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Everything posted by VinceA

  1. I'd argue Liam Fraser probably shouldn't be on the squad. If we need another CM realistically Baldisimo should be an option. Otherwise he's the guy I could see Millar taking the spot from.
  2. Should be noted that he is a very good passer.
  3. My issue is more with their coach. Tappa Whitmore is a pure motivator and isn't tactically adept at all. Jamaican fans have wanted him out for years now.
  4. Bailey is seriously becoming one of those "stars" that are so underwhelming for their country, like Claudio Pizarro was for Peru. In his case he doesn't seem to every come in to camp fit, or if you want to get all conspiratorial, he conveniently likes to announce he's not fit right before international duty. He also just generally looks so uninspired when he suits up. USL man Junior Flemmings is more of a threat on the wings than Bailey is for their country.
  5. Nope it was the opposite. The English based players except for Anthony Grant were able to appear for the home match, but were barred from playing in Mexico or Costa Rica.
  6. Jamaica's "B" teams looked a hell of a lot better in Mexico and Costa Rica than what they put out against Panama in Kingston. It also should be noted that Independence Park has not been good to them in a long time when it comes to WCQ.
  7. But it was at home with all their "best" players. They will probably use all their English based players and once again look disjointed.
  8. I could see some Euro guys joining if we do friendlies in Europe, which the program has done before (ages ago). Otherwise if the tournament is in the summer then I don't see why our euro guys who would be willing to go wouldn't. The whole reason it's in the summer is for clubs to be more willing in releasing players.
  9. No the summer 2022 event will basically be a U-19 tournament since the qualification is for the 2023 FIFA U-20 WC.
  10. The big dual Nats (Flores, Dias, Jebbison) are for sure question marks. Of them I think Dias is the most likely and Flores the least likely. Apparently Atanasov in Bulgaria is definitely interested and follows Canadian soccer. I think he's been in Bulgarian camps before. Dimitrov hasn't made his pro debut yet and I'm not sure about his allegiances. Smith isn't getting call ups to France's U19 team so I think he accepts a call up. The CPL and MLS guys would for sure be available although I hope the CSA begins taking the CPL seriously when it comes to youth scouting. Our 2019 U17 squad could have had players coming in who were in professional environments in the CPL and getting pro minutes and opted to ignore them for a full academy squad. (Pepple the main one).
  11. I made a rough list of our 03 and 04 depth a few months ago. It may be a but outdated. We need a camp for these guys.
  12. This means 01s and 02s don't get any football unless Canada makes it to the Olympics. 03s and 04s will be relied on to get us to the U20 WC and the Olympics in 2024.
  13. i don't like this as our 01s and 02s have no youth tournament football unless Canada makes it to the Olympics. Our 03 and 04s are pretty good though.
  14. He probably should be but if our strongest XI is a 5-3-2 he's Davies' understudy.
  15. I think the door opens to Ennin because of Akinola's injury and Herdman likes playing with two up top and right now he has four guys (Hoilett, David, Larin, Cavallini) for that role but I think the safer bet is five, especially with three match windows. I think atm you have Ennin fighting with Millar and Corbeanu, especially if Herdman doesn't think the latter two can play wingback and can only either be wingers or in a 3atb situation up top with a partner. I can't see Corbeanu or Millar being wingbacks I think they're better more advanced. All this depth is wild but also makes me feel a bit bad that not everyone can come along for the rides😅
  16. There are legitimate questions to be asked of the CSA concerning the fact that despite a growth of the sport in this country and 2026 why pre covid have they not done more to secure sponsors and funding for the program. It's easy to cry poor but when Carribean countries are apparently outspending you that's a problem. Especially when you parade the program as a top one in CONCACAF. Remember in a World Cup year in 2018 Canada played four games. Four. There's no excuse for that. There are definitely dual nationals who we will lose because they never get a chance to play in a camp with Canada and by the time we want to offer them senior minutes it's too late. Sali, Smith, Dias, Flores and Jebbison alone warrant a camp. Not to mention the MLS and CPL guys we have forging their careers at the moment.
  17. Oso is at his prime which is one of the better midfielders in MLS and a unique option for Canada which is great.
  18. I think realistically Waterman would have to be the understudy right? Doesn't he play RCB in a back 3 for Montreal?
  19. Yeah, I think the one reason Ferdi is now contemplating Canada is because we're in high stakes matches and Herdman is telling him that he'll get minutes whereas it seems the Dutch aren't even talking to him about senior opportunities and Turkey might be talking but aren't willing to give him the time Canada is. edit: Just wanted to add that Şenol Güneş apparently spoke with Ferdi at the beginning of the year, but that didn't lead anywhere as Ferdi opted to continue with the Dutch U21 squad and now he's aged out of that and Güneş is gone amid a number of issues with Turkey. Turkey could either scramble and add new blood quick for October or get a new guy in who will try to steady the ship with veterans. We'll have to see. I'm guessing Herdman will call him up again in October as a courtesy and we'll go from there.
  20. Younger and pre foot injury Michael Bradley could run forever.
  21. Someone mentioned that Vitoria looks like he would be the third property brother and now I can't unsee it LOL
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