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The Beaver 2.0

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  1. Yes, and perhaps his biggest asset: smart, smart, smart. Football smarts with athletic ability and a nose for goal SHOULD help him slot into many different systems, I would think.
  2. Caps with a strong comeback win in preseason today versus Minnesota. Seriously outshot Minnesota and save for the blunder on the first goal against, the Caps looked the better team for nearly the full game. Too early to tell, but it looks like the Caps have a team this year, by which I mean a cohesive group who know how to play together and with purpose. Lots of bright spots out there today, but I was especially impressed by Tiebert, Adnan, Cava and Dajome. Inbeom was also excellent, as was Reyna. It is pleasing to see how good a footballer Cava is. He works his ass off and is very smart. Notched his fourth preseason goal in four games. This team is much better in possession than they were last year--so far--and they are playing more cohesive football all around. Looks like a tight group already. They've a couple more players yet to join, but they arrive this week, from what I hear. They do not have massive depth, but this squad looks stronger and more complete than the one from last year.
  3. Echoes of Wynn Belotte? All this promise at a young age but not enough humility to put in the work required? Or, if not lack of humility, then something else? The easiest thing to do is work your ass off! I hope he can get his head straight before it is too late.
  4. No, sadly, only speed. (I am the Alphonso Davies of that particular appendage, to my wife’s chagrin.)😉
  5. At least not against quality sides. If playing true minnows, then one could see some value in playing Davies at LB. But against tough CONCACAF competition, we need him causing havoc up the field, keeping our opponents on the back foot.
  6. And I don't think we should dismiss the idea of him playing on his off-wing either. He played there for parts of the first game against the US and he was a pain in their Yankee assess. It is tactically wise to use Davies in attack, if only because it forces the opposition to always keep an eye on him. It is as much a defensive tactic as an offensive. (Two birds; one Davies.)
  7. High praise indeed! I am a huge fan of de Bruyne: smart, skilled, strong, and excellent in attack and responsible defending. David is lacking in the defensive side of his game, but he's got the skill and the brains to be a great attacking footballer for a long time.
  8. Caps have added a winger: https://www.whitecapsfc.com/post/2020/01/27/wfc-acquire-milinkovic Seems like a character guy, hard working, with some quality. Not a game-changer, but a decent piece (perhaps). From what I can tell, this is going to be a hard working Caps team, if nothing else. They will not be fun to play against. Still think we need a bit of magic in midfield. Perhaps they are expecting Inbeom to rise to the challenge.
  9. Then for the love of us all, do not have the pissbeer AND the popcorn. You'll inflate the dome all by yo'self.
  10. Very happy Godoy is back. He will be central to the cause (forgive the pun) this year. He might be a good guy to captain the team, but I suspect MDS will go for a cat like Andy Rose. Which makes little sense considering he shouldn't be a starter in most games. But I am happy to see the Caps putting the pieces together. While MDS has not made nearly as many changes to the roster as he did when he first joined, this team still has a lot of new guys. It is going to take time for them to find their chemistry.
  11. Ha! While I might consider your critique a bit harsh, I have to admit I cannot wait until the day when they've a proper stadium. I think it will happen, but not for quite a while yet. As for the food, what were you expecting? Just down a couple of super over-priced pissbeers, and then anything you eat will taste miraculously...well, slightly less terrible. I just eat the popcorn.
  12. Sure, fair enough, especially if we pull out the clichés about Canadian culture. Hell, I was born here and I have lived here for nearly five (shudder) decades, and I do not identify with the stereotype you spelled out above. And yet, the lad could have been a bit wiser about his PR, no?
  13. Or maybe he ain't dumb, just super shy and self-conscious. But he clearly needs media-training, at minimum.
  14. So it isn't the Caps who hate Canada, just their star DP (who was born in the country)? We need Cavallini for depth up front, for now, but if Larin and David continue to develop, then Lucas could easily find himself out of favour with Herdman, especially if he hasn't drunk the Kookaid yet. (Hard to build team unity and a team mentality when your "star" striker refuses to buy in. Not saying he hasn't bought it--only conjecture--but you get the point.) But bottom line: How stupid can the guy be? He has just signed for a Canadian squad and plays a critical role for our National Team!! He has clearly had very little, if any, PR training before coming to the Caps. You never say dipshitty stuff like this to ANY media. I don't care if his self-esteem is such that he cannot say to Spanish-language reporters: "I am happy to be going home to Canada, thrilled to start a new adventure with a great club in Vancouver, but a big part of me will always be Latino. I loved my time playing in Uruguay and Mexico; these countries will always have a special place in my heart." Davies, even when he was 17, was more media-savvy than Cavallini at 26!! Turns out you can't teach speed or intelligence.
  15. Caps have signed a winger! Looks like a solid choice, but we'll see soon enough. (Now we just need another CM) https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/01/17/vancouver-whitecaps-fc-acquire-winger-cristian-dajome-transfer-bogota
  16. Out of curiosity, and because I am too lazy to search the interweb, where is Jono Deguzman these days?
  17. Ohh, moving Adnan into the midfield is kind of interesting. And fills one key spot, too.
  18. Does this mean the Caps now officially love Canada?! Next signing: Junior!!
  19. Love the fight in this squad. Much better half. Had we played this way from the beginning we might have notched at least one (on side) goal.
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