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  1. Jeffrey is on trial at Pacific FC. I wish him well, and wonder how he keeps so fit. Will he be the next big signing? https://canpl.ca/article/pacific-fcs-pa-modou-kah-targets-domestic-signings-unnamed-trialist-couple-of-players-in-mind
  2. OK, Mikmacdo, let's make a change or two. Morgan is listed on the RSL supplemental list, so he may not play much in MLS, so he stays. James will be dropped if he is too far above CPL level. Add: Nyal Higgins (TFC, MLS), and Alistair Johnston (Nashville, MLS) From the TransferMarket list: Goalkeeper - Tyson Farago Defenders - Mallan Roberts, Daniel Gogarty, Andres Ferenga, Maxin Tissot Midfielders - Thomas Gardner, Massih Wassey, Dario Zanatta, Ben McKendry, Forwards - Mark Gonzales, Simeon Jackson Players obtained through loans: Brian Wright (NE, MLS), Tajor Buchanan (NE, MLS), Ashtone Morgan (TFC, MLS), Nyal Higgins (TFC, MLS), Jordan Peruzza (TFC, MLS), Thomas Hasel (GK, VWFC, MLS), Simon Colyn (VWFC, MLS), Clement Bayiha (Impact, MLS), Alistair Johnston (Nashville, MLS)
  3. OK, I will try myself. But as I am not very familiar import players, I will "cheat" and use loans from other teams. From the TransferMarket list: Goalkeeper - Tyson Farago Defenders - Mallan Roberts, Daniel Gogarty, Andres Ferenga, Maxin Tissot Midfielders - Thomas Gardner, Massih Wassey, Dario Zanatta, Ben McKendry, Forwards - Mark Gonzales, Simeon Jackson Players obtained through loans: Brian Wright (NE, MLS), Tajor Buchanan (NE, MLS), Ashtone Morgan (TFC, MLS), Manjrekar James (FC Midtjylland), Jordan Peruzza (TFC, MLS), Thomas Hasel (GK, VWFC, MLS), Simon Colyn (VWFC, MLS), Clement Bayiha (Impact, MLS) OK. I cheated, but here is a 19 player squad as an expansion CPL side. All Canadians. I need one more goalkeeper. OK, managers, tell what works and what does not.
  4. My guesses are: Dario Zanatta who is from Victoria, is a striker, is young, and recently left his club, OR Thomas Gardner, midfielder, from North Vancouver.
  5. Here is a challenge based on the Transfermarket list of Canadians which was published on July 1 as a gift to Voyageurs from Transfermarket. The challenge is to create a new CPL team for any market. Your roster must be based on the list of Canadian players who are unattached (shown by a red "ghostbusters" symbol), or whose club status is uncertain (shown by a question mark symbol). Being completely arbitrary, build a starting 11 and an optional bench of seven. You can add five import players to the team if you wish, and/or other college/university/L1O/etc. whom you discover. No players already signed to a contract to another another team are eligible. The roster will be a maximum of 18 (at least 13 Canadians + up to 5 imports) players. I looked at the list a couple of times. There are some interesting possibilities. Can you build a competitive team? https://www.transfermarkt.us/spieler-statistik/wertvollstespieler/marktwertetop/plus/0/galerie/0?ausrichtung=alle&spielerposition_id=alle&altersklasse=alle&jahrgang=0&land_id=80&kontinent_id=0&yt0=Show
  6. If given a choice, I would opt for younger "fringe" players than older ones. We know what Edgar, Johnson, and Ricketts can do at the international level. We do not know about Borges and Zator, for example. Would Terran Campbell be a better Poutine choice than Ricketts? Thoughts?
  7. Any sense in Nicolas Benezet and/or Junior Hoillet for VWFC or is those two players too similar? What do you folks think of Benezet as a winger for Cavallini? Cheers!
  8. How many CPL clubs can Canada handle? Is the player pool of talented Canadians large enough to support (insert number here) teams? Ideally, I would like to see some east-west balance to reduce travel costs and to create rivalries. Quebec City, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Fraser Valley, and ????? would make for a 12 team league. Should that be the target and by when? How high should an expansion fee be? It needs to be enough to reward the original seven teams, but not so high that it discourages or handicaps new clubs. Cheers!
  9. Add Brian Wright from New England; Dayne St. Clair from Minnesota to the list. Any others?
  10. If we assume that CPL clubs want to: a) sign better players; b) create a higher standard of play; c) challenge for the Voyageurs Cup; d) create satisfaction among club fans; e) develop better Canadian players, f) win a championship, g) increase attendance, h) make money, then, does it make sense to assertively seek to sign certain Canadians on expiring MLS contracts? According to Transfermarket, the following Canadians are on expiring MLS contracts? What should CPL clubs do about this? What might be best for the players? Note: certain players are non-starters in the conversation due to their high quality of play. Impact FC: Anthony Jackson Hamel, Ballou Tabla, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Clement Bayiha, James Pantemis Toronto FC: Jay Chapman, Ashton Morgan, Noble Okello, Julian Dunn-Johnson Columbus Crew: Jordan Hamilton Whitecaps FC: Brett Levis, Sean Melvin LAFC: Dejan Jakovic Orlando FC: Will Johnson, Greg Ranjitsingh I may have missed a couple, but the idea is pretty clear. You are the GM of your favourite CPL club. What would you do? Salary considerations, employing journeyman foreigners, developing Canadians, compete with MLS in the Voyageurs Cup? Or . . . ?
  11. I forgot to ask: What about Canadians in Europe? Dario Zanatta comes to mind, for example, as does Daniel Stanese who left his stint in Germany recently. Do you folks have any ideas about other Canadians in Europe who might do well in CPL and who might actually have interest in playing there?
  12. As the CPL is over save for the last championship game next weekend, fans have had a chance to evaluate their club's roster and players in the league generally. Given this list of players (USL Canadians) and the needs of each club, what would you change if your were the gaffer? In addition, there are some players in MLS who are on or approaching the fringe of the roster. Jordan Hamilton, Brett Levis (released by VWFC), and Jay Chapman, for eaxmple, come to mind. Both would be really good in CPL. Are there other "MLS level" players who might thrive in CPL while upping the standard of play and giving a better name to Canadian footballers? Comments?
  13. I was wondering about the Canadians playing in the USL and which of them would or should or could be good candidates to play in the CPL next season. Your comments or hopes? (source: USL website) Karl Ouimette, Indy 11 Tyler Pasher, Indy 11 Mathieu Laurent, Birmingham Brian Wright, Birmingham Jordan Schweitzer, Colorado Springs Drew Beckie, El Paso Zachary Ellis-Hayden, Fresno Luca Ucello, Memphis Darrin MacLeod, North Carolina Alex Comsia, North Carolina Alessandro Riggi, Phoenix Ryan James, Pittsburgh Keven Aleman, Sacramento Paris Gee, St Louis Mastanabal Kacher, St. Louis Jonathan Viscosi, San Antonio Malik Johnson, Tampa Bay Andrew MacRae, Tulsa Nicholas Prasad, Tulsa Mallan Roberts, Tulsa Callum Montomery, North Texas (L1) James Dell, Chattanooga (L1) Brandon John, Orlando B (L1)
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