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  1. 7 points
    Vancouver vs. Dallas - Theo Bair is subbed in for Montero at 71'. MLS debut I believe.
  2. 5 points
    A Vast improvement and solid number. I was expecting much less. Hopefully they can continue to draw decent crowds Similar to this going forward.
  3. 5 points
    Bison44

    Gold Cup 2019

    We've seen him work his tail off tracking back on the national team too. Maybe not a 3-5-2, but the effort is there.
  4. 5 points
    4260 for York9 at York Lions Stadium today for their home opener. No doubt poor weather affected attendance today, their was a weather delay as well and heavy rain starting for the second half.
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    SoccMan

    CPL Stadium Thread

    My take on York9’s Stadium it was actually not bad, it’s a very professional looking stadium and a professional feel to it. The whole game day set up is good , the beer and food selection is also very good like the food trucks being there too. Yes I hate the track and the smaller playing field but it’s not as bad as I imagined, I felt I was watching a game in some of the old stadiums back in the day in Europe with the running tracks around the field. Going forward if they can move that east metal stand over the running track and closer to the field and if they can extend the field over the west side of the track closer to the west stands then you will have the stands on both sides closer to the field which will create better more intimate viewing of the game for the fans there. However, in the meantime it’s not as bad as I thought with the way it’s set up now. Now if only York9 can improve their play on the field it will give fans something to cheer about , but unfortunately I hate to say this but I don’t think this will happen until Brennan is gone , from experience I’m guessing that he is one of the reasons for their struggles. Brennan is a great salesman but should stay as far away as possible from the day to day running of this team on the field I’m sorry to say, let Isacco do the coaching and I’ll predict the fortunes on the field will change.
  7. 4 points
    Jith12

    Canadians Abroad May 24th- May 30th 2019

    He played quite well. He went the full 90 and played in a few different roles. He was mainly working down the left flank but occasionally switched positions with Jeong and went to the right. Towards the end of the game he was pushed upwards as a striker to utilize his hold-up play as Bayern were defending their lead. He had the hockey assist on the third goal with a nicely weighted ball over the top. What impressed me the most was his work rate given that he was functioning on minimal sleep since he had just gotten back from Berlin with the first team.
  8. 4 points
    Shway

    Gold Cup 2019

    I see this said so many times. But i watched cardiff this season, and he was essentially playing as a wing back. Every game he was required to defend... Predominantly
  9. 3 points
    Corazon

    Gold Cup 2019

    Wow! This lineup alone is better than some of our previous squads and would definitely compete in this tournament as well.
  10. 3 points
    toontownman

    Gold Cup 2019

    Simply still can't fathom the options we have in comparison to just a few years ago. I really believe this pool is only going to explode further too in the next few years and beyond. If only we could create two or three standout CB's. I don't completely agree with the above line up but I think you can also put an alternative line up of players to replace that 11 and it is arguably still as strong as any Canada line up we had over the past decade to now. This alternate formation is even without the likes of Teibert, Johnson, Tesho, Ricketts, Edgar, Wotherspoon, Miller and Estaquio (who would obviously be in the main line up if not injured) Crazy good times and to quote Yazz the only way is up. Baybeeeeee
  11. 3 points
    SpecialK

    Gold Cup 2019

    If Henry can’t play.
  12. 3 points
    Big_M

    Canadians Abroad May 24th- May 30th 2019

    Bayern II wins 4-1 with Davies and goes up to 3. Liga
  13. 3 points
    Note that Mason Trafford, touted by some as the best defender signing in the league in pre-season, hasn't played a game for Cavalry yet.
  14. 3 points
    Big_M

    Gold Cup 2019

    the myth of hoilett not being able to defend is still alive and well..guess its hard to understand that a winger who cant defend wont survive in english top leagues..let alone over 200 starts in premier league and championship
  15. 2 points
    Macksam

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    To be fair, he did mention Giovinco and he did say he's back from Saudi Arabia so he must have some knowledge on TFC when he knows context like that. It is unfortunate when he mentioned Toronto being back in a major finals for the first time since the Blue Jays in 1992 but I knew what he meant by "major", which is the big four north American pro sports leagues. Even though it would have been nice if he said "Not counting TFC's two cup final appearances," but I'm not going to hold that against him.
  16. 2 points
    I know it's May in Canada and you can expect some cold wet weather but most matches have been plagued by really poor weather, all 3 Forge matches I have been to have been really cold and windy with the last one being wet as well, the forecast was for severe thunderstorms at the York 9 match yesterday and the meteorologists got that one right, it didn't look like the nicest day at Spruce Meadows either! Of course weather is going to influence attendance as the casual fans are less likely to show up in bad weather, I'm interested to see how this will change when/if we actually get some nice game days!
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    Gold Cup 2019

    Yeah, my observation is that Hoilett works his ass off defending when necessary. A team like Cardiff doesn't have the luxury of having wingers that attack and then relax waiting for the ball to come to them - and that has been true for his international play as well. I think (if I am remembering correctly) that Junior may have had a somewhat defensively soft game or two for us very early on in his CMNT career, but since then he has done everything we could expect in terms of two-way play.
  19. 2 points
    Looked ok.. one thing is for sure.. the kid is an absolute specimen
  20. 2 points
    narduch

    CPL Stadium Thread

    Wheeler does make a lot of mistakes. Like saying the stadium is in Vaughan
  21. 2 points
    Pretty good number all things considered.
  22. 2 points
    Shway

    Tajon Buchanan

    Second start in a row. Bruce Arena must like what he sees. Not watching the game though...
  23. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    2019 Voyageurs Cup

    The matches I am most looking forward to in this whole tournament: The winner of HFX/Valour vs Fury; and The winner of Forge/Cavalry vs VWC. For better or worse, both of these games will say something about the quality of CPL. I hope our league shows well
  24. 2 points
    baulderdash77

    CPL new teams speculation

    I’m still holding out hope that we get the 2 Quebec teams plus Ottawa next year. That would be really great.
  25. 2 points
    Bison44

    CPL new teams speculation

    That is very ominous! I'm picturing you saying that then kissing jamboAl on the cheek.
  26. 2 points
    Corazon

    Cyle Larin

    He's currently not a starter but I'm not too concerned. Even at his age he will have double the international goals compared to anyone else on this roster for Canada. I'm disappointed how 2019 has gone for him but he's still talented. Over his 3 years in the MLS he scored more goals than Jozy Altidore. He makes than 18 man squad weekly for one of the best Turkish teams. In comparison Davies has played 74 min (less than a full game) for Bayern Munich's first team in 2019 and no one is concerned. Not too mention he didn't play for the last 3 months in 2018 either. I get that Davies is younger than Larin and plays for a better team. My point is that there are some talented players that should be included in our roster that have lacked playing time in 2019. He also trains every day with a top European club. The coaching and training is going to be better and more intense than what Ricketts has in Lithuania for example. Cavallini is my starter but I'm not willing to experiment with strikers during the Gold Cup tournament.
  27. 2 points
    Big_M

    Canadians Abroad May 24th- May 30th 2019

    Edwards in the 11 at home vs nycfc
  28. 2 points
    baulderdash77

    Dario Zanatta

    Zanatta has a great season in the Scottish Championship. I think next year he’s going to spend most of his time with Hearts and if he performs like he did this season he’s going to propel himself into the CMNT player pool. Maybe 5 years ago we would all be talking about his potential but these days we seem to be teeming full of talent. He’s definitely one to watch.
  29. 2 points
    king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    Wtf talking out of two sides of his mouth. “Looking to the future” replacing a 31 year old goalie in his prime but reserving a spot for an ageing 36 year old midfielder. (No disrespect to atiba he is a legend)
  30. 1 point
    Blackdude

    Gold Cup 2019

    The one thing I disagree with what Dunfield said is that he said that Osorio is a lock for this team like Arfield. He'sa lock for the 23, but for the XI? I don't think so.
  31. 1 point
    Obinna

    Gold Cup 2019

    Thanks for sharing that. You can't really get the context for those picks without watching that clip. This is Dunfield's starting eleven for the opening match, not his ideal starting line-up, and to be fair he justifies those picks. He cites the recent injuries of Adekugbe and Henry as reasons they may not be match sharp, while rationalizing his choices for Kaye and Hutchinson in a way that makes sense. In midfield, he likes Osorio and Arfield as the quarterbacks who can feed the ball to the attack. I see nothing wrong with that assessment. Piette picks himself really. Up top, Dunfield thinks Cavallini is more suited for the Mexico match. He said David has been playing up top for Gent, but I question his accuracy on that. We have seen the line ups (though I haven't personally watched a Gent match since he sipposedly switched to midfield). He also wasn't accurate on Hoilett (he's scored 3 prem goals this year, not 1). In goal, he seems to think it's a good way to get Crepeau action and reward him. In no way does he think Borjan is number 2. Talks about it as a way to get the transition process underway though.
  32. 1 point
    Corazon

    Gold Cup 2019

    This is the lineup I want to see. In my opinion this the best 11 we have for each position with the exception Henry for Hainault when fit. I suspect we will see MAK at LB over Adekugbe. Also hard to imagine a lineup without Piette but I'm not sure where you fit him. I can't imagine anyone of those midfielders or strikers being replaced. Rotations will be important during this tournament.
  33. 1 point
    Davies is playing in the promotion game vs. Wolfsburg II, they lost away 3-1, now it's 2-1 in their favour at the half. It is on live feed here: https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/fc-bayern-muenchen-ii-vfl-wolfsburg-ii-im-livestream-fc-bayern-muenchen-ii-vfl-wolfsburg-ii-im-livestream-av:5ce518ee90b44e001a25bc24 Don't be confused, seems they just cut the feed during the break, but at 5 pm local time the 2nd half will be on again.
  34. 1 point
    Ams1984

    CPL new teams speculation

    I’m not saying it’s not possible, I’m saying I’d be surprised if it happened. The owners are all big money, they’re not the kind of businesses that just bail when their business plans probably call for losses for the first few years. If in fact their plans do call for that (which they most likely do) then why would they bail before the time of predicted losses elapses? The operating budgets of these clubs is nothing but a cute tax write off to most of these owners... I really doubt they’d be spooked by a tough first 3-5 years.
  35. 1 point
    BCM

    Qatar 2022 Hex

    It's pretty funny, no one but FIFA was really interested in a 48 team shared tournament but FIFA persisted and tried to pressure v the Middle East countries to accept it - didn't work so now they have to backtrack.
  36. 1 point
    I just got home, and I am beyond livid at York 9 FC. We all want the team to succeed, but what a terrible first impression. I was one of the lucky few who found shelter inside the building and were let back into the stadium before the start of the game. But I too was told by a security guard that the game was cancelled (but I knew better). Also heard from many others told the same thing (felt crappiest for fans who apparently travelled from as far as Montreal and Victoria but ended up leaving). And as Gopher mentions, completely appalling that families and well anyone was sent away from the overhangs. Security could have at least directed people to nearby campus buildings if they felt overhangs were unsafe. There was pretty much no communication throughout the weather. And after all this mess, security had the gall to recheck my ticket, when I walked back to the supporters section. ---- And I forgot to mention, security decided it was a good idea to funnel both Hamilton and York 9 supporters through the same exit. Unsurprisingly, fights broke out. Shame on the fans that fought but the management could've avoided it.
  37. 1 point
    Another really complete performance by Cavalry. Kudos.
  38. 1 point
    What a **** show at the stadium, Barton Street Battalion told the game is cancelled and they had to leave the stadium, a very poor way to treat away supporters who have travelled to see their team play!
  39. 1 point
    apbsmith

    Gold Cup 2019

    Uuumm Borjan is 31...and led Champions League group stage in saves but ok(I'm totally cool to giving crepeau a start at some point this GC). He might be right about CB unfortunately, could slot in James also. If we play a similar fashion how we did vs FG the mid 3 in a reverse triangle with Osorio & Arfield up top works. Hoilett has played mostly on the left all year but sure he can play there, also I don't know how you leave Cav out... Think it's about 75% right.
  40. 1 point
    Forge's Gorgeous Borges with a gorgeous Borges goal. 2-0
  41. 1 point
    My daughter is in most of the CPL commercials so I don’t mind
  42. 1 point
    Blackdude

    Cyle Larin

    I'd expect that 19-21 players on the team will play.
  43. 1 point
    LeoH037

    Gold Cup 2019

    What could potentially make Canada stand out from Costa Rica right now is guys like Davies and David. They are Canada's match winning attacking talent, the X factors; just as Navas is Costa Rica's, or Bailey is Jamaica's. Canada just has more of it right now, and its players like those that can be the difference between a 0-0 draw or a 1-0 win, and when qualifying to the hex, every point matters.
  44. 1 point
    Corazon

    Gold Cup 2019

    Agree, you would have to move to Cornelius, James & Henry as back three but Hoilett and Davies would have to drop back and defend much more. Hoilett not the best defensively and we all agree we would rather see Davies attack.
  45. 1 point
    Coin Toss

    Kianz Froese

    Join Bustos at Valour...
  46. 1 point
    BCM

    Gold Cup 2019

    This will be the deepest squad we've sent to the GC, well, ever. We need to win, not "look to the future". Borjan gives us the best opportunity to do so.
  47. 1 point
    SpursFlu

    Gold Cup 2019

    Someone help me.. when we see these wacky starting 11s, which one is it? Do people need to find a way to get Jonathan Osorio in the 11 or do they need to find a way to get a tfc player in the 11? I know its one in the same for now but i just need a way to detect this impulse as we move forward as a soccer nation. That way i can sleep easy knowing TSN pundits and tfc fans dont actually choose our starting 11
  48. 1 point
    deschamp86

    2019 Voyageurs Cup

    I'd like to see the teams seeded. For example, here would be what next year's bracket could look like if no teams were to be added next year and you based it off of league standings (PPG at this point) with the assumption that MLS > USL > CPL > PLSQ/L1O (The USL/CPL is based on nothing as of yet, and I would change it based on the outcome of this year's match up) And then another bracket based on if two Quebec teams were to join:
  49. 1 point
    HfxCeltic

    CPL Stadium Thread

    Heated seats would be kinda nice.....those steel seats have been pretty cold on my tush.
  50. 1 point
    mrstepp817

    Qatar 2022 Hex

    I think it will be a massive disappointment if Canada doesnt make the Hex for the 2022 cycle.....
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