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    Soro17 got a reaction from Acid-Tone in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    Well, with 90% humidity, a non-existent midfield and an rapidly deteriorating 2nd half performance in the first game back after 4 months, I can't come up with any scenario (except I suppose the MDS dreamworld) where you would leave 1 sub on the bench, let alone 2.    
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    Soro17 got a reaction from shamrock in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    Well, with 90% humidity, a non-existent midfield and an rapidly deteriorating 2nd half performance in the first game back after 4 months, I can't come up with any scenario (except I suppose the MDS dreamworld) where you would leave 1 sub on the bench, let alone 2.    
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    Soro17 got a reaction from BCM in David Norman Jr.   
    My understanding is that Verhoeven bailed on them. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Bison44 in David Norman Jr.   
    Sorry, I read your comment to mean that you believed Rose had to get his minutes. So, we are in agreement! Except with the bit about MDS being in the hot seat. As much as he should be, I don’t think he is. I think the Caps have an honest (if not naive) belief that the new technical director and some scouts will be enough to turn things around. 
    Anyway, best to David Norman at PFC and Miami, I was looking forward to seeing him play for the Caps. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Northvansteve in David Norman Jr.   
    Sadly not. I know he was injured for most of the season, but surely could have topped Andy Rose’s mediocre performances of recent weeks. Especially with the fixture congestion. 
    The lack of opportunity for youngsters at this club drives me crazy. It is no wonder an ever growing list appear to be choosing to leave rather than stick around.  
    It will be interesting to see if a kid like Khabibullah walks rather than sign an MLS deal.  I expect he’ll follow the path of Froese, Adekugbe, Chung, Campbell and Verhoeven and get out of town.
     
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    Soro17 got a reaction from toontownman in Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread   
    I believe he was just coming off an injury that kept him out for a few months. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Bison44 in Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread   
    I believe he was just coming off an injury that kept him out for a few months. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Jith12 in Aramis Kouzine   
    I used to follow quite closely, but not lately. The war in the east has thrown the whole league off kilter. At least three teams don’t play at home and are based elsewhere.  Traditionally strong teams like Dnipro (relegated due to financial fair play penalties and now in the amateur leagues) and Metalist Kharkiv are in turmoil. For some reason teams that should be strong like Chornomorers Odessa and Karpaty Lviv can never get their act together. Karpaty is a real mystery - they have a great stadium and great fans, but are always garbage.  The league has contracted down to 12 teams (I think they used to have 16) to create more parity. There is at least one club folding or merging every year it seems. From a quality perspective, Dynamo and Shakhtar buy up pretty much every quality young player in the country and then loan them out. They dominate the league in a way the Celtic and Rangers do, so the comparison is apt. On a whole, I would rate the Ukrainian league above Scotland and Shakhtar and Dynamo are certainly better than Celtic and Rangers have been lately. Ukraine also continues to have excellent youth teams and Shakhtar and Dynamo (in particular) are starting to play more young Ukrainians and less Brazilian imports. At the recent U20 world cup, Konoplia and Buletsa were outstanding and are ones to watch. Sorry for the Ukrainian soccer blather. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Reign in Aramis Kouzine   
    I used to follow quite closely, but not lately. The war in the east has thrown the whole league off kilter. At least three teams don’t play at home and are based elsewhere.  Traditionally strong teams like Dnipro (relegated due to financial fair play penalties and now in the amateur leagues) and Metalist Kharkiv are in turmoil. For some reason teams that should be strong like Chornomorers Odessa and Karpaty Lviv can never get their act together. Karpaty is a real mystery - they have a great stadium and great fans, but are always garbage.  The league has contracted down to 12 teams (I think they used to have 16) to create more parity. There is at least one club folding or merging every year it seems. From a quality perspective, Dynamo and Shakhtar buy up pretty much every quality young player in the country and then loan them out. They dominate the league in a way the Celtic and Rangers do, so the comparison is apt. On a whole, I would rate the Ukrainian league above Scotland and Shakhtar and Dynamo are certainly better than Celtic and Rangers have been lately. Ukraine also continues to have excellent youth teams and Shakhtar and Dynamo (in particular) are starting to play more young Ukrainians and less Brazilian imports. At the recent U20 world cup, Konoplia and Buletsa were outstanding and are ones to watch. Sorry for the Ukrainian soccer blather. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from El Diego in Aramis Kouzine   
    I used to follow quite closely, but not lately. The war in the east has thrown the whole league off kilter. At least three teams don’t play at home and are based elsewhere.  Traditionally strong teams like Dnipro (relegated due to financial fair play penalties and now in the amateur leagues) and Metalist Kharkiv are in turmoil. For some reason teams that should be strong like Chornomorers Odessa and Karpaty Lviv can never get their act together. Karpaty is a real mystery - they have a great stadium and great fans, but are always garbage.  The league has contracted down to 12 teams (I think they used to have 16) to create more parity. There is at least one club folding or merging every year it seems. From a quality perspective, Dynamo and Shakhtar buy up pretty much every quality young player in the country and then loan them out. They dominate the league in a way the Celtic and Rangers do, so the comparison is apt. On a whole, I would rate the Ukrainian league above Scotland and Shakhtar and Dynamo are certainly better than Celtic and Rangers have been lately. Ukraine also continues to have excellent youth teams and Shakhtar and Dynamo (in particular) are starting to play more young Ukrainians and less Brazilian imports. At the recent U20 world cup, Konoplia and Buletsa were outstanding and are ones to watch. Sorry for the Ukrainian soccer blather. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread   
    The Friends opened a smaller version of this in North Van. They wanted to do something bigger, but had trouble finding a warehouse with the right zoning at the right price (land is a bit scarce on the North Shore). When I last chatted with them, the North Van place was pretty much fully booked by academy teams and gold level teams from the local clubs. I suspect this facility will be a scaled up version of the North Van one, will get excellent community use and probably has a solid stand-alone business case supporting it. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from ktf in Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread   
    The Friends opened a smaller version of this in North Van. They wanted to do something bigger, but had trouble finding a warehouse with the right zoning at the right price (land is a bit scarce on the North Shore). When I last chatted with them, the North Van place was pretty much fully booked by academy teams and gold level teams from the local clubs. I suspect this facility will be a scaled up version of the North Van one, will get excellent community use and probably has a solid stand-alone business case supporting it. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Obinna in Gold Cup 2019   
    That game looked like a lot of fun and was basically a home game for Haiti. Played at 2 pm in an empty stadium in Texas and I bet Haiti doesn't win. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from CanadaFan123 in Gold Cup - June 19th 2019 - Canada vs Mexico   
    Your point is bang on. Unfortunately for Canada that first injury was key to them winning the game. Guardado came on, was fantastic (as usual) and was in the middle of everything dangerous they did. Gutierrez isn’t a special player like Guardado is and he was not missed. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from apbsmith in Gold Cup - June 19th 2019 - Canada vs Mexico   
    Your point is bang on. Unfortunately for Canada that first injury was key to them winning the game. Guardado came on, was fantastic (as usual) and was in the middle of everything dangerous they did. Gutierrez isn’t a special player like Guardado is and he was not missed. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Addona in Gold Cup - June 19th 2019 - Canada vs Mexico   
    Were we still down a man with cornelius injured when they scored? Mexico seemed to put the pedal down as soon as they realized we were short a centre back. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from apbsmith in Gold Cup - June 19th 2019 - Canada vs Mexico   
    Were we still down a man with cornelius injured when they scored? Mexico seemed to put the pedal down as soon as they realized we were short a centre back. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from LeoH037 in 2019 Women's World Cup   
    Agreed. Not missing Noel Butler sounding like he has a bag of marbles in his mouth while muttering banalities through his snaggle teeth  
    Just rewatched the highlights of Norway 12 - Honduras 0 from the U20 world cup and can confirm it is possible to run up the score for goal difference purposes without over-the-top celebrations. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from BCM in CONCACAF U-20 Championship (November 2018)   
    Honduras down 9 - buzz. Aland with 7 for Norway! Fantastic! 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from johnyb in CONCACAF U-20 Championship (November 2018)   
    Honduras down 9 - buzz. Aland with 7 for Norway! Fantastic! 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Sigma78 in CONCACAF U-20 Championship (November 2018)   
    Not looking good for Concacaf at the U20 world cup. The US lost to Ukraine (slava ukraina!), Mexico has lost its first two matches and Honduras lost 5-0 to New Zealand! Panama did manage a draw... 
     
     
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    Soro17 got a reaction from canta15 in CONCACAF U-20 Championship (November 2018)   
    Not looking good for Concacaf at the U20 world cup. The US lost to Ukraine (slava ukraina!), Mexico has lost its first two matches and Honduras lost 5-0 to New Zealand! Panama did manage a draw... 
     
     
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Lofty in CPL bilingualism   
    Pretty simple I think. It is a business and there is no team in Quebec, or anywhere with a meaningful Francophone population (with apologies to the 50,000 Franco-Manitobans and the good people of St. Albert). Once there is a team in those markets, things will change. This isn’t a government subsidized entity with cash to burn. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from afun in CPL bilingualism   
    Pretty simple I think. It is a business and there is no team in Quebec, or anywhere with a meaningful Francophone population (with apologies to the 50,000 Franco-Manitobans and the good people of St. Albert). Once there is a team in those markets, things will change. This isn’t a government subsidized entity with cash to burn. 
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    Soro17 got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread   
    I wonder if we will be able to stream via the City of Langford webcam. 
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