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Everything posted by scooterlawrence5

  1. Kaye and Eustaquio must continue to gel together.
  2. I agree with the fact that this list will continue to evolve between September 2021 and March 2022.
  3. Alistair's rise has been phenomenal. Kudos to him. Real talent always rises to the top.
  4. No guarantee that Ayo gets in the 23 but that would be a massive coup for the CSA.
  5. What an ass! Sour grapes, entitlement, lack of professionalism, and an aggressive father who publicly "calls out the CSA" for not picking his son (who is no where near at the level necessary) is a perfect scenario for never getting a call up in the future. Let's be clear, the only two people responsible for selecting players to the Canadian national team are Herdman (MNT) and Biello (Olympic) and both coaches will only keep their jobs if they select the best players possible to compete and win. I expect Herdman and Biello don't appreciate derogatory commentary from a father no less. No CPL team picked his son (even for their training squad) I suspect for the same reasons. The kid would be wise to tell his father to "shut up" because he won't end up playing much longer in Serbia either which would be sad.
  6. Kudos, a thoughtful interview from a professional player. Thank you Osorio for your insightful comments on what it means to fight for this great country of ours in which many of us, our parents and grandparents, now call home. Good luck to Canada's team tonight.
  7. Three female Independent Directors, Brittany Timko Baxter, Charisse Bacchus, and Stephanie Geosits were ratified by the Membership to bring the total to five sitting female Directors. https://canadasoccer.com/news/canada-soccer-holds-virtual-2021-annual-meeting-of-the-members/ A former Women’s National Team standout and member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, Brittany Timko Baxter was a member of the Bronze medal-winning 2012 Olympic squad and amassed 132 career appearance for Canada appearing in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and two Olympic Games. She is the first former Women’s National Team to be appointed to the Canada Soccer Board. Charisse Bacchus is a former standout track & field athlete at the University of Kanas who served as a member of Trinidad & Tobago’s track team in international competition. She is a MSc. Law graduate of the CIES/FIFA International Centre for Sport Studies in the Management of Humanities of Sport. Stephanie Geosits is an experienced sports executive that has worked in a variety of Canadian soccer roles including most-recently as Executive Director of Burlington Youth Soccer. She is a former Director, Marketing & Communications at Ontario Soccer. Geosits graduated from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a Masters in Public Policy in 1998.
  8. Canada Soccer 2020 Annual Report was released this week. The Annual Meeting of the Members is on May 1, 2021. Website: https://www.canadasoccer.com/fr/about-landing-page/annual-report/ Annual Report: https://canadasoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2020-CanadaSoccer-AnnualReport-EN-Digital-1.pdf
  9. Theo played for Hamilton Sparta 2002s in his youth days coached by David Prosia. His parents still live on the mountain near border with Ancaster.
  10. I agree with this solution 100%. 1. 2021 V Cup will go ahead this summer. Winner qualifies for Concacaf. 2. 2022 V Cup will go ahead next summer. Winner qualifies for Concacaf. 3. 2020 V Cup match is played at Tim Hortons Field as late as possible (up until July 2022) to ensure maximum fans in the stands. Brilliant strategy under difficult circumstances.
  11. What are the chances that Bayern changes their mind and doesn't let Phonzie come to Florida?
  12. Kaye has to get his fitness up again. Start of season will be critical for him.
  13. 17 goals and 4 assists in all competitions is a massive turnaround for Larin.
  14. Ridiculous that the test we all use to validate a condition isn't even entirely accurate.
  15. Hopefully just a false positive, hearing there's lots of those with professional athletes.
  16. I've seen video on him and have spoken to scouts who track him. They all agree, simply, he's not good enough for Canada right now. Radnički Niš can keep him for awhile. If he improves, maybe. But I just don't see it. Assess him yourself. There are way too many players ahead of him at his age who are eligible for Canada right now. He was never among the top players in Ontario for his age group while he was here let alone in Canada. He wouldn't make the top provisional roster for U20s in Canada let alone U23s, and you can forget about the MNT regardless of what his dad thinks, that's just embarrassing. The CPL got it right.
  17. Ultimately this was the smartest decision regardless of what club you support. Congrats to the leadership of Canada Soccer, Forge FC and Toronto FC for working together to make it happen which surely wasn't easy to do. The good news is that we can look forward to watching a great match when the weather is nicer and there are fans in the Tim Horton's stands!
  18. Forge could have started modified training on February 16. According to the City of Hamilton website: https://www.hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/city-hamilton-returns-red-control-category-in The provincial government announced that Hamilton will return to the Red – Control category under the Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework. This change will come into effect on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12 am. Sports and recreational fitness facilities may reopen, with capacity limits of 10 people in indoor areas with weights and exercise machines, 10 people in all indoor classes, or 25 people in outdoor classes. Participants must maintain two metres of physical distancing at all times, and that spacing is increased to three metres in areas where there are weights or exercise equipment, and in exercise and fitness classes.
  19. First of all, the CSA doesn't lobby European associations. It is the league commissioner's responsibility with the current CPL club owners to convince foreign clubs to invest in the CPL. The CSA facilitates that process when a European club (like Atletico Madrid) shows interest. Then the CSA sanctions and approves that request. Don't forget, the CSA and CPL are financial partners as the former has invested in the latter. The same is not true for TFC as it is owned by MLSE. Second, lobbying the provincial government for COVID approvals should have started on November 25 with March 30 as the drop-dead date for a match. That is undebatable! Both TFC and Forge applied and were asked to provide more information. TFC did. Forge didn't. Granted TFC controls their own training ground which is secure with fencing and a guard tower. Forge doesn't control who comes in and out of Tim Hortons Field.
  20. Canada Soccer has not announced the date publicly because the government has NOT officially approved the event yet. It is scheduled to come this week. Canada Soccer must then coordinate with operations, marketing, sponsors and broadcasters. However, Canada Soccer DID communicate the date to TFC and Forge privately since early February. There is evidence from media interviews that Chris Armas knew about March 20 way before they started training which means that Canada Soccer communicated to both TFC and Forge early to mid-February at minimum. In other words, the March 20 date has been known privately to the clubs for a long time, and the "first quarter period" has been known to the world since November 25.
  21. Let's hope his scoring streak stays through to world cup qualifiers.
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