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  1. 17 points
  2. It must be amazing to get the shirt from a true great. I'm so happy for Neymar.
    16 points
  3. Floortom

    Jonathan David

    some positive news here. Galtier saying David is healing much faster than anticipated and he’s walking around well. He definitely won’t play the next two matches but it sounds like he should return before end of season.
    13 points
  4. JamboAl

    Atiba Hutchinson

    PVR’d the match and watched it last night. Atiba was all over the pitch; sometimes just behind the strikers and sometimes as a bit of a right back. It’s ridiculous how good he is at 38 playing every game in a packed schedule. The key thing I noticed was his ball retention; I wish he was just 1% as much appreciated by Canadian sports fans as fans of the clubs he has played for.
    13 points
  5. LeoH037

    Noble Okello

    Bit of a gut punch not having him with the U23s... what a baller
    10 points
  6. Thought he played well for the most part last night against Leon. Has some great wheels. I wouldn't transition him to LB yet, even though he's the traits to excel in that position. He needs more playing time as a winger, hopefully Armas will continue to put him on the field. I like what Deleon brings to the side, but would still rather see Jacob over him, and definitely over Endoh and Gallardo.
    8 points
  7. I have similar thoughts when watching. You know just feel like Alphonso has another gear but it’s so apparent that he’s being tamed by the tactical demands. It’s clear that, “give the ball to Coman, Kimmich, etc” and they will deliver the final product, via pass or strike. And that’s fair. He has world-class talent around him that do indeed produce. Perhaps it’s just a matter of Alphonso capitalizing on the one or two times in a match where he does push towards goal (we saw it more last season). All in all, Bayern have been pretty successful (putting it mildly) with their tactics
    8 points
  8. SoccMan

    OneSoccer

    So that stadium where TFC is playing tonight in Leon, the last time Canada’s men were in the World Cup in 1986 and the the first and only time , Canada played France in their first game of the 1986 World Cup losing 1-0 to France .
    8 points
  9. SoccMan

    Scott Kennedy

    This is a great story a Canadian player who starts in the German 6th. Division after leaving Canada at 18 to go to Europe and try his luck . Moreover a player who was never part of any of the youth national teams . Even if he never plays in Germany’s top league and just to reach this division in Germany considering where he started is incredible. Not taking away anything from this players accomplishments so far ,but it shows how desperate Canada is at that Center Back position that we are all hoping this kid either keeps playing well to become an everyday starter in Germany even at this level,
    6 points
  10. archer21

    Noble Okello

    Canadian Pogba? Does seem a waste of his skill set to be at CB to me.
    6 points
  11. Blackjack15

    OneSoccer

    Nice to see Kristian Jack on Onesoccer
    6 points
  12. El Diego

    Noble Okello

    RIP the Noble Okello to CB discussion, circa 2020 - April 7, 2021
    6 points
  13. kacbru

    Gold Cup 2021

    No, it means more shady CONCACAF refs decisions.
    6 points
  14. Except for this particular forum. We are always in a state of anxiety; it's not something that can be solved. In fact, I think anxiety might be the default setting of your most ardent #CanMNT supporters.
    5 points
  15. johnyb

    Scott Kennedy

    Not sure how these ratings work, but The Score app always picks the 3 Top Performers in each match and our boy Scott made the list.
    5 points
  16. apbsmith

    Jonathan David

    Just catching up now, absolute joke it was only a yellow and Davies a few weeks back was a red. I'm triggered. Here is hoping to a speedy recovery.
    4 points
  17. Dominic94

    Noble Okello

    It’s really lost on people that he was once a touted academy kid. He’s 20 he doesn’t need a loan, he’s to be given a chance to show his worth. the reality is that Vanney didn’t play the kids nor trust them, in Europe it’s not uncommon to see a 16 year old make his first team debut but here it’s rare. We play our kids too late and they lose years. TFC 2 was shambles which didn’t help, and I’d imagine that will change under Curtis, let’s not forget Red Bulls 2 was a good USL team under him.
    4 points
  18. Obinna

    Ayo Akinola

    With Cyle Larin and Lucas Cavallini netting hattricks last window, Corbeanu coming off a steller debut for Canada, and Jonathan David proving to be the hottest young forward in Ligue 1 right now, does anyone else feel that Ayo is kind of a "nice to have"? Don't get me wrong, because I absolutely want him to play for us, and I love his potential, but it just doesn't feel like our chances depend on him right now. His path to get minutes with Canada for me is not clear. The Gold Cup will be a "B" tournament from our perspective, so perhaps that's his chance, but our fortunes don't exactly hi
    4 points
  19. costarg

    Noble Okello

    Vanney
    4 points
  20. Macksam

    Luke Singh

    This, and if he plays CB, he should know a few good performances can even land him a call up with us.
    4 points
  21. That was the very definition of GOLAZO
    4 points
  22. Canuckistan2019

    Noble Okello

    Watching him right now you guys are insane if you think he can be a cb. He’s got too much skill
    4 points
  23. Bison44

    Luke Singh

    Oh i fully plan on getting hammered. It will be entertaining for me, less so for those around me. Good for Singh, even if it is one of those short term deals, hopefully he shows well tonight.
    4 points
  24. dyslexic nam

    Ayo Akinola

    Our chances certainly don’t “depend on him” in any capacity. We are getting stronger all the time and I don’t see that trend reversing soon. Having said that, for me, he is more than a “nice to have” situation. He was an absolute beast in the MLS is Back tourney and at his age his potential ceiling is pretty high IMO. And depth and competition for spots is always to our advantage. Cav probably won’t be around for too many more years, and as exciting as Corbeanu was, who knows where he goes from here. In 2026, Ayo could absolutely be in the conversation as a solid contributor for
    3 points
  25. sebdeserio

    Ayo Akinola

    Larin's best position isn't as a number 9, Cavallini's is but a hat trick against a national Sunday league team isn't much to write home about and if Vancouver can't get it together his play will suffer, David's best position isn't as a 9 but he's the second best 9 in the region, and Corbeanu isn't a 9 either. He's our 3rd best 9 and another successful MLS campaign where he gets to double digits will probably put him on par with Cavallini, or close enough that him being 8 years younger makes him more important.
    3 points
  26. gator

    Ayo Akinola

    I'm not a fan but I thought Mullins did really well last night, maybe I have low expectations for him, he did seem useful holding the ball up and drawing fouls to relieve the constant pressure TFC were under, in saying this if Jozy is done again and Akinola is still crocked TFC will struggle offensively from the striker spot, it might open some minutes up for Perruza!
    3 points
  27. SoccMan

    OneSoccer

    Ya I think that was a Dale Mitchell free kick if I recall correctly and yes I thought it was in by the way the net was shaking after that shot. Great memories, Tony Waiters set them up so that they didn’t get embarrassed, however, it was interesting to hear Gery Gray on a podcast just recently say that he believed that Waiters should have let them play a little less defensively, believing that goals would have been scored for Canada in that World Cup. I think Gray believed that the players were there for a goal or two to be scored if Waiters would have let them express themselves a bit more .
    3 points
  28. longlugan

    OneSoccer

    Yes we deserved a tie in that game. Canada was tactically sound and we kept an extremely talented French team at bay for almost all of it. Btw I don't think we hit the post but the pole that supports the net in the back. Made the whole net shake and look like we scored if I recall correctly. I dream of the day Canada is in it again.
    3 points
  29. SthMelbRed

    OneSoccer

    We should've gotten something from that game, even though France were one of the best teams in the world at the time. If I recall correctly, they scored the only goal of the game quite late, and the Duze had hit the post with a shot a short time earlier. Had we gotten a result there, who knows what might have been different in the other 2 group games.
    3 points
  30. Macksam

    Noble Okello

    So you all now know why I co-signed the thread about eventually overtaking Mexico?
    3 points
  31. I believe the headline should read: ”Neymar got Alphonso Davies’ shirt at full time”
    3 points
  32. SthMelbRed

    Noble Okello

    Yes, because it's possible to be too skilful as a CB. Somebody better alert Virgil Van Dijk.* *I don't have an opinion on whether or not Noble Okello can or should be played at CB. However, to suggest that he's too skilful to play there is a foolish assertion. It's like saying that a particular player is too big to play as a winger or full-back. That being said, that's a different claim than saying that he'd be better deployed in midfield in a particular team, depending on the other options across the pitch.
    3 points
  33. Imagine if you put Okello in the Delgado position where he has the freedom to roam and chase down the ball. The difference is that once he wins it, he'd have the skill to actually make a play with the ball.
    3 points
  34. Chad_Impact

    Noble Okello

    3 points
  35. Chad_Impact

    Noble Okello

    3 points
  36. MM3/MM2/MM

    Class of 1998

    Now up to 40 players. 1998 (Transfermarkt in euros) [GP-Min-G-A-US] Keeper [GP-Min-SO-Ave-US] 1. Alistair Johnston: (2m) Right-Back, 2021 Nashville SC, USA Tier 1, CMNT 2021 [2-89-1-1-0] U17NT Camp 2015. 2020 Nashville SC [21-1680-0-0-2] 2. Liam Fraser: (1.5m) Midfield, Homegrown 2021 Toronto FC, USA Tier 1 CMNT 2018-20 [4-336-0-1-6] U20NT 2017 [3-270-0-0]. On the provisional U23 roster. 2020 TFC [14-444-0-0-9] 3. Zachary Brault-Guillard: (800t) Right Back, 2021 CF Montréal, USA Tier 1. 2021 CMOQ 2021 [4-316-0-0-0] CMNT 2018-19 [4-394-0-0]. U20NT 2017 [3-245-0-0]
    3 points
  37. SoccMan

    Gold Cup 2021

    Like it or hate it at least when a ball crosses the line they can go to VAR and see if it was a goal or not . Moreover, at least they can have a look at controversial calls like the famous offside call against the US in that famous Gold Cup game , it doesn’t mean they will get it right even after they look at it but at least they have the option to go look at it .The worst feeling is when there is no VAR you know they can’t go have a look at it again because there is no VAR.
    3 points
  38. Probably had instruction to stay back a bit to not get burned on the counter (i.e. Mbappe) All in all, Flick had a lapse in judgement not starting Davies, Bayern just took on a whole different shape once he came on. Unfortunately they were chasing the game at that point.
    3 points
  39. Shway

    Tajon Buchanan

    Okay let me catch up... @Unnamed Trialist Made up a bullshit stat, then ignored it. Then directed it back to me saying that "I'm not cultured, and I'm talking about my own personal experience. I'm pretty sure I've been exposed /immersed to more cultures than yourself, and I know for fact that I've had to adapt/change in certain situations where I was the only minority. But you'll talk out your ass again and say something from your residence somewhere in the hills of Spain as if you've experienced what I have. But sheit this isn't about me....so I'll get back to the main point. @El Di
    3 points
  40. costarg

    Ayo Akinola

    I agree with most saying Ayo's path will be difficult, but he's young, powerful and has a nose for goal. One more good season and transfer to EU talks and we'll all be back on the bandwagon. Regardless of the competition, the US is still trying to cap tie him. They won't just let him go that easily. His biggest hurdle is he's at TFC, and they just love to hoard young players, which doesn't really help with their development. Dike's loan is the best thing that could've happened to him.
    3 points
  41. CanadaFan123

    Tajon Buchanan

    Except OH didn't go to England, he went to Germany.
    2 points
  42. BrennanFan

    Tajon Buchanan

    Jackson and Hoilett I'd agree with. Peters stagnated in the Championship after being lableled a can't miss prospect in Germany. Simpson flourished in Turkey, had to leave NEgland to take his game to the next level. Jury is still out on Corbeanu and Millar. Tomori and that other waste of humanity have no place in this conversation.
    2 points
  43. gator

    Tajon Buchanan

    Just off the top of my head I would say Millar, Tomori, Corbeanu , Peters, Simpson, Jackson and indirectly Hoilett and H####### became better players in England!
    2 points
  44. Free kick

    Tajon Buchanan

    I would prefer anywhere but England. No cnd player who has ever left canada to go play over there has ever developed into a better player. There is long history of this and its hard to refute when you look at the track record of players who have left canada and gone overseas. Many who have gone to Europe (but not to england) have developed their professional careers, moved to better clubs, been better able to leverage their experience to improve our MNT team in concacaf play....etc etc. Those who have ended up in england, Its been the opposite. They become squad guys, they stay at t
    2 points
  45. Not sure why they took Okello out of the match at the half, he looked fantastic out there. Altidore looks like he's dropped about 75 pounds, but still pulls his hamstring regardless. Good performances from all the Canucks, except for Perruzza who of course didn't play. After Dorsey managed to be the only player not to make a positive contribution to the match, I hope that we have Nelson, Marshall-Rhutty out to play wide right next week instead.
    2 points
  46. Canuckistan2019

    Noble Okello

    He was balling out honestly. Him having those long legs help close down so much space and is very skilful for a 6’5
    2 points
  47. Why is Dorsey there , put a fucken Canadian in there seriously !
    2 points
  48. LeoH037

    Ayo Akinola

    Big fan of Ayo and I hope he commits to us, but if Canada ends up qualifying to Qatar and only then does he decide to join the program, then I'd be more than glad to snub him. As far as a world cup goes, I rather reward the players who help us to get there with the experience of actually getting to play in it.
    2 points
  49. Shortdutchcanuck

    Ralph Priso

    https://www.wakingthered.com/platform/amp/2021/4/7/22353074/exclusive-out-of-the-shadows-and-into-the-spotlight-the-emergence-of-ralph-priso-toronto-fc?__twitter_impression=true
    2 points
  50. No chance IMO we see him play for Caps 1st team again, last year he was training with the youth and I think that sums up what they think. Vancouver's fault here, he should have never been pushed into the spotlight at that age when he was no where near ready but I guess on the back of the Davies transfer they wanted to play up their pipeline. He's played 8/16 matches he's dressed for SPAL, hasn't played a full 90 yet in the league, played 69 minutes out of a possible 360 in the last four matches. I really don't get why people think SPAL will purchase him.
    2 points
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