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  1. 4 points
    Kent

    2019 Attendance

    I hope they make the numbers available too, no matter how good or bad they are, but just a word of caution. The smart money is probably on a dip in attendance in year 2. After MLS's first year the average attendance dropped in each of the next 4 seasons. There will probably be some amount of a novelty crowd in year 1, and the novelty will disappear. MLS didn't match/surpass its 1st season attendance average until its 16th season. Hopefully it doesn't take CPL that long, but I just wanted to make sure we have realistic expectations and not think that it's a given that attendance numbers will only get higher and higher.
  2. 4 points
    toontownman

    Maxime Crépeau

    I think he has been immense so far. Great shot stopper, physical presence and vocal. Has been a bit rough positioning wise and with distribution a couple of times but really hard to fault him. Given his age if he keeps his place he is about getting better.
  3. 3 points
    Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Sorry, are you claiming that the Fury would have more fans if the weather had been bad?
  4. 3 points
    1996

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    What I find strange about these kind of results and I’ve seen this in the past too, so an under 17 TFC Academy beats an U17 team like a Penerol. However, then a good portion of these same players go play on the U17 Canadian national team and have trouble beating Caribbean minnow Island teams or even an El Salvador or a Guatemala and crash out of the U17 World Cup Qualifying. You would think a Peñarol U17 team from Uruguay a country that produces players like Canada produces hockey players is much much better than most of these CONCACAF countries that Canada faces in these youth World Cup qualifying tournaments.
  5. 3 points
    ^ I posted this in the Opening Game thread, but thought I should re-post it here as well!
  6. 3 points
    If he plays in top flight Egypt, after 4 games he is ahead of half the players you name, maybe more. I can't for the life of me figure out what team he is with, what sort of updates are these?
  7. 3 points
    Blackjack15

    Scott Kennedy

    Signed a contract extension until 2021 as of April 12th (last Friday)
  8. 3 points
    RS

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Ok, grandpa.
  9. 2 points
    ted

    General MLS Talk 2019

    OMG are you going to this every game day?!?!? Wait, let me try again: PLEASE DON'T EVER DO THIS AGAIN!!!!!!! This isn't Twitter nor an MLS forum. Not in any way appropriate to clog the activity feed. Thank you.
  10. 2 points
    If folks are looking for something to do the night before, feel free to swing by my bar! https://www.facebook.com/events/800361787010706/ We're at 431 Barton Street East, and have 14 taps of (mostly) Ontario craft beer. If you're wearing CPL gear, you can get $5 pints of Helles Lager from Wellington. Not a craft beer fan? We have some classic cocktails & our Macrobrew of the Month as well! (It seems like the Barton Street Battalion may be doing an event this night as well; I've cleared it with them & Jamie before posting this)
  11. 2 points
    Kent

    Maxime Crépeau

    Crepeau's highlights from the game against Chicago.
  12. 2 points
    C2SKI

    Canadians abroad: April 12-18, 2019

    Two more goals for Ricketts in a 3 - 0 win. That's now 7 goals in 8 games I believe.
  13. 2 points
    apbsmith

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Props to OZ for the scouting recognition and springboard his career after GC 2017. Props to Bradley and his team at LAFC, signing him, playing him and developing him at LAFC. He is only getting better and better at LAFC. Biggest props to MAK himself with his work ethic, commitment, dedication and humbleness. Huge ankle surgery last year also and is playing even more confident this season.
  14. 1 point
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Iv'e been updating if anyone is still interested.
  15. 1 point
    Obinna

    General MLS Talk 2019

    I personally think these are great! Mostly Canadian updates with the odd mention of league stars when they score nice goals or have big games, sounds great to me. I'd rather get my news here than Twitter any day of the week! Thanks @Big_M
  16. 1 point
    Marc

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Who cares why they are there? This is a juvenile response that is the equivalent of a having a wank on a message board. Wank in a stadium with a flag > wank on a messageboard anyday.
  17. 1 point
    RS

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Thankfully I don't measure the entirety of world football fandom against the Kop. There are several ways to support. Liverpool is not the be-all and end-all. You said flags and banners should only be out pre-match, which may be fine for you, but having them out during the game has proven to work right here in Canada (with this very group). There's a middle ground between waving flags all game long and only using them before the match has started. I'm not surprised that the nuance is lost on you, though.
  18. 1 point
    Adebayo Akinfenwa?
  19. 1 point
    Friday April 26th - Mosaic Pub - 7pm 431 Barton Street Pre Game - We will have access to the stadium an hour before it opens with some drink specials... ONLY FOR US. You can't get into this without tickets in 111 or 112. So if you got free tickets.... well.... too ******* bad. Post Game - End Zone pub
  20. 1 point
    Yes. BSB is up to their own thing that night, teaching people songs and performing ritual sacrifices.
  21. 1 point
    PopePouri

    Richmond "Richie" Laryea

    No.
  22. 1 point
    Grizzly

    Kevin McKenna

    Yes I think Cottbus did that at times too. He was not fast or technically skilled enough to be a striker (by which I mean to do the other things you need a striker to do other than just scoring goals) but he was a big body in the box, good with his head and a pretty good finisher when he had the chance so he could be used in that role when you needed a late game goal.
  23. 1 point
    Zem

    CPL players with senior Canada caps

    It's 7 official caps for Malonga: 1 cap in 2015 African Cup of Nations qualfying 2 in the 2015 African Cup of Nations 3 in 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying 1 friendly appearance against Morocco in 2016 https://www.national-football-teams.com/player/57947/Dominique_Malonga.html
  24. 1 point
    BCM

    NCAA Canadians 2018

    Go down under my friend. Australia. Bond University is on the beach and essentially runs a Canadian law school - even teaching Canadian Constitutional Law. I believe there's one or two others that do the same, to some extent. It makes for less equivalency exams and an easier path to qualify in Canada. The caveat is that I've heard some of their students find it difficult to get an articling job in a tightening legal market.
  25. 1 point
    Kadenge

    Gold Cup 2019

    Plus Godinho had also played some LB with Hearts
  26. 1 point
    Obinna

    Canadians abroad: April 12-18, 2019

    Two penalty kick goals for Ricketts and he drew one of them. Good for him and nice to see him scoring.
  27. 1 point
    fmfranck

    CPL Stadium Thread

    Pretty cool that its made out of wood. I guess the usage of flares will be banned.
  28. 1 point
    Grizzly

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    That is his second goal of the season both headers off corners. Canada hasn't been very good on scoring from set plays for a long time so it could be valuable having someone like him in the box on corners and free kicks.
  29. 1 point
    Okay, here goes. Pacific FC, best, 13 W 8 D 7 L = 47 points Cavalry, worst, 7 W 8 D 13 L = 29 points I don't really believe this, but if I had to bet, that'd be it. I am betting on parity this year.
  30. 1 point
    toontownman

    CPL TV Contract

    Stop it... both of you ? EXCITEMENT LEVELS RISING
  31. 1 point
    C2SKI

    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    It looks like there's mostly just single seats, and corner seats left for the home opener. I'm hopefully we can sell out, but I don't know how many walk ups you can really expect at Westhills.
  32. 1 point
    jordan

    Charles-Andres Brym

    3 goals this morn for Lille 2
  33. 1 point
    Kent

    Kevin McKenna

    I mean, why would they put him on forward when he only got 4 goals and 1 assist in 7 games played there.
  34. 1 point
    That's the problem though isn't it...you claim to support the CPL and yet you put a negative spin on absolutely everything. You want the CPL to succeed but only if it follows your idea of how a league in Canada should be run...which of course involves the US system because in your eyes that is the only way we'll succeed. The CPL is happening...we are 2 weeks away. Just support it for ***** sake and stop being such an annoying ****. Have you even bought any tickets or will you have some convenient excuse not to go?
  35. 1 point
    ted

    CPL new teams speculation

    Yes easily. There could have been 10 teams to start this year but Ottawa went mental and a couple of other bids didn't come together in time. I could see Montreal and/or Quebec and one other team (Saskatoon?) enter for 2020. Ottawa and one other team (Surrey?) could be aboard in 2021. Easily anywhere from 3-5 teams in two years.
  36. 1 point
    Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    So I'm about as pro-CPL / anti-Fury as they come right now (heck, I turned down free tickets to the game), but I will say that I believe the ~6500 number, mostly because that's about the same as every other year. 2018 was ~6100, 2017 was ~6500, 2016 was ~7000, and 2015 was ~5000 (2014 obviously was an exception, as it was their first pro season and the first half was at Carleton). Home openers are rarely representative of how a team's attendance will be. They could maintain the ~6500 average for the year, drop back to their ~4600 average of last year, or maybe even rise. We'll see how many people show up to see their opponents on the weekend from... Loudoun? Where the heck is Loudoun? It's a good thing the Fury stayed in USL so we could see them play such legendary teams as Loudoun... ?
  37. 1 point
    The Beaver

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Love Piette, but MAK's got greater upside.
  38. 1 point
    canta15

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    A lot of MLS analysts are raving about him, some saying he has a good chance of becoming an MLS all-star
  39. 1 point
    FFS! Is there even a private sector in Greater Victoria?
  40. 1 point
    Tigers

    CPL General

    I'm totally in favour of being tough on diving. Number one turnoff of the game
  41. 1 point
    ted

    CPL General

    Like Law 12, the one that outlaws simulation and other unsportsmanlike conduct? Canadian culture, IMO, is built on a foundation of fair play. Faking injuries and diving are antithetical to that general consensus even if a significant minority admires those who cheat in this way.
  42. 1 point
    Kadenge

    Scott Arfield

    I think its safe to say that Scotty would have got the call for Scotland if he had not committed to us....well he's ours now! Hope he is fit for the Gold Cup. He has only played one game during Herdman's term
  43. 1 point
    Expecting this league to be purely for Canadian eligible people is really funny. This league was always going to be for Canadians, as in people with citizenship or residency or what have you. And all those Canadians who end up playing for other countries do so simply because they aren't good enough for Canada. So you're saying a Canadian who never gets a look from our country and if given a chance to play for another programs (very usually a weaker program) should then be told sorry you're an international now and screw you for trying to play international soccer, then that's a pretty narrow-minded view. MLS has a large number of US born players who are currently playing their trade for other countries and there is no issue there.
  44. 1 point
    Bison44

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    At the very least....plenty of good players coming out of Sigma, is there some sort of ontario internal grudge going on there?? And David was not at a MLS academy either. Come on Herdman!! Back up the happy feely talk with some action. The excel program is your baby, you hired Oliveri. This excel program visiting just the MLS academies is Baloney. Shake the bushes a little, we've seen some decent players totally skipped by CDN youth teams and MLS academies. Buzz word, cliche, buzz word, synergy, culture, tactical periodization..... if not you then who?? I am serous, you are in charge, lets see something different eh?? I know you have time, you do TV interviews and speechs, and its not like we are playing any games.
  45. 1 point
    Kent

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    If they really are just being lazy and getting recommendations from the 3 MLS teams, couldn't they at least be just a touch less lazy and ask at least Sigma for some recommendations as well?
  46. 1 point
    Vince193

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    Because the media doesn't want to run afoul of the CSA and lose their access. It's pretty obvious.
  47. 1 point
    Corazon

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    I also want to point out that there is complete bias as to the youth players that play for MLS clubs and that these are not even necessarily the best players in their respective cities. There are numerous youth soccer players sprinkled throughout these cities that are not playing for the MLS club. Lets face it, these MLS clubs have specific feeder clubs and there are still "politics" on who is invited to play for these clubs. Althoug, I want to be clear that these kids on MLS clubs are still very talented.
  48. 1 point
    SpecialK

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    Olivieri is coaching , I wouldn’t be surprised a lot declined. The guy is an idiot !! Also it’s the CSA- the Ottawa Senators of the soccer world !
  49. 1 point
    SpecialK

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    Watch another MLS Academy made roster and we won’t get out of the group cuz CSA is too lazy and cheap to scout. I’m so excited !!
  50. 1 point
    Jith12

    Scott Kennedy

    I don't see why he doesn't deserve a call-up at this point. I know his team hasn't been doing all that well, but seeing that Cornelius can't seem to make the 18 at a similar level, the French Guiana game will be a good opportunity to call-up a new prospect, such as Kennedy. With Ferreira out again for the foreseeable future, it is all the more important that young CB prospects like Kennedy and Cornelius come through (and ideally combined with a Tomori commitment).
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