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  1. Mexican fans tonight: Quiet when their side was not doing much. Booing their side when they reset the play and were not pressing. Chanting something so bad (possibly even against their own goalie) it shut the game down for some time. Did not seem to listen when their team was pleading to them to stop. Then love their side and party like its 1999 when they put the winning one in. Makes you wonder what they would have done if we had have won? Still not sure though how stopping the game and ( in my opinion giving a tired Mexican side a breather) penalizes Mexico for their fans bad behavior. Might the potential ticket and ad revenue of yet another USA Mexico final have come into play here? Ugh.
  2. So proud of these guys!!!! And loved watching this game with my kids. They saw, pride passion and class from this group. A true team!!!! If this does not build the fan base and rally the media around these guys nothing will. Wished we had have won but really think this result will do wonders for our qualifying campaign. Well done everyone!!
  3. Say what you like about Herdman, but I find it hard to believe that it is all smoke and mirrors at this point. He has a knack for bringing people together and the guys looked just that. A very cohesive team that seems to be enjoying every moment together. Loved the smiles, anthem, work rate, celebrations, and end of game huddle. Borjan had me grinning ear to ear at the end. So proud of these guys. Well done! Well earned. Cant wait for the Honduras Opener!!
  4. Must admit I had some major butterflies leading up to this game and all through the first half but WOW did they vanish in the 2nd!! That was fun to watch. What a strange feeling to have watching the second half of such an important game......actual confidence and no nail biting even after all the subs. I like this feeling!!! I want more!!!! Keep it up Boys!! Love the vibe of this team and also love seeing Hume one OneSoccer!!!
  5. What is the tie breaker for this? Goal differential? or Away goals? If it is just goal differential a 2-0 Vaughan win in Halifax is a lot more manageable then having to put in 3. Giving up that PK in extra time was a heart-breaker for Vaughan. Will need to re-watch the game but from the stands at least it seemed like the contact was body on body not warranting the call. Vaughan definitely did not look out matched last night, if not for the early strange goal and the late PK the headlines could have been very different. It will be interesting to see how both teams play on the return leg! Exciting times for Canadian Soccer.
  6. Kind of off topic, but anyone know why TSN is only broadcasting this game on TSN2 yet TSN1 and 4 for the Mexico game? A bit frustrating for those of us with all but TSN 2. UGH!!
  7. So many headlines could be written from this one! Overall pretty pleased with the majority of play except the nail biting parts........ which unfortunately they always seem to include for us. Glad they got the result and responded the way they did after the rain and Honduran fans let up. Hoping Cavalini will shake off his last game against them and put in one or many to shut them up early next Friday. So happy for Arfield and Davies......well earned!!! Any update on Borjan?
  8. Room for Bustos in any of these lineups? or am I being way too presumptuous given his limited starts?
  9. Wow! Definitely a big drop in the quality of play without Arfield and with many of the kids in there. But that is what these games are for I guess, getting them that much needed experience. Glad to see Aird, Osorio and Bustos given another shot, but of these three only Bustos really looked comfortable. Hopefully with more quality friendlies and a bit more tactical trial and error the players that deserve regular call ups will make themselves well known. Without the two PKs and Larin style missed opportunities the scoreline could have been much better but unfortunately that still wouldn't have changed the fact that they played very erratic, could not keep possession of the ball, and we're not very good defensively. All in all though I didn't feel horrible about the game!
  10. At first I thought the same thing, however I have now have changed my mind. What really was the point of the article? If nothing else, it is being used to try and sway the casual fan into the CMNT is a joke territory. If so, why write the article at all really? Why no mention of the rebuild? Influx of promising youth? Change in tactics? Decent sign of hope after the recent exit from qualifing? Goal scorers? I am surprised Findlay's name was even mentioned at all! Sure there was a link to a better article written about the game but even that was described negatively ("words" were written that prove the game actually happened) which most casual eyes wouldn't bother to view. This was definitely a lazy article written once again to cast negative energy on Canadian soccer. It has always been an uphill battle cracking the "mainstream" media who seem quite happy to provide plenty of knocks (deserved or not) but not an equal amount of praise when needed. Quite possibly more results like this may change things, but unfortunately given the history I am not that optimistic. Hopefully Vic and the CSA will continue this trend of playing decent international friendlies. They are a win win if you ask me, helping build a better team and story line.
  11. Needing 2+ goals he takes off the only goal scorers when they are still contributing. Then replaces another another workhorse showing little sign of decline.......immediately changing the pace and scoreline and not in our favor. I don't know much at all but when you need goals and have more offensive players on the bench why on earth in a do or die situation would you put a defensive minded player into an offensive role??? Am I missing something? At least the players showed unbelievable fight and grit tonight. Usually I am left feeling heartbroken by the apparent lack of effort by some on the team. Not tonight! With one exception.........FLORO!!!! If it means anything at all I am so bloody proud of the guys and how they played tonight. Just wish this style of play was used prior to this!!
  12. The importance of Jr Hoilett?................ One great cross! and hopefully many many more to come. Didn't think this would be my first post, but Wow that was fun to watch. Let's keep this thread alive!!
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