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  1. I expect to see Gold Cup moved to a January schedule in the near future same as Africa and Asia. This will accomodate MLS, which should be, along with Mexico, Concacaf's priority.
  2. Clearly we have to just start calling him Salgadinho!
  3. I have no doubt this was already discussed, but uh....does Hamilton even have a hill over 500 metres? Let alone a mountain?
  4. I'd tend to agree with ya! But I'd suggest not bringing them here for the purposes of Canada, but just to make the MLS teams better. Just like Frei, if he so choose when the time comes he could be capped by Canada. Same situation.
  5. No surprise. I don't understand these guys....one marquee player commits and others will, then all of a sudden you have an excellent team!
  6. Your use of exclamation marks tends to suggest you might be conflicted between how you feel and what you write?
  7. Not one of my u11's (I think 24 were at training) knew the Canada result....
  8. It's no discussion gator. Don't put the score in the thread titled.
  9. +1. My assistant coach keeps asking me "why aren't we learning tactical positioning?" To which my response is - do you think the tactics in 8v8 are the same as 11v11? And he says "but they'll get the basics." I say "show me a kid that's going to remember the tactics you teach on a Thursday night come game time on Saturday" and realizes he can't. But he keeps asking me anyway.....he won't be assisting next year!
  10. I coach in a u11 league in BC. It is top tier. We did not keep scores in the first half of the season. We did keep scores now in the second half as a "cup" season. The first half was 10 games. the cup is 5 games. What have I noticed? My teams have been playing exactly the same way. Pass pass pass pass. We lost most of our exhibition games. Now in the cup we are undefeated (all 3 teams I run) barring 1 game, and I have noticed our opposition playing for victories rather than development - and teams that were playing passing games are now just "run!" "pressure!" "kick!" all game long and as a re
  11. Only got to see the first half, the goal against, and the last 10 minutes. Edgar is showing why he isn't playing in the powership. Atiba is the man! De Ro has every right to be a part of this team on this performance. That was an excellent performance and on another day we get a result. Someone said in another thread that "if we lose because our left back is weak I have no issue with that because our proper left backs are unavailable." Well, our left back was of course the cause for the goal against. Straith isn't a left back and so I have no worry there (but what a finish by the Greek
  12. How do you guys write so much while the match is happening!? Well, excellent display! Giving equal to what we are getting. Greece can find another gear and I wonder if Canada can also? My thoughts? Simpson is clearly our best player on the day, but full credit to DeRo. He's been outstanding as well! Can't take that away from him. Jako clearly has his spot locked down, but in equal measure Cann is clearly not the partner for him. Atiba has been his usual self - excellent and assured. For me though the biggest highlights have to be Borjan's first half, and Peters playing very well down
  13. Love living on West Coast today. Great start to the day! Hate the black shorts.
  14. Is a competitor really what is needed? Where are they going to get the players from? Why not just take over the CSL?
  15. HPL chatter sure quieted down now eh?? To be honest, even though I know a few people involved I really haven't asked them "any word on the latest?" I guess we can assume everyone is either waiting to be announced as a franchise and/or being called in to present their application package? Anyway...1 week to go. Then the silly tryout season starts!
  16. Ewerthon is available on a free. Some big teams are after him - if the Caps want to truly be a top 20 team than signing him as a DP would be an excellent start. Assuming he actually wants to be here. but at 29, you'd imagine he'd have a number of quality years left!
  17. 3-1 Greece. Jackson will make it 1-1 but that just gives us false hope. Greek experience wins out. With a "A" squad all on top form we'd have a shot at something from a game against Greece. But not with the side we are putting out.
  18. Excellent for Stinson! Hope he can catch on for meaningful minutes this year. I think if Winter can stick around you'll see more and more youths coming through as its the "Dutch way." You'd also expect the youth and reserves to play the same system as the first team.
  19. A fun read on the subject....take it for "blah blah blah" or whatever, but it's good reading for Sunday morning. http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/blog.php?b=10892
  20. Diesel needs to get over himself and either get back to MLS or retire. Wonder if Nana was not allowed to come?
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