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  1. Valour has re-signed many of last season's key pieces, including the most important one, AJB. Based on his play in PEI Aird was not high on my priority list to keep.
  2. His hulking body also likely contributes to the fact that he is so rarely healthy.
  3. If Carreiro wasn't a local lad I wouldn't give this move a second thought, but...
  4. The Philly keeper sure didn't cover himself in glory on both TFC goals today.
  5. AJB back for 2021. This is big and, frankly, unexpected. A repeat of the Julian Dunn loan deal is likely too much to ask, but hopefully a suitable partner can be found.
  6. Whether he's a starter will depend on the shape of the midfield and availability of the other players, but Eustaquio is still somewhat of an unknown, Hutchinson is 37, Arfield appears to be in decline or at least being given a diminished role at his club, and I'd rate Kaye ahead of Osorio or Piette (unless we're talking about a pure destroyer role in which case I'd have Piette slightly ahead). If we are fielding a defensive lineup there are better options for left back. If we want to maximize attack then Davies can play there.
  7. What a disgusting display from Montero in his interaction with Camacho. Stands over and taunts an injured player and goes down like he's been shot after getting flicked in the knee. Obviously Camacho deserved red but you'd think Montero could face a fine for that sort of simulation. I also wonder whether incidents like those that occur in the penalty area should be punished by giving a penalty. It has nothing to do with removing a scoring chance. You wouldn't give a penalty for dissent if the argument occurred in the penalty area. That said, 'Caps looked decent. Kept it level 11 on 1
  8. Garcia threw himself do the ground, but Wheeldon was getting handsy.
  9. I do agree that the player side of his role seems a bit incongruous with the aims of FCMB and other teams in that league, but getting involved in management is the bigger story. He could be an important contributor to the sport in Manitoba if he sticks around.
  10. Is there any requirement for teams to play their U21 Canadians going forward in the tournament?
  11. In local time, all games are on the 9th, 12th, and 15th, so the difference in rest is a matter of hours, not days.
  12. If they didn't fire him after last year, there's no reason to get rid of him now.
  13. Ignoring the forward position was a huge mistake, but where else did this team lack depth? Dunn was key player that came late on a loan deal, but he was basically a one for one replacement for Soto. It's hard to imagine the depth being tested more over a 28 game schedule with proper rest than it was in this 7 game tournament with at best 3 days off between games. Six of the players to line up in defense for Valour were injured on the island. I don't think that would be likely to be repeated under any other circumstance. I agree about the U-Sports draft, though few of the other draftees ha
  14. I was pretty harsh on Pena's play as a left back, but it's not really his fault that he's the best option after injuries to Bouka-Moutou and Levis. But we saw today that when he is played in his actual position he can be an effective player.
  15. The new signings were big, but the development of the central midfield also made a difference, and that was largely with their existing group (Ohin, Gutierrez, Galan, and Carreiro). As long as Gale can resist the temptation to play Gutierrez and Ohin all over the park wherever there's an injury like he did last year, I think that is something to build on in addition to some of the new signings.
  16. I'm pretty sure that logo does not represent the Calgary Strikers, given it includes the map of Minnesota.
  17. Ricci is a really frustrating player to watch but he was hauled down for what looked like a pretty clear penalty late on, which would have been the third one he's drawn in the tournament.
  18. I wonder what happens to Julian Dunn in 2021. I don't see him getting MLS minutes with Vanney in charge, but do they look to transfer or loan him out again?
  19. 2-2 draw. I don't know how a team could have done much better under the circumstances (only 1 legitimate defender healthy for the match).
  20. That HAS to be a yellow for Maan and an FK, or that rule might as well not be in the book.
  21. Nice ankle stomp from Samuel to put Bouka-Moutou out after a minute.
  22. The fact Valour is even in this match, or any of their last 2 or 3, is a miracle given their injuries.
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