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    tmcmurph got a reaction from yothat in Adam Straith   
    All in favour of it IF it is actually going to happen. I've seen nothing in 5 years since the CSA put its first 1 year moratorium in place to make me think it will happen. So the question becomes #6. How long before we admit it's not going to happen? That would be my question to you and any others.
    IMHO that ship sailed in 2007 when our largest market joined the MLS. Now that Vancouver and Montreal are in MLS it is so over and done that I fail to see the point of stalling further NASL/USL teams for secondary markets. All that does is deprive Canadian players of playing opportunities at D2/3 level.
    Our 3 largest markets are gone. I fail to see how any league can survive without them or in competition with them.
    TFC may be the best thing that has happened to soccer in Canada in a long time but it was the death knell for any serious Canadian league to emerge. Here again just my opinion.
     
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    tmcmurph got a reaction from Free kick in Contributions to MNT by our Academies   
    Larin is the only consistent starter in that group. To be a player who can make a difference for the CMNT we need to consider that a minimum level. Take and hold a starting position in MLS or equivalent Euro/SA league.
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    tmcmurph got a reaction from shamrock in Contributions to MNT by our Academies   
    I wouldn't say they went backwards in development as much as there was a huge gap between where most of the academy players were and the higher level of MLS compared to NASL. Without that USL team a lot were left floundering in no man's land. Not good enough for the first team but no other options for lots of playing time needed to develop. A true catch-22 if there ever was one. The loss of Thomas Niendorf was a huge blow that took them several years to recover from. 
    Rennie was coach from 2011-2013. The academy was started in 2007 so it was only 4-6 years old. In that time Sam Adekugbe was brought on at the end of the season. The rest were not ready yet. Robbo has the luxury of a steady stream of players coming up and a USL team to verify their abilities in before exposing them to MLS. Much better situation.
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    tmcmurph got a reaction from soccerlife in Adam Straith   
    All in favour of it IF it is actually going to happen. I've seen nothing in 5 years since the CSA put its first 1 year moratorium in place to make me think it will happen. So the question becomes #6. How long before we admit it's not going to happen? That would be my question to you and any others.
    IMHO that ship sailed in 2007 when our largest market joined the MLS. Now that Vancouver and Montreal are in MLS it is so over and done that I fail to see the point of stalling further NASL/USL teams for secondary markets. All that does is deprive Canadian players of playing opportunities at D2/3 level.
    Our 3 largest markets are gone. I fail to see how any league can survive without them or in competition with them.
    TFC may be the best thing that has happened to soccer in Canada in a long time but it was the death knell for any serious Canadian league to emerge. Here again just my opinion.
     
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    tmcmurph got a reaction from SoccerfanCAN in Canada-Belize (R)   
    I've never understood smoking the field. Some claim it makes it hard for the other team's keeper but it also makes it hard for our players to breath and see what they are doing. Dumb all around IMHO.
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    tmcmurph reacted to Soccerpro in Bryce Alderson   
    This ^

    Nowhere in the world are players expected to go from 18 year old academy players to 1st team starters in top leagues in one year.

    The missing lower level team is so crucial.
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    tmcmurph reacted to VWFC in Bryce Alderson   
    I see the other side of the coin, the process and the long term plan.  You want it now.  It's all been said before, not sure what else I can add that you havent already heard.
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    tmcmurph reacted to An Observer in Bryce Alderson   
    I personally think the big missing piece has been the absence of a usl side. No matter the talent a player has, it is really difficult to make the jump from u18 to mls. very few players can do it. So I think with these sides likely starting next year for all 3 mls sides, you will see more Canadians make the jump over the next few years.
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    tmcmurph reacted to VWFC in Bryce Alderson   
    So your point is the Caps cut 3 players who are now bench players on teams in lower leagues than MLS?
     
    This has to stop, this thread is cringeworthy.  If you're a true CMNT supporters than be pleased for this.  Masster said it best - this is best for the player.  It gives Alderson the opportunity to go play somewhere where he isnt stuck behind 3 very good and very young DM and get regular playing time.
     
    All the best to him and good luck to him. 
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    tmcmurph reacted to shamrock in Bryce Alderson   
    Well, then it's up to those exceptional young Canadians to prove WC wrong. Maybe Alderson can be the first to do so...
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    tmcmurph got a reaction from A_Gagne in Kianz Froese   
    Congratulations to Kianz. 
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