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Everything posted by Gian-Luca

  1. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/03/13/concacaf-suspends-men-s-olympic-qualifying-and-concacaf-champions-league
  2. US Roster is released on tonight’s LAFC broadcast. Mostly MLS players but a few Euro based players in Llanez and Ledezma, to name two. A few senior team players made the list from the brief glance I saw on the screen - Reggie Cannon, Paxton Pomykal, Jackson Yeuill ..... not going to be easy
  3. Thought his introduction was the difference in the game.
  4. Morgan & Hamilton have yet to see the bench for their respective clubs after the first two games. Neither has Norman Jr. Jay Chapman at least made the bench yesterday for Miami but did not the see the field. The same can be said for Dayne St. Clair but Raheem Edwards however did get onto the field in the 88th minute for Minnesota in their 5-2 drubbing of San Jose, and Tajon Buchanan came on for another late sub appearance for the Revs. Kamal Miller did not leave the bench for Orlando (who seem to have gone to a back three) but Akindele played the full 90 in their 2-1 loss to Colorado.
  5. I hasn't realized he had even signed for Vancouver - this is the same guy who is from Chile?
  6. I am wondering if you mean 1981 instead of 1985? I watched all the qualifiers in 1985 on CBC (except the home match against Costa Rica as I was in the stands for that one to see that famous equalizer by Paul James).
  7. Hamilton not dressed for Columbus and the only Chapman dressed for LAFC v Miami is the ref. Jakovic and Kaye start for LAFC however
  8. It was actually Brault-Guillard who was ball watching on the play - to be fair, I thought ZBG had an excellent game otherwise.
  9. Apparently Fraser wasn't started because of the way San Jose plays with their "run around the field and man-mark people wherever the hell they go" style.
  10. Good point. When I started this previous editions of this thread I had started it with a list of Canucks per team. Let's take care of that now: Columbus Crew (1) Jordan Hamilton LAFC (2) Dejan Jakovic Mark-Anthony Kaye Inter Miami (2) Jay Chapman David Norman Jr. Minnesota United (1) Raheem Edwards Montreal Impact (10) Clement Bayiha Zachary Brault-Guillard Mathieu Choiniere Anthony Jackson-Hamel James Pantemis Samuel Piette Shamit Shome Ballou Tabla Joel Waterman Karifa Yao Nashville (1) Alistair Johnston New England (1) Tajon Buchanan Orlando (2) Tesho Akindele Kamal Miller Real Salt Lake (1) Ashtone Morgan Toronto FC (9) Julian Dunn Liam Fraser Richie Laryea Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty Jayden Nelson Noble Okello Jonathan Osorio Rocco Romeo Jacob Shaffelburg Vancouver Whitecaps (13) Theo Bair Michael Baldissimo Lucas Cavallini Simon Colyn Derek Cornelius Maxime Crepeau Gianfranco Facchieneri Thomas Hasal Patrick Metcalfe Damiano Pecile Ryan Raposo Tosaint Ricketts Russel Teibert _________________ I make that 43 Canucks on first team rosters. 44 if I was to add Callum Montgomery at Dallas but he's been loaned out. I imagine some of the TFC, Whitecaps & Impact younger players may be as well by the time the USL or CPL seasons start so that total could get reduced.
  11. After all the talk of Fraser and Gallardo starting for TFC to start the year, both start on the bench for,the season opener. Laryea is also on the bench as is Jayden Nelson. In terms of Canucks Osorio and Shaffelburg get the start
  12. Scoring against a team like Roma (first Canadian to do so, I'm assuming as I'm not sure who else would have had the opportunity - except maybe Cristante before he started playing for Roma and obviously he's not Canadian eligible anymore) certainly won't have sent those scouts away with a negative report
  13. Jakovic & Kaye each play 90 as LAFC turn the tables on Club Leon and beat them 3-0 to advance to the next round of the CCL
  14. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/25/vancouver-whitecaps-forward-tosaint-ricketts-agree-contract-extension
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2020/02/19/how-jayden-nelson-preparing-make-next-step-toward-first-team
  18. 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).
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/14/vancouver-whitecaps-sign-midfielder-damiano-pecile-homegrown-deal
  22. You really thought this obviously- ridiculous league ranking system was worth reporting in a thread on its own?
  23. 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
  24. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/02/10/mls-preseason-2020-tfc-iis-luca-petrasso-shows-worth-torontos-2-0-victory
  25. 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.
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