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  1. ghostknownunknown

    Jonathan David

    Goal and an assist for him today. 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 matches.
    12 points
  2. David scores. 2-1, 58’
    10 points
  3. Snowcrash

    Jonathan David

    I streamed the game today and David was not playing forward. He was more of an attacking mid, playing behind the forwards although he was in the box at times when Gent had free kicks and corners. When the other team was attacking, David tracked as far back as his own penalty area. His decision making is really impressive. In the midfield, he sees options as he gets ready to receive a ball and just makes the play. Pretty telling that in a close 2-1 game (3rd goal was in extra time), David wasn't subbed defensively.
    8 points
  4. mtlsab

    CPL new teams speculation

    Here is my new article about CPL expansion, Please read and share: https://culturesoccer.com/2019/03/03/quelles-prochaines-expansions-en-canpl/
    7 points
  5. At what point do we consider playing with 2 strikers with the National team. Cav and David would be leathal. I would suggest playing a 442 against a higher quality team with hoilett and Davies on the wings. Cav and David up front, as we know both still can defend.
    6 points
  6. Haven't seen this posted. Zorhan Bassong started and played 90 for Cercle Brugge yesterday in a 2-1 loss.
    6 points
  7. Guest

    Ottawa CPL Club

    You have hit on the key problem with loans Chris: the club who "develops" the player does not receive appropriate remuneration. Part of the CPL business model is to develop players and sell them. If a player wants to play in CPL to improve, why not make it a free transfer instead of a loan? Players will soon realize what they need to do in order to play in CPL. If they want to sit on an MLS bench, go for it. Allowing the top teams to loan players like this allows them to hog all the talent and not pay for the player improvement. Not good for CPL. I guess we will just have to agree to disa
    6 points
  8. Most podcasts listed are available on itunes/Apple podcasts and most android podcast apps. A football podcast https://www.thestringer.ca/afootballpodcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/a-football-podcast/id1447416009 A weekly football show hosted by Devang Desai & David Gass, focused on Major League Soccer, Canadian Premier League and the rest of the World of Football. The 60 minute podcast features discussions on the top matches from the weekend, as well as all the big football fodder A kick in the grass https://www.sportsn
    4 points
  9. Victor Cabrera is in his 5th season with Montreal. I'm sure he's nearing enough time to qualify for citizenship no? At 26, and a CB he could be a good get for the MNT.
    4 points
  10. The Ref

    Herdman new head coach

    Still nothing more than a preacher.
    4 points
  11. baulderdash77

    Jonathan David

    10 goals and 4 assists in only 1,400 minutes this year. Not bad for a 19 year old in his first pro season. Canada’s best lineup is shaping up to be a 3-5-2 formation so we can maximize our midfield, wing and attacking options. Our talent pool is starting to be composed to run through teams
    4 points
  12. It was a good sign when the Nova Scotia youth leagues announced that they would not be scheduling games when the Wanderers are playing, so soccer people can more easily go to the games. Would be a massive change in mindset to see that sort of thing happening in Ontario.
    4 points
  13. Say what you will about Herdman and his plan, but you just can't go wrong with "more Atibas more often"!
    4 points
  14. Ngravs

    Tesho Akindele

    Nice start for Tesho with a game tying goal. Great use of his speed to find himself unmarked for an easy tap in.
    4 points
  15. Grizzly

    Kamal Miller

    I was impressed today by Miller. Some have mentioned that we need a good defender to appear out of the blue to match some of our newfound offensive talent. My prediction is that happened today. If a guy can play his first professional game against what is one the stronger teams in MLS both overall and offensively and perform like he did today I think he is going to have a solid future especially as he learns from playing at this level. He was again quite good in the second half. He did get beat once clearly by a small speedy player and partially a second time though he managed to steer the pla
    4 points
  16. Cabrera in my opinion is neither an MLS nor a national team quality player. He has the talent to become one but we keep waiting to see that actually happen. Most Impact fans were surprised he was not let go during the offseason. It was also a surprise he started last night and he was the weak point in the backline. If he can realize his talent this year he might be someone to go after if he is interested in the national team but right now I do not think he is better than what we have.
    3 points
  17. Ams1984

    CPL TV Contract

    Or we could just stop focusing on the least dispositive characteristic a person can have - their race. I just don’t get why so many people in my generation are so hyper focused on it.
    3 points
  18. baulderdash77

    Kamal Miller

    This is why I find guys looking at our talent pool 2 cycles out delusional. Suddenly a guy like Kamal Miller appears and starts for a MLS team, which is obviously great. Good on Kamal. Glad to see.
    3 points
  19. The Impact have been sitting on Maxime Crépeau because he wasn't what they were looking for. They loaned him to Ottawa where he had an absolutely astounding year (watching him tear apart his teammates for their awful defending was the highlight of the season). He is now starting for Vancouver in MLS, which is leaps and bounds ahead of CanPL or USL. Ottawa fans are rightly proud of him, as are many Montréal fans. We still consider him "ours" - especially in the Franco-Ontarian community. He was a boon to the team, and the city. Why deny Canadian talent the ability to advance, simply becau
    3 points
  20. Guest

    CPL TV Contract

    Honestly, I'd just like to see the best person for the job, whatever nationality and whatever skin colour: black, white, yellow, red, blue, or Martian green: all good so long as they enhance my match watching experience. But of course I hope that best person is Canadian. Don't care one whit about skin colour though: I'll leave that to the racists.
    3 points
  21. Guest

    Attendance Warz 2019!

    Presumably "announced attendance" since that is likely to be the only number we will have.
    3 points
  22. maccaliam

    TFC 2019 Season

    Was anyone else surprised by how well Hamilton held the ball uptoday? Perhaps I’ve just not seen enough of him, but overall I was impressed as it’s an aspect of his game I wasn’t aware of.
    3 points
  23. We proposed cloning him a long time ago. CSA is just ripping off our ideas.
    3 points
  24. Diego and his agent arrived in Winnipeg last night so the announcement regarding his signing should be soon.
    3 points
  25. Historically, we have also had issues connecting the mids and the forwards. Our strikers tend to get isolated, and balls get pounded at them from the mid or the wings. Things have improved a bit in the last little while, but an effective CAM could be just what we need.
    2 points
  26. LeoH037

    Best XI

    I'm pretty positive Adekugbe and Godinho are capable fullbacks... so then why does everyone keep seemingly ignoring the fact they exist?
    2 points
  27. red card

    CPL TV Contract

    I have heard KK doing Canada Games and u17 Canada WC matches. And she is no tv analyst. You can tell she doesn't do a lot of prep. Repeats same lines over, not crisp in her delivery, hasn't given much thought about tactics, and hasn't done much homework on the opposition. And like many former players who still have friends on the teams, she skirts levelling any real critiques. Clare Rustad is the much superior analyst but given she is in the medical field, she only does a match once in a while.
    2 points
  28. Macksam

    CPL TV Contract

    BEIN sports the locker room has a diverse cast, an Englishman, Italian, American and German. Like other have said, it should be merit based but I think there's a lot more knowledgeable soccer people out there than just English guys. There's no issue with them being white though.
    2 points
  29. dyslexic nam

    Jonathan David

    Funny - about an hr ago when I read this thread I went looking for recent info on Larin. Apparently he was on the bench for Besiktas yesterday (didn't get subbed in). May not be ideal, but at least he isn't entirely out in the wilderness.
    2 points
  30. I thought he was selling a time share in Nuevo Vallarta. In fact, I'm going there in a few weeks' time and I am anticipating getting this same spiel at the resort where I am staying. If not you, then who . . . are we going to be getting some more matches against (besides French Guinea)? How about a friendly or two against some higher echelon opponents? I want to "change the conversation" (a favourite TED talk phrase). Talk is cheap. Do well at the Gold Cup and I'll consider joining "The Herd." Until then, colour me skeptical.
    2 points
  31. My parents are Brits and I totally agree. It really hit home during the World Cup final when TSN managed to cram 7 on the same desk for the halftime show. As expected there was zero difference of opinion on analysis of match incidents. I take the point about judging people on their merits but I don't feel all of these guys are. Steven Caldwell is rubbish and just repeats the same line all game long again and again and again and again. "What a save by (insert GK)" "What a goal by (name of goalscorer)" "What a touch by (insert player name)" "What a pass by (insert
    2 points
  32. well..that's a slide alright
    2 points
  33. Henry has always been a beast, even as a 19/20 year old he could really be dominant in the back. At that time I fully expected him to overcome his propensity for brain cramps as he matured. Sadly that hasn’t happened. He’ll be 26 in a few weeks and he still seems as error prone as he was in his youth. On the other hand his playing time was limited for a number of seasons due to injuries and he’s never played for an extended period under a competent manager. Maybe Dos Santos can guide him to finally reach his potential.
    2 points
  34. mpg_29

    CPL Season Schedule

    yeah....I had the complete opposite reaction. That MLS starts it's season to early and CPL got it right. Though the MLS has a greater variation in climates to deal with than CPL will... At most I'd go is a couple of weeks earlier (mid-april). Otherwise you are risking bad weather. The type of stadiums obviously impact this as well. With some of these very open pop-up stadiums fans are much more exposed to the elements.
    2 points
  35. I was a bit disappointed in Cornelius' performance but at the same time I can't recall him ever playing left back before in Serbia or elsewhere. I don't know who was penciled in to be the Caps starting LB with the departure of DeJong but it is a bit strange that Cornelius makes his MLS/Caps debut in a position he has never played before. Reminded me a bit of the Petrasso/Edwards experiment in Montreal last season in which two guys who have some skill as players were being tried out in a position they did not really understand nor know how to play. Henry on the other hand was a beast and
    2 points
  36. “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” Herdman has been studying Talmud, which is what I was hoping he was doing these long winter months with no matches.
    2 points
  37. Well yeah, some people train better than others, but I am not saying he trains better than Davies, or that his ceiling is higher than our beloved Alphonso. I am saying that I was impressed the moment I saw him and right now I am unsure Davies is better than him. I think he has just as much a chance to make an impact as Davies, yet Davies gets more hype due to the transfer and his phenomenal season at Vancouver and his god like pace. All rightly deserved, Davies has earned the plaudits! As soon as I saw that kid though, I was surprised he hadn't cracked the first team, or earned a South Ko
    2 points
  38. Team had chances to play the ball to Phonzie but chose not to. He worked hard during his time on the field and was the second sub after Sanches. The play by play guy asked Kevin McKenna if he was from the same MLS team as Davies and McKenna got to mention the Calgary Foothills and Dino’s! Guessing that may have been the first theme those squads were mentioned on a Bundisliga broadcast.
    2 points
  39. Hopefully the -20°C doesn't scare him back to summertime Chile.
    2 points
  40. Edmonton averaged 3400 their last year in NASL. Think the CPL will average in the 4000-5000 range for 2019, Ottawa in USL averaged 4752 last year, so it will likely be close. With the way Ottawa Fury Management has been spewing the rhetoric though I suspect they will want to look good vs CPL so suspect they may up the amount of free tickets given away to drive up the announced numbers.
    2 points
  41. There are a few angles of possible conflict. One is the V-Cup scenario. TFC vs MLSE CPL team is clearly a possible issue, even if CSA is the party implicated. Another possible conflict is around player movement. If the common ownership of the two teams enabled preferential treatment of a CPL MLSE team by TFC, they could have an unfair advantage in terms of access to fringe MLS players. The loan possibilities would clearly provide the potential for huge subsidies of the wage bill and that give them an unfair advantage. The same issue would occur if the Fury were to enter the leagu
    2 points
  42. If they are at 7500 three weeks out, not including our tickets then 10K is not going to be a problem at all. Today is the season opener for the Caps, people will start 'thinking' soccer more and things will pick up.
    2 points
  43. And it takes 5 hours to devolve into baloney.......a two option poll is overly simplistic?? Start your own thread with a confusing convoluted question and mutliple vague options to choose then.
    2 points
  44. Corazon

    Kamal Miller

    3 Canadians*
    2 points
  45. admin

    CPL TV Contract

    It should change because they are white or because you don't think they are good at what they do?
    2 points
  46. 2 points
  47. Straith also scores for Lotte. They are also up 1-0 at half.
    2 points
  48. Hutchinson goal. Besiktas up 1-0 right before halftime. Larin on the bench with both other strikers Lens & Pektemek. These two seem to be slightly ahead of Larin in the pecking order, but lets hope Larin had a good week in trainng and will see some time today.
    2 points
  49. Twardek played 90 and scored the winner in a 2-1 win for Sligo over Finn harps
    2 points
  50. Lol. So we are supposed to help you recruit Canadian dual nationals so that other countries can get stronger, which will eventually force us to compete harder and be better? Sure. Interesting long term plan. In the meantime, you are looking for potential dual nationals in CPL, a developmental league where many, many players will not have reached their full potential (ie. Anyone good enough to play international footy for another country may be a late bloomer that could potentially help our program). it isn't our job to develop our regional competition - it is theirs. And in case you
    2 points
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