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    Free kick reacted to Obinna in Luke Singh   
    Singh caught ball watching on that one...
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    Free kick reacted to Obinna in Luke Singh   
    Singh got roasted.
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    Free kick reacted to Obinna in Liam Fraser   
    I think David just wanted to play in Europe, period. We don't need to fabricate a story about him fearing he wouldn't get a chance in MLS. 
    From his interviews it was very clear he was singularly focused on going to Europe. No need to go through the MLS academy system you have no interest in playing in the league. 
    For some players MLS is the best option, for others it's a stepping stone, but those players aren't Jonathan David. He's always been clear MLS was not for him.
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    Free kick reacted to Kadenge in Luke Singh   
    Herdman's on it!
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    Free kick reacted to Obinna in Tajon Buchanan   
    Sporting CP, PSV, Red Bull Salzburg and Juventus.
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    Free kick reacted to Bison44 in Tajon Buchanan   
    The draft is such a crap shoot.  Short seasons against dodgy opposition, who knows exactly what you are getting.  TFC has drafted plenty of CDN though, just not the ones that have stuck around in MLS.  
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    Free kick got a reaction from Dominic94 in Liam Fraser   
    Yes,  from the get go, i have always viewed and read Fraser’s as the guy who will spell and be groomed to take over for Bradley.  So i dont know why it is being assumed that he should be the guy who will be slotted in in roles that dont fit his attributes and skillsets.
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    Free kick got a reaction from Club Linesman in Liam Fraser   
    Yes,  from the get go, i have always viewed and read Fraser’s as the guy who will spell and be groomed to take over for Bradley.  So i dont know why it is being assumed that he should be the guy who will be slotted in in roles that dont fit his attributes and skillsets.
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    Free kick reacted to gator in Liam Fraser   
    Fraser I suspect would have gone to CB if either of them had to be subbed out and that is a reasonable consideration not to start him in case he has to move into that position, I think Priso is very good and is a different skillset to Fraser and if Armos wanted that in the lineup I understand that as well, I just can't get over Dorsey being brought in to see the match out over Fraser because that was the last substitution opportunity! The MLS season hasn't even started, injuries will happen and maybe Liam is just patiently waiting for his opportunity still, I just hope he gets a chance prove he can or can't play at this level!
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    Free kick reacted to Gian-Luca in Liam Fraser   
    I suspect we won't see much of Fraser on the field the same time as Bradley but at the same time it's a long season and I suspect we won't be seeing Bradley constantly on the field for this long season, even with them using Priso's legs to cover much of the ground that Bradley used to so that Bradley doesn't have to. So Liam should still get a lot of playing time.
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    Free kick reacted to Obinna in Liam Fraser   
    Massive news. I am torn about it.
    On one hand I think Vanney could have done a better job progressing some younger players into the fold, though to his credit there were several young players who came into their own under him, but I would argue not nearly enough.
    On the other hand, Toronto has had an incredible 7 years under him and I suppose I have some residual PTSD from Toronto switching coaches so often. I really don't want them to return to that world. I think the continuity (and the spending) were just as big as Vanney's ability to coach. Whoever they bring in next I hope they are in it for the long haul.
    The other thing, which some people may not want to hear, may be that with everything going on with boarder crossing uncertainty and the like, it may have been the right time for Greg to return to his home country. Being a Canadian club is automatically less attractive than before with the threat of not being able to play at home looming over our heads. Henry and Dos Santos were already in their roles before this came to pass, but now Toronto needs to convince a standout coach to join under these circumstances. I don't like it, I really don't. Toronto has a lot of pull and I am sure they'll find a great coach, but I can't help but worry about the situation Toronto finds itself in.
    Not the ideal time for big changes, but at the same time changes were needed. Just hope it all works out!
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    Free kick reacted to Kent in CONCACAF League and Champions League Club Indexes   
    Previously I tried to make a unified Club Index table to show what things might look like if the Club Index was used to determine how many slots for each country went into each of CONCACAF's 2 club competitions. Due to recent changes to these competitions I can't gracefully put them together anymore. I believe their intent is to have one index for the CCL and a separate index for the CL. For example "HON1" will have a different score in CCL than it has in CL. Points accumulated by HON1 in the CL won't help them in CCL, and vice versa (going forward). So I decided to start a new thread to have what I think is an accurate counting of the points how CONCACAF counts them and leave the other thread in case I ever care to share one of the several possible unified tables I have come up with (I'm not very satisfied with any of them though). I'll update the tables below at least after each round, and possibly more frequently. The orange lines through the tables show the division of pots, and the green line through the CL table shows the cut off for getting a bye past the preliminary round. The rows that are struck out indicate that the team representing that slot has been eliminated from the current competition.
     
    CONCACAF Champions League Index

    Slot 2016-17 2018 2019 2020 2021 Club Index MEX2 30 25 21 24 9 109 MEX1 27 12 20 11 11 81 MEX3 15 17 26 11 8 77 USA3 20 17 11 11 9 68 CAN1 22 21 5 10 9 67 USA2 14 7 15 16 11 63 USA1 11 11 11 6 11 50 USA4 8 5 11 12 11 47 MEX4 10 9 4 7 5 35 CRC2 14 5 7 4 4 34 HON2 11 5 0 11 5 32 HON1 11 5 4 5 7 32 CRC1 8 5 7 6 4 30 SLV1 9 7 5 7 0 28 CCC1 5 4 4 4 4 21 GUA1 9 0 4 6 0 19 NCA1 6 0 0 0 4 10 HAI1 0 0 0 0 5 5
    CONCACAF League Index (Champions League points in black, CONCACAF League points in orange)
    Slot 2016-17 2017-18 2018 2019 2020 Club Index   CRC3 0 2 19.5 27 18 66.5 Pot 3 PAN1 20 8 12 5 2 47   HON1 11 5 4 16.5 10 46.5   CRC1 8 5 7 7.5 12.5 40   PAN2 8 13 8.5 6.5 2 38   SLV3 0 8.5 6.5 16.5 2 33.5   HON2 11 2 3 13 3.5 32.5   SLV2 5 11.5 5 7.5 3 32   HON3 0 2 21.5 3 5 31.5 Pot 4 PAN3 0 11 15 2 3 31   SLV1 9 7 5 5 3 29 Pot 1 (Prelim) CRC2 14 5 3 4 2 28   CCC3 4 5 5.5 4 7.5 26   NCA1 6 5 5.5 3 5 24.5   NCA2 0 9.5 2 5 3.5 20   CCC2 5 2 5 5.5 2 19.5   CAN2       9.5 10 19.5 Pot 2 (Prelim) GUA1 9 0 4 3 2 18   GUA3       12 4.5 16.5   CCC4 0 2 5 5.5 2 14.5   GUA2 6 0 0 3 3 12   BLZ1 4 2 2 2 2 12    
     
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    Free kick reacted to Unnamed Trialist in TFC 2021 Season   
    I don't think you can expect much of any of the Canadian teams in MLS this year if they are based in the US. How can you expect a player to perform in those conditions for an entire season? No family, not seeing your kids, not in your home space, no proper down time. Getting away from your teammates a bit. Not even the familiarity of your home pitch, dressing rooms. 
    It is not at all a question of having a good roster or not, not under these conditions. And even if it gets sorted out in a month or two, you can't correct everything that has not gone right automatically just because you are home after 3 months.
    Everything we get from the MLS Canadian teams this season, if not really playing at home, fans or not, is a gift.
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    Free kick reacted to Bison44 in TFC 2021 Season   
    Its a long season.  Bradley will have to be rested or he'll breakdown/play like shit again. Both the top 2 strikers are out, and Jozy prob wont start more than half the season.  Mullins and Perruzza cant be expected to pick up the slack, unless one of them is a revelation (doubt it will be the guy pushing 30).  I can see why MLS writers arent too high on TFC chances, they like the big flashy South american signings, or some dude that was good in europe 15 years ago.  
    What does TFC need to compete for a Shield again?  Keepers--check, Def--CB/FB depth which you might get out of Dunn and Singh for 0$ transfer fee, center mid is great, could use a winger but Shaff.Nelsen might solve that for 0$trans fee, and a back up striker.  If you actually trust that a few of the kids can fill some holes for you, I can see why they didnt do any crazy deals this spring, and they might just trade for a MLS striker using Fraser/Deleon as bait.  Compete for tops in east, maybe make a run in playoffs, get use out of academy and save a bunch of money to compensate for lost revenue.  
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    Free kick reacted to toontownman in TFC 2021 Season   
    V Cup Team?
            Random Canadian from the street
    Laryea       Dunn        Singh    Shaffelburg
                     Fraser      Priso
    Nelson             Okello               Osorio 
                            Akinola 
    Bench - Peruzza, Rutty, Romeo 
    So amazing to see the Canadian MLS teams finally getting close to being able to field 11 Canadians and 11 Canadians that could hold their own.
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    Free kick reacted to Shway in 2021 Concacaf Champions League   
    Umm...was anyone else unimpressed with this Leon FC side over both legs? 
    I thought they were complete utter shit for Liga MX quality, and being 20 games in season. Also considering that these games were preseason for the reds.
    I want to say TFC over performed, but I can't without say first that Leon was surprisingly disappointing. 
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    Free kick reacted to dyslexic nam in 2021 Concacaf Champions League   
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    Free kick reacted to SthMelbRed in 2021 Concacaf Champions League   
    As a whole country, we need to cease with the bullshit 'we're too manly to do the smart things when preserving a lead' attitude.
    There's no shame in drawing fouls, taking your time on goal kicks, free kicks, throws, etc. And you don't get any points for sprinting off the pitch when subbed.
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    Free kick got a reaction from dyslexic nam in 2021 Concacaf Champions League   
    Dreadfull production / camera work for this game.  
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    Free kick reacted to Gian-Luca in 2021 Concacaf Champions League   
    Okello scored a doubly-legit goal (was on side when Bradley played the ball and then a Mexican headed it back to him anyways) and it was doubly-incorrectly ruled for offside.
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    Free kick got a reaction from Dominic94 in 2021 Concacaf Champions League   
    Goal denied due to an incorrect offside call
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    Free kick got a reaction from CanadianSoccerFan in TFC 2021 Season   
    I have a feeling that, when the time comes whereby Altidore has to move on, his departure is not going to be a smooth one.  There is going to be some broken dishes and chinaware.   He is outspoken and at the same time loyal to the city and fans to the point that it clouds the business realities of player and club realtionships.  Given his personality, i hope his next move is to a Liga Mx team and not another MLS team.  
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    Free kick reacted to toontownman in Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 Season   
    Take the word million out and we have our opening bid.
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    Free kick reacted to red card in Gold Cup 2021   
    OneSoccer has been Concacaf'ed. They'll be showing the Gold Cup. FS1/2 will show it in the US. Maybe some US matches on Fox?
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    Free kick reacted to dyslexic nam in Gold Cup 2021   
    The flip side is that the national team qualifiers give them a chance to drum up interest - and people may be more inclined to tune in than if there was nothing else bookending it.  I agree that competing with the Olympics is unfortunate but for the soccer aficionados I am not sure the other events will detract from interest.  
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