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  1. 7 points
    As a die hard supporter, as much as I want us to put out our best XI, I'm also a realist. I'll respect whatever Herdman decides to do. To be honest, I also want to see our best XI lineup vs CRC, that's our WCQ benchmark in my eyes. Not always a fan of being devil's advocate but to put things in perspective.... No one remembers England lost to Belgium in the group stage last World Cup, they remember England made it to the Semi's. England could have went for it to win the group, they prioritized the KO stage. No one remembers France tied Denmark in group stage, they remember France won the World Cup. Vise versa, most don't remember Denmark tied France, they remember Denmark got knocked out round of 16. Whichever 11 start for CMNT they will 100% go for it, that I am 100% confident and I am excited about. I'm cool with whoever Herdman rolls out. It comes down to what Herdman wants to do, however there is a very valid argument because if win the group the path to Semi's is easier. However playing CRC best 11 vs our best 11 also helps long term goal.
  2. 6 points
    Let’s GO!
  3. 4 points
    I think the ref deserves some credit for doing well last night. Compared to a lot of Concacaf refs he was very solid, wasn’t to whistle happy and didn’t hand out cards like candy on Halloween. Controlled the game well, hope we get him again.
  4. 3 points
    That might be true. But you are infatuated with making attendance look bad. If you were being honest and genuine you could have followed up your original post with updated evidence. Instead you chose to just let that post sit there as gospel, because it better fits the narrative you like.
  5. 3 points
    Gopherbashi

    Ottawa CPL Club

    You should bring a #FuryToCPL sign to get on their good side.
  6. 3 points
    I officially declare two Canada games in one day is not good for your health. I will, however, welcome two on July 7th.
  7. 3 points
    The problem I have is that kick off is at 3:30am for me.
  8. 2 points
    Blackdude

    Gold Cup 2019

    Experience at a really low level. I know how you like your European players, but he's been a starter in League One, League Two and in the Swiss second and third divisions. It's okay for experience, but it's not what would scream at me experience when Crépeau is actually playing right now.
  9. 2 points
    We've already said this a number of times on the main Y9 2019 thread, as well as on Discord and Reddit but... you guys all understand that the official announced attendances are including freebies to corporate SSHs, youth club SSHs, and for the Hamilton game, the away fans, yes? Only those who weren't at the game would actually believe there were 4,200 for the Hamilton game, 1,200 for the VCup games I think it was, and 2,900 on Saturday. Those of us who have been to all/most of the games and are taking an incredibly active interest in our local team know that the actual attendance figures for the games have been about half of the announced figure, give or take. I mean, money is money, and paid attendance is money in the books, but is this really the excuses we want to be making for an expansion club? Honestly? We only talk about this because we care so much about this club doing well, and I'd rather take an active approach to raising awareness of the club overall and the issues surround the club, rather than putting my head in the sand. GTA CPL fans should be worried, rather than hoping for some big miraculous turnaround in the stands out of the thin air. The contributing factors are clear. Overpriced seasons and tickets, running track, overemphasis on companies and youth clubs, not enough advertising anywhere, a construction company owner likely more focused on building a new stadium rather than a sustainable mainstream marketing approach, etc etc. The track going away next year will help a bit, but we all know that expansion clubs see high attendances in the beginning, and then either sustain it or level off, but rarely increasing on top of that. I've sent about 5 emails to the club by now asking for lower ticket prices and more marketing and have got mixed responses. I encourage other GTA CPL fans to do the same if they care enough. See yall Wednesday. By the way, telling people on this forum who are clearly posting genuine comments on this thread because they care about this club to go back to Reddit you troll is some concerning behaviour from some of you. Yeah I know it's just a soccer forum but I think we gotta do better than that.
  10. 2 points
    ktf

    CPL General

    One thing I will say about the Summer/Fall season, is that all the other teams will have reasons for optimism. Clearly Cavalry and Forge are a cut above the rest, but the gap is still not awful. The goal differential really shows that it has been tight. I think every team has a lot of what ifs so far, which could change the total view of their season. Thinking for PFC (I am sure fans of other teams can do the same), they really only lost won game handily, vs. Forge. Otherwise, a few more inches here and there, a made play or two, etc. this team could have 3-4 wins instead of one. Just to preemptively respond to the "this is how all sports are," I have played and coached many sports at pretty high levels, and I know that the team that deserves something, doesn't always get it, and everyone can look at missed opportunities. However, if I am a PFC player, coach, or fan (YA!) it is easy to see A LOT of missed opportunity this year. 2-1 loss vs Valour, Haber's double post, and a deflected late winner 0-0 FC Edmonton- Extended time up a man. 2-2 York- own goal and dicey penalty 2-1 HFX- Up early, few missed chances 1-0 York- Missed penalty, own goal, and great goal-tending by Ingham. These five games they earned 2 points, when it could easily be 8-9 and it would not have taken much change in tactics or game play. All the other teams can probably say similar things because of how close it is. Even Cavalry needed a FK that should have been stopped, and a 95 minute winner in games 2 and 3 to win.
  11. 2 points
    Top 50 in world post Gold Cup 😎
  12. 2 points
    I think the more people see Davies play the more they will realize unlike a Hoilett and David.. Davies is affective all over the pitch and in the offensive 3rd he's so dangerous running at people because he draws doubles which opens space for other people and Davies will find them. People just invision him as an Mbappe or something but really he doesn't have that killer goal scorers instinct but he is a more well rounded footballer
  13. 2 points
    Look, if she doesn't break the record and if she is looking to retire I say the CSA should invite a minnow for a farewell game, maybe Taiwan, pay their way and treat them to something they don't get at home. Then spend the game feeding Sinclair the ball. Everyone wins and F#@! Abby Wambach.
  14. 2 points
    admin

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    I want some free bees.
  15. 1 point
    Recovery time is very important especially for our older Euro based players who have just finished their season.....pushing it after just 2 days rest risks muscle injury. We played in the heat of Pasadena and now face altitude vs the #1 team. I want a result vs Mexico as everyone else, but not at any cost. Henry has not played for almost a month??....does he risk going full throttle vs Mexico in his first start? I get the feeling he is not yet ready otherwise why would he not have started vs Martinique to test the hammy and get minutes?..
  16. 1 point
    Lofty

    2019 Women's World Cup

    So, France get to retake a missed penalty (awarded by VAR) because the Nigerian keeper's left heel was literally an inch or two off the line when the ball was struck. And the keeper is booked! This is turning into parody.
  17. 1 point
    Patrick

    2019 Women's World Cup

    Can you jump the shark twice? Another VAR penalty call, correctly called, followed by a joke of VAR call on the penalty itself. The calls on keeper moving off the line are simply terrible. Slow motion looks at high speed plays like that are not, in my opinion, in the spirit of the rules. Renard missed the goal, after taking a stupid stutter step run up. The keeper had no influence on that. Given that the rules also state players must remain outside the box until the ball is kicked, why wasn't the goal called back when the French player entered before the ball was struck? It may not have affected the play but the rule was still broken. Rules matter, but so does discretion. If we are going to call games by the literal rule of the law, but only when it affects scoring, we are going to make the game unwatchable.
  18. 1 point
    Bertuzzi44

    Gold Cup 2019

    Uh, I meant like over the last 20 years or so, not just their last game vs T&T.
  19. 1 point
    SpecialK

    Gold Cup 2019

    That’s fair - it’s a great debate to have! So excited for this team.
  20. 1 point
    Bison44

    Gold Cup 2019

    Much as I like Leutwiler, hasnt he only played 10 games in the last 2 seasons? Crepeau is on a pretty good run, continuing on from last year being the #1 keeper at Ottawa. I dont think Herdman will get a lot of complaining from those in the know if he plays Crepeau against Cuba. For Mexico lets not get too cagey and tricky...stick with your #1.
  21. 1 point
    Good luck to Forge, I think they will represent CPL well.
  22. 1 point
    Thanks for the correction.😜
  23. 1 point
    Yoginess

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Yeah it was nothing that would keep him out, but very clear indication it should’ve been a red
  24. 1 point
    I'm not sure what that accomplishes either. Piette is a pure DM and in that role I think he's better than a 36 year old Atiba. If Hutch moves into midfield they need to tweak the tactics, even if he takes Piette's place.
  25. 1 point
    admin

    2019 Women's World Cup

    This almost feels like a bad PR decision. I can't see how any player can get to this level through the ranks of soccer, or any sport, and think this is a good idea.
  26. 1 point
    jordan

    Jonathan David

    Looks like Jonathan David will remain another year at KAA Gent
  27. 1 point
    vancanman

    CPL Stadium Thread

    Thank you. I wish they hadn't taken the camera offline. I've been very curious about the progress at Westhills.
  28. 1 point
    This is the litmus rest we’ve been waiting years for.
  29. 1 point
    Pacific FC's Westhill's Stadium Expansion continues :
  30. 1 point
    Shi*ty mls guy just scored a beauty goal for Uruguay against Ecuador in the copa america
  31. 1 point
    Grandbloke

    CPL General

    I agree with the one-game final, but I think it should be hosted by the summer/fall champion. An 18-game season is more difficult to win than a 10-game season, and the spring champion would have incentive to try to win the summer/fall season as well.
  32. 1 point
    The quotes from Herdman definitely make it sound as if we will not play our best lineup against Mexico. We only need to beat Cuba to get out of the group and the important game against Mexico is the semi-final if we make it that far. No use tipping your hand and letting Mexico see your best lineup now. I'd sit both Davies and David and not let Mexico get a glimpse of what's waiting for them until the potential rematch. And if Henry is still injured at all I'd wait to play him as long as possible. He has enough experience playing with this group he can step right in as soon as he's fully healthy.
  33. 1 point
    red card

    Desiree Scott and Kids Sport

    I saw the Buchanan piece did by TSN yesterday and simply flabbergasted that an Ontario provincial coach told her at 14 that the only reason she didn't make the provincial team was her lack of financial resources. Something is definitely rotten with the Ontario system. Fortunately, Lawrence's parents stepped in to help Buchanan.
  34. 1 point
    Cheeta

    CPL General

    ^ Got to start somewhere. Does create something of a home field advantage but so what? If you're doing a one off end-of-season final geography is going to create a home field advantgage for someone no matter how you choose the host city. So sure, maximize the marketing potential securing the host site ealier rather than later will allow for. Of course if I have my way this will be the one and only split season this league ever sees, but somehow I think it will be a while before we outgrow it.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    I am surprised to read a lot of these comments. A lot more negative than I expected. I am personally over the moon with the performance and the result! Was it perfect? No, but it has to be considered one of the best gc performances since 2007. It was the biggest win at the Gold Cup of all-time for Canada. I know expectations are high, but Martinique beat us last GC we faced them. They finished in the top 6 in LON qualifying if I am not mistaken. We beat them 4-0 and took our foot off the gas in the last 20 minutes. This went much better than I expected. All of that said, Hoilett had his worst game in a Canada shirt. I'm happy he scored, but it has to be said. From the beginning the weight of his passes were off. He looked hesitant on the ball and lethargic off of it. I expect more from a player of his caliber, but hopefully that's out of his system now. We need him at his best if we want to make a deep run.
  37. 1 point
    Why would anyone want York in a 15K stadium ? They are drawing 800-1500, it would look like a ghost town. Also it’s weird that they are “selling” around 3k tickets but only around half actually go to the game. Are they giving tickets away and counting them ?
  38. 1 point
    You don't say.
  39. 1 point
    Considering that our "break-even" calculations don't include bundles of Mediapro money, having a paid attendance of 3000 isn't the end of the world by any means. Especially at York9's prices. If this is what we've got for the rest of the season, I'll have less reason to worry than I did a few weeks ago. The worry would be if 2000 of those tickets were given away as unclaimed freebees to various companies, or if they're held by people who don't feel like coming to the games. Could spell trouble for fan retention next year.
  40. 1 point
    I’ve stated this before I think York9 should actually stay at York U and try to make that stadium even more soccer friendly. You can’t beat that location and having that subway station right there . That stadium is connected by subway and even by bus to most of York Region and all of Toronto by subway you can’t beat that. Look yes attendance has not been great, weather, and even today’s start time sucks, 12PM sucks for a start time too. Look the owner has major money if he really likes owning a team loosing some money on this team is not going to make hardly a dent on his pocket book .
  41. 1 point
    I was at the game, and have been very critical of turnout and york 9 marketing. This was a decent turnout. Does it match the levels of Halifax and Forge? Of course not. But it's an improvement and shows that we can get crowds at a more sustainable level when the weather is a little better. The ownership just needs to hire more staff and put more money into marketing, instead of relying on volunteers to take on some of the tasks.
  42. 1 point
    There were just under 3k people there. Note that I used the word “decent” when describing the turnout, not “stellar”. It wasn’t “empty” or anything close to it.
  43. 1 point
    You can claim that with a straight face after the pictures Ansem posted? Bear in mind this league said it wanted 6000 to 8000 at one point. There aren't even enough seats in use at York Lions stadium to get close to that but still there are acres of empty seats. Pretending on here that things are going well on crowds when they clearly aren't where York 9 is concerned isn't going to change anything in the big scheme of things. Like the Lynx back in the day, the soccer is of a decent standard, but that isn't enough to get people in the GTA to show up for some reason. If the owner is gung ho about owning a pro soccer team there will be plenty of opportunities to turn it around just as there was with the North York Rockets. Finding an owner for something like this in the GTA is usually doable. As long as things continue to look promising elsewhere on crowds this is only a localized problem.
  44. 1 point
    Can you win the golden Boot with own goals. If so, I'd like to put some money McCurdy. I think the league should consider expanding the cap and squad size soon. I'm sure he's a great guy, but a 27 year-old from Europe who just happened to be hanging around the Island is not what this league was designed for and certainly not "professional." That said, how did Kadin Chung win all those youth awards. Morey Doner looked much better to me.
  45. 1 point
    Ingham easily player of the game..3 huge saves
  46. 1 point
    Reign

    CONCACAF Nations League - Venue Discussions

    The league and the CSA ideally would be working together on this. Bringing NT games to the CPL markets. Of course some stadiums aren’t up to snuff yet. However a game at a place like the HFX grounds would be the definition of a 12th man. It would be a incredible atmosphere to play in.
  47. 1 point
    narduch

    Gold Cup 2019

    My local Sport Check has the new Jersey, in red white and black.
  48. 1 point
    LeoH037

    Jonathan David

    Ajax would be a great team for David, specially right now since the club is filled with young good players, and they are all playing amazing (I'm sure most will agree that the UCL final would have been A LOT better with Ajax in it)
  49. 0 points
    Millar didn't do much for the time he was on... Yall are on the spitfire d. Albeit he didn't have much time on the field, but i see some comments as if he was playing like David or Davies
  50. 0 points
    Pacific weren't happy with some foul calls in the second half but nothing game-changing. The occasional good chance but your midfield was weak and there was never really sustained pressure or follow-up chances.
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