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  1. 6 hours ago, CanadaFan123 said:

    We didn't really .. I don't think ES had many chances but Larin hit the bar and had a half chance in injury time as well. This current MNT would have lit ES up.

    The ES A-squad staged a mini strike against their federation so they fielded a B/C squad. Of course Floro goes ahead and sets up ultra defensively to secure the 0-0 draw. That was one in many spirit crushing CMNT moments.

  2. 1 minute ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

    Think they underestimated the quality of the MLS contingent but still a job to do here. Was it Ecuador comfortable qualification was thrown away against in the Gold Cup many years ago with two late goals conceded?

    They did have a fondness for MAK for some reason. But ya they did seem to overlook most of the roster if they we're not from major Euro clubs. 

    BTW I like that guy, he isn't a total homer. A reasonable fan that gave 60-40 advantage to Canada.

  3. 2 hours ago, Obinna said:

    I think it’s probably get there first and worry about what’s to come afterwards. Suriname is going to be very tough and all the energy and planning goes into that.

    Suriname is a much greater threat as its only 1 game, they are a well balanced and professional squad. On paper they have more quality than Honduras and Panama with players featuring in squads from the Bundesliga, Turkey and Eredivisie. While the latter are mostly domestic and MLS these days. Over 2 games Canada is heavy favorites against any of these opponents but a one off at a neutral venue is nerve wracking. 

    Can take some comfort in the fact that they haven't looked all that dominant, they beat Bermuda by a good margin but were gifted goals and converted on all their few chances. Against Bermuda Canada had 26 shots  while Suriname had 10ish while playing in front of a home crowd against a weaker Bermuda squad.

    Suriname hasn't shown anything like what Canada flexed when they subbed on Davies, David and Larin. It was dominance where the opposition couldn't get the ball passed half. 

  4. Watched the full Suriname vs Bermuda game. Strange strategy but Bermuda pretty much pressed all game long while Suriname countered to the wings. Suriname pretty much scored on every chance they got. Its strange, wasn't a dominant 6-0 win.  More like Bermuda gave up 4 goals by pressing up field at a terrible or with crazy backline errors. 

  5. 5 minutes ago, Tyson M said:

    If you had to pick a spot on the field to have someone who hasn't played but is experienced wouldn't it be GK? I mean Hahn is 6'6" has played 100ish Eredivisie games and likely has quality having been signed by Anderlecht(and thus has trained with them). I think he would probably make Canada as a 3rd. 

     

     

    It’s similar to the eloy room scenario. He was a backup in the eridivisie making no appearances all of 18/19. Had a good gold cup showing to earn an offer from Columbus. So it really is hard to assess a gk based only on their season stats.

    Hahn’s resume would suggest he is at least the level of an mls starting gk.

  6. 1 minute ago, archer21 said:

    It really is a crazy story. I looked up his stats on wiki and it says in 2017 he played 27 games for Swope Park without scoring a goal. Is that a mistake? Incredible comeback if that is true, you’d think he’d be out of opportunities after that.

    Was thinking he used to play at left back in the past. I clicked through some 2017 game sheets, found him at LB as suspected in one game, LW in another game. So ya would have expected to chip in a few goals. 

  7. 35 minutes ago, youllneverwalkalone said:

    Lower table England have been spending a ton in Belgium lately. 

    Aston Villa paid Genk a fee of 22 million Euro for Moraes a 22 year old Brazilian forward that had 17 Goals in 48 Matches and 13 in 44 the year before. This winter window they also paid 8.5 million Euro to Genk again for a 27 year old attacker that has 10 goals in 28 matches, 32 in 51 year before.

    David is at 22 goals in 37 matches, already surpassing Moraes production. Granted there are of course some non goal scoring aspects to consider but the sort of baseline from Belgium would have David given his age and production at minimum 35 million Euro.

    Another consideration is he has only been in a professional environment while in Belgium, his growth has been accelerating steeply. If you put him in an even better environment (a la Davies at Bayern) then how much more would the development ramp up?

  8. A side effect of this new ridiculous way to qualify for the Hex will likely be no team close to the cutoff line (3-10) will want to schedule away friendlies that put them at any disadvantage, especially against other Hex-potential rivals. Thats why I dont think nations like Panama or Trinidad would accept accept a friendly in Canada. Nor would they accept a low drawing US based match like the January camp. 

    I feel the most likely out of the list above is 2 matches vs Antigua and Barbuda in Florida.

     

  9. 9 hours ago, CanadianSoccerFan said:

    Jamaica is the team to play.  Their ranking is enormously inflated and they'll likely field a weakened side.  Beating them is worth 6 points

    Jamaica is a very good team when they can pull in their full England contingent. But they only show traditionally only show up on big occasions.  For a March friendly they will get at best a B team, even  more likely a C team with NA based players. So if they agreed to a friendly would be a good bet.

  10. How can you choose to reclassify a friendly as a training match days before though? That doesn't seem fair. Should be whatever was scheduled as, training match or friendly stays.

    Way too easy to game point this way.

    • Oh we have injuries and cant field our best A team Training Match!
    • Oh Concacaf is stupid and is now gifting us the Hex Training Matc

    If the request was actually denied. its more likely Iceland wanted to keep it as an offial Friendly and not that FIFA denied the request. 

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