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  1. 5 points
    https://imgur.com/gallery/c5etBQ0
  2. 5 points
    Aird25

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    And a third on another great through ball
  3. 4 points
    ted

    CPL TV Contract

    What he is saying is that 50% of the money committed to the league right now (outside of team owners) is from MediaPro. Obviously that needs to grow and will grow as the league gets going.
  4. 4 points
    Ozzie_the_parrot

    CPL General

  5. 4 points
    jordan

    Canadians abroad: April 19-25, 2019

    Denmark Manjrekar James starts against Brondby. 90 mins in a 2-1 loss Asian Champions League Hemati is on the Persepolis bench for today’s match with Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia. Remained on the bench in a 2-1 loss.
  6. 4 points
    jordan

    Canadians abroad: April 19-25, 2019

    Leutwiler starts against Bolton
  7. 4 points
    Tigers

    Ottawa CPL Club

    We get it dude, you're hardcore.
  8. 4 points
    BFBF

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    MAK absolutely tearing it up right with 2 assists against Seattle. First assist was a beautiful pass through 3 players to put Vela in on goal. Second a great breakup of a seattle pass that quickly countered for a goal. Hard to keep him off the Nat's lineup with what he is doing right now.
  9. 4 points
    Lofty

    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    The AVERAGE wage bill in the English fourth tier (in Jan 2018) is approximately triple what has been mooted as the CPL MAXIMUM. https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/yeovil-town-v-manchester-united-1113063 That is why CPL cannot attract all its players from that level. Mitter fills an important gap in the Valour squad and replaces a player who let us down at the last minute -- always a tricky thing to do. Personally, I am done with the whinging about the level of play. That will inevitably be determined by the wage cap. I really don't care whether it is more Bournemouth, Bury, or Bradford Park Avenue -- I will support it because I enjoy going to watch the footy at any level.
  10. 3 points
    CDNFootballer

    CPL Stadium Thread

    Love this live stream cam of the Westhill's Stadium expansion, weather wise looking to be a nice week from Tuesday - Saturday so will be great seeing it take shape before Sundays home opener.
  11. 3 points
    masster

    Kamron Habibullah

    Habibullah named as one of the top 10 MLS academy players at the GA Cup. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/04/22/top-10-performances-mls-academy-players-2019-generation-adidas-cup TFC's Jacen Russell-Rowe also on the list. So is Chituru Odunze (but he reps the USA internationally).
  12. 3 points
    Atiba goes 90 in a 2-1 win. Larin does not play.
  13. 3 points
    shamrock

    Canadians abroad: April 19-25, 2019

    Adekugbe starts for Valerengen at SK Brann. EDIT: plays the entire game which ends in 1-1.
  14. 3 points
    Ozzie_the_parrot

    CPL Stadium Thread

  15. 3 points
    I’m hoping to be in Hamilton by 8pm so will probably be at Mosaic around 9pm!
  16. 3 points
    baulderdash77

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Kaye is improving leaps and bounds it seems every week. He’s going to become a staring CM for Canada in the best way- by taking it away playing excellent. Its great to see him progressing.
  17. 3 points
    longlugan

    CPL General

    BBTB...why did you change your handle?
  18. 3 points
    jordan

    Canadians abroad: April 19-25, 2019

    Kaye had 3 assists in a 4-1 win over Seattle
  19. 3 points
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    See Updated
  20. 3 points
    Got an assist on the third goal from a nice flick on
  21. 2 points
    canta15

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Starts on the Team of the Week this week
  22. 2 points
    In other news, I monitor how many season seats are left for sale on a regular basis and I’ve seen it go from about 600 a few weeks ago to about 225 left now. Every day a dozen or so drop off. I imagine that the team must be closing in in 6,000 season seats now. I remember back in the winter they said they were approaching 5,000 seats but they’ve sold lots since then.
  23. 2 points
  24. 2 points
    Hutch starts and Larin is on the bench for Besiktas. game starts at 1 pm eastern and is on Bein Sports and DAZN.
  25. 2 points
    shamrock

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    He's definitely putting himself in the Gold Cup starting line-up with performances like these.
  26. 2 points
    LeoH037

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Kaye starts the Gold Cup, no question about it. The guy was single highhandedly dismantling Seattle
  27. 2 points
    JamboAl

    Liam Millar

    I don't believe the refereeing is corrupt; it's just so poor compared to what it was even five years ago. But other than making them full time, I don't know how you fix it because you couldn't pay me enough to deal with the verbal diarrhea that Scottish football supporters often spew.
  28. 2 points
    Bison44

    Richmond "Richie" Laryea

    Whats a kid to do? Last game they said he wasnt looking on the defensive end, this game he was too conservative going forward. Learning when to go and when to stay home will take a long time and some people will never be happy. Auro was no improvement when he came on (still suffering with injury??) and probably could have stayed on the bench and gotten more rest. I like the way Lareya is making himself a more rounded player and he should be able to fill in for Auro or Deleon farther up the pitch for the summer.
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Blackjack15

    Atiba Hutchinson

  31. 2 points
    Super sub: Scored the last two goals to give TFC the 3pts in a 4-3 win over Minnesota, making his case to be a starter and push for major role/big minutes this year
  32. 1 point
    Blackjack15

    General Discussion on CMNT

    I would like to point of four players in europe that in the second half of year (July - ) could make a big jump in level, club and league. To get themselves in the radar of the National Team picture. Hanson Boakai - playing in the Veikauslliga with Inter Turku has seen his best in Europe as he's gotten back after Rocky stints in Sweden, Romania, and Italy/Croatia which never materialized. Now Playing first tier football, given time off the bench is a great opportunity for him to step up and be one of the best in this league and make the jump a Bigger league. At age 23, still has lots of potential. Let's see how his 2019 season goes Dario Zanatta - After a stellar season on loan in the championship with Alloa, expect his parent club Hearts to have him at training camp and consider him part of the squad for the 2019-2020 season. The Victoria Native has already played 13 games in the premiership, 4 as starts and the other 9 small amount of minutes off the bench. The more likely scenario would be that he is loaned to mid table, lower end premiership team. The Jambos recently just renewed him to a contract until 2020, showing they believe in him, he is just 21 years old. Caniggia Elva - After spending 3 years Stuttgart's reserves he signed on with Wurzburger Kickers in 3.Liga; he had quite the slow start to his season, but the second half has been truly sensational. Smashing performances as a super sub earned him a spot in the XI and he hasn't looked back since, scoring goals and assists in most of the games he's been involved in. His contract expires this summer, According to a German article that was shared by Canucks abroad on twitter, various first division clubs in Europe are vying for his services, Austria and Switzerland most notably. Scandinavia also, should he make the jump and do well, I would not be surprised if he received a call in the fall when Canada plays Nations League. Kris Twardek - After being in part of Millwall's first teams in League One and Championship he was loaned out to Carlisle United in a League Two which he played a dozen games and scoring a goal, he represented Czech Republic at U17, U18, U19. Switched his allegiance to Canada in 2016, playing in U20's and the U21's at the Toloun tournament. He has 2 caps to his name for the senior team (Oct 2017 vs ES & March 2018 vs NZ). Now currently in Ireland with a expiring contract, rumours are swirling he's in talks with a Czech First League club. Should he sign, he's one to watch out for. Depth in the midfield could be emerging
  33. 1 point
    Remember a pizza in southern France automatically comes with olives. So a plain cheese pizza is actually a "cheese & olive" pizza.
  34. 1 point
    Olympique_de_Marseille

    Jayson Leutwiler

    1) For friendlies yes...for a tournament the difference in cost is not that big. 2) The 40-man Gold Cup squad is due on May 17th. There are therefore only 11 (maybe 12) CanPL matches that will have taken place before that date that you can use to judge who should make it in the squad. 2 to 4 games per team. So we will need to decide which 4 keepers to call with that limited information. I assume 99% will say that Borjan is the first choice. I will also assume that most will want Crépeau at the Gold Cup. So it's a fight for those other two spots (which will then become one spot for the 23-man squad). 1. Borjan 2. Crépeau 3. ??????????? (40-man provisional list) 4. ???????????
  35. 1 point
    Gian-Luca

    Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/04/22/toronto-fcs-jahkeele-marshall-rutty-introduces-himself-ga-cup-heroics
  36. 1 point
    Then there are people like me (old) who don't even know what an app is. Companies and people that assume everyone knows as much about modern technology as they do should realize old people like me haven't all died off yet. I hope to be still chugging along for a few more ...[gasp] agghhhhhhhhh. [thud]
  37. 1 point
    Got the ticketing figured out. See everyone on Saturday.
  38. 1 point
    Olympique_de_Marseille

    Jayson Leutwiler

    Now that Blackburn is in the "nothing to play for zone", (they cannot make the promotion playoffs and they cannot get relegated), Jayson is being given starts. He played last week vs QPR, made a mistake which led to a last minute goal for them although Blackburn won. Starting again in the game that kicks off in 15 minutes. I hope he plays well and starts the last two games of the season too. If Leutwiler plays those last two games (for 4 in a row), do you think he can sneak past Thomas and reclaim the 3rd place keeper spot? Remember, he was 3rd choice for OZ during the 2017 Gold Cup. Coincidentally, Simon Thomas in on the bench for KFUM-Kameratene Oslo right now. (Norway 2nd tier).
  39. 1 point
    Blackjack15

    CPL General

    https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/pro-soccer-arrives-on-island-it-s-game-on-for-pacific-fc-1.23797550 I've highlighted the most important parts of the article below among the league sponsors the CPL has signed is WestJet, along with the likes of Tim Hortons, Volkswagen, Nike for footwear and leading European jersey company Macron for the kit. What the fledgling CPL seems to have done well is lure sponsorships. Taking the lead in that regard is the eye-popping — at least by Canadian soccer standards — 10 year, $200-million deal with Spanish sports-TV company Mediapro. It includes the rights to produce all CPL and Canadian national team games. Ten of the Mediapro-produced CPL games will be shown live on the full CBC network. “We will be gate-driven as well as partnership-driven,” said Simpson. “We need everybody getting behind the league. We are 50 per cent funded by a Spanish TV giant. They see the potential in a sport they know best. There may be some Canadians who can’t understand why a company from Barcelona is doing this. That hasn’t really clicked in yet with Canadians. The content will be high end and unique. What the rest of the world sees is such a great nation as Canada — one of the most desirable places to live in the world — and they can’t fathom that we don’t have a pro league in the most popular sport in the world. “We will not hold on to players forever. We’re about discovering and developing Canadian players and moving them on to bigger leagues such as Premierships in Europe or the MLS.” That’s another part of the soccer culture on the business side. “That’s how we’re going to survive. Transfer fees are very lucrative if you get it right,” said Simpson. But even with the possibility of developing talent for transfer fees — and the impressive sponsorships the league has lined up — this is a daunting startup, especially by Canadian soccer standards. Sources indicate the operating budget for a CPL team will be in the range of $5 million per season, with more than 50 per cent of that going to player salaries. BIG NEWS! Analysis and thoughts below: So besides Cavalry having Westjet and Forge having Tim Hortons as their jersey sponsors, they will also be official airline carrier and another major founding partner. With the Broadcasting deal with MediaPro of $20 Million Dollars per season ($200M over 10yrs) will cover 50% of the costs of the teams in season 1 is absolutely exceptional. We are in a really damn good place, the other half will come from attendance at the gate, game day revenue, merchandise and local sponsors. I think we could see all seven clubs break even tbh, which is something that was not expected before, Clanachan told owners to expect to lose money in the first few years; well that claim has changed with this deal coming in. What a smashing success by CSB leaded by Scott Mitchell Great to see that the CPL will fulfill the same purpose of Croatia's, Sweden, Belgium's leagues. What would that be? To be developmental first. All of their best 20-30 players play in better leagues and environments and that's exactly what they want to do here. The best will come on, I have no doubt about it, for the rest however this will be their place to play. The 5M operational budget just confirms what we already knew from reports of The Forbes Magazine, earlier in 2018. What is new though is that half of the whole will go to players?? They never revealed the salary cap, some rumours said $750K others said $1M, but 2.5M - I am not so sure, incredible if true, but unlikely as it seems inconsistent with what we were hearing before. Very odd why the league never publicly revealed the exact number
  40. 1 point
    T_Bison

    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    Don't get me wrong - I don't expect him to 'work out'. However, they have contracts available and he's a somewhat competent body. And it's all good - if that's the worst dust up we get into today online, we're gold!
  41. 1 point
    zaltan

    TOKYO 2020

    Camp set for April 30th in Vancouver, bad time of the year for a camp, Europe based players will not be released, and CPL just started
  42. 1 point
    Ams1984

    CPL TV Contract

    I think that the thing is that most casual sports fans will be watching the Leafs game. The majority of them may not be accessible fans (not interested in soccer) but I’d bet that of the millions of people watching the game, there are plenty who might check out the CPL now that they’ve heard of it, especially if they hear about it a few times. One of the big reasons that TFC is such a success in my opinion, is that they’ve been embraced by casual sports fans. It’ll take more than this for that to happen, but it’s a good start.
  43. 1 point
    MrsC

    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    Rob Gale posted in the RRR Facebook group that they will open up more sections if they sell out what is there now. It's a good question about which sections that would be though. I assumed it would be the end zones, but who knows. Maybe they would do the upper deck. I believe they are putting sponsor logos on the tarped sections on the other side of the pitch, so I'm sure that area will not be touched.
  44. 1 point
    1. Cavalry (14w, 9d, 5l, 47pts) 2. Forge 3. Valour 4. Pacific 5. FCE 6. York 9 7. Wanderers (7w, 7d, 14l, 28pts)
  45. 1 point
    Cheeta

    CPL Stadium Thread

    Could be some" little" things, something as simple as the contractors who won the tender to install the plumbing for the perimeter bathrooms won't be on site until August, bring in the porta potties. Could be some major features which requires construction/excavation structure which needs to be on site long enough to interfere with the league schedule. Whatever it is or isn't doesn't sound like the team is especially worried about it. Pity the fans won't experience the finished product out of the gate. Better than 50/50 chance we'll be on the island in September. Whatdoyouknow? York away at a completed Westhills that week.
  46. 1 point
    I have a real issue with tickets, not only for the opening game but for the entire season, you see I'm a bit of a dinosaur and am still rocking a BlackBerry Q10, the app to load your tickets on is not available in this platform, the tickets are to be paperless only! I contacted @marauder01 from the club and he will help me with a solution on Monday, maybe Forge FC will buy me a new phone?
  47. 1 point
    I wrote a letter to News Feedback editor Stuart Adamson (stuart.adamson@bellmedia.ca) because garbage like that has to be called out, however much the club was at fault for allowing it: Dear Mr Adamson As a longtime BCer from a family that has been here for 110 years, I expect a bit more from news reporting when it affects important events in BC history. The Pacific FC soccer team is the first pro franchise to ever land in Victoria, and deserves a bit more respect and honesty when reporting about it. That the stadium is going slowly is obvious; it is also obvious that your reporters have access to the models of the stadium, including the seating plan for the home opener next weekend. You also know it will be sold out or near to. All of this you ignore, in my view in a rather incompetent way, to conjure a story that paints a picture that suggests fans will be sitting amidst a construction site. That is a lie. The inference is false, and the intention is plain nasty. The new CPL league, with 7 teams and the likelihood of more in future seasons, is a momentous effort for Canadian soccer and its fans. Excitement amongst the community is high, in Victoria as well as Halifax or Hamilton. The media deal is 200 million dollars over 10 years. Or is that the real reason you decided to do a muckracking piece on the club and its venue: that the CBC will be showing games? If that is the case, you deserve to be called out for professional incompetence. Victoria and BC soccer deserves a bit better. We will be expecting a different tone next time you decide to do a story on Pacific FC. Yours
  48. 1 point
    In all seriousness, this is just the CTV level, if it is not a racoon, it is some dumb-ass story about someone burning voodoo dolls near a homeless camp. It just bothers me that Pacific does not have their press people on top of things. If they have almost sold out the opener, then people are going, and they are going to seats or to stands. Obviously. Two weeks later there are rugby matches. The mock-ups of the stadium are done and the reporters saw them, for sure. But that is not the kind of story they want to tell: your first top flight pro team comes to Victoria and they do this, which is simply the work of losers.
  49. 1 point
    ^ More importantly, they have announced $5 draught beer before every game.
  50. 1 point
    shamrock

    Fikayo Tomori

    Yeah man he can be a starter in the Gold Cup in what is arguably the best CMNT ever! And then work towards two potential World Cups. That beats any youth team option IMO.
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