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  1. There's actually a 3rd clip where they get in to a heated debate over Gareth Wheeler
    15 points
  2. SthMelbRed

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    You're all missing the most important aspect of this move..... Playing in Colorado for the rest of this year is going to get MAK primed for a start at the Azteca in October.
    14 points
  3. Folks here have no idea what he does as assistant coach. Maybe he plays a key role we don't see. If a team is working then the pieces in it are too. Just saying this to counter his detractors,who haven't shown any evidence of him being a weak assistant.
    9 points
  4. I find the transition from holdout to vocal core of the team has been pretty awesome to watch.
    8 points
  5. Obinna

    Gareth Wheeler

    Was out with my wife for a walk this evening. I was telling her about the Gareth Wheeler thread, explained to her that he's a soccer commentator who some people like and others don't. She said why and I said well some people say he's a little cheesy because he says thinks like "Oh Canada...... Then she finishes my sentence and says... ....Oh Baby"? Lol
    8 points
  6. I'm just posting in here so everyone knows how important I think this tournament is.
    8 points
  7. This is the first time in a long time our team has got the right stuff
    7 points
  8. Obinna

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/what-the-mark-anthony-kaye-trade-tells-us-about-lafc Good article. Towards the end they talk about how the Rapids will very likely offer him a new deal to keep him beyond the 2022 option year. That probably means MAK is about to get paid big time. He's on 250k at the moment. Expect a new contract with the rapids to be at least double that. He's arguably been the biggest bargain in MLS, similar to Laryea before his new contract which quadrupled his salary. MAK on +500k would be fair value and honestly he deserves that kind of money for his contributions.
    7 points
  9. dyslexic nam

    Gareth Wheeler

    On the topic itself, I can’t bring myself to vote. While I definitely share some of the criticisms that get floated around (there is definite cringe at play), I do like his analysis and I respect both that he has been a long-standing member of the soccer community and that OS is really trying to make sure the platform is dripping with Canadiana. Now maybe the maple syrup is poured on a little too thick at times, but it is still pretty sweet. Hell, even if you aren’t a big Dunfield fan, I respect that he (and Hume) are former CMNT guys who are still involved and still contributing. In the end, part of me just feels skeezy trying to undermine something that is so clearly trying to fill a gap that we have all been clamouring for literally for decades. Just like OS itself, the fact that Wheeler’s calls may not be perfect doesn’t negate the fact that I appreciate them for what they are. Oh, and I can’t stand Ray Hudson.
    7 points
  10. Another here: "And now they're going to face a more serious team, Canada, harder working and with more options than Costa Rica, I believe this will be a serious game for the Mexican team". "Now Mexico will face a very different team than they've ve faced so far. In the second half against El Salvador, El Salvador recovered the ball from Mexico, they pressed Mexico, and that was a team without the physicality, and without the capacity to box in an opponent like Canada has. Perhaps El Salvador has more creativity than Canada, but today El Salvador doesn't have the tools Canada has, Canada is a team with speed and strength 1 v 1, Canada can corner Mexico, and they know how to create scoring opportunities, these are points that should be passing through the head of Tata Martino. We are going to see sensational duels, Gallardo v. Tajon Buchanan, this will be difficult for Mexico to navigate... ".
    7 points
  11. talk about being way off on biello..a lot of experience with montreal..assistant and then as head coach brought them to eastern conference final which was their best finish up to now..did well at olympic qualifiers with a less than ideal squad
    6 points
  12. sebdeserio

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Only undroppable mid is Eustaquio. Atiba will definitely not play every game, Arfield if he decides to show would also be rested (probably as a condition to him coming), then Wotherspoon is in the tier with Osorio Kaye and Piette, although probably last in that tier. All it take is a couple injuries/suspensions and we could see him start.
    5 points
  13. It's just crazy to me how some of these "football nations" can be so ignorant about other national teams and players that play at top levels. Surely these Mexican journalists know about Timothy Weah and Eugene Pizzuto.. yet they don't know about one of the best players on the same club? The same guy who won the Golden Boot at the last Gold Cup?! Truthfully, I think we have the most knowledgeable football media in CONCACAF.
    5 points
  14. The Gold Cup is important. It is the only tournament Canada has won in my lifetime, or is likely to ever win. Making the WC would (will) be amazing but holding a trophy is still great.
    5 points
  15. frmr

    Daniel Jebbison

    I didn't watch it but I was listening to the commentary on the SU stream and the colour guy spoke about Jebbo for about 2-3 minutes saying he thinks he's the complete striker and while he still has a lot to learn because he's so young the raw material there is unbelievable. Also said how he hasn't looked out of place in the step up from U19 to U23 and indeed didn't look out of place in his jump to the senior team. Said the manager will have some very difficult decisions upcoming.
    4 points
  16. So I have an opinion about Tata Martino, who I suppose can be fairly called a high level coach. I know him well enough to make a few comments about possible defects he may bring to the table. First, I don't think he's that quick on strategy, or adjusting to game situations. He can prepare a team for consistency, but is not really strong on specifics of game prep. I see him more as a club coach, when you have a year and train daily and constancy is the most important factor. At Atlanta his situation was ideal, but clearly a NT like Mexico is more prestigious. So you would not do badly to throw a surprise in there. The other thing is that he is weak in terms of mentality, or if you want psychology. He himself is a bit uninspiring and a downer, and he is not there to boost his players mentally. So I don't think he brings either of these things to the table for semis. Mexico has been very tough defensively this GC, but not at all creative or explosive in attack. The only game with goals and "easy" was against a team missing many players and further weakened by having players in Japan. That last video: they think they have to be strong the first 25 minutes and realise they may not score easily. They still think Canada has players of quality and is well coached in spite of Cavallini and Vitória being out. They are worried about one of their DMs, not sure who it was, who seems to have a muscle strain. And say they don't really have a sub for him, or he's in Japan. They also rightly comment that with US-Qatar going first, and possibly going to extra time and penalties, our game could end up starting that much later. And they seemed pleased that in the last two games the Mexican chanting was not "off" and that may help them avoid worse sanctions.
    4 points
  17. red card

    Gold Cup 2021

    Canada vs CR was the lowest rated match on US tv in both English & Spanish. Mexico vs ES was most viewed on Spanish language tv. Total Spanish viewers of 2.9 million was equal to Spanish audience for Euro Final and below Spanish audience of 3.5 million for Copa Final. US vs Jamaica was most watched in English but Spanish viewers were still higher. Note that Univison is available over the air.
    4 points
  18. Big game for Borjan and Red Star tonight. Trailing 1-2 on aggregate to FC Kairat, a Kazakh team. So need a win at home to move on in Champions League Qualifying. Update: Win 5-0 to go through. I wasn't worried, you were worried.
    4 points
  19. Obinna

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Here are some other Canadian player salaries for comparison with Kaye: Cavallini $1,362,500 Osorio $876,250 Piette $454,750 Teibert $387,500 Akindele $290,000 Crepeau $277,500 Kaye $247,188 Laryea $226,953 Brault-Guillard $203,625 Chapman $180,333 Gutierrez $167,500 Buchanan $121,000 Fraser $94,513 Miller $85,444 Johnston $73,079
    4 points
  20. Ansem

    Stephen Eustaquio

    Start drinking - no way a guy being instrumental in his club playing Europa playoffs doesn't see the pitch. Consistency is key and I have nothing against Kaye and Osorio but they haven't always been consistent - Wotherspoon has and against the likes of Rangers and Celtic.
    4 points
  21. There’s a database of Canadian soccer players on this website that contains hundreds of career players making CPL level salaries.
    4 points
  22. Yes he did what he had to do, he didn’t shit the bed because he’s an able coach but I still have a hard time getting over the Haiti draw. Plus, I think that offensively he was just relying on Buchanan doing his thing and when the other teams were double teaming him there was no plan B.
    4 points
  23. SpecialK

    Cyle Larin

    I would love to see him on Mid table premier league team, or Serie A ( Canadian -Italian bias here haha )
    4 points
  24. Funny how we score so many goals now people can't even remember them
    4 points
  25. Larin scored off a corner vs Marinitique I'm pretty sure.
    4 points
  26. narduch

    Cyle Larin

    4 points
  27. Eaddy is the GK coach and seems to be the set-pieces coach too. Both defending and offensive set-pieces. I generally don't rate him; I feel like we have become very strong in open play but are still weak when it comes to defending and converting off free kicks or corners.
    4 points
  28. Oh, that f*cking guy! Now that I'm reminded of him wheels doesn't seem so bad 🤣🤣🤣
    4 points
  29. Ruffian

    Milan Borjan

    Up 3-0, 4-2 on aggregate!
    3 points
  30. ted

    2021 Voyageurs Cup

    The Whitecaps performance in the previous competition also enters into it I would assume. They were knocked out by Calgary,
    3 points
  31. ag futbol

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    So in the case of Camilo and Larin I believe the caveat is they had multiple one year club options. Which is seen as the club taking all they upside (they have you if you play well) while the player takes the downside (you get cut if you play below your salary). If it’s just a single one year option at the end of a contract, seems like FIFA will uphold it. Doesn’t really change that much and seems reasonable to agree to. But the multiple ones? Those were essentially considered unenforceable hence Camilo and Larin waving goodbye while they were “under contract” And MLS knows if they ever went to court they wouldn’t only lose the ability to do this but they’d likely have other things thrown out as well on account of labour laws. So they can complain all they want but it’s their own fault for implementing some pretty shady business practices.
    3 points
  32. Something tells me Buchanan will be getting a raise soon.
    3 points
  33. Obinna

    Stephen Eustaquio

    I don't know about this. Wotherspoon was very good in June qualifiers, but even so he still wasn't starting ahead of Kaye and Osorio. Now both have cemented their spots at the Gold Cup. It's one thing for Hutchinson/Arfield to replace Kaye/Osorio, but I don't think either lose their spot to Wotherspoon unless he is absolutely crushing it at St. Johnstone. There is just too much good mojo between Kaye, Osorio and Eustaquio right now. I like Wotherspoon, I think we'll use him at times during the Ocho, but he is very clearly the 7th choice, whether we like it or not. That may be good enough to get on the September roster, but it would be at the expense of Liam Fraser. It won't be long before Baldisimo and Priso are knocking on the door, and we still don't know how Paton figures in with all of this. Things are looking very good for us in midfield.
    3 points
  34. We literally already have guys who appear to be becoming CPL journeyman.
    3 points
  35. US continue to announce their venues.
    3 points
  36. He did well in OQC - we drew the 2nd best team in the tournament and gave Mexico a closer match, at home no less, than France did at the Olympics. We only conceded 3 goals in 4 matches .. and sure we relied on Buchanan a lot but as he's shown for the men's team he was head and shoulders above anyone else on that squad.
    3 points
  37. TGAA_Star

    Canada's Octo Schedule

    I sure as the hell hope BMO Field gets to host Canada vs Honduras
    3 points
  38. LeoH037

    Cyle Larin

    €2M per year anywhere goes a long way 😅
    3 points
  39. toontownman

    Cyle Larin

    It's a gamble but fair play for his ambition and hunger. Many players after the season he just had would have gladly taken the contract. He would have been comfortable and playing at a great level at Besiktas. The fact he is going to try and push himself further is great for him and the CMNT. I hope he lands somewhere decent
    3 points
  40. Just 42 so far this year through 10 matches.
    3 points
  41. I'm talking about first divisions the world over. Top flights, at least 50 leagues with low salaries and journeymen playing for years, full pro careers at a low rung. You argued players will leave because they can make money elsewhere, in a "real" job. But in dozens of leagues around the world players are proving you to be mistaken. BTW, 2B was pro, minimum wage was just under 3000 euros a month, over 50K CDN. The highest paid player I ever heard of was making 200 thousand euros. Tercera was amateur, there were younger guys making nothing. But both tiers were full of veterans who'd been at it all their lives. Neither division will exist starting this upcoming season, regardless, they have redone Spain lower tiers.
    3 points
  42. The last guy talked about the danger of Cyle Larin (pronounced "sile"), so I am not sure they are paying that close attention. They did not mention Stephan, nor the players who are carded and won't play. The other thing they think, that I found worth repeating, is that we can close them down in their end and stymie their outlets. Then, that their striker, Funes Mori, is more a guy to be in the box battling with the CBs and that he may lose in the air and Mexico may have problems finding him. So that they'd do better to not rely on him or else not play him there--and try to get mobility in attack and other variations to get through us. I personally agree that Mexico can do just this, combine in a way that can cause us problems as we fail to see who to mark where and fail to observe how the play is developing. In any case, we are going to need more numbers back and be helping each other a lot on coverage.
    3 points
  43. I don’t really rate Biello, I think he doesn’t really brings anything substantial to the table. He doesn’t have a big expérience as a coach to help Herdman, he’s not a great tactical mind and his man management skills are nothing compare to those of Herdman. He didn’t impress me at the Olympic qualifiers either. I think, like someone pointed out in another thread, that he’s been surpassed by Tenllado in the pecking order.
    3 points
  44. I think you have to explain to a few people on this board who Messi is for this to make sense.
    3 points
  45. Dude, give it up already. It’s fine if you don’t think the Gold Cup is important. Stop telling other people whether they think it’s important or not. Why in the world would I (or anyone else in this thread) be arguing that the Gold Cup is important, if we didn’t think it was. You’re really grasping at straws to try to prove your point.
    3 points
  46. Does anyone have the possibility to look at the OneSoccer repeats? For that first goal I'd like to see the full sequence, from maybe 15 second before. To see how they were moving. Because Kamal has pushed forward, combines with Oso and Laryea, and I think its Osorio who is marked and passes back to Eustaquio. Who is sitting deepest of all our field players, with Vitória over in the middle, Stephan covering for Kamal. This shows a strong sense of positional play, a guy who is not our deepest mid covering that far back as one defender goes forward. And then he takes a long control and looks up. Even though Hoillet is doing a loop from away to back in to stay onside (you can see he already made a half run and was offside, came back, started again) he understands where he is going and drops it into a corner of the box. Contrast this with his later goal, where he moves into the position furthest up the field in our attack. Some real positional and tactical quality there. I am frankly shocked no one has come along to sign this guy from a more potent club.
    3 points
  47. Okay everyone, let’s settle this. like this post with a little blue heart if the Gold Cup (specifically this edition of it) is important to you. sad react this post with a crying emoji if you think it is unimportant. Since I can’t react to my own post, consider me down for a little blue heart.
    3 points
  48. Did Clanachan steal your wife or something?
    3 points
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