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  1. scullion44

    Scott Kennedy

    Kennedy starts
    7 points
  2. king1010

    Scott Kennedy

    2-0 clean sheet. Great start.
    6 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. JamboAl

    Covid talk

    I feel like we should hijack this thread to talk about soccer.
    5 points
  6. 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.
    5 points
  7. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    Finally
    5 points
  8. 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.
    4 points
  9. 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.
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Metro

    Jules-Anthony Vilsaint

    Royal Antwerp's first match will be available on DAZN tomorrow morning.
    3 points
  14. Alex

    The Road to Qatar.

    I really just hope we go to Qatar
    3 points
  15. 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’.
    3 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
    3 points
  19. It looks like Akindele has been added to the roster:
    3 points
  20. narduch

    The Road to Qatar.

    The numbers don't matter because they prove him wrong
    3 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
    2 points
  24. "El Hombre Funny" Heavy on the air quotes with that one. 😎
    2 points
  25. It was definitely an interesting time in the bubble. Lots to be happy/positive about. Points wise it is a good start to the year. A few players, like Heard and Bassett have been better than I anticipated. I think it is also important to point out that Blasco should be back at some point. Baldisimo, Aparicio, and TMG all missed most of the games with injuries (all are regular starters). So, there is still a whole next level if everyone can stay healthy. Lots of squad competition. My main concern, as is always noted in relation to Pacific, is the soft goals, poor game management, and just wild inconsistency in form. Similarly, I used to blame it on inexperience, but kind of hard to do that now. I also think that we need more from Diaz and Campbell consistently. Hat-trick aside, Diaz does not really seem like a threat to score. Campbell has been so snake bitten since year one, if he gets his touch back though, watch out.
    2 points
  26. Did Clanachan steal your wife or something?
    2 points
  27. 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.
    2 points
  28. The rare Athletic article on Canadian soccer. https://theathletic.com/2727220/2021/07/24/tajon-buchanan-canada-revolution?source=user-shared-article
    2 points
  29. I worried about giving too much away as well, but there might be some gamesmanship here. In the last video they focused on Cava taking free kicks, but when Cava and Eustaquio lined up on that first free kick, it was Eustaquio that took it (and beautifully). I like to think that they are being sneaky with misdirections in their editing, even to the point that I hope Larin’s injury is not as bad as previously reported.
    2 points
  30. That's Eric Tenllado our U15 coach. He has coached in Spain, solid CV and has done a good job with our U15s
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. 0-1 for Team GB over Japan. Good news. They have qualified but we can still catch them with a win and qualify with a draw. A loss and Japan need to beat Chile by more than one to take 2nd away. (Someone should check my math, of course)
    2 points
  33. Shway

    Scott Kennedy

    https://nizarstream.com/niz/7227/Darmstadt-98-vs-Jahn-Regensburg?sport=soccer For anybody wanting to watch the match.
    2 points
  34. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    Quarter finals start today. All times ET Qatar v El Salvador is on the main Fox Channel.
    2 points
  35. toontownman

    Covid talk

    So about that road to Qatar....
    2 points
  36. Don't picture him starting, but Tesho can definitely play a role in this team, glad's he's onboard
    2 points
  37. 2 points
  38. Love Tesho. Smart decision all round. Don't think he will be a game changer at this level but if he was 😍 Horrible timing we had so many break out strikers after he committed.
    2 points
  39. https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/orlando-city-forward-tesho-akindele-added-to-canada-s-gold-cup-roster
    2 points
  40. Realistically, the number of deaths is irrelevant when talking about the state of covid right now and the likelihood of becoming sick by going there. The amount of people becoming sick each day is a much better statistic to use. We had high numbers of sickness a while ago, so those people who became sick back then are dying now. That doesn’t mean that you’re currently at a high risk of getting Covid in Canada now. The numbers have nosedived since our vaccination rates have gone through the roof. Even if you were originally right and there were more deaths per capita in Canada right now (there aren’t), that still wouldn’t prove that it’s safer or as safe in the US.
    2 points
  41. Bison44

    The Road to Qatar.

    So you say its not significantly less safe?? And that should just be the end of it, and anyone else who has facts to dispute that is just falling for propaganda?? Ahhhhh, ic. That does answer a lot of things...and no F3cking cheers back.
    2 points
  42. 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.
    2 points
  43. king1010

    The Road to Qatar.

    ooff. Canadafan and Obinna having a rough one in here. Take the L and move the discussion to fb.
    2 points
  44. narduch

    The Road to Qatar.

    I hope you look in a mirror when you post garbage like this. Basically describing yourself
    2 points
  45. narduch

    The Road to Qatar.

    Don't be a dummy. Case incidence is population adjusted. Canada is at 7 cases per week per 100k population. USA is 92. That is a population adjusted metric. Please give it up. Take the L
    2 points
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
  48. El Hombre

    The Road to Qatar.

    I don't think math supports what you say above as US population is ~10x that of Canada. Edit: also your car accident "fact" is highly specious. Would like to know where that is from. Edit #2: 3,700 people die globally each day from car accidents.
    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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