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  1. Strait Red

    Theo Corbeanu

    His goal from today’s U-23 match
    10 points
  2. Alex

    Atiba Hutchinson

    I’m not sure how many people are aware of this link: https://issuu.com/canadasoccer/docs/20191231_canada_records_results/2?ff Every year the CSA updates this document and it has broken down records and information for both the men and women, truly a fantastic source.
    10 points
  3. Ruffian

    Lucas Cavallini

    But we have always played mostly minnows. The fact that we are regularly getting hat tricks is because of improved talent not the opposition.
    8 points
  4. He has one year left on his contract in the prime of his career. I can't see him taking the risk of playing out the final year, nor do I see Besiktas want to let him leave for free in 2022. This is a chance for Cyle to get a life changing amount of money.
    8 points
  5. frmr

    Jonathan David

    I don't know if we really fully appreciated what David did against Paris. Never mind the fact that he was injured while doing so, but he scored against one of the best keepers in the world in a team with two of the biggest and most expensive players in the world, in one of the most important games of the season. Doing that at age 21 just shows that he really is the Iceman and that he can score in any game against any opponent. We should qualify for 2022 and if we do, I expect David to be scoring in Qatar. He's proven that he can score against basically anyone, on any stage. Finally, we have a
    7 points
  6. SoccMan

    Raheem Edwards

    Raheem at LAFC almost forgot here was there but good for him, Bob Bradley seems to have away of bringing out the best out of players like this , players that have never been MLS full time starters like Edwards go to LAFC and are able to make solid contributions . Raheem should be in consideration for the Gold Cup team depending how he does at LAFC and if he really does well then would be a good cover if any of our top players on our A squad were to get injured. It’s good to have depth like a Raheem. I think in the end it’s depth that will help Canada get and stay and the next level .
    6 points
  7. Yohan

    Atiba Hutchinson

    https://www.tfcrepublic.ca/atiba-hutchinson-canmnt-besiktas-world-cup/
    5 points
  8. A preliminary look at the Gold Cup 1) Preparation: It looks like the mandatory FIFA release period for all teams (even those not in the preliminaries) might be Monday, June 28th! https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/circular-no-1727-updates-to-the-men-s-and-women-s-international-match-calendars.pdf?cloudid=epsntxax0fozi4foovyw https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/men-s-international-match-calendar-2020-2024.pdf?cloudid=cd3qpcttmbbjowbso2tz Even if it's only the usual 10 days before ( June 30th ) we still have time for one friendly. As in the previous edition, the C
    5 points
  9. My AB source tells me a official press release for Div 2 is in store this week... as early as this Friday. Can confirm that TSS and Highlanders are out. All the money they have is tied up in some multi- year USL deal and they can't pay the $300K Div 2 franchise fee. Teams will be as rumored: West Foothills Sask Summer Series Okanagan Scottish BC Tigers Manitoba East Barrie Blainville Thunder Bay Vaughan Oakville Beauport Will either be called Canadian Development League or Canadian National League. No word on womens yet besides Foothills and Scottish.
    4 points
  10. nolando

    NCAA+ Canadians 2020

    Don't forget that some players hate the idea of playing with their brothers. Just ask Jonathan de Guzman.
    4 points
  11. Kent

    Lucas Cavallini

    Challenge accepted. Hat tricks for Canada: John Catliff vs Jamaica, 1988: 19 minutes (33' to 52') Alex Bunbury vs Bermuda, 1992: 29 minutes (7' to 36') Simeon Jackson vs St. Lucia, 2011: 21 minutes (18' to 39') Lucas Cavallini vs Cuba, 2019: 24 minutes (21' to 45') Jonathan David vs Cuba, 2019: 74 minutes (3' to 77') (same game as Cavallini above) Junior Hoilet vs Cuba, 2019: 69 minutes (13' to 82') (different game from the above Cuba games) Cyle Larin vs Bermuda, 2021: 49 minutes (19' to 68') Lucas Cavallini vs Cayman Islands, 2021: 8 minutes (68' to 76') So yes, fas
    4 points
  12. baulderdash77

    Jordan Hamilton

    I think it’s probably pretty fair to say that Ontario develops a lot of high quality youth players - to the age of 16 or 17. Then there remains this big problem of how to get them to pros. There is a tremendous amount of talent coming up that either dies on the vine, goes to another country for development or gets caught in the TFC Academy quagmire. If I was a scout in Europe, Ontario is one of the great untapped markets.
    4 points
  13. Dominic94

    NCAA+ Canadians 2020

    I don’t know much about the caliber of the NCAA, but shouldn’t a guy who’s tearing it up be good enough for the MLS ?
    3 points
  14. I dream of a day when Stompin’ Tom Montgomery of Green Gables will burst onto the scene from PEI and light up the national team.
    3 points
  15. Ivan

    CPL General

    I think Pacific, Halifax and Ottawa (in Madrid) are training for sure. Haven't heard about any of the others.
    3 points
  16. kacbru

    Lucas Cavallini

    Important to keep this in mind - given our opposition over the last couple of years, it is easy to get an over-inflated sense of expectations. Good to be optimistic, perhaps better to be cautiously optimistic.
    3 points
  17. MtlMario

    Cyle Larin

    ........and for the national team.
    3 points
  18. SoccMan

    Cyle Larin

    If you think about it are we really surprised in the end? Scored in college, scored so many goals in the MLS at such a young age. If you look at most of the great strikers they all have a history of scoring a lot of goals at every level and every league that they have played in . It was 2004 I was coaching an under 9 Rep team at the West Niagara tournament near Grimsby Ontario . We were playing 7 a side soccer, the North York Cosmos team I was coaching we were playing against Brampton Youth . Game starts and I notice the Brampton team was short one player with no bench , 10 minutes into the ga
    3 points
  19. PiedPilko

    Cyle Larin

    Larin scores on an assist from Atiba!
    3 points
  20. Kadenge

    Lucas Cavallini

    One of 2 goals yesterday
    3 points
  21. Dominic94

    Jordan Hamilton

    worth checking out but Hamilton has high praise for the talent in that area but took big shots at the old management... for not playing the kids. On a few occasions he’s praised current management for backing the kids and playing them. makes you wonder how good some guys would have turned out if TFC had of taken youth development seriously. he goes on to essentially back Rollins who once said Roma was impressed with the raw talent in the area, saying that Ontario teams always competed world wide talent wise. That’s a bold statement.
    3 points
  22. shorty

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Yes! Monty Python and SCTV made me who I am today. That and Soccer Saturday. I knew I came to the right place...
    2 points
  23. MM3/MM2/MM

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Or the Monty Python Greek vs. German Philosophers, with guest star Beckenbauer. - Video Search Results (yahoo.com)
    2 points
  24. dyslexic nam

    Theo Corbeanu

    Not going to cheer for an injury (and not implying you are) but this is the sort of chance you really hope he takes. Sometimes a shot like this is all you need. Get a couple of sub appearances and make an impact to start proving you have what it takes for first team footy. Good luck to him.
    2 points
  25. Just ask Alphonso Davis.
    2 points
  26. Yohan

    TFC 2021 Season

    https://www.tfcrepublic.ca/ His new gig
    2 points
  27. Ruffian

    Gold Cup 2021

    If the CanMNT ever has a game against Belize they should interview him for his technical analysis of the Belize team. it would be great OneSoccer content!
    2 points
  28. Corazon

    Jordan Hamilton

    In case anyone was wondering. Based on player birth and/or youth development. In the past 2 years, our player pool consists of: Ontario - 40 players Greater Toronto Area - 34 players Southwest Ontario - 4 players Greater Ottawa Area - 2 players Quebec - 10 players Greater Montreal Area - 9 players Quebec City - 1 player Alberta - 8 players Greater Calgary Area - 4 players Greater Edmonton Area - 4 players No Connection - 5 players British Columbia - 4 players Nova Scotia - 1 Player Saskatchewan - 1 Player Manitoba - 1
    2 points
  29. Kadenge

    Lucas Cavallini

    I just get the feeling that Cavallini is going to have a monster season!
    2 points
  30. Aird25

    Cyle Larin

    That’s his 19th in all competitions this season, surpassing his goal scoring record set in his rookie season with Orlando
    2 points
  31. Lucky for us, they have 5 too many.
    2 points
  32. gator

    Jordan Hamilton

    Hopefully the CPL aids in this, it is still too early to tell the impact it will have having only played one full season, I am optimistic the league will provide a good opportunity for talented youth to be exposed to a pro environment!
    2 points
  33. Scotland Arfield is on the bench for today’s match against Hibernian. On with 19 to go. 2-1 final Spain Pepple came off the bench to score the third in a 3-1 win over Rayo Majadahonda
    2 points
  34. PopePouri

    Jonathan David

    Worth noting that JD scored against Roma last year, a Champions League team. Edit: Probably not Champions League level anymore but still a good Serie A team.
    1 point
  35. toontownman

    Theo Corbeanu

    Check out his highlight reel: (I am not even mad)
    1 point
  36. Ed_S

    MLS Fantasy

    Putting Ruffian's musing in jeopardy!!!
    1 point
  37. When in doubt go with the pronunciation which is the opposite of the English announcer.
    1 point
  38. shorty

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Not even sure what literarily means, tbh... Should we ask Margaret Atwood? 🤪 Actually... weird idea for a comedy sketch that only Canadians would (maybe) understand: Margaret Atwood as footie commentator for a soccer game between novelists and poets that takes place in the bush...
    1 point
  39. Div2 status has already been applied for by the group
    1 point
  40. And they had a behind doors friendly against each other. Obviously a working relationship there. That also doesn't happen overnight.
    1 point
  41. Aird25

    CPL General

    It seems like it’s intentionally being kept quiet to avoid ire from other sectors about training as covid spikes
    1 point
  42. Kent

    Lucas Cavallini

    P.S. Yes, 5 of our 8 hat tricks ever have been within the last 2 year's, despite taking over a year break from games during that time.
    1 point
  43. Obinna

    Covid talk

    We don't know yet what the impacts are on consumer spending over the long term. Were they just going along with the global financial system and simply lucked out by eliminating covid 19? No, I don't see it that way: Unlike Canada, I am more inclined to believe that eliminating covid 19 is a realistic goal for New Zealand, as it's an isolated island nation. It's therefore easier for me to consider their narrative around lockdowns as more genuine than ours. I also believe expansionary monetary policy would have been necessary in NZ regardless of whether they locked down or not,
    1 point
  44. Nice find, and good goal for him: they are in the playoff round, winner of their group goes to the u-19 finals in Spain. They play Atlético Madrid next week and then Real Madrid the last weekend of the month. Issey started and subbed out m. 63 as Tàrrega fell at home 0-1 to Atletic Sant Just; they also played and lost midweek, 1-2, with Issey playing the last 30 minutes. I'll go see him play at the end of the month when they visit a team in Barcelona, Tàrrega is a bit far, an hour and half drive, and we can't go into that region from where I am due to new restrictions.
    1 point
  45. Obinna

    David Wotherspoon

    Herdman can sell all the metaphorical used cars he wants, so long as he gets us to the World Cup.
    1 point
  46. CanadianSoccerFan

    CPL General

    ESPN's 1/3 ownership of TSN plays a big part in this. They just show everything ESPN has already produced rather than producing anything themselves that's not a guaranteed ratings win. That's why TSN airs so much garbage like mid-major college football, bowling, NCAA hockey, even Korean baseball.
    1 point
  47. El Diego

    Jonathan David

    I hope Lille win the title even more now because the hobbling David goal against PSG would go down in complete folklore in Lille history
    1 point
  48. JamboAl

    David Wotherspoon

    No doubt that Arfield and others tapped up Spoony to play for us. And maybe JH was working the phones even before he became the CNMT manager. Does it matter? I wonder if sometimes we read too much into these things.
    1 point
  49. El Diego

    Jacob Shaffelburg

    On the face, sure I read an interesting article about Jeremy Lin a little while ago. They spoke to an GM (Daryl Morey) who said that their models showed him to be a mid first round pick who was super athletic, but that he believed that Lin was unathletic. Morey didn't draft Lin (no one did), and Morey candidly said that the only reason he can think of that he believed Lin was unathletic is because he is Asian. Goes to show just how powerful prejudices are, that a team would pass on a guy (presumably) due to his race, even if they know it makes sense to pick him up. The cream doesn't
    1 point
  50. Looks like a journeyman signing, Pacific does have their 3 U21s, Young, Hojabrpour, Dada-Luke plus draftee Chris Lee if they sign him. Maybe the international requirements aren't as etched in stone as has been reported.
    1 point
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