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  1. 8 points
    Ansem

    CPL General

    😊
  2. 7 points
    deschamp86

    CPL General

    Hondurans get confused by it apparently
  3. 6 points
    Jith12

    Fikayo Tomori

    Tomori was named the Derby player of the season yesterday. There is no understating how important Tomori would be to our program.
  4. 5 points
    vancanman

    CPL General

    It baffles me how many people don't know the difference.
  5. 5 points
    Kent

    CPL General

    I just bought a case of Sleeman's today. If I had known about the Moosehead sponsorship a few hours earlier I probably would have given them my business. Next time then. I guess I better get through this case ASAP.
  6. 4 points
    spitfire

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    The roster is out https://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-announces-squad-for-concacaf-men-s-under-17-championship-p162138-preview-1
  7. 4 points
    Kent

    CPL General

    Yeah, yesterday I set up the game to record, as well as CBC news, Sportsnet Central, and Sportscentre on that day just in case any of them talk about the game. Oh right, I guess I should set up the TFC game to record too when I get around to it since I'll miss it while in Hamilton. Now begins TFC's "second fiddle" years.
  8. 4 points
    Rocket Robin

    CPL General

    Oh boy! My TV Guide listing finally updated to Saturday's game. It's happening!
  9. 4 points
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    See Updated
  10. 3 points
    masster

    CPL General

    I don't think this point can be understated. They amount of media attention and local energy a Jets or Flames playoff run would have consumed in each of those cities is significant. The landscape is much clearer for the soccer organizations to make their mark.
  11. 3 points
    Rheo

    CPL General

    Two Solitudes 5/24, recap of expansion talk http://sportspodcastingnetwork.com/2019/04/24/the-two-solitudes-soccer-podcast-free-preview-canpl-expansion-talk/MW -Laval/Montreal-Bunbury top choice but other group. 2020 start most likely -NB rumours our there. Not Moncton though. Isn’t ownership interest there. Saint John could be it with Moosehead partnership announced. Biggest corporate center in the province (Irving, McCains). Fredericton government city, transient population would make it difficult. Important for another eastern team with Halifax being so isolated. Maybe 2021 -no real word on Quebec City yet but would make sense if there are two groups interested in Montreal to try and convince one to go there for the natural rivalry. Talked up Laval in general -Ontario team close is out of left field. Pickering or Durham (Oshawa) region. Might be closer to 2021 than 2020. Possible connected to other real estate deals/renovation to stadium and further development of other projects. Big money name attached (billionaire) Around Church/Bailey area, near power plant/lake, possibly as part of Woodbine development. -rumblings of western GTA (Halton/Oakville) interest but nothing concrete yet. Maybe 2021. Brought up the Caldwell hiring -KW still in the mix. Barry McLean is figurehead/involved heavily but stadium issue holding back. 2021 or 2022 play -London and Windsor in play but long term and not hearing much -Saskatchewan (most likely Saskatoon) further along. Figures 2020 likely -his guess would be 2020-Durham/Pickering, Saskatoon, Montreal/Laval -thinks 2 teams a year for 3-4 years until hit 16
  12. 3 points
    Raven

    CPL General

    Saint John, New Brunswick St John's, Newfoundland That should clear it up for the uneducated.
  13. 3 points
    m-g-williams

    CPL General

    I'm reeeeeeaaaaaaaaally hoping he's referencing Moncton. Fastest growing city in the province, ready-to-use stadium, perfect location for out-of-towners from NS and PEI, and a strong Acadian connection. We already know there's some interest, so maybe they've finally found an investor. This would be great! Also, Saint John is a hole.
  14. 3 points
    Cheeta

    CPL Stadium Thread

    No. And of course.! No, in that no matter what happens at a local level or a national level stadiums will exist for whatever comes next. I think this CPL thing is going to be around for a long time to come but individual owners? Maybe not so much. New money reinventing the wheel in an existing CPL market shouldn't have infastructure costs discouraging them from entering that market, not as much as it has in the past anyway. And of course in that I'm going to chase down this Heineken with a Keiths before heading out for a little BBQ at a pals. Gimme a break! REALLY rough year at work already and it's only April.
  15. 3 points
    Ansem

    CPL General

  16. 2 points
    @longlugan You're right, this is BBTB's sock puppet.
  17. 2 points
    Gian-Luca

    TFC 2019 Season

    He actually has 4 goals in 4 games if you add the Champions league match and 5 goals in 5 games if you add the TFC2 match. On the latest KJ/Caldwell podcast Caldwell said that Vanney doens't trust Hamilton yet and has good reason not do because he hasn't been consistent. I guess he wasn't referring to the recent past. I wouldn't be surprised if Hamilton doesn't start, I got a slight sense of that from Vanney's post-game comments that he was already coming up with reasons why that wouldn't be the case. It could probably be spun as "I wanted to keep Jordan in his role as super-sub based on how well it worked last time" or something like that. You also almost get the sense that if he doesn't score in every game, he will get benched. Hopefully I'm wrong.
  18. 2 points
    johnyb

    CPL General

    Forgot they were last one standing. Going to grab a couple cases and try them out. Perfect sponsor for our league. I'll be sure to let them know why I'm giving them a shot. Every little bit helps.
  19. 2 points
    Got my jersey last night, and my tickets are in the app. Let's friggin go! Can't wait until Saturday! Score prediction: 2-0 Forge.
  20. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    CPL TV Contract

    Personally, I will be watching on CBC when possible as a way to reinforce my personal preference for TV-based offerings. Streaming will be there for the rest, but when I can show my support for games-on-TV, that will be the route I take. Entirely based on personal preference though. As for which one is better for CPL, I suspect they will be paying close attention to all viewership numbers regardless of platform.
  21. 2 points
    I’m quite pleased the way this has all turned out so far, I remember the mandate to land a pro soccer franchise and when it was near expiration there were rumours surfacing of other groups wanting to take the exclusive rights and bring a PDL or USL team to Hamilton, that wouldn’t have worked IMHO! Thankfully Young was patient and able to overcome several obstacles such as no present Canadian league and the law suit with the City of Hamilton and the CPL was formed with Forge being a flagship club! Young recognized the importance of rivalries and the thirst for a Canadian league, Saturday will be the culmination of lots of ups and downs for us Soccer fans in The Hammer, I think it will be worth the wait!
  22. 2 points
    Bison44

    TFC 2019 Season

    Hamilton has 3 goals in 159min?? He has a better strike rate than Jozy this season. And I'm still nervous Vanney will start Akinola instead.
  23. 2 points
    Big_M

    2019 Concacaf Champions League

    Away goals never count double
  24. 2 points
    Ah you know what? It will all become part of the Legend that is The. First. Game. Ever.
  25. 2 points
    Macksam

    CPL General

    I like Cracked Canoe.....but considering Hop City is joined at the hip with Moosehead, I expect to see their selections at games, if this deal encompasses stadium offerings that is. It’s time to update that box.....unless that is your way of giving the middle finger to Rogers to which I say good job.
  26. 2 points
    matty

    CPL TV Contract

    https://advanced-television.com/2019/04/23/mediapro-acquires-canadas-tri-lite-tv/ Headquartered in Ontario, Tri-Lite TV has a production centre with 500 square metres of TV studio sets, covering sports events, entertainment and news events in Canada and the US. more details: https://www.sportsvideo.org/2019/04/22/mediapro-canada-acquires-tri-lite-tv/ article notes there will be 130 games over this season, not sure if that's an error or just including this like canchamp games (which brings the total to 124 including the 2 leg final) and national team stuff
  27. 2 points
    Raven

    CPL General

    Hey!!!! That's my hometown! Port City, oil refinery, definitely a blue collar city. There is the Canada Games Stadium (UNBSJ) which seats up to 5000 for big events. I saw Canada play there for a qualifyer in the late 80's and saw Atlantic selects play an exhibition game versus Winnipeg (CSL)....and home of Moosehead Brewery.
  28. 2 points
    BuzzAndSting

    CPL General

    And the brewery town would be Saint John, NB. Definitely no one talking about that! edit: Definitely Saint John. Rollins says it’s a market no ones talked about but is close to a town that has been discussed quite a bit and that it would be a natural rival for a team that doesn’t currently have one.
  29. 2 points
    Rheo

    CPL General

    Recap Duane Rollins CPL expansion bits from Soccer Today 4/23 -full details on Two Solitudes later this week. Montreal could be ready summer season but will wait most likely to avoid confusion -no update on Ottawa. If sanctioning revoked odds are the team would fold up shop. But market they want into -hearing good things about three other markets, two barely discussed. One on the west, discussed a lot. Chelsea fan out west from the Voyageurs would be happy (whatever that means) -Other two would be rivals. One for a team that doesn’t have one (Halifax? My guess) and not a city that has been talked about a lot? Followed tonight by
  30. 2 points
    The big difference with Tim Hortons Field is connecting the 2 stands is the largest outdoor bar in Canada. That huge social viewing area is what differentiates it from BMO or the other old school fields. Its about gameday experience and a 700 person bar makes a great gameday experience.
  31. 2 points
    SoccMan

    2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship

    Update on the Dallas Cup and Generation Adidas tournament. Both tournaments probably the most prestigious tournaments we have here in North America. The Dallas Cup especially where many former and present day international soccer stars played in as youth players. TFC Academy U12 boys win Dallas Cup U12 division over FC Dallas MLS Academy U12 boys 3-0 in the final . TFC U16 boys win 1-0 in their final winning the U16 boys Dallas Cup. TFC boys U15 boys lose their Genneration Adidas Final on penalty kicks to Chivas Guadalajara.
  32. 2 points
    SoccMan

    Tosaint Ricketts

    Nice article really enjoyed watching him play here in Toronto for TFC. I’m glad he got to experience winning the MLS Cup in 2017 and the Supporters Shield along with the Voyageurs Cup. He played a major role in TFC’s magical season in 2017 and also played a major role in that magical playoff game between Montreal and Toronto in the 2016 MLS eastern conference championship second leg game at BMO Field . He is a very useful player and might still be able to contribute even with our national team especially as a super sub.
  33. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    CPL General

    That is awesome. I tend to buy the local craft brews (usually Upstreet, PEI Brewing Company and Copper Bottom for those interested...) but for inexpensive cooler filler in the summer I now always go for Moosehead. They are the last one standing among the big Canadian-owned brewers - all the others have been gobbled up by multinationals. Very fitting beer sponsor for the CPL. And Moose green is pretty tasty :)
  34. 2 points
    toontownman

    CPL General

    Best case scenario for a big canadian beer company. Happy with that.
  35. 2 points
    shamrock

    Canadians abroad: April 19-25, 2019

    Curcija and Reid go 90 for Le Havre II against Bastia-Borgo (1-2). Le Havre II are now dead-last and bound for relegation. They can still avoid It, but then they should start winning games. 1. FC Köln II slaughtered #2 RW Oberhausen 1-6 on Sunday. Boakeye was the first sub for Köln in the 63rd minute. However, all of their goals were already made by that point. EDIT: Charles-Andreas Brym played 86 minutes for Lille II in a 2-1 win over Fleury-Mérogis. Didn't score this game but is on 9 in 17 (13 starts) so far.
  36. 2 points
    Big thanks to Jamie and James for helping me get my tickets sorted out. Long day ahead on the 27th, but gonna be so worth it. Work from 4pm to 10-11 on Friday night, bus from North Bay at 2am, bus from Toronto to Hamilton after that, have a few drinks with everyone before the game, be in a moment of bliss for 2 hours, figure out what to do after until midnight when I take the bus back up to North Bay, then get home at 5:30am and sleep until it's time for PFC vs. HFX. Even though this isn't a "Canada" event, I will be there with my Voyageurs scarf celebrating a fantastic day in Canadian soccer history!
  37. 2 points
    Kaye had 3 assists in a 4-1 win over Seattle
  38. 1 point
    Obinna

    Fikayo Tomori

    Logical argument, but I don't think he'll logically look at the competition and resign himself to Canada (or Nigeria for that matter), I think he'll look at the competition and feel why not him?
  39. 1 point
    Wow...Northern Tribune. Way to rip off the juiciest pieces from an article on a subscription site and then reproduce it. Poor form in my opinion.
  40. 1 point
    BearcatSA

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    If Tomori decides to come on board, then Herdman will have one more competitor to choose for the highly coveted LB position.
  41. 1 point
    Hamilton has always wanted to be in the NHL. Why wouldn't they at least explore the option of MLS? They could have had a rivalry with Toronto that people in Toronto actually cared out. MLS was showing signs of being interested in developing some local derbys at the time and wasn't finding it quite as easy to draw viable expansion bids as it is now. Think the big problem for any Hamilton sports group is that no North American major league is ever going to want a Hamilton branded team on board as it sounds bush league to Americans, so if local civic pride balks at being perceived as a minor league city that meant they had to go for a domestic pro league. That makes sense from a Hamilton perspective. What gives the project a fighting shot at making it is that they have been willing to dilute the economic model down to a point that is low budget enough to be potentially doable in enough markets elsewhere to make an entire league viable without needing the three core MLS markets to get behind it.
  42. 1 point
    Ruffian

    CPL TV Contract

    I'll be watching from the CBC Gem app. I assume CBC tracks that well. It is also my preference for future viewing.
  43. 1 point
    New WPSL expansion club, Vancouver Island FC announced their first three signings in club history on April 19th. Three players were named to the roster: Liz Gregg, Mariel Solsberg, and Alexis McKinty. Coached by Neil Sedgwick and Wes Barrett, the first tryouts were held on April 1st and the club has two more tryouts scheduled for late April. Liz Gregg joins VIFC with a wealth of professional football experience including multiple seasons abroad with Doncaster Rovers Belles. ... Continue reading on the NSXI Network.
  44. 1 point
    dyslexic nam

    CPL General

    Jesus that is cruel. Funny Twitter handle too. Well played.
  45. 1 point
    Soro17

    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    So, 8 - nil PFC over TSS over the weekend apparently. Blasco with 3.
  46. 1 point
    I need a pair as well! Will skip TFC for this if I can get one.
  47. 1 point
    El Diego

    Richmond "Richie" Laryea

    I have disagree with the take that Laryea was not responsible for any goals. He let Quintero get goal side of him and then followed his run to keep him on side. To me, that was a really basic error that directly led to the goal and showed that he still has a lot to learn about the basics of playing in a back line. Regarding him going forward, it is clear that each full back position has different instructions from Vanney. The left back is asked to provide width because Osorio plays left wing, but Oso tucks inside to play as an extra center mid. On the right, DeLeon plays as a more traditional winger so the right back stays back a bit, and tucks inside himself. This is evidenced by the fact that not only was Laryea doing this, but Auro was doing it when he came on (and was doing it in previous games). That being said, Laryea did get forward at times, most notably when he baited a flyby and set up Altidore who fired over. Despite the error I described above, I like the Laryea experiment at full back. He is much more intelligent with the ball than most full backs, so if he can turn himself into a competent defender I would be very pleased.
  48. 1 point
    Blackjack15

    CPL TV Contract

    Kurt Larson has informed on Twitter to tune in 30 minutes before and after for pre game and post match interviews, features, exclusive content on onesoccer.ca this Saturday! Some of it will be shown on the broadcast while on CBC while others won't have enough time for, remember it's the home of Canadian soccer - The 24/7 Channel 360° Model The great thing is that it will be free of cost for a "generous amount of time", my guess is that it will be the spring season to gauge interest in the sprint and see how much people subscribe for the marathon, hard to argue that if the fans like what they're seeing how can you not buy in? All about building the fanbase rather than making money $ in the very beginning.
  49. 1 point
    Rocket Robin

    2019 Voyageurs Cup

    April 21, 2019 My game report on League 1 Ontario Oakville Blue Devils vs PLSQ A.S. Blainville exhibition game in Oakville. Includes interviews with coaches and players. Should also interest York 9 FC fans as they will play Blainville in the first round of the Voyageurs Cup. The head coach of Blainville does answer questions on this year's Cup. http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19l1o018.htm
  50. 1 point
    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
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