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  1. 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?
  2. 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’ notoriousl
  3. 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’ notoriousl
  4. Walk-ons are usually not an issue, but yes, they should.
  5. Add at least 1 more hour, as BC Ferries requires you to be checked in at the Ferry terminal 1-hour prior to the trip.
  6. I very much like this idea. Using regional areas to "top up" the total number of games increases the chances of "nearby" rivalries developing, while keeping a good total for the number of matches.
  7. Run it on your phone or computer and cast it to the TV using Samsung's Smart View. I have found that this caused a slight delay, but it was still better than most of the illegal streams we used to need...
  8. Marco Carducci has made the CMNT list for the Nations League matches in September: https://canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-announces-squad-for-important-september-home-and-away-matches-p162339
  9. I agree. I also suspect they ended up with so many weekday games because of how many games they promised prior to Fury backing out. If, for whatever reason, we don't see expansion to 8 next season, I suspect they would trim or at least balance the games better between the two seasons (assuming that doesn't change).
  10. “Three is the magic number” Last week I told you to expect the expected but maybe, just maybe, I spoke too soon because we have a few games on our hands here. Here’s a quick recap of the 1st legs. The only game that could be done and dusted is the game between this seasons two surprise packages Alliance and N.Miss. Alliance came out away from this away leg with a 3-1 victory. United stormed into a three-goal lead in an hour. Nicholas Osorio scoring the first and then setting up the next two for teammate Kevin Da Silva. N.Miss pulled one back with a ‘glol’ about 25 mins from time wher
  11. “Three is the magic number” Last week I told you to expect the expected but maybe, just maybe, I spoke too soon because we have a few games on our hands here. Here’s a quick recap of the 1st legs. The only game that could be done and dusted is the game between this seasons two surprise packages Alliance and N.Miss. Alliance came out away from this away leg with a 3-1 victory. United stormed into a three-goal lead in an hour. Nicholas Osorio scoring the first and then setting up the next two for teammate Kevin Da Silva. N.Miss pulled one back with a ‘glol’ about 25 mins from time wher
  12. Dan Baldwin provides his take on the L1O Quarterfinals from this past weekend: https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/l1o-playoff-review-expect-the-unexpected/ Basically, he feels Alliance United have their QF match in the bag, while everyone else is going to need to work for it.
  13. L1O finals will be streamed on OneSoccer: https://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/1044365
  14. L1O finals will be streamed on OneSoccer: https://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/1044365
  15. Um... Nope. The Loser of Match #2 is eliminated from the competition in page playoffs. Match 3 is not a consolation match (although I suppose it does determine 3rd place) see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_playoff_system#Page_playoff_system , although they swap games 1 & 2, match #3 is still between the lower-seeded winner and the higher-seeded loser. Also, for the PCSL, the Playoffs & Finals only consisted of a 4-team single-elimination bracket (3 games) in 2017, 2018, and 2019. So, uh, not the same thing.
  16. I was doing some research recently and found an interesting playoff format used in NL & NS: "page" playoffs. Top-4 on the table advance to playoffs. Match 1: #1 vs #2 Match 2: #3 vs #4 Match 3: Loser Match 1 vs Winner Match 2 Final: Winner Match 1 vs Winner Match 3 I've never really seen this before, but it's definitely a more interesting playoff format than a regular single-elimination tournament. If they deem playoffs a necessity, I think this could actually be an interesting one to implement. Heck, you could even still have Apertura/Clausura. W
  17. I love the Nutmeg... I love it even more when some people get confused and don't realize it's a satire site (not you @red card, I've seen a number of people on twitter asking if it was a real report). Love the list of interested locations too.
  18. Dan Baldwin also does round-table wrap-ups of L1O. His latest was released this morning: https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/l1o-expect-the-expected/
  19. Some of those photos still look a little rough. Hopefully they get everything in place before kick-off. I like the sound of a lot of facilities going up nearby (boxing gym, climbing gym, etc). Should be a great way to really grow the area, and all these different facilities should dovetail together quite well. Definitely need to get back out there to see it in person sometime.
  20. It was a long and treacherous road for Rob Gale’s Valour FC throughout June and July, when key player Michael Petrasso missed out on 7 consecutive league matches through injury. In those 7 matches, Valour picked up a measly 2 points, plummeting to the bottom of the Spring season table, and giving them a less-than-impressive start to the Fall season as well. It became clear in the first few weeks of the season that Petrasso is Valour’s ‘X-Factor’. He assisted the clubs first ever goal, scored their first ever goal at home, assisted the only goal in a win against Edmonton, and caused proble
  21. It was a long and treacherous road for Rob Gale’s Valour FC throughout June and July, when key player Michael Petrasso missed out on 7 consecutive league matches through injury. In those 7 matches, Valour picked up a measly 2 points, plummeting to the bottom of the Spring season table, and giving them a less-than-impressive start to the Fall season as well. It became clear in the first few weeks of the season that Petrasso is Valour’s ‘X-Factor’. He assisted the clubs first ever goal, scored their first ever goal at home, assisted the only goal in a win against Edmonton, and caused proble
  22. The Voyageur's Cup semi-finals are complete, and so is the preliminary round of the 2019 CONCACAF League. The field of potential Canadian Premier League teams to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League halved this month, with only 1 side surviving an increasingly congested schedule to advance to their next round of competition. Voyageur's Cup Update Cavalry FC faced off against their 2nd MLS opponent, Montreal Impact, in the Voyageur's Cup semi-finals. Unlike the glacial melt caused by the Whitecaps' tire fire, the Impact have been on-and-off all season in the
  23. The Voyageur's Cup semi-finals are complete, and so is the preliminary round of the 2019 CONCACAF League. The field of potential Canadian Premier League teams to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League halved this month, with only 1 side surviving an increasingly congested schedule to advance to their next round of competition. Voyageur's Cup Update Cavalry FC faced off against their 2nd MLS opponent, Montreal Impact, in the Voyageur's Cup semi-finals. Unlike the glacial melt caused by the Whitecaps' tire fire, the Impact have been on-and-off all season in the
  24. The folks over at MLS Soccer have a remarkably decent article about tonight's matches. Highly recommend: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/08/14/whats-stake-tonights-canadian-championship-semifinal-second-legs
  25. Info on the move of the match against HFX is out now too:
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