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  1. 12 points
  2. 10 points
  3. bfque8

    Sam Adekugbe

    Possible twist in the tale:
    9 points
  4. frmr

    Lucas Cavallini

    Canada has had a losing mentality for decades, now that's changing. Yes he has good players, but a blind man can see his man management is excellent and that he has the whole program bought in to a grand vision. We've never had that type of leadership before. And so what? A Bundesliga winger almost scores on us? I imagine we'll have to get used to that feeling. A good team put us under pressure and we responded with four goals. He specifically spoke before the game about how pressure would come and how we would need to respond. How is that anything other than a resounding success from Herdman? Man, thankless job.
    9 points
  5. SoccMan

    Theo Corbeanu

    Wow love this kid, when he says that one of the reasons he picked Canada was because this is where he was born and this is where he played all of his youth soccer and more or less it just made so much sense to pick Canada it put a tear in this longtime Canadian soccer fans eyes I have to admit . I’m really hoping this kid has all the success he deserves and is an inspiration for all the young players growing up in Canada playing this game.
    7 points
  6. CanadaFan123

    Sam Adekugbe

    I didn't know Canadians were allowed to sign for other Turkish clubs?
    7 points
  7. I know some folks on here don’t like it, but the fact is that we generally DO have our shit together. It is just that until quite recently, we have generally prioritized public health measures over many non-essential activities like spectator sports. It has only been the last week or two that some jurisdictions are allowing large public gatherings. Disliking the cautious approach that was taken (and which continues) is very different than claiming that we don’t have our shit together. The reality is that policy makers simply have a different set of priorities than you do. Very early on, the US took the decision that they would host sporting events despite the recommendations of many public health officials It has been economically beneficial but is also part of the cluster of public health decisions that have led to their high case count and mortality stats. If you are holding them up as an exemplar of public policy, all you are really doing is saying that their values align more closely with your own - not demonstrating that their approach was objectively superior.
    7 points
  8. N1ckbr0wn

    Sam Adekugbe

    Yep completely agree.. mostly because I think Guti deserves to be the out and out starter once the inevitable happens and Ali is out. Turkey would be a great place for him edit: I also believe Sam deserves to be the out and out starter wherever he lands.
    6 points
  9. As long as the pitch is flat and the ball is round I am not worried. I expect us to return to Chicago with a resullt.
    6 points
  10. I tend to agree. Cav is a physical player. I think we need that in game one away against Haiti. It's going to be hot. I see Cav going out and setting a tone playing hard and being an early sub in the 60th minute with Larin coming on fresh and I would start Larin back in Chicago. Both are quality players. Just having a conversation like this is a luxury.
    6 points
  11. Yeah, I was way more nervous about Suriname than I am even about the away leg against Haiti - which is pretty odd considering they beat us the last time we played them. I suspect part of the reason is all the time we had to sit around stewing about Suriname whereas this has been almost immediate.
    5 points
  12. Yeah, I agree, the MNT should play every four days all the time!
    5 points
  13. I’m making a reasonable assumption that this is today's flight, which is delayed 1.5 hours so far. ☹️ https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ881/history/20210611/1800Z/KMDW/MTPP
    5 points
  14. Markoaleks

    Jonathan David

    My son and I with J David after the USA match at BMO- great times
    5 points
  15. I think it'll probably go the other way with Cav playing in Haiti and Larin playing back home.
    5 points
  16. Plus having two legs makes me feel better about an outlier result.
    4 points
  17. After our performance against Suriname, I feel uncharacteristically calm and confident about tomorrow. Tough to see us not getting a result and scoring goals in the process.
    4 points
  18. I would not play him in Haiti. Give him another few days to recover. We've got him well-covered for game one.
    4 points
  19. toontownman

    OneSoccer

    Error messages on the TSN server for the first Euro game. At least One Soccer is in good company lol
    4 points
  20. Obinna

    Sam Adekugbe

    Come to Besiktas
    4 points
  21. archer21

    Lucas Cavallini

    We didn’t look great to start, as it clearly took a little bit to settle into the game. Let’s not be overly critical though, it’s not like they were dominating for any length of time and getting clear cut chances from a couple yards out. Becker hit a nice first time shot off the crossbar from outside the box, it is what it is. We dominated possession, had them pinned back consistently, and had the vast majority of scoring chances. I do agree that with the quality of players we have, we need to be beating the Suriname’s of the world relatively easily, and that’s what we did. I don’t think it showed a master class in coaching by Herdman, but he certainly accomplished the mission so I don’t see why some people are so intent on discrediting him and rebutting anyone that gives him any praise.
    4 points
  22. Kent

    The Road to Qatar.

    For me, Panama, Honduras, and Costa Rica I am never going to think they have significantly regressed unless they start missing out on Gold Cup qualification, or maybe being relegated down to Nations League B. People can say the guys that have done it in the past are getting older, but all 3 of these countries have good pipelines so I expect new players will be able to step up when the old guard slows down/retires. They might have a little dip in form as they transition, but I think those dips will be temporary. For as relatively poor as Panama has been, they still stayed up in Nations League A, and made it to the quarter finals in the last Gold Cup, and are now in the second round of World Cup qualifying. I think they will be fine, and I'm hoping Curacao is able to beat them because I'd rather Canada have to play in Curacao than in Panama if we are to make it to the final round of qualifying.
    4 points
  23. Corazon

    Cavallini or Larin?

    Hey man, no need to get defensive, I love Cavallini and would love for him and Larin to split a game each in the qualifiers. Not a bullshit calculation but I should not have referred to your calculation as you were going by caps and I missed that. I went ahead and calculated off the time period during Herdman's era; starting in September 2018 against the US Virgin Islands to present. It looks like you are going back to 2016 for Cyle Larin's statistics. You calculated over a period of games and I calculated over a period of time in which Larin, has played less than 500 minutes.
    4 points
  24. dyslexic nam

    Lucas Cavallini

    Honestly, I see the truth as somewhere in the middle. The results have been good in some respects and not good in others. And while he is slowly steering the ship towards success and implementing a winning mentality, that is also much easier to do when we have an attacking duo worth more than any starting 11 we have ever fielded in our history (and who are full value for that money given their current form). The real test is how we handle adverse conditions and to be honest that has been a mixed bag. I still think it could have been a disaster if we had gone 1-0 down to Suriname on that crossbar shot To be clear, at this point I think Herdman has done enough to earn everyone’s support. I just don’t think we should be overstating how transformational he has been. I think the players at his disposal have played a massive role in that transformation.
    4 points
  25. I fully expect Canada to put this series out of reach in the first game, I'll be disappointed if they don't tbh, whether Haiti decides to CONCACAF or not.
    4 points
  26. Kent

    Canada-Haiti viewing events

    Follow up thought. That tweet says Euro 2020 games can't be shown. I wonder if there is a special exemption for NHL games.
    4 points
  27. 4 points
  28. Acid-Tone

    Jonathan David

    I just wanna say, when this photo was taken, Jonathan was just a scrappy Canadian kid grinding away in Belgium to try and make a future for himself. Look at him now! You're welcome Canada. photo props to @dyslexic nam
    4 points
  29. Flight delays, meh. Delay to getting onto the pitch, another meh. I pray for their safety and health amongst all things. Good news is, less time spent in Haiti!
    3 points
  30. RS

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Oh cool, another COVID discussion.
    3 points
  31. Shway

    Sam Adekugbe

    Please no Vancouver....
    3 points
  32. We need 2/3 players not named Davies & David to step up their game for team balance and force Haiti away from putting 2/3 defenders on our 2 Ds. Cav, Larin, Laryea, Tajon, Millar or Theo. I am concerned with the physical treatment that Davies had to contend with v Suriname and I suspect both Ds are going to see much more of that in this series
    3 points
  33. frmr

    Lucas Cavallini

    2-2 is the expected result, not “barely ok”. He overperformed against US (winning for the first time in decades) and underperformed against Haiti. The two cancel each other out. Herdman has been good as a coach and has completely transformed this Canada side to a team that actually has the mentality to win and compete against big countries. He’s transformed the mentality of the entire program. People who are calling for his head need their own checked in my opinion. If he fails against Haiti then that’s reason to consider that, but I am fully confident we won’t have a problem. If Godinho doesn’t decide he’s playing for Haiti in that match it wouldn’t even be a discussion.
    3 points
  34. Considering the weather conditions I wouldn't be expecting a high scoring match.
    3 points
  35. I made these plots a while back when we were scrambling to see how to get into the Hex based on FIFA rankings. You can look up all the scenarios for a win, draw, or loss if you know the ranking points of each opponent and Canada. In Haiti's case they are -50 on the x-axis. USA (for upcoming GC) is +215. Kent's calculation is correct. Win: Draw: Loss:
    3 points
  36. xabuep2

    The Road to Qatar.

    Coincidentally, the atmosphere is already heating up. Mostly because of mediocre journalists who are inciting people to annoy the Curacao national team "off the pitch". The positive is that due to the pandemic, I do not think that people can gather at the Hotel Le Meridien, which is on Avenida Balboa in the center of PTY. Antilleans will be able to sleep peacefully, as the curfew begins at 10 pm. As for the game, I think it will be very close, but I am confident that Panama will advance, I saw Curacao unconvincing vs Guatemala.
    3 points
  37. I don’t care who’s on the field for Haiti...I honestly want their best players to be there, so we can run through them like we did the rest. Redemptions on my mind when I think about them. And I’m sure it is for the boys too! Lets gooooo!
    3 points
  38. narduch

    Scott Kennedy

    Article on Kennedy https://www.tsn.ca/canadian-centre-back-scott-kennedy-turns-heads-in-debut-with-national-team-1.1652681
    3 points
  39. archer21

    The Road to Qatar.

    Let’s go Panama! Lol
    3 points
  40. People were wondering about Crepeau's absence
    3 points
  41. Obinna

    Sam Adekugbe

    I would rather he goes to DC than Vancouver, but really I want to see him with Hatayspor. They finished 6th in the table, I think. That's where the Gabon international who beat Larin for the scoring title plays. Can't remember his name. They also have ex-EPL forward Diouf, who finished just behind Larin on 18 goals, I believe. Don't know what the rest of the squad is like, but those are two very good players to play alongside.
    2 points
  42. Article from this morning confirming Nazon is still struggling with a leg injury. Believe Mustivar is confirmed out. https://www.ferisports.com/foot-selection-duckens-nazon-pourrait-manque-le-match-contre-le-canada/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
    2 points
  43. It would be played in front of fans. Montreal currently allows 2500 in stadium venues, including Stade Saputo. Also, the CMNT and Haiti teams would have had roughly the same time to prepare as the NHL teams, who are adapting just fine.
    2 points
  44. Its doubtful Haiti's players are fully vaccinated (2 doses). All NHL players are I believe. Besides I think the reopening happened too late.
    2 points
  45. Shway

    Cavallini or Larin?

    The stats show that basically we as fans are good with either guy, and like someone said earlier we shouldn’t be surprised if both get to start each game.
    2 points
  46. Let's wait and see what happens against Haiti before awarding any accolades. The job on reaching the ocho is only half done.
    2 points
  47. PiedPilko

    Cavallini or Larin?

    We're arguing about the wrong thing... if you have a formation where a goalscorer as good as Larin isn't being deployed right, then that's a problem with the formation. David-Larin isn't gonna work up front, because neither are capable of making space for each other. It should be fine against Haiti, but a 4-2-3-1 that gets Cava, Larin and David on the field is the only way we're gonna generate enough chances against bigger teams. Cavallini is the better pure 9, but if deployed correctly, Larin will score at a higher level. If Larin makes that move to EPL, this just isn't up for discussion.
    2 points
  48. Shway

    The Road to Qatar.

    Much has been made about Panama being in a downfall, but I don't buy it. They have 2 losses in the past two years, one was a blowout by USA, and the other 1-0 to Japan. Along the way, they've been playing games and having these narrow wins, but hey to me they're still winning games. So I looked further into the past 3 years to see where their loses have come from. Tunisia, Colombia, Uruguay, USAx3, Jamaica, Bermuda, Mexicox2, and Japan - the only "surprise" team is Bermuda. The rest I would've loved for Canada to play against...but we've had Iceland B as our biggest opponent.
    2 points
  49. Even more true when the Canadian bus is carrying players worth $100+ million dollars. That makes it a big target. It boggles me that this game is going ahead in Haiti and I worry for our players.
    2 points
  50. narduch

    CPL General

    The big announcement is that they hired Kristian Jack. I guess he's the Molinaro replacement.
    2 points
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