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  1. Was looking around the stadium and it was totally jammed. If a fire martial came in we would have been in trouble lol
    6 points
  2. #LoadManagement
    4 points
  3. Kadenge

    Gold Cup 2019

    I sure hope Larin brings it at the GC because Tesho is red hot right now. Still think he should have made the cut.
    4 points
  4. ^^^ This.....2 kids=2 popcorn, 2 hotdogs, 2 drinks and 2 t-shirts...made my Valour tickets the cheapest part of the day!! More than one way to part Dad from his money. Although having my 4year old telling all his timbit soccer buddies about the game in WPG he went to made it all worthwhile.
    4 points
  5. 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.
    3 points
  6. admin

    Gold Cup 2019

    I don't think this is how it works. This scenario isn't possible as far as I can tell
    3 points
  7. 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.
    3 points
  8. 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.
    3 points
  9. El Diego

    Gold Cup 2019

    I have to disagree on Arfield-Johnson, Osorio-Teibert, and Davies-Millar. Those talent levels are noticeably different imo. Cavallini-Larin is weird because Larin could easily be better but he's clearly not due to form. I agree that generally, the difference between our A and B line ups is not as pronounced as it once was.
    2 points
  10. 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 re
    2 points
  11. 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.
    2 points
  12. 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.
    2 points
  13. king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    Yup. Tesho was really deserving.
    2 points
  14. apbsmith

    Gold Cup 2019

    3 games , 8 days, altitude , 3000kms. Getting out of group stage , IS & should be #1 priority. 6 points vs Martinique & Cuba. In the big scheme of things, getting a tie or win in the group stage vs a Mexico team that is going on strike and missing tons of it's stars looks cool but that's about it. Beat Mexico in the Semi's, that's what matters. It's literally impossible to play the best 11 all 3 games... also no faith in the younger guys? I actually think regardless who Herdman plays vs Mexico, the younger guys might seize the moment and surprise quite a few... e
    2 points
  15. apbsmith

    Gold Cup 2019

    This makes alot of sense, as discussed by many on here. 6 points vs Martinique & Cuba and BOOM we advance (in theory). Mexico game has so many variables... The older you are, the harder to get that red blood cell/ rejuvenation/ recovery going from altitude games. Then you add the travel + tight game schedule, kind of rediculous. Surprised Mexicans haven't complained more. I'd rather have guys like Arfield, Hutch, Hoilett rested vs Mexico and fresher for Cuba and QF. If tournament goes as planned we likely play Mexico again anyways. Schedule is lame but at same time t
    2 points
  16. 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 Jo
    2 points
  17. McCurdy totally useless tho. Not a pro player.
    2 points
  18. That's why they called him up
    2 points
  19. CanadianSoccerFan

    Gold Cup 2019

    On the subject of all the Mexican players skipping the tournament, there is a thinly veiled strike action happening against the Mexican Federation that has been brewing for a while. The players have recently woken up to how much their federation is financially exploiting them. Their players are only paid $2K per game with no win bonus, appearance bonus, or share of image rights. They also spend huge amounts of the international breaks doing unpaid promotional work for the FMF's commercial partners. For a team that generates millions per game filling NFL stadiums for friendlies with tens of
    2 points
  20. 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
    2 points
  21. 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&
    1 point
  22. SpursFlu

    Liam Fraser

    Was at the game and I just have to echo a lot of what everyone's saying. Looked fantastic especially considering his age. Really makes it look simple which is the impressive thing. I think he has a very high ceiling
    1 point
  23. 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
    1 point
  24. 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.
    1 point
  25. 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.
    1 point
  26. 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.
    1 point
  27. 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.
    1 point
  28. 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?
    1 point
  29. Addona

    Gold Cup 2019

    I agree with most of what everyone else has said. The only reason that I'd like Tabla to be on the team is that he brings something different from the bench. If we're down a goal with 15-20 minutes left, who are we bringing on? I see Larin and Millar being 2 options, but there isn't much other pure attacking ability coming off the bench ... Tabla could have been useful in that role. Edit: I guess Oso might be coming off the bench ... still, I think my point stands.
    1 point
  30. For 2020 I'd lean towards Laval and Greater Vancouver expansion clubs joining bringing the league to 9 teams.
    1 point
  31. 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.
    1 point
  32. 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.
    1 point
  33. 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
    1 point
  34. This is one of the biggest problems. Against physically stronger teams like Edmonton the teens are pushovers. They looked a bit better against HFX today but this is probably the hardest issue to correct.
    1 point
  35. Sell out of 6200 in Halifax based on what has been posted on reddit.
    1 point
  36. gator

    Liam Fraser

    That's how it looked on the big screen, he was so smooth and accurate with his passing and positioned himself very well, if he continues to impress I would say Bradley and his DP contract would be expendable!
    1 point
  37. Onesoccer needs to do something about the boring monotonous English- accented play by play men, even when something exciting happens they make it sound boring.
    1 point
  38. 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.
    1 point
  39. 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.
    1 point
  40. 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
    1 point
  41. Ozzie_the_parrot

    CPL General

    https://northerntribune.ca/canadian-premier-league-season-long-injury/
    1 point
  42. 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.
    1 point
  43. 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.
    1 point
  44. king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    No way David doesnt start.
    1 point
  45. CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2019

    How funny is it that an 18 year old is defending the golden boot in a continental championship.
    1 point
  46. It will be a good test to see where the league stands. Looking forward to it.
    1 point
  47. 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.
    1 point
  48. Aird25

    Dario Zanatta

    I really don’t think we’re selfish enough as fans sometimes. I can certainly understand a player moving to a much higher level to improve their careers or move on to the next level. That helps the national team. Otherwise I would rather see them playing at home. A player like Zanatta would have more influence on the game in Canada by playing in the CPL than he’ll have by playing in D2 Scotland for another season. Surely that’s important too
    1 point
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