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Everything posted by davey_twelve

  1. Anyone have a comprehensive list yet of where all the Canadians in MLS are playing? Last year there were Canadians getting minutes on 8 teams but I think there's more than that this year.
  2. I'm excited to have a healthy De Jong but Blake Smith quietly had a really good season last year. De Jong isn't coming in to replace a weak area. Younger players have the most room to grow from one season to the next so it's really hard to predict what kind of team Pacific turns up with in April. Anyone know what to expect from Kah in terms of style of play? Silverbauer definitely had a distinct approach...
  3. Didn't see too much of Legault but he seemed to struggle with staying disciplined - being caught out of position and taking unnecessary fouls. I think he finished with the second most cautions even though he barely played. Hernandez was pretty good, especially in the first half of the season before he was injured. Out on the wing is probably where Pacific is strongest so it might be best for him to move on.
  4. Ouch! Defence could be an even bigger problem next year. I figured Smith would be gone but he'll be missed. He had a really good season here.
  5. Yeah really strong first half where our possession dominated. Attractive football but couldn't maintain it for the full 90.
  6. Once again putting an attacker in the backline ahead of a defender works for Pacific. NV did pretty well as a LB.
  7. Yeah McCurdy looked better than in the past but I think Staro is still a lot better than him. I don't think we've had consecutive games with the preferred back 4 starting together.
  8. Unbeaten in 3! Curious to see what kind of team Forge brings next week...
  9. No I don't think so either. Still, surprising how much mileage that team is getting out of such a young midfield 3.
  10. This LAFC team is so relentless. Between the talent on the team and the superb training they're liking putting in, Kaye is in a great spot right now. He was given a bit of time to rest last night and Nguyen, who replaced him, did not play well at all which bodes well for MAK.
  11. Last game before summer ends, a lot of families are back from vacations now before the September rush.
  12. What were other key points from the event? I was unfortunately unable to attend...
  13. Expect a set piece goal from Edmonton. Pacific struggles with Edmonton's size and they're missing their better CBs.
  14. Fair enough. At this point in the season I'm good with Silberbauer. He has a vision for how he wants his team to the play and will make the difficult choices to implement it. Once more players return from being injured I expect the defence to look better but overall he's done well and I'm hoping he stays on.
  15. https://www.canadiansoccernews.com/forums/topic/76964-poll-whos-the-first-manager-to-get-the-boot/ Granted a lot of these votes are probably from people just looking at standings. It'd be disappointing to see that much turnover in the roster. My guess is we won't lose more than two of the U21s by the start of next year. Contract situations will be a big factor though so I probably shouldn't start guessing yet. Any thoughts on who you think won't be around - and why?
  16. I'm curious about the contract information too. Not just the youngsters but the frequently injured vets as well. As good as some of the young players have looked this season I don't think any of them have shown near enough consistency to make a move upward. I know people are disappointed with Silberbauer, but as far as developing young players goes, he gives playing time based on merit and lets players try positive, attractive soccer. Look at how Verhoven has played at RB these last few games, lots of coaches discourage a defender taking opponents on in their own half. I think most of the young core will be around next season.
  17. Passing was shockingly bad by Pacific tonight. Gotta be a lot better if you want to be a possession based team.
  18. https://www.timescolonist.com/sports/help-arrives-for-young-pacific-fc-squad-1.23887634 Hoping we don't concede 3 again. The backline should be better with Staro and Gonzalez expected to start. I think it will be a tough game for Campbell as he seems to struggle with fixture congestion.
  19. With 3 games in the next 7 days Pacific desperately need players returning to full health.
  20. I'm curious if they will. The entire starting backline is out injured for an unknown amount of time. If a couple players return in the next couple weeks things look better.
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