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  1. Manuel Veth reporting that it is an inside joke between Davies and his Bayern teammates Chris Richards and Joshua Zirkzee. Hopefully we are all just reading too much into it.
  2. Had a dream (nightmare?) last night that the US had an indirect free kick just outside of our 18 but they hit it direct on goal and it went in, but the ref still counted it. I expect CONCACAFing tonight, but hopefully we don't get to that extreme! 😅
  3. Saw that the TSN Twitter account posted this yesterday: Even though it's nothing too substantial, it's nice to see Atiba (and Cyle) get some attention from our mainstream sports media.
  4. Sorry for the confusion, I should have been more clear. My friend was disappointed that Costa has never played for Canada because he believed that Costa had the quality to make a Canadian youth national team or at least be invited to a camp. I have no information about Costa's personal feelings or leanings as to which country he would prefer to represent.
  5. I have a friend who used to be a teammate of Costa. He told me about Costa last year and said that he was very surprised/disappointed that he had never attended a Canada national team camp. I don't know much else about him other than that he is one of Ontario's top talents in his age group.
  6. It looks like that inter-league loan that I suggested for Liam a year and a half ago is finally materializing:
  7. I didn't catch exactly what was said, but on the OneSoccer pregame show they mentioned something about the Caymans not getting their tests from a FIFA sanctioned testing centre. They likely couldn't get tests or test results from a sanctioned facility on time, leading to the postponement. As @spitfire mentioned, FIFA is very particular about protocol.
  8. Official statement from FIFA: The match is postponed to 6 PM ET tomorrow as the Cayman Islands did not submit the required COVID-19 testing information on time.
  9. Squad is out: 1- GK- James Pantemis | CAN / CF Montréal 2- FB- Zachary Brault-Guillard | CAN / CF Montréal 3- FB- Zorhan Bassong | CAN / CF Montréal 4- CB- Thomas Meilleur-Giguère | CAN / Pacific FC 5- CB- Derek Cornelius | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6- M- Michael Baldisimo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7- F- Tajon Buchanan | USA / New England Revolution 8- M- David Norman | CAN / Cavalry FC 9- F- Charles-Andreas Brym | BEL / Royal Mouscron 10- M- Aidan Daniels | USA / Oklahoma City Energy 11- F- Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla | CAN / CF Montréal 12- F- Kris Twardek | POL / Jagiellonia Białystok 13- FB- Marcus Godinho | GER / FSV Zwickau 14- M- Ryan Raposo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 15- F- Theo Bair | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 16- CB- Callum Montgomery | USA / Minnesota United FC 17- M- Patrick Metcalfe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 18- GK- Matthew Nogueira | POR / CS Maritimo 19- GK- Sebastian Breza | ITA / FC Bologna 20- AM- Lucas Dias | POR / Sporting CP U-23 https://www.canadasoccer.com/news/canada-soccer-announces-squad-for-concacaf-mens-olympic-qualifying/
  10. 1. Alphonso Davies 2. Jonathan David 3. Scott Arfield 4. Atiba Hutchinson 5. Stephen Eustaquio
  11. Premier League clubs have voted in favour of expanding the number of players that can be named to the bench from seven to nine, starting tomorrow. There's still no guarantee that Corbeanu will make the matchday squad, but this certainly improves his chances. Wolves' next match is against Burnley on Monday.
  12. Corbeanu trained with the Wolves first team today, scoring a goal. Wolves play Liverpool on Sunday, Corbeanu could be in contention for a spot in the matchday squad with Jimenez out injured.
  13. Google had him listed as being on the bench, but the official Serie A match report does not. He was however one of the 25 players called up for the fixture, so he is still with the club. Since a team can only dress 23 players in the matchday squad, he was likely one of the two left off.
  14. ITALY Axel Desjardins was on the bench for Spezia in their 4-1 loss to Sassuolo in Serie A. This was Spezia's first Serie A match in their history.
  15. He does have a CSA profile, but his last name is misspelled, making it difficult to find. https://www.canadasoccer.com/profile/?id=4444 The profile also confirms that he was born in a London, but unfortunately it's the one on the other side of the pond, not our one. It's very unfortunate that he's not eligible to play for us competitively, but it's a good sign to see a Canadian academy produce a highly touted centre-back. Hopefully there are similar prospects in the pipeline that are actually eligible for us!
  16. Owolabi is reportedly close to signing with S.P.A.L. in Italy's Serie B after impressing on trial.
  17. Marcelo Flores trained with the Arsenal first team for the first time today. He's also expected to be a regular with Arsenal U18 in the U18 Premier League this season. Flores is currently committed to Mexico, but has not yet played in any competitive youth international matches for them, so he could theoretically still play for Canada without having to file a one time switch. He's very highly rated by Arsenal, so it could be a huge get for us if we can convince him to switch.
  18. Free and official live stream if anyone is interested in watching: https://www.laola1.at/de/ott/de-at/playerpage/175904
  19. I looked at Vitoria's penalty stats and they're incredible. https://www.transfermarkt.com/steven-vitoria/elfmetertore/spieler/54716 He's taken 12 pens in his pro career and scored every one. He also scored penalties against both Rui Patricio and Jan Oblak just over a week apart in 2013!
  20. Charles-Andreas Brym came on as a sub for Royal Excel Mouscron in the 55th minute in a friendly against Lille earlier today. The match finished as a 2-1 loss for Mouscron, but Brym had the assist on the Mouscron goal. As far as I am aware, his loan to Mouscron from Lille has not yet been officially confirmed, but it seems that it is only a matter of time.
  21. MLS designates an exclusive scouting zone within Canada to each of the three Canadian franchises. The zones vary in terms of geographical size in order to ensure that each club has a proportional amount of the population to scout from. Vancouver's zone includes BC and the Prairie Provinces. I believe that TFC gets all of the Golden Horseshoe area (The exact zone could be a bit smaller or larger, I'm not 100% sure). The Impact get all of Quebec. All of Canada that was not included in any of the aforementioned regions is fair game for any of the Canadian clubs to scout from. That means the Territories, non-Golden Horseshoe Ontario and the Atlantic provinces can be scouted by any of the three clubs. The Whitecaps take advantage of this rule in every way possible. They have "Academy Centres" in every province and territory that they have access to, except for Nunavut and New Brunswick. TFC has a similar program, but it's not as widespread. Their affiliate clubs are Ottawa TFC, London TFC and Windsor TFC. As far as I'm aware, the Impact do not have any affiliate clubs outside of their exclusive zone. So in a nutshell, London or Windsor aren't necessarily "Whitecaps territory" or "TFC territory". Rather, any of the three clubs have access to that area. In fact, both TFC and the Whitecaps have centres in London. As for Facchineri, he was already playing on the other side of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit with Vardar SC before Windsor TFC came into existence, which is why he was never TFC property.
  22. Ricardo Ferreira gets his first start for Belenenses today against league leaders Porto. Update: He was substituted in the 64th minute when Porto had a 2-0 lead. Belenenses ended up losing 5-0. He appeared to be playing the in middle of a back three.
  23. Ricardo Ferreira appears to have recovered from his injury as he is on the Belenenses bench today in their match against Sporting. They are currently leading 1-0 in the 20th minute. Update: Remains on the bench in a 3-1 loss for Belenenses. Nevertheless, good to see him back in the matchday squad. Hopefully he has a future with Canada.
  24. Alphonso has been nominated for the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season award. Fan voting carries 40% of the overall weight in determining who wins the award. https://www.rookie-award.com/en Let's get voting for our guy! 🇨🇦
  25. There was an article in the Serbian sports newspaper Sportski žurnal today that featured an interview with Mitrovic. There was a section where he spoke of his national team future: - Something happened that I secretly expected and hoped for, but I was still very surprised - I received an invitation from Canada to play in the youth national team, whose passport I normally have. It is a selection up to 20 years. Here, in Serbia, the procedure is underway to get a passport from the country of my parents and in which I was born. The invitation came as a crown for my previous games in the younger club selections and lately for seniors. I am thrilled, and it will be an incentive for me to work even harder and play even better, said a smiling Stefan Mitrović. (http://zurnal.rs/fudbal/super-liga/98350/i-kanadjani-culi-za-nis, Google Translate) So it would appear that he was called up to our U20 national team for the CONCACAF U20 Championships that were supposed to be this month. Hopefully he keeps up this good form and will be a part of our U20 team when the tournament is eventually played!
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