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  1. When is FIFA doing the intercontinental draw for the 2022 World Cup? All I can find is at a later date.
  2. After his speed, what would you say is his next best attribute is? For me, I’d probably name 4 or 5 things before anything to do with his defending.
  3. I don’t know how many times I need to watch him for Bayern, or the Canada. He is not a fullback. Hasn’t played it his whole career until Bayern, and it shows. At best, he’s a wingback. He’s not a very good defender. He just relies on his speed. Doesn’t pick up his man well in the box, and the angles he takes to defend are weird. And that completely understandable, with how long he’s learned this position. But, he’s not being fully utilized. He has so much to bring to an attack, but doesn’t get to on that team. He needs to be freed.
  4. So it’s on the bad end. His season might be done. Will be close. He might be able to still play for Canada though, but it might be his first action in 2 months. Recovery time is usually 6-8 weeks.
  5. Apparently it’s sprained. Hopefully it’s just a minor sprain, and he only misses a couple of weeks.
  6. Whatever way you want to spin it. I’ll spin it another way. He leads Ligue 1 in goals since the new year. So he’s the most in form striker in France for the last 3 months. And honestly, if he took penalties, and didn’t get screwed out of a couple goals, he’d have 15/16 goals, with 7 to go. With the way that team plays, that’s pretty impressive actually.
  7. For the draw, the teams were allocated to four pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of October 2017. Pot one contained the hosts Russia (who were automatically assigned to position A1) and the best seven teams. Pot two contained the next best eight teams, and so on for pots three and four.[46] This was different from previous draws, when only pot one was based on FIFA rankings while the remaining pots were based on geographical considerations. However, teams from the same confederation still were not drawn against each other for the group stage, except that two UEFA teams could be in each gro
  8. What some people aren’t thinking about, is if we do make the World Cup, what would our ranking be for the draw. The difference between being in pot 3, and pot 4 could be a good Gold Cup, because of the value of the points (higher than WCQ points I believe). Being in pot 3, could give us a chance of maybe getting out the group. I don’t think our full A team will play, but won’t be surprised if 2-3 of our starters end up there, with a majority of our remaining of our bench/reserves. The rest will be filled with our best u-23’s, and players they would like
  9. That Dest kid is a problem. I remember him against Canada in the rematch against the states in November 2019. His first match for the States, and completely owned Davies on that side. They have a special player there.
  10. Man, I don’t know about you guys, but having this guy and Atiba controlling the ball in our midfield is a wet dream. They can both take care of it, great pass percentage, and are very good against the press (Mexico). This team is gonna live and die by our CB’s.
  11. They all improve Suriname, but the Bisewar signing is meh. They’re all going to start on the back line, so it will make them harder to break down, but none of these guys are midfielders, or strikers. We should still be able to take the game to them, and overwhelm them.
  12. That reads “I won’t be there in March, but I’ll be there in June” to me.
  13. Don’t watch to much of the premier league, but I was curious how many mins Tomori has gotten since he got his England caps. He’s played 45 mins in the league since mid September, and 188 mins in the league cup. This guy is gonna get buried at Chelsea like so many before him has. Which got me thinking. How unlucky for Canada fans that this guy got a 3 month starting spot for Chelsea? If Derby wins that promotion match, he probably stays there for another season, and doesn’t probably get the call. If Chelsea didn’t get 3-4 serious injuries at CB, he doesn’t get a sniff at t
  14. If I had to guess, he doesn’t play the first 2 games in March, and plays in June (final 2 games of the group + home and away with Haiti/Nicaragua after his club season is done. If we make the Oct, he will have a decision to make.
  15. Me personally, no. Davies for obvious reasons, but Richie Laryea, outside of Pozuelo, has been TFC’s best player all season. He has really developed into one the best fullbacks in the league. So much so that teams (Nashville especially), had to game plan around him. Over load on his side, so he’s have to beat 3 guys to get to the end line/box. if he has anyone season like last, O think we will starting hearing Europe calling, probably more so than Osorio did.
  16. Well Laryea has played a lot in a 4-3-3 system, which is very similar to a 3-5-2. A lot of the same role, and assignments. Davies has not, but he is a very good defender, and I think this position suits him the best. Give him the rains to attack, and he can make up for learning mistakes because of his speed. I truly believe these 2 guys attacking down the lines is going to be a treat for us, and the world to watch.
  17. Larin David Arfield Davies Hutchison Laryea Eustaquio Kennedy Victoria Cornelius Borjan 3-5-2 gets you best players on the field, and in the best positions. Davies, and Laryea are game changers, and allowing them free rains to bomb the sidelines is going to give teams fits. For me, Larin has added holding the ball up to his game, and is a decent passer. If he keeps this pace up till March, he’s in my starting 11 over Hoillett, and Cavallini. Dav
  18. I don’t think we should look by Haiti. Remember, they took Mexico to extra time in that Gold Cup, and held their own. Bermuda, and Suriname are a different story. If we can’t get by them somewhat comfortably, then Herdman has completely wasted our best generation for over a decade, if not more.
  19. Something to keep in mind, none European players will be at a severe disadvantage for the 3 games in January. MLS playoffs start at the end of October/mid November. That’s 2 months off without competitive games, then being thrown into an away game in Honduras, and home tie against the states.
  20. My person opinion, Kaye, and Piette. Eustaquio, Hutchinson, Arfield are automatic. If they play a 4-2-2-2, or 4-4-2 diamond, then I think Osorio gets the last spot. Herdman rates him, and has played very well in big club/country games over the last 4 years. Very good passer, and doesn’t give the ball up. Also has improved significantly on the defensive side of the ball.
  21. I think you guys are all forgetting if Canada somehow makes the World Cup, their World Ranking will be used to determine what pot they’re in. I’d much rather be in pot 3, then 4. 1 gold cup game potentially could be the difference.
  22. I don’t think you have been watching Turkey lately. They beat France, and tied them in qualifying. They allowed 3 goals against all campaign, none coming from open play. They have been unlucky with some injuries the past couple months to big players, but was a legit dark horse for this Euro. In my book, a top 10 team for sure in UEFA.
  23. Would be a great learning experience for us if we were to qualify before World Cup 2026.
  24. Any news about Ricardo Ferreira? He signed with that top flight Portuguese team a few weeks ago, but it seems like he hasn’t made the bench yet.
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