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  1. Lots of games to review and talk about in this episode. We start off with the Whitecaps, and their WIN vs Colorado. Then we preview the upcoming game against their Cascadia Rivals— the Portland Timbers. After our Whitecaps talk, we bring you up to date with everything Pacific FC and Canadian Premier League! What's Up Whitecaps A weekly podcast that brings you up to date with everything Whitecaps, Canada Soccer, and even hints at other sports around Vancouver. Hosted by Ben Steiner, and Tom Curyer.
  2. Lots of games to review and talk about in this episode. We start off with the Whitecaps, and their WIN vs Colorado. Then we preview the upcoming game against their Cascadia Rivals— the Portland Timbers. After our Whitecaps talk, we bring you up to date with everything Pacific FC and Canadian Premier League! What's Up Whitecaps A weekly podcast that brings you up to date with everything Whitecaps, Canada Soccer, and even hints at other sports around Vancouver. Hosted by Ben Steiner, and Tom Curyer. View full record
  3. Bekker will be missed by Forge supporters (and many teams in the #FanPL), but the suspension is justified. Forge's loss to Halifax gives me a lot of hope that Pacific can beat Hamilton. Pacific will have McNaughton back tonight after his red-card suspension. I fully expect him to return to the lineup and McCurdy to return to the bench. Hopefully Haber stops aiming for the posts and starts going for the net itself. So many missed missed chances in the last couple matches, and he needs to get his follow-through down if Pacific are going to be fighting at the top of the table this season. Anyone know if Staro is back from injury?
  4. Well, if we're all going to jump on the "no" wagon... Nowhere in Northern Ontario? More realistically, I'd be quite pleased with a CPL-2 club in Sudbury & Thunder Bay. If we can earn our way into the top, great. If not, 2nd div will be quite good all things considered.
  5. by Robert Brown Canada coasted through the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers with ease. The Canadians quickly disposed of the US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis and French Guiana by a combined 18-1 scoreline. Although the opposition was relatively weak, John Herdman’s troop displayed their goal-scoring prowess. The CONCACAF Nations League presents a bonafide opportunity for Team Canada to compete against the best in the CONCACAF region. The inaugural competition spans through September 2019 to March 2020. Canada is in a group with proven CONCACAF opponents in the United States and Cuba. Due to the introduction of the Nations League, Team Canada has the opportunity to partake in meaningful matches, effectively replacing friendlies. In the same breath, these games will be a measuring stick against the premier sides in North America. This competition presents a unique opportunity to John Herdman and his players. A group stage consisting of 3 teams is a new concept for team Canada and Herdman himself. In this relegation/promotion style tournament, Canada will be put to the test from day one. Each and every game is of the utmost importance. One bad match can derail Canada’s success in the tourney. Canada begins the CONCACAF Nations League with a hotly contested matchup against Cuba. Cuba may not be a fierce side in the CONCACAF circuit, however, they have experienced varied success in the past. Although they failed to qualify for the 2017 Gold Cup, Cuba displayed their resiliency with consecutive trips the Quarterfinals in 2013 & 2015. ... Read more on the NSXI Network. View full record
  6. by Robert Brown Canada coasted through the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers with ease. The Canadians quickly disposed of the US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis and French Guiana by a combined 18-1 scoreline. Although the opposition was relatively weak, John Herdman’s troop displayed their goal-scoring prowess. The CONCACAF Nations League presents a bonafide opportunity for Team Canada to compete against the best in the CONCACAF region. The inaugural competition spans through September 2019 to March 2020. Canada is in a group with proven CONCACAF opponents in the United States and Cuba. Due to the introduction of the Nations League, Team Canada has the opportunity to partake in meaningful matches, effectively replacing friendlies. In the same breath, these games will be a measuring stick against the premier sides in North America. This competition presents a unique opportunity to John Herdman and his players. A group stage consisting of 3 teams is a new concept for team Canada and Herdman himself. In this relegation/promotion style tournament, Canada will be put to the test from day one. Each and every game is of the utmost importance. One bad match can derail Canada’s success in the tourney. Canada begins the CONCACAF Nations League with a hotly contested matchup against Cuba. Cuba may not be a fierce side in the CONCACAF circuit, however, they have experienced varied success in the past. Although they failed to qualify for the 2017 Gold Cup, Cuba displayed their resiliency with consecutive trips the Quarterfinals in 2013 & 2015. ... Read more on the NSXI Network.
  7. Although Ben Fisk was born and grew up across the Georgia Strait in Vancouver, playing in Pacific FC’s inaugural Canadian Premier League game, a 1-0 win over HFX Wanderers FC at Westhills Stadium in Langford, felt like a homecoming for the 26-year-old. “Sunday was a pretty special one with all my friends and family there to watch,” Fisk said. “That was the first time in my pro career that I’ve had so many people in the stadium at one time and the fact that we were able to get the win made it that much more special.” After getting his start with the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Residency program and making appearances with both their former U23 PDL side and USL affiliate, Fisk made a name for himself across North America and Europe with stints with Coruxo and Deportivo B in Spain, FC Edmonton in the NASL, and Derry City in the League of Ireland. ... Read more on the NSXI Network. View full record
  8. Although Ben Fisk was born and grew up across the Georgia Strait in Vancouver, playing in Pacific FC’s inaugural Canadian Premier League game, a 1-0 win over HFX Wanderers FC at Westhills Stadium in Langford, felt like a homecoming for the 26-year-old. “Sunday was a pretty special one with all my friends and family there to watch,” Fisk said. “That was the first time in my pro career that I’ve had so many people in the stadium at one time and the fact that we were able to get the win made it that much more special.” After getting his start with the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Residency program and making appearances with both their former U23 PDL side and USL affiliate, Fisk made a name for himself across North America and Europe with stints with Coruxo and Deportivo B in Spain, FC Edmonton in the NASL, and Derry City in the League of Ireland. ... Read more on the NSXI Network.
  9. According to Ryan Brandt, Musse & Muenkat didn't travel with the team to Victoria. Sacramento will likely slot into the lineup. https://twitter.com/Ryan_Brandt/status/1123290975118303233?s=03
  10. Yes. Yes they can. I'm calling a 2-1 scoreline with Pacific triumphing over Valour, with the game-winning goal coming in the dying minutes of the match. Can't wait to see those predictions come true. #ForTheIsle
  11. April finished off with a number of big wins and troubling losses. With the top-4 leagues, comprising 12 Canadian Teams, now actively playing, there’s been some interesting movement that is important to watch. It all came down to the final weekend, but Montreal Impact FC have flipped the script and taken the top spot from Toronto FC. With an elo-rating gap of only 7.877, this could flip back pretty easily with a pair of results. Similarly, Pacific FC are the first CPL club to reach top-of-the-table. With only 2-matches played in the league so far, that victory could be fleeting, especially with MacNaughton out of Wednesday’s match against Valour FC due to the two yellows he received Sunday. ... Read more on the NSXI Network. View full record
  12. April finished off with a number of big wins and troubling losses. With the top-4 leagues, comprising 12 Canadian Teams, now actively playing, there’s been some interesting movement that is important to watch. It all came down to the final weekend, but Montreal Impact FC have flipped the script and taken the top spot from Toronto FC. With an elo-rating gap of only 7.877, this could flip back pretty easily with a pair of results. Similarly, Pacific FC are the first CPL club to reach top-of-the-table. With only 2-matches played in the league so far, that victory could be fleeting, especially with MacNaughton out of Wednesday’s match against Valour FC due to the two yellows he received Sunday. ... Read more on the NSXI Network.
  13. Neither of those numbers are particularly high. Given that it's a niche interest, it isn't horrible, but considering the tickets are built into the app, seems strange Centre Circle hasn't broken the 10k+ barrier. If OneSoccer doesn't break 5k before the Fall Season, I'd be somewhat concerned. It's still early, we should see those numbers grow over the Spring.
  14. This episode features a roundtable with Jason and Adam from The Young Gaffers, Ryan from Bleeding Orange, and Nathan and Rob-regular hosts of SeaToSea, and NSXI Editor, Shawn Gray. Discussion revolves around the opening weekend of the Canadian Premier League & OneSoccer. View full record
  15. This episode features a roundtable with Jason and Adam from The Young Gaffers, Ryan from Bleeding Orange, and Nathan and Rob-regular hosts of SeaToSea, and NSXI Editor, Shawn Gray. Discussion revolves around the opening weekend of the Canadian Premier League & OneSoccer.
  16. Well, there were two links in my post... but here's another: Click for FanPL - Rules
  17. Just going to bump this a little. @GuillermoDelQuarto has continued to update this endeavour via e-mail. I've put together the "official" rules, and have some preliminary points awarded for players. The points section still needs to be validated (double/triple checked), but should be pretty close for anyone who wants to create/run their own FanPL group. I'll try to keep updating the points, but the CPL stat system is a little clunky (and doesn't show who was subbed when), so there's some digging that needs to be done for every match. Hopefully this will improve as we move forward.
  18. I was asked to start posting links to NSXI's articles in the article section. I find it pretty strange that there would also be forum thread automatically created for each article posted, but that's how it's currently setup. Generally, we don't do too many match reports on NSXI, as we prefer to focus on interviews & storylines, so I don't think there will be 98 of these tactical analysis... I do anticipate a large number of posts (there are almost 2-dozen contributors after all). I like having it show up in the activity stream, but perhaps having it create a forum post directly is not ideal. Only a few sites are currently testing it out, and with a high-activity site like NSXI, this could quickly cause issues and potentially overpower the proper posts in the forum (not to mention hide articles coming in from elsewhere)... Perhaps I should develop a "newletter" style of post, to highlight "all" of NSXI's headlines over the week? It could look decent, but then title of the post wouldn't be beneficial & the content wouldn't be timely. Thoughts?
  19. Me too. Fury would have been great to have in the league.
  20. It looked grim, really grim, you will recall. At this point last year with six games under their belt, Ottawa Fury had notched up four defeats and achieved only two draws. The team had just two points to show for 540 minutes or more of football, having conceded 14 goals, five of them in one game alone. This time around it looks nowhere near so ghastly, mercifully so. The extended pre-season spent in sun-splashed Florida evidently did the squad a world of good, as there is reason to believe that the Ottawa Fury may well have a half-decent season this year. ... Read more on the NSXI Network. View full record
  21. It looked grim, really grim, you will recall. At this point last year with six games under their belt, Ottawa Fury had notched up four defeats and achieved only two draws. The team had just two points to show for 540 minutes or more of football, having conceded 14 goals, five of them in one game alone. This time around it looks nowhere near so ghastly, mercifully so. The extended pre-season spent in sun-splashed Florida evidently did the squad a world of good, as there is reason to believe that the Ottawa Fury may well have a half-decent season this year. ... Read more on the NSXI Network.
  22. April 27th, 2019 was a day for all of us Canadian soccer fans to remember for a long, long time. Our wildest dreams came to fruition at Tim Hortons field, where Forge FC took on York 9 FC in the inaugural Canadian Premier League match. While the event was very much a celebration all-round, we all know that the Canadian Premier League has been split up into 2 seasons, and with this first Spring season lasting just 10 matches, this was a rather important match for both teams – not just a soccer celebration. Read more on the NSXI Network View full record
  23. April 27th, 2019 was a day for all of us Canadian soccer fans to remember for a long, long time. Our wildest dreams came to fruition at Tim Hortons field, where Forge FC took on York 9 FC in the inaugural Canadian Premier League match. While the event was very much a celebration all-round, we all know that the Canadian Premier League has been split up into 2 seasons, and with this first Spring season lasting just 10 matches, this was a rather important match for both teams – not just a soccer celebration. Read more on the NSXI Network
  24. Among the many questions that have consistently been asked everyone watching the development of the Canadian Premier League: will there be a fantasy game? We briefly outline three options: the official CPL Centre Circle Q&A "Fantasy" game, our NSXI Score Prediction Fantasy Game, and @GuillermoDelQuarto's FanPL. Learn all about it on the NSXI Network. View full record
  25. Among the many questions that have consistently been asked everyone watching the development of the Canadian Premier League: will there be a fantasy game? We briefly outline three options: the official CPL Centre Circle Q&A "Fantasy" game, our NSXI Score Prediction Fantasy Game, and @GuillermoDelQuarto's FanPL. Learn all about it on the NSXI Network.
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