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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Obinna in Canada vs Trinidad Series - (March 23 - 31, 2020)   
    I always knew Coronavirus was a bio-weapon engineered by the El Salvador FA to keep us from getting to the HEX.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    When he gets fully fit and irons out the kinks, he'll start to dominate the midfield like he did last year. I feel he still has the ability to improve his game by at least a couple of notches.  He will be motivated.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    He started poorly against Philly, but he improved as the match wore on. He does not seem nearly as fit as he was last year, that's for sure. But it was his passing that was letting him down, and some cheap giveaways. He's usually strong in possession and very neat in his passing. Like I said, the passing got much better as the game progressed.  Kaye is the sort of guy that will raise his levels, for sure. He just needs to do so before he gets taken out of the 11!
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to gigi riva in Ryan Raposo   
    he looked very lively I  his time on the field . hopefully he continues this play and improves
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Northvansteve in Ryan Raposo   
    Made his MLS debut with the Whitecaps and looked really good. Subbed in to right mid. Lots of speed, skill and good passing. He started the play that led to the Caps winning goal. Then made another pass to Ricketts leading to a penalty. Was lively, skilled and made such an impression that he will surely get lots of playing time off the bench. Great start!
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to CanadianSoccerFan in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    I think the keeper read the scouting report.  Cav has tried the panenka so many times that it's safest to just stand tall and not move
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from gator in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    Much better performance from the Caps tonight. Scrappy but mostly organized, with a good defensive performance all around. They did better to get up field versus Galaxy (as compared to SKC). They are still figuring each other out, but there were flashes of solid link play, and the effort tonight was so much better.  Inbeom is the guy who most needs to raise his levels, but I know he'll get there. He did better to get up field in this game, but his decision making was mostly poor.
    Ricketts, Cava and Tiebert worked their asses off all game. Revelation of the game: Raposo! Kid was not overwhelmed or intimidated, and he was great on the ball--quick feet--and made very smart passes. Positive young player. He will get more game time for sure.  Bikel found his way into the game and fought hard. Khmiri was strong, as was Rose. Adnan was kind of quiet until the second half, then made a great run and pass to Tosaint for the goal.  Ouwusu came on late and looked decent: rusty for sure, but sharp and confident.
    They've still a long ways to go, but you can see the potential and this was a solid step forward. Wish Cava had picked a corner on the PK, but he'll get his first soon enough.
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Ivan in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    Much better performance from the Caps tonight. Scrappy but mostly organized, with a good defensive performance all around. They did better to get up field versus Galaxy (as compared to SKC). They are still figuring each other out, but there were flashes of solid link play, and the effort tonight was so much better.  Inbeom is the guy who most needs to raise his levels, but I know he'll get there. He did better to get up field in this game, but his decision making was mostly poor.
    Ricketts, Cava and Tiebert worked their asses off all game. Revelation of the game: Raposo! Kid was not overwhelmed or intimidated, and he was great on the ball--quick feet--and made very smart passes. Positive young player. He will get more game time for sure.  Bikel found his way into the game and fought hard. Khmiri was strong, as was Rose. Adnan was kind of quiet until the second half, then made a great run and pass to Tosaint for the goal.  Ouwusu came on late and looked decent: rusty for sure, but sharp and confident.
    They've still a long ways to go, but you can see the potential and this was a solid step forward. Wish Cava had picked a corner on the PK, but he'll get his first soon enough.
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Ruffian in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    Let's see what happens when the new recruits are fully integrated.  Unlike many here in Vancouver, I'm not giving up yet.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Acid-Tone in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    This game was lost in the midfield, for the most part, and it does not help that Tiebert and Inbeom BOTH play so far back.  We simply could not keep the ball last night, at least not for the bulk of the game. Very interesting to see who of this opening night 11 becomes a core starter as the season rolls on.  We've two CBs on the sidelines who will likely win starting roles, plus two midfielders, one of whom will likely relieve Tiebert of his starting duties.  Nerwinski had a very good game all around, and Reyna had some good moments, along with Melinkovic, and Cava put in a shift but got very little service, but this team looked disjointed and fresh out of ideas. SKC is a good side with an excellent coach, mind you. Kinda is the (sorry) kinda fella we need in the midfield, covering a ton of ground, always pressing, great on the dribble, smart in passing. He makes **** happen. And he scored a brilliant goal. 
    Lots of work to do if this Caps team is going to show better than they did last year. I am not giving up hope, but let's see how the new guys are integrated and how this team builds.  I need to see real cohesion and improved team play in the next five games!!
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from nolando in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    They are really sticking to a particular profile and I admire the vision and strategy. Let's see if it works. This guy seems solid on the ball, sort of like Deguzman in his prime. Excited to see what he might bring to the team.
    Wife and I are heading to the game tomorrow. Very excited! Let's get this season off on the right foot.
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to WestHamCanadianinOxford in Jonathan David   
    Thank you very much for that.
    Very smart kid, incredibly level head.  
     
    And I love what he says about the Bundesliga, it would kill me to see him go to some of those Premier League teams. 
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Bertuzzi44 in Jonathan David   
    Whoa now... let's now put down that mid-2000s midfield. That was a great midfield, but didn't live up to their potential. Sound familiar? I know it is early but the current team hasn't won anything yet either....
    In my books, prime Hutchinson and DeGuzman walk into the current Canada setup easily. 
    Prime DeGuzman > Piette
    Prime Hutchinson > Osorio
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in Jonathan David   
    I fear a far more sinister virus: getting CONCACAFfed. (It's like herpes, but less fun.)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from MtlMario in Jonathan David   
    I fear a far more sinister virus: getting CONCACAFfed. (It's like herpes, but less fun.)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Bison44 in Jonathan David   
    I fear a far more sinister virus: getting CONCACAFfed. (It's like herpes, but less fun.)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from cronaldo7 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    And he seems a genuinely good human being, too!! Damned proud of all that he's achieved in a short amount of time. I feel blessed that I got to see him play at BC Place. Hope to see him on the Island (but I imagine tickets are all gone, yes?)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from CanadaFan123 in Jonathan David   
    I fear a far more sinister virus: getting CONCACAFfed. (It's like herpes, but less fun.)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from TFC2017 in Jonathan David   
    I fear a far more sinister virus: getting CONCACAFfed. (It's like herpes, but less fun.)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Alex in Jonathan David   
    I fear a far more sinister virus: getting CONCACAFfed. (It's like herpes, but less fun.)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from johnyb in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    And he seems a genuinely good human being, too!! Damned proud of all that he's achieved in a short amount of time. I feel blessed that I got to see him play at BC Place. Hope to see him on the Island (but I imagine tickets are all gone, yes?)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from N1ckbr0wn in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    And he seems a genuinely good human being, too!! Damned proud of all that he's achieved in a short amount of time. I feel blessed that I got to see him play at BC Place. Hope to see him on the Island (but I imagine tickets are all gone, yes?)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    And he seems a genuinely good human being, too!! Damned proud of all that he's achieved in a short amount of time. I feel blessed that I got to see him play at BC Place. Hope to see him on the Island (but I imagine tickets are all gone, yes?)
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to kacbru in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    I only was able to follow the game in the Guardian minute-by-minute https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2020/feb/25/chelsea-v-bayern-munich-champions-league-last-16-live .  This was one of the many comments about Davies that stood out (italics on sensational are the Guardian, not me!):
    87 min: Davies scampers down the left yet again and finds Lewandowski on the edge of the box. Not for the first time tonight, a great chance is passed by as a Bayern striker can’t sort out his feet. They’ve earned the right to make a few mistakes, to be fair. Davies has been sensational, a star in the making.
     
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