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  1. LeoH037

    Stephen Eustaquio

    IMO he's better than Piette and Kaye. Hard worker, good technically, REALLY good first touch, and great quick passer. If the CMNT was playing today, Eustaquio starts.
    6 points
  2. Weng

    Jonathan David

    After their gong show performance today, I hope he doesn’t go there. Arsenal are a mess
    5 points
  3. dyslexic nam

    Jonathan David

    Lol. You know we are all starting to feel a bit entitled when we are criticizing the idea of a Canadian kid going to a giant of the English Premier League. Hell, I am a Spurs fan (or was when I watched a lot of EPL) and David going to Arsenal would be friggin huge. They may not be the force they were in the last decade, but they are still a massive club and would give David a huge platform to play at an extremely high level and continue his development. Not everyone - even those with talents like his - are going to go to a global powerhouse like Bayern and immediately have a Davies-esque impact.
    5 points
  4. Bison44

    Rocco Romeo

    Knowing Vanney?? No. There should be some minutes to be had (with a condensed seaso), but he'll prob slide Bradley into CB, or try to turn Fraser etc. Vanney doesnt bring along young defenders unless he drafted them or they eat thanksgiving dinner with him. I think Romeo, Dunn and Okello should get the hell out of TO. A loan to a CPL club might be better for them, better than toiling in lower level USL for another year. All 3 looked pretty promising 3 years ago, and not much has happened since. You would have thought one of them would have gotten some sort of shot by now. Kind of sad but its the circle of life, new prospects coming up all the time.
    3 points
  5. It all depends on the opponent and tactics. To have Davies up front against a team that is bunkering, while we have most of the possession, is a waste. I think if we play a team that we should dominate them in the midfield, he should be at LB or LWB. If we play a superior team that will out possess us, he should be up top (winger or striker) to hit them on the counter.
    3 points
  6. And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'. "Oh don't be like every other North American league." "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC. Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."
    2 points
  7. Ivan

    Rocco Romeo

    Gianluca Facchineri from Whitecaps.
    2 points
  8. VinceA

    Rocco Romeo

    TFC seems to have a big aversion to playing their young CBs. Any young CBs that will get playing time will be in the CPL.
    2 points
  9. Haaland was one of the five nominees. So he was definitely eligible, and Davies beat him out.
    2 points
  10. VinceA

    Stephen Eustaquio

    I think Zator will be a CB going forward. Cavalry signed Farsi at RB and Zator's ceiling is higher at CB. Versatility helps though.
    2 points
  11. Obinna

    Jonathan David

    I was very fond of Arsenal as a teenager but still I am not thrilled at the prospect of David going there because of the turmoil at the club. The silver lining for me is the prospect of him being part of the solution. I think Arsenal need to dump the bad apples like Ozil and start fresh with a new generation of young players. They may suffer at first but they really need to change the mood at the club, because on the outside looking in it seems like there is a lack of leaders in that club. The biggest players do not seem to care.
    2 points
  12. TOcanadafan

    Jonathan David

    I also wonder if Arsenal is the best place for David... seems like a bit of a shit-show at the moment.
    2 points
  13. Aird25

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Cornelius played 90 minutes in 10 of Vancouver's last 13 games last season as the youngest CB on the roster. I don't understand this ridicule Edit: He's also played in the last 12 competitive matches for Canada.
    2 points
  14. Nate3322

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Other than Godoy Cornelius is far better than the rest imo, Veselinovic has potential but he's unproven at MLS level, Khmiri like Veselinovic is unproven and raw also he seems to be pretty injury prone. Rose had a good game against LA Galaxy but otherwise I think he's mainly a squad player and not a natural CB. I feel that Cornelius will definitely start alongside Godoy regularly.
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. Club Linesman

    Ricardo Ferreira

    The sad part of this situation is that if he gets healthy and plays any significant minutes he is immediately in the mix for the CMNT. Here’s hoping he gets healthy and decides to represent the maple leaf!
    2 points
  17. The highlights are available to see. USA Goal #1: Failed offside trap on a corner and his man was free behind him. Part of what makes him risky on the backline is because he is a risky player by nature and he will expect Vitoria/Cornelius/Henry to play like Alaba and Boateng. That's a tall ask. USA Goal #2: Long cross comes in from his man who has beaten him. Sets up the goal. USA Goal #3: Set piece and the scorer was between him and Henry I believe. USA Goal #4: Cross comes in after a long ball over Davies, sets up the goal. Even the third Haiti goal is a ball played in behind him because he's starting to cheat forward. I love the kid, but he tries to do too much for Canada. Take the reins off him and let him run. He's good enough that he'll help out defensively as well. (goddamn, I hated revisiting those highlights)
    2 points
  18. jordan

    Theo Corbeanu

    Born May 17th, 2002. Right Winger. Played for Wolves U18, and one appearance for U23 team.
    1 point
  19. Stryker911

    Jonathan David

    Here is the current standings for the Golden Boy award. From what I can tell the Top 20 are selected by the fan vote and then the media chooses the winner. David currently holding on the 20th spot. Would be awesome if he can make the final list. Davies will get there regardless. Throw some votes at David. 1 Alejandro MARQUÉS Juventus 2077 2 TETÊ, Shakhtar 1985 3 Alphonso DAVIES Bayern Munich 1767 4 Mason GREENWOOD Machester United 1638 5 Dominik SZOBOSZLAI Red Bull Salzburg 1612 6 Heorhiy TSITAISHVILI Dynamo Kiev 1572 7 Eduardo QUARESMA Sporting Lisbon 1454 8 Erling HÅLAND Dortmund 1324 9 Mohammed KUDUS Nordsjelland 1277 10 Marley AKÉ Olypique Marseille 1258 11 Jadon SANCHO Dortmund 1093 12 Anssumane FATI Barcellona 939 13 Mamadou SÈNE Juventus 937 14 Lutsharel GEERTRUIDA Feyenoord 814 15 Mathías SOULÉ Juventus 789 16 RODRYGO Real Madrid 678 17 Matias RAMOS Benfica 673 18 VINÍCIUS JÚNIORR Real Madrid 669 19 Gabriel MARTINELLI Arsenal 620 20 Jonathan DAVID Gent 605 21 Ozan KABAK Schalke 577 22 David COLINA Hajduk 573
    1 point
  20. The reports from Panama are that it's an octagonal ending June 2022. They could use this winter window to weed it down to the 8. Then the Octagonal could take place in March, June, Sep, Oct, Nov, Mar 2022, and June 2022 for all 14 match days (7 windows). The June 2022 window is slated for 4 matches instead of just 2 so you can finish the Octagonal and still squeeze in the intercontinental playoff after in June 2022. Alternatively they could play the intercontinental playoff in the September 2022 window.
    1 point
  21. This mega window in the winter was first rumoured by the Daily Mail a few months ago. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8312961/England-bonanza-FIFA-planning-radical-overhaul-international-football-calendar.html The journalist from Panama mentioned games being played in January so I think this has legs
    1 point
  22. Weng

    Rocco Romeo

    Take that as a no. Haha! Just trying to see who we have as up and coming centre backs. If there is anyone to get excited about
    1 point
  23. Serbia Milan Borjan starts against Proleter. 90 minutes in a 2-1 win. Turkey Atiba starts against Denizlispor. 90 minutes in a 5-1 win, assisted the second goal. Bulgaria Yankov starts for Botev Vrtsa against Botev Plovdiv. 73 minutes in a 3-2 loss
    1 point
  24. There wouldn't be that many playing, perhaps about 400k by registrations. And only a percentage of that would be strikers. But your statement still stands on it's own. Anyone care to fathom a guess at how much funding Christine Sinclair has received from Canada over the past 20 years? Now how about the rest of the women in this country? I seem to remember the "wish sandwich" in the Blues Brothers... two slices of bread and you wish you had something to go in-between. Pretty much every other country in the world you have an elite women's club system that produces annual crops and rotations of players. They have great programs and professionalism (read: attitude and approach) and facilities. They take it very seriously. Build it and they will come, and they did. Some like the Scandinavians did it 40 years ago. But this true north social democracy is still waiting for the right moment. Perhaps on the centenary of the Northern Europeans doing it, only 100 years of caution is probably politically correct enough considering we're a leading country in women's rights. Long story short: when you live in a country where the highest opportunity and level of club play is beer league amateur, putting their lack of world class standard on the players is perhaps a bit misdirected.
    1 point
  25. Alex

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Millar also played right back for Canada, albeit against usvi, but he played there. I think maybe against Dominica too. With him and Davies on the wings, Arfield, Hutchinson, Kaye/Eustáquio in the middle then David, Hoilett and Cavallini up top, we just need 2 decent centre backs. Thats a lot of firepower.
    1 point
  26. bwilly11

    Jonathan David

    http://sportwitness.co.uk/jonathan-david-agent-scout-interview/
    1 point
  27. Unnamed Trialist

    OneSoccer

    re Mediapro, you could also be posting constant news stories how they are winning civil suits against rivals, so it goes both ways. They've clearly lost money these last months, but now that tv is back up, they are picking up, and in a period when normally they might not be active (don't know who had Eurocup rights). La Liga broadcasts are very heavy in car ads and other major products these days. I'm involved in a project that I heard Roures was interested in sponsoring, but the problem is that he is very capricious, so you are usually better off getting in with Mediapro along with other sponsors, widen the network and dilute the influence of one sole backer. Which is a general principal anyways in sports sponsorship, a club has a shirt sponsor, stadium rights, other sponsors for other aspects, and most try to use any major sponsor to leverage other smaller ones, thus protecting the investment from a sudden unforseeable pull-out from the largest one.
    1 point
  28. Aird25

    Stephen Eustaquio

    I’m not sure how he’d handle a higher level but I rarely remember Kadin Chung putting a foot wrong last season. The rest of Pacific’s defence was shambolic though, so I think he’s been overlooked
    1 point
  29. PopePouri

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Laryea?
    1 point
  30. Whether Bayern win the CL or not, Phonzie has already proven this season that the sky’s the limit.
    1 point
  31. SthMelbRed

    Stephen Eustaquio

    What were they?
    1 point
  32. Bdog

    Stephen Eustaquio

    I think it’s a matter of getting the right combination, only problem is you don’t know who’s not going to mess up lol. I think consistency is the biggest problem for some of the guys I listed, when they’re playing well they can be really solid but we’ve seen the bad side unfortunately. Henry: From an athletic point of view he’s a monster, the biggest thing holding him back has been decision making. He’s our best CB when he’s on his game but is the most likely one to make a big mistake. Cornelius: Always seems pretty solid, I’d actually put him as our most reliable CB right now. Only thing is having to prove himself more. James: Biggest question mark for me right now, I thought he looked good when he played (though iirc he was mistake prone) but his club situation seemed a bit of a problem. He might have actually benefited from a MLS move a few years ago. Miller: I was sitting pretty close to him when we beat the US at home, he looked really good imo. For him it’s just a matter of proving himself and getting a bit more experience. I’m high on him. I haven’t watched the CPL guys as much as I would have liked. People seemed to love Zator so I’ll try to keep an eye on him when the CPL returns. Hopefully we can have a surprise like Montgomery or Kennedy pop up. Like I said, it’s just a matter of the right partnership though. I like Miller and Cornelius but having two young CBs together might not be a good idea.
    1 point
  33. Ansem

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Says more about Vancouver if you ask me. I`ve yet to see 1 serious Fùp from Cornelius with the Canadian jersey. He`s wasting his time and talent in Vancouver. He needs to leave
    1 point
  34. Ansem

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Lots of players are MVP & World Class at club but don`t do as well on the National team. We just don`t have the depth to known liabilities for Canada Henry has been very good in the past and whenever he has the CanMNT jersey on, his game goes down, might be that he puts too much on himself, nerves, confidence, etc... I`d start him against weaker teams and make sure he`s reliable consistently. I don`t trust him against Mexico, USA, Costa Rica or Central American teams. I`ll take my chances with someone else if that makes sense
    1 point
  35. Bison44

    Stephen Eustaquio

    And really out of that bunch probably only 2 are real proven MLS level starters. The national team spots are there for a youngster to win...somebody needs to up their game.
    1 point
  36. Weng

    Ricardo Ferreira

    I think he’s had a hamstring injury
    1 point
  37. Yoginess

    Ricardo Ferreira

    oh damn he's injured? didn't see that coming.
    1 point
  38. Austria- 2nd Division Scott Kennedy starts for Austria Klagenfurt against Lustenau. This is his second start in a row for Klagenfurt. Edit: he went the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win
    1 point
  39. Strait Red

    Stephen Eustaquio

    More highlights from Eustaquio’s Instagram. He’s #46 in yellow. Looks great in these clips.
    1 point
  40. Crystal Palace is an actual area within London. Both the area and the club were named after the palace that was relocated there.
    1 point
  41. Obinna

    Jonathan David

    https://www.footballtransfertavern.com/arsenal-fc-transfer-rumours/arsenal-jonathan-david-will-join-if-a-striker-is-sold/?utm_source=snack-poll "However now, according to the The Telegraph, David will only want to join the Gunners if room is made for him by selling either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette". Not sure whether that is true or not since the link to the telegraph doesn't even mention it. However, we do know that David and his agent have said playing time is a priority, so it fits the narrative. Anyone else starting to feel like the Bundesliga move won't happen? I can't help but feel that German clubs are unwilling to pay Gent's asking price. Arsenal on the other hand (or Manchester United) would be more willing to do business. We have stories that David's agent has met with those clubs, but we have no such news about RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen, etc. This all seems to suggest Arsenal is the front-runner at the moment.
    1 point
  42. This whole idea of clubs' names being independent of the home cities is the height of stupidity. It's something that some moronic hipster came up with, thinking it was authentically European. The reality is that only 2 clubs in the top 4 English divisions don't incorporate their geographic home in their name. Their are only a handful of others in the totality of the German, Italian, Spanish, and French top flights. One day, when the above-mentioned idiot has been fired, all clubs will inevitably partially re-brand to include their home towns in their names. Ironically, most of the club names sound good when you include the cities. Victoria Pacific FC, Winnipeg Valour, Hamilton Forge all sound good. Edmonton, Ottawa, York, and HFX already use their homes in the name. Cavalry is just shit, whether you attempt to include Calgary in the name, or not.
    1 point
  43. He played competitive games for Romania U17. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_UEFA_European_Under-17_Championship_qualification He needs to file his one time switch to play for us.
    1 point
  44. You can't say that guys like Davies, David, Liam, and Tabla have change the mindset of Canada for a lot of young players.
    1 point
  45. I like him best as a LWer in a 3-5-2 for us.
    1 point
  46. El Hombre

    Tristan Borges

    That means "beer".
    1 point
  47. The real reason for Marcel de Jong's union activity?
    1 point
  48. jordan

    Dominik Yankov

    His comments were a come get me plea, he also covered the rumours of the Olympic call up indirectly. Though I think comparing him to Transfermrkt comparables also doesn’t make sense, he’s a pro with 60 pro games with no sign of slowing down and the ones he’s being compared to have a roughly similar load of games played, but are also 3 years older. He’s one to go after, he may play 3 games for the CanMNT and he may play 60 plus. Lots of unknowns due to age, but he’s playing a good standard and playing more than some we call up.
    1 point
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