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  1. 5 points
    people just report the goals from stats. Don’t assume they have it. Just find it yourself
  2. 2 points
    Shakmur

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Atiba would be the best midfielder in the league, hands down. If IMFC sign Hutchinson, it most likely isn't to play him as a RB, obviously he would play a midfield role. He would be a direct replacement for Bernier, and I dont see why he couldnt do even better than what Bernier, at 38, was still doing in the midfield, it's a similar role to what he's doing at Besiktas. Another thing is that people shouldnt jump to conclusions about him replacing Piette, we're not even sure what formation Garde is going to play. There's no reason he wouldnt field both, it would be foolish not to. FYI, the rumor is being echoed today in Turkish media outlets.
  3. 2 points
    Arfield with strong fist half as Burnley up on Man U 2-0. An assist, a volley off the crossbar and strong defensive work. Good job Scotty!
  4. 2 points
    DannyFromToronto23

    Doneil Henry

    Floro played him at RB to be fair
  5. 2 points
    nolando

    Doneil Henry

    I think people are underestimating Parker's skillset and overestimating Henry's potential impact and ability to stay healthy. I wish it weren't true but that's how I honestly see it.
  6. 2 points
    Canadian Pride

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Hutch would be a great addition to the Impact and Piette and Hutch can both be on the field at the same time. Regardless, Hutch would be a major upgrade for the impact. Also, no reason why he would play RB for the Impact, they would need him to play a more pivotal role as a mid. slightly confused with some of the comments on this page....
  7. 1 point
    BringBackTheBlizzard

    CPL General

    Not sure why people feel a need to deny the blindingly obvious on this stuff. In the not so distant past over 250,000 Italian fans celebrated on the streets in Toronto after a World Cup final victory. How many were doing that in Halifax or Saskatoon? Latent interest in soccer was always huge in certain parts of the country primarily where the MLS teams are located. Elsewhere several hundred thousand farmer types on the prairies are still tuning in religiously to the CFL on a regular basis while MLS ratings beyond the occasional playoff game are far from spectacular as people like Chris Zelkovich and Joe McCarthy never tire of reminding us. Immigrants in the big three cities usually tend to be lukewarm at best about the CFL and in many cases were more than ready to embrace the sport they really prefer rather than the ones that the CBC or sports radio stations like the FAN590 tell them to enjoy, but the Canadian born portion of the population of cities like Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Ottawa already have football teams and are not really crying out for another one with a different shaped ball as far as I can see. Good luck to them, if that's what floats their boat. The question of national team support brings us to another angle that gets talked up way too much where CanPL is concerned, namely the role of the Canadian player. Rightly or wrongly (the latter in my opinion as I have always swam against the tide on this like most people who post here) soccer enthusiasts in Canada are usually lukewarm at best towards the national team and often completely indifferent or worse openly derisive about it. Hence why the recent El Salvador game wound up on a webstream rather than an easily accessed basic cable channel like an MLS game. The idea that pushing the Canadian player angle is likely to be a successful marketing ploy in a soccer context is frankly bizarre, unfortunately, and looks like a case of outsiders viewing our sport through the prism of what works for the CFL, but not really understanding what they are dealing with. Would genuinely love to be proved wrong on that.
  8. 1 point
    masster

    Ayo Akinola

    I'm not sure what there is to clean up in this situation though. Although his tie to Canada may be stronger, the kid was born in the US. Should he not have the option?
  9. 1 point
    matty

    CPL General

    I don't think the link matters too much as the sport has grown in popularity across the nation since 2007. I also think it's worth mentioning a large chunk of recent immigrants (1984 to now) are from non-soccer nations like India, Pakistan, China and even the US so I don't think the league (over even TFc) popularity is heavily linked to capturing the immigrant soccer fan. Honestly I think the CPL will be more focused on civic pride and summertime boredom, as disappointing as the later might be to hear, to find its initial fanbase. Yes there will be a portion of fans from Italian or Jamaican or Saudi backgrounds who grew up on the sport but I don't see them be the driving force of the fanbase unless they form a supporters group.
  10. 1 point
    Are you referring to where he earned the free kick because that does not count as an assist
  11. 1 point
    England Arfield starts for Burnley Hoilett starts for Cardiff Jackson is on Walsall’s bench Leutwiler is on Blackburn’s bench
  12. 1 point
    harrycoyster

    Atiba Hutchinson

    If an MLS team is signing him to a multi-year deal, it'll be at CDM or CB. Still has great stamina, but MLS is as physically demanding a league as there is. You don't want to force a 35 year old into covering CM/RB distances in a more physical league than he is used to with one less recovery day a week than he is used to. There is a reason players like Schweinsteiger, Kaka and Lampard can't get through 10 games healthy in this league.
  13. 1 point
    BearcatSA

    Doneil Henry

    Henry's defensive game has always been premised on his big time athleticism. Hopefully his injuries haven't significantly affected this.
  14. 1 point
    Dub Narcotic

    Doneil Henry

    I don't think either are that special, but both are MLS starter quality. Parker gets beat too much and his passing isn't great while Henry is often injured a little bit clueless and also not particularly good on the ball.
  15. 1 point
    jpg75

    Atiba Hutchinson

    On the list of players needing to be upgraded by the Impact, Piette is close to the bottom.
  16. 1 point
    Shakmur

    Atiba Hutchinson

    According.to tvasports (Vincent Destouches), IMFC are currently looking to sign Atiba. Most likely for June, i'm guessing.
  17. 1 point
    BringBackTheBlizzard

    CPL General

    Don't think it's unreasonable to point out that somebody is misrepresenting the arguments that I have been using. I had to do something similar with Soefeia when a similar strawman approach was being used over MLS reserve teams as opposed to affiliates as the opening salvo in getting overly personal with suggestions of cognitive disonance because I dare to question the prevailing group think on here. In general I see two major problems. Firstly there appears to me to be a belief that 2007 in Toronto was a case of the Canadian mainstream finally embracing soccer and Paul Beirne can now replicate whatever he did with TFC in any generic Bob and Doug McKenzie type Canadian city with CanPL when my experience of it was that the traditional backbone of Canadian soccer interest (people born overseas and their children) simply started tuning in again in big numbers for the first time since the NASL in the early 80s and Paul Beirne getting praise for things that would have happened anyway no matter who MLSE hired. He did a lot of good things so that isn't really a criticism of him, but let's not lose sight of the fact that Tom Anselmi and co had to be replaced by Leiweke and Bazbatchenko before good things started happening for TFC and the good will of the fan base very nearly evaporated over ticket price hikes prior to that. Secondly there is a belief that what happens with MLS in a top tier North American league with teams in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and players like Beckham, Pirlo and Sweinsteiger will translate to a Canadian context when teams in Halifax, Kitchener and Saskatoon are involved. Excuse me if I am skeptical on that one having watched how Blizzard crowds went from 15000 or so in the original NASL with players like Roberto Bettega in place to 500 or so with a mainly Canadian roster and import players like Lex Baillie and Ted Eck all in the space of less than five years, and having heard how the London Lasers thought they were doing badly with crowds in the hundreds until they had been once around the league for road games and saw first hand that the announced attendance numbers in many cities bore no correlation to actual crowd sizes (I am looking at you North York Rockets). The market for a domestic pro league is still unproven. Things have moved on quite a bit on over the last 30 years but 4500-6000 looks wildly optimistic to me.
  18. 1 point
    The Beaver

    Alphonso Davies

    I'm confident the decision was not made lightly. I am confident, too, that Davies was fully involved in making the decision, likely in conjunction with his family. Listen, if the kid is going to be as good as we think he is, then there'll be plenty of chances for big European moments ahead of him. I think this was a wise decision.
  19. 1 point
    dyslexic nam

    CPL General

    Wrestling, NBA, e-gaming... "Anything but CPL General"
  20. 1 point
    Bison44

    CPL General

    The problem is that our e-sport kids are just gifted spots, they dont have to fight everyday at WOW and donkey kong training. We dont have the passion for video games that germany, spain or china have. LERROOYYY JENKINSSSSSS!!!
  21. 0 points
    MrsC

    NWSL Preliminary draft list

    The preliminary draft list is out, and Rebecca Quinn is not on it. Perhaps she is looking at Europe? http://nwsl.us/2BK1Nlb
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