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  1. If you had told me in January 2020, "There's going to be a global pandemic from that COVID 19 thing that's presently in Wuhan and the #CanMNT won't play for the next 14 months" I would have said, "I believe you". But if you had told me, "The #CanMNT will play a Gold Cup match in 2021 and will receive 6 yellow cards and Henry won't be one of them" I would have said, "You're a crazy person".
    19 points
  2. If there is one thing about tournament football, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. To win the first match by 4-1 is pretty good; yeah performance could have been better at both ends. But if we make the quarters, it won’t matter if it’s Jamaica or Costa Rica - both will be tough. One step at a time folks. To me, this is about building depth for the Ocho.
    9 points
  3. Crepeau didn't get consistent MLS minutes until age 25. If he can become a starter in the A League, I think it's worth exploring. He would likely jump Leutwiler on the depth chart immediately and be added to the group of Crepeau, St Clair, Pantemis, Carducci and Hasal that should get calls over the next decade (assuming Borjan has a few years left too). Cristante is probably kicking himself knowing that he had to spend yesterday being subbed on against England in a Euro Final as opposed to starting against non-FIFA nation Martinique in the Gold Cup.
    8 points
  4. The preliminary round involved the games played to qualify to group stage , played last week. Those cards were cleared for a fresh group stage. That means players are vulnerable for a suspension for 2 yellows in different games up until the QF. 2nd yellow in the QF would apply to the SF. The structure is set up so that you can only miss the final if you get sent off in the SF (or if you get suspended for more matches before that)
    7 points
  5. That dribble by Buchanan on the sideline was ridiculous. I’ve never seen a Canadian player play with the confidence and flair he does. We definitely looked rusty. Nowhere near the level of sharpness we showed vs Suriname and Haiti but this was the first game so hopefully we grow. So many errant passes from both sides but we seemed to play down to their level ... we could have punished them more. Tough to argue with the fact that Davies and Buchanan are our two best wingers. We need Laryea to step it up and show the same incisiveness that he did for TFC last season.
    7 points
  6. So the good news is that we got the win, we showed the attacking class we all know we have, we didn’t panic when we went down to an early goal, and the game we got from Tajon shows just how much potential he has. That kid is friggin dangerous. The not so good is that we can’t seem to exorcise those silly mistakes that keep being costly, we lost urgency (or efficacy) when we still needed to pad goal differential, we got a ton of yellows (even though a number were unwarranted) and we had stretches where we looked defensively frail against a relatively weak team. A better team would have punished us multiple times for being so careless and that level of play won’t be good enough later in this competition. Hopefully this is just first game jitters. Mexico showed yesterday that it can be hard to find the killer instinct right out of the gates. Having said that, we have played competitive games recently so we shouldn’t be rusty at this point. Despite the scoreline, I was hoping to see a more assured performance all over the pitch (and over 90 minutes). The level of play we saw tonight definitely won’t be enough to win this tournament.
    7 points
  7. I don't think you understood what he said. Use an Ottawa Valley accent: "The touch let down Fortune eh?" C'mon, pay attention.
    7 points
  8. 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
  9. I’d start Buchanan, Johnston and Eustaquio. If the latter two are suspended for the USA game so be it. Job A is to beat Haiti and advance.
    6 points
  10. narduch

    Derek Cornelius

    6 points
  11. I'd be happy if they just kick the shit out of each other.
    6 points
  12. "C and C goal scoring fact-or-EEE" I love it. Legitimately. No cap.
    6 points
  13. Based on minutes played and national team camp callups (both objective), as well as current/recent form (subjective), here is my best guess at what Herdman's ranking would be: Vitoria Kennedy Johnston Henry Miller Sturing Cornelius *Ferreira *Waterman *Singh Didic James I think everyone else is outside of the pool, but the next closest would probably be: Zator, Norman jr., Montgomery, and Meilleur-Giguere, just based on prior senior call ups and U-23 duty/callups. * could be in any order.
    5 points
  14. We now have 7 straight wins. That’s the record for most in a row.
    5 points
  15. welp, that's the post of the day, can we lock this thread now?
    5 points
  16. Wheeler: It's pronounced Cor - bah - now Wheeler 1 min later: Cor - buh - nu NUUUUUUUU!
    5 points
  17. As long as you are fully vaccinated, it kind of doesn't matter which variant--at most it'll feel like a mild cold. Ahhh, Corbeanu! (Gesundheit.)
    4 points
  18. Bison44

    Gold Cup 2021

    After years of listening to Mexican announcers scream and yell, Ray Hudson orgasm over Barca and terrible homer americans, I think I can handle Wheeler for a bit more. Although he can stop the stupid puns and plays on the players names anytime. And dial everything back about 10%.
    4 points
  19. For anyone who purchased a Voyageurs membership, you should also now have our first newsletter. The newsletter did go to a lot of people’s spam/junk mail box, so please check your junk mail if you didn’t receive it. If you didn’t receive it at all, please let me know. For some reason the ‘bulk mail’ generator generated several fewer emails than we have members. We are trying to sort out why.
    4 points
  20. This is the spot where posters comes in and says they love that he has a goalscorer mentality, he wants to take the chance himself. The best attacking players are a little selfish, hot blooded they are high strung, get red cards etc etc. We are over thinking it. Geesh...give the kid a break...one play doesnt stain him forever and a 17 year old should learn from this eh? Maturity, decision making, those things SHOULD come. But as we saw with David and his team mates at Lille, some guys never learn. The exciting part for me was that me made the good runs, and was getting into the right spots to get scoring chances. Hopefully this will give him the confidence to keep competing with the vets.
    4 points
  21. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    Today's matches. Times in ET. Available on One Soccer I'm interested to see how Suriname performs.
    4 points
  22. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    4 points
  23. Steve Simpson has joined Esbjerg (Danish 2nd tier) on a half season loan from Barnsley (U23). https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/barnsley-fc-starlets-matty-wolfe-jordan-helliwell-steve-simpson-and-charlie-winfield-join-esbjerg-on-loan-3303826
    4 points
  24. Junior had two assists in the game against Martinique tonight. It was stated in the broadcast that he now has a total of fifteen assists for Canada making him the all time leader for the CMNT. If only he'd decided to represent Canada a few years earlier!
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. Bring back Vic Rauter for more Beeeeeerrrrrrduuuuuuuusco type moments.
    4 points
  27. YES! SUCK IT! Edit: I will be accepting apologies on behalf of Wheels in written form only. Please address them to GreatestPxPEver@gmail.com.
    4 points
  28. I think Wheeler pronounced the player’s name correctly. His name is Kévin Fortuné. https://www.footmercato.net/selection/martinique/effectif/
    4 points
  29. I have always thought Wheeler was a decent commentator until this game. Went off for legitimately 10 minutes about how to pronounce guys names rather than actually call the game.
    4 points
  30. Tajon's come to play. Whose he replacing in the XI again, I forget...
    4 points
  31. Canada vs Haiti Thursday, July 15th 7:30pm Eastern / 4:30pm Pacific Broadcast on ONESoccer --- Canadian players that are on a yellow card: Cavallini Eustáquio Fraser Johnston Kaye Vitória "Single yellow cards will get eliminated at the end of the preliminary stage and at the end of the Quarterfinals and shall not be carried over to the Semifinals of the competition." https://stconcacafwp001.blob.core.windows.net/media/vu5ahqsc/2021_concacaf_gold_cup_regulation_-_eng.pdf Canadian players that didn't get any minutes in the previous match: St. Clair (GK) Leutwiler (GK) Pasher Sturing Akinola Paton (but it was stated by Wheeler that he would be unavailable for this match EDIT: AFTER the group stage ) ---- Haitian player's out with COVID19 per The Nouvelliste: Raud (GK) Duverger (GK) Geffrard Louicius Pierrot Haitian player's on a yellow card: Expérience Haiti, like us, might only have a 22-man squad I think.
    3 points
  32. toontownman

    Gold Cup 2021

    Jamaica looks strong. Great goal from Bobby Reid.
    3 points
  33. Obinna

    Cristián Gutiérrez

    Apologies if this was posted elsewhere (I haven't had the time to go through all of the threads): https://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/cristian-gutierrez-officially-added-to-canada-s-gold-cup-roster This was the point of interest for me: "Gutiérrez will remain training and playing MLS matches with Whitecaps FC unless called upon for Canada." The headline makes it sounds like he'd be joining the team, but he's basically on standby. How do we feel about that? I very much rate Gutierrez, so part of me wants him to be with the group, gaining familiarity and obviously making his debut. I guess there is value in him staying in Vancouver if he's not going to play much though.
    3 points
  34. I'll believe this when I see it. Financial suicide for CONCACAF
    3 points
  35. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    Rauter at least has the nostalgia factor. And is a professional. Even if soccer isn't in his wheelhouse anymore. Wheeler doesn't even have a proper announcer voice. And that prepared statement he makes at the start of games is lame as fuck.
    3 points
  36. Who is this announcer and why is he yelling himself hoarse over every other call? Awful
    3 points
  37. So I had it wrong. I read the preliminary stage as the group stage. I had originally expected the yellows given yesterday to only clear after the quarters, consistent with prior years, so this makes more sense but is unfortunate.
    3 points
  38. Little positive spin:
    3 points
  39. You got it right. They clear after the group stage, then quarterfinal yellows don't carry over, so the semis are played with a clean slate. This minimizes the chances of a star player missing the final (ballack in 2002 for example). EDIT: i have been corrected, they cleared after the preliminary/qualification round, they then clear after the quarter finals.
    3 points
  40. Single yellow cards will get eliminated at the end of the preliminary stage and at the end of the Quarterfinals and shall not be carried over to the Semifinals of the competition." Just making sure im reading this right - cards clear twice? So the cards for group games won’t carry into the quarters and cards issued at the quarters are cleared for the semis?
    3 points
  41. Metro

    Gold Cup 2021

    Are those USA's jerseys or did someone have their wallpaper stolen?
    3 points
  42. In case anyone wants to watch USA-Haiti, onesoccer has created a separate stream for it.
    3 points
  43. Anybody else enjoy that post-game press conference? I was sad when they cut it off just before the final question.
    3 points
  44. I thought it was because they needed to give us more cards.
    3 points
  45. I’m of British descent and I wanted England to win, but quite honestly I’m much more interested in seeing our CMNT in the Gold Cup. Allez les Rouges!!!
    3 points
  46. frmr

    Gold Cup 2021

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