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Trois Reds

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  1. We are sort of agreeing on the first point, in a roundabout way. In regards to the smaller stadiums in Canada: CPL needs 4000 fans to break even, so building or using a 3500 person stadium doesn't do it. If you are losing money even when you sell out, your business model isn't working.
  2. Of course, if MLS took your idea and eased up on their requirements in 2007, then TFC and the Sounders, for instance, wouldn't have built soccer stadiums and we would still have 10-12 MLS teams with 3000 fans per game in 12 Rose Bowl stadiums. Or a new version of the NASL, which went the way of the dodo. Before this league started there was talk about 4000 fans per game being a break-even point for the clubs, which is why the CPL wants stadiums with a 5000+ capacity. Building a 3500 cap. stadium is economically unfeasible unless you expect, every game, a full stadium of people paying $40 a ticket.
  3. Santos is from Limon and they're playing the game in San Jose. They probably want to get home by bus tonight to save money on a hotel.
  4. Could they buy Altidore down? His salary would have to be low enough that they can cover it.
  5. So TFC will have a forward line of 32-35 year olds (remember Altidore) and drop players like Soteldo, Akinola and Achara? This reminds me of the Leafs from 1995-2015. Why get a decent 22-24 year old who can be a star for years when you have a 34 year old who's best times were 6 years ago? Add in all our sprightly youthful starting XI next year in 30+ year old Pozuelo, Bradley, Gonzalez, Mavinga... yep, looks like old time MLSE. If this happens, I will not be impressed.
  6. I just checked. It's his birthday. But it must be more than mere coincidence...
  7. So did Jamaica. The difference is, we became the first team to get points off both Mexico and the US away in the same qualifier.
  8. He's set to be the first person to coach in both a Men's and Women's World Cup, and it be the same country. No-one else can say that. I don't think Herdman will feel his job is done here until we make the World Cup and play in it.
  9. If Canada can weather the first ten minutes here, I think they can catch Mexico on the break.
  10. Very well written piece. Thanks for the link.
  11. Marcus Haber has 3 goals in two games for his Cambodian team, including 2 yesterday in a 5-0 win. His team, Visakha, is in a four way fight for top spot in the Champion's Group stage of the league.
  12. Yes there are : Cavalry vs. Edmonton: 8 wins, 2 ties, 17 for, 4 against. Cavalry vs. Valour: 6 wins, 2 ties, 19 for, 3 against. If the question was rhetorical, I apologize. But you are not alone. And I have more faith in Pacific turning the tide than those two. Excuse the pun.
  13. Alajuelense must be kicking themselves. They lost to the last placed team in Guatemala. Guastatoya has one win in all comps this year.
  14. Whoops, I counted them twice. My bad.
  15. Delete this part. As for MLS, I wouldn't be surprised if they went the way of all the other U.S. leagues and stopped at 32.
  16. Right now, Whitmore is just a motivator. Jamaica was one of the Original Six who got put into the Octo because of their FIFA ranking. They might have talent, but they haven't played a meaningful game in 5 years. They last played WCQ in 2016, when were knocked out in the same round as Canada. We should have the advantage against them, since we also have a motivator as coach.
  17. Thanks. I had just turned it on, and my phone said halftime. My mistake. That does explains all the police.
  18. Good luck to him. He was always one of my favourite players even before TFC, always working his ass off. Had a good nose for the net in his prime. I hope Morrow continues to have as great a career off the field as he did on it.
  19. I see on the powerpoint proposal that they expect no leagues to run from June to July every year. I can see why Comnebol hates this, 9 of them would have their seasons cut in half. Only Brazil plays the European winter season. Same with MLS, CPL, South Korea, Japan, and Scandinavia. Does this mean MLS and CPL have to lose their revenue stream (fans) in the summer because they are forced to shut down for two months every year? I don't see that happening.
  20. I've heard July 2022. I first saw it on the rsssf.com website (under List of Champions - Canada - 2020) a few months ago, but I heard it on TV again about a month or so ago. I can't remember when, it was either when Forge was playing FAS or a TSN commentator during one of the first few TFC home-in-Toronto games, so at least one announcer seemed to hear the same. Of course, I might have just been hearing things, but the website is pretty meticulous about things.
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