying don't sleep on Curaçao. They were right! Any team with half of it's squad playing professional football in the top two tiers of Dutch football is going to be respectable in concacaf. By the way, maybe it's the fact Canada are killing it, but this has to be one of the best Gold Cups thus far: - Curaçao making the knockout round - Martinique fighting back against Mexico for a 3-2 loss - Honduras failing to get out from their group, then pummeling their rivals El Salvador to send them out too. - Bermuda gets their first win and Guyana their first point. - The lack of draws and a plethora of goals - no VAR = a free-flowing competition = not getting itself all tied into knots like the Copa America. Honestly, the only blemish is the Cuba situation, but that transcends the realm of football. It's a geo-political problem - and they did qualify fair and square. It is what it is. @Canadian Soccer Fan I disagree about the 8 team tournament. 16 is clean and entertaining. There were some massive scorelines, but that was mostly down to Cuba and their situation is unique. T&T had a big loss too, which shows it can happen to the traditional "hex" teams as well.
  17. 14 points
    LeoH037

    Jonathan David

    Canada also played minnows often when guys like DERO were on the field... and he still wasn't scoring at the rate David is. The last time Canada's senior team played Cuba, it was in Toronto in cold temperature against a Cuba team that had mostly defected... and still they only managed to get 3 goals. Give credit where credit is due. David is the real deal (or are you forgetting his killer instinct for the world to see in that steal and assist against Mexico?). He is only 19 and no where near close to his prime.
  18. 14 points
    Norrin Radd

    Kamal Miller

    Earns his first senior cap as a substitute against Cuba at the Gold Cup.
  19. 13 points
    Bertuzzi44

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    If anything, this was one of the strongest Canadian teams we have seen in a long time. Two young superstars in Davies and David, an on form LigaMX striker, very good MLS players like Kaye, Osorio and Henry, a Premier league winger, and players playing at good levels like Arfield at Rangers and Hutchinson/Larin at Besiktas. That is another reason why the loss to Haiti hurts.
  20. 13 points
    Imagine if we had gone all out and beaten Mexico and then got Costa Rica anyways - then lost. I'd have to take a sabbatical from this message board.
  21. 12 points
  22. 12 points
    At CPL's early year one stage, games where the opposition is an established and well know high level pro team will draw more favorably for the lesser known first year CPL clubs more often than not, especially in a competition like the Voyageurs Cup. There won't be any "working more closely" between USA's D1 MLS and Canada's D1 Canadian Premier League and there doesn't need to be, each is and will continue to do their own thing. The American MLS isn't interested in working with the CPL and could care less about Canada's cup competition, they'd only be interested in putting farm/reserve teams in the CPL which would basically be a death blow for Canada's new league, a reason why CPL wants no MLS reserve or affiliate teams in its league, and rightfully so.
  23. 12 points
    Gian-Luca

    The Road to Qatar.

    I think Concacaf have to kick Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana out of Nations League & Gold Cup if they are going to use this system for WCQ in the future. Would that be unfair on those teams? For sure. But its unfair for any team that plays and beats them if they are kept in given the new ridiculous over-emphasis on FIFA rankings which matches against them do not count towards. I can only think of one team that has had two victories against that trio of teams this year and by a combined score of 8-1, now who would that be.......?
  24. 12 points
    Gian-Luca

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    It is an excellent interview (other than the audio quality of the call) and crucially for me, as KJ and Caldwell indicate after the interview is done, Herdman admits that he needs to learn from his mistakes as well, which is what I wanted to hear from him after this setback. If he had pointed the finger elsewhere I'd be more inclined to join the chorus pushing for his dismissal. Lots of insight, specifics and detail here, and my only complaint is that this sort of interview with a national team coach ought to be at a much more mainstream level than done via a private podcast from two guys from TSN doing this in their spare time (that's not a complaint against KJ & Caldwell who have done really well here, but a shot at our media in general).
  25. 12 points
    Dare I suggest a player by player report card of overall performance in the gold cup and potential going forward... just looking to distract from the result and try to look forward. May get messy but thought I’d try my hand at starting a topic... Suggested Restrictions rating out of 10 1 sentence comment no rants per player next cycle yes or no Try to be positive and deal in facts. Try. Before anyone says I won’t give an opinion on anyone else I’m biased lol . My opinion on LM was he did well when he came on. Looked lively and made an impact. Clearly I would have liked him to play more but he is young and very happy to be involved in his first int tournament for Canada. I spoke to him today and he was disappointed and felt he could have made a difference. But understands his role and is happy to keep working hard and try to get in the team. He’s in for the long game. . Liam is hoping to join LFC first team on their USA tour in a few weeks. Will know in the next week or so.
  26. 12 points
    dyslexic nam

    Herdman new head coach

    The coach can be blamed because his chatter about a new culture of resiliency was show to be a farce when we completely crumbled against a weak team while still in the lead. He can be blamed for substitutions that are baffling at best, incompetent at worst. He can be blamed for rationalizing a lack of friendlies that clearly led to us being ill-prepared for a major tournament. He can be blamed for player selections in the squad that left us vulnerable in ways that every person in this board was aware of.
  27. 12 points
    Lol, minor hiccup, everything will be fine. I put this in the same category as Belgium just failing to qualify for EURO 2012, a young promising, up and coming team that just needed to learn a harsh lesson or two before they actually turned into a force. Truer words cannot be said. Do you actually intricately watch the sport or is it just entertainment? An excuse to have a few drinks with your mates maybe? Do you see the intricate passing, the composure, technical ability on display, the level of play? Or did you not even watch the game and just saw the score? I ask because if you don't see the clear progression in our national team, I don't know what to say to you. Yes, we lost, so what? We showed we were the much better team but two defensive blunders brought the opposition back into it, nothing more. I am more than pleased with the progress we have made so far and it's only going to get better. We have barely scratched the surface here people. We're just getting started. Let's try again in September with the Nation's league.
  28. 11 points
    Ian Kennedy

    Scott Kennedy

    Highlights from 2018-2019 season. Scott is #2. Pretty good video (not the best music choices 😳).
  29. 11 points
    spitfire

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Yes and a few other shows including Peaky Blinders. I’m currently on Outlander(or 50 shades of tartan as it’s known... ) A fun video to share Liam is in with the first team for pre season... he’s in the front between Milner and Henderson...
  30. 11 points
    Dominic94

    Sergio Camargo

    Is no one excited that already these “diamonds in the rough” are emerging or re-emerging ? The Can PL is serving it’s purpose
  31. 11 points
    Here’s the story that stands out for me: Milan Borjan is supposed to be a leader and completely destroyed his young defenders confidence. Why? I don’t know but it’s the second time this year he’s put us in a bad spot with a mistake.. luckily vs FG we recovered, today we couldn’t. He had time to clear that back pass and for whatever reason tried to be fancy with it. To show up the Haitian and his young defender? I can’t think of a reason that ball wasn’t cleared and it’s the second time I’m saying that in 5 matches now. Then he yells at the defender.. Piss poor leadership from our second most experienced player on the pitch. We are a young team and a “leader” didn’t lead tonight and it mentally lead to us falling apart IMO. ** notwithstanding the fact that Godinho shouldn’t have been a starter in this tournament anyway as I questioned pre-game.
  32. 11 points
    Blackdude

    Jonathan David

    https://www.qub.radio/balado?id=54ba9c91-b4ab-4691-ab10-aa1d016e1e0e&episode=e7f81c09-5e0b-40db-a983-aa780100a401 Interview with XI MTL. He mentions that he wants to stay in Gent for another year and he never considered MLS.
  33. 11 points
    Norrin Radd

    Fikayo Tomori

    England crashed out of the Euro U21s with two losses and a tie. I believe this marks the end of his youth career for England. Hopefully he might consider other options after the dust settles. I'm sure Nigeria are going to try to convince him to switch but he could be a big part of a very strong core of young players if he decides to join Canada. Let's see if Herdman is as good a salesman as I think he is.
  34. 11 points
    4 years ago we played Costa Rica, El Salvador and Jamaica in the group stage. Yes we have improved but let's keep some perspective. The Gold Cup's expansion to 16 has made our road to the knockouts much easier. I like where we are headed but we have not really proven anything yet. Will be interesting to see how we perform in the pressure of a knockout match against an experienced opponent.
  35. 11 points
    I want us to start with 1 goalkeeper and 10 outfield players. If not, I riot.
  36. 10 points
    Pottsy3

    Axel Desjardins

    While I appreciate the optimism, these situations don’t sound all that different of a Roberto Stillo of 5 years ago. So maybe pump the brakes about being “set in goal”
  37. 10 points
    maplebanana

    The Road to Qatar.

    sorry to spam the board with more math, but in case I don't have time to calculate the points, I made a plot that you can look it up: I limited it to -500 ... +500 because there are no teams 500 better or 500 worse than us right now. As you can see, the plot asymptotically approaches 0 for beating really bad teams, and approaches the multiplier value for beating really good teams. The multipliers here just scale the whole curve, and the points gained for beating the same rank as you is exactly 0.5 x multiplier. Hope this helps.
  38. 10 points
    Finally we can say to the naysayers, there is your proof. WIn or lose these series, the CPL teams can hang with the MLS clubs. It isnt bush league sem-pro, low wage sunday ball. Nobody got humiliated and both MLS teams were lucky not to be down a goal going home. Maybe some of the "snobs" will get off their ass and forgo watching foreign leagues, and we can keep some of this momentum going for the teams that have been struggling to get fans out.
  39. 10 points
    SkuseisLoose

    The Road to Qatar.

    So if this is true it’s the biggest piece of concacaf ******** in the history of ******* concacaf. All but 6 teams ****** before it even starts. Concacaf just wants to guarantee all the teams they want are in the hex and no upset is possible, the pieces of ****. If this is the format I ******* hope there uproar from the other 29 associations and from the 6 who will make it. If this is true victor Mongalini should step down for being the biggest clown in the history of ******* Concacaf. ****.
  40. 10 points
    narduch

    The Voyageurs

    I didn't think someone could top the post calling Herdman racist, but here we are....
  41. 10 points
    I always wear Canada/Voyageurs gear to our Canada Day family picnic as I will today, it just would have been so nice to have the anticipation of a semi final match with Mexico looming instead of having to explain to everyone how we completely fell apart and threw away a great opportunity against a team we should have beaten! Happy Canada Day everyone!
  42. 10 points
    dyslexic nam

    The Road to Qatar.

    I think people deserve a 24 hr grace period after last night where the dumb, ignorant, or just generally mindless comments get written off as being clouded by red rage.
  43. 10 points
    What the **** is this guy talking about? We weren't ready for their physicality? Really? Take some damn responsibility before you completely lose that locker room. And wtf were those softball, lazy questions from reporters? No one thought to question him on his idiotic subs and not even using the last one?
  44. 10 points
    Herdman is a phoney. Get the fuc k out
  45. 10 points
    Until we prove it on the pitch I pay zero attention to the rhetoric. Half the posters here already has us as #2 in CONCACAF - we haven’t beaten ANYONE. Full stop.
  46. 10 points
    In this interview, he says that if Montreal doesn't offer him a good contract, he's open to go back to Europe as he's only 24. He would go back only for a top tier like Ligue 1. Seems like David talked to him a lot about Belgium as he mentioned it. He also said that England would fit his physical style of play. Hoping he goes to Europe
  47. 10 points
    Translation: this doesn't fit my narrative.
  48. 10 points
    narduch

    CPL new teams speculation

    My prediction is that we will never see promotion/relegation.
  49. 10 points
    admin

    Gold Cup 2019

    Careful, this is dangerously close to suggesting things happen for actual reasons.
  50. 10 points
    Reign

    Fikayo Tomori

    He would solidify us as a top 4 Concacaf team.
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