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  1. Ian Kennedy

    Scott Kennedy

    A great start to the season and Regensburg played a solid game. Nice to see the trades/additions to the team make a difference. Scott and the new back Breitkreuz are a powerful combination. The Fotmob, WhoScored and Sofascore evaluation of Scott's performance: 7.2, 7.3 and 6.9. Singh (new) was highly ranked.
    17 points
  2. king1010

    Scott Kennedy

    2-0 clean sheet. Great start.
    10 points
  3. Nate3322

    Scott Kennedy

    I really liked what I saw from Kennedy today he was strong in the air and was solid defensively. His passing was pretty good too.
    10 points
  4. scullion44

    Scott Kennedy

    Kennedy starts
    8 points
  5. I am surprised nobody posted about this yet: https://www.diez.hn/laseleccion/1480130-498/honduras-debutara-eliminatoria-qatar-canada-bmo-field-toronto-visa-canadiense Diez are saying that Gerardo Ramos told them that the CSA has told FENAFUTH that the match will be in Toronto.
    7 points
  6. JamboAl

    Covid talk

    I feel like we should hijack this thread to talk about soccer.
    7 points
  7. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    Finally
    7 points
  8. The Beaver 2.0

    Gold Cup 2021

    What I am hoping for: El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, and Canada. What I'll settle for: Any combination in which Canada is in the final four.
    6 points
  9. LeoH037

    Ralph Priso

    Armas did a lot of questionable things... but man, sending Priso back to the youth team was one of the most puzzling ones, I normally have my reservations with playing youth for the sake of it if I don't think they are fully ready, but Ralph is my exception, he's easily been my fav youth player for TFC, and has never looked out of place. Glad he's back with the senior team.
    6 points
  10. PiedPilko

    Scott Kennedy

    2. Bundesliga season started today. Regensburg play tomorrow at 730 AM est. Kennedy might have a bit more competition at the back with Breitkreuz in, but I assume he'll start.
    6 points
  11. The issue though is that you can't say it is negligible when you are comparing Canada to the USA, which is what started this. Your numbers indicate that the incidence is two to three times higher in the USA than in Canada, adjusted for population. Two to three times higher is significant. Now, if you were comparing to the rest of the world, I could see how the numbers could be considered negligible. But that's not what was being discussed. ***The opinion expressed here is that of a "propagandized individual" and therefore does not reflect the general views of the board in any way, shape, or form.***
    5 points
  12. frmr

    Scott Kennedy

    If Kennedy can maintain a 7 for the whole season that might be enough for a move to a B1 team next year.
    4 points
  13. PopePouri

    Justin Smith

    Come on at CM in the second half. Looks like he's progressing to at least make the bench for the first game. Only one more preseason game left against Milan.
    4 points
  14. Macksam

    Gold Cup 2021

    If he's willing to come out of retirement and eligible for Canada, let's get him on board. He was severely underrated back in the day.
    4 points
  15. 90' minutes in a 0-2 win. Good opening to the season.
    4 points
  16. That's Eric Tenllado our U15 coach. He has coached in Spain, solid CV and has done a good job with our U15s
    4 points
  17. archer21

    The Road to Qatar.

    Just so we’re clear, I do not agree with you that the difference is negligible. Illinois has almost 7 times the number of daily new cases as Ontario, despite having a smaller population. Florida has 62 times the number of daily new cases as Ontario, though they have about 1.5x the population. So let’s say 40 times the likelihood of getting Covid. These are not negligible differences in any way. If your argument is the likelihood of players getting sick is low no matter what the stats say, it seems odd to bring them up in the first place. *I picked Illinois and Florida because it was brought up that our players were walking around Chicago, and because we often play in Florida. I think Texas (where we are now) falls somewhere between Illinois and Florida in terms of daily new cases, but closer to Illinois’.
    4 points
  18. Kent

    2021 Concacaf League

    This is so frustrating. Sorry if this is too political but what difference are a team + staff of 30ish people going to do when arriving in a country of 37 million? Hockey players can cross the border because NHL. Basketball players can cross the border also. It's just unclean soccer players that can't? The other thing is, did something change or did Forge just announce they would play at home without actually confirming they were allowed? Someone looks bad either way.
    4 points
  19. An Observer

    Daniel Jebbison

    Talking about Grealish; did any of you catch during the Euros final when he was substituted in and they cut to the crowd reaction. They showed this women holding up an England shiirt with Mrs Grealish written on the back and the number was 69. I haven’t laughed so load at a footie match for a long time.
    4 points
  20. No leave it here. You don't know how satisfying it is for me when I am not at all involved. It is like watching a river flow by.
    4 points
  21. I think the main difference is that crowds for these teams' matches will be small, it will be a development system, not a source of entertainment. I used to go see Caps in USL and there were usually under a thousand in the stands at Thunderbird at UBC. It was good entertainment for fans like me, and the few nutty Southsiders especially when the Caps were on a road trip. But there of course was no continuity with the team or players, and atmosphere was nowhere near what a CPL game is. Crowds could be smaller where a more solid league option is close by, thinking of TFCII and York United. For Vancouver or Montreal, perhaps these teams could get a bit more support. As for stretching the player pool. You are right, partially. But it is not mathematical. How many CPL-profile players will end up on one of these teams? And the other question that is important: realistically, how many players currently not playing pro in Canada, out of U-Sports, in League Ones or equivalent, have the talent to be playing in CPL but just have not had the chance? Would you say 10, 20, 30? How much talent can the system absorb without it thinning out the quality? Next, no question a few good loans from MLS teams like Montreal may not make their way to CPL. They'll be sent into the Development League. So CPL would lose a Sirois type of player, for example. We also have to see what the Canadian commitment will be for the MLS teams. In the past there were mostly Canadians but also foreigners, and often odd pick-ups from literally all over the world. But say it's 15 per team, 45 in total. Not all of those are being lost as potential CPL players because most of TFCs will come from their current TFCII. And some will be dropped down from the MLS teams out of their main roster. Then there is the question of salaries. I am not sure this new league will have a better salary structure than CPL, but it would not be hard to match the lower range. A better player may decide to wait out the MLS option, or may opt to go fully pro, play in front of fans and get quality playing time in CPL. So you are right that the lower CPL salaries mean a potentially important incentive to go CPL over MLS Development is not there.
    4 points
  22. JohnnyFranchise

    The Road to Qatar.

    then why did you bring them up in the first place? because you thought they were going to prove your point, then when you got shown that they actually proved you incredibly wrong they become negligible. you're a beauty, bud.
    4 points
  23. Nicolino's is not open on Sunday but the Kings Head (120 King Stret) has stepped up to show the game on Sunday (6:00 PM). If it's busy on Sunday, they'll put the game on upstairs for us.
    3 points
  24. SthMelbRed

    The Road to Qatar.

    I don't do anything to mask my real-life identity on this forum. There are people on here who can almost certainly identify me if they read all of my posts going back, particularly if they were regulars at Swangard for Whitecaps and Canada matches between 1990 and 2005. I also, Covid travel restrictions aside, return to Vancouver every year, or so, to visit family. If there's a game on when I'm back, I usually go with friends. I'm definitely not hiding from anything I have to say here nor from anyone who might be offended by my comments. In fact, if any Vs travel to Melbourne for the WWC in 2 years, I'm more than happy to sit down for a beer or a meal with just about anyone who travels, including you.
    3 points
  25. Serbia Stefan Mitrovic starts for Radnicki Nis against Napredak. Scored in the 13th. 4-2 win
    3 points
  26. Concacaf announces a mens' and womens' Concacaf player of the year award. To be voted for any player representing their senior national team, or playing in a Concacaf league. Voting from head coaches, captains, media (designated) and fans (online). First awards in the early new year. No question Davies would have won in 2020. This year it could be a bit more complicated, I'd say quite so--but as we stand, who is the Concacaf male player of the year so far? Could the Gold Cup be a factor in determining a winner? Or the first rounds of WC qualifying? https://www.concacaf.com/news/concacaf-launches-new-annual-awards-focused-on-men-s-and-women-s-player-of-the-year-categories/
    3 points
  27. Shway

    Gold Cup 2021

    All in all… I hope Qatar doesn’t win. It would be a mockery for an invitee to win “our” tournament.
    3 points
  28. I find that really encouraging. As long as everything it tied together with an underlying approach, it seems encouraging that Herdman is deputizing so many specialists to get the most out of our guys. When you see the AirPods to receive advice and the entourage he has compiled, it is pretty hard to dispute the fact that he is doing everything he can to help achieve success. Given that one of the criticisms I read on here from his detractors relates to ego, it seems positive that he has shown humility in getting the assistance needed to be successful.
    3 points
  29. Metro

    Jules-Anthony Vilsaint

    Royal Antwerp's first match will be available on DAZN tomorrow morning.
    3 points
  30. MLS took a long time to respond to basic salary demands, and demands for minimum contractual conditions for the players. Even 10 years ago things were still dire and MLS was seriously exposed. But I'd say that even today there is no other league with such a high spread of salaries on a single pitch, DPs at 6 or 7 million beside journeymen making 60 or 70k. Playing beside someone making 100 times more than you? Doesn't that make MLS look weak as well? To the point about CPL being a development league: it is not if the majority of the players five years from now, in their mid to late 20s, are long-time CPL veterans. Which I think will be the case, or close to it. Well over half the league will never move on to something better after having been "developed". But this is the same in Denmark, or in Croatia, or even Costa Rica. These leagues may be minor and discover they can send talent to higher leagues and garner decent transfer fees, but that does not make them development leagues. CPL is not a development league because, as I think we'll see, most of its players will turn out to not be developing, but having a modest and long-term pro career.
    3 points
  31. Did Clanachan steal your wife or something?
    3 points
  32. Alex

    The Road to Qatar.

    I really just hope we go to Qatar
    3 points
  33. Watchmen

    Tajon Buchanan

    The rare Athletic article on Canadian soccer. https://theathletic.com/2727220/2021/07/24/tajon-buchanan-canada-revolution?source=user-shared-article
    3 points
  34. 3 points
  35. But what did your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate say? 😉
    3 points
  36. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    Quarter finals start today. All times ET Qatar v El Salvador is on the main Fox Channel.
    3 points
  37. Kennedy is starting vs. Darmstadt
    3 points
  38. Gian-Luca

    Tyler Pasher

    3 points
  39. https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/orlando-city-forward-tesho-akindele-added-to-canada-s-gold-cup-roster
    3 points
  40. Gian-Luca

    Ralph Priso

    Made the bench for MLS team of the week, for what it's worth. Regarding his slow start on Wednesday's game, one thing to note is that, in addition to coming on mid-way through the first half for a team that was looking extremely discombobulated from the opening whistle, that was actually Priso's first pro game played in front of home fans, which might help to explain some of the nervy moments early on.
    3 points
  41. The Beaver 2.0

    Covid talk

    1200 times more virulent than the original strain. Did I read that right? Also a great name for a prog rock band: Delta Variant!
    3 points
  42. It looks like Akindele has been added to the roster:
    3 points
  43. narduch

    The Road to Qatar.

    The numbers don't matter because they prove him wrong
    3 points
  44. JohnnyFranchise

    The Road to Qatar.

    wait, what? the US has ~10x the population but you posted that they had 28x the number of deaths. i guess the numbers are negligible because who needs facts, right?
    3 points
  45. archer21

    The Road to Qatar.

    So I guess my attempts failed, so I might as well post what I was going to post. It is safer in Canada because we have higher vaccination rates and lower infection rates. The rolling 7 day average in Florida is almost 9000 new cases per day. The rolling 7 day average for all of Canada is around 400 new cases per day.
    3 points
  46. apbsmith

    Gold Cup 2021

    Mexico won't take the L tonight. They always step up when it matters even in the GC knockout rounds. The Qatar vs El Salvador will be interesting. El Salvador brought an A/B team and playing much better then I expected. Not an easy out by any means for Qatar. My predictions for this round to advance are: Qatar, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica. I think Jamaica have the best shot to pull an upset. Note, the bookmakers have CRC/Canada as essentially a coin flip, so when we advance can not classify us advancing as an "upset".
    2 points
  47. Shway

    The Road to Qatar.

    Yea I’m definitely not solely referring to covid related stuff as I could give two shits. It’s other menial debates that I’ve seen you’ve drop different names to stress your point. All I’m saying is, it’s easy to be a tough guy/keyboard warrior behind the computer (especially when your oceans away) and will likely never be at any matches to meet any fellow Voyageurs. Being cynical/el hombre funny and being blatantly offensive is the thin line that shouldn’t be crossed. Saying an opinion is idiotic, is different from calling someone an idiot. But hey that’s just my opinion…
    2 points
  48. Shway

    The Road to Qatar.

    Just wondering.... @SthMelbRed do you know how to strongly get your point across without name calling? Whether you're wrong or right, you do it a lot and it comes across as you are unlettered or just a sheer tough guy.
    2 points
  49. archer21

    Canada's Octo Schedule

    I still have no idea how they played the FIBA Olympic qualifiers in BC almost a month ago but we’re struggling to host games now. Give the players an exemption and be done with it.
    2 points
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