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Everything posted by deschamp86

  1. Do we know at what point CONCACAF would give Canada a third or even fourth spot?
  2. Because he is on loan in Montreal already from Bologna
  3. Agree. Its also not hard to make certain criteria for a coach to say whether or not they are considered Canadian for the award. Born in Canada? Yes, they are Canadian. Played for Canada? Yes, they are Canadian? IIRC players need to reside in a country for 5+years to be eligible. That seems a bit short in terms of coaching career, but also since we likely wouldn't know their immigration status. Most guys in CPL that we would consider naturalized Canadians would meet this threshold. Hart (~40 years) - In Halifax since 1981 Rob Gale (~20 years) - In Winnipeg since 2001Wheeldon Jr (~19 years) - In Calgary since 2002Koch (~12 years) - In Vancouver since 2008. This one is a bit broken up though since he was in the States for a bit but I think he was technically residing in Vancouver I would find it hard to believe that most if not all of these guys have Canadian citizenship by now, or if not, at least PR status
  4. 1. Forge FC 2. Cavalry FC 3. FC Edmonton 4. Pacific FC 5. HFX Wanderers 6. York United 7. Atletico Ottawa 8. Valour FC
  5. Gale often tends to play players in sub optimal positions so it will indeed be interesting
  6. I find it very difficult to not root for Forge, even being in Ottawa. This season can't come soon enough
  7. Its hard to say if its harsh or not. There were few opportunities in the past. A lot of players seemed to hang up their boots shortly after finishing with the academy. Hopefully CPL allows them to hold on a little longer and we see some more late bloomers like Kaye and Pasher. Yeah I was excited about Lao as well. Had hoped to see him in CPL. I don't know his circumstances now, but it seems unlikely unfortunately. Maheu was another older one that I had been excited about. CPL will be great for keeping these guys around. Especially once we get through this pandemic and there is more normalcy to the seasons
  8. I still remember being excited about Pasher when TFC played Liverpool. With him making the jump and Kaye before him, its clear that TFC have really wasted their academy in the past
  9. I don't know how you would assume that many people would be there consistently every game with a population of ~6,000 unless you mean anywhere from 2 people to 4,000 people per game
  10. "Fordyce is also the seventh and final international player in the current squad." Looks like that confirms Galan isn't coming back
  11. I mean, Calgary and Edmonton is a 3 hour drive versus a 7.5 hour drive between Windsor and Ottawa. This is probably as good as it gets. In L1O Windsor even has a hard time filling a bench half the time and Ottawa moved to PLSQ because the travel was too much
  12. He sure would be a good replacement for Edgar at Forge
  13. Yes, I believe so. It has been a while since I have been in the pyramid so am not up to date on everything. It is not technically province wide as stated above since Ottawa area is in OCSL, then I am not sure about Windsor area but even with AMSL, it is mostly just Calgary and Edmonton teams I am not 100% sure here, but I remember when Rick Titus had played a game for TFC as an amateur because he didn't want to ruin his eligibility for the Ontario Cup. Guys like him I believe would put teams together with their buddies and enter and do well without having to work their ways up to Provincial Elite And yes this is all men's soccer. OYSL as far as I know would be the youth equivalent (or was when I last played club soccer)
  14. Would OSL not be the equivalent for Ontario? They have Provincial Elite levels as well as Regional Leagues below it that I believe do promotion and relegation in between it. A club I was with back in the day promoted from YRSL to one of the Regional OSL leagues as well. I know it is not province wide as well, but it seems like that would be an equivalent to AMSL
  15. That would sting having Valour sign his replacement on his birthday. Still not as bad as Issey being traded on his birthday lol
  16. Yeah he was with Foothills the year they won the PDL Championship I believe. I don't see him going first overall, but like I said earlier, would not be surprised to see him or Gardner (unless Pacific picks him a third time) go as Edmonton's second pick given the Koch connection if they are still available
  17. I'd really like to see something like this based on the teams that are currently announced: League1 Premier Alliance United Master's Futbol North Mississauga SC Oakville Blue Devils Sigma FC Vaughan SC League1 West League1 East FC London Darby FC Guelph United North Toronto SC Hamilton United Pickering FC Scrosoppi FC ProStars FC St. Catharines Roma Wolves Toronto Skillz FC Waterloo United Unionville Milliken SC Windsor TFC Woodbridge SC I think an alignment like this using pro/rel would even tempt TFC Academy back into the fold as once they reach Premier, they would be getting more competitive games. IIRC, when they moved over to USSDA, they seemed to be playing weaker teams, if you judge by the table alone
  18. I doubt Edmonton will continue along that route with Koch at the helm. I wouldn't be surprised to see him draft Farmer and Gardner, two players he had at VWFC2
  19. I believe that the coach was replaced after gaining promotion. The coach that brought him in, gave him a bit of playing time here and there as they were in a promotion race, however once the new coach came in he was never heard from again
  20. I'd be curious to see both of them back in CPL with different teams. I don't think either of them are nearly as bad as they appeared on that terrible Valour team
  21. I don't watch a lot of USL but based on how players have performed that have played in both I would think that USL Championship is ahead of CPL by a very slim margin
  22. Two posts above yours it says that he is having ACL surgery in the offseason
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