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  1. 8 points

    Matis Romero

    Matis Romero Position: CDM Club: CD Leganés Youth (Spain, La Liga) DOB: Feb 17, 2001 Citizenship: Canadian, Spanish Birthplace: Montreal https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/matis-romero/profil/spieler/604727 * credit to @SpecialK for this find early in the month. Given Matis' pedigree, thought a separate player thread was warranted
  2. 6 points

    Maxime Crépeau

    Crépeau named to the USL All-League first team: Congrats Max!
  3. 5 points

    Brian Wright

    It looks like he has had his contract renewed based upon an option. https://www.revolutionsoccer.net/post/2018/11/05/revolution-announce-year-end-roster-moves
  4. 5 points
    It's simple. Win every game we go through.
  5. 4 points

    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    Are teams cutting off ticket sales 5 months before the league starts, before a single player has been signed, and we havent even seen a jersey. Have i missed something?
  6. 3 points
  7. 3 points

    CPL General

  8. 3 points
    This is random but I love that Dominica randomly has a white dude with a man-bun on their team.
  9. 3 points

    Jayson Leutwiler

    Crepeau or Thomas. I’m with you, with it all on the line i’d want Leutwiler as #2. He’s massive and has more experience and has played at a higher level than the other two.
  10. 3 points
    It's really tough to evaluate those minnows. I'm not sure you can read much into those results. What can you read, apart from the fact that the USVI aren't really good at football, into the fact that both the US and Suriname scored 13 goals against the USVI U20's? Scoring a lot of goals against minnows is one thing but how you manage a game agaisnt a strong opponent in a tight game is another thing.
  11. 3 points

    Gold Cup 2019

    Never bothered posting this at the time, but the Costa Rican media believe that the 16th of June games are likely to be hosted at the Estadio National in San José Costa Rica: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estadio_Nacional_de_Costa_Rica_(2011) http://www.crhoy.com/deportes/la-sele-podria-jugar-un-partido-de-la-copa-oro-en-costa-rica/ http://www.lateja.cr/deportes/sele-jugaria-un-partido-de-copa-oro-en-el-estadio/ZXXCLJRIXREJLPTKN2W4HHR54M/story/ As for the 17th of June games, Diez (Honduran media) believe that game might actually be played in Canada or Mexico! I have also not read anything that hints that they think Honduras itself will be the hosts of the game. http://www.diez.hn/laseleccion/1223090-498/seleccion-de-honduras-conoce-las-ciudades-donde-jugara-la-copa-oro-2019 The VP for Fepafut said the game will NOT be in Panama: http://www.rpctv.com/deportes/futbol/Descartan-Panama-partido-Copa-Oro_0_1180082728.html However, back in June, Jamaica made it clear that they wanted to host a game: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/jamaica-declares-intention-to-launch-bid-to-host-historic-gold-cup-match_137737 I am going to be optimistic and speculate that if we qualify for the 2019 Gold Cup, that there is a good chance that we may host a game. Has Independence Park had any work done since 1962? Their bid may have failed. CONCACAF only said this back in February: "The Confederation is also exploring a pan-regional footprint for the 2019 Gold Cup, which would feature matches played outside the United States, including the possibility of matches in Central America and the Caribbean." http://www.goldcup.org/en/article/concacaf-announces-gold-cup-expansion-to-16-teams-opening-access-for-more-nations-to-participate-and-host One game in Costa Rica and one game in Canada would fulfill this promise.
  12. 2 points

    Matis Romero

    Canucks Abroad was following this kid last season so credit to them as well.
  13. 2 points
    two please... convinced the girlfriend to join. bit more of a pull for a long weekend than Braderton hah
  14. 2 points
    Keep in mind what we're in right now is qualifying for League of Nations. Once the actual league of nations begins we'll be playing against the likes of USA, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, etc. Those teams are EXACTLY the types of teams we should be playing.
  15. 2 points
    Panama beat Martinique 5-1 and move into 1st place on goal differential. Dominica beat St Kitts 3-2. They are plus 8 we are plus 5. We go into Tuesday at a disadvantage as Panama can play for a draw and then hope to continue a 3 goal advantage over is with two games against minnows. This is really a silly qualification format though.
  16. 2 points
    Good he isn't completely detached. Still hope. It's just the hope that kills!
  17. 2 points
    Thank you. We deserve our place in these tournaments because we've been poor for so long. We'll see better opponents, and get better officials, when we earn it, but we have to claw our way up the rankings by winning games and tournaments like these.
  18. 2 points
    If differing opinions bother you so much I do wonder why you bother with this board!
  19. 2 points
    I have to think the new CPL will really help develop youth in this country, they will be playing in a professional environment with the clubs wholeheartedly invested in their develpment which is something I question at times from the MLS academies! Of course there have been some quality players coming through the MLS systems but the teams seem to prefer to stock their rosters by the NCAA draft, the CPL should be much different and more youth will get proper opportunities!
  20. 1 point
    Is Romaine Sawyers the danger man? Romaine Sawyers - Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romaine_Sawyers Romaine Sawyers - Player Profile 18/19 | Transfermarkt https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/romaine-sawyers/profil/spieler/113036 I know we all love transfer market... Noticed his value is 4th highest amongst all players in league of nations qualifying. Only Davies, Hoilett and Michael Hector (Jamaica) are higher.
  21. 1 point
    That they had a better game that day. Is Aruba better than Jamaica because they beat Grenada 3-0 and Jamaica only won 1-0? Or is Saint Lucia almost as good as Costa Rica because Costa Rica only beat Barbados by 1 more goal than Saint Lucia did? I am not saying we will win tomorrow, but to use one game against a mutual opponent as the measuring stick is pretty lame.
  22. 1 point
    Just started following you, looking forward to the updates.
  23. 1 point

    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    BBTB will remain skeptical until everyone sells out. No point arguing with him.
  24. 1 point
    Yep. Will try to post a bunch of pics. https://twitter.com/manikas
  25. 1 point
    Come on guys, the coach doesn’t go to the11.ca and chose the top minutes earners in every position. He is going to choose who he feels the best players are. Minutes played is just one factor. I hope Herdman spreads the minutes around until he has found his desired pairing. But just because one guy is called doesn’t mean everyone will think they will be.
  26. 1 point
    With a roster that large, you could probably sell roster cameos as a fund raiser.
  27. 1 point
    So @goleafs67 and @markeelliott do either of you have twitter handles?
  28. 1 point

    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    I remember the TFC announcement well. Ticket sales actually got off to a very slow start before becoming trendy after some number of months and then taking off. The announced ticket prices are very affordable and are not going to deter very many people, IMHO. I think they are very close to the sweet spot for maximizing revenue. Winnipeg attendance was always going to be in the 5,000 to 7,000 range, so setting the capacity at around 10,000 is again just about right. That is how many match going fans we have today. This Canadian league will allow us and other cities, even those without a team right now, to grow that base. I hope we sell out the opener though. And if we do, I hope they do NOT open additional sections to accommodate demand. There is nothing like percieved scarcity to increase demand.
  29. 1 point

    Jayson Leutwiler

    His chances have just gone down because TPS have been relegated.
  30. 1 point
    Wait, who was the guy at Stevenage then.... ended up in an FA Cup tie, I had to pay $20 to get into a legion that was putting it on TV on Kingsway. * Looking back I can now appreciate how insane people thought I was.
  31. 1 point
    Everybody has been contacted and given a time to come down and choose their seats. So the "other half" are indeed genuine non-responses -- for now. We can only speculate how many will eventually step up and buy STs. In any case, the assumption that almost all members will buy STs definitely now seems too optimistic.
  32. 1 point
    Does Cornelius still get a call? He’s started both matches for Canada but isn’t playing in Serbia’s second division. Personally, I think your hands are tied and you need to drop him. Otherwise, you can never use “playing time” as a reason for dropping other players. We have a bunch of centerbacks playing more than him I think he needs to be left off this squad for one of Vitoria, Jakovic, Hainault, Stanese, Meilleur-Giguere, Ouimette, Straith, Kapor etc. Way too many guys playing at similar or better levels to call him right now.
  33. 1 point
    So, 2 years in PLSQ doesn't count? I'm not saying he's the best domestic coach we could have gotten. However, Coaching U-20's is not necessarily the best thing for someone like Isacco who coaches a lot in L1O/U Sports. Would Isacco really want to sit on his bum and just being more of an observer/scout most weeks than to actually coach players? That's a question you would need to ask him. I think the fact that Olivieri has been a technical director of a regional soccer association and was responsible in developing players in the Lanaudière region. And, sure he wasn't anymore there as technical director, but I think that FC Lanaudière winning PLSQ Cup is also because of his work there.
  34. 1 point

    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    Section 106, Row 20, Seats 8-9. Great view! A few tid bits, as of 4th Nov 2018: 1. 1,380 founding memberships sold so far in Winnipeg. 2. Around 1,450 season tickets sold so far. 3. About half of the people with founding memberships have bought season tickets so far, which is about 2 season tickets per member (who has purchased tickets). They have not heard back yet from about half of the people who bought memberships. 4. The season ticket is for 15 games. The regular season will be 14 games and the league is in the process of deciding whether the 15th game will be preseason or playoff. 5. Voyageurs Cup games, and any other Cup games, must be purchased separately (of course ST holders have first dibs on their seats). 6. The lower bowl at IG Field in Winnipeg holds around 23,000. The capacity for Valour FC will be approx 10,000, since only one side of the lower bowl will be open (plus the "corners" on that side).
  35. 1 point

    CPL Stadium Thread

    It's used by highschool teams, and it's the Eskimos training ground. The football lines are painted on, the soccer lines are permanent.
  36. 1 point
    What are you on about? We are currently playing on Nations League because WE ARE minnows... smh
  37. 1 point

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    I hope MAK recovers fully and be able to start preseason with LAFC. Because I have a feeling that Bob Bradley is shopping for another DM. LAFC wasn't just quite the same after MAK got injured in midfield. Which speaks to how important MAK was to LAFC, but not having another proper DM cost LAFC in 2nd half of the season and getting knocked out in the playoffs.
  38. 1 point
    There is no question that the 3 Cdn MLS academies (in particular TFC) spend loads of money on their youth. The question is why is the quality of youth players not improving?
  39. 1 point
    Each CPL club should have their own academy system, as well.
  40. 1 point
    Is it any wonder that we don't see youth players breaking into the senior Cdn MLS teams?. I watched the U17 Concacaf team last year (basically a TFC youth team) and now this U20 team and there are very few players with quality. Adonija is clearly the cream of this crop but it is a testament to the lack of development in the 3 CDN MLS academy teams that our youth players who are training and playing daily in an organized and pro academy look ordinary against a youth team from Guadalupe. How does a guy like Romeo (who I heard was highly rated) look so bad and what's the hype about Verhoeven? Yes the ref was a clown but still.
  41. 1 point
    If I'm Bayern, Liverpool or Barcelona and had seen this there is not a chance in hell I would release a young star to be exposed to that thuggery! I get that soccer is a tough game and you have to deal with physical teams but for the players to have no protection from dangerous and cynical fouling is just wrong!
  42. 1 point
    Good post. I have posted here, and on the MLS site, about the problems at Yankee Stadium, which are to a great degree about production of the broadcast. The cameras are simply improperly placed, so the angle is flat, and you see too much sidelines. And this exagerrates the narrowness of the pitch, which does not have to be a problem. Yesterday watching Rayo Vallecano-Barça, in a field with the narrowest pitch in La Liga, it did not seem a problem at all, you did not notice the width difference. Because the main camera was placed on a high crane well above the grandstand (it is also a relatively small stadium), and the angle was sharp from above. Compare to the replay of the DC United - Crew playoff match, which I watched this morning (wanted to see ET and penalties). And the camera work was very poor overall. They had proper overall shots, but all details were excessively close. Celebration shots were tight and no images of overall celebration, or dissappointment from fans, benches. So what should be a moment in a match of high tension, extra time goals, where there is nail biting, and nervous benches and coaches, and players recriminating each other, was mostly lost. They did not show wide views of fans either. They focused on two guys wearing Columbus shirts but missed the visiting supporter section, mostly. They did not even show the count after every penalty, which was ridiculous: they only showed it a few times. So you could easily lose count or be confused, if it were not for announcers. Then, in a critical moment when the ball moved because of the wind, and the Crew players were complaining (Mullins penalty), they missed it and did not show a specific replay to justify the guys complaining to the ref. And when the final DC penalty went over the bar, no images of DC players deflated, just Crew celebration. So overall, a mess of a broadcast, badly done if you think of the classic, standard, and fan-preferred ways of presenting an ET period and penalties.
  43. 1 point

    TFC 2018

    Vanney seemed to talk about the need for an experienced striker more than another CB defender might be his nephew bias talking there), which probably doesn't bode well for Ricketts given that he is the other experienced striker on the squad after the two DP's. I notice that Ricketts actually played fewer minutes this season in league play (and for that matter the Canadian Championship) than Hamilton (not even counting the 10 games Hamilton played for TFC2) and who obviously has more upside being almost 10 years younger. As for Hamilton, I think Bill Manning mentioned in his end of season presser (or it might have been Bezbatchenko) that they are looking to get loan deals for some of their younger players who have DP's starting ahead of them - I'm assuming they were referring to the likes of Fraser and Hamilton (maybe even Akinola and Endoh? Although Endoh isn't on a 1st team contract and is actually already 25 but he did look pretty good when he came back to TFC2), since I don't think these guys will benefit at all from playing in USL Division 2 - Hamilton lead TFC2 in scoring with 8 goals despite only playing 10 games so I can't seem them thinking that him playing in Division 2 will do much good for his development - either he will not be re-signed or he may be loaned out, assuming its Ricketts who is dropped for a new "experienced" striker signing. One thing that was strange about Hamilton's playing time this year - I could be wrong but I can't recall that he played a single game or minute at home this year for the senior team, other than the 2nd half against Ottawa in the Cdn. Championship. I'm also including Concacaf Champions League in that. In terms of who gets "brought up" from TFC2 next year, I had been hoping it would have been Uccello's turn next. I thought maybe Uccello might have been loaned to Memphis but there's no indication as yet that I've seen that indicates it was a loan signing (the Memphis press release doesn't mention that). I'm not sure who else is really a likely candidate, they signed a couple of younger guys for the two throw-away games (Daniels and Dunn) who never saw any 1st team action again that I can recall. As always, I would like to see TFC add more Canadians where possible but if Ricketts goes I'm not sure if they will be able to maintain their Canadian numbers from this year for next season. Maybe Jordan Perruzza if he continues his rapid rise through the ranks?
  44. 1 point
    Congrats to Hamilton on 1500 members, leading the CPL !
  45. 1 point

    CPL TV Contract

    I love DAZN but I also agree that TV is still where the casual viewer is. My hope would be for every game to be on DAZN, and one or two games a week on TSN/Sportsnet/CBC. A soccer night in Canada would be cool.
  46. 1 point
    I am heading to St. Kitts for the game. I already have flights and accommodations set up. I am heading down on the 10th from Toronto and out on the 19th to Miami. I would be happy to arrange a pre-game bar.
  47. 1 point

    Brian Wright

    Geesh, I am off the grid for a week and look what happens. His first start, first goal, team of the week!!! Very pleased he was able to grind it out, fight for garbage minutes and finally get a chance to start and showcase the nose for goal he had in college. Onward and upward!
  48. 1 point

    Brian Wright

  49. 0 points
    Good luck getting the clubs to release any of those players during non fifa dates...
  50. 0 points

    Jayson Leutwiler

    Jonathan Viscosi, playing regularly in the Finish top league for TPS (Turun Palloseura), wants to play for Canada but not getting a sniff from the CSA (27 years old).
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