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  1. I was at that game. Winnipeg lost both games. I have to agree the story was the stands. Never would I have though 7727 people would fill a hockey arena to watch an indoor soccer game. Perhaps, this is a good sign of things to come for the alliance. The fact is a professional indoor soccer game got almost as much as a Manitoba Moose game is something. It is incredible. Like I mentioned earlier, Winnipeg lost both games 6-1 and 2-1. Winnipeg put a much more spirited effort in game two. Very interesting some of the rule differences between the indoor and outdoor game in particular pena
  2. An article from today's Winnipeg Sun, just basically discussing, their is a good chance that the league will actually get off the ground for this November possibly. http://www.winnipegsun.com/Sports/OtherSports/2007/03/30/3870089-sun.html
  3. I have just watched Global Sports on Channel 12 in Winnipeg. They had a nice 2 minute feature on the Alliance-Drillers game this sunday @ the MTS Centre. They said that just under 5000 tickets have been sold. The owner Bill Stewart said that it is realistic between 6000-7000 tickets could be sold.
  4. I hope so. Darn curling. Why dont they use the digital alternative for the curling instead??
  5. I wouldnt be surprised is the first Toronto FC game will be carried on FSWC.
  6. This is amazing. I am surprised that 4000 tickets are sold and possibly up to 6000 people could be at the phone booth on Sunday. It did not look good about three weeks ago when only 1000 tickets have been sold. A few weeks ago, IMO, I though if this game got at least 3000-3500, then that would ahve been acceptable. But 4000. Good Stuff. Bascially this proves that Winnipeg will hopefully be the cornerstone of the CMISL. The owners of the CMISL will have a lot to chew on the next few months with regards to going to a full blown schedule for 2008; a quasi full schedule, or just continue th
  7. Nolando, good points you made. It is very intersting that futsal (the international indoor version of soccer played on a basketball sized court) is widely popular in Latin America as well as Spain and Portugal. It is just here in North America, it is not widely as recognized unfortunately, due to indoor soccer (the indoor version of soccer played in a carpet in a hockey rink) is considered by the North American audience to be main stream. I have seen futsal on occasion on television. It is not bad. the problem is, though is their the will right now for a professional futsal league? I
  8. My thoughts are on the CMISL as follows: While I agree with people that Indoor soccer is not the purist form of soccer and that I wish the Winnipeg had a USL Division 1 team, the fact of the matter is, the CMISL is some sort of professional soccer and it is better then nothing right now. The fact that it has been almost 14-15 years that Winnipeg has gone without some sort of professional soccer is nuts. I too be honest was not a big soccer fan when the Winnipeg Fury where originally here in Winnipeg (1987-1992) when I was a little kid, but since when the Winnipeg Jets left in 1996 a
  9. It is interesting that 2102 people showed up at Credit Union Place in Saskatoon on Friday for the game. I would be curious how many tickets have been sold for the game next Sunday at the MTS Centre. Although it would be nice to see 3500-4500 people show up, realistically, you are looking probably at from 2500-3500 people at the Phone Booth.
  10. From what I read, he was loaned from the Edmonton Drillers to the Accelerators for the two mini games.
  11. I am glad that Canada got a friendly with Costa Rica on September 12th. I wish they would get one before the Gold Cup. Is Brazil or Argentina availiable? lol
  12. To further this, the Winnipeg Sun, has an article about the signing of Harris. Apparently this guy has scored a lot of goals in his time. Unfortunately he was not used often on the Jamaican national team, during the 1998 WCQ and the 1998 WC. http://www.winnipegsun.com/Sports/OtherSports/2007/03/21/3796521-sun.html
  13. I just read in today's Winnipeg Free Press that the Winnipeg Alliance FC just signed Wolde Harris, the ex New England Revolution, Colorado Rapids striker to play for them for the two showcase games. Good stuff. I have heard of the guy. Pretty decent player from what I saw from him when he played in MLS a few years back.
  14. I am glad to hear that this game is getting good word of mouth. I have watched more of the outdoor game then indoor so, I am not totally familiar with the indoor game in some aspects. I really look forward to this game though. However that damn turf looks so ugly that has been used. And as well, what about those goals, they look so short and stubby. It will be hard to tell if a goal goes in because their is hardly any distance from the crease to the back of the net. I have bought my ticket and will be at the phone booth on April 1st.
  15. Here is hoping the game gets a good reception. Untill last week, I saw no posters anywhere. Then last week, around the MTS Centre, I saw two posters, one near City Place/MTS Centre Concourse, and the other at the MTS Centre entrance. I hope it gets a good crowd, but I am not pinning my hopes on it. Although, Edmonton got somewhat of a decent crowd. If the game in Winnipeg gets more then 2000, then I will be pleasently surprised.
  16. I agree. I think that the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup should be held somewhere else. Canada anyone??
  17. Boy how the mighty have fallen. Darn Shame. Holger deserves better.
  18. What? Is this true? Rene Simones the new coach of the Canadian MNT?? Unreal. Never in a million years did I think that quite possibly the CSA could pull this off. I have said numerous times that instead of always hiring either a North American/European coach, why not take a chance and hire a Latin American coach for the MNT. It is about time. This guy is knowledgable about the CONCACAF region. Also a Latin American coach for the MNT will help give the side how to better grasp the Central American style of play, that is especially needed to beat the Central American sides in CONCACAF and
  19. Actually from what people are saying who went to the game, 2000 is not bad. I guess, perhaps maybe they might be slightly disapointed they did not get the 4000-6000 they wanted to. As for the MTS centre and indoor soccer section from a little booklet that was in the Winnipeg Free Press when the MTS Centre opened in November of 2004 said the following: "The building will aslo be capable of hosting tennis competitions, as well as indoor football, soccer or lacrosse should the need ever arise" "We've got all kinds of flexability with non-hockey and non-ice events, like big-tire or
  20. Boy that is one ugly piece of turf. Where was the crowd as well? Quite small. Even though I am planning to go to the Winnipeg game April 1st, this league could possibly be done faster then a tv dinner. Not a good start at all for the CMISL.
  21. I would love to go to Miami fellas, but one problem is that.... My scheduled vacation time is from June 11-25th. Maybe I can fit it in. I will see.
  22. I agree. The BARE Minimum is that this team MUST make it to the second round at least. I am contemplating about writing a letter to the CSA on expressing my demands as well. Hopefully if they get into the second round, perhaps maybe they can make it to the QF game in Houston. I am planning to go to Houston for the Gold Cup again this summer. That or Chicago or Los Angeles, via bus.
  23. I would love to see the USA get it in 2018. Europe gets it too frequently, but if their is one Euro country that deserves to host the WC, it is England. With the new stadiums they have, I would be happy if they got it. However, I would prefer that the 2014 WC stays in South America. They have not hosted one since 1978.
  24. Any one going to the April 1st Winnipeg game @ the MTS Centre with Winnipeg against Edmonton? I hope the name for the Winnipeg team is not dorky. I am planning on buying my ticket in March.
  25. I cant wait to find out who will be coaching the Winnipeg team as well as what the new team name will be. I hope that they dont pick some corny name. I saw how much tickets are for the game in Edmonton. I am not sure if $27 for an adult ticket is a fair price. Does that include a youth ticket? If not, then I am not sure people will pay much for the game that is not a soccer fan that might be curious. Does any one know how much it will be for the Winnipeg Game on April 1st? Any one planning on going??
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