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  1. 6 points
    Was looking around the stadium and it was totally jammed. If a fire martial came in we would have been in trouble lol
  2. 5 points
    dyslexic nam

    Gold Cup 2019

    #LoadManagement
  3. 3 points
    I see him as some sort of version of Samuel Piette. It took Piette some time to get used to the MLS style and reduce his number of fouls/ giveaways. I like what I've seen from him. Good ball distribution and consistent improvement is great to see!
  4. 3 points
    apbsmith

    Gold Cup 2019

    Valid point. I don't think we are over looking Costa Rica, it has more to do with we won't play a best 11 vs Mexico until the Semi's IF we make it that far. At the same time I don't think Mexico plays their best 11 in group stage either vs us, all teams will have tons of squad rotation in group stage.
  5. 3 points
    admin

    Gold Cup 2019

    I don't think this is how it works. This scenario isn't possible as far as I can tell
  6. 3 points
    ktf

    Gold Cup 2019

    The only problem with that scenario is that Canada and Mexico, if they finish 1-2 and win in the QF, they play in the SF. The tournament has the scam playoff format that tries to help Mexico and the USA meet in the final regardless of whether they slip up earlier.
  7. 3 points
    king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    Do we not run into mexico in the semis? Everyone was calling the draw bush league because two teams from the same group stay on the same side of the draw. Tourni is set up for a mexico usa final.
  8. 2 points
    Obinna

    Gold Cup 2019

    Is there really much of a drop off with our "B" squad? Talent wise the squad is very homogeneous. The real drop off between players is in experience, not talent: Hutchinson-Kaye or Kaye-Hutchinson, you don't gain or lose much talent either way. Hoilett-David or David-Hoilett, I don't think it matters. In other instances, both players have comparable experience AND talent: Arfield-Johnson, Johnson-Arfield Osorio-Teibert, Teibert-Osorio Larin-Cavallini, Cavallini-Larin Davies-Millar, Millar-Davies Not saying these pairs are exactly equal, but there really isn't much of a drop off. Really, there isn't. If we want to play the supposed "B" options against Mexico, I am still confident. It just means we have stronger weapons off the bench.
  9. 2 points
    canta15

    Gold Cup 2019

    Agree that the way the knockout stage is setup is incompetent, but lets worry about getting to the semis before complaining about who are potential opponent would be. I’d be extremely satisfied to make the semis.
  10. 2 points
    Kadenge

    Gold Cup 2019

    Strategic management. Live to fight another day and that day will come in the knockouts. No point stacking your team vs Mexico and risking Martinique or Cuba. Yes we should be able to defeat those teams with our B squad but history has not always been kind to us...Belize?? The test should have been a friendly and I am ok with T&T for now.
  11. 2 points
    baulderdash77

    Gold Cup 2019

    For the first game we may put out the strongest team we’ve ever put out to cleanly beat Martinique. The game against Mexico 4 days later we may have to put out our B team to rest. Then 4 days later again we will have our A team ready to smash Cuba and get out of the group stage. We keep talking about Mexico in the semi’s but Costa Rica in the Quarters is a really daunting task.
  12. 2 points
    king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    Yup. Tesho was really deserving.
  13. 2 points
    Durham Region has been floated as a possibility in blogs and podcasts complete with a named lead investor and preferred stadium location, which adds credibility. Suspect the experience with York 9 might cool things a bit on large metro suburban markets such as Durham, Laval and Fraser valley unless more fans start showing up in terms of actual as opposed to announced attendance and Quebec City might become the top expansion target in Quebec for that reason. It's now getting equal billing with Laval from Alex Bunbury. There are groups known to have been potentially interested in St John's and Kitchener/Waterloo, and Saint John also got mentioned on blogs and podcasts after Moosehead became a league sponsor. In total the league has claimed to be in contact with 22 groups and 18 markets, but some of those were probably highly preliminary. Kelowna, Windsor, London, Niagara, Mississauga and Barrie were also mentioned by Paul Beirne in a podcast earlier this year along with the possibility of regional intensification on franchise numbers to boost local rivalries in southern Ontario and Lower Mainland BC. Sherbrooke gets mentioned sometimes as the third possible Quebec market.
  14. 2 points
    McCurdy totally useless tho. Not a pro player.
  15. 2 points
    NVsoccer

    Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread

    That's why they called him up
  16. 2 points
    toontownman

    CPL General

    They are completely different players with completely different attributes and offerings. Herdman said he has a specific role and vision for Okello. I am certainly all over the love in for Borges he has a ton of potential but he has near 6 players in that gold cup squad that have proven they can do what he shows in the CPL at a much higher level for a longer time. I think there are more than two hand full's of players that could state a better case for being included than Noble, not least due to playing time and level. However Okello was the standout in the failed U20 qualifying even if his game to game form was hot and cold I still feel he is a real sleeper and wild card. When he was on, he was the best player on the pitch and unstoppable. If he is motivated and focused he has Height, the physical and explosive attributes in addition to the technical ones Borges has to make an impact in our squad. Someone mentioned before it is a similar situation to MAK, who had a healthy amount of skeptics the first year and a half of his inclusions if not longer. I don't know if Okello is a gamble that will pay off or if he even see minutes but he is a different playing piece for the squad that other teams won't necessarily know anything about. Does Borges give us anything different to Millar, Hoilett, Osorio or Tabla, Wotherspoon that were ommitted? Arguably maybe but I'd just rather he was kept with Forge where he has hit his stride. His time will come.
  17. 1 point
    Yoginess

    Canadian Future CBs

    I'm always losing track of our potential future CBs who have a realistic shot at making our National Team, so I thought I'd put them in once place. Derek Cornelius - 1997 Vancouver Whitecaps Karifa Yao - 2000 Montreal Impact Kamal Miller - 1997 Orlando SC Callum Montgomery - 1997 FC Dallas Julian Dunn-Johnson - 2000 TFC Thomas Meilleur-Giguère - 1997 Ottawa Fury Martín Amuz - 1997 Danubio Rocco Romeo - 2000 TFC Dual Nationals Fikayo Tomori - 1997 Chelsea [England U21 International] Kosovar Sadiki - 98 - HibernianFC [May have filed switch to Albania] Luke Singh - 01 - Brondby [T&T Youth player, needs to file one time switch] Jonas Hakkinen - 1999 VPS (Finland) [committed to Finland]
  18. 1 point
    Jesus Christ...10:30 am soccer. I'd be too hung over to attend this match lol. Kudos to all you Edmonton bros and gals for making the trek.
  19. 1 point
    baulderdash77

    Gold Cup 2019

    The tournament groupings were BS and designed to keep Mexico and the US from not crossing sides of the brackets. They really want a huge gate and ratings finals to maximize revenue at the expense of tournament fairness. For us to get to the finals we have to ba top 2 in our group and beat Mexico in the semi finals.
  20. 1 point
    narduch

    TFC 2019 Season

    Andy Welsh at least scored a goal and was a real winger. He actually had a half decent career in the English football leagues after leaving Boyd makes me lose hope in the current management regime. I wonder if he will still even be in the game much longer
  21. 1 point
    CDNFootballer

    CPL new teams speculation

    In addition to stadiums potential markets also have to have well vetted ownership groups with sound business plans for their clubs, etc. Stadium alone is not enough, a sound group that checks all the boxes re vetting but plans a 6K popup may end up the better expansion candidate in the end.
  22. 1 point
    Lofty

    WNT Pre World Cup Thread

    That she was on the pitch for that match was shocking. I seem to recall that she had been extraordinarily poor in the previous matches and that there was almost unanimous agreement on here that she was not good enough. I was definitely left with the impression that there were unseen fuctors at play in her selection.
  23. 1 point
    nfitz

    Gold Cup 2019

    If Canada finishes 1 and Mexico finishes 2, and we both make it to the semifinals, it's Canada vs Mexico. If Canada finishes 2 and Mexico finishes 1, and we both make it to the semifinals, it's Canada vs Mexico. If he wants to rotate the squad who'll be playing again after only 4 days - and at altitude (which won't phase Mexico as much) so that some players are fully rested for Cuba ... then that seems perfectly reasonable to me. Otherwise, he's not really playing our best squad for the Cuba match.
  24. 1 point
    I've stocked the fridge in my Edmonton hotel with sparkling wine and orange juice. I'll have a few mimosas in my room before I head to the stadium tomorrow morning
  25. 1 point
    Ok just woke u from my post game nap. First thoughts wow was an amazing game. Second thought dunno what Hart said at halftime but it worked. Finally they really packed them in the Wanderer grounds today..... even the standing room sections were jammed - amazing day.
  26. 1 point
    baulderdash77

    CPL new teams speculation

    I think the ownership group in Saskatchewan is more focused on Saskatoon than Regina right now but I’m not an good source on that market.
  27. 1 point
    Obinna

    Gold Cup 2019

    Just because he can doesn't mean he will. We haven't seen him play centrally for Canada yet, despite looking good there for Gent. I think he would be great down the middle with Canada, but I am not holding my breath on it.
  28. 1 point
    IAmPappy

    CPL new teams speculation

    Thanks. So, this seems like a no brainer to me: The Roughriders could easily replica the Winnipeg and Hamilton models and put a team in Regina. What am I missing?
  29. 1 point
    CDNFootballer

    CPL new teams speculation

    For 2020 I'd lean towards Laval and Greater Vancouver expansion clubs joining bringing the league to 9 teams.
  30. 1 point
    CDNFootballer

    Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread

    I think its common in non MLS pro league's in NA to bring 16 players on a road game, happens much of the time in USL and formerly NASL.
  31. 1 point
    red card

    Gold Cup 2019

    No, all players who play in these type of tournaments get time off and join pre-season late. You can't be playing 12 straight months and the intensity of these tournaments are mentally and physically draining. You need a vacation. So, he gets a head start on pre-season but will start fading by mid-season or gets injured.
  32. 1 point
    king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    No way David doesnt start. He can play centrally. He starts in your formation over Osorio. Also starting are Hoilett and Davies on the wing Cavallini as striker. As per your formation. The switch is for Osorio.
  33. 1 point
    He needs to try his luck on a good to decent first division league if he wants to progress in his career, would love to see him in Austria, Switzerland, Norway
  34. 1 point
    Sell out of 6200 in Halifax based on what has been posted on reddit.
  35. 1 point
    Yoginess

    Liam Fraser

    Was at the Caps vs TFC game last night and Liam was the best player on the park for me. He was effortless spreading the ball around and was the lateral connective tissue for Toronto. I haven't watched a lot of TFC this year (actually none) but liked the way he played the position. Send Bradley to some American team.
  36. 1 point
    SkuseisLoose

    Gold Cup 2019

    David can play centrally so he’ll likely start over Osorio. Also rather we start a A lineup against Martinique because they’re probably more likely to upset us then Cuba so we shouldn’t take chances by starting a B lineup.
  37. 1 point
    Kadenge

    Gold Cup 2019

    You may be right, but I got the impression from Herdman last night, that he was going to start his A team vs Martinique and rotate for Mexico due to travel, altitude, 3 quick games and save it for the knockout vs Mexico? Although the Mexico game would be a good test to see how good our squad really is, the main goal is to get to the knock outs and perform well thereafter. We need wins in our first and 3rd matches to meet that objective while managing recovery time and playing minutes especially for our key older players such as Atiba Arfield and Hoilett
  38. 1 point
    Just out of curiosity: did the Honduran captain get interviewed at halftime and mention "damage control?"
  39. 1 point
    Ozzie_the_parrot

    CPL General

    https://northerntribune.ca/canadian-premier-league-season-long-injury/
  40. 1 point
    king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    I dunno, playing for two years straight with no summer break would be tough on the body. Not saying I agree with keeping him at his club but the team may have said you’ll have a better shot at starting this year if you’re part of training camp. Herdman made the comment that some players had club commitments. James seems to be one who fits that bill. Rather have had him on the gold cup squad obviously. It is what it is unfortunately.
  41. 1 point
    Kadenge

    Gold Cup 2019

    During last night's TFC /VW game Herdman hinted that he would be focusing on the Martinique game (and presumably Cuba) while rotating for the Mexico game....rather go for it against Mexico in the semi-finals vs pool game...not an exact quote from him but great to hear the confidence about reaching the last 4... He also stated that several players can play multiple positions which gives the team a lot of flexibility.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    No way David doesnt start.
  44. 1 point
    Exactly. In addition to jersey sales, food and drink sales need to be factored in as well. If tickets are cheap enough, fans will more than compensate for this by treating themselves to a beer or two.
  45. 1 point
    CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2019

    How funny is it that an 18 year old is defending the golden boot in a continental championship.
  46. 1 point
    Bison44

    Gold Cup 2019

    I remember some saying Kaye isnt even starting at USL level etc, why was he picked. And alot of us, myself included thought he was a last minute addition and were surprised when he played against Costa RIca. He played ok, which was a revelation that he could hang with the big boys. But at the time I was much more excited about several other USL level guys, Masta Kacher and Didic....good thing I'm not the manager. Which kind of makes me think we should trust the coaches who see these guys everyday, if they think Okello is deserving, so be it.
  47. 1 point
    It will be a good test to see where the league stands. Looking forward to it.
  48. 1 point
    CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2019

    I would say it’s more like A++, A and A-. Wolfsburg made 3 six figure bids to sign him last year - that doesn’t happen to B MLS prospects. And you’re right that he’s Ugandan descent I realized I was mixed up with Clément Bayiha.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    ktf

    CPL General

    I am glad to see the coverage, but I still think he kind of toes the company line a little too well. He should also point out how at least a few players in the CPL probably should/deserve to be on that list of 40, but are not because they are unlikely to make the final roster, and it is a bad time to be away from their squads. Okello, Pantemis, and Busti are the three obvious players, who although have a bright future, should not really be on this roster over Chapman from TFC or a few CPL keepers.
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