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  1. Sept 5, 2020 Zoom audio from CPL post game press conference between York9 FC and Cavalry FC 26 minutes hear from Jim Brennan, Luca Gasparotto and Nik Ledgerwood, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports20/20york102.htm These are NOT the same interviews you hear on OneSoccer
  2. TFC II loans out two non-Canadian players to American USL teams: These players are signed to TFC (MLS) contracts: Goalie Eric Klenofsky https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2020/09/02/toronto-fc-ii-loan-eric-klenofsky-tacoma-defiance USL Championship level midfielder https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2020/09/02/toronto-fc-ii-loan-adolfo-ovalle-forward-madison-fc USL League One (same level as TFC II) Unlike the Canadians loaned to Canadian Premier League teams, these players are going to American teams. My idea is they will be in the USA so when Toronto FC starts playing US MLS teams, they can be called up to whatever US city TFC is stationed in. Remember larger rosters so they at least can be on the bench.
  3. TFC II loans out two non-Canadian players to American USL teams: Goalie Eric Klenofsky https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2020/09/02/toronto-fc-ii-loan-eric-klenofsky-tacoma-defiance USL Championship level midfielder https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2020/09/02/toronto-fc-ii-loan-adolfo-ovalle-forward-madison-fc USL League One (same level as TFC II) Unlike the Canadians loaned to Canadian Premier League teams, these players are going to American teams. My idea is they will be in the USA so when Toronto FC starts playing US MLS teams, they can be called up to whatever US city TFC is stationed in. Remember larger rosters so they at least can be on the bench.
  4. September 1/20 Zoom call post game press conference after the FC Edmonton vs York9 FC game. Full audio http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports20/20york096.htm These are NOT the same quotes as the OneSoccer footage. 27 minutes of Jeff Paulus, Amer Didic of FCE and Jim Brennan and Chris Mannella or York9.
  5. Aug 29/20 Zoom call post game press conference after the HFX Wanderers FC vs York9 FC game. Full audio http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports20/20york091.htm These are NOT the same quotes as the OneSoccer footage. 36 minutes of Jim Brennan, Manny Aparacio, Omar Kreim, and Stephen Hart
  6. Audio from the 18 minute post game press conference of today's CPL game between York9 FC and Forge FC at http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports20/20york087.htm Bobby Smyrniotis, Chris Nanco and Jim Brennan, Joe Di Chiaro.
  7. September 2020 issue of World Soccer cover story 'The 500 most important players on the planet' Publication originates from England. Christine Sinclair made the list (players listed alphabetically) . I noticed only 8 females made the list and 3 Canadians. (Jonathan David and Alphonso Davies were the others). mags comment with photo: Christine Sinclair Portland Timbers & Canada 'With 186 goals in 296 games, the 37-year-old is the top-scoring and most-capped international footballer of all time - what else is there to say?'
  8. World Soccer 500 (ie The 500 most important players) published in World Soccer monthly magazine September 2020 issue. Not ranked but listed in alphabetical order. (They do this list each year) Number of Canadians 3 Jonathan David Gent & Canada 'Lightning quick and smart, he scored 23 goals for Gent last season, and already has 11 from just 12 international caps. He is on the radar of Europe's elite clubs.' Alphonso Davies Bayern Munich & Canada 'In no time at all, the 19-year-old has gone from promising winger to supercharged, supersonic left-back. Probably the world's most exciting full-back.' Christine Sinclair Portland Thorns & Canada 'With 186 goals in 296 games, the 37-year-old is the top-scoring and most-capped international footballer of all time – what else is there to say?' (I noticed only 8 women on their list) WS 500 by club: 1. Bayern Munich with 14 2. tie Liverpool and Manchester City with 12 each WS 500 by league: 1. England (Prem) with 69 2. Germany (Bund) with 65 WS 500 by country: 1. France with 49 2. Spain with 41 (USA and Mexico 13 each, Canada with 3, Costa Rica and Honduras with 1 each make up Concacaf)
  9. They've also signed defender Sam Gardner. I've got Sam Gardner playing for League 1 Ontario Masters FA back in 2015 (before they got good). http://rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports15/15l1o046.htm scoring on a PK (big #9). Also I have him on Woodbridge Strikers for at least part of 2019 http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19l1o030.htm match preview. Sigma FC tweets also credit him for playing for them in 2019. Wikipedia search reveals he played for NCAA Jacksonville in 2017 and Grand Canyon University in 2018 somehow growing an inch. Roots are Malvern Collegiate in Scarborough. Too bad L1O deletes their archives.
  10. https://soccershow.ca/ 2020 Allstate Soccer Show Details of this year's event. Big difference is this year it will be held On-line on Sunday August 30th. Free registration. This is only their second one. They held one in 2018 in Downsview (Toronto). It was supposed to be annual but they never held one in 2019. I remember their 'next' one was supposed to be in Calgary but that never came about for 2019. 2018 event is recapped at their site. CWNT and CMNT players were there. CPL representation (one year before the league kicked off!). TFC and Impact players there (as they'd played at BMO the night before). http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports18/18l1o202.htm
  11. https://soccershow.ca/ 2020 Allstate Soccer Show Details of this year's event. Big difference is this year it will be held On-line on Sunday August 30th. Free registration. This is only their second one. They held one in 2018 in Downsview (Toronto). It was supposed to be annual but they never held one in 2019. I remember their 'next' one was supposed to be in Calgary but that never came about for 2019. 2018 event is recapped at their site. CWNT and CMNT players were there. CPL representation (one year before the league kicked off!). TFC and Impact players there (as they'd played at BMO the night before). http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports18/18l1o202.htm
  12. I'd like to see a rule (by handshake) for the next game...TFC vs Montreal with them both agreeing to play with Canadian Championship rules (!?). That means they each start with three CANADIAN starters. Today TFC had no Canadian starters and brought in Richie Laryea for the second half. Blame the tie on an old French guy and the coach's nephew. When will the Canadians play? "Oh we've got to win the next game and we've got to win the last group game and we've got to win each knockout game or we're out". I guess TFC needs a 3-0 lead or to be behind by three goals before we see some of their young Canadians.
  13. Wow so one year later and no Ottawa Fury. Remember all those fans who swore there'd never be soccer in the city if there was no continued sanctioning for the USL? USL Championship starts up this weekend with a home and away schedule to play well on ESPN. The compromise reached is that conferences have been divided up into smaller groups. Fury would have been in the conference containing teams from Pennsylvania and New York state (at least avoiding the Florida and other teams from the Covid/southern states). Note there are some crossover games as NYRB II visits Atlanta U 2 in September. I expect the Fury would have not have been allowed to play because of cross border restrictions. This is what's happening at USL League One level where Toronto FC II and the league have agreed that the team will sit out the season because of quarantine rules. (Can't isolate two weeks with any type of compressed schedule). At least you'll be able to watch Atletico on OneSoccer until there are possible home games after their tourney in Victoria or Charlottetown.
  14. I can think of five players from last year's TFC II team who have now signed TFC MLS pro contracts. Now I wouldn't expect them to break into the MLS team but since the pros are in a tourney now, then there'll be a compressed regular season followed by playoffs. I'd expect there'll be a lot of two games per week especially with TFC not being given a bye to the semi-finals this year to the Canadian Championship like previous years. That would mean six games instead of four. I expect the five subs allowed per game rule will be extended until the end of the season. I won't count MLS contracted players to drop down like Jacob Shaffelburg last year. So those players are defenders Julian Dunn age 19, and Rocco Romeo age 20 midfielders Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty age 16 (youngest ever TFC pro), Noble Okello age 19 (named to full CMT last year) forward Jayden Nelson age 17 So that leaves a few good players, forward Jordan Perruzza age 19 who finished second in the scoring race in the USL League One with 15 goals. Selfishly I'd like to see midfielder Luca Petrasso age 20 join his brother Michael on York 9. Midfielder Luke Singh age 19 is listed on the TFC II sub-website as being 'loaned out' but I've read elsewhere that his deal to Brondby Denmark ended in December 2019. I also don't expect CPL would be interested in their six or so non Canadians. Also remember that defender Robert Boskovic is loaned out to Cavalry FC for the 2020 season (last year he was on a season long loan to Ottawa Fury in the USL but ranked one level higher than the USL level that TFC II played in). https://www.torontofc.ca/players/squad/tfcii Here's the squad listing!
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