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  1. 10 points
    Pottsy3

    Niagara CPL

    As we've heard clamouring that the commissioner sees Niagara as a real possibility for further expansion, I guess it is time for us supporters to show investors/league operations just how badly we want a team. I've heard a few locals in the local soccer scene starting to see that the CPL is the real deal, and that professional sports could make its way to the region sooner rather than later. My brother and I are among the many Niagarans who have for years held season tickets to TFC(and now Forge FC) matches. It's time to bring that support home, and show that Niagara has its own passionate supporters. That being said, we are looking to begin our own supporters group for a potential Niagara CPL team. We are looking for everyone and anyone who is interested in supporting grassroots initiatives, and building our way up. Eventually, we would like to set up a meeting with interested supporters, and make our presence known in the local community. We would love to brainstorm collectively, including initiatives, names, etc. I have temporarily setup a social media outlet, which I have yet to do anything with, but will eventually be using to spread information about events, meet ups, and other matters that exist beyond this forum. That social media can be found at twitter.com/NiagaraLocalz and finally, yes I did try to create a logo where I spoofed the city of St. Catharines logo to somewhat resemble a "lock" monster. (no I do not have any graphic design experience clearly)
  2. 6 points
    HfxCeltic

    HFX Wanderers Season Thread 2019

    I know the home opener is a different beast, but the weather was complete **** (3°C and raining) on Saturday and the stadium was completely packed. I, and the folks I was with, were cold and wet but had an amazing experience. As the weather improves and more people are exposed to it, I don't think we'd have any issues expanding a bit - maybe get highs in the 7000-7500 range for weekend games; mid-week games likely a little lower. I have 2 season tickets and will be taking my son to most games unless time or weather doesn't cooperate. Like this past Saturday, if he can't go I'll be taking a buddy. The buddy that came with me isn't really a soccer guy, but had a blast and wants to go to as many games as possible. I think the whole experience is getting people on board. The downtown stadium is key, the club has run everything extremely well, the pricing is spot on, and the Privateers are living up to their end of the bargain by providing an amazing atmosphere. I'm 100% sold on this already and am already making sure the annual budget has season tickets included for next year.
  3. 5 points
    Bison44

    2019 Spring Season Attendance

    Dont worry about it Marc, some people are just searching social media for A-hole posts to back up their negative outlook on things. Getting super excited or freaked out over every attendence number is going to give you whiplash. Come to a game, watch a game online, buy some merch, create some buzz on the internet/visit the CPL site etc...enjoy it, support it. I'll be 3 sections down from Mrs C and the RRR crew on saturday when we beat up on the wanderers. GO VALOUR!!
  4. 5 points
    Blackjack15

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Well said MAK 👏🏻
  5. 4 points
    Macksam

    2019 Spring Season Attendance

    What's embarrassing is someone who references Pokémon and Soviet style communism in their twitter handle.
  6. 4 points
    Hybred

    Forge FC Season Thread 2019

    Well you did jump on it even though it clearly said they were for local schools. You do realise that this team is owned by Bob Young right and the Hamilton Tiger-cats are very successful and also owned by Bob Young who only bought the team from bankruptcy because his brother with severe disabilities was an avid Ticat fan and died a year earlier. To this day he refers himself as the Caretaker and not owner of the team as he believes the team is such a fabric of Hamilton it can't be owned. This Forge team isn't some mickey mouse operation it has very smart business people behind it who love the city, as you aren't from here I don't really care about your opinion about my team in my city. And just in case you aren't aware Hamilton is not a part of the GTA at all it is instead apart of the GTHA which is a relatively new term that is called the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, which refers to GTA and Hamilton Niagara Region. Rant complete!!!
  7. 4 points
    MrsC

    Have you joined OneSoccer Yet?

    I'm going to Edmonton for June 1 and back to Hamilton for July 20 (but that doesn't count since I've already been there). I'll probably only get 4 of 7 this year but who knows. The other 3 next year for sure though.
  8. 4 points
    Blackjack15

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Full credit to OZ for seeing something in him than most coaches wouldn't have, because in paper "USL guy gets called in gold Cup roster" most of us were curious who this player was and I think it helped him with his club form and then signing for LAFC having that International experience
  9. 4 points
    to recap: Colyn had a poor game...not sure what's up with him, but did not impress at all and was the first player subbed. Kamron and Jayden were trying to do too much by taking on 2 and 3 players and were not effective other than the goal that Kamron scored. Same for Russ Rowe, a bit invisible. Omeonga looked good again, physical, lots of hustle and skilled but will have to watch the hard tackles against CR or Panama. We dominated the game, not sure possession stats but they have to be way up there. Our defence will need to really tighten up by the next match...they were a bit sloppy with back and square passes with speedy forwards almost picking them off. All in all a good performance team wise as Barbados had 10 behind the ball and we were still able to break them down, so that's impressive. Hoping that our "big four" can get their mojo together for the next game. Olivieri needs to get his tactics right for the next game. We have the talent to get into the WC with this squad so let's see.
  10. 4 points
    https://spfl.co.uk/news/april-double-for-rangers Arfield is player of the month in Scotland.
  11. 3 points
    fil

    Bekker received a two game suspension

    https://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-announces-fine-suspension-for-forge-fc-s-kyle-bekker-p162161-preview-1 And an undisclosed fine. My only question is why did it take so long. He should of been suspended before his last match.
  12. 3 points
    HFX is one of the clubs in the league I am most confident about, mostly due to stadium location. I think they'll see consistently full stadiums all season, excepting those terrible weather days. And if they end up adding more seats, to meet demand, all the better.
  13. 3 points
    Match highlights: https://www.concacaf.com/en/under-17s-men/video/cu17-barbados-v-canada-highlights
  14. 3 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Liam played 81 mins in a hard fought tough 1-0 win for Kilmarnock!! He played like a lion and ran and ran and gave the right back fits. Only thing missing was a goal! Shattered again in the end and was subbed off but really happy with his effort and output. Happy he gave his all Killie now I’m 3rd with a possibility of Europa League!! Great for him to really build on his match fitness leading up to the gold cup!!
  15. 2 points
    Yoginess

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Davies will likely get some "first team minutes" once the real season is over but I'm glad he's comfortable at Bayern II in the meantime.
  16. 2 points
    matty

    Niagara CPL

    dude you ignored a massive point, which i very clearly stated, which is the difference in terms of the nature of the cities to their surrounding locations. regionally halifax, saskatoon, and st. john's are more dominant to their provinces than london, niagara, and kw are to ontario, as they are either capitals or economic centres for their provinces. also with regards to victoria, you're ignoring that it's part of the vancouver-victoria media market, the 3rd largest in canada. you're arguing that people should not be concerned of the cpl loading up southern ontario for 2026 despite history, the image, and the coverage being to regionalized.
  17. 2 points
    The Real Marc

    Niagara CPL

    It's not about TFC's shadow, it's about demand for a professional soccer team in those local communities and the perception of relying on third tier markets in a national league this early. The league should be focusing on other markets within Canada that cement the national (not regional) footprint of the league, before going to regional route.
  18. 2 points
    matty

    Have you joined OneSoccer Yet?

    One Soccer 1000+ downloads on the Google Play Store. CPL Centre Circle app has 5000+. Currently #40 on the Apple Store - Sports chart for Canada while CPL Centre Circle Mobile App is #10
  19. 2 points
    Ozzie_the_parrot

    Niagara CPL

    I'm sure you have used the argument previously that things are different now when people make CSL parallels? Thirty years ago soccer was almost exclusively a recent immigrant thing in a city like London and the local city politicians and media outlets were totally gung ho about the London Tigers AA baseball team and couldn't care less about the London Lasers back in 1990 and probably although it was never stated flat out wanted it to fail. That would be different now. Thirty years ago a lot of people in the local soccer community were skeptical that a team like the Lasers were really any better than top local amateur teams like the White Eagles (and rumours of what happened when the Lasers tried playing against teams like that in practice games didn't help) because the funding wasn't there to be genuinely full-time professional. That would be different now by the looks of what has happened so far with CanPL. Niagara is a long drive from the GTA and doesn't deserve to be bracketed in with a Peel region team when it comes to arguments about being in TFC's shadow. Even Durham region is far enough out that the Oshawa Generals draw well in junior hockey in a way that doesn't happen when people try to make junior hockey fly in Mississauga.
  20. 2 points
    The Real Marc

    2019 Spring Season Attendance

    What is embarrassing about an attendance of 3500? For this level of soccer in these communities, attendances like these have to be expected. Embarassment will come into play once we hid mid-week games at the 1500 level.
  21. 2 points
    BLennard

    Axel Desjardins

    Back from the dead, sorry about that. Was busy with work and had forgotten my password, so I was just too lazy to log in. Axel Desjardins's season is over. They qualified for the Primavera playoffs, but lost in the first round 2-0 to Ascoli... and I've got game footage! He is the one in blue! Quick recap: Played decent, made a couple of cool saves, but for the first goal, he was probably to blame (although the defence isn't exactly innocent). He also struggled with a corner at some point, but he still seems to be pretty confident and commanding in his box. Second goal wasn't much he could do. All Spezia goalkeepers are approaching the end of their contracts with no resignings in sight. Axel also won't be eligible next year for Primavera, so I can't wait to see what they'll do with him. Hopefully they won't let him rot on the bench and will either send him on loan or give him a chance as starting GK (can't really see that happening really, although it would be nice).
  22. 2 points
    Although no official announcement, confirmed on York 9's website
  23. 2 points
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    They released a 40 man roster for the 2017 Gold Cup so I am expecting a release this year as well. At RB, we really do not have a player consistently playing but ZBG is getting more starts now in Montreal. If Godinho is playing for Hearts he should be a lock but its been awhile. We also have both Laryea & Cordova getting minutes in quality leagues. Not sure if Godinho has lost his spot but there couldnt be a worse time to be benched/injured while the other 3 are getting minutes leading up to the tournament.
  24. 2 points
    https://www.thestar.com/halifax/2019/05/06/hfx-wanderers-open-to-mid-season-stadium-expansion.html?fbclid=IwAR20WOO4E9hsDF5W7CHLxZqyXgVQHRw2f2pIy-Je6ylh37hsMnApqNALeIY
  25. 2 points
    You could add Scott Kennedy and Meilleur-Giguere to that list. They're the same age range but with more professional experience than the recent college grads. It would have been great if there were some friendlies where Herdman could assess those players first hand.
  26. 2 points
    Your right about rosters being stretched. Injuries to a teams starting 11 are probably going to be crucial in how well a team does. I can see a team doing well early in the spring season but being hampered with injuries for the fall season. York 9 looked bad in the first half without a few starters. And a team like Pacific FC doesn't even have a full squad so they can't even rotate their players for a rest and recovery. And I really don't like that it seems Bekker got away with his "tough soccer" play. Not only because it could have caused a concussion but it was a stupid unnecessary foul.
  27. 2 points
    BearcatSA

    TFC 2019 Season

    Delgado struggles with maintaining possession, especially notable against higher calibre opposition, either with poor body position for shielding, heavy first touch, or inaccurate or rushed passes. The best defence is keeping the ball and when you give it away too easily, that's a big red flag regardless of how he does in other areas of his game. However, on Saturday, I thought he had a solid game in all areas. The guy who to me has tailed off after an impressive start has been DeLeon. There isn't much dynamic production happening of late and it's one of the reasons the attack seems limited more to, "What can Pozuelo produce?" and for the time being I wouldn't mind seeing Chapman getting some starts in his place.
  28. 2 points
    But what is worse, the play-by-play and colour people are praising this. We are going to lose our talent for huge stretches of the season, rosters will be stretched, the cost of squads will increase with emergency signings--and talent will be in the hospital while the tough guys roam the pitch. This is apparently what Clanachan has convinced everyone of, but the refs have a responsibility to FIFA rules, not CPL inventions. Do we even have a league reffing committee? And who is on the board to revise cards, mete out late justice and field appeals?
  29. 2 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    CPL Stadium Thread

    What do you think they painted the thick part purple for?
  30. 2 points
    Initial B

    CPL new teams speculation

    I know this isn't going to be a closed league and eventually there will be pro-rel, but if we were to be stuck with 16 teams in single-table balanced perpetuity, I would choose Pacific FC, Mainland BCFC, FC Edmonton, Calvary FC, Saskatchewan FC, Valour FC, London FC, Kitchener-Waterloo FC, Forge FC, York 9 FC, Ottawa Fury, FC Laval, FC Quebec, Moncton FC, HFX Wanderers, St. John's FC. That pretty much covers the nation geographically, population-wise, and rivalry-wise.
  31. 2 points
    masster

    Have you joined OneSoccer Yet?

    She has actually been in 3 stadiums. Top of the leaderboard!! Although these guys will be in first place by the end of the season: Anybody else going to make it to all 7 by the end of the year?
  32. 2 points
    Senorpopps

    Saskatoon CanPL

    haha if they enter they should be called the Prairie Canaries FC ... Not a bad ring to it, eh?
  33. 2 points
    toontownman

    Saskatoon CanPL

    It was a fun evening and a great foundation to build upon for the next games on a cold evening and against a few other events this weekend. Supporters section was on good form and can hopefully recruit and spread for the next games. Thanks to the Bridge City Firm and Pile of Bones for coming up. Couple of SK standouts for me. Chico Farahani looked good and well composed. Nice half time interview where he was asked about them if he had anything to say to the crowd.. Niko Baikas came on the second half and scored a tidy goal and earned himself motm. My MOTM was Ajani Fountaine. A member of the Sask Whitecaps Academy but was arguably the best player on the pitch. Lightning fast, great feet and skill. Intelligent on the ball and didnt stop working the whole game on the wing and tracking back. Very impressed for 18. Fitzroy Christie played a good experienced head at the back and grew with the team in the second half. He was lucky to be on the pitch though after an early nasty crunching tackle that earned him a yellow. Might well have been a straight red if it wasn't a friendly. The Sask team had a rough first half which was probably to be expected. Both feeling out the opponents and themselves. Also a big game for these guys careers with a big crowd. You could see the hesitation to play balls first time and not quite knowing each others positions but also playing a good hungry side in the foothills. They had a much better second half though and were unlucky not to tie up the game. Lots of positives for the coaches and players to take forward. An exciting summer awaits.
  34. 2 points
    Radio interview with Pacific FC owner Dean Shillington. Starts at 2:30 http://ckstam.streamon.fm/listen-pl-17030
  35. 1 point
    https://valourfc.canpl.ca/article/valour-fc-add-winnipeg-forward-marco-bustos
  36. 1 point
    Sure, but that would be a fundamental change to the timing. A visible clock that stops whenever an even occurs that is not part of the match does not have any effect on the length of the match.
  37. 1 point
    https://sudburycpl.wordpress.com/
  38. 1 point
    Ozzie_the_parrot

    Forge FC Season Thread 2019

    Experience elsewhere previously on handing out freebies by the fistful has usually not been good. Hopefully the parents have to pay to get in.
  39. 1 point
    Winnipeg Fury

    Valour FC Season Thread 2019

    Announcement tomorrow............David Edgar ?
  40. 1 point
    The announcer was wrong to my knowledge. Canada play Curacao
  41. 1 point
    admin

    Sub forums for each team?

    I was just thinking that today. All matches, one place? Or CanPL Matches one place. I think all, try that first.
  42. 1 point
    deschamp86

    CPL new teams speculation

    No Goderich?
  43. 1 point
    Kwar

    CPL new teams speculation

    No Prince George? j/k
  44. 1 point
    Bison44

    Saskatoon CanPL

    The fighting canaries!!
  45. 1 point
    But this is a tournament with a lot of games in a short period of time and you know how long it takes a 17 year-old to bounce back after a game. We need to rest them for the final against Mexico. Side note: is there a sarcasm font anywhere?
  46. 1 point
    Ruffian

    Doneil Henry

    I like the fact that he didn't overreact in response. He could have easily punched him back but didn't and therefore left his team in a position to take the win.
  47. 1 point
    youllneverwalkalone

    OneSoccer

    I don't understand this btw, as the Pacific matches thus far were available for replay right away.
  48. 1 point
    youllneverwalkalone

    OneSoccer

    I find this really frustrating. I have young kids and such a limited window to watch. I caught Cavalry/Y9 yesterday, and wanted to watch FCE/Valour this AM. The site says this should be on the main channel but it's the former instead. Why I can't pick exactly which match I want to watch is absurd. This is my window Onesoccer, right now, and it means I won't get to watch your product.
  49. 1 point
    Club Linesman

    TFC 2019 Season

    As soon as Vanney realizes that he is a major upgrade over Delbado.
  50. 1 point
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Beautiful goal by Osorio today. 3 goals & 4 assists in 8 games this season for him. Chapman getting some minutes and a goal as well. Glad to see the both Doneil Henry & Jonathan Osorio having great seasons. I'm sure there will still be some to find ways to criticize the two but they'be both been very good this year.
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