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Free kick last won the day on November 16 2020

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  1. For the better part of the last 100 years there has been no professional soccer of a credible level on mainstream media in North america. Ok there has been a couple of games here and there during world cup qualifying but even then, soccer was not on the lanscape on a consisitent basis. In the UK its the opposite, its a daily / weekly topic of discussion. What this means is that the british (through 100 years) have forged the template on how the game needs to be described and called. There is a reason why most of the terminolgy and vocabulary and phrases are different between the europ
  2. I mostly agree with this. It isnt that there arent any good americans and canadians who could do a good job. The problem is that there are far too many Americans and Canadians who cannot.
  3. A huge loss. KJ was one of the very few in the business that i listen to and pay attention to.
  4. I have feeling TFC are going to be crap next year. Piatti adressed two needs that were absent previously but that TFC still managed to get by without in other years. Name, a good ball striker and an attacker whose lively on the flanks. Ok, on a value for the money basis, maybe it wasnt the best deal. But who is replacing guys like this
  5. I dont know if he will be the right choice. We will have to see. On the surface, and in my opinion, i am more confident based on the fact that its not Viera. Viera got outcoached in the playoffs.
  6. Giving the keys to european coaches with little famiarity of MLS and its intricasies and peculiarities, was tried already. Carver, Mariner, Winter, Nelson...etc. Other than Moe Johnson and Preki, Vanney was the only coach with MLS roots. And he was the one who deliverred the most trophies. And he was the one who delivered the most entertaining style of play. maybe Armas wont be the best choice. We will have to see. Also, i am sure that there are some good european coaches who could come over and do great job. But they will have to accept and understand the fact that they
  7. https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-fc-to-name-chris-armas-as-their-next-head-coach-1.1576701 sounds like they have made a decsion on the new head coach.
  8. I thought he was very good. I am guessing that the club’s decision is based on what he provided and can provide based on the the money he wants.
  9. What happened to the colaborate effort that the Guardian and L’Equipe did on this list in the past? Now it seems that they are each putting together their own lists.
  10. The crowd at the CRC vs Can game, as recall, was fairly decent. Remember, this is huge stadium. But yes, after half time, a bigger crowd started artiving. Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me but i think that the salvardorans may have out numbered the american supporters.
  11. One of the other things that stands out for me about that game is that it was my first exposure (as a canadian) to the american tailgate culture. We arrived in several cars. We all parked together, we all got out out of the car and grabbed our banners and stuff, looked around, and all we saw is a parking lot full of beers, smoking BBQ’s and lawn chairs next to cars. At it was mostly if not all latinos. Apparently, tailgating is big thing in the US accross even the latino communities. I always thought that tailgating was just an NFL thing. They were stopping us to pose for pictures.
  12. Fair enough. But after you mentioned that, i went back to look for that thread. Scrolled 6-10 pages. Didnt find it. Maybe its me.
  13. He was also at the Gold cup in Foxboro in 2003. Or was it in 2004, cant recall.
  14. I am almost 100% certain that being on this squad (provisional or final) does not exclude you from being on any other senior squad. The olympic tourny is a U23 tournament that allows a certain number of senior team players who are over 23. Hence, players like Neymar can end up on olympic teams. Neymar nor his federation would certainly not ever privillige the olympic tournament over the WC and WCQ. Also, much like in FIBA, provisional squads dont really mean that much in a sence that actual team doesnt often end up looking like the provisional. At the last FIBA WC, the provis
  15. The article mentioned that Patrick Viera is in the running for the TFC job. I thought he did a poor job with NYCFC, a team who very much underachieved given the names that were on the roster. He had players like David Villa, Maxi Morales, Ronald Matarita, Sean Johnson, Jack harrison....etc heck, he even had Pirlo. But when TFC played them in the playoffs, TFC seemed to have their number. And it always seemed to me that it was tactics moreso than the player talent that was the difference. Viera stuck me as not flexible and not adaptive in his game management. Not suited for MLS fr
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