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  1. Gian-Luca

    Gold Cup 2021

    Bigger issue for me is the hypocrisy- FIFA wants to curb a homophobic chant and so will punish the Mexican team with closed door WCQ matches.....for a tourney to be held in a country where it is so homophobic that it’s illegal to be gay.
    12 points
  2. Kent

    Gold Cup 2021

    What makes the Gold Cup a nonconsequential kickaround but the Copa America is important? Is it because of the amount of glamour that comes from winning it? If so, then one could argue the Copa America is a nonconsequential kickaround because the Euros are more glamourous. And then someone could take it a step further and say the Euros are nonconsequential because it isn't on the same level of importance as the World Cup. I suppose you could even say the same thing about La Liga. The World Cup is bigger, so why bother with La Liga? The Gold Cup is our region's championship. It will only grow in stature if teams take it seriously, and in particular if teams other than USA and Mexico (like Canada perhaps) win it every once in a while. You called this edition of the Copa America a legacy tournament for Messi. That makes me wonder if in your opinion/gospel it was foolish for others, like say Neymar, to play? Or what about earlier Copa America's that Messi played in (I believe this was his 6th)? Were they important or only the later ones were important because he was running out of time to say "you can't use a lack of international trophies as a reason I am not the greatest of all time". Maybe this Gold Cup would have been Davies' best chance at winning it in his entire career and he needs it for his legacy. Anyways, you don't have to watch the Gold Cup if you think it's meaningless friendlies. Have a good day.
    11 points
  3. trc2014

    Gold Cup 2021

    Looks like Guti has been added to the squad. Must be the player JH was mentioning he would bring into the camp only if they needed him.
    10 points
  4. Wild guess at the lineup: ————Larin——Cav———— Laryea—Oso-Staq-Kaye—Tajon ———Miller-Vitoria-Henry——— —————-Crepeau—————
    9 points
  5. TOcanadafan

    Gold Cup 2021

    With WCQ’s in mind, I’m actually more disappointed that Kennedy isn’t coming than Davies. It takes time for the defense to gain cohesion and this run of games with all of the starters would have been valuable.
    9 points
  6. Kent

    Gold Cup 2021

    You must be heartbroken for Messi, a player from your sacred Barcelona, up on the podium claiming the Copa America after wasting so much time with Argentina when he could be resting up for the club season.
    9 points
  7. Ref is already showing that he will be a piece of shit.
    8 points
  8. SoccMan

    Gold Cup 2021

    A player can also get injured playing with their club team and me being a big Napoli fan seeing Lozano getting taken out on a stretcher is not a good site . But injuries happen it’s part of the sport . The best way to avoid injuries is to not play at all , injuries happen in club play and at the national team level it is what it is .
    8 points
  9. narduch

    Marco Bustos

    This site makes me laugh. We are all witnessing Pasher at Houston in MLS. And people can then boldly state that Bustos doesn't deserve to be in MLS
    7 points
  10. CanadianSoccerFan

    Gold Cup 2021

    I would argue that is already happening. With Gold Cup expanded from 12 to 16 and Nations League being created, we've seen a lot of Caribbean teams raise their level the past 3 years. Namely Montserrat, St Kitts, Suriname, Curacao, Bermuda, Dominican Republic. Even Anguilla is starting to draw dual nationals. There needs to be a balance. Uncompetitive blowouts are not a way to build a tournament's importance, credibility, and legitimacy.
    7 points
  11. Tajon's come to play. Whose he replacing in the XI again, I forget...
    6 points
  12. apbsmith

    Gold Cup 2021

    I see both points, but this is becoming tiresome now. The only thing I will say about the Gold Cup in general is in 2000 when we won, it is one of my favorite moments as a CMNT supporter. So yes, I am excited for this tournament. I still remember being a teenager in my parents basement on their 56k dial-up internet and hitting the refresh button Canoe Sports and CONCACAF website to see we advanced out of the group stage via a coin flip.
    6 points
  13. jordan

    Derek Cornelius

    6 points
  14. Kent

    Gold Cup 2021

    onesoccer.ca
    6 points
  15. SoccMan

    Gold Cup 2021

    No issues when WC qualifying comes ? This is becoming a fucken farce now , what’s the point of these FIFA rules where club teams don’t want to release players for official FIFA tournaments. Of all the players that really needed more games to get even more accustomed to the national team and CONCACAF play it was Kennedy. Yes he played well in the few games he played but they were his only games . The Octo will be a different animal and a guy like Kennedy could have really used the experience with playing all these games in the Gold Cup, which now he will not get and will play what only his fourth game for Canada going into that first game in the Octo .
    6 points
  16. SpecialK

    Gold Cup 2021

    I am happy TSN is writing an article about Canada and the Gold cup. But this what I can’t stand and sick of, why does it have be all about Herdman. It’s bullshit! Why is herdman the poster boy of Canada soccer?
    6 points
  17. 6 points
  18. dyslexic nam

    Gold Cup 2021

    Well whatever. I am still looking forward to the tournament, despite the shenanigans and shit-showery. Allez les Rouges!
    6 points
  19. Tuned in, down 1-0. Went to the fridge, came back, 2-1. Now 3-1. I better not leave again…
    5 points
  20. Tyson M

    Gold Cup 2021

    Ditto, had trouble sleeping last night because I was excited for the match(even with some big guns missing)! Will be wearing my Canada strip and Voyageurs Scarf to the Euros watch party too! Allez les rouges!!!
    5 points
  21. Aird25

    Gold Cup 2021

    Really looking forward to this tournament even though we have a depleted side. Let’s go boys!!!
    5 points
  22. Metro

    Gold Cup 2021

    ^^That Gold Cup win was the only time I ever saw our national team on the front page of the newspaper. And when the Toronto Sun put them on the front page after beating Mexico, my jaw dropped; I was completely unaware that some were paying attention other than a few crazy nuts on that Canoe board. 😉
    5 points
  23. dyslexic nam

    Derek Cornelius

    TBH, I would rather see him get lots of time/opportunities at a bottom team that will be scrapping all season than trying to find minutes at a club higher in the table. If nothing else, a defender at a relegation candidate will definitely have lots to do…
    5 points
  24. dyslexic nam

    Gold Cup 2021

    And that is the ridiculously circular part of people arguing that we should downplay the Gold Cup while holding other continental/regional tournaments in high esteem (and probably watching them rabidly). If you claim that the Euros and the Copa America are great tournaments worthy or recognition/participation, it has to be for one of a few of reasons: - they are high calibre tournaments that stand alone as being worthy - they feature high quality players and thus present excellent play - they deserve recognition as their respective continental championships All of those reasons are strengthened (with respect to the Gold Cup) if CONCACAF teams take it seriously. It may not ever have the prestige of the other major tournaments but it is ours and that has to matter for something. It is one of two international tournaments that we get to participate in, so it deserves respect.
    5 points
  25. An Observer

    Gold Cup 2021

    Are you drinking or something as you are so over the top you have lost all credibility? It’s one thing to make a reasoned argument free of emotion that perhaps it would be better to focus on World Cup Qualifying and de-emphasise the Gold Cup so there’s less risk of injuries and players could be better rested. I can respect that. It’s reasonable. But others are open to make counter arguments that actually we would be better served by playing the best players available for the Gold Cup to build continuity as we have so few competitive matches or friendlies in recent years as well as hopefully to build a winning attitude. Personally, I don’t think either case is clear cut. They both have their merits. But your reactions when you are caught out or questioned are like a child throwing a tantrum as you haven’t got your way (ie. everyone agreeing with you). Honestly, I think you should take a deep breath, do some meditation and have a good think about why you lose your shit every time someone doesn’t agree with you. There must be some deep rooted insecurity there cause from some trauma in your past. I think those around you would appreciate it and you may over time come to release that the beauty of life is about differences of views and not badgering people into some sort of submission. you have been on here for years and I think most appreciate your knowledge of football and in particular Spain. It’s quite beneficial to all of us. Maybe try to take it a little less seriously and just share your views as views and not the gospel according to Jeffrey.
    5 points
  26. Gian-Luca

    Gold Cup 2021

    Overall the team now looks much closer to what I thought it was going to look like (e.g. Euro-lite) prior to all this talk of bringing our strongest team possible. The exceptions were that I didn't think we'd have Larin or Eustaquio and possibly not Vitoria either. If you had told me that this was going to be the roster a couple of weeks ago I would have been pleasantly surprised with it (except of course for the going one player short of the 23), but now given that it's pretty much a B+ team at best (with five starters & at least another 3 players, if not five that would normally be in the overall 23 man roster missing), it feels a bit disappointing because expectations had been raised in the interim. In any event, still excited for the tourney and have adjusted my expectations accordingly.
    5 points
  27. El Hombre

    Gold Cup 2021

    That I'm not happy about. Really haven't seen anything from him to understand why the staff is so high on him.
    5 points
  28. ag futbol

    Gold Cup 2021

    I love this board. It’s like one big dysfunctional family dinner. 🤣
    5 points
  29. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Liam played the last 14 mins for FC Basel in a 3-3 preseason friendly vs Aarau FC. Good to get a run out with this new team and ets some vital preseason mins only been there 3 days… Had a few good dribbles and played a key pass that resulted in the pen for the 3rd goal…
    5 points
  30. Wheels calling for a VAR check after a scramble. God that man's a national treasure.
    4 points
  31. Or maybe you should go back to the fridge a few more times...
    4 points
  32. Love that goal for Eustaquio! 🙌 😀 Buchanan has been fantastic. Let's keep piling it on for goal difference. 👍
    4 points
  33. 4 points
  34. CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2021

    If the gold cup doesn’t matter to some here (who post daily) I truly pity them. So ultimately these people post here daily for matches that happen every 4 years. I trust these same people also don’t watch or care for friendlies.
    4 points
  35. CanadianSoccerFan

    Gold Cup 2021

    There's really 2 Gold Cups. The one held the year after the World Cup is taken seriously. The one the year before the World Cup tends to have weakened sides because the focus is WCQ
    4 points
  36. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Pic from todays game…sorry
    4 points
  37. I think it says a lot that when Martinique scored my reaction was "bummer...we'll be level soon" What a privilege it is to know your national team is basically guaranteed to score against almost every opponent it plays I love Tajon
    3 points
  38. I am going the other way, tomorrow off and need a Canada goal glut to move on with.
    3 points
  39. red card

    Gold Cup 2021

    No surprise that Canadians know/interested the least about our football landscape. Though, expected better from a data org.
    3 points
  40. A_Gagne

    Liam Millar

    This is awesome news and a great move for Liam! Perennial top club in a good 1st div. A good spot for him to grow as a young pro!
    3 points
  41. frmr

    Gold Cup 2021

    All this time I thought they were yelling "BUSTOS".
    3 points
  42. dyslexic nam

    Gold Cup 2021

    He has a wonderful ability to somehow be right, even when he is demonstrably wrong. It is truly amazing.
    3 points
  43. nazzer

    Gold Cup 2021

    Hey congratulations on +6000 posts! I really enjoy mostly lurking this board because of the highly educated opinions of many of the posters here; including you. But; you're kind of a prick, as exemplified by you're behavior in the last few pages of this thread. The tone, and the demeanor of you here is the type of stuff that makes it hard for the random fan to stick around here. You're just carrying yourself in a particularly not nice manner, and it sucks the joy out of things. Cheers
    3 points
  44. CanadaFan123

    Gold Cup 2021

    So many options for a call up - hard to understand not bringing one more in. Not wanting to ruin the chemistry? Wtf does that mean we haven’t even played a match yet..
    3 points
  45. El Hombre

    Gold Cup 2021

    I don't understand what the mystery is here. Herdman clearly let his core choose whether to participate in the Gold Cup. David stayed with Lille, Borjan went back to prep with his team etc. This means that the players that were in camp wanted to be in camp, which is why the whole discussion of whether to call Davies or not was non-sensical. He obviously wanted to be there until he turned his ankle. Now Kennedy feeling the club pressure? Okay, leave him with the team. I'm personally not happy about that but whatever. The starting 11 is going to change significantly over the next 8 months. Might as well get as many of those 12-23 position players some game time with the core that's still there.
    3 points
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