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Everything posted by Acid-Tone

  1. That was ugly tonight against the Revs. I know it's only one game and between the new manager and Covid, it's been hard to build a lot of cohesion in the team. You have to wonder where the goals will come from? Piette at RWB is just dumb. I sure hope that never happens again.
  2. Yeah, it is mos def bizarre! Hopefully there's a reason behind it, whether it's ZBG not being fully fit for some reason, or maybe even for tactical purposes. Perhaps something Henry wants to deploy specifically against the Revs. ???
  3. Thanks, I had forgotten about those injuries. What i did remember was watching a few games with Binks, Fanni, and Waterman across the back and being pretty impressed. Especially considering the relative inexperience of Binks and Waterman!
  4. As a bonus, the "journey" also comes with a free pair of Nike sneakers!
  5. No doubt. He had a great and promising start to his Impact career in the games this spring. I will be looking to see if this will necessitate a switch in tactics for Henry. Was he playing with 3 CB's because that's what he really wanted to go with, or was it in part to get Waterman on the field?
  6. Before their league shut down, Renato Sanches was probably Lille's best player this season and looked like he was finally finding the consistency to go along with his obvious talent that made him such a promising and coveted young player. David would seem like he would pair really well with him. And co-incidentally enough Sanches seemed like he was pretty tight with Phonzie during his time at Bayern Munich.
  7. I guess he didn't qualify for a US passport! 😛
  8. He came on in the 55th minute (with the score 0-0) after one of the starting CB's got a red. He played well, picked up a yellow and even had a good chance to score which he narrowly missed by heading the ball over the net on a corner kick. The game ended with the same 0-0 score. Job well done.
  9. Also it should be noted that despite being the newest guy on the team, he was the first one to come over towards our section and salute the travelling fans that went there to support the boys in Orlando!
  10. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like this was promoted very well, as it should have gotten a lil' more attention than it has. Phozie, Oso, Adekugbe, Liam, and Cyle are playing in a round robin + playoffs style tourny. They are still in the first round. Looks like Sam and Liam may be the favorites here. You can follow along on Twitch.tv/CanadaSoccer
  11. Anyone else watching some of the FIFA20 tournament the Men's team is playing right now on Twitch?
  12. Goal! You can't stop Phonzie, in fact you can barely hope to contain him!!!
  13. To be forgotten, one must first be acknowledged or recognized! 😛
  14. Essentially equating someone "complaining" or being "bothered" by racism with not being "mentally tough enough" is.... really something! Wow.
  15. Damn, that's a great signing! Hopefully his knee injuries are truly behind him and he can stay on the pitch!
  16. I followed Bikel a few years back when he was in Portugal's u20 and in Holland. He looked at the time like he had a very bright future. Obviously playing with all that offensive talent in Portugal's team (Andre Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Gelson Martins...) means that as a midfielder you don't have to create a ton of chances on your own. You are free to concentrate a bit more on protecting the back line and just getting the ball up to your attackers, which I though he did well. After starting for NEC in the Eredivisie for two seasons he's fallen off the radar by playing in Bulgaria the last two. Considering the display last night, I would think Bikel's got a good chance to start at DM soon, and push Inbeom further up the field.
  17. I bet the sales of jersey #19 are doing even better!
  18. "Alphonso Davies" is the number 4 trending topic on twiiter in the US. That's crazy.
  19. At first I was questioning myself as to why I didn't see the similarity right away. But after a 30 sec. search I discovered that the US has only been using this logo since 2016. So perhaps they were the ones copying Atletico Madrid!
  20. I thought he had a good game overall. Went the full 90. He possibly could take some blame for the Rafa goal as he was marking him just as the attacking play was starting, but then left him to go try and press the man with the ball. However the CB behind him was slow to pick up Rafa and he ended up receiving the pas and scoring. Did a decent job helping his team hold on to possession for the majority of the game. The problem is that Benfica are so lethal on the counter right now and in the blink of an eye 2 counter-attacks ended up as goals for Benfica. Overall I thought Stephen and Paços de Ferreira played pretty well and if they continue to play like that I think they can move up a few spots and safely avoid being relegated.
  21. ^^^ Agreed 100%! I'll continue to be a fan of the honest to a fault, hard-working, battering ram of a striker who helps his team and scores goals. You guys can keep hoping for that great player on the field who becomes a well spoken politician in front of the microphone to show up!
  22. I think this is a case of Lucas just interpreting the question/situation a bit differently than most of us here. When he refers to being 0% Canadian, I think he means as it relates to "Canadian" culture. You know, the stereotypical poutine-eating, toque-wearing, Tim Horton double-double drinking ultra passionate hockey fans. He sees himself as 0% THAT guy. That does not necessarily mean that he isn't a proud Canadian! I think this is a bit more nuanced than that and not at all a black and white scenario. Then again, this is just the opinion of one very proud (hyphenated) Canadian.
  23. While you're correct that Benfica have usually been unwilling to spend a lot on transfers, they've made a crazy amount of money over the last 5-7 years selling players themselves and have shown they may be willing to spend some of it if they see a good investment opportunity. In fact they just recently paid €20 million to sign of Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund! However I don't think they would make that purchase without first selling some of the players they already have.
  24. They probably offered about half of that! Which is why it was turned down. They should think about the future and try selling Aboubakar or Marega and use that money to help make the David deal.
  25. Yet his manager left him out there for the full 90, so he couldn't have been playing that bad. Especially for his first game in a while and with his new club.
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