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  1. The problem with a back 3 is you are now leaning on your CBs to be passing from the back. None of our CBs can pass. in a back 2 a midfielder usually drops back to start the attack.
  2. My point was not to diss Toronto in any way. In almost every way, Toronto is the best place to host matches and I understand that. Attendance is usually good, good pitch, easy to get the players there, lots of the players are from the GTA area, etc... My point is that spreading the games around the country might be less costly than I originally thought. And it might have some long term benefits. For example, not saturating the Toronto support, gaining support and awareness across the country from the casual fan, growing Canpl awareness, etc... I also wasn't trying to speak specifically for T&T. I was mainly speaking generally about teams outside of the top 4 in CONCACAF who might not draw as well in Toronto. I really don't know whether T&T would sell in Toronto, I don't know the demographics.
  3. Sell more than 15k though? What I mean is the little bit of extra effort to spread games around might grow the popularity of the men’s national team. If there is hardly a difference in attendance then it really isn't much of a financial problem.
  4. If you think about it, selling out 2 games against team who likely has fairly small appearance fees like T&T is a good plan. Toronto and the larger cities seem to struggle selling any more than 15k against a team like T&T, so really, 2 games of around 7k is almost as good. Let the smaller CPL places get the smaller countries, and share the big games around in the MLS cities. Will grow the game across the country.
  5. Hey guys. Is there a group of supporters who travel from Nanaimo for games by chance? Or some sort of mid island supporters group? There is a chance I end up in Nanaimo this summer and carpooling is much more appealing than making the drive alone.
  6. I agree, Henry and Cornelius are the two closest. But both came through on terrible teams (at the time). Henry moved on, and Cornelius came in as a bit of an established player due to his national experience. MLS has roadblocks to all positions...
  7. Whitecaps are missing a bunch of midfielders and central defenders who people are hoping will be starters. Hopefully the game last night was an outlier... But anyone who has watched Puebla play will know that Cav is used to working with little service.
  8. But what team has been patient enough to let a young defender come through? I can’t think of a Canadian homegrown defender in the MLS. Yet we still have had a few forwards come through. I see your point, in theory it should be easier, but the MLS teams aren’t patient enough or trusting enough with their academy defenders.
  9. The Canpl will bring more defenders to the national team. It is much easier for MLS teams to give an opportunity to an 18-20 year old attacker than defenders because defenders usually develop later. In the MLS, young defenders sit on the bench and don't get on the field (save a few). But young forwards get sub appearances etc... The Canpl is actually quite heavy on the 18-25 year old Canadian defenders. Of all positions to make progress from the Canpl it is defenders and goalkeepers (later developers).
  10. Don't forget that both of these games for MAK are essentially preseason games. It is very normal to see MLS players struggle and unfit in the Champions League.
  11. I suggest everyone listen to BBC live football daily's Most recent episode. High praise for Davies, and David also mentioned.
  12. I have a sinking feeling that we will all be disappointed with who is called in the end. Release a top 50 list with some real talents only to call TFC 2 in the end.
  13. I have a feeling the CSA will have no excuses when booking friendlies now.... If they use Davies and David right the CSA should be able to actually develop an international brand. What a gift this kid is. Not to mention the gift to the Canpl... People across the world just realized Canada can actually play, and we actually have a league full of young talents to showcase.
  14. Why is Escalante wearing a Brazil jersey?
  15. Actually looked very good in the other highlights as well, not just his goal. I wasn't sure he would have the physical abilities for the MLS given his size. But his quickness seems to make up for that, perhaps a bit tchera like.
  16. To me there are two keys to ownership from another club. 1. You can't compete in the same structure, for example, the Canadian Championship. If TFC because licenced under the USSF similar to Cardiff/Swansea than it may work. 2. The club must have intentions to be a separate entity. This doesn't mean they can't loan players or have a working relationship, but that can't be the intention of the club. Athletico don't need a Canpl club to delevop their players. They are a world class club, they loan their players out where they are best suited just like any other club. Athletico's intensions are likely #1 branding, #2 growing the business (diversification, long term growth, etc...), and maybe #3 a way to get their feet on the ground in Canada to scout talent. Realistically, soccer talent is the last of their worries, a club like Athletico is not looking at Ottawa to generate first team players. It is a business investment, and the Ottawa club managers (hunt) will be looking more for developing talent to sell on.
  17. Love how all the people who said Didic isn't good are all of a sudden using Waterman in their comparisons. Last year it was all Zator, Zator, Zator. Maybe, us fans don't really know that much.... Maybe Didic was a good player on a terrible team. More importantly (if I dare say it), maybe we have multiple young CBs who are just starting to develop because they have never played pro consistently. Cornelius, Didic, Waterman, Zator, and even Samuel. Throw in some even younger guys like the kid from Pacific and we might be looking up.
  18. This is funny, given that the NASL gave out franchises to anyone with pockets (not even deep pockets). The CPL is yet to announce a team. Not similar approaches...
  19. Sure we have unattached FC there. But it is off season for the north American leagues, and we can really only call north American players for this camp. If Didic (technically unattached), James, and Morgan are still unattached come spring, then we have a problem.
  20. Not a bad squad actually. Happy to see 3 games. Glad to see some of the younger euro based players called, and glad that James will final get a look. Jayden Nelson is a bit of a weird inclusion, but if he is as talented as hoped he might step up when surrounded by more experienced players. I expected maybe a Ben Fisk as an extra winger, but going young might not be a bad idea. I expect the majority of the roster will get some playing time with 3 games. It will be exciting to see how our depth players turn up. I think it is important not to have extremely high expectations for these games given the roster though.
  21. David Davies Cavalini Honorable mention to Godinho, the only player who qualified a national team to the hex... Unfortunately it was El Salvador.
  22. This is only for the full game correct? I have the touch version downloaded at the moment.
  23. Actually, Larin's team got relegated in my Belgium FM game. And Larin was glued to the bench for much of the year. It was odd considering how well they are doing right now.
  24. Let me summarize... Canadian clubs from across the country: actually communicate with each other. Canadian fans across the country: oh no! The CPL is going to die!
  25. Hey guys, if you want more info why not just simulate a couple years in football manager, it would be just as accurate as all of your arguments.
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