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JesseDart

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  1. Texas? You're kidding right? I resent the blanket statement of all Salvadorians belonging to MS-13. Texas would have probably the same number of Salvadorian supporters as any other city in a State sharing a border with Mexico. Anyway, it's not like Canada wouldn't be used to it by now. What home advantage do we have? Artificial turf, jet lag, cold, 2 over the last year (10 plus) games in Canada etc. these things affect our players as much as it affects them. Better they get used to playing in hostile environments.
  2. According to El Grafico, a daily sports paper in El Salvador, Canada might play El Salvador in July or August in San Francisco or Los Angeles. It all depends on the promoters securing venue bookings. http://www.elgrafico.com/index.php?art=18699
  3. Canada should start planning for the qualifiers by playing games with: USA, Paraguay, Chile or Colombia to prepare for Mexico Guatemala, El Salvador or Costa Rica to prepare for Honduras Venezuela, Haiti or Trinidad & Tobago to prepare for Jamaica The opposition suggested are not identical teams, but they have similar styles or quality, athleticism and physicality to the real opponents. These can be mutually beneficial fixtures that can be cost shared or sponsored in order to save costs. Of course, we don't know if these teams will benefit from playing us, but the CSA must ask the question quickly. By the way we have only played twice in Canada in the last 12 months. We have had a total of 15 fixtures...
  4. In a Salvadoran site, a Washington DC Promoter talks about how he is tring to line up a game vs. Canada. Any ideas where? De lo que sí le gusta hablar es de organizar partidos. Incluso comentó que "por el momento, no tenemos otro partido. Hay posibilidades en Florida, estábamos buscando con Canadá, justo está en esa zona donde harían la pretemporada, pero hay que ver" http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/nota/nota_completa.asp?idCat=6377&idArt=2235701
  5. Okay you've twisted my arm. I'll take the Saskatchewan post.
  6. Has anyone heard anything about this rumour?
  7. because is not a fifa member, the loss does not count against the rankings
  8. Put the oney where it makes sense. If we have a good chance for success then money should be put into it. At this point, with the quality of players we have in Europe and given the high profile of the Men's World Cup. it makes sense to direct it there.
  9. here is alink to avery nice single table that breaks down the play-off qualification: http://www.rrac.net/singletablemls/ The only thing that I see wrong is that (I might be wrong) I think the CONCACAF Champions' Cup awards 2 spots to the US. But I am not sure how that works, if it's !st and 2nd overall, or 1st and 1st (as in the the top team in each conference) or the the Supporters' Shield Champ and the MLS Cup Champ, or the overall Champ and the Open Cup Champ? I don't know.
  10. Will this be a case-building argument for not signing Canadian Players to TFC. And to meet the quata, fill it up with development players that are less likely to be called on international duty? After all, who wants to lose their best players and risk them to injury on International duties?
  11. So then, if I understand correctly, the CSA is funded by the Provincial Associations, so it has to do what they want. Essentially, our World Cup aspirations in terms of budget, friendlies, preparations, etc, hinge on weather little Jimmy from Saskatchewan, petit Jacques, from Quebec, and Liam from Nova Scotia pay their registration fees. So then, the solution seems simple in my oppinion. Dissolve all Provincial Associations. Set up CSA offices across all cities and have them run soccer from U-4 to Pro. Get rid of meaningless All-star competitions and promote the Club model. Clubs will recruit and improve their player development program and the CSA will dedicate itself to Providing the conditions for Meaningful competitions and scouting. Maybe this is too crazy for them, but it makes sense to me.
  12. So then, if I understand correctly, the CSA is funded by the Provincial Associations, so it has to do what they want. Essentially, our World Cup aspirations in terms of budget, friendlies, preparations, etc, hinge on weather little Jimmy from Saskatchewan, petit Jacques, from Quebec, and Liam from Nova Scotia pay their registration fees. So then, the solution seems simple in my oppinion. Dissolve all Provincial Associations. Set up CSA offices across all cities and have them run soccer from U-4 to Pro. Get rid of meaningless All-star competitions and promote the Club model. Clubs will recruit and improve their player development program and the CSA will dedicate itself to Providing the conditions for Meaningful competitions and scouting. Maybe this is too crazy for them, but it makes sense to me.
  13. I often see posts referring to rifts between the Provinces and the CSA. It suggests a power struggle of sorts, but what is at the heart of this? What is this rift over really and this power that the provinces have is often blamed for the lack of progress. Someone with some insight explain please...
  14. hueeeew!! Okay, I feel much better now. I was starting to worry.
  15. That's precisely his job. He is the business guy here. The position you are talking about is the Technical Director - he is the guy in charge of developing the talent. The CEO is the Business guy who handles the Money Deals (erm.. Sponsorship) and the Marketing of the Game as a viable investment and enterntainment (erm... Media). At least that's my understanding of his role. Perhaps the CSA should explain exactly what the position's duties are. I I agree with you. But how do you do that if you are worried about little Tommy's playing 4x4 and the coaching ratio is no grater that 8 to 1? That is not the CEO's responsibilities. Instead, getting the regular friendlies and arranging for our top players to be available through Club relations and getting the Media to cover the games so we can watch them and follow the progress of the team in the paper. These are the dutie I would expect the CEO make sure are in place. Sure, once we hire a TD, I'd expect the CEO to say that the grassroots is developing fine, etc. etc. But for him to go around holding U8 coaching clinics is patently absurd (I'm having fun by the way) SF - I'm just having fun with all of this. I find your points valid as well.
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