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  1. 19 points
    Kadenge

    Gold Cup 2019

    start your engines boyz…..damn that's a good looking team....
  2. 19 points
    Ian Kennedy

    Scott Kennedy

    Scott had a great season. He had more playing time than any other player and scored three (3) goals. Transfermarkt now places his market value at $250 euro. Klagenfurt has extended his contract for two more years. We look forward to seeing his development in the upcoming season. Here's his progression and minutes played in the last 4 seasons (games played, goals scored, yellow cards, red cards and minutes played). Competition Total : 101 10 - 5 - 1 8.772' LL Bayern-S/O 31 2 - 2 - - 2.729' 2. Liga 29 3 - 1 - - 2.550' RL West 24 4 - 1 - - 2.077' Bayernliga Nord 11 1 - 1 - 1 821' ÖFB-Cup 4 - - - - - 420' Bayerischer Toto-Pokal 2 - - - - - 175'
  3. 17 points
    spitfire

    Gold Cup 2019

    ✈️ Leaving on a jet plane... LA bound form the UK...
  4. 14 points
    I guarantee this board will be the most negative place we can find about our performance tonight. Quite typical for a supporters group, mind you. But everyone else will be more positive about us than we are. i don’t know about some of you but I saw clear progress and passion out there. I agree with KJ’s closing comments, I have never seen Canada go toe to toe like that against Mexico as we did in the last 30 minutes, even when we have beaten them in the past.
  5. 14 points
    I am surprised to read a lot of these comments. A lot more negative than I expected. I am personally over the moon with the performance and the result! Was it perfect? No, but it has to be considered one of the best gc performances since 2007. It was the biggest win at the Gold Cup of all-time for Canada. I know expectations are high, but Martinique beat us last GC we faced them. They finished in the top 6 in LON qualifying if I am not mistaken. We beat them 4-0 and took our foot off the gas in the last 20 minutes. This went much better than I expected. All of that said, Hoilett had his worst game in a Canada shirt. I'm happy he scored, but it has to be said. From the beginning the weight of his passes were off. He looked hesitant on the ball and lethargic off of it. I expect more from a player of his caliber, but hopefully that's out of his system now. We need him at his best if we want to make a deep run.
  6. 14 points
    So I woke up this morning and immediately came to this page - I was stunned. It seemed Canada may have lost...then saw we won. 1-0 perhaps, winner from David. Then checked the news and saw it was a blow out 4-0. Man, have expectations from the V's changed over the years!
  7. 14 points
    A few match day posters i made.
  8. 12 points
    Also, do we want to throw Crepeau to the wolves? With our "backline" and Mexico's quality it could get ugly. He's still a young keeper trying to establish himself. I say Borjan plays today and if you want to give Crepeau/Lewt a start they start against Cuba to give Borjan a rest before the knockout stage. If we can't win against Cuba with out best lineup and an MLS starter/Championship goalie in net we have bigger problems...
  9. 12 points
    damaaster

    Valour FC Season Thread 2019

    Okay, here are my initial thoughts on my first ever attended CPL/Valour game. A little background first; I've played soccer my whole life, and attended some pretty big matches (5 World cup games in Brazil, Women's world Cup Games, World Cup Qualifying in England, Chlesea vs Newcastle, Canada WCQ, Pan Am Games) So I am new to the CPL, but definitely not the sport. I had no idea what to expect going in, but I was excited. I won 2 tickets from Manitoba Soccer and was sitting right at centre field. The Atmosphere: Fun, relaxed, but people were still into the game. The "trench" was amazing, and next time I'll definitely venture down to that section. Loved the fact it wasn't TOO crowded like a bomber game - didn't feel like you had to rush to get a beer and could actually breath in the concourse. My seats allowed access to the Pinnacle lounge, (my first time in there) which was pretty nice, and offered free popcorn). Only downside to the atmosphere for night was the TWELVE dollar price tag for a can of beer. Paying NHL prices for beer seems a little excessive, but oh well. The Game: I honestly wasn't sure what to expect as far as quality goes, aside from my own games, I've never really watched non top tier soccer. The quality was actually MUCH better than I thought it would be. Going into the game, I didn't know any players on Halifax, and only knew of: Bustos, Goyette, Petrasso and Hoyle on Valour. Even though I'd never seen a minute of a CPL game, and had no emotional attachment to Valour, I got right into the game as soon as they kicked off. (I think the songs coming from the Trench helped). After 5 minutes, I genuinely felt like I "cared" and really wanted them to win. I'll be back soon for sure (actually going to buy my dad tickets for Fathers day!). The result wasn't great, but I think we outplayed them, definitely had the majority of possession- just had no finish, and Halifax was really good on the counter. The players: (my completely uneducated opinion after a 1 game sample...haha) Bustos: By far the best player on the pitch (for either team). Have to think if he was taller he'd be playing up a tier or two. Ohin: Thought he played well, had never heard of him before, and he stood out, made some nice plays and linked up with Petrasso a lot in the first half. Petrasso: Had a strong half before he got injured. The majority of the play was down his wing - and we carried almost all the possession first half. Hoyle: Just seems too slow. I know I'm only basing this on one game, but didn't seem to have any impact, and can't help but feel with all our possession, if we had someone quicker we could have connected early on for a goal. Gutierrez: Looked pretty solid as well From Halifax, the one player that stood out was Kodai Lida (#9). Final Thoughts: I'll be back, - may even consider getting season tickets next year. I think I'll be subscribing to ONEsoccer too. Looking forward to my next game.
  10. 11 points
    You're the guy who goes all-in when he's dealt a pair of 5's on the first hand aren't you?
  11. 11 points
    ✈️Denver bound for Match 2 last one I’m at in the first round...
  12. 11 points
    dyslexic nam

    Fikayo Tomori

    Tomori should clearly move to the more sane and stable environment of the CMNT.
  13. 11 points
    admin

    Good luck in tomorrow's soccerapocalypse

    WWC, GC, U20 Final, Copa America, CanPL.... and .... USL!!! May all of your significant others and neglected children forgive you.
  14. 11 points
    Was at the game...a few thoughts without having a chance to watch the broadcast or peruse this board yet: - David has ice in his veins. For someone his age to be that calm and collected in front of net is something else. - Davies is just ridiculously fun to watch play. - of our starting D I think Kaye was the best of the bunch...and that's probably not a good thing. - Godinho makes me a little nervous. - Piette is asked to do ALOT in this formation with the defenders he has behind him. He had a rough turnover but I thought all things considered he had a pretty darn good game. - I'm not sure what to make of Osorio in this system, very interested to see him in a few more games. Little bit of me just wonders if Kaye or Atiba up there would've opened us up for more. - Borjan is a great shot stopper (duh) - Millar was a spark when he came on, i think he tried to do a little too much a few times. Also, just a heads up for Voyageurs, the double header like that at the rose bowl has a HUUUUGE Tailgate. Next time around if we're in the same group as mexico I'd be happy to organize some sort of tailgate for us Canadians if i'm still living here.
  15. 11 points
    Can we maybe put a nice gift basket together and send it to Tomori? Maybe some nice lotions, scented candles, etc.
  16. 11 points
    Mikmacdo

    York9 - 2019 Season Thread

    Cant wait to watch york9 vs montreal!
  17. 10 points
    Notice I didn’t say a thing in any of my posts about him that’s not mine to say did I want him to play yes do I think his pace could have add something yes But Liam needs to work harder and do more to try to get in the team that’s all. That’s the msg I send him everyday. Keep ur head down keep working. His time will come. He’s still young. ... he loves Canay and being part of something special we are building it’s the long game for me...
  18. 10 points
    Everyone has turned against everyone in here this is a fantastic match thread
  19. 10 points
    El Hombre

    Gold Cup 2019

    Don't think I don't remind my ten year old every goddamn day that he's the reason why I'm stuck at less than 1,200 likes. If he could only run 4.5 40-meter and put a little bend in his free kicks, I'd get some goddamn respect around here.
  20. 9 points
    Acid-Tone

    Jonathan David

    Let me get this straight, you come on here ******** about the slogan "We The North", complaining that it "doesn't even make sense". And to make your point you decided to lead off with such great usage of the english language yourself: "oh god, so cringe" ??? GTFOH!
  21. 9 points
    Shortdutchcanuck

    Jonathan David

    Has been one of the most successful marketing campaigns in sports history. A whole country cheerong for a basketball team from a city the rest of the country hates. Did you see the streets of Toronto today? Not sure if I'll live to see soccer capture the Canadian imagination the way We The North basketball just did. And good marketing slogans seldom depend on making sense. They pull on strong emotions and ideas of shared identity. If the CSA could come up with a marketing campaign a tenth as successful we might actually start getting crowds out for CanMNT games.
  22. 9 points
    CanadaFan123

    Jonathan David

    Oh god, so cringe. Please leave that to the raptors, like it doesn’t even make sense lol.
  23. 9 points
    ted

    CONCACAF Nations League - Venue Discussions

    Pacific FC kicks off a home the exact same time as Canada v Cuba. 😡 The CSA should make it a rule that Professional games in Canada (MLS and CanPL) cannot be played from 1 hr before to one hour after CMNT games. If this league is supposed to be supporting the CMNT, that should include the supporters.
  24. 9 points
    I officially declare two Canada games in one day is not good for your health. I will, however, welcome two on July 7th.
  25. 9 points
    El Hombre

    Gold Cup 2019

    I think @spitfire has the best likes to posts ratio in the history of this board. I guess I just need to sire an elite athlete.
  26. 9 points
    Bison44

    Gold Cup 2019

    CPL is on CBC this saturday too.....I'm just saying. I want to make sure CBC feels some love for their support of CPL. COUGH COUGH..suck it TSN..COUGH COUGH.
  27. 8 points
    After last night, personally, i WANT to play Costa Rica. This is the first tournament we come to feeling good about ourselves and don't need to hope for an easy draw to get far. Lets enjoy it! Even if we lose, we're young, we'll come back stronger.
  28. 8 points
    admin

    Gold Cup 2019

    Friends don't let friends watch Honduras.
  29. 8 points
  30. 8 points
    "Father's Day" weekend means I can watch whatever I damn well please!
  31. 8 points
    El Hombre

    Gold Cup 2019

    By Pedro Pacheco, you mean the Canadian Xavi? He's the heart of my all-time midfield: Friend - Kusch Simpson - Pacheco - Nash - Bent Hastings - Serioux - De Vos - Stalteri Stamatopoulos That's some serious grit, right there.
  32. 8 points
    Canada Soccer just tweeted that our 2 upcoming League A home matches will both be at BMO Field. https://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-announces-home-matches-in-toronto-for-concacaf-nations-league-a-p162222-preview-1
  33. 7 points
    Great work by Cav. I wouldn't pass to Larin either
  34. 7 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    Jonathan David

    The comments about the Raptors are about as dumb as those you hear from people who dislike soccer and then come up with all sorts of categorical criticisms of nitpicky stuff. It just sounds like sour grapes from the outside looking in. If you like the NBA, and the Raptors, and watched the games, the entire playoffs were amazing, the character of the team was quite admirable (really no prima donnas, not like the Warriors team), the marketing and branding was superb, the slogans are very well done and people should take a lesson (compare to Strength in Numbers for Golden State, which I take to mean the have the refs on their side). It is very strong example of sporting success and organisational success. Even the way they built the team, the very radical decisions made by the FO a year ago, almost without precedent, are worthy of study: the difference between being very good and wanting to be champion. TFC should take a lesson. For me, the only thing that is pure self-aggrandizing showboating is the Drake business, he is just a mediocre musician, and as a person, lower than that. But I'll give him this: no one can keep harping about a Drake curse after the Leafs went down.
  35. 7 points
    narduch

    Gold Cup 2019

    Jamaica leading 1-0 on an offside goal. But **** Honduras so who cares.
  36. 7 points
    Kadenge

    Jonathan David

    Let's just enjoy watching David play and develop. The goals will come. Canada finally has some elite young talent and Concacaf are taking notice.....We The North!
  37. 7 points
    As a die hard supporter, as much as I want us to put out our best XI, I'm also a realist. I'll respect whatever Herdman decides to do. To be honest, I also want to see our best XI lineup vs CRC, that's our WCQ benchmark in my eyes. Not always a fan of being devil's advocate but to put things in perspective.... No one remembers England lost to Belgium in the group stage last World Cup, they remember England made it to the Semi's. England could have went for it to win the group, they prioritized the KO stage. No one remembers France tied Denmark in group stage, they remember France won the World Cup. Vise versa, most don't remember Denmark tied France, they remember Denmark got knocked out round of 16. Whichever 11 start for CMNT they will 100% go for it, that I am 100% confident and I am excited about. I'm cool with whoever Herdman rolls out. It comes down to what Herdman wants to do, however there is a very valid argument because if win the group the path to Semi's is easier. However playing CRC best 11 vs our best 11 also helps long term goal.
  38. 7 points
    CanadaFan123

    Jonathan David

    Let’s see after he bangs a hat trick against Mexico. 😉
  39. 7 points
    lazlo_80

    Jonathan David

    L'Equipe put Jonathan David on their list of top 50 players under 20 https://www.givemesport.com/1482762-lequipe-have-selected-the-50-best-under20-players-in-world-football
  40. 7 points
    RS

    2019 Spring Season Attendance

    “I hope that’s accurate” is neither positive nor negative. If anything, it could be construed as a positive in that he’s hoping the good crowd number is accurate. I can’t believe you people are making me defend BBTB.
  41. 7 points
    Positives: It looks like we'll score goals. Negatives: It looks like we'll concede goals.
  42. 7 points
    The main thing is that we arrogantly celebrate goals 9-13 like we just won the world cup.
  43. 7 points
    I don’t understand. The point of the group stage is to get through. The squad must be managed and rotated it’s not about beating México in the first round it’s about winning the Gold cup. A win in game 1 and 3 guarantees that. This isn’t about personal grudges and friendships it’s about results. Like I said before 3 games in 8 days one in the heat of Pasadena and the 2nd at altitude... followed by a trip across 3 time zones for the 3rd. there is no scenario where the same starting 11 play all three games. No where. Come out strongest in game 1, a version of the team vs T &T is best. Mexico is the best place to rest players in the group stage. Play tight and play for a narrow win or a draw. Exploit speed on the counter. Millar did this versus Celtic in front of 60000... A team wins a game. A squad win the tournament. For the first time in a long time we have a very good squad. Let’s use it.
  44. 6 points
    Herdman learned a lot about a lot of things tonight. As did the players. I am glad he made the second half changes and formation change. Doing so, along with what he learned in the first half, will help us make big improvements going forward. Experimenting here might seem ill-advised, but I cannot think of a better situation for doing what he did. The loss is beside the point. We will beat Cuba on Sunday. But now Herdman has a much clearer sense of his starting 11 for when we face Costa Rica, and knows the formation to employ. He also knows that he’s got to work doubly hard to sort out the back line, not so much for this tournament, but longer term. (Okay, yes, he’s got to find some way to get this back line through the tournament, but you get my point. One idea, super controversial round these parts: Davies at left back.) Mexico scored because of a couple of poor giveaways on our part. We had some stellar chances, buried one, and played some good football for 30 minutes. And we know a few things we might not have known prior to this game: MAK over Piette. Cavallini over Larin. Arfield and Hutch and MAK in the midfield is dynamite. This team needs more games against good teams so guys like JBG and Davies and Millar can develop into better and better players. Borjan is even better than he was two years ago. We need to work hard to strengthen our options on the back line. (Cornelius and Henry were mostly good tonight, mind you.) This was a bigger step forward tonight then we might currently appreciate. We will see if I am right over the next several games.
  45. 6 points
    It is a new thing. It is called 'having a pretty damn talented team'. It does take some getting used to 😉. Years of disappoinment have made me pretty fragile. But I think at this point we should be confident in this group and expect the best and not the worst.
  46. 6 points
    Obinna

    Milan Borjan

    Looks like Red Star will face Ricketts and FK Suduva in UEFA CL qualifying.
  47. 6 points
    Blackdude

    Gold Cup 2019

    Crépeau's #2 He was still getting call-ups during Nations League. Leutwiler wasn't. Leutwiler hasn't even played half of the matches in the past 2 years. Don't tell me oh he satrted the last 4 game of the year, since blackburn was a confortable midtable team. I don'T see what Leutwiler has done to be ahead of Crépeau. I think he was 2 years ago, but 2 years ago he was a starter in League One and Crépeau was a bac-up in MLS, now, Crépeau is a starter in MLS and he's a backup in the Championship.
  48. 6 points
    For me it was less about expecting better results and more about down playing the level of our opponent. I don't know if it was intentional or not, but the general attitude I got from most of the comments was along the lines of "oh it's only Martinique, we should walk all over them". For me that attitude is unrealistic and out of touch. I would be okay if we took that attitude against Guyana or Bermuda, but not Martinique, who are closer to Haiti, T&T, Jamaica and Curacao than USVI, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia etc. So although we lost to them in the past, I did expect us to beat them by multiple goals, but they were always going to give us trouble, because they are a good team that deserve more credit in my opinion. I view our defensive mistakes in this context: They were going to generate chances in this match and we were going to commit some errors. That is nothing to get overly critical about if we are being realistic. It was the first game, after all. That said, we must be better moving forward, of course, but I have faith we will sharpen up as the margin for error becomes smaller.
  49. 6 points
    I give the team's performance as a B+. Not only have Canada lost to Martinique in the past, the past Cdn teams didn't pass the eye test. Martinique has also given other teams trouble in the past - US only beat them 3-2 in the last Gold Cup knockout stage. First touches were good, which isn't something we can say about past teams. Passing accuracy was good to a point you really noticed a couple of bad crosses that JH did. Individual talents were easily on display - again something rarely seen in this century with Canada. I have rarely seen a Cdn senior team this comfortable with the ball and with each other against any type of opposition. There were some defensive individual gaffes. Martinique could have scored on one of them but likewise, Canada missed some chances or good goalkeeping got in the way. Some of it was unexpected like from Piette and MAK. I think Herdman is still in the exploration stage in terms of the backline. There is still time before WC qualifying to iron things out and see which players emerge as worthy starters. Neutrals are also starting to talk in excited tones about Canada when before we were either ignored or ridiculed. It's a great time to be alive as a Voyageur.
  50. 6 points
    Then when people get pissed off at us we have to go on social media and completely miss the point on why everyone hates us. When people call out Hoilett for taking his shirt off and running into the stands after putting us up 11-0 we just have to send them death threats and that will do the trick!
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