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  1. Isn't Eustaquio a #10? Never seen him play tho.
  2. I see no reason not to have academies. Even if they don't "in real life" for sure each of the CPL clubs will have affiliations with local clubs from which they will sign players. 100% PFC will be in regular talks with Wave FC, and at the PDL level working with Highlanders if not also TSS for youth recruitment and development. PFC will probably develop it's own youth academy as pay-to-play is expected here anyway outside the Whitecaps (and kids pay to play in their lower level academies anyway).
  3. People keep calling this The Golden Generation. It might be. It might. But how about we actually beat A Real Team first and see if these kids are any good. Very young and inexperienced. Unlikely they can win in Central America yet. Gold Cup will be a great warm-up. But that we've been playing just 1 game during the NL matches and not getting in games for these kids in Central America or at least the Caribbean during these last two windows is a mistake, I fear.
  4. Davies MUST leave Vancouver on or exceptionally near his 18th bday. Any Euro club. Any! Ok freak out over. He'd be best served going to Germany. As much as I'd love to see a Canadian thrive at Man Utd, he won't. Although he is certainly a Mourinho-type - I think, I know, he'd be found out. Let him go to Germany. They will have more patience, and he'll get into a team.
  5. Have a CIS draft. NCAA players that aren't selected to MLS can contact CPL clubs like any other player in any other country. Each CPL team will have some sort of youth development system - either their own academy or a link with the local leagues to scout and sign players at the older teen ages.
  6. No contact with players and clubs? How many debuts did Zambrano hand out? Maybe he wasn't in touch with players he deemed not good enough. No games? Since when does the coach set the games schedule?
  7. Cloverdale would be a disaster. No one from Vancouver would attend - how many would drive from there? Few, at best.
  8. Yes I think there should be a draft. But, I don't understand why you think it would not be at first but rather they would introduce it later? That's completely backwards. At first the league will not have the scouting system, nor youth academies far enough along, to sign players in an open system. Much like USA the draft will serve those few top players that weren't able to access a youth academy, or are late bloomers. UBC has been making some impressive "signings" lately (particularly from Whitecaps) - yes it's the best school from an education perspective, but my guess is because they all expect a draft to occur and UBC to be a top draft target for CPL teams.
  9. CSA doesn't rely on USSF coaching courses at all - that people choose to attend them is their decision. CSA offers all the necessary courses to coach in Canada.
  10. If I am not mistaken some of the Whitecaps youth and senior coaches have been involved in this.
  11. I voted Tomori. Tabla is potentially much more exciting but we need a CB!
  12. Yes a player has responsibility to do everything they can to develop. But, at what point do serious questions need to be asked of the Whitecaps development system that they are merely developing USL-level players, and have been since the academy started.
  13. it's got nothing to do with "little success" son. Take a step back and think a minute.
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