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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from johnyb in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Sh*t, he's fast! (Quoth Captain Obvious)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Just saw player ratings at three or four other outlets, and they all have Davies and Coutinho as the highest rated for both teams. Remarkable spell for Davies!  Super proud of this young man, and very happy for him. Feel damned blessed he is a Canadian!!
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Kyle_The_Hill in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Colonizing bastards, the lot of them!
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from dyslexic nam in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Colonizing bastards, the lot of them!
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from dyslexic nam in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Sh*t, he's fast! (Quoth Captain Obvious)
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from The Real Marc in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Colonizing bastards, the lot of them!
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from nolando in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Colonizing bastards, the lot of them!
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from nolando in Lucas Cavallini   
    Must admit I was concerned the Caps might overpay to get Cav, but you make an excellent point.  For the record, I am damned excited that he is coming to Vancouver. We just need to get a couple more quality guys around him, which I feel optimistic will indeed happen. 
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from DavemTFC in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone has likely already stated this, but I think the entire game can be summed up in that moment when Davies tried to manufacture a "non-backpass" to Borjan.  First, it was very naïve, a sign that our core team is still quite young, that maybe Davies was playing in the wrong place, that Herdman got his line up and tactics wrong, and that we've still a long ways to go before we see the sun!  Yes, the US got their tactics right and were clinical in capitalizing on our sloppy play, but they were not especially dominant last night.  We certainly did not make it hard for them, and part of that has to do with formation and tactics. 
    Understanding Davies at LB for Bayern vs. Canada is key here, not just to Davies' performance, but to our overall success, which includes Herdman's ability to understand the game.  Davies at LB for Bayern is asked to play defense first, and only spring forward judiciously.  He is still learning the position, in no way comes to it naturally--his new coach at Bayern has pointed out how poor his positioning is--and has an amazing supporting cast at Bayer who DO know positioning etc at the highest level.  Not so with Canada. Sure, he was asked to play LB defensively by Herdman, but he was also told to be Phonzie, marauding forward like a free gazelle whenever he saw the chance.  The issue isn't the fact that he surged forward, but the fact that he was caught between two roles, which is never an easy thing for even the most seasoned footballers to pull off. 
    For a game like this, I would have challenged the US to try to break us down, then hit them on the counter.  I am not saying we should have bunkered, but we should have acknowledged their formation and tactical shift, and the fact that we were playing on their turf. Something like:
    Laryea  Cornelius Vitoria  Miller
              Piette Kaye
    Hoillet  Arfield   Davies
                 David
    This line up would provide Miller with coverage--Kaye and Davies--would allow Kaye or Piette to step forward when there was an opportunity, would have made us tough to break down, and would give us some solid counter attacking options with Davies and Hoillet on the wings.
    In short, we need more games.  
     
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from apbsmith in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone has likely already stated this, but I think the entire game can be summed up in that moment when Davies tried to manufacture a "non-backpass" to Borjan.  First, it was very naïve, a sign that our core team is still quite young, that maybe Davies was playing in the wrong place, that Herdman got his line up and tactics wrong, and that we've still a long ways to go before we see the sun!  Yes, the US got their tactics right and were clinical in capitalizing on our sloppy play, but they were not especially dominant last night.  We certainly did not make it hard for them, and part of that has to do with formation and tactics. 
    Understanding Davies at LB for Bayern vs. Canada is key here, not just to Davies' performance, but to our overall success, which includes Herdman's ability to understand the game.  Davies at LB for Bayern is asked to play defense first, and only spring forward judiciously.  He is still learning the position, in no way comes to it naturally--his new coach at Bayern has pointed out how poor his positioning is--and has an amazing supporting cast at Bayer who DO know positioning etc at the highest level.  Not so with Canada. Sure, he was asked to play LB defensively by Herdman, but he was also told to be Phonzie, marauding forward like a free gazelle whenever he saw the chance.  The issue isn't the fact that he surged forward, but the fact that he was caught between two roles, which is never an easy thing for even the most seasoned footballers to pull off. 
    For a game like this, I would have challenged the US to try to break us down, then hit them on the counter.  I am not saying we should have bunkered, but we should have acknowledged their formation and tactical shift, and the fact that we were playing on their turf. Something like:
    Laryea  Cornelius Vitoria  Miller
              Piette Kaye
    Hoillet  Arfield   Davies
                 David
    This line up would provide Miller with coverage--Kaye and Davies--would allow Kaye or Piette to step forward when there was an opportunity, would have made us tough to break down, and would give us some solid counter attacking options with Davies and Hoillet on the wings.
    In short, we need more games.  
     
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from lamptern in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone has likely already stated this, but I think the entire game can be summed up in that moment when Davies tried to manufacture a "non-backpass" to Borjan.  First, it was very naïve, a sign that our core team is still quite young, that maybe Davies was playing in the wrong place, that Herdman got his line up and tactics wrong, and that we've still a long ways to go before we see the sun!  Yes, the US got their tactics right and were clinical in capitalizing on our sloppy play, but they were not especially dominant last night.  We certainly did not make it hard for them, and part of that has to do with formation and tactics. 
    Understanding Davies at LB for Bayern vs. Canada is key here, not just to Davies' performance, but to our overall success, which includes Herdman's ability to understand the game.  Davies at LB for Bayern is asked to play defense first, and only spring forward judiciously.  He is still learning the position, in no way comes to it naturally--his new coach at Bayern has pointed out how poor his positioning is--and has an amazing supporting cast at Bayer who DO know positioning etc at the highest level.  Not so with Canada. Sure, he was asked to play LB defensively by Herdman, but he was also told to be Phonzie, marauding forward like a free gazelle whenever he saw the chance.  The issue isn't the fact that he surged forward, but the fact that he was caught between two roles, which is never an easy thing for even the most seasoned footballers to pull off. 
    For a game like this, I would have challenged the US to try to break us down, then hit them on the counter.  I am not saying we should have bunkered, but we should have acknowledged their formation and tactical shift, and the fact that we were playing on their turf. Something like:
    Laryea  Cornelius Vitoria  Miller
              Piette Kaye
    Hoillet  Arfield   Davies
                 David
    This line up would provide Miller with coverage--Kaye and Davies--would allow Kaye or Piette to step forward when there was an opportunity, would have made us tough to break down, and would give us some solid counter attacking options with Davies and Hoillet on the wings.
    In short, we need more games.  
     
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from gator in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone has likely already stated this, but I think the entire game can be summed up in that moment when Davies tried to manufacture a "non-backpass" to Borjan.  First, it was very naïve, a sign that our core team is still quite young, that maybe Davies was playing in the wrong place, that Herdman got his line up and tactics wrong, and that we've still a long ways to go before we see the sun!  Yes, the US got their tactics right and were clinical in capitalizing on our sloppy play, but they were not especially dominant last night.  We certainly did not make it hard for them, and part of that has to do with formation and tactics. 
    Understanding Davies at LB for Bayern vs. Canada is key here, not just to Davies' performance, but to our overall success, which includes Herdman's ability to understand the game.  Davies at LB for Bayern is asked to play defense first, and only spring forward judiciously.  He is still learning the position, in no way comes to it naturally--his new coach at Bayern has pointed out how poor his positioning is--and has an amazing supporting cast at Bayer who DO know positioning etc at the highest level.  Not so with Canada. Sure, he was asked to play LB defensively by Herdman, but he was also told to be Phonzie, marauding forward like a free gazelle whenever he saw the chance.  The issue isn't the fact that he surged forward, but the fact that he was caught between two roles, which is never an easy thing for even the most seasoned footballers to pull off. 
    For a game like this, I would have challenged the US to try to break us down, then hit them on the counter.  I am not saying we should have bunkered, but we should have acknowledged their formation and tactical shift, and the fact that we were playing on their turf. Something like:
    Laryea  Cornelius Vitoria  Miller
              Piette Kaye
    Hoillet  Arfield   Davies
                 David
    This line up would provide Miller with coverage--Kaye and Davies--would allow Kaye or Piette to step forward when there was an opportunity, would have made us tough to break down, and would give us some solid counter attacking options with Davies and Hoillet on the wings.
    In short, we need more games.  
     
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Shortdutchcanuck in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone has likely already stated this, but I think the entire game can be summed up in that moment when Davies tried to manufacture a "non-backpass" to Borjan.  First, it was very naïve, a sign that our core team is still quite young, that maybe Davies was playing in the wrong place, that Herdman got his line up and tactics wrong, and that we've still a long ways to go before we see the sun!  Yes, the US got their tactics right and were clinical in capitalizing on our sloppy play, but they were not especially dominant last night.  We certainly did not make it hard for them, and part of that has to do with formation and tactics. 
    Understanding Davies at LB for Bayern vs. Canada is key here, not just to Davies' performance, but to our overall success, which includes Herdman's ability to understand the game.  Davies at LB for Bayern is asked to play defense first, and only spring forward judiciously.  He is still learning the position, in no way comes to it naturally--his new coach at Bayern has pointed out how poor his positioning is--and has an amazing supporting cast at Bayer who DO know positioning etc at the highest level.  Not so with Canada. Sure, he was asked to play LB defensively by Herdman, but he was also told to be Phonzie, marauding forward like a free gazelle whenever he saw the chance.  The issue isn't the fact that he surged forward, but the fact that he was caught between two roles, which is never an easy thing for even the most seasoned footballers to pull off. 
    For a game like this, I would have challenged the US to try to break us down, then hit them on the counter.  I am not saying we should have bunkered, but we should have acknowledged their formation and tactical shift, and the fact that we were playing on their turf. Something like:
    Laryea  Cornelius Vitoria  Miller
              Piette Kaye
    Hoillet  Arfield   Davies
                 David
    This line up would provide Miller with coverage--Kaye and Davies--would allow Kaye or Piette to step forward when there was an opportunity, would have made us tough to break down, and would give us some solid counter attacking options with Davies and Hoillet on the wings.
    In short, we need more games.  
     
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from SirBobsaget in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone has likely already stated this, but I think the entire game can be summed up in that moment when Davies tried to manufacture a "non-backpass" to Borjan.  First, it was very naïve, a sign that our core team is still quite young, that maybe Davies was playing in the wrong place, that Herdman got his line up and tactics wrong, and that we've still a long ways to go before we see the sun!  Yes, the US got their tactics right and were clinical in capitalizing on our sloppy play, but they were not especially dominant last night.  We certainly did not make it hard for them, and part of that has to do with formation and tactics. 
    Understanding Davies at LB for Bayern vs. Canada is key here, not just to Davies' performance, but to our overall success, which includes Herdman's ability to understand the game.  Davies at LB for Bayern is asked to play defense first, and only spring forward judiciously.  He is still learning the position, in no way comes to it naturally--his new coach at Bayern has pointed out how poor his positioning is--and has an amazing supporting cast at Bayer who DO know positioning etc at the highest level.  Not so with Canada. Sure, he was asked to play LB defensively by Herdman, but he was also told to be Phonzie, marauding forward like a free gazelle whenever he saw the chance.  The issue isn't the fact that he surged forward, but the fact that he was caught between two roles, which is never an easy thing for even the most seasoned footballers to pull off. 
    For a game like this, I would have challenged the US to try to break us down, then hit them on the counter.  I am not saying we should have bunkered, but we should have acknowledged their formation and tactical shift, and the fact that we were playing on their turf. Something like:
    Laryea  Cornelius Vitoria  Miller
              Piette Kaye
    Hoillet  Arfield   Davies
                 David
    This line up would provide Miller with coverage--Kaye and Davies--would allow Kaye or Piette to step forward when there was an opportunity, would have made us tough to break down, and would give us some solid counter attacking options with Davies and Hoillet on the wings.
    In short, we need more games.  
     
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from villus in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone has likely already stated this, but I think the entire game can be summed up in that moment when Davies tried to manufacture a "non-backpass" to Borjan.  First, it was very naïve, a sign that our core team is still quite young, that maybe Davies was playing in the wrong place, that Herdman got his line up and tactics wrong, and that we've still a long ways to go before we see the sun!  Yes, the US got their tactics right and were clinical in capitalizing on our sloppy play, but they were not especially dominant last night.  We certainly did not make it hard for them, and part of that has to do with formation and tactics. 
    Understanding Davies at LB for Bayern vs. Canada is key here, not just to Davies' performance, but to our overall success, which includes Herdman's ability to understand the game.  Davies at LB for Bayern is asked to play defense first, and only spring forward judiciously.  He is still learning the position, in no way comes to it naturally--his new coach at Bayern has pointed out how poor his positioning is--and has an amazing supporting cast at Bayer who DO know positioning etc at the highest level.  Not so with Canada. Sure, he was asked to play LB defensively by Herdman, but he was also told to be Phonzie, marauding forward like a free gazelle whenever he saw the chance.  The issue isn't the fact that he surged forward, but the fact that he was caught between two roles, which is never an easy thing for even the most seasoned footballers to pull off. 
    For a game like this, I would have challenged the US to try to break us down, then hit them on the counter.  I am not saying we should have bunkered, but we should have acknowledged their formation and tactical shift, and the fact that we were playing on their turf. Something like:
    Laryea  Cornelius Vitoria  Miller
              Piette Kaye
    Hoillet  Arfield   Davies
                 David
    This line up would provide Miller with coverage--Kaye and Davies--would allow Kaye or Piette to step forward when there was an opportunity, would have made us tough to break down, and would give us some solid counter attacking options with Davies and Hoillet on the wings.
    In short, we need more games.  
     
     
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from apbsmith in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    We were sloppy in possession and made several mistakes that led directly to US goals. The scoreline indeed flatters them. Having said that, bad giveaways have cost this group a couple of big games this year. We need to clean things up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from h coach in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    We were sloppy in possession and made several mistakes that led directly to US goals. The scoreline indeed flatters them. Having said that, bad giveaways have cost this group a couple of big games this year. We need to clean things up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Sloppy, disjointed and too many mistakes. We did ourselves in, and the US were clinical on most of their chances. Not sure we got our tactics right. Davies had some nice moments, but this was not a successful outing for him. Nice to see Eustaquio get some minutes.  Kaye looked really good and would be even better if he was in game shape.  Now we need some games, not just to crack the Hex, but also to build cohesion and clean things up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    We were sloppy in possession and made several mistakes that led directly to US goals. The scoreline indeed flatters them. Having said that, bad giveaways have cost this group a couple of big games this year. We need to clean things up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from toontownman in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    I am perdicting a very chippy game, with several yellows and probably a red. (Hope we don't get the red.) We aren't going to bend over for the Yanks, but we have to play smart.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from apbsmith in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Totally agree, though we also cannot play scared, which we've done too often in the past.  We need to be tenacious, smart, and a bit audacious, just like we were the last game. The US will likely not fold as easily as they did in Toronto, which means we cannot switch off for a second.
    I wonder if Pulisic and Bradley are sitting out in the hopes that Berhalter's days are truly numbered. While this is an important game for Greg, it is NOT a truly important game for the US in general. If missing this game will expedite a change of coach, well, then, I guess Pulisic's hip is feeling dodgy, as is Bradley's ankle.
    I want the same thing I wanted for the game in Toronto: A cohesive, hard fought, and gritty performance from our lads, for a full 90 minutes. An away game is a challenge unto itself, so a solid performance and signs of team growth are what I want to see. Yeah, I want a result, but I want to see signs of growth, character, and fight more than anything.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Morris will be dangerous. I perdict it. 
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from A_Gagne in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Totally agree, though we also cannot play scared, which we've done too often in the past.  We need to be tenacious, smart, and a bit audacious, just like we were the last game. The US will likely not fold as easily as they did in Toronto, which means we cannot switch off for a second.
    I wonder if Pulisic and Bradley are sitting out in the hopes that Berhalter's days are truly numbered. While this is an important game for Greg, it is NOT a truly important game for the US in general. If missing this game will expedite a change of coach, well, then, I guess Pulisic's hip is feeling dodgy, as is Bradley's ankle.
    I want the same thing I wanted for the game in Toronto: A cohesive, hard fought, and gritty performance from our lads, for a full 90 minutes. An away game is a challenge unto itself, so a solid performance and signs of team growth are what I want to see. Yeah, I want a result, but I want to see signs of growth, character, and fight more than anything.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from lamptern in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Totally agree, though we also cannot play scared, which we've done too often in the past.  We need to be tenacious, smart, and a bit audacious, just like we were the last game. The US will likely not fold as easily as they did in Toronto, which means we cannot switch off for a second.
    I wonder if Pulisic and Bradley are sitting out in the hopes that Berhalter's days are truly numbered. While this is an important game for Greg, it is NOT a truly important game for the US in general. If missing this game will expedite a change of coach, well, then, I guess Pulisic's hip is feeling dodgy, as is Bradley's ankle.
    I want the same thing I wanted for the game in Toronto: A cohesive, hard fought, and gritty performance from our lads, for a full 90 minutes. An away game is a challenge unto itself, so a solid performance and signs of team growth are what I want to see. Yeah, I want a result, but I want to see signs of growth, character, and fight more than anything.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Totally agree, though we also cannot play scared, which we've done too often in the past.  We need to be tenacious, smart, and a bit audacious, just like we were the last game. The US will likely not fold as easily as they did in Toronto, which means we cannot switch off for a second.
    I wonder if Pulisic and Bradley are sitting out in the hopes that Berhalter's days are truly numbered. While this is an important game for Greg, it is NOT a truly important game for the US in general. If missing this game will expedite a change of coach, well, then, I guess Pulisic's hip is feeling dodgy, as is Bradley's ankle.
    I want the same thing I wanted for the game in Toronto: A cohesive, hard fought, and gritty performance from our lads, for a full 90 minutes. An away game is a challenge unto itself, so a solid performance and signs of team growth are what I want to see. Yeah, I want a result, but I want to see signs of growth, character, and fight more than anything.
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