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Everything posted by cronaldo7

  1. This. Can’t be understated the amount of big goals he scored this season. Essentially all his goals were very meaningful. To be fair, Lille didn’t have many blowout victories but he did find the net against some of their top rivals. Big moment player.
  2. I have similar thoughts when watching. You know just feel like Alphonso has another gear but it’s so apparent that he’s being tamed by the tactical demands. It’s clear that, “give the ball to Coman, Kimmich, etc” and they will deliver the final product, via pass or strike. And that’s fair. He has world-class talent around him that do indeed produce. Perhaps it’s just a matter of Alphonso capitalizing on the one or two times in a match where he does push towards goal (we saw it more last season). All in all, Bayern have been pretty successful (putting it mildly) with their tactics
  3. What a great time to be a Canadian football fan. Let’s all take a moment and be grateful. There’s been some dark, dark days but I gotta say, these last couple years have been great.
  4. Eh a football career moves fast and he is in that sweet spot regarding his age. If he was 22, sure.. but I don’t think you pass up on an opportunity like this because it may not transpire again. He’s also made it clear his goal is to play at the highest level possible. I’m all for him testing himself and if it goes awry, there’s no reason he can’t move back down a level. Happens all the time.
  5. While I’d also find it comical, I can’t help but believe that the ripple effects of their success helps us a bit on a macro level. I do think this becoming less of a thing as we build more of our own identity with the CPL and such. If I had to pick teams from our region to represent us at the WC, I suppose it’d be Canada (obv), US, Mexico and hmm Jamaica? Perhaps not Jamaica as they may always pose a threat for snatching dual-nationals , so perhaps Costa Rica can take the 4th spot 😉
  6. https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states-usa/story/4349702/usmnt-world-cup-2022-big-board-pulisic-first-on-the-plane-to-qatarbut-is-there-room-for-aaronson USMNT roster predictions for next years World Cup (bit premature!). But they do have a lot of options.
  7. Thanks for the list, looks well done. We are solid in all positions, with actual real quality and depth but the CB position (one of the most vital positions) may make or break our chances at reaching Qatar. Agreed that Vitoria is our current number one. Let’s hope Kamal really blossoms into something we can count on regularly. Cornelius is in the same boat. They both need to impress consistently (and not just be average in the MLS). Luckily they are both pretty young for this position and I’m sure learning every day. Kennedy is indeed promising as well and James is somehow on
  8. Keep it going. I don't feel bad at all. I've watched this team underdeliver for 20+ years. Get the goals. Build the confidence. Make statements. Give yourself wiggle room if you come up flat against Suriname (I do not expect this to happen).
  9. I secretly love how a bunch of Besiktas fans are honorary CANMNT fans. They are crazy and I love it. (Didn’t love it so much when Larin was struggling and his social media accounts were flooded with “go home!” 😜)
  10. I live in Finland. 2am start time, not bad Lets see if I can make it till the end of the U23 match.
  11. They do indeed look great on paper right now. But so do we. Most teams in this region would kill for our attacking options. We are reasonably close to being on par with the US in that regard (without as much depth).
  12. While I do agree with you, I just think it's likely promises that were made by Herdman that are coming to fruition. I am sure a bargaining chip to get him to switch was that he'd be straight into the senior team.
  13. Agreed. I'm in the camp of not rating Piette too highly, especially with the options we have. He seems a bit of a polarizing player in our pool. I see a good amount of Voyageurs rate him and then the complete opposite.
  14. As fans, we don't like it but I don't find a huge issue here at all. He's shown up and put in shifts for our national program. He isn't getting any younger, he's battled injuries and I'm sure he'd like to squeak out a couple more years as a high-earning professional footballer. He is just being direct and honest about the circumstances and I personally respect that. And yes, I am sure he is aware he won't be captaining the team in the future.
  15. Again, the mentality. The will, drive and determination. Our program has always lacked it. I hope there's a change withinin our program as Herdman has made it clear he is focused on changing that part of our culture. Beating US Virgin Islands 8-0 is one thing (instead of 5-0) but I want to see scruff-of-the-neck results when they matter.
  16. Luckily nowadays we have the CPL for these exact situations. Our boys will get a chance to develop, finally.
  17. That being said, I did really like Dias energy and mentality he brought to the game. He wanted it. He brought urgency. I expect to see him start the next match.
  18. For me, a major thing is the mentality. The desire and the will is missing from so many of our guys, at all levels, throughout all these years I've followed the program.
  19. Hope Burak being back in the squad doesn't stunt David's progress. They haven't had much success together in the past. Burak is the type of player that is constantly yelling and screaming for the ball. Demanding it even if he isn't in the best place which isn't ideal (lots of balls forced to him by teammates). The man does indeed finish his chances but not the most enjoyable guy to watch. Already 30 mins into watching this guy vs Nimes, having flashbacks from the start of the season.
  20. I think he’s actually looked pretty calm and didn’t seem panicked with the ball at his feet. Yes a couple moments but wasn’t overly concerning.
  21. I see Liam, Jo and Phonzie all posting on their insta stories that their watching the game. I know it’s premature but they have a bit riding on this tournament.. What does our optimal starting 11 look like at the Olympics? (SORRY IM EXCITED)
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