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  1. Floortom

    Scott Kennedy

    finishes a nil draw. Didn’t watch but Kennedy was Whoscored’s highest rated player on pitch with a very strong 8.3! https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/1481408/Live/Germany-Bundesliga-II-2020-2021-FC-Heidenheim-Jahn-Regensburg
    10 points
  2. Nate3322

    Scott Kennedy

    Dominant performance today, definitely made case for himself starting ahead of Nachreiner. I really liked what I saw he won all 4 aerial battles, also won all 4 tackles and he made 2 or 3 good clearances. Hell he even had a good dribble and cross which allowed a teammate to get a scoring chance. Who scored rated him 8.3 making him the best player on the field for either teams. Also thanks @Shway for posting the link to the game, instead of studying for my exam tomorrow I watched the game.
    9 points
  3. As predicted by @Olympique_de_Marseille, Scott has the start today against Heidenheim.
    7 points
  4. Stryker911

    Scott Kennedy

    Played the full 90 at CB in a 0-0 draw. Both whoscored (8..3, next highest 7.7) and sofascore (7.7, next highest 7.4) gave him the highest rating of any player today.
    4 points
  5. You haven't hired an arborist recently.
    4 points
  6. RS

    Theo Corbeanu

    You really missed a giant opportunity for a pun here. 😏
    4 points
  7. Hamilton and Edwards are roughly in the spot Petrasso, Aird, Levis etc were in. Interest in them is waning and so is playing time. Its one thing for MLS to throw a minimum salary at a teenager and see what happens, but when u have had a few kicks at the can and you are mid 20s, you better get a steady gig or make a splash ASAP. You might slog it out and turn into a Pasher or a Bekker, Haworth, Beckie..steady lower level pro.....or you might as well get a real job pruning trees, medical school etc.
    4 points
  8. archer21

    Kamal Miller

    Miller to Austin FC
    3 points
  9. As long has Scott and Doneil take it in turns and don't get themselves injured at the same time. Haha. It's one match. Let's hope he follows it up with another start either on Friday or @ Wiesbaden on Wednesday next week.
    3 points
  10. canadianbacons

    Kamal Miller

    I think at least one of the Canadians available will get selected, with Miller and Cornelius probably most likely. It would be great if they selected Clement Diop (not an Impact fan), so that potentially Pantemis could become the starter.
    3 points
  11. saladroit

    Kamal Miller

    yep, montreal plays with 5 at the back and he should fit very well as a LCB with binks at CB and waterman at RCB
    2 points
  12. Lansdude

    Kamal Miller

    Bodes well for his starting at CB.
    2 points
  13. I just got a call from a sales rep of York United asking me about my game day experience from the race car seats I had bought (vs Impact) last year. I asked him if York stadium would be their stadium for long term or if there are still plans to build a new stadium and he replied yes to a new stadium. I also asked him about the rumor of the Woodbine site and said he didn't know any details. Take it for what it's worth.
    2 points
  14. El Diego

    Theo Corbeanu

    Theo played 83 minutes for the u23s yesterday. If he starts getting sat for the youth matches ahead of a senior game then he may be getting the call up, but I don't think we should hold our breaths even with the Jimenez injury.
    2 points
  15. Aird25

    Kamal Miller

    Cornelius had the second most minutes of any CB on the team and the 7th most minutes of any Whitecaps player
    2 points
  16. Well one things for certain is they are a lot further ahead in preparation than we are. Their manager has had domestic camps where he was able to assess the local guys, and international camps where he was able to assess the newcomers. So ultimately they have a larger player pool that has been assessed/vetted, and any new comers at this point will be plugs to fill holes. Although I believe we have more elite talent (Davies, David, Eustaqiuo), than what they have (Bailey, Blake). I just think their player pool is a lot bigger, and more experienced in regards to guys playing at higher levels con
    2 points
  17. Really excited to see York line up next year. Major roll of the dice with all these signings but they all look exciting. A couple of solid experience Canadian heads to fill out the squad and they will look solid.
    2 points
  18. Great article with a very notable Canadian nearly at the heart of the story. Can't seem to find the World Soccer forum so am placing it here on account of the many MLS players who would have taken part: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55216193
    2 points
  19. archer21

    Theo Corbeanu

    I think you’re right, your optimism was probably too high. It’s unrealistic at this point to expect him to become a superstar or to be a regular in the Wolves squad. He has potential but is raw and just needs more time. Hopefully he can eventually break into a PL side, but even if he were to become a Championship regular in the next couple of years, that’s still a very good player to have in the CMNT.
    2 points
  20. Club supporters always want their youth given a chance, especially if the team is not riding high (Wolves have won 1 of their last 5 in the league, from a cursory look). And they are comparatively light up front. This is his first year with the u23s and he has been singled out for contributing. Watching the half hour of the last game (especially) that was available on youtube, you can hear his manager calling his name a fair bit. He has a lot to learn but that is good in a way as he has got where he is on flair, pace, size and strength and the other things are more easily coached.
    2 points
  21. Bertuzzi44

    Theo Corbeanu

    If he's done well with the reserves I think he deserves a shot. You never know with these things; it might be obvious he needs pro experience at a lower level via a loan, or he could just step in and excel. Every player is different, but if he has done everything they've asked of him with the reserves/U23s, giving him (and other like him) a shot is also a nice little incentive. Who knows, maybe he'll step up like Davies/David did!
    2 points
  22. SthMelbRed

    Theo Corbeanu

    This is one of the weirder takes you're likely to come up with. He's 18 years old and playing at a top-ten team in probably the strongest league in the world, currently. How many 18-year olds are playing first-team minutes at top-ten teams in one of the Big 4 leagues? Maybe 4-5? So, on the basis that he's not debuted, yet, you're ready to write him off? It seems that Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David have skewed your mind set in a strange way.
    2 points
  23. Google glitches aside - it looks like Wolves u23's second half will be on youtube again. *Stream cut out again so I took it out* Currently trailing 2-1. He was involved in the build-up for their goal. Update: one way traffic for Wolves in the second half, Corbeanu scores a third goal after a very nice team move. 2-3. Update 2: Scores again around 65'; pounces on a mistake and nice individual run with the ball. 2-4. He was subbed in the 83'. A look at his goals
    2 points
  24. saladroit

    Kamal Miller

    traded to montreal!
    1 point
  25. Yep. I also wonder if Straith might be a dark horse. He would bring significant leadership.
    1 point
  26. Mikmacdo

    Scott Kennedy

    He could easily emerge as a top 2/3 option at CB within a month 😁
    1 point
  27. Shway

    Scott Kennedy

    http://www.soccerjumbotv4.me/151220/ch-7.html close the x 4-5 times.
    1 point
  28. I think a player like Norman Jr should spend 2 seasons in the CPL playing everday. I could see him being a Bustos, Borges level player in this league. Then he could springboard somewhere else
    1 point
  29. Fair enough, I do agree that we are not very deep in certain positions. I’m comfortable with our depth in midfield and we have a couple strikers that could rotate. Hopefully we don’t have to see Herdman trying to game the system by playing a weak side against the likes of Mexico like we did in the Gold Cup. I think we could be fine in 3 match windows though. Assuming each player starts a max of 2 matches, we still only need 17-18 players if we just mix and match properly. For example: Game 1: Borjan, Adekugbe, James, Henry, Laryea, Eustaquio, Arfield, Osorio, David, Davies, Cava
    1 point
  30. I also think Costa Rica is another team I think a lot of you guys are sleeping on....they've had mixed results and they are being judged on the ability to rotate their squad, because you know...they play more games. But at the end of the day they are still in the CNL Finals, they made it to the Gold Cup SF in 17' QF in 19' and lost to Mexico on penalties where we lost to Haiti. I think we need to temper the paper talks and expectations because we've been down this lonely road before. But I get it we have nothing else to talk about, and also want to be optimistic. First trip is Berm
    1 point
  31. Games for Dec. 15, 2020 - as usual, updates as they come. ALGERIA [LP1] Youcef Bechou is on the bench for CR Belouizdad away at AS Ain M'lila. FT: 0-0 draw at the final whistle - unknown if he was subbed on. BELGIUM [JPL] Charles-Andreas Brym is on the bench for Royal-Excel Mouscron at home to OH Leuven. FT: Charles-Andreas was an unused sub in a 2-2 draw. ENGLAND [L1] Jayson Leutwiler has the start for Fleetwood away at Portsmouth. FT: Jayson goes the distance, as he and the Trawlermen pick up another clean sheet with a 0-0 dr
    1 point
  32. Ivan

    Kamal Miller

    One of the writers on the MLS site picks 10 players he feels would be good pickups by Austin. Three of the ten are Canadian (Miller, Cornelius, Akindele).
    1 point
  33. cronaldo7

    Jonathan David

    I'm sure most of you have watched this, but good reminder of what David is. A pure finisher. What are your initial thoughts when you watch this? Couple of mine: 1. David is a lot bulkier now. We know he has packed on some muscle but he looked a lot more agile and fleet-footed about a year ago. 2. As we know, Gent plays a completely different style and a lot of his finishes are situations that I rarely see him in while wearing a Lille jersey. Watching his performances at Lille have been disheartening at times but a great reminder of who he is as a player. I'd recommen
    1 point
  34. Dominic94

    Kamal Miller

    I would imagine that he’s picked and stays with Austin. There’s enough belief that he can and should have started more for Orlando. He could potentially be a Laryea situation. I would actually be stunned if he wasn’t picked, but I do expect him to find a new MLS home and start there. Toronto and MTL do need to rebuild/build their back lines, but I wouldn’t want him competing for minutes with Romeo, Dunn and Laryea who can play left and let’s not forget Auro usually holds a spot. MTL more likely but Kizza and Bassong should eat up LB minutes while Waterman, Ferdinand and Yao will li
    1 point
  35. Bison44

    Derek Cornelius

    It still could be strategic...they cant lose Akindele and Miller.
    1 point
  36. CanadaFan123

    Derek Cornelius

    Exactly. I could see Miller taken .. he’s a young cheap Canadian international and definitely coveted by more than a few teams. If Orlando is trying to be strategic in leaving him unprotected they’re mistaken. As others have said he would fit nicely in Toronto but also a few others teams. Just look at Callum Montgomery - a higher pick in 2019 but has never played MLS let alone for the CMNT. Yet, coveted by Minnesota.
    1 point
  37. https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Sub-20-de-El-Salvador-empata-2-2-contra-Nicaragua-en-el-Cuscatlan--20201214-0025.html
    1 point
  38. Obinna

    Theo Corbeanu

    This. The gulf between U-23 and the Premier League is huge. I really like what I see in the highlights, and I am encouraged by the fact he is training with the first team, but until he actually plays first team football it is hard to say how good this kid is. It is a similar story to Millar in my opinion, except at least we have more to go on with Liam, since he has gone out on loan before. It is really hard to judge based on reserve team football. Both of these guys are killing it and I am sure they'll both turn into solid players, but just how good is still uncertain for me,
    1 point
  39. Shway

    Theo Corbeanu

    I hope he forces his way into the 18, or gets a loan. I can't get hyped about guys playing youth ball....I just can't. The transition is completely different as we've seen a top U21 EPL club lose convincingly to a bottom table League 2 side.
    1 point
  40. Why would you be enthused, if you have no interest in the squad? Also, you can't look at any squads on wikipedia right now and think that's their best squad. Imagine people doing that with Canada it would be hilariously ignorant. But because I follow them, in addition to Bailey and the mentioned Nicholson there's also.... FW Kemar Roofe @ Rangers - 6 goals in 9 games CM Daniel Johnson @ Preston North End - mainstay in their squad FW Bobby Reid @ Fulham FC - 4 goals, 1 asst in 11 PL games CB Michael Hector @ Fulham FC - although he's rash, he would easily be a starter in our team
    1 point
  41. Kent

    Jonathan David

    You got me curious so I looked it up. You weren't kidding! Very evenly spread out. 2 teams with 10 championships, one with 9, two with 8, one with 7, three with 6, and two more with 5. 11 clubs with at least 5 championships and none more than 10. 28 different champions out of 107 total seasons played. For comparison, England has 3 clubs with at least 10 championships (20, 19, and 13) and a total of 8 clubs with at least 5 championships, and 24 clubs with at least 1 championship out of 121 total seasons played.
    1 point
  42. Kent

    Ballou Tabla

    You can only lose 1 player in the expansion draft.
    1 point
  43. Shamar Nicholson, who I have mentioned before, seems to go unnoticed, but he is one to watch. He's playing for Charleroi in the Belgian top flight, which probably never jumped off the page for you, but consider that he is just 23 and has scored 8 goals in 25 games for them. Before that he scored a ton of goals in Slovenia and Jamaica, which are not the highest level, but on the other hand he has 7 in 18 for Jamaica. Nonetheless, to go from Jamaica to Slovenia to Belgium, all before the age of 23, is a pretty impressive trajectory. If I were a Jamaica fan I would be excited about this
    1 point
  44. I'd have 3b at about 25%, otherwise pretty accurate.
    1 point
  45. SthMelbRed

    Maxime Crépeau

    I was chatting with Sven Habermann on @ThatOlCeePee's CSL Memories Facebook page a few months ago. We talked about how strong the goalkeeping was in that league, with almost every team having a solid, or better, domestic 'keeper, or two. My sincere hope is that we can get to a place where every CanPL team and the 3 MLS teams can rely on only Canadian goalkeepers in the near future. The 'Caps are looking good on that front.
    1 point
  46. SthMelbRed

    Maxime Crépeau

    According to the link above, the 'Caps have 24 players on MLS contracts for 2021, and 5 of those are young, academy kids who probably aren't ready for substantial minutes, yet. There's room there for Axel to work. I'm mostly disappointed right now that it's looking like MDS isn't getting sacked.
    1 point
  47. Stryker911

    Derek Cornelius

    Actually would be a good pickup for an expansion team. Kamal Miller also would be a useful peice for a new team.
    1 point
  48. I find it hard to be optimistic about this team just based on our situation. We haven’t played in over a year plus, we haven’t been tested/proven ourselves on CA and Caribbean grounds, and most importantly we don’t know how our coach is going to utilize our most dangerous weapon - which is very key. There’s just a lot of uncertainties, and I refuse to start having unreal expectations based on the same ol practices, regardless of how other Concacaf teams are looking. Our program has been using the same old failed tricks. We just have more elite options where we’re literally resting on the
    1 point
  49. Ian Kennedy

    Scott Kennedy

    The short response is he's just happy to be playing. The longer answer is that as much as he's very good at CB, I suspect the Jahn coaching staff want to take advantage of his speed. You may have seen a earlier post where I shared that he was "clocked" at 35.5 kmh in training at Jahn. I don't know how accurate the equipment is that they use to capture this data, but if it's accurate, that puts him in the top 10 fastest professional soccer players in the world (as reported by the Daily Mail and Sport Bible - see below). This speed, and a natural left foot, probably make him more valuable as
    1 point
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