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    carolynduthie reacted to MrsC in Canada vs Germany - Hamilton - Tickets On Sale Now   
    Also, I googled "Crusty Bar" like that was actually going to be the name of a place.  I'm a little disappointed that it isn't.
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Kent in Labbe has tryout with Calgary Foothills   
    Well for one she tried out for and made a men's semi-pro team, having been judged by the manager to be at their level, and was told by the league she wasn't allowed to play not because she was not good enough but because she was a woman. 
    Like, to be clear, I think if the Foothills had her in net and played against superior or even mostly equal competition it probably wouldn't go great, but I also thought Canada was going to crash out of the Olympics because she was starting in goal. 

    (If your argument is just "women shouldn't be allowed to play in men's leagues just like men aren't allowed to play in women's leagues, full stop, keep them separate" fine, that's arguable, but this "women are not good enough to play with men, look some of them even say so!, so that's why they shouldn't be allowed" is not terribly convincing). 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Rheo in Labbe has tryout with Calgary Foothills   
    Well for one she tried out for and made a men's semi-pro team, having been judged by the manager to be at their level, and was told by the league she wasn't allowed to play not because she was not good enough but because she was a woman. 
    Like, to be clear, I think if the Foothills had her in net and played against superior or even mostly equal competition it probably wouldn't go great, but I also thought Canada was going to crash out of the Olympics because she was starting in goal. 

    (If your argument is just "women shouldn't be allowed to play in men's leagues just like men aren't allowed to play in women's leagues, full stop, keep them separate" fine, that's arguable, but this "women are not good enough to play with men, look some of them even say so!, so that's why they shouldn't be allowed" is not terribly convincing). 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Kent in 2018 UWS Season   
    PLSQ women's division is starting this year  - 5 teams, first games are this Sunday, runs until mid-August iirc. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from rkomar in 2018 NWSL Season   
    She has a hip problem or something - she's been on the injury list every week since the first one, has progressed from straight up "out" for awhile to "questionable" for the last game. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Patrick in 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship   
    They do have Americans - Sydney Schneider, Erin Mikalsen, Jadyn Matthews, Shayla Smart, Madiya Harriott, Giselle Washington, Mireya Grey, Jazmin Grant (and there's probably more I'm tired of searching) all at the very least play/ed for US club teams. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Jith12 in 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship   
    They do have Americans - Sydney Schneider, Erin Mikalsen, Jadyn Matthews, Shayla Smart, Madiya Harriott, Giselle Washington, Mireya Grey, Jazmin Grant (and there's probably more I'm tired of searching) all at the very least play/ed for US club teams. 
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    carolynduthie reacted to BearcatSA in 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship   
    That's what I thought, judging from the hometowns of the players.    Thanks for the info.
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from BearcatSA in 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship   
    Part of this is that they're funnelling most of the top pre-college players to Vancouver. 

    https://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-s-excel-program-expands-with-opening-of-vancouver-super-rex-centre-p161036&language=en

    So some of the Whitecaps players on this roster only moved there this past summer. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Rheo in NWSL Preliminary draft list   
    1. She is on the declared list now;
    2. Based on the past few drafts players that are being allocated do enter the draft (Beckie, Prince & Sheridan were all drafted) - I...don't think the CSA can do anything wrt to who drafts her.
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Free kick in Herdman new head coach   
    This happens all the time. The last France coach got hired and literally admitted he had never seen a women's soccer game (I'm sure Herdman has seen men play soccer before?). 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from dbailey62 in Herdman new head coach   
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/12/phil-neville-england-women-manager-job

    "It is understood the 40-year-old’s name was initially suggested to the Football Association in a light-hearted manner by a well known broadcaster at a drinks reception last month. However, the idea clearly resonated in the corridors of power and is seen by Neville’s many admirers at the FA as a way of potentially getting him into the organisation."

    we can only hope this is accurate honestly 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from dbailey62 in Zambrano out!   
    http://www.womenssoccerzone.com/former-manchester-united-defender-phil-neville-emerges-candidate-lionesses-head-coach-role/
    "Utah Royals Coach Laura Harvey, Manchester City’s Nick Cushing, and new Canada MNT Head Coach John Herdman were all understood to be on a shortlist of three drawn up by the FA at the end of November. It is believed all three conducted phone interviews, but with a two-week gap between those calls and face-to-face interviews, Harvey was offered the role in Utah, while Cushing signed a new contract with City.
    That left Herdman, who has gone on record in Canadian media stating he was offered a role at a prominent national team but has appeared to have used that offer as leverage to take charge of Canada, ranked 94th in the world in the men’s game."
    So technically yes, at one time he was the top person in consideration for the job. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Jith12 in What is ahead for 2018   
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Obinna in Zambrano out!   
    http://www.womenssoccerzone.com/former-manchester-united-defender-phil-neville-emerges-candidate-lionesses-head-coach-role/
    "Utah Royals Coach Laura Harvey, Manchester City’s Nick Cushing, and new Canada MNT Head Coach John Herdman were all understood to be on a shortlist of three drawn up by the FA at the end of November. It is believed all three conducted phone interviews, but with a two-week gap between those calls and face-to-face interviews, Harvey was offered the role in Utah, while Cushing signed a new contract with City.
    That left Herdman, who has gone on record in Canadian media stating he was offered a role at a prominent national team but has appeared to have used that offer as leverage to take charge of Canada, ranked 94th in the world in the men’s game."
    So technically yes, at one time he was the top person in consideration for the job. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Rheo in What is ahead for 2018   
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from m-g-williams in CPL General   
    Newfoundland is a non-maritime province. (I feel like there's been talk of a team there maybe but they weren't mentioned in the article.)
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Rheo in CPL General   
    Newfoundland is a non-maritime province. (I feel like there's been talk of a team there maybe but they weren't mentioned in the article.)
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from CNMNTPERUELIGIBLE in David Clanachan-Commish   
    All we ever hear about in the US Soccer election is that USSF is too involved with MLS, and here we are in Canada complaining that the CSA website has yet to post an article regarding the CPL. 

    Just an observation. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in David Clanachan-Commish   
    All we ever hear about in the US Soccer election is that USSF is too involved with MLS, and here we are in Canada complaining that the CSA website has yet to post an article regarding the CPL. 

    Just an observation. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Zambrano out!   
    oh my god leaving aside everything else she did, she coached the U20 WNT in 2010 qualifying and they lost to Mexico AND Costa Rica and did not qualify to the U20 WWC for the only time in their history (after winning qualifying in 2008 over the US yes really), how is that an improvement?!?! 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Kent in Herdman new head coach   
    Yes and no? His 2015 WWC roster was basically picked by 2013, and the team was playing well enough going into it but wound up underperforming and it really looked like some of the younger players who were cut would have been better choices for the roster (hindsight being 20/20 and all). 
    But after that he pretty immediately overhauled the roster, went with the youth got another bronze medal out of it, and not one that seemed fluke or lucky. 

    Definitely not afraid to give young players a chance, one of his strengths really. Played Germany (#2 ranked) in the spring and gave the 3rd-string keeper the start to get her more experience. A few years back when Canada played the US he started a centreback duo of two at-the-time mostly unproven teenagers. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Vic in Herdsman to step down in 2020   
    They didn't bring in Nils Nielsen to "turn things around", Heiner-Møller left after leading them to the semis of Euro, knocking out France in the quarters, which if anything was an over-performance given that they were the 7th ranked team in Europe going in. He was a few missed PKs away from getting to the Euro final, which is exactly what his successor achieved. (They may have over-achieved more this time, given that they actually won some games, and they were the 8th ranked team in Europe going in at #15, but if anything this hurts your argument cause Denmark's ranking has in fact dropped since Heiner-Møller left - I don't put too much stock in rankings when you're comparing numbers that close together, cause it has as much to do with what other teams do, but you can't really say there's been a noticeable improvement if the ranking went down. They're ranked #12 now, but they were also ranked #12 in the August 2013 FIFA rankings (the ones that would've first taken into account the 2013 Euro results) so...I'm struggling a bit to see how Nielsen has turned things around so much as continued on with steady performances. 

    New Zealand Herdman also had the benefit of basically automatically qualifying to every major international tournament - there's a spot for Oceania and qualifiers are non-competitve even if New Zealand comes out and plays poorly. Europe is much harder to qualify out of. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Blackdude in Herdsman to step down in 2020   
    They didn't bring in Nils Nielsen to "turn things around", Heiner-Møller left after leading them to the semis of Euro, knocking out France in the quarters, which if anything was an over-performance given that they were the 7th ranked team in Europe going in. He was a few missed PKs away from getting to the Euro final, which is exactly what his successor achieved. (They may have over-achieved more this time, given that they actually won some games, and they were the 8th ranked team in Europe going in at #15, but if anything this hurts your argument cause Denmark's ranking has in fact dropped since Heiner-Møller left - I don't put too much stock in rankings when you're comparing numbers that close together, cause it has as much to do with what other teams do, but you can't really say there's been a noticeable improvement if the ranking went down. They're ranked #12 now, but they were also ranked #12 in the August 2013 FIFA rankings (the ones that would've first taken into account the 2013 Euro results) so...I'm struggling a bit to see how Nielsen has turned things around so much as continued on with steady performances. 

    New Zealand Herdman also had the benefit of basically automatically qualifying to every major international tournament - there's a spot for Oceania and qualifiers are non-competitve even if New Zealand comes out and plays poorly. Europe is much harder to qualify out of. 
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