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Rintaran

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  1. I'm leaning toward Campbell as well. Both Cavs & Forge will be resting some of their best in preparation for the finals, and their competition aren't known for giving up goals easy. Pacific will be hard pressed to score on FCE (as all teams are), much like York, you never know which Valour team is going to step on the field. That's Campbell's chance to score a brace and take the Golden Boot for himself.
  2. I know from first-hand experience, the Sudbury U12 Boys team (teams actually, we have quite a few in local leagues at that age bracket) outdraws TFCII, especially when they do the big year-end matches at James Jerome. That said, most of those in attendance for the Sudbury U12 Boys aren't really watching the match, but hey, they're still there!
  3. That's the sixth or seventh completely unsubstantiated time it's been finalized since May. Please excuse me while I wait for something concrete before getting more excited for Pacific FC having a more natural rival. Still, with both Laval & Saskatchewan now firmly delayed until 2021, they would appear the front-runner.
  4. PEI's only men's amateur team at this level plays in the New Brunswick league (NBPSL). PEI last competed in 2016, when they were the NBPSL champions (for the 3rd year in a row). Perhaps their provincial association has determined they would only submit the team to the competition if they win their league?
  5. It’s been a while, but the Sea-To-Sea Podcast is back with another episode. Hosted by Nathan Martin and Rob Notenboom, this episode features discussion around the women’s game in Canada, some Canadian Premier League Talk, and the excitement around the national team. The episode closes with an interview with a couple members of the Above and Beyond Brigade; a great program led by some Cavalry FC players to reach out to their community! Listen & subscribe on the NSXI Network. View full record
  6. It’s been a while, but the Sea-To-Sea Podcast is back with another episode. Hosted by Nathan Martin and Rob Notenboom, this episode features discussion around the women’s game in Canada, some Canadian Premier League Talk, and the excitement around the national team. The episode closes with an interview with a couple members of the Above and Beyond Brigade; a great program led by some Cavalry FC players to reach out to their community! Listen & subscribe on the NSXI Network.
  7. I like that it'll be streamed for free, but I don't like that OneSoccer is giving it a pass completely. This is the most important match of the year for the league, and really provides us with good look at CPL's future prospects and the sides that will be in the Canadian Championship next year. Hopefully we'll hear more in the near future about what we can expect from OneSoccer re: L1O matches in 2020. They have the rights, so I really want to see them use it.
  8. I'm comfortable with 15 D1 (including the 3 MLS teams). Gives us a nice, round 12 teams in CPL without causing too much of a stretch. Maybe larger one day, but I'd be happy with that size. I also agree, D2 would be well formed from the cream of D3 sides, plus a newly founded team or two that weren't quite ready to be in the first 12 (likely from an area lacking a D3 league: Prairies, Northern Ontario, Territories, Atlantic Canada).
  9. This is, by far, the most important question you listed. Where are the pies? -- On a more substantial note (although those pies are pretty substantial...), I'm not concerned about the attendance numbers this year. This year is about setting a baseline to measure against next year. Attributing much more than that to these numbers is folly, IMO. The more important metrics will be season ticket renewal & growth. Yes, we would all love to fill the stadiums every week, but so long as we're looking at a high renewal rate & positive growth rate for seasons, I won't be concerned at any team. Will we be privileged with that particular information? Given the CPL's penchant for not sharing information, probably not. We may need to rely on supporters membership renewals & growth to give us a loose idea of what may be happening on a larger scale. -- Also, Pacific vs FCE attendance is now posted at 2,017. Those obsessed with that particular metric can now proceed with posting screenshots & the like.
  10. Hello @fil We've a couple updates for you. Bleeding Orange has folded up shop. You can remove them from your list. New podcasts to add: Bow River Brigade https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/latest-episodes/bow-river-brigade/ A weekly podcast focusing on Calgary Cavalry FC and the Canadian Premier League. Hosted by Doogie, Schäf, and Dylan.
  11. The Loyal Company of the River Valley podcast is the result of Nathan and Adam just having a few conversations over some beverages about FC Edmonton. Eventually they just decided to add a couple microphones to these conversations and make it a podcast. While they may be lacking in the analytic knowledge, they certainly make up for it with passion and optimism with all things Eddies. #FearNoFoe -- On this weeks episode, we go a little off topic with some nerd talk because not much has really happened in the league over the last week. We also look ahead to an unfortunately scheduled Al Classico and how it speaks to a larger topic we’ve focused on in the past with the schedule mishaps the league has had. We then talk about the other game this week against Pacific and the travelling contingent of FCE supporters that will be there. Listen & subscribe via the NSXI Network View full record
  12. The Loyal Company of the River Valley podcast is the result of Nathan and Adam just having a few conversations over some beverages about FC Edmonton. Eventually they just decided to add a couple microphones to these conversations and make it a podcast. While they may be lacking in the analytic knowledge, they certainly make up for it with passion and optimism with all things Eddies. #FearNoFoe -- On this weeks episode, we go a little off topic with some nerd talk because not much has really happened in the league over the last week. We also look ahead to an unfortunately scheduled Al Classico and how it speaks to a larger topic we’ve focused on in the past with the schedule mishaps the league has had. We then talk about the other game this week against Pacific and the travelling contingent of FCE supporters that will be there. Listen & subscribe via the NSXI Network
  13. Looks like confirmation of what most of us suspected: No CPL in FIFA 2020. Time to unpin this thread and watch for a campaign to get CPL in FIFA 2021 to emerge?
  14. Having escaped Richmond with a point for the first time in club history, Toronto FC II found further cause for muted celebration last Friday when they posted their first clean sheet for five games. The the 0-0 draw with Greenville Triumph was also the kids’ first goalless game of the season. Their last bore-draw was last September, in that riveting anti-climax of a season finale against the erstwhile Harrisburg City Islanders . Incidentally, Jordan Perruzza had as much luck in front of goal then as two weeks ago, not that there’s any shame in being shut out by the Upstate Boys’ notoriously stingy defence. Ironically, the local lines(wo)men were no help at all to the Young Reds. Previously reliable allies, the hosts were flagged offside as often as the visitors, including on a would-be injury-time winner by Mehdi Essoussi. The clean sheet was especially encouraging in that it felt genuinely earned. Instead of their opponents simply not turning up, or not being able to finish to save their lives (Lansing Ignite have done both), this was a solid – if occasionally haphazard – defensive effort. Eric Klenofsky redeemed himself for that clanger against Richmond, making some choice saves amid possible injuries to two centre-backs. After taking a ball to the chops late in the first half, Rocco Romeo was switched out for injury-list perennial Jelani Peters. The Trinidadian lasted all of fifteen minutes before making way for Noble Okello. -- Read more on the NSXI Network View full record
  15. Having escaped Richmond with a point for the first time in club history, Toronto FC II found further cause for muted celebration last Friday when they posted their first clean sheet for five games. The the 0-0 draw with Greenville Triumph was also the kids’ first goalless game of the season. Their last bore-draw was last September, in that riveting anti-climax of a season finale against the erstwhile Harrisburg City Islanders . Incidentally, Jordan Perruzza had as much luck in front of goal then as two weeks ago, not that there’s any shame in being shut out by the Upstate Boys’ notoriously stingy defence. Ironically, the local lines(wo)men were no help at all to the Young Reds. Previously reliable allies, the hosts were flagged offside as often as the visitors, including on a would-be injury-time winner by Mehdi Essoussi. The clean sheet was especially encouraging in that it felt genuinely earned. Instead of their opponents simply not turning up, or not being able to finish to save their lives (Lansing Ignite have done both), this was a solid – if occasionally haphazard – defensive effort. Eric Klenofsky redeemed himself for that clanger against Richmond, making some choice saves amid possible injuries to two centre-backs. After taking a ball to the chops late in the first half, Rocco Romeo was switched out for injury-list perennial Jelani Peters. The Trinidadian lasted all of fifteen minutes before making way for Noble Okello. -- Read more on the NSXI Network
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