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    An Observer got a reaction from The Ref in OneSoccer   
    As One Soccer doesnt offer replay for those watching from abroad and Concacaf doesn't seem to be offering the World Cup Qualifying on their website, does anyone know of a good website where i can download the matches afterwards so i can watch them (preferably pretty quickly after the match)
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    An Observer reacted to Kent in 2021 CPL Season General News   
    I'm just frustrated that NHL teams have been allowed to continue playing across the country, and some CPL teams (just the Ontario ones maybe?) still aren't allowed to even train. There are just as many players on a hockey team, and no doubt NHL teams have more staff than CPL teams, and they are playing/training indoors which is riskier than outside. It's frustrating.
    But the CPL probably can't just bet on being able to play in home stadiums. It's probably safer to plan for a bubble to buy some time rather than waiting for authorization for just a bit longer, just a bit longer, just a bit longer, all summer long.
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    An Observer reacted to m-g-williams in 2021 CPL Season General News   
    I'm sure others here will disagree with me on this, but I don't think this kind of urging is beneficial. Even if 80% of people have their first dose by Canada Day - which would be an incredible accomplishment -, it's still only 80% of people with their *first* dose. There have been plenty of recorded cases in Canada of people letting down their guard after their first shot and then ending up in the ICU. If the CPL tries to go straight to stadia for the entirety of a shortened season, I'd be worried we'd see yet another spike/wave this summer which could seriously gum up the gears. I'd much rather see a bubble to start and take the time to move to stadia when it's safe to do so. 
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    An Observer reacted to jordan in Aramis Kouzine   
    On the come back trail 
     
     
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    An Observer reacted to narduch in Jonathan David   
    Concacaf doesn't have the rights to FIFA WCQ
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    An Observer got a reaction from lowlander in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I suspect if he plays another year and maintains his level and we qualify for 2022, you gotta expect he plays another to be in the World Cup
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    An Observer got a reaction from Obinna in Opponent watch: Suriname (why they have the potential to be a tough team)   
    Probably not as football has improved so much that a championship side of 20 years ago would likely struggle in any of hte top 5 leagues now; but you make a fair point about Werder Bremen in general which I was wrong to make.  My point should have been that he doesnt make a top tier Bundesliga side now....I am not ever sure Paul Stalteri would make any Bundesliga side now.
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    An Observer got a reaction from Kadenge in Opponent watch: Suriname (why they have the potential to be a tough team)   
    While I agree with the sentiment, I would make a few observations.  While we should be cautious, we need a little perspective here.  The top 5 leagues have definitely separated themselves more from the rest of the leagues in the last 20 years, and so has the English Championship.  No way Paul Stalteri plays for Tottenham now and probably not even Werner Bremen.  Rob Friend doesn't play in the Bundesliga now.  And no matter how good that 2004 side was, they didnt have a Davies or a David or even a Larin (Rad was a bit past it by then if memory serves).  Plus, conversely, MLS has gotten better.  So things are little skewed when you look at it the way you do.  And finally, we have a lot more depth now than we did then.  All that being said, those sides in that period underachieved and certainly this side could as well. But I just have a sense that this team has a much stronger internal fortitude and team chemistry.  And if someone is off form or bottling it, they can be replaced with someone of similar quality.  That being said, we will start to find out whether I am correct or not in the next month or so.
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    An Observer got a reaction from Obinna in Opponent watch: Suriname (why they have the potential to be a tough team)   
    While I agree with the sentiment, I would make a few observations.  While we should be cautious, we need a little perspective here.  The top 5 leagues have definitely separated themselves more from the rest of the leagues in the last 20 years, and so has the English Championship.  No way Paul Stalteri plays for Tottenham now and probably not even Werner Bremen.  Rob Friend doesn't play in the Bundesliga now.  And no matter how good that 2004 side was, they didnt have a Davies or a David or even a Larin (Rad was a bit past it by then if memory serves).  Plus, conversely, MLS has gotten better.  So things are little skewed when you look at it the way you do.  And finally, we have a lot more depth now than we did then.  All that being said, those sides in that period underachieved and certainly this side could as well. But I just have a sense that this team has a much stronger internal fortitude and team chemistry.  And if someone is off form or bottling it, they can be replaced with someone of similar quality.  That being said, we will start to find out whether I am correct or not in the next month or so.
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    An Observer got a reaction from TGAA_Star in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I suspect if he plays another year and maintains his level and we qualify for 2022, you gotta expect he plays another to be in the World Cup
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    An Observer got a reaction from Kent in Opponent watch: Suriname (why they have the potential to be a tough team)   
    I definitely think if they quality this generation will get a goal and likely more.  The question will be whether they keep many out.  Whereas in 86, it was 2-0s and 1-0, its more likely to be 4-1 or 3-1 or 4-2.
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    An Observer got a reaction from Longrange in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I suspect if he plays another year and maintains his level and we qualify for 2022, you gotta expect he plays another to be in the World Cup
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    An Observer got a reaction from johnyb in NCAA+ Canadians 2020   
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/article-three-canadian-soccer-players-among-15-semifinalists-for-mac-hermann/
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    An Observer got a reaction from Kadenge in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I suspect if he plays another year and maintains his level and we qualify for 2022, you gotta expect he plays another to be in the World Cup
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    An Observer got a reaction from Club Linesman in NCAA+ Canadians 2020   
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/article-three-canadian-soccer-players-among-15-semifinalists-for-mac-hermann/
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    An Observer got a reaction from MtlMario in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I suspect if he plays another year and maintains his level and we qualify for 2022, you gotta expect he plays another to be in the World Cup
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    An Observer got a reaction from Bison44 in NCAA+ Canadians 2020   
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/article-three-canadian-soccer-players-among-15-semifinalists-for-mac-hermann/
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    An Observer got a reaction from canadasoccer20 in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I suspect if he plays another year and maintains his level and we qualify for 2022, you gotta expect he plays another to be in the World Cup
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    An Observer got a reaction from Macksam in Kamron Habibullah   
    In the short time he was on the field yesterday with Cava, it seems to indicate the answer to that is yes as they linked well together
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    An Observer got a reaction from Dominic94 in Kamron Habibullah   
    In the short time he was on the field yesterday with Cava, it seems to indicate the answer to that is yes as they linked well together
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    An Observer reacted to costarg in Theo Bair   
    I can't think of one person on here that didn't say the exact same thing about his showing at the Olympic qualifiers.  The guy just didn't show up.  In shape or not, the effort and drive just wasn't there.  He was literally picking flowers out there.
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    An Observer reacted to JamboAl in The Road to Qatar.   
    You can “ignore” someone if you want through your personal profile or “hide” posts.  Would highly recommend.
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    An Observer reacted to Footyeh in Kamron Habibullah   
    A tiny sample, but the sequence where he shielded the ball and dribbled out of pressure to play the pass into Gaspar is something that he does so well.  Finds solutions.  Those who have watched him will know he's special on the ball, different to what we have in the national pools.
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    An Observer reacted to Kadenge in General Discussion on CMNT   
    3 games in June are crucial...need a tie at minimum vs Suriname  and Win the 2 match series vs Haiti or its the end of WCQ 2022. There is no way JH is going to take anything but his very best team. Not the time  to take a look at players unless there is an extended squad. There should be no balancing between GC and WCQ at least for our "A" players. The GC is where we should look at  assessing and increasing our player pool
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    An Observer got a reaction from Canadian Chuck in Ayo Akinola   
    Very few sides get very far at senior level with essentially a U23 side.  You need a mix of experience and youth.  And experiences like blowing up against a Haiti are what adds to experience.  I have said before and will say it again. The US has a golden generation of young talent and on that alone they should easily qualify. But they like any young side will have their ups and downs in the octagon and it will really depend how they come together or not during those tough moments when the pressure is on. 
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