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  1. El Hombre

    Steven Vitória

    I am so fucking pissed right now...
    4 points
  2. Exactly. And I'm tired of people giving players a pass for this. It's bull shit that guys like Vitoria, Hargreaves and now Chris Twardek claim that because they weren't identified at 15, 16, 17 or 18 than there's something wrong with the CSA. Maybe they didn't develop into players worthy of identification until they were late teens. It's an excuse to justify their actions.
    3 points
  3. Lord Bob

    Steven Vitória

    If you say something bad about Sydney Leroux you're racist.
    3 points
  4. Lord Bob

    Steven Vitória

    Fuck Vitoria, and fuck us for being so spineless as to accept him. But I'm going to focus on the new players like Farago, Irving, and Dixon who aren't pieces of shit.
    3 points
  5. Very true about depth. As hard as I've been on him the last few posts and regardless of whether I want him on the team, he's currently on the team and when he puts on the jersey I'll support him. It will be interesting to see where he ends up club wise.
    2 points
  6. I'm admittedly conflicted about several of our new players. But that aside, if one of the things people judge the CSA on is getting players with multiple options to commit to Canada, they are currently on fire like they never have been before.
    2 points
  7. BrennanFan

    Steven Vitória

    it is what it is. he'll have to play hard and bring his best to get any minutes for us in a meaningful game. i'll support him as i will any player who wears our kit. but the stunt he pulled in 07 remains one of the more bitter slaps in the face canadian soccer has ever received. I will remember.
    2 points
  8. @Blackdude if Vitória ever reaches 3 goals for the MNT (and therefore moves beyond the "Friend zone"), do you think @El Hombre will let him into his heart?
    2 points
  9. If you did tweet it, then post it here.
    2 points
  10. Looking a bit more at Guadalajara. That article says he was on trial with the second team, took a look and the B team is in 5th tier in Castille but leading their division, on course for a promotion into 3rd division, one below 2B. So I could see Cantave being there to help the lower level team promote as well as add to the first team, could move around. While 5th would be a step down, from where he was, in u-19, it is fine if it is how he can get minutes vs senior men for the first time, esp since that team is doing very well. For me looks pretty win-win.
    2 points
  11. "To have all this happen and then in my hometown it's something really special for me and my family," http://www.thestar.com/sports/2007/06/29/portuguese_star_happy_to_play_at_home.html Boy, with all the games we've played at BMO since 2007, he has really missed out on plenty of special moments for him and his family.
    1 point
  12. Lord Bob

    Steven Vitória

    Oh, we understood the reality of the situation perfectly. He looked out for himself, fucked his country for personal gain, didn't even have the basic moral fibre to regret it or the elementary dignity to stick to his decision, and I will call him a piece of shit because that's exactly what he is.
    1 point
  13. Acid-Tone

    Steven Vitória

    As I remember it, he was called into the Portuguese U20 team months before the CSA ever reached out to him. He was playing in Portugal, for FC Porto's youth team at the time.
    1 point
  14. Lord Bob

    Steven Vitória

    Why? What apology has he given, what contrition has he shown, what sign has there been that this is anything other than a man accepting he'll never play for Portugal? Why would you forgive someone who does not regret?
    1 point
  15. Obinna

    Steven Vitória

    That's all you could come up with? You're certainly off your game today my friend! I guess you're still fuming lol In all seriousness though, come on guys. I understand that Mr. Vitoria hurt your feelings back in 2007, but that was nearly a decade ago. It's time to move on.
    1 point
  16. El Hombre

    Steven Vitória

    Y'know what, you're right. Everybody is wonderful. I hope all games end in ties so that no one gets discouraged. Let's expand the World Cup to be 200 teams because all the players are unique snowflakes and they all deserve to get to play in the big game. Let's all hug.
    1 point
  17. jpg75

    Hanson Boakai

    That's a good club situation for him if he signs. The Croatian style emphasizes speed and technique so should be a good fit for him. Would imagine he'll push into the first team quickly as the B team plays in the third division which is probably about the level of semi-pro, like CSL (a lot of Serbs and Croats that came here were 2nd and 3rd division players) from a few years ago.
    1 point
  18. TBH I'm happy he will be in camp now so that all the negative feelings are vented; when the March roster comes out it will be all about happy dreams and Arfield!
    1 point
  19. A_Gagne

    Hanson Boakai

    I'm of two minds on this one... With respect to the club: Hadjuk Split is a club with a great reputation, and consistently one of the top clubs in the Balkans. With respect to the location: For a guy who's reported to have "maturity issues", I'm not sure one of the party capitals of Europe is an ideal place for him. We'll see how this turns out.
    1 point
  20. Obinna

    Jamar Dixon

    Congrats to him on his first call up!
    1 point
  21. Blackdude

    Steven Vitória

    If Vitoria apologizes to El Hombre in person and do that, then maybe he will in 10 years.
    1 point
  22. shermanator

    Hanson Boakai

    I like the move if it works out. If Boakai is going to settle with a B squad, I would rather see it in Europe than anywhere in Canada.
    1 point
  23. shermanator

    Hanson Boakai

    I'm guessing this is what you meant to link, Jahinho. Looks like Boakai is trialling at Hajduk Split in Croatia. https://twitter.com/CroSports_/status/690569270670028800
    1 point
  24. You've been at it for a while then, haven't you?
    1 point
  25. Here is a video of Cantave in action for Getafe U19 last season against Atletico Madrid. Watch the first 30 seconds, he scores a great goal... looks to be pretty technically skilled but this video doesn't show much other than that. CD Guadalajara is a great move for him. At 19 it's time to start playing against men and he has every opportunity to see first team minutes at a good level (good enough for Piette to get called). I remember Riki from when JDG was at Deportivo.. pretty good player.
    1 point
  26. theaub

    Daniel Haber

    I'm now imagining Haber going on birthright and just randomly deciding to stay in Israel to play pro soccer.
    1 point
  27. Toje

    Charlie Trafford

    10 minute interview with Trafford from Korona Kielce
    1 point
  28. You have got it right for all three players, perfect. What about that goalkeeper who was in France, went to play in Barcelona, and now is in Granada youth team, forgot his name? Spain pyramid is: 1-one national division 2A- one national division 2B-four national divisions, multi-regional These tiers are run by the Spanish Federation. 3-18 national divisions, corresponding to official political regions (except Andalusia with two), whose federations run everything from 3rd down. From the respective 3rd division for each Autonomous Community down, each region decides how to organize things and wht to call the divisions. The most typical name is Regional Preferente, then 1st Regional, 2nd Regional. In Catalonia, for example, after 3rd they call their divisions 1st Catalana, 2nd Catalana, etc, down to fourth. There are usually no more than 8 tiers in organized adult football with promotion and relegation, some regions have 7.
    1 point
  29. jpg75

    Daniel Haber

    Daniel Haber turns 24 this year, if he's going to end up with VWFC2 then he should go back to Europe.
    1 point
  30. toontownman

    Daniel Haber

    Think you are thinking of Marcus rather than Daniel. To add to the confusion Marcus was linked to the caps a lot this time last season and last summer I think! Might end up in VWC2
    1 point
  31. I can tell you're not on Twitter much when you're retweeting my Halifax King of Donair pic from days ago
    1 point
  32. Yeah, my bad. I saw it from that user first; I should have been more thorough.
    1 point
  33. I'm not on twitter much; but I usually check Canucks Abroad first. Must have missed your post this time, my bad! I am worthy of public shaming!
    1 point
  34. Ben's not on Twitter very much. Everyone has their preferred media platform(s). Don't be so bossy you humourless German!!
    1 point
  35. You know @canucks_abroad posted this on Twitter 10 hours ago right? If you don't follow us, and you are interested in this kind of thing, please do. Our coverage these days is almost comprehensive.
    1 point
  36. Lars Hirschfeld's career is NOT OVER folks! He's just signed with KFUM Oslo (2nd division Norway but called 1.divisjon). http://www.aftenposten.no/100Sport/fotball/forstediv/Keeperen-hevet-millionlonn-i-Valerenga-Na-er-han-klar-for-dugnadsklubben-KFUM-676207_1.snd (thanks to @ BrilliantOranje on twitter for the find)
    1 point
  37. Cantave, that is a very good move, I am impressed. That is a leap for him, if he gets minutes he is automatically worth looking at for our seniors since this is the level Piette plays at. The article says he trains this week and will be officially presented next. Guadalajara is an important provincial capital that has stagnated in recent decades, the team is in Group 2 of 2B, where there are no historical powerhouses and the only team that is really technical is the Real Madrid B team; there are Basque sides and Castillian and it is a physical group. Lots of these teams would have problems in 2A and lots have experienced journeymen. Arenas de Getxo is a founding team of Spanish 1st division, in 1929, but is now small. Guadalajara too have a small stadium and are not really ready to play in a higher division either. Their goal is to stay in this one and enjoy themselves. I was going through their roster and they have very good, smart signings, some others from Getafe and other Madrid area teams, players from other strong 2B sides in their division, a guy from their own academy. A Korean and a Japanese player. A young keeper from Valencia. Then some senior experience, like Marqués who was at NY Cosmos this year, or striker Riki, who was at Deportivo for 6-7 years and scored a lot, and Granada last year, a 35 year old with 1st division experience. They only show 3 strikers and have scored very little compared to other mid table teams, so Cantave looks to give them a sub with speed and possibilities to get past rivals and cross in, get a look on goal, I think if they've signed him he'll get minutes quickly if he can prove his pace is right and stays healthy.
    1 point
  38. Addona

    Bryan Cristante

    Now if only Arfield can throw in some stinkers these next couple of weeks, we're set!
    1 point
  39. Addona

    Bryan Cristante

    YES! So, you're saying we have a shot at this guy ...
    1 point
  40. The gig is in Phoenix, the USL franchise wants to go MLS at some point, he leads the soccer side, it may not be such a bad spot and might not have been as big a salary drop as some might think. In any case coaching careers involve movement down, up, or sideways better to be working at a pro club then sitting in a CSA office twiddling thumbs with a title given for past glory. Remember Floro won't be around after this cycle so maybe a MNT return .... though I think there are better candidates for that spot when it opens up again.
    1 point
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