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Everything posted by Gian-Luca

  1. Chapman apparently set up the game winner for Miami in their final pre-season match - against USL competition mind you and I think with most of the projected Miami starters absent: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/22/mls-preseason-2020-inter-miami-cf-close-out-first-preseason-1-0-win-over-tampa-bay
  2. Apparently by virtue of being one of the top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference last year who didn't make the CCL, TFC have been drawn into playing in that rather pointless "Leagues Cup" between MLS & Liga MX teams: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/20/2020-leagues-cup-details-released-mls-and-liga-mx-clubs-dates-and-format-unveiled
  3. https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2020/02/19/how-jayden-nelson-preparing-make-next-step-toward-first-team
  4. The game against Germany in 1994 was not played at the Skydome. Neither was the also-sold-out match against Holland held a few days later - they were both at Varsity Stadium. I should know as I attended both, and they were the only two times I've ever had to sit behind the goal for a soccer match at Varsity Stadium because the stadium was so full. Although I suspect the WCQ match at Varsity Stadium against Mexico would have had an unofficial higher attendance than either the Germany or Holland friendlies in 1994 because there were a whole bunch of Mexican supporters who managed to get into the stadium without tickets as Varsity security at the time was non-existent and/or pathetic. This forced people to sit in the aisles because the Mexicans had taken their seats. The only time I can remember the national team playing at the Skydome would have been for a three team tournament with Denmark & Portugal in 1995, but I didn't attend those matches as they were played, if I recall correctly, on school nights and I was in University at the time & couldn't afford the time away from studies. So I couldn't tell you what the attendance for those matches were.
  5. If he didn't run back, the Leon team would have had a 3 on 0 break on the goalkeeper, with a 4th player arriving behind the ball to make it 4 on 0. I think most defenders would be racing back to help out in the same circumstances rather than taking a "ah what the hell, you can fend for yourselves!" approach. I think most would be inclined to blame the guy who got caught in possession and gave the ball away (El Munir) to cause the 3-0 break to begin with if blame is going to be apportioned to one person. In reality most goals conceded have a series of players making mistakes (the fact that a 4 on 0 was about to emerge also suggests that other defenders were out of position).
  6. It's the first men's national team game on Vancouver Island in a long time, it should do well.
  7. Let's get it started. Jakovic plays 90, Kaye 62 minutes as LAFC lose 2-0 to Club Leon in Mexico in Concacaf Champions League play.
  8. https://www.tsn.ca/canada-men-to-play-trinidad-and-tobago-twice-in-march-on-vancouver-island-1.1442919 Some quotes from Herdman about who they approached in that Neil Davidson piece
  9. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/14/vancouver-whitecaps-sign-midfielder-damiano-pecile-homegrown-deal
  10. You really thought this obviously- ridiculous league ranking system was worth reporting in a thread on its own?
  11. High praise from Adrian Heath - let's hope he can get the best out of him: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/11/chicago-fire-fc-minnesota-united-swap-raheem-edwards-wyatt-omsberg
  12. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/10/mls-preseason-2020-tfc-iis-luca-petrasso-shows-worth-torontos-2-0-victory
  13. First half line-up: Toronto first-half XI: Quentin Westberg; Justin Morrow, Omar Gonzalez, Chris Mavinga, Auro Jr.; Jonathan Osorio, Marky Delgado, Liam Fraser; Alejandro Pozuelo, Erickson Gallardo, Jozy Altidore Second Half line-up: Alex Bono; Terique Mohammed, Laurent Ciman, Eriq Zavaleta, Richie Laryea; Adolfo Ovalle, Noble Okello, Tsubasa Endoh; Ayo Akinola, Jacob Shaffelburg, Patrick Mullins Most interesting name for Canadian fans is Mohammed as the back-up left-back for Morrow with the loss of Morgan to RSL.
  14. I think they were just trying to spare us 70 minutes of Wheeler mistaking Janine Beckie for Jordyn Huitema, as he only did it about 6 times in the last twenty minutes.
  15. Thought we played fairly lousy in the first half, gave the ball away a lot and looked fairly slow to react to everything
  16. The great irony being where I found it - someone posting it on Onesoccer's twitter feed.
  17. Cavallini interview starts at 58:36: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/01/30/extratime-making-sense-atlanta-uniteds-turbulent-offseason-plus-sebastian-blanco-cj
  18. I would like to see TFC go with a 4-2-3-1 line up with the three being the all-Canadian Triple -J line of Jacob, Jahkeele and Jayden. Or they could go with a 4 man midfield, quadruple-J adding Jonathan Osorio. Too bad Jay Chapman isn’t around to make it Quintuple-J, not to mention Jordan Hamilton could have made it a sextuple Canadian J front six. As for Julian Dunn.....ok I will stop now.
  19. Yes, that’s what I am getting at - I am not worried that they will have to forfeit matches because they can’t field 3 Canucks but rather that they won’t win the Cup because they don’t have an abundance of experienced Canucks. Of course, some of the younger guys like Okello might be more experienced by the time the matches roll around.
  20. I know, but should a couple of injuries and suspensions happen to that group in what is now a six game tourney for them it will mean a fairly limited number options for fielding the minimum 3 Canucks throughout. Hopefully we will see a Nelson signing soon
  21. Didn’t Edwards tweet that he now has a green card? As for TFC, I guess Osorio now takes the mantle of longest-serving member on the current roster. With all due respect to Romeo and Dunn and while it is great that there are more Canadians on US MLS clubs thanks to them, I am not sure they currently have enough Canadians on the senior roster to make a V-Cup run. I know they can field TFC2 players, but still....
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