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  1. 8 points
    CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2019

    Think we may have to rely on you for updates lol.
  2. 6 points
    Even if some people were taking a generous accounting of attendance (though there is no evidence that is occurring)... Even if some people approach this league with a sense of optimism (though the optimism seems largely warranted)... And even if people are trying to look on the bright side of events (after literally decades of being a soccer backwater)... What is the big friggin deal? Why the incessant need to try and quench the enthusiasm? THAT is the part that galls me.
  3. 5 points
    Gian-Luca

    TFC 2019 Season

    And while we're at it, the early returns on TFC taking American Griffin Dorsey ahead of Canadian Tajon Buchanan (given their stated needs for wingers, which is what Buchanan is) isn't looking so good
  4. 5 points
    Ams1984

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    Amen, preach on! I really don’t get the obsession with constant negativity and pessimism! As if it isn’t already hard enough being a Canadian soccer fan, some of us seek to constantly stand in our own damned way.
  5. 4 points
    Gian-Luca

    TFC 2019 Season

    Now official: https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2019/06/03/toronto-fc-signs-us-international-defender-omar-gonzalez Can't say that I am thrilled about another USMNT player on the team as the last American national team player they signed has been terrible thus far - but at the same time the defense clearly still needed to be upgraded and it's not as though there were a ton of Canadian options out there that would be an upgrade and available starting July. Perhaps we can release Terrence Boyd next month to make up for this.....
  6. 4 points
    Hybred

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    Why do you suggest that your speculation is somehow fact. I have been to every Hamilton game and believe me it definitely seems like the 6000 crowd number is on par you are speculating on a picture that was taken right before half as I sit on that side of the stadium and it is definitely more full then that normally during the game, you assume everyone is in their seats at all times which is unrealistic. I am fairly certain Hamilton gets their attendance stats from scanned tickets which in Hamilton's case is mobile only, to suggest otherwise is false unless you can provide some sort of proof of your speculation. Why you comment on a league you obviously wish to fail I have no idea, obviously you are just a troll.
  7. 4 points
    The problem is that he makes so many negative posts about CPL that he seems to be pushing an anti-CPL agenda, presumably so that he can be proven right in saying that a professional football league cannot survive in Canada. When you are so obviously pushing an agenda you lose credibility and rightly so.
  8. 3 points
    dyslexic nam

    CPL new teams speculation

    Australia also doesn't have to deal with its 3 biggest markets being home to a competing league with deep pockets and a longer history. Ignoring that is silly.
  9. 3 points
    Obinna

    Gold Cup 2019

    @El Diego @LeoH037 Saying there's a significant drop off between Davies and Millar is like saying there's a significant drop off between Mbappe and Dembele...Technically you are right, but my point is that both are solid options. (Note: I am not saying Davies/Millar are Mbappe/Dembele) In the past, we would typically have one option we could throw out against Mexico (if we were lucky), while the bench option would simply not cut it. Things have now changed. Honestly, I would not hesitate to start Millar against Mexico. If he can play against Celtic and be one of the best players on the park, why not against Mexico? They aren't Brazil, especially not this particular Mexico side. The same goes for Arfield and Johnson. Yes, Arfield is clearly better. It was a stretch to say there's not a significant drop off, admittedly. What I should have said there is that both options can hold their own against this Mexico team. Obviously Johnson is the weaker option, but we won't exactly get embarrassed with him out on the field, right? Remember, he started our last WCQ against Mexico. He's not going to lose us the game out there. My main point in all of this is that I don't think we need to play our strongest line up against Mexico, because we have good enough bench options to allow us to rotate. We need to rotate in the group stage anyways. In the past, we couldn't do this, but now we can, so let's take advantage of our depth in the one group stage game we don't have to win. The knock out rounds are the time to play all of your best players at once.
  10. 3 points
    ktf

    Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread

    I think it is a better indication of how much Canadian talent was being wasted over the years by not having any professional opportunity. Those players on Valour may not be up and comers, but they have deserved a shot over the years. The vets have been disappointing, but I was really only expecting De Jong to dominate. Haber has looked okay at times, but he needs lots of service. I just think he is an example of a guy who has clear physical tools, and took advantage of his shot to get abroad, and once he did he was able to stay because he had experience, not necessarily because he was good. That also made him a shoe-in for NT call up consideration as well. That of course is why many Canadians have been overlooked over the years. They don't have experience, and thus don't get a shot. Then they are 21-22-23 or older, which if they trial in Europe or NA, pits them against many younger players, who even if they look better then in training, the team may want to take the youth with "potential." Vicious cycle. It may be too late for the guys in the middle age range (beyond a prospect, but not old) to advance, but for them if they can play 3-4-5 years in the CPL that is still a type of living the dream. Tell me I get even 30-40k to play my favourite sport for 8 months, I am game. As for the younger guys in that u-21/ even u23 range, they will now have a lot of experience and video to be judged on, and hopefully a few more players like MAK can bloom when they are 23/24. Forge, York, Cavalry, Edmonton players (whichever advances in the CC) have a big chance in the CC.
  11. 3 points
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Canadians in MLS Chicago - Raheem Edwards starts one game and comes off the bench for the other. Dallas - Montgomery remains on the bench. LAFC - MAK goes full 90 on the weekend. Minnesota - St Clair the back up in both games this week. Montreal - Piette starts both games. Shome starts one game and gets assist and also comes off the bench for the other game. Choiniere and AJH each start one game. ZBG comes off the bench in both games. New England - Buchanan comes off the bench in the final minutes. Orlando - Johnson & Akindele each go full 90 and each scoring a goal this weekend. Miller remains on the bench. Toronto - Fraser looks good going the full 90. Laryea starts but goes off injured along with Mavinga (Vancouver turf!!!). Hamilton comes off the bench while both Chapman and Morgan remain on the bench. Osorio remains out injured. Vancouver - Cornelius, Crepeau & Teibert all start. Levis & Bair remain on the bench. Henry remains out injured.
  12. 2 points
    As mentioned previously. Vancouver can’t host the Cuba match at BC Place due to conflicts with Rugby. Also doesn’t make sense travel wise. I did the Vancouver-Cuba flight not too long ago and it’s a solid 6 hours. Vancouver May have gotten the Cuba match and Toronto the USA but I think the way it shakes out they’ll flip them. the USA home match is on a Tuesday night so it won’t be an easy match to sell so I can’t see them going outside of Vancouver Toronto for this one.
  13. 2 points
    CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2019

    Yeah definitely but I’m not going to write off a team that has made the last 2 finals and added a once in a lifetime player. Also the friendly roster isn’t exactly the same as the gold cup fwiw.
  14. 2 points
    MtlMario

    Vote for the CPL to be in FIFA 20!

    Voted.😎
  15. 2 points
    I've heard the players have already put in a formal request to keep you off their plane.
  16. 2 points
    Didn't we have 17K for French G ? Cuba is bigger draw than French G. Though it would depend largely on time/day. Even Dominica drew 10K in Toronto on I think a Tuesday, and we played them TWICE in less than two years... With that in mind I don't think either senior national team can play in any small stadium, friendly or not. Those days are done, and that is a good thing.
  17. 2 points
    Lofty

    Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread

    Agreed! And as far as I am concerned this league is for the fans just as much as it is for the players! Now Canadian footy fans can get their weekly fix and a regular local matchday experience watching professional football. If they are "up and comers" who I will one day see playing in a bigger league, great! If they are "down and outers" who I have already seen playing in a higher league, great! And ditto for everything inbetween.
  18. 2 points
    LeoH037

    Gold Cup 2019

    Err... theres quite a significant drop in quality when going from Arfield to Johnson, or Davies to Millar.. wtf
  19. 2 points
    Gogarty does look but he’s not better than Gasparotto. Passing accuracy isn’t the best metric for defenders. Gasparotto looks nonplussed under pressure, his tackling is fantastic, his positioning is good, he hasn’t made an obvious mistake in any of the games that I recall.
  20. 2 points
    JamboAl

    Dario Zanatta

    I agree on the MLS vs Norway Tippeligaen with respect to exposure. But the discussion is between the CPL and a second tier European league. At the point, there is no comparison- that’s because the CPL is barely 5 games into season #1. The Luxembourg top tier might get more attention than the CPL from scouts right now.
  21. 1 point
    CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2019

    Converse that with our direction... We have a domestic league and two Canucks who aren’t in our Gold Cup squad are in the MLS TOTW... oh and we’ve left off a (captied) player attached to Barcelona.
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    Obinna

    Simeon Jackson

    That's not a bad haul considering his recent struggles in the lower tiers of English football over the last several years. At this stage, I would love him to come back and play in Canada, rather than dropping down to the Scottish Championship. If another SPL club gives him a shot, he should take it though.
  24. 1 point
    I tried that logic 2 WCQ ago. Nope.
  25. 1 point
    I would like some decisions to be made on venues for both the home and away legs with Cuba so I can go about planning to attend these matches!
  26. 1 point
    sloth8

    Simeon Jackson

    Jackson was released by St. Mirren after his contract expired on May 31. https://www.stmirren.com/news/club/all-news/2897-squad-update In the end, he played 32 games for the club last season and scored 6 goals.
  27. 1 point
    Ansem

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    Please don't quote the troll. It's been therapeutic to have that troll on ignore. Best course of action at this point
  28. 1 point
    vancanman

    CPL bilingualism

    I'm sure you meant teams, not leagues, but that's not my point. I've made a billion typos in my life. This is a bit of chicken and egg. Not bothering to appeal to a large segment of the Canadian population because they don't have any teams in the league is not only awfully impolite, but also it's not really the best way to lure francophones into joining the party. If I were a potential francophone owner of a team, and I saw that the league and some of its fans don't give a toss about whether or not the league's content is available in my official language, I'd go buy a lacrosse team instead.
  29. 1 point
    Kent

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    Just curious, what is the competition from other sports? Blue Bombers haven't started yet, and the Jets finished before the Valour season started. I honestly don't know if Winnipeg has a baseball or Lacrosse or some other team. Do they? If BBTB's post with the picture of the crowd in Hamilton was a picture of a crowd in Ottawa, and posted by someone other than himself, everybody would have been on board with him. Seriously, I feel like people here are turning me into a sympathizer of him because they are at least as quick to be against him as they say he is quick to be against CPL.
  30. 1 point
    nolando

    Leeds - Aston Villa

    Just when you think you've seen everything in football...
  31. 1 point
    BearcatSA

    WNT Pre World Cup Thread

    I thought Sesselmann did a good job as an LB, especially with providing service from the wing when on the attack. She didn't have great recovery pace (knee issues didn't help) but she was a good tackler. I thought she did quite well being slotted into an emergency (at the time) CB at London in 2012, including her run and cross which set up the winner in the bronze medal match. She was coming back from a long knee injury layoff prior to WWC 2015 so I'm not surprised rustiness and confidence were a problem but I thought it was telling that Herdman persisted with her instead of other veterans (Moscato, Chapman, Gayle) to partner Buchanan. Also notable: there probably was some dissension because of this but it seemed to stay in the dressing room (I couldn't imagine that happening with our men's squad: we'd see somebody beaking off in a sulky manner with, "You'll have to ask the manager," when asked by a media member).
  32. 1 point
    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.
  33. 1 point
    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.
  34. 1 point
    king1010

    Gold Cup 2019

    Yup. Tesho was really deserving.
  35. 1 point
    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.
  36. 1 point
    badname22

    Canadian Future CBs

    N'sa ('99) for Halifax might be one to Consider Aswell. Legault can also play CB
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
    Sell out of 6200 in Halifax based on what has been posted on reddit.
  39. 1 point
    McCurdy totally useless tho. Not a pro player.
  40. 1 point
    Yoginess

    Gold Cup 2019

    I'm started to get really amped up for this gold cup. I'm incredible confident in a front four of Cav, Hoilett, Davies, and David. Throw in Arfield, Hutch, Kaye (at LB), and Borjan and that's 8 really quality pieces. 7 years ago I feel we struggled to get even 3 players of this quality.
  41. 1 point
    I totally agree, the only reason to charge more than say 60-70 in CPL is if you have an MLS club visiting for the Voyageurs Cup and you think you can make some needed income off the visit. In any case, I think that teams overcharging with lower attendance are also probably seeing less shirt sales, and let's face it: a shirt is worth 3-4 tickets in a supporter section. But I think they have been deceived by overpricing for major sports and really do not understand where we are and what it means to build a base.
  42. 1 point
    Ozzie_the_parrot

    FC Edmonton Season Thread 2019

    https://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news/2019/may/pre-season-north-america-2019/ Cardiff City will finish their tour in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. Our opponent for this fixture will be announced in due course.
  43. 1 point
    I think teams should really be keying on giving deals to students. There aren’t many things that are affordable for young people and they bring with them some energy and excitement. Also creating life long ties..
  44. 1 point
    Reign

    Dario Zanatta

    I’m not saying that him coming to play in the cpl ends his chance at Europe. It does however stunt his growth towards better league, teams, etc in Europe. If we are looking at his as a potential future NT player we should not want him to come back to play in the CPL. When he is doing great in Europe.
  45. 1 point
    I've said it many times but I'm all for having 50% of the games in Toronto, a couple more than usual in Vancouver and spread the rest around.
  46. 1 point
    We were discussing that post game, of course it hinges on us disposing of an unbeaten team first, I think playing the Caps would be a fairly big deal and if marketed right could draw a nice walk up of casual fans who identify with MLS teams, others didn't think so, I just hope we have a chance to find out!
  47. 1 point
    I call it a dive borges flopped ref should have let it play on
  48. 1 point
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Canadians in MLS Vancouver Whitecaps - Cornelius starts and plays 180 min over two games this week, Levis started and played 45 min in the midweek game. Bair saw his first action of the season. Both Teibert and Crepeau rested midweek before playing full 90 in their win this weekend. Orlando City - Johnson plays full 90 and Tesho plays 56 in their 1-0 loss. LAFC - MAK goes full 90 in win over Montreal. Montreal - Shome plays full 90 and Choiniere plays 49 off the bench and AJH played the last 13 minutes in their loss to LAFC. Chicago - Raheem Edwards goes full 90 in his return from injury. New England - Buchanan starts again and plays the first 58 minutes. Toronto FC - Morgan, Fraser & Laryea all start and play full 90. Both Hamilton & Chapman came off the bench. Laryea started out wide in the midfield before moving to right back. In my opinion the best player on the field for Toronto and scored their only goal.
  49. 1 point
    dyslexic nam

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Someone should just pose as a representative of the CSA and invite them here for a friendly using faked letterhead. CSA will find out when Venezuela reply and accept the offer. To avoid embarrassment, the CSA will then just pretend that it was their idea and run with it. And don't worry @admin, I am like 72% joking.
  50. 0 points
    Gian-Luca

    TFC 2019 Season

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