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  1. Today is like game one of the Stanley Cup final. A statement. Play like that in the Octogon, and we'll be in second or first place.
  2. Most excited I've been since Canada beat Mexico in the Gold Cup in 2000. Unlike that historic match I really feel that we dominated the US. Not a fluke, not because of a bad call, but because we were quite obviously the superior team. Les Rouges are hungry and so are their fans.
  3. Regarding a Lower Mainland team, I think Surrey makes the most sense, especially if they can get it on a transit route. Living in Vancouver, I wouldn't go to many matches if I had to drive, but if I can easily take transit I'd go more often. Langley isn't getting rapid transit for a decade, so it isn't worth talking about. Coquitlam has rapid transit, but if you live south of the Fraser it isn't the easiest to get to by car. It is a shame that the light rail option was pulled for Surrey as it would have increased the number of viable stadium locations.
  4. It would be great to build a Canada-US rivalry. Of course right now, they don't see us as anything more than a training session. Hopefully this is the year we surprise them!
  5. Did anyone watch the rugby this weekend? It looks like Pacific FC has great players but no stadium yet. I just saw highlights of the rugby. Anyone know the status?
  6. As a soccer fan, I enjoy watching the game at any level. I've been a Caps fan since 1978 and am not about to give that up. But I am going to be a fan of CPL too. Just like I used to be a Caps fan and EPL fan. You can enjoy both leagues. My hope is that the CPL really takes off and produces some great Canadian talent and that the MLS teams will pick them up (those not good enough to go to Europe). I think the two leagues will benefit from each other. A young Canadian player can see a clear path from CPL to MLS, and dream of EPL. Only when CPL can match MLS in talent and salary would I want to see the 3 MLS teams move to CPL. I dream that it will happen quickly, but realistically we have no idea.
  7. Slowly starting to look like a team. Just need those forwards...
  8. And it is great to see a bunch of Canadians on the team. Every year, when the Caps send out their year end survey, I always say that I'd accept a lesser team in the short term if it was full of young Canadians. I'd also like to note that in many Canadian Championship seasons, Vancouver has had the most Canadians on their roster....and some seasons they've had the least. I think it is pretty stupid to say that the Caps have been more or less friendly to Canadians than the other MLS teams.
  9. At least we are seeing some talent being signed. As with any project, you have to wait until it is finished before you can judge. I'm just happy that we can start to see some structure to it.
  10. Pacific FC is shaping up quite nicely. Looking forward to making the trip to see a match or two.
  11. As a taxpayer, I'd really like CBC to pick up a match of the week. They cover all kinds of Canadian content that doesn't necessarily appeal to the masses for the sole purpose of giving Canadians exposure. Promoting a new all-Canadian league should be right in their wheelhouse. Of course I'd also support it being on TSN. They have 5 channels, for goodness sake. I don't need to watch a CFL match on all 5 of them.
  12. This is getting quite close now. All I want to see is a non-Mexican team win. Preferably TFC, but I don't think that is going to happen.
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