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  1. 8 points
    RS

    Dominik Yankov

    Canada had three games in January (which never happens), was already selling tickets for two more in March and was reported to be planning two more in June. What do you think happened to stop all that?
  2. 8 points
    Snowcrash

    Michael Baldisimo

    Nice analysis of the Whitecap mids and the verticality stat backs this up. He plays a lot of of not particularly productive side and back passes. https://www.eightysixforever.com/2020/10/1/21496277/the-infernal-midfield-a-statistical-look-at-how-the-vancouver-whitecaps-stack-up In comparison, Baldisimo's verticality is in the 75th percentile of MLS players. He sees the field really, really well for a 20 year old player. Obviously, his passing percentage is below Teibert's but those line splitting passes leading to scoring attempts are top shelf. I think he's probably leap frogged over Fraser for the Canadian men's but that said, Fraser is still a long shot to make the bench for an important game. Probably the only thing Fraser has over Baldisimo right now is defensive awareness but Baldisimo is 2 years younger so that will come.
  3. 7 points
    Ansem

    Cyle Larin

    2 goal in 60 seconds for Larin in a friendly today. Hutchinson has a goal as well.
  4. 7 points
    The Real Marc

    Dominik Yankov

    Situations like this are a fact of life in a globalized world. Heck, look at Tyler Boyd - he played full friendlies for New Zealand before decamping for the US team. I get we're all emotional but some of the criticism here doesn't make a lot of sense. We should have called Yankov to play in 2019 or 2020? He wasn't eligible. We should have had a mini camp this summer? Camp COVID? Quarantine carnival? If you're an actual pro, would you show up to a voluntary a Nats training camp and risk disrupting your actual paid career by getting this virus or having to quarantine? For no real reason? Nope. We're blaming Herdman for not instituting more consequences for not committing? Do ultimatums sound like a very good strategy for dealing with players that have more than one option? And if he declines, are we really going to blacklist him? We don't have the depth or the negotiating power with players. Let alone someone that is actively playing in another country's youth team. Bulgaria wouldn't be wasting a call-up on a kid that was definitely going to play for another country. He was still playing for Bulgaria under-whatevers as late as last week! It's pretty obvious that Yankov was using Canada and his one-time switch either as leverage into the Bulgarian program, or as a happy and willing second-choice.
  5. 6 points
    Strait Red

    Cyle Larin

    One of Larin’s goals from today’s friendly. And the second
  6. 6 points
    Floortom

    Michael Baldisimo

    Another key long pass yesterday to Adnan that eventually led to Cavallini's winning goal. Also got the MOTM. He really should be starting over Owusu on a regular basis. Caps need that ability in the midfield
  7. 6 points
    Strait Red

    Canadians Abroad Oct 9 to Oct 15

    MLS VANCOUVER VS. REAL SALT LAKE Lucas Cavallini and Russell Teibert start for Vancouver. 🇨🇦 Subs are Damiano Pecile, Derek Cornelius, Theo Bair, Tossaint Ricketts, Ryan Raposo, Patrick Metcalfe and Michael Baldisimo. Update - Baldisimo on at 66 mins. Raposo on at 68 mins Cavallini scores in minute 75 Ricketts and Cornelius sub on in the 86th minute. Caps win 2-1.
  8. 5 points
    TOcanadafan

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Davies makes this Guardian columnists “World XI” https://t.co/5s73E7jgHW
  9. 4 points
    Snowcrash

    Michael Baldisimo

    You could be right. He's built like a fire hydrant but moves extremely well. Like a more dynamic Piette.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    dyslexic nam

    General Discussion on CMNT

    It’s not harsh dude. It’s ******* stupid. European countries value the Euros. African counties value the African Cup of Nations. South American countries value the Copa America. Etc. if you are saying that we should depriotitize this specific GC in lieu of WC qualifying, then of course - no on here has argued anything different. But you seemed to be making a more general point. Calling it a “useless tournament that means nothing” is a broader statement. And unless you misspoke, it is one that I think is dumb.
  12. 4 points
    CanadaFan123

    Cyle Larin

    Seriously? He’s still being paid lol
  13. 3 points
    Strait Red

    Canadians Abroad Oct 9 to Oct 15

    MLS SUNDAY NIGHT Tajon Buchanan went 90 in a 2-1 New England win vs. NYCFC TFC vs. Cincinnati Jayden Nelson, Jonathan Osorio (captain) Liam Fraser and Richie Lareya start. 🇨🇦 subs are Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and Ayo Akinola UPDATE- Akinola on at 59 minutes, Nelson off at 60, Lareya off at 70’ (leg cramps). TFC win 1-0 Montreal vs. Philadelphia Union Sam Piette and Zach Breault-Guillard start for Montreal. 🇨🇦 Subs are Ballou Tabla, Clement Bayiha, James Pantemis, Joel Waterman, Jonathan Sirois, Shamit Shome Tomas Geraldo and Karifa Yao. UPDATE - Ballou on at 56 minutes. Bayiha on for ZBG in the 84th minute. Philadelphia wins 2-1 Sporting KC vs Nashville SC Alistair Johnston starts for Nashville UPDATE Johnston received a 2nd yellow and a subsequent red card in the 55th minute. KC wins 2-1.
  14. 3 points
    dyslexic nam

    Michael Baldisimo

    Just seems like a losing strategy when you need wins, not grinding out draws and hoping for lucky breaks.
  15. 3 points
    N1ckbr0wn

    Dominik Yankov

    I think this is an equally as stupid way to gauge a players skill level. Do we hold this same energy with Eustaquio, playing on Pacos which is generally a bottom feeding Portugal team? A team where he is by far the best midfielder ? While I’m not disagreeing with what you’re saying, regardless of how ****** the Caps are doing this year, the fact he’s “playing good on a horrible team with no midfielders” makes no difference at all to the way he’s playing, at the level he’s at. Edit: Trust me, I’m sad about losing Yankov too. He’s an attacking midfielder playing at a good level, something we don’t really have in our set up. I just think the bolded is an asinine comparison
  16. 3 points
    RS

    Dominik Yankov

    It's a real mystery why some people may have a problem with you.
  17. 3 points
    Cheeta

    Cyle Larin

    Well that doesn't sound very friendly at all.
  18. 3 points
    shamrock

    Canadians Abroad Oct 9 to Oct 15

    D3 Germany: Elva is playing for Ingolstadt at Viktoria Köln (1-0 ATM). Goes 90 in a 2-0 loss. In D4 Germany, Regionalliga Nord Nord (a bit confusing if you ask me), Halbouni gets his first start for Werder Bremen U23 at VfB Oldenburg. Goes 90 in a 1-3 victory. Nice debut!
  19. 3 points
    Obinna

    Cyle Larin

    I mean, I agree that on paper the USA are growing much quicker than we are, but also we played them pretty evenly over the two legs in Nations League. So there's that. Clearly we are closer than before. You gotta acknowledge that part, right? A few cycles ago we would have lost both of those games with a 4-5 goal spread. But I know what you mean. They are going to explode. I know they have a LOT of talent coming up. The MLS academies are starting to bare fruit. But don't forget we also have MLS academies too. It makes a difference for us as well. We have the CanPL now too. Both countries are poised for big growth in the next decade. The USA will produce more because they are bigger. It's obvious. They'll always have a depth advantage, but as long as we produce enough top players it won't matter too much. You can only put 11 players on the field.
  20. 3 points
    Ansem

    Cyle Larin

    So we should just give up and not bother than? Sorry but there more to this game than population and how much money you throw at a program. Using resources wisely at the right places with a good plan matters more. If you talk Canada-US, yes it will take time for us to be a consistent top 3 CONCACAF nation - we just got a domestic league last year after all and it seem people are forgetting how big of an handicap it was to not have one all theses years. Relax, we'll get there.
  21. 2 points
    Bison44

    Valour FC Season Thread 2020 2.0

    Next your going to tell me Santa isnt real. I cant take any more dissapointment today........
  22. 2 points
    PiedPilko

    Dominik Yankov

    I mean, a team from Luxembourg played in Europa League last year... this is why we look at player performance combined with their league level. But it's not like Europe League is exclusive to the very best teams in the world anyway.
  23. 2 points
    Bison44

    TFC 2020 Season

    Vanney has been subbing a CB most games, trying to rest the old legs, so at least give Dunn a cameo eh? Hopefully we are up by a couple and see the end of the bench...ie Nelsen please.
  24. 2 points
    Colliedor

    TFC 2020 Season

    If there was ever a game to call up Dunn and Rutty, it's the one tonight. Cinci with only 8 goals in 16 games says it all. Perfect game to put in a young defender.
  25. 2 points
    TSN has updated their schedule for the 22nd, on TSN3...
  26. 2 points
    SpecialK

    Dominik Yankov

    Nobody is shouting. What’s wrong with a good debate or difference of opinion.
  27. 2 points
    Nate3322

    Dominik Yankov

    He's not even on the bench today against Finland lol
  28. 2 points
    Floortom

    Michael Baldisimo

    Very nice analysis and supports what I see when I watch Vancouver. There is no reason that Baldisimo and Bikel shouldn’t be starting besides each other every match. Tiebert and metcalfe have been wastes and owusu has some basic value as a defensive option at times.
  29. 2 points
    If we can set the site to automatically turn OH’s name to a string of asterisks, surely we can suppress a poster’s ability to copy/paste, no? Asking for a few hundred online friends...
  30. 2 points
    Shway

    Michael Baldisimo

    I agree. I think you are underestimating his defensive capabilities. Especially his ability to make a defensive play, and make a key pass forward. Ive seen Fraser dive in and win, or dive in and cause a bad foul. Im sold on Baldy. He’s has a lot of time to grow into the modern day defensive mid.
  31. 2 points
    SthMelbRed

    Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season

    Every time I watch this team play, I am more and more convinced that MDS is clueless. No idea what his best team is, rotating players in and out regardless of form, just throw another bunch of **** at the wall and hope something sticks... Very happy that the subs managed to turn things around today. If Baldisimo is back on the bench next time, MDS should be sacked on the spot.
  32. 2 points
    Gian-Luca

    Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season

    Game changed around when Baldisimo came on the field - he was the catalyst for both Vancouver goals
  33. 2 points
    Gian-Luca

    Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season

    Cornelius should be starting over Vesalinovic based on what I am watching tonight. And Other than a total lack of creativity and the ability to run all over the field with negligible effect, what do Bikel and Owusu bring that Baldisimo,doesn't?
  34. 2 points
    maccaliam

    General Discussion on CMNT

    So a poster that says trying to win the Gold Cup is not important is saying others have a loser mentality because they want Canada to take the Gold Cup seriously and try to win it?
  35. 2 points
    BLennard

    Axel Desjardins

    Axel Desjardins' first press conference for Novara Calcio. Of course, it's all in Italian. I can't understand everything, but he's asked about the Spezia promotion to serie A, to which he says it was great. He's also asked about his ambition with the club, to which he responds winning promotion to serie B and wanting to win his place in the squad. He was on the bench last game and will probably be on the bench again for Novara's next game Monday. He wears jersey 31, same as last season. Got my subscription ready for serie C streaming. Bring on the games!
  36. 2 points
    SthMelbRed

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Nothing is more important than qualifying for the '22 World Cup. Herdman has to pick the strongest squad for the Gold Cup that doesn't in any way diminish our strength in WCQ.
  37. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Not really sure I would say it is useless and means nothing. It is our regional championship. Whether all the top teams send their best squads or not is besides the point - it is literally the top competition in CONCACAF.
  38. 2 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    CPL Players on Loan

    Putting my query about loans here, not in the first post. -------------------------- I wanted to ask a question on the topic: does sending players on loan mean that part of their salaries is being covered by the borrowing club? Curious about this as certainly many leagues our guys are going to have minimum salaries above the CPL minimums. That would mean they would have to not only cover part or all of the salary, but also top it up. Which in any case is beneficial financially to both the lending club and the player. Another oddity is how a player like Gazdov can go on loan for 2 years when he probably did not even have a 2 year contract at Pacific. Or am I wrong?
  39. 1 point
    RS

    Dominik Yankov

    Baldisimo not starting for Vancouver says more about the Whitecaps than it does about him.
  40. 1 point
    An oversight. Kamloops poker night is on. The forge game will soon be moved to the app online streaming only. To be fair TSN hadnt realised it was a Canadian team playing they just wanted to do their part and support Salvadoran soccer.
  41. 1 point
    dyslexic nam

    Dominik Yankov

    Sure. We all do. But how you engage with your fellow Canadian soccer supporters really limits everyone’s interest in engaging with you. If you are fine with that, I guess that is your call. But the whole point of this forum is to facilitate participation in a community - not just shouting your opinion while most people dismiss you.
  42. 1 point
    RS

    Michael Baldisimo

    I agree. MDS probably thinks Baldisimo needs to improve on the defensive side of the game, which is what's keeping him on the bench while more boring but dependable players get the minutes.
  43. 1 point
    Buchta

    Dominik Yankov

    Not that it really matters, but his name has been mentioned here with Ludogorets since August 2017.
  44. 1 point
    Buchta

    Dominik Yankov

    Botev Vratsa played in the 1st tier last season.
  45. 1 point
    Big_M

    Canadians Abroad Oct 9 to Oct 15

    USL Championship Playoffs In a 1-0 win for St-Louis over Hartford at Hartford with a 93rd minute goal, Gee played 90 minutes and Gagnon-Lapare stayed on the bench as their team St-Louis lives another day before folding at the end of the season
  46. 1 point
    Bison44

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Useless?? DAvies and David were able to put themselves in the shop window that a couple friendlies wouldnt have done. We need to play, cap guys, keep guys involved in the program so its all useful.
  47. 1 point
    Big_M

    Canadians Abroad Oct 9 to Oct 15

    Chapman starts on the bench for miami vs houston..replaces Matuidi at 84
  48. 1 point
    BuzzAndSting

    Toronto Sun Articles today

    You are repetitive because your posts do absolutely nothing to contribute to what you want to achieve.
  49. 1 point
    Strait Red

    Canadians Abroad Oct 9 to Oct 15

    PLeague 1 England Jayson Leutwiler starts for Fleetwood Town vs. Hull City. game is being shown on DAZN (started at 2:45 Eastern) Update - Leutwiler goes 90 in a 4-1 win.
  50. 1 point
    El Diego

    Dominik Yankov

    We were packing our schedule with random friendlies when the stupid ass WC qualifying scenario was announced and calling up some really random players, some from Europe (Brym, Bassong). What was Yankov's status at the time? I'm not sure who or what to be upset at. Herdman cap tied Busti in a WC qualifier lmao. I'm sure he'd cap tie Yankov as soon as he could, so I don't know if it's a case of Herdman not knowing about Yankov or Yankov wasn't ready to commit before.
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