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  1. 8 points
  2. For the most part, I felt that was an excellent video by Mr. de Vos and by far in my eyes, the good vastly outweighed the bad or omitted. This is just my take on it. The Good His comments in athletics about critical feedback and being honest is completely true. It's far too often lost, both on coaches and players at a young age. Highschool Football (gridiron) was the first time I actually experienced this with my coaches growing up. Every other coach before that in any other sport I played (soccer included) was pretty much "You're on the bench, or seeing limited time, or you're cut because
    6 points
  3. What are we, Wales? This is an independent country, and we should have our own league promoting our own interests. No US league will ever really care about the development of our players.
    5 points
  4. "Our system of player development is broken." Jason de Vos's keynote speech at the Ontario Soccer Summit this past weekend.
    5 points
  5. El Hombre

    2017 Gold Cup

    I don't think anyone here has a problem with moving Johnson to RB. My guess is that Will himself would have a problem with that. And when Will has a problem with things, things generally don't work out.
    4 points
  6. Its the third tier just in case anyone thinks its actually the first division. Allsvenskan Superettan Div1 Div2 ETC
    3 points
  7. Fullback

    2017 Gold Cup

    In my head I keep coming up with a lineup like this as I feel it plays to many of our player's strengths. Hoilett and Davies are both very capable at running at players and taking them on. Larin can recieve service from out left with de Jong who is our best crosser of the ball imo and Larin is no longer isloated up top with Hoilett in behind him. Defence is honestly a crapshoot with injuries and a lack of depth.
    3 points
  8. Kent

    Alphonso Davies

    Because they have to make some code changes to allow the player ratings to go up to 105!!!
    2 points
  9. Keep in mind this lecture was to people involved in Ontario Soccer, I imagine mostly coaches and technical directors of club teams. It isn't helpful to talk about how the pro teams/leagues could do more to support player development in this context. If anything that would lean towards the defensive talk that he mentioned at the beginning. By putting focus on what those other guys (pro clubs) could be doing better, it absolves the amateur clubs of responsibility for doing what they can. Again, I think this is another piece that is out of scope in this discussion. The costs are up
    2 points
  10. I'd like us to do at least one thing without involving our neighbours.
    2 points
  11. Ansem

    Voyageurs' Cup 2017

    The man could care less about Canadian Soccer.
    2 points
  12. Error Notice: This post has been placed here in error. Please ignore.
    2 points
  13. I mean, is there any other nation in the world that requires less of its pro teams with regard to domestic talent?
    2 points
  14. @adminexample #160 ; )
    2 points
  15. I should be through in edinburgh for roughly 430,theres 5-6 bars round abount easter road that will be safe enough for few beers,international football and club football is completely diff in scotland,i wouldnt dream of drinking in those pubs with a rangers shirt on before a game,but the tartan army are just there fir a good time! im happy to meet anybody round about the bars there pre-game? I actually have a small favour to ask...if anyone travelling in could pick me up a small bag of ground tim hortons coffee at the airport ill get you acouple pints before the game?i'm not going ov
    2 points
  16. As would almost everyone here. The quoted text was said in the context of a hypothetical question: if CPL doesn't come to fruition, what would be people's preferred Plan B. That is where MLS entered the picture - not as any sort of preferred option.
    1 point
  17. There are new coaching licenses that will be more relevant and more accessible. The motivation to obtain them will come from the clubs. There will be new club licenses, so if one club wants to proclaim its superiority over another it will no longer be based on u12 tournament wins, but in coaching standards.
    1 point
  18. Keegan

    2017 Gold Cup

    Ineffective? He was an MLS all-star as a wide mid for RSL. In the 2009 Gold Cup he played wide for us as well, didn't look too bad there even if the middle is his natural position.
    1 point
  19. Kent

    Voyageurs' Cup 2017

    I sure hope CPL teams prioritize the Voyageurs Cup and the CCL, because that's where we can most easily see the MLS to CPL gap. The better the results in those competitions, specifically against MLS teams, the better the CPL looks. The fact that MLS teams typically don't take the Voyageurs Cup all that seriously can help CPL's scorelines, at least until they start pushing MLS enough that MLS has to take it more seriously. It will be interesting to see how MLS teams treat the new CCL format. Teams tended to play reserves in the group stages, but take the knockout round games more seriously
    1 point
  20. dyslexic nam

    2016-17 CCL

    And most importantly, 11 PM Atlantic time
    1 point
  21. Great song. Too bad you told me what it was based on. I'm hoping to be there. Hoping to sing some songs together.
    1 point
  22. dyslexic nam

    2016-17 CCL

    So, live game coverage tonight on TSN? I better not miss this one too. And I assume (given the starting time) that it is Van's home game...? Will be great to see what VWC can do against Tigres. They will be tough as hell, but you never know - anything is possible over 90 minutes. Would love to see Davies be a difference-maker.
    1 point
  23. There used to be a team that played in yellow and blue with a really cool crest that played at Swangard. Then they changed leagues, changed colours and abandoned their crest for a 'logo' that looked as if it was drawn by a three-year-old.
    1 point
  24. I'm not going to paint that rosy a picture. I mean, yes we have shown we will support soccer, but keep in mind. Our women's team is at the top of the world, using that friendly to gauge interest in the NASL grade (at least initially) men's team isn't the best of logic. As far as the Pan-Ams, also a hard gauge, because you have a lot of multicultural, international pride going on there. As far as Hamilton, I expect Ottawa NASL levels and slowly improving as time goes on. I fully expect a Hamilton team to put pressure on TFC to not drop the ball, because I know if they try to jack up ticket
    1 point
  25. The problem is that when Chapman has a nice spell for TFC last year, his reward is that TFC signs Armando Cooper, not exactly a great player, to take his place. And this year they sign another guy and the same thing happens to Osorio. And the CSA doesn't do anything about it except whine.
    1 point
  26. Am I the only one that thinks Chapman should be demanding a trade to Minnesota?
    1 point
  27. I don't want to be seen defending MLS. They haven't done enough for Canada. However, when I look at Alphonso Davies regularly starting and 17 year old Ballou Tabla appearing in both Montreal Impact games this MLS season. I'm optimistic. When I look at the new domestic rules for Canadians and generation adidas Canada program that got Adonijah Reid scoring against Argentine clubs in pre season with FC Dallas, I'm optimistic. Dynamic, offensively skilled players are beginning to sprout up in MLS for Canada for the first time ever. We're starting to see some promise. Is it enou
    1 point
  28. I'm sure they can hear him all the way back in 90s. Tell us something we don't know.
    1 point
  29. yothat

    Ben Fisk

    Basically Ben Fisk highlights .. we might have a player that go 1v1
    1 point
  30. @admincan we please block this guy? Troll by definition.
    1 point
  31. shermanator

    Kosovar Sadiki

    Am I the only one who thinks that would be a good landing spot for him? I think our youth players would gain more experience by signing for clubs at lower levels and getting actual game play, instead of staying in the reserves / youth teams of bigger clubs.
    1 point
  32. Yes, CFA, France's highest regionally-split tier
    1 point
  33. Kent

    Ben McKendry

    It's only one game, but I think this is a reminder for us that just because a player doesn't get any minutes doesn't mean they are utter garbage, or must not be earning the spot. Sometimes you need a break to get into the lineup, even though you are good enough. It took his third season before he got on the field in MLS, and he did well. It's entirely possible he would have done well 2 years ago, or 1 year ago.
    1 point
  34. Obinna

    2017 Gold Cup

    I can see WJ not being receptive to playing RB for us. Not saying he won't, but if there was an issue around that I would not be surprised. I think Kries can get away with it given their relationship.
    1 point
  35. Dominic94

    2017 Gold Cup

    Hard to believe our D is now a problem
    1 point
  36. shamrock

    Ben McKendry

    I think you're right. But, to put things in perspective, Teibert is about the same age (half a year older) and has played over 100 MLS-games more than McKendry. I'm very surprised that he even got this chance to show what he's got.
    1 point
  37. masster

    Ben McKendry

    I know this is the wrong thread...but Teibert has become the victim of expectations and constant turnover. When you start in MLS as a 17 year old those expectations will be there, then for a half season under Rennie, it looked like those expectations would be fulfilled. Since then, it has been numerous position changes and performances that have not matched the levels from a few seasons ago. When Robinson continually says that Teibert is the future captain of this team, that doesn't do anything to lower expectations either. So the general feeling among most Vancouver supporters (my
    1 point
  38. jordan

    Quillan Roberts

    On trial at Rochester http://www.thebentmusket.com/2017/3/2/14786284/trialist-heavy-rochester-rhinos-preseason-win-quillan-roberts-ray-lee-jochen-graf-felix-debona
    1 point
  39. Quillan Roberts played the first half for Rochester in a a game against Canisius College http://www.thebentmusket.com/2017/3/2/14786284/trialist-heavy-rochester-rhinos-preseason-win-quillan-roberts-ray-lee-jochen-graf-felix-debona
    1 point
  40. The teams are getting richer to acquire quality internationals capable of starting every games. American domestics are sure to suffer from it until they can reach the same level. This isn't England, Spain or Europe in general and it's normal. In Europe, the domestic players are so good that they can bench their international players while in MLS, the team quality takes a huge drop if they do or lose them to injuries. I expect the same to happen to CPL as well, but least this scenario is a massive upgrade to what we have today with MLS. It will be up to our guys to learn from the internati
    1 point
  41. Ansem

    Canadian Premier League

    For the first time, I was completely uninterested with the start of the MLS season. I personally don't see a point without Canadians playing and I don't even miss it. After the miracle comeback (or historical choke) of the Barcelona vs. PSG game, I'm still on a UEFA CL high. I'd rather watch CPL with Canadians in it than MLS loaded with internationals and Americans with no Canadians in sight. By the way, since Drogba is no longer in Montreal, some fans are staring to question why Montreal Impact don't have Quebecers on the field more often. It's starting over there
    1 point
  42. 1 point
  43. nolando

    Ben McKendry

    I thought Teibert was almost 100% at fault on one of the goals. He, in general, looked like a poor version of Laba through much of the second half - even adopted that strange gait every time he charged out. McKendry looked to be the one with all of the MLS experience under his belt; a great debut.
    1 point
  44. Pros: 1. Their current ranking is inflated "easy" opponent to gain a lot of points. 2. No large away contingent. 3. Quality prep to remind the team French Guiana needs to be taken seriously. cons: Jonathan de Guzman decides being half Jamaican and playing for the Netherlands means curaçao is a natural fit. So he shows up in our colours, announces his allegiance to curaçao.
    1 point
  45. Finally. I shall be there.
    1 point
  46. Grizzly

    2016-17 CCL

    The divisions into continents has as much to do with politics as geography. While Africa for example is obviously a separate land mass from Europe, Europe and Asia are a contiguous landmass that is arbitrarily divided at the Ural Mountains (yes there are tectonic plates at mountain ranges but there are many other tectonic plates and the existence of one does not signify a different land mass). Likewise there is no good reason to not include the central American countries as part of North America. I think much of the division is due to it being easier to have poor exploited countries when they
    1 point
  47. 1 point
  48. No problem to get your coaching license anywhere you can, it is a formality you have to go through. Ireland is as good as anywhere else, IMO. What is more important is experience, and De Vos, in his current role, gets no experience coaching. I understand he has opted for a solid salary over a learning curve to take him into coaching, but still, he really should be looking to be an assistant somewhere for a couple years. Development is not something he is particularly experienced in either, so it is odd for him to start at our "top" job. What is player development anyways? Asking the
    1 point
  49. Here's my 8 to start: Victoria Calgary Edmonton Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Moncton
    1 point
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