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  1. 17 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Happy for Liam to be back amongst the goals. The football Kilmanock were playing was pretty dire at times. Be good for his confidence. Come back and get a reset. .... 😁
  2. 17 points
    Bookmark this page if you can't watch live. I'm going to record the stream and post it here with no results. As always, I don't know if my laptop will die mid-match/upload but I'll try! I should have it up around 10pm EST, if it doesn't work and the CSA archives the match on YouTube I'll post a link here.
  3. 15 points
    Most incredible part of the highlights was seeing that we found an opponent where the head coach is even shorter than Herdman.
  4. 13 points
    Kent

    Ottawa CPL Club

    So to summarize the last couple pages, there is no new info about a possible Ottawa team in CPL.
  5. 10 points
    SpursFlu

    Lucas Cavallini

    Saying you feel 0% Canadian when you were born in Canada, lived there for 16 years, play for the national team, have family who live here and you now live here and the team that just signed you did it under the context that you are a Canadian. Then you go and say you feel 0% Canadian when Canadian soccer fans already have to put up with constant disrespect from abroad but here in Canada basically on a daily basis. It's kinda feels like he's embarrassed of us. He's embarrassed of being Canadian. I'm practicing forgiveness because I think he will see the light and I'm trying to put as much positive energy out as possible but I can understand completely why this comment stings Canadians and Canadian soccer fans because make no mistake about it. Regardless of what Lucas would like to believe, he is far from being 0% Canadian
  6. 10 points
    Kyle_The_Hill

    The Road to Qatar.

    Ignore the person above making up statistics because they don't understand how math works. We're 14 points back with 2 official windows (March and June), plus an out of window (May), plus another potential out of window (July). If El Salvador does nothing in March, Herdman said Canada are looking to gain 10 points in March. A couple examples would be 2 wins over (Jamaica, Trinidad) or (Panama, Curacao). If we win those games we can beat some minnows in May and ride into June almost level with El Salvador. However, El Salvador have said they're looking to play some mid level European nations in March and if those matches are for FIFA points, we can pass them in the March window quite comfortably.
  7. 10 points
    BradMack

    Ottawa CPL Club

    I’m not sure it really matters if the teams are called clubs or franchises... the important thing is how they feel... and to me they feel incredibly different to the corporate feel mls gives out. Having Rob Gale come out in an interview and be so honest about player contracts, and laughing at the idea FC Edmonton signs Bustos.... and then doubling down and essentially calling LBG an average player that they have a few of already.... is so different. That wouldn’t happen in MLS. It feels real. Not to mention both Gale and Bobby have come out and talked about moving players onto better leagues in the past few days instead of playing dumb and acting like they’re on par with Europe. The league is doing a good job of letting the teams sort of do their own thing while keeping the business in order... while I’d definitely like more transparency, right now things are going pretty well.
  8. 10 points
    Chad_Impact

    Liam Millar

  9. 10 points
  10. 9 points
    Ivan

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Well, if Mediapro did indeed have a role in making this happen, that suggests to me that the Mediapro deal is even better than we all think it is or may be.
  11. 9 points
    Viruk42

    CPL new teams speculation

    There is a difference between teams that have been in a significantly larger league (by budget/spending) for over a decade and a team that had literally just switched leagues two years ago. The Fury had no real long standing ties to USL and there is no real way you can justify saying that they deserved to be grandfathered in. It's also not about the potential for USL to poach other markets, it's about the fact that the team in Canada's capital should be in Canada's national league ffs. -signed someone who was born, raised, and continues to live in Ottawa (inside the greenbelt, not one of those not-really-Ottawa areas) who saw the writing on the wall when the Fury first switched to USL
  12. 8 points
    Two goals from David at 74 and 77 minutes to put his side up 3-1.
  13. 8 points
    Obinna

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    I've been waiting for something like this. Kaye would kill it in Belgium. If he has a chance now is the time to go!
  14. 8 points
    SpecialK

    Sebastian Breza

    Amazing news !!!!! Breza is an amazing GK! So excited for him! He should be the starter for the U23 team. It’s a shame they pick Pantemis all the time and guy doesn’t even play! Breza has been playing and playing well and he doesn’t get a call up! It’s a joke!
  15. 8 points
    I just checked my usual Barbados fan site and they are having a furious debate over who is to blame for that last goal. Was it a bad back pass, Was the keeper backing up at the time, did he signal the fullback, or did the keeper just muck up his clearance etc etc. They are going round and round but I think the consenus is the FB is to blame and should be shunned.
  16. 8 points
    Alex

    The Road to Qatar.

    But that's against 4 teams!!!! ;)
  17. 8 points
    RJB

    2019 Voyageurs MNT Player of the Year

    Give us a break! The criteria is above, they just need to have played one game. Base it on the whole year or just international play, we don’t care. And fair enough on the timeline, but them’s the breaks when you have a bunch of middle-aged folks with no spare time just chipping in when they can. (Or is that just me?) And one last thing, this is probably the most transparent of votes for anything anywhere! Even if you are a little uppity on the process.
  18. 8 points
    Winnipeg Fury

    CPL General

    Got my son the game-worn away jersey of Hoyle. The jersey he was wearing when he scored the first Valour goal in history.
  19. 7 points
    The main takeaway is clearly the lack of dynamic attackers on the field. I have little doubt that Borges would have shown more and I'm really disappointed in his lack of chances. Why is Jayden Nelson getting a run out? Let's be honest, I know people want to praise him because he's young but he's clearly not at this level yet. He's barely even played in the US 3rd division. When Davies was playing at that age it was because he belonged. Adekugbe was really poor. It's now clear why we've avoided him like the plague for other options at LB. Didic I cannot understand the hype for the life of me. He wasn't even a top 5 Canadian CB in CPL last year and he's sloppy. Now suddenly at 25 we're all pretending like he's some young prospect that is going to break into MLS... it's not happening. Good news is that the guys who I would expect to actually feature looked pretty good (Osorio, Piette).
  20. 7 points
    Obinna

    Ballou Tabla

    It feels like Tabla is playing catch up, but let's keep in mind he is the same age as Bair and Schaffleburg, and younger than Tristen Borges. In his very young career he has already played 30 times for Barca B, arguably one of the best second teams in world football (and they play against men btw - so not exactly reserve football) and 25 times for Montreal in MLS. Sprinkle in a handful of Voyageur's Cup games and a few Albacate games in the Spsnish Segunda and you are looking at a young player who is still ahead of his peers in terms of experience.
  21. 7 points
    Andrew W

    Ottawa CPL Club

    I am here simply to trot out the obvious play on words for the fan groups: Athletic supporters. I'll see myself out ...
  22. 7 points
    Reign

    Camp Poutine 2020 in beautiful California

    Waterman is more versatile. He can play CB/FB/CDM/CM. Could be a great depth player that can be slotted in all over the place.
  23. 7 points
    Canada was drawn qualifying group B with EL Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. Group A is USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic. I think we got a very favourable draw, still will be tough, but definitely attainable.
  24. 7 points
    Except there were two other players that were far more at fault for that PK than Godinho.
  25. 6 points
    m-g-williams

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Team for 2020 confirmed, players already being scouted, plans in place - this might just be the real deal. 🙂
  26. 6 points
    WestHamCanadianinOxford

    Jonathan David

    Another interview with a FoxSports journalist based in London apparently. Nothing groundbreaking but a bit about the national team. https://foxsports1340am.com/exclusive-kaa-gent-and-canada-star-jonathan-david-anticipates-uefa-europa-league-round-of-32-showdown-against-serie-a-giants-as-roma/ "John (Herdman) as well has given me the confidence to go out and play my game since my first selection (with the Canada national team). There is nothing more rewarding then the National team coach feeling comfortable with a young player to do the job he expects. Especially playing for your nation trying to qualify for a World Cup. Being able to adapt to different positions has allowed me to help the team and allowing the coach to change my role when needed. I am very glad to be able to play for my country at the highest level and I thank the coach for his confidence."
  27. 6 points
    This camp is probably very important for Chapman. Not only does he get a chance to play his way back into the Canada picture, but he also gets a head start ahead of his Inter Miami pre-season camp. I am hoping the early extra reps with Canada give him a leg up on the other midfielders who will be vying for a place in the team. It's a brand new club so Chapman really has a chance to cement a spot and grow into his potential.
  28. 6 points
    Bison44

    Cyle Larin

    Oh come on, video games are just as relevant as transfermarket or angry people on reddit.
  29. 5 points
    We still need to lean on a core for the next game .. this is basically a WCQ and we can't rely on a bunch of debutants. Herdman subbed out his front 6 last night. This leads me to believe that we'll see guys like Piette, Osorio, Ricketts start every game based on how early they were pulled and he'll probably try to do the same thing Friday if we get a comfortable lead. The back line I could see us switching everyone but Miller and having: Morgan-Miller-Cornelius-Laryea
  30. 5 points
    Haha I knew it was Godhino again man he can’t seem to do anything but give up PK’s
  31. 5 points
    Cheeta

    CPL new teams speculation

    I always felt that CONCACAF tightening up the sanctioning of cross-border leagues had WAAAAAY more to do with trying to kill something before it breeds. Tying to head off a forseeable threat, a bigger threat, elsewhere in the region. Still feel that way. For CONCACAF, CPL was a convienent answer to closing out the USL venture in Canada which, inconviently, wasn't utilized by the one party most effected. Feels harsh now, Ottawa closing up shop, but I also feel this is going to very quickly be a very big net benefit to all of Canadian soccerdom. Ever the optimist ZenCheeta
  32. 5 points
    two big injuries that missed him crucial time the last two years. Before we jump to conclusions there's a good chance the dude just has to get his body right.
  33. 5 points
    Brym and bassong nice additions.
  34. 5 points
    yellowsweatygorilla

    CPL General

    Started at 😕 ended with 😍
  35. 5 points
    yellowsweatygorilla

    CPL General

    So CanPL has been working closely with SI Games the past month - providing internal details etc. Now obviously, the league isn't obligated to be completely honest about everything, but interesting to comb through the new Football Manager DLC for information. Salary Cap for just players = $1m CAD (so if the trusted twitter account is to be believed - maybe he meant $800k USD which corresponds to $1m CAD) $10k fine for clubs failing to play u21 > 1000 min
  36. 5 points
    mianjo

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Rumour Foreign investors have been shown around Ottawa with hopes of bringing pro soccer back to Ottawa
  37. 5 points
    Kent

    Tristan Borges

    He wasn’t over hyping, I think maybe you misunderstood his intent. He was saying Messi, Ronaldo etc are better than their competition and managed to continue to improve despite that. So he was saying that Borges should also be able to improve against competition that he is better than, especially since the gap between Borges and the players defending him isn’t as big as the gap between Messi and the players defending him.
  38. 4 points
    Obinna

    Lucas Cavallini

    I don't even need to listen to this to know people are about to make something out of nothing. This is my perspective on it. Context: soccer Comment: "I am zero percent Canadian" Translation: My parents are both Latinos and this cultural influence has ultimately shaped my football.
  39. 4 points
    Anyone else think Iceland played really hard for that win? Even to the point of time wasting. The Icelandic players are not flashy but tough as nails and know how to use that to their advantage. They were knocking our players off the ball, clutching, dominant in the air and on set pieces. Its no surprise that their NT has had success vs top teams. We have to up our compete level and our set pieces. There is a massive drop off from our A & B forwards. For vets,Tesho and Tos were very poor. Playing minnows like we did in CL over the past 2 years will not give us an accurate assessment of our players/team/coach. I say we go for it in March/June and if we fail we go down fighting. We will have plenty of games vs minnows if we fail.
  40. 4 points
    Ansem

    2019-2020 Transfer Market

    Another one for the "parrot" who preached for USL USL sold 3 players in 12 years in comparison...
  41. 4 points
    Love the fight in this squad. Much better half. Had we played this way from the beginning we might have notched at least one (on side) goal.
  42. 4 points
    I could see Brym starting and bring on Ricketts for final 25-15 mins. At the same, I could see Ricketts starting and bring on Brym as the first forward sub. Regardless, I think the first sub will be Brym or Ricketts, whoever gets the start. Me personally, I prefer the Ricketts start.
  43. 4 points
    Zem

    2019-2020 Transfer Market

    A huge deal for the league, especially with a pretty substantial fee at $100k. Hopefully this sets a standard for future
  44. 4 points
    Obinna

    Jay Chapman

    Delgado has been a more useful player for TFC than Chapman, so I think he's "better" from that perspective. However, Chapman has attacking qualities that Delgado doesn't have, which he can hopefully show with Inter Miami. Easier to show your stuff with an expansion team than a Toronto FC team where you always have a TAM or DP attacking midfielder to compete with. For me comparing Chapman and Delgado is kind of like apples and oranges.
  45. 4 points
    I can't believe that I'm going to say this, but I wouldn't mind bunkering vs. Iceland and getting that draw ... we definitely need a better performance against them ... will be tough, and a loss would negate these 2 matches and more.
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    The next tweet will be the kick off for the second game. They aren't waiting until Friday.
  48. 4 points
    BFBF

    2019 Voyageurs MNT Player of the Year

    David Davies Cavalini Honorable mention to Godinho, the only player who qualified a national team to the hex... Unfortunately it was El Salvador.
  49. 4 points
    Ozzie_the_parrot

    Fraser Aird

    Won't have helped his cause that Cove Rangers' manager is a former Celtic player. Think a move back to Canada and CanPL would be a good move for him to try to get his career back on the rails.
  50. 4 points
    Obinna

    Cyle Larin

    Everything from 6 to 23 is more or less interchangeable. Russia, Turkey, Holland, Belgium, Championship, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Liga MX, MLS, Denmark, Japan, etc... Some of those leagues are stronger than others but there is no big divide. The big divide is the super clubs versus everyone else in those leagues. Teams like Ajax, PSV, Benfica, Porto, River Plate, Boca Juniors, Club America, Galatasaray, Besiktas, Fenerbache, Club Brugges, CSKA Moscow, Zenit, etc. MLS has the most parity, so there is no single club you can put into that elite group. That makes the league comparisons difficult and kind of worthless in my opinion. So anyway, I don't think we can say MLS is way better than Belgium or vice versa. And to bring it back to Larin versus Cavallini, we don't need to put Cyle back on top just because Lucas left Liga MX and went to Vancouver. He is still the same player. I think Larin deserves a look because of his goals, but if he was scoring at this rate at Club Brugges or Besiktas, then we can talk about him being no. 1. Best of all though is to defer to both of their play in a Canada shirt if you want to decide who the best is.
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