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Everything posted by Gian-Luca

  1. I figured if I did, most of the words would get censored anyway. I suspect there would be more people posting if the team had won.
  2. Liam Miller becomes the 2nd Canadian to say that Doneil Henry is the last player they would want to pick a fight with:
  3. Let's all hope that if Roldan illegally obstructs Osorio again on Friday for the US against Canada, this time they actually f'ing call it.
  4. That could be it. Even the MLS site itself is covering the CPL, making their broadcast partner's reluctance look even more incongruous: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/11/02/forge-fc-tops-calvary-fc-first-ever-canadian-premier-league-final
  5. Close to the same for me but I was more impressed with Pecile and Priso than Franklin.
  6. That VAR call back was disgusting. It can’t be clear and obvious if it takes four minutes and you don’t have an angle from along the line
  7. You can also see in the replays Laryea running up to and shouting at an Atlanta player during the goal celebration. Not sure who it was
  8. Some credit in this game to Delgado, as this was the sort of game which I think played to his strengths of covering a lot of ground defensively
  9. Laryea made the run to get them deep into Atlanta territory but he passed the ball to Pozuelo first and he actually made the pass to Leon.
  10. They had more pressure, but very few clear cut chances in the end. Basically their goal and their PK which everyone outside of Atlanta not named Kristian Jack agrees wasn't a PK, and other than that not much for all their pressure.
  11. For all the talk about Julian Gressel scoring these playoff goals, he was the goat for Atlanta on both of TFC's goals tonight
  12. Nice to see all of the Canadian TFC players posing as a group with the Eastern Championship Cup after the game, including the ones not dressed for the match (ie. Morgan, Fraser, Chapman - though I didn't see Shaffelburg). Toronto vs. Seattle for 3 times in four years.......off the top of my head can only compare that to NY Yankees vs. LA Dodgers in the World Series 3 times in 5 years from 1977-1981 in terms of the major NA sports
  13. New Zealand ended up losing 3-0 to 10-man (for the majority of the match) Brazil. I believe we "jump" into 3rd in the group by having scored one more goal that NZ. Of course that means nothing if we don't beat them and get help elsewhere.
  14. Brazil took the lead on NZ 1-0 but then got a player sent off later in the first half. Still 1-0 in the 50th minute
  15. I only saw the 2nd half, but unfortunately while the overall talent level of our youth players seems to be increasing there still seems to be some naivety on the part of our players - i.e. players shooting when the should pass, or dribbling when they should pass or hitting the long ball when shorter pass options are available (and then not actually hitting the long ball pass). John Helm pointed out that one player took a shot from distance when he had about 4 options closer to goal to pass to who would have been all alone on the keeper, and that chance late with Kerr - if he squared the ball to Nelson instead of shooting with this left, Nelson has a tap in to give Canada a lead with 15 minutes to go. Nelson often looked like the only attacker that was playing a team game first. He seems a cut above most of the players from a tactical perspective, although TFC's other attacker out there, Russell-Rowe, also looks a very good prospect as does Facchineri, Pelice and Habibullah. Lot to be encouraged about, but our youth coaches still need to add "Cunning and Shrewdness 101" to their curriculum.
  16. That certainly dates me, as I do remember that ad quite well.....
  17. This was always going to be a tough match. Our left and right backs really struggled, Franklin unfortunately scored one for Brazil and assisted on another either side of half time. I'm not sure Nelson was being utilized effectively in this formation. On the plus side, some very promising players out there for us.
  18. Davies played the full match for Bayern, a 2-1 win in front of 75,000 people. No idea how he played as yet or if he was involved in the PK that Bayern gave away late to make the match close.
  19. MLS post game interviews are getting better and better: Bob Bradley tells Sebastian Salazar (the same guy who said last week that Canada played players who weren't under contract in the game against the US) to "Get Lost": https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/10/25/get-lost-lafcs-bob-bradley-walks-espn-postgame-interview-response-carlos-vela
  20. Vanney doesn't hate Canadians, but I do get the impression that whole American-based TFC brass often overrate American players. Not always but more often than they seem to do any other nationality. I think this can be traced back to getting the likes of Robbie Findley at a fairly high salary when RSL was happy to get rid of him. The strikers you mentioned as well fall into this category, and we haven't even mentioned Ben Spencer - until now that is.
  21. Kaye not in the line-up for LAFC against the Galaxy tonight. Jakovic is on the bench.
  22. They said he was pretty popular in the dressing room, you can see why here
  23. Listening to it again, I think you're right. It's funny because out of all of the mlssoccer.com guys, it was Charlie Davies who was most adamant that TFC had no chance against NYCFC - at least, not without Altidore.
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