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    red card got a reaction from Free kick in Kristian Jack interview   
    Good point KJ made about every match matters in European and world football leagues. Unmatched by North American leagues is the celebration of a goal especially when you're away supporter. And the lows are really low and again unmatched by North American leagues.
    In North American pro sports leagues, the validity of a match can be questioned. Too many games are meaningless. KJ views regular season of North American leagues as more of a pre-season. The actual sport is seen in the playoffs. But yet, people pays big bucks to see regular season games.
    So in MLS, a loss can be shrugged off. It's just becomes a night out. Complacency is his biggest worry for the MLS. If fans get too complacent, MLS will die of boredom or never taken seriously as a top league. Wants to see pro/reg and at least less teams in playoffs or split season for MLS to get to the next stage. 
    2016 playoffs between Impact/TFC was the closest KJ saw the North American soccer matching European football culture - wants to write a book about it. 
    I also think this applies to the endless CPL discussions about appealing to the casual North American sports fan such as by wanting more teams in the playoffs. Maybe nice boost for teams in the short run but you're basically chipping away at the fabric of the league over the long run.
     
    This discussion starts around 30 mins.
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    red card reacted to gator in Match Thread : CONCACAF League : CD Municipal Limeno v Forge FC, October 22, 2020 - Preliminary Round   
    A great win for Forge and a good reflection on our league, I am so proud of this team!
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    red card reacted to gator in Match Thread : CONCACAF League : CD Municipal Limeno v Forge FC, October 22, 2020 - Preliminary Round   
    There hasn't been a whole lot of media coverage here in Hamilton, yesterday our talk radio news station had the local sports writer from our newspaper on, he is not a soccer guy and knows very little about Forge! The conversation was mostly about how the CPL is a lower tier league and how Man Utd supporters aren't interested in Forge and then it turned to hockey, how the AHL wasn't supported in Hamilton because it's second rate, fans want NHL, which is true but soccer is completely different! They also said it would be great for Forge to get their first ever win over an international opponent, obviously they didn't follow the team last season!
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    red card got a reaction from dalglish07 in Kristian Jack interview   
    Good point KJ made about every match matters in European and world football leagues. Unmatched by North American leagues is the celebration of a goal especially when you're away supporter. And the lows are really low and again unmatched by North American leagues.
    In North American pro sports leagues, the validity of a match can be questioned. Too many games are meaningless. KJ views regular season of North American leagues as more of a pre-season. The actual sport is seen in the playoffs. But yet, people pays big bucks to see regular season games.
    So in MLS, a loss can be shrugged off. It's just becomes a night out. Complacency is his biggest worry for the MLS. If fans get too complacent, MLS will die of boredom or never taken seriously as a top league. Wants to see pro/reg and at least less teams in playoffs or split season for MLS to get to the next stage. 
    2016 playoffs between Impact/TFC was the closest KJ saw the North American soccer matching European football culture - wants to write a book about it. 
    I also think this applies to the endless CPL discussions about appealing to the casual North American sports fan such as by wanting more teams in the playoffs. Maybe nice boost for teams in the short run but you're basically chipping away at the fabric of the league over the long run.
     
    This discussion starts around 30 mins.
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    red card got a reaction from toontownman in Kristian Jack interview   
    Good point KJ made about every match matters in European and world football leagues. Unmatched by North American leagues is the celebration of a goal especially when you're away supporter. And the lows are really low and again unmatched by North American leagues.
    In North American pro sports leagues, the validity of a match can be questioned. Too many games are meaningless. KJ views regular season of North American leagues as more of a pre-season. The actual sport is seen in the playoffs. But yet, people pays big bucks to see regular season games.
    So in MLS, a loss can be shrugged off. It's just becomes a night out. Complacency is his biggest worry for the MLS. If fans get too complacent, MLS will die of boredom or never taken seriously as a top league. Wants to see pro/reg and at least less teams in playoffs or split season for MLS to get to the next stage. 
    2016 playoffs between Impact/TFC was the closest KJ saw the North American soccer matching European football culture - wants to write a book about it. 
    I also think this applies to the endless CPL discussions about appealing to the casual North American sports fan such as by wanting more teams in the playoffs. Maybe nice boost for teams in the short run but you're basically chipping away at the fabric of the league over the long run.
     
    This discussion starts around 30 mins.
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    red card got a reaction from sebdeserio in Kristian Jack interview   
    Good point KJ made about every match matters in European and world football leagues. Unmatched by North American leagues is the celebration of a goal especially when you're away supporter. And the lows are really low and again unmatched by North American leagues.
    In North American pro sports leagues, the validity of a match can be questioned. Too many games are meaningless. KJ views regular season of North American leagues as more of a pre-season. The actual sport is seen in the playoffs. But yet, people pays big bucks to see regular season games.
    So in MLS, a loss can be shrugged off. It's just becomes a night out. Complacency is his biggest worry for the MLS. If fans get too complacent, MLS will die of boredom or never taken seriously as a top league. Wants to see pro/reg and at least less teams in playoffs or split season for MLS to get to the next stage. 
    2016 playoffs between Impact/TFC was the closest KJ saw the North American soccer matching European football culture - wants to write a book about it. 
    I also think this applies to the endless CPL discussions about appealing to the casual North American sports fan such as by wanting more teams in the playoffs. Maybe nice boost for teams in the short run but you're basically chipping away at the fabric of the league over the long run.
     
    This discussion starts around 30 mins.
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    red card got a reaction from Nate3322 in Kristian Jack interview   
    Good point KJ made about every match matters in European and world football leagues. Unmatched by North American leagues is the celebration of a goal especially when you're away supporter. And the lows are really low and again unmatched by North American leagues.
    In North American pro sports leagues, the validity of a match can be questioned. Too many games are meaningless. KJ views regular season of North American leagues as more of a pre-season. The actual sport is seen in the playoffs. But yet, people pays big bucks to see regular season games.
    So in MLS, a loss can be shrugged off. It's just becomes a night out. Complacency is his biggest worry for the MLS. If fans get too complacent, MLS will die of boredom or never taken seriously as a top league. Wants to see pro/reg and at least less teams in playoffs or split season for MLS to get to the next stage. 
    2016 playoffs between Impact/TFC was the closest KJ saw the North American soccer matching European football culture - wants to write a book about it. 
    I also think this applies to the endless CPL discussions about appealing to the casual North American sports fan such as by wanting more teams in the playoffs. Maybe nice boost for teams in the short run but you're basically chipping away at the fabric of the league over the long run.
     
    This discussion starts around 30 mins.
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    red card reacted to El Hombre in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    This website isn't helpful for the psyche of the Canadian fanbase.
     
    But I still love coming here.
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    red card reacted to SpursFlu in CPL new teams speculation   
    Bring in 1000 teams who cares. Just promote relegate at 16
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    red card got a reaction from Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    With Atletico Madrid likely to sit deep since that is their DNA (probably not right tactically vs BM) , Davies is a better choice than Hernandez for tomorrow. And Hernandez can play on the weekend. 
    Regardless, Davies has competition now which is good in the long run for him & Canada since he has lot of room to round out his game. But in the short run, it will mean not starting every match and minutes will depend on his form. He's been below average to marginally above average this season but not seeing flashes of brilliance yet. 
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    red card got a reaction from Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    This is typical of American sports coverage - focus on the positive and ignore or gloss over the negatives. It comes from media rights holders not wanting to burn the leagues they cover and erode their ratings. Political coverage is similar since there is usually no push back against what politicians say as seen in UK & New Zealand. 
    And the supporters are the same. Lots of gushing over young players even over hockey assists and with all touches videos. But some are finally learning since they have seen most of their hyped young players never pan out for most of this century. 
    Article also fails to mention Reyna got a yellow card. 
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    red card got a reaction from Kadenge in CPL new teams speculation   
    Coupland just stated that in an article: 
    “I think it’s also about representing the stripes and representing Atlético Madrid,” Coupland said, signaling to the Atlético logo on his team jacket during an interview with the Sportspage over Zoom.
    “They have unique values and a unique way of thinking,” Coupland said. “Every time I step on the field, I’m very proud to say that I’m playing for Atlético Ottawa, a team affiliated with Atlético Madrid. That’s a really strong feeling for me.”
    “I’m 16, there’s youth teams until U19 (at Atlético Madrid). Having that opportunity to potentially go play over in Madrid with the academy is something that is achievable and if I work towards it, it’s definitely somewhere that I could see myself playing in the future,” Coupland said.
    https://sportsottawa.com/2020/10/14/teenage-midfielder-antoine-coupland-reflects-on-his-first-season-with-atletico-ottawa/
     
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    red card got a reaction from johnyb in CPL new teams speculation   
    Coupland just stated that in an article: 
    “I think it’s also about representing the stripes and representing Atlético Madrid,” Coupland said, signaling to the Atlético logo on his team jacket during an interview with the Sportspage over Zoom.
    “They have unique values and a unique way of thinking,” Coupland said. “Every time I step on the field, I’m very proud to say that I’m playing for Atlético Ottawa, a team affiliated with Atlético Madrid. That’s a really strong feeling for me.”
    “I’m 16, there’s youth teams until U19 (at Atlético Madrid). Having that opportunity to potentially go play over in Madrid with the academy is something that is achievable and if I work towards it, it’s definitely somewhere that I could see myself playing in the future,” Coupland said.
    https://sportsottawa.com/2020/10/14/teenage-midfielder-antoine-coupland-reflects-on-his-first-season-with-atletico-ottawa/
     
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    red card got a reaction from Ansem in CPL new teams speculation   
    Coupland just stated that in an article: 
    “I think it’s also about representing the stripes and representing Atlético Madrid,” Coupland said, signaling to the Atlético logo on his team jacket during an interview with the Sportspage over Zoom.
    “They have unique values and a unique way of thinking,” Coupland said. “Every time I step on the field, I’m very proud to say that I’m playing for Atlético Ottawa, a team affiliated with Atlético Madrid. That’s a really strong feeling for me.”
    “I’m 16, there’s youth teams until U19 (at Atlético Madrid). Having that opportunity to potentially go play over in Madrid with the academy is something that is achievable and if I work towards it, it’s definitely somewhere that I could see myself playing in the future,” Coupland said.
    https://sportsottawa.com/2020/10/14/teenage-midfielder-antoine-coupland-reflects-on-his-first-season-with-atletico-ottawa/
     
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    red card got a reaction from toontownman in CPL new teams speculation   
    Coupland just stated that in an article: 
    “I think it’s also about representing the stripes and representing Atlético Madrid,” Coupland said, signaling to the Atlético logo on his team jacket during an interview with the Sportspage over Zoom.
    “They have unique values and a unique way of thinking,” Coupland said. “Every time I step on the field, I’m very proud to say that I’m playing for Atlético Ottawa, a team affiliated with Atlético Madrid. That’s a really strong feeling for me.”
    “I’m 16, there’s youth teams until U19 (at Atlético Madrid). Having that opportunity to potentially go play over in Madrid with the academy is something that is achievable and if I work towards it, it’s definitely somewhere that I could see myself playing in the future,” Coupland said.
    https://sportsottawa.com/2020/10/14/teenage-midfielder-antoine-coupland-reflects-on-his-first-season-with-atletico-ottawa/
     
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    red card reacted to Ansem in Jonathan David   
    In a Europa game, I'd be shocked
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    red card got a reaction from Free kick in TFC 2020 Season   
    A bit surprising to hear it from a MLS broadcaster but KJ basically tears apart MLS regular season - compares it to FI qualifying. He starts around 1:50.
     
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    red card reacted to reggietfc in Liam Fraser   
    MAK...is the one that comes to mind,a few other guys have gone to europe and the jury is still out on them
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    red card reacted to fil in CPL General   
    Horse racing is in a slow decline for decades. Makes sense from the standpoint of diversifying the business and bringing in people to use the casino/slots.
    The industry has received millions from government to prop it up.
    They have a mascot named Lucky, could this be Yorky's replacement? Can CPL handle two horse themed stadium/mascots?

     
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    red card got a reaction from toontownman in Lucas Cavallini   
    Stylewise, I actually like Larin over Cav. And I think Larin's upside is greater but that doesn't mean anything if he doesn't deliver it on the pitch.
    But another thing Cav brings that has rarely been seen on Canadian national teams is intensity. Often, on paper, we are more talented than most Concacaf teams ex Mexico/USA. But we regularly lose to them because their players play the qualifers as if it is life or death. As Herdman said last week, when he asked the players why Canada often gets beaten, the response is they wanted it more. Playing meekly is a more apt description of Canadian football style.
    And Honduras/Guatemalas of the world are just an example of one level of intensity. Mexico is one notch higher. And I would say 7/8 of the 10 Conmebol teams play with the most fervour in the world.
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    red card reacted to Nate3322 in Liam Fraser   
    What if I told you that we could play and develop our youth and win trophies at the same time. If Bayern can do it we can too. Looking at their 2013 treble winning season they played tons of homegrown and youth players like Bastian Schweinstieger, Thomas Müller, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, David Alaba all of whom were young players that came from the Bayern academy and were given a chance and they became superstars. If we actually made the effort to play our young players consistently even if it's 10-20 minutes at the end of game we could develop lots of young players to sell abroad or to have the next Osorio. I'm not a fan of Vanney in the slightest mainly because he doesn't play youth he'd rather sub on Endoh, Mullins or Zavaleta and I can't ******* stand that he doesn't give youngsters a proper chance.
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    red card got a reaction from MtlMario in Lucas Cavallini   
    Stating it is "ridiculous" is actually ridiculous.
    History shows Cav overtook Larin on club form a couple of years ago. Cav has always outperformed Larin at the national team level.
    Larin has only closed the gap this year at the club level but he hasn't surpassed Cav. If you think he has, it isn't to any significant degree.
    Larin now has to show he can close the gap at the national team.  He has it show it in training to Herdman or as sub to the rest of us. He can't no longer be missing the net on breakaways or missing tap ins for Canada.
    Cav is also a better sub in many situations since he is more of a different striker compared to David than Larin. So like Cav did one year ago today, he came in as a sub for David and scored.
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    red card got a reaction from Ruffian in MLS Match Updates and Talk 2020   
    Also Impact - Bologna. But nothing yet for Canadian players.
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    red card reacted to Reign in Lucas Cavallini   
    Cava should continue to start for Canada if he is in form. He scores goals for the national team. Larin hasn’t been good for the national team. 
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    red card got a reaction from Alex in November friendlies   
    You have to also take into account that we had Nations League & Gold Cup, so no need to play friendlies for 2019. 
    The issue for November is if CSA has the money and capabilities to organize testing since no help is seen from Concacaf.
    And if player relations are going to sour if someone gets covid, which means missing club action and maybe not accepting invite next year. Sounders Peru player got covid and due to quarantine rules is likely to miss rest of MLS regular season. 
     
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