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    RickC got a reaction from toontownman in OneSoccer   
    Well, of all the sports I've seen, I'd say Formula 1 is up there as one of the least impacted. It's been a wild season so far too. As to basketball, I only know it's actually NBA because my son doesn't have the PS4 controller in his hands. Usually, he and his friends prefer NBA 2K20. I haven't yet decided what to do about the Collective and One Soccer but expect we'll at least get One Soccer for this season.
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    RickC got a reaction from Bigcountry90 in Barrie's Grassroots Soccer Movement   
    Received the above press release via email as one of my boys is with a Barrie Soccer club rep team. So, lots of locals will know about this launch. I don't think it's stated anywhere on the club's website, but 1812 refers to when Barrie was settled during the War of 1812. Looking forward to next summer!
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    RickC got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in General Discussion on CMNT   
    A blast from the past...Lyndon Hooper was on a Zoom meeting with my son's U11 soccer club today. He gave a recap of how he started playing soccer, got onto provincial teams, went pro, made it onto the CMNT, helped with World Cup qualifiers, went to Birmingham City. Really nice to hear from a former player. One of the highlights of his career was going through the tunnel and stepping out into Azteca Stadium, hearing the crowd of 100k going wild (obviously not for him!). Still involved in the game too.
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    RickC got a reaction from red card in General Discussion on CMNT   
    A blast from the past...Lyndon Hooper was on a Zoom meeting with my son's U11 soccer club today. He gave a recap of how he started playing soccer, got onto provincial teams, went pro, made it onto the CMNT, helped with World Cup qualifiers, went to Birmingham City. Really nice to hear from a former player. One of the highlights of his career was going through the tunnel and stepping out into Azteca Stadium, hearing the crowd of 100k going wild (obviously not for him!). Still involved in the game too.
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    RickC got a reaction from johnyb in General Discussion on CMNT   
    A blast from the past...Lyndon Hooper was on a Zoom meeting with my son's U11 soccer club today. He gave a recap of how he started playing soccer, got onto provincial teams, went pro, made it onto the CMNT, helped with World Cup qualifiers, went to Birmingham City. Really nice to hear from a former player. One of the highlights of his career was going through the tunnel and stepping out into Azteca Stadium, hearing the crowd of 100k going wild (obviously not for him!). Still involved in the game too.
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    RickC got a reaction from rkomar in General Discussion on CMNT   
    A blast from the past...Lyndon Hooper was on a Zoom meeting with my son's U11 soccer club today. He gave a recap of how he started playing soccer, got onto provincial teams, went pro, made it onto the CMNT, helped with World Cup qualifiers, went to Birmingham City. Really nice to hear from a former player. One of the highlights of his career was going through the tunnel and stepping out into Azteca Stadium, hearing the crowd of 100k going wild (obviously not for him!). Still involved in the game too.
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    RickC got a reaction from ray in General Discussion on CMNT   
    A blast from the past...Lyndon Hooper was on a Zoom meeting with my son's U11 soccer club today. He gave a recap of how he started playing soccer, got onto provincial teams, went pro, made it onto the CMNT, helped with World Cup qualifiers, went to Birmingham City. Really nice to hear from a former player. One of the highlights of his career was going through the tunnel and stepping out into Azteca Stadium, hearing the crowd of 100k going wild (obviously not for him!). Still involved in the game too.
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    RickC got a reaction from dyslexic nam in General Discussion on CMNT   
    A blast from the past...Lyndon Hooper was on a Zoom meeting with my son's U11 soccer club today. He gave a recap of how he started playing soccer, got onto provincial teams, went pro, made it onto the CMNT, helped with World Cup qualifiers, went to Birmingham City. Really nice to hear from a former player. One of the highlights of his career was going through the tunnel and stepping out into Azteca Stadium, hearing the crowd of 100k going wild (obviously not for him!). Still involved in the game too.
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    RickC reacted to mtlsab in CPL General   
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    RickC got a reaction from Lofty in Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion   
    I've never seen anything to indicate the CFL salary cap is in US$. All information I've seen simply indicates $. Given almost all of the teams revenues are in CD$ it's highly unlikely their largest expense would be in US$. The three Canadian-based MLS teams on the other hand...
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    RickC reacted to Markoaleks in 2020 Kit thread   
    I saw the images on social last night and was unimpressed with Forge kit at first look like several responders here 
    I went to Forge shop today and purchased 2 ( one for me and one for my son)
    They look better far  in person and love the champions patch too (Forever First!)
    The shop had last years kit too; so plain and dull compared to this year version 
    so for any doubters that have not seen it yet in person, you will like the new kits once you see them 
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    RickC reacted to Ansem in CPL General   
    Marcel Zajac
    https://forgefc.canpl.ca/video/sandor-forge-fcs-zajac-takes-control-of-future-with-canadian-premier-league-move
    This year, as a junior, he was already ranked at No. 87 on Top Drawer Soccer’s rankings of the NCAA’s top prospects. Another great year and he would have likely moved up that ladder. At least two MLS clubs had already shown an interest in Zajac, and he spent a week training with the Columbus Crew.
     
    ‘GETTING LOST’ 
    “If you look at past drafts, the players don’t get a lot of regular minutes in MLS,” Zajac told CanPL.ca. “They end up going to USL, and they get lost in the process. I think, for me, it’s better to go and establish myself as a professional in a national league. It doesn’t mean what I think will work for me will work for everyone.”
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    RickC got a reaction from gator in CPL General   
    Received the email from Forge FC re Feb 27th kit unveiling from  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
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    RickC got a reaction from narduch in CPL General   
    Received the email from Forge FC re Feb 27th kit unveiling from  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
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    RickC got a reaction from Kent in CPL General   
    I don't know much about loans from MLS, but in Europe, loans are a negotiation between two teams. Sometimes very little of the player's wages are picked up by the team bringing him in on loan. Whatever the two parties agree to would be the loan terms: wages, length of loan, expectations of playing time, etc. So, it may be that loans wouldn't hit the salary cap much at all, meaning young Canadians in MLS could indeed be loaned to CPL clubs. 
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    RickC got a reaction from MM3/MM2/MM in CPL General   
    I don't know much about loans from MLS, but in Europe, loans are a negotiation between two teams. Sometimes very little of the player's wages are picked up by the team bringing him in on loan. Whatever the two parties agree to would be the loan terms: wages, length of loan, expectations of playing time, etc. So, it may be that loans wouldn't hit the salary cap much at all, meaning young Canadians in MLS could indeed be loaned to CPL clubs. 
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    RickC reacted to youllneverwalkalone in CPL new teams speculation   
    FIFA and law. Same sentence.

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    RickC got a reaction from Ams1984 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Reminds me of wanting to learn some Italian for an upcoming trip. TLN showed Serie A in Italian and one phrase I picked up was "calcio d'angolo" which means corner kick. So, there's an Italian angle. Just words triggering a memory.
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    RickC got a reaction from MtlMario in CPL new teams speculation   
    Roma does have a bit of history of playing friendlies in Toronto. We went to the Roma vs Celtic match in 2004 and although we sat with the Celtic supporter's side there was definitely more support for Roma. But, that was with Totti at or near his prime. They also played at least once vs TFC after Bradley joined TFC. 
    I love that Atletico is in Ottawa. Agree with Ansem that if Lyon arrived it would work well to have a team named Olympique...
    A team named Roma-something would not work for me but having a team in giallo rossi (yellow red) without "Roma" in their name would be good.
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    RickC got a reaction from T_Bison in CPL new teams speculation   
    Roma does have a bit of history of playing friendlies in Toronto. We went to the Roma vs Celtic match in 2004 and although we sat with the Celtic supporter's side there was definitely more support for Roma. But, that was with Totti at or near his prime. They also played at least once vs TFC after Bradley joined TFC. 
    I love that Atletico is in Ottawa. Agree with Ansem that if Lyon arrived it would work well to have a team named Olympique...
    A team named Roma-something would not work for me but having a team in giallo rossi (yellow red) without "Roma" in their name would be good.
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    RickC got a reaction from johnyb in CPL new teams speculation   
    Roma does have a bit of history of playing friendlies in Toronto. We went to the Roma vs Celtic match in 2004 and although we sat with the Celtic supporter's side there was definitely more support for Roma. But, that was with Totti at or near his prime. They also played at least once vs TFC after Bradley joined TFC. 
    I love that Atletico is in Ottawa. Agree with Ansem that if Lyon arrived it would work well to have a team named Olympique...
    A team named Roma-something would not work for me but having a team in giallo rossi (yellow red) without "Roma" in their name would be good.
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    RickC got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in CPL new teams speculation   
    Roma does have a bit of history of playing friendlies in Toronto. We went to the Roma vs Celtic match in 2004 and although we sat with the Celtic supporter's side there was definitely more support for Roma. But, that was with Totti at or near his prime. They also played at least once vs TFC after Bradley joined TFC. 
    I love that Atletico is in Ottawa. Agree with Ansem that if Lyon arrived it would work well to have a team named Olympique...
    A team named Roma-something would not work for me but having a team in giallo rossi (yellow red) without "Roma" in their name would be good.
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    RickC got a reaction from gator in Forge FC Season Thread 2020   
    So happy to see almost the entire team return for this season. 
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    RickC got a reaction from longlugan in Forge FC Season Thread 2020   
    So happy to see almost the entire team return for this season. 
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