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aloyol last won the day on November 5 2018

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  1. We tied Austria and Iran in 2013 (last time we qualified). In 2011, we tied England and Rwanda (a win against Rwanda would've seen us through to the 1/16 round).
  2. It's always difficult to judge the quality of U17 teams but if this was the real WC, I would be pretty happy with this group. I would expect us to be able to be competitive with Angola and New Zealand.
  3. Yes we have some attacking power like we ve never had before but we are still Canada and need to play our best player in a must win game. What if their keeper pulls a "Jonny Placide" on us and we can't score while we conceed a weak goal? Let's also remember that our defense looked shacky against Martinique and we needed Borjan to pull some excellent saves. I can see Cuba getting some quality chances today too. I say, let's play our best 11 because we could regret it.
  4. This "we must rest Borjan" is a curious trend....
  5. Corona has never played a WC game so Mexico never did this in a WC. Can you find a tournament where they did this? Maybe they can afflrd this in the GC....
  6. But we are speaking about goalkeeping here. Borjan isn't running 10 miles per game, so not sure why he would need a rest. I would argue that in most tournaments I've followed over the years (WC, Euro or GC), I don't remember seeing a back up keeper playing in a game where his team needed a result unless the starting keeper was injured or suspended. Rotating field players is one thing, rotating your keepers in such tournaments is unseen or very rare in soccer. I would also add that the difference between Milan and Max is an important one in term of quality/experience.
  7. If we need a result against Cuba, there's no way we should be playing our back up goalie. We needed Borjan to be in top form against Martinique to avoid a tricky second half (which would've been if Martinique had tied the game in late first half). Unless we are already through, the Cuba game isn't the one to be kind and nice to your back up keeper even if he's in good form at the club level.
  8. I don't think it's Atiba, it's his son, Noah Hutchinson, that we are cap tying at 4 years old. Good move.
  9. I've been looking for a confirmation for this game but haven't found anything. Couldn't see it on the CSA calendar.... Is there some kind of confirmation?
  10. I saw the game and it was a nice fight between 2 evenly matched teams. Except for the first 15 min of the second half where CR dominated us, I thought our team was well organized and was able to create a few nice chances. I didn't see anything that was an indication that we were poorly coached. I don't expect our youth team to go against CR and dominate the game from start to finish. Like I said, it was 50-50 affair IMHO. Since I don't know much about the players, I can't really comment on the players selection as well. I also feel like overall, the team did what it had to do, qualifyng second from the group stage, beating Curucao and getting to the PK's agaisnt a tough opponent in order to qualify for the WC. Nothing to complain really.
  11. Agree with your analysis of the game, that's pretty much what I saw. But what about this last phrase? Congrats to JH but nothing for Olivieri??? Is it forbidden to be positive about the head coach who led these players to a World Cup? Anyways, congrats to everyone involved with this team, specially the players! Always nice to see a Canadian team qualifying for a WC!
  12. Sorry, I thought you mean he wasn't agressive enough on the last play, which I think he was but don't really mind against FG. I don't think the pass to Piette was casual, a good back pass by Piette and it's an easy clearance for Milan, not a 50-50. Anyways, I'm glad this happened at this stage
  13. I m pretty sure Milan would go all out to clear a ball like that in a crucial WCQ. I m kind of glad he didn t do it yesterday because it s the kind of play where you see keepers getting badly injured.
  14. It s one thing to play games at the same time a NT is playing but it’s another to play a friendly against a NT. It benefits both the club and the NT and it’s a unique experience for the players. Of course, things would be different if we were talking about stronger teams but I doubt CR or Honduras would be looking at this kind of friendlies prior to playing Canada.
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