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  1. 8 points
    jordan

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    Just put Puebla ahead after a good bounce falls to his feet. Now has two
  2. 6 points
    toontownman

    The Importance of Jr. Hoilett

    I think it's all mentality with Junior. Fingers crossed, touch wood (Not what I meant pervert) hug a rabbit foot, he has found some peace and maturity with his ambitions and football on and off the pitch. He was a top 6 premier league player when at Blackburn with huge career potential. He was one of the hottest young talents going. Whether it was poor judgement on his part or bad guidance he went to a more lucrative contract ahead of better footballing moves (imo). To be fair QPR were also a wolf in sheep's clothing at the time throwing money at everything that moved but ultimately signing mercenaries and players on the come down from big club's that didn't care. For the bravado it was never sustainable. He had injury problems and got sucked down and buried there. Warnock and finally sorting his national team allegiance has been the best thing for his career imo. He is a top league player, of that I have no doubt. It's the right club and right manager like with most players that will see him realize that potential. If they make it to the premier league it is a story of redemption for junior and hopefully just the first chapter.
  3. 6 points
    Guest

    Dejan Jaković

    The CPL idea is to plant the seed of professional football in Canada and water it. Nobody has ever suggested that the goal on Day One was to have budgets that rival MLS. But if the league is successful, that day may eventually come. And I'm sure you know this already which makes your comments totally disingenuous.
  4. 6 points
    SpecialK

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    Highlights from the game JH’s Goal is at the 1.54 min mark
  5. 5 points
    king1010

    Lucas Cavallini

    2 goals today for puebla. Alone in second place for the ligamx scoring chart. The man needs to be a key part of our setup going forward.
  6. 5 points
    mpg_29

    CPL General

    @Kurt-MTL I disagree. Don't want the convoluted MLS salary system anywhere near the CPL. Most important thing for controlling costs is not to go overboard on player salary minimums in the beginning. That is the floor in a sense. If certain owners want to spend more than the cap let them and just tax and redistribute the revenue from it. "Everybody wins" so to speak. At least in my opinion.
  7. 5 points
    Seven. Hamilton, Chapman, Telfer, Fraser, Rcketts, Morgan and Dunn were all on the field to end the game.
  8. 5 points
    SpecialK

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    Here are the highlights Wassey goal is at the 1:15 min mark and it’s a beauty free kick!! A MUST see!
  9. 4 points
    Obinna

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    At one point there was 6 Canadians on the pitch for TFC. That has to be an MLS record!
  10. 3 points
    mpg_29

    CPL General

    To me it comes down to having as much financial flexibility as possible. Which is why I'd like to see low player min salaries (at least to start) and a soft cap instead of a hard cap. The soft cap could could consist of luxury tax over certain total payroll amount. Any revenue from luxury taxes would be redistributed to teams. A structure like this would give teams flexibility along with some subsidization. I think going in there with min salaries that are too high along with a hard cap is too rigid a structure and could hurt everyone.
  11. 2 points
    Scorpion26

    General Discussion on CMNT

    That actually would be a nice formation for CMNT... Piette would most likely play the CDM for sure.. Nice vid bro
  12. 2 points
    Nope. I get pissed off in one situation: when guys very clearly Canadian raised and trained, growing up playing for Canadian clubs, defect. Guys like ********** and, it seems, Tabla. When guys have pretty much equal ties to countries and choose a better one I understand even if it frustrates me. Jonathan DeGuzman for example was largely trained Dutch, the only thing that pissed me off was I felt he strung us along. If Tomori chooses England it will just make sense, he is not really Canadian. When guys have very little chance at making our squad and choose another country I also understand, it is basically the reverse-Arfield. Emery Welshman going to Guyana is barely a blip on my radar because I don't think he gets a shot here. Could we get burned sometime if someone like McKendry ends up being a late bloomer and turns into a Premier League player after he joins NZ? I guess, but chances are pretty slim. But if Tabla goes to Ivory Coast as it sounds like I won't have much use for him.
  13. 2 points
    badname22

    Alphonso Davies

    He usually starts on the left , move to the right and does well only for him to move back at the left and somehow ends up at Left back.
  14. 2 points
    shamrock

    TFC 2018

    How come in MLS every time somebody goes down in the box, a penalty is rewarded? There's so many bogus penalties in this leagues it makes it hard to watch.
  15. 2 points
    canadasoccer20

    The Importance of Jr. Hoilett

    why wouldnt he follow them up? he has been one of their top players all season and has a great relationship with the manager... still need to finish second place but today was a great result for Cardiff
  16. 2 points
    Complete Homer

    Juan Guillermo Cordova

    https://theathletic.com/314406/2018/04/14/the-starting-xi-analyzing-where-tfc-the-impact-and-the-whitecaps-went-wrong-this-weekend/ Cordova turned down a call for the New Zealand match, wanted to keep his run of starts going at his club No big deal, glad he's in Herdman's plans
  17. 2 points
    SpecialK

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Buzz you are so right! it’s an exciting time ! We got some guys who are older but are playing well and producing. Also we have some young pretty exciting, huge potential talent coming up and some duals that are not capped tied yet that could make a huge difference ! It’s a really good thing to have depth !
  18. 2 points
    BuzzAndSting

    General Discussion on CMNT

    I was thinking that it’s crazy that we now have a few options at almost every position so it’s hard to identify everyone, it’s a good thing to have depth!
  19. 2 points
    Highlights from that game
  20. 2 points
    Bison44

    TFC 2018

    Funny that I thought Tefler played more forward, Gian-Luca thought more mid and vanney uses him as a LB. And he still did well. Easily played as well as Hasler on the other side. Although he faded badly in the last 15 minutes, his tired legs couldnt keep up when they asked him to move forward so Morgan could go to LB. Chapman had some nice penetrating runs, Hamilton played well on LW of 4-3-3. He actually got in some nice crosses which is something you dont usually ask of him. Fraser didnt look out of place, nothing great but fine for his first game. They did look disjointed on not on the same page, which will happen when you put in backups with first time reserve players. Too bad we didnt see one of the regular mids in there to give the newbies a little direction. Aketxe started to take control in the second half, but it was all discombobulated. Hope the first team got all the rest they needed.
  21. 2 points
    In Chile both Juan Cordova and Cristian Gutierrez played 90 minutes in Huachipato's 0-0 tie against Deportes Temuco. Cordova played as a right back and Gutierrez on the left side.
  22. 2 points
    Ivan

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    Paton actually scored 2. Stenhousemuir win 3-2.
  23. 1 point
    I feel we are pretty much already at that point. If not then it won’t take much longer.
  24. 1 point
    lazlo_80

    Alphonso Davies

    Robinson's style can lead to less than thrilling soccer, but I feel like this year it's taken an even more cynical step. It's been really anti-possesion, hoof it into the box and hope something happens type soccer so far this year, with, as mentioned above, a few highlight reel plays from Alphonso. At this point I'm looking forward to him moving on and see what he can do in a team with a different style.
  25. 1 point
    Shortdutchcanuck

    Dejan Jaković

    Part of the USL's business model is pretty low salaries though, with the exception of a couple ambitious teams. No minimum salary, above average players rumoured at 2000 plus a monthsand the very top end at 3000 plus a month. 2017 USL attendance: - only 3 teams above 8000 average (Cincinnati, Sacramento, Louisville) - only 6 more teams above 5000, one being Ottawa. So if most teams in CanPl year one are able to average in 4000 to 8000 range there is no reason they can't compete for players of Aleman's level. They might not get HIM, if Sacramento is willing to pay him more, but other very good USL players like Pasher, Bekker, Gee, Eustaquio, and Kacher should be attainable. As well as some American, Caribbean, and Central American talent from other USL teams. Also there are plenty of Canadian players who would rather play close to home given relatively equal salaries either way.
  26. 1 point
    Alex D

    CPL General

    All i have seen on twiter was that they passed their season ticket total from the previous year. That number was apparently right around 1,000. So if these are true numbers then yes they did.
  27. 1 point
    Awesome goal but unfortunately after a hot start Wassey lost his starting spot in 2nd half of season. In last 7 league matches he stayed on bench for 3 and played less than 30 in 3 others. Maybe Paderborn brought in reinforcements for their promotion run? Anyway great accomplishments for him this year but I think with our current depth a CMNT call will very much depend on what he does next season. If Paderborn keep him and give him even regular sub minutes he might catch Herdman's attention. If he leaves or continues to struggle for minutes probably not. I'll be happy when 3rd and 4th level Germany (and anything below the Scottish Premier League there) are considered absolutely too low for a senior CMNT callup. I'd love to have a few of our guys starting in the Bundesliga 2 though.
  28. 1 point
    Guest

    Dejan Jaković

    "Emotionally overwrought CPL zealotry"? LOL! Oh the irony! I was responding to one particular post and I quoted the entire thing, and bolded the part I was particularly responding to. My point was that the CPL does not need a massive initial investment in order to grow to the point where it rivals MLS (and would then be a very viable destination for CMNT players). Which seems to have been obvious to most. I have not read the different post that you quoted and hence was not responding to it and cannot say whether I agree with it. To be honest I do not read very many of your posts because you seem to have an axe to grind and I'm not really interested in hearing it. And I have a strong sense that I'm not the only one who has little to no interest in your "emotionally overwrought" anti-CPL "zealotry".
  29. 1 point
    jpg75

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    Yes. Any young CDN player who still has a legit. shot at getting called to Canada is worthy of scorn for choosing another country.
  30. 1 point
    red card

    Alphonso Davies

    Whitecaps are representative of a big chunk of the MLS. Mostly non-descript players who have been recycled around the MLS, some young players who aren't ready for prime time yet (and won't be with the club if they ever become ready) and one or two players masquerading as DPs all coached by a former MLS player. The result is non-descript, lethargic play. Not worth watching other than to see Davies and progression of other Canadians. The Union who were shown on TSN before the Whitecaps match are another example of this and their fans have already started tuning out.
  31. 1 point
    shamrock

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    That was a beauty indeed! For me, if he goes up with them and plays regularly in the 2. Bundesliga, he should be on the mix. That league is definitely better than Scottish Prem and we call-up players from that league automatically (heck, we sometimes see players below that level in camps). And to answer your first question, I wouldn't blame him. But I don't think he'd even get a call from the NZ team, playing in Finland though.
  32. 1 point
    Kadenge

    The Importance of Jr. Hoilett

    Article on Hoilett post match https://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news/2018/april/hoilett-were-like-a-family/
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Kent

    SOCCER INTEREST IN YOUR COMMUNITY

    Is it just me or does it look like the guy in the top right corner had his hat drawn on. And the guy on the top left kind of looks like he was photoshopped in.
  35. 1 point
    Unnamed Trialist

    Alphonso Davies

    Probably so.
  36. 1 point
    A_Gagne

    General Discussion on CMNT

    ^Yup... thanks for the disambiguation.
  37. 1 point
    badname22

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Mj is probably Manjrekar james As is Adam Straith DH is Doniel Henry i'm sure about EG though
  38. 1 point
    MK = Masta Kacher, MJ = Manjraker James, AS = Adam Straith, DH = Doniel Henry. As for the other, EG, I’m not sure. @A_Gagne help us out!
  39. 1 point
    I hope we see that for national team really soon ! Gutierrez on the left and Cordova on the right !
  40. 1 point
    Gian-Luca

    Molham Babouli

    I'd love it if he came home to play for York 9, but I would hate for air strikes in Syria causing him to flee as being the reason for it.
  41. 1 point
    toontownman

    The Importance of Jr. Hoilett

    Best year for him since his Blackburn days.
  42. 1 point
    Yeah, he had another assist as well. Two assists and a goal, that's Mojo alright!
  43. 1 point
    jpg75

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    This statement is apparently confusing. Not sure why.
  44. 1 point
    England Arfield is not in the Burnley squad Tomori is on the Hill City bench for game against Sheffield Wednesday. Leutwiler is the Blackburn back up for game against Bristol Rovers. Twardek remained on the bench for game against Morecambe. Hungary Manjrekar James is back in the Vasas starting 11 for the game against Upjest. Vasas lose 4-2 and Manjrekar scores Vasas’s 1st Scotland Championship Aird started for Dunfermline against Brechin, he has a goal and an assist in the first half. Gasparotto is out injured. Trafford not in the ICTFC squad League 1 Zanatta starts for Raith against Queens Park. Zanatta scores the second for Raith in a 2-0 win. Ricky Gomes is on the Arbroath bench for game against East Fife. League 2 Harry Paton started for Stenhousemuir against Annan. Scored twice in a 3-2 win Calum Ferguson is on the Elgin City bench for game against Edinburgh City.
  45. 1 point
    Obinna

    Canadians abroad: April 13-19, 2018

    I am not too surprised. Atiba Hutchinson has been great for so long but the day will come when he's past it. Perhaps we are just seeing signs of that now. At his age, he'd do well next season to be the experienced, rotational midfielder in the team. And as often the case with those players, you increasingly want to see them on the bench as insurance. Not because they did something wrong, but because that is their role, to bring leadership and mentorship to the team. Let the players in their prime start the matches. That sort of thing. Every squad can use a guy like that. 36 next year. Were does the time go.
  46. 1 point
    Gian-Luca

    Canadians in MLS - 2018 Season

    Kaye, Jakovic and Davies play 90, De Jong and Teibert were subbed out in the second half after the Whitecaps went down a goal. Some horrible tactics by Carl Robinson meant that Davies was completely wasted on the night. Kaye and Jakovic had good nights with Kaye making a key interception on the 2nd LAFC goal (helped by Waston's traditional "**** the keeper I will head it out myself" play). De Jong was good as well, unlucky subbed out in a poor tactical move while Teibert was ok in the first half but outmuscled on the game winning goal. I understand that Hurtado got -345 opta points for having bad hair.
  47. 1 point
    mpg_29

    CPL General

    The point of forums is discussion, debate and speculation. And frankly it would be boring if everyone was in total agreement over everything. I wouldn't be on here if I wasn't excited and interested in the league.
  48. 0 points
    badname22

    Alphonso Davies

    Robbo hasn't done particularly well will youngsters in the past which scares me. He sucked the potential off of bustos and He chased away Froese. for example
  49. 0 points
    BringBackTheBlizzard

    CPL General

    For the first time since around August and September last year it looks like there is an obvious way for them to launch on their stated preferred timeline, but I'd wait for the outcome of the Edmonton city council committee meeting before assuming announcements are just around the corner given there may be other conflicting agendas where Clarke Stadium is concerned that we are not aware of. It's also worth bearing in mind that Ottawa are said to be very happy in the USL, and that could also come into play if they have to be part of the set of teams that are ready or in the pipeline in a no Edmonton scenario. You also have to fear for the longevity of any league that has a 6000 breakeven and franchises in York Region, Halifax and Surrey, BC, because although that might be doable in the core five non-MLS CFL markets if things go very well, it would need things to be spectacularly successful for all eight to avoid large financial losses that pose an existential threat on an annual basis, but the common sense solution on how to subsidize the borderline franchises to give them more stability through the early startup years will be ignored because yadda yadda yadda...
  50. 0 points
    BringBackTheBlizzard

    Dejan Jaković

    Could you save the bizarre emotionally overwrought CanPL zealotry for the CanPL subforum? My point was that core CMNT players like Dejan Jakovic are unlikely to be much of a factor in CanPL unless they pay salaries that are competitive with MLS and top European leagues. You have quoted me highly selectively and you are not addressing my core arguments. I wrote the following above: Is there any part of that you would disagree with?
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