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  1. Tough draw for the Canadian qualifier. Club Leon, likely Cruz Azul, then either Columbus or Monterrey if they get to the semis. The other side of the draw is Club America and the rest of the MLS teams.
  2. Hey Kent, I noticed the same thing. Just before the comments disappeared, I think one of the commenters was setting up a bunch of false accounts and downvoting everything everybody wrote. They're probably clearing this up. I say this because I believe it happened about five years ago as well. That time the MLS website closed comments for about three months and then restarted. I could be wrong here, but since it has happened before and I did notice all the -11 downvotes all over before they stopped showing them, I'm leaning toward this theory.
  3. That makes sense. Now the Canadian MLS teams have more than one way to qualify: Mexican teams qualify through Liga MX, Copa MX, Leagues Cup. American teams qualify through MLS, US Open Cup, Leagues Cup. Canadian MLS teams qualify through MLS, Voyageurs Cup, Leagues Cup. Canadian CPL teams qualify through CPL and Voyageurs Cup. I like the idea in principal. Also, it's free exposure for both the CPL and their players, as they will be playing against the two best CONCACAF leagues. Any who do well, will be looked at by more than just the three Canadian MLS teams. I see t
  4. So because everyone else in MLS is becoming Something FC, they decided to be radically different and become CF Montreal. Which in English is Montreal FC. I'm going to miss the Impact name. I do like the logo. The colour names always crack me up, though. Impact Black? Black is black. And the blue is called... well I guess we now have a Canadian Classique between the Reds and the Sacre Bleus?
  5. Unfortunately I have to agree with this. I watched the U20's this year and they looked bad. Jamaica played them off the field, Guatemala actually had better scoring chances in their tie, and even in their win over El Salvador, they barely looked like scoring even though they had something like 70% possession. I didn't watch after the prelims, because I didn't expect them to beat Cuba. A sidenote: All the teams they played in the tournament (including the US, who they lost to in the quarters) have national leagues and a lot of the u20s play in their respective leagues. They are little
  6. It would make sense that some don't send teams to the CCC. We're talking about a group of 30 Caribbean countries each without a professional league. Most of these islands federation's need CONCACAF's help to afford to play in the Nation's League and WC qualifying. Their amateur clubs definitely couldn't pay for a trip to another island for a two week competition, since their players probably all have regular jobs at home.
  7. So York U is playing at York U... ­čśÄ The crest looks nice, and even the gold fits in well with the colour scheme. I like the rebrand. Though I think the United name can be overused, this is one of those times where it is appropriate for the area.
  8. He also let two Marathon players move 5 feet ahead of his spray line on a Bekker free kick in the first half. It's pretty bad.
  9. @Canadian Soccer FanThanks for putting up the link. It was very informative. Listening to it, I don't think the CPL will have any problems with MediaPro. There are a few differences that I noticed between Ligue 1's situation and here: MediaPro have already shown their strategy works in Canada. They have CBC on board, and got individual TV market deals with Shaw, CHCH, and other local networks for the Island Games. They even got Fox in the US and broadcasters in places like India and South Africa to pay to watch us! The CPL is easy to market, and is cheap. In France, Canal+ and BeIn
  10. When he first moved to Lille he was commenting on having to do more weights, so I guess it has had an effect on his build.
  11. Good pickup by York9 for Giantsopolous. I will miss him in Calgary. I always considered him and Carducci 1A and 1B in net, so it was only a matter of time before he moved. And yes, I think he's better than Ingham. He's better than a lot of the starters on some of the other CPL teams.
  12. Yes it does. Forge is Can2 for CONCACAF league seeding purposes, so the better that Forge does, the better seeding the CPL champion has for the next year's competition. It'll be Forge again next year. Canada 2 is at the bottom right now because we are the newest team in CL and don't have 5 years of coefficient points yet. Good luck to Forge tonight. This is traditionally Panama's biggest club, so it'll be a tough test.
  13. The Impact relied too much on Nacho Piatti for too long. This is their first year without him, their one DP left is a DM who's over the hill and seems to be picking up speed, and people are wondering why a team who hasn't made the playoffs since Drogba and Bernier is doing so badly. I don't put this on Henry, he's the new lipstick on a pig that's been decaying for years, Piatti being the old lipstick. The Impact have some good pieces, but have never figured out how to get them to work together. Now that Taider is gone, who's the playmaking midfielder? Quioto look goods up front, but
  14. You may be righ about Panama economically, but their clubs seem to be doing well on continent, so maybe they're punching above their weight. Honduras also has a good record in CONCACAF's leagues the last while, so maybe I should have them there too as 3-5. Anyway, the CPL can be in that mix. It'll take time, but we do have the resources.
  15. I'd put Panama - Costa Rica 3-4, interchangeably. They are the two most stable countries in Central America, as well as the richest. Both countries have teams that tend to do well against LMX/MLS teams. The CPL should be striving over time to get into that 3-5 spot with those two leagues. Right now I'd put CPL ahead of all the Carribbean leagues and behind all the Central American leagues, barring Belize and maybe Guatemala.
  16. Bojan scores on a long range skipper, and Waterman starts the play with a nice break-up slide at the centre line. Good to see.
  17. @yothat2 FC Montreal was the Impact's version of TFC II, from what I can recall. Basically the old Montreal Impact Academy, so his job would have been to develop the Impact youth, as opposed to winning USL. They played in the same division as TFC II, and pretty much had the same record as them over two years.
  18. Last year Lille scored a whopping 35 goals in 28 games, while allowing 27. After watching a few games this year, Lille seems to have an issue with midfielders continuously letting fly from 25-30 yards away, and barely playing into the box. Last year, their midfielders scored 4 goals, 3 by one player. It's almost the exact same midfield this year. The fact Lille has scored 6 goals this year is almost in spite of their midfield. Lille's best midfielder this year has been Bamba, who's technically a forward, and that says a lot. To put it into perspective, Lille's defence outscored their mids
  19. Exactly! Without Laryea, Pozuelo wouldn't have had the ball to pass to Jozy, or to shoot, or to... wait, the 3rd was ALL Richie. I knew that he had some moves, but what Laryea did to the Crew (and to NYCFC the game before, when he ran through three players to the middle of the box just inside the 18 before passing off) have shown some world class control, combined with speed. He also tends not to miss either. When he shoots, the keeper better save it, 'cause it's not going wide.
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