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  1. 10 points
    harrycoyster

    Alphonso Davies

  2. 7 points
    Kadenge

    Canadians abroad: December 8-14, 2017

    In FA Cup action Jayson Leutwiler starts and gets the clean sheet as Blackburn win 1-0 over Crewe Alexandra
  3. 7 points
    BringBackTheBlizzard

    CPL General

    A few cranks can stew in their own bile. The rest of us will celebrate a great victory for Canadian soccer and another huge step forward for the acceptance of our sport as one of the major leagues alongside hockey, basketball, baseball and football.
  4. 7 points
    Osorio looked like the one of the best players on the pitch in the MLS final. He won the ball back over and over again, and broke through Seattle’s lines many times. In my opinion, he was the most outstanding player in the first half. I really hope he will be a mainstay in TFC’s midfield next year beside Vazquez and Bradley.
  5. 6 points
    jpg75

    Massih Wassey

    For the entirety of Floro's stint as MNT Manager Massey was playing in the 4th tier Regionalliga, so it's understandable he didn't warrant a look. It seems this year he was given a shot at a level significantly higher and he took the chance and ran with it. I guess he may have been a really good player in Regionalliga and worthy of playing in 3. Liga, but it just took a few years for someone to finally give him the chance.
  6. 6 points
    jpg75

    Raheem Edwards

    Eric Zavaleta.
  7. 6 points
    matty

    CPL General

  8. 6 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    A little snow for the Canadian and his 13 goal of the season.. in a 2-2 draw with Man U. Coming from behind with 10 men the drew. Liam with a goal and assist. here is a link to Twitter of the goal
  9. 5 points
    SpecialK

    Massih Wassey

    I hope Massih gets called up in the next camp. He’s playing amazing right now and scoring! 20 games 10 goals and 3 assists , between league(3. Liga) play and Domestic Cup so far. Also he a 6’2 midfielder that can play as a A.M./CM/DM. He’s team is in 1st place right now. canada lacks scoring, he could be a option.
  10. 5 points
    Complete Homer

    CPL General

    Not sure if this was posted or not. Just got my copy of the NSCAC's Journal for Soccer Coaches, has an interview with Bierne. Don't want to rip off the article, go out and buy it if you want the full thing, but some quick takeaways: - Some teams will have true academies, others will be partnering with existing clubs to create a development pathway. - In a response to a question about drafts and free agency, the league doesn't want to have many rules and constraints about the acquisition and distribution of player, but they have to have discussions on how things will work with the initial launch with such a high volume of player acquisitions that will have to be made. They also estimate that teams will need 2 transfer windows to have adequate time to build rosters. - "From a budget perspective, with Hamilton and Winnipeg, I think we are sending the world a message about the scale and aspirations of this league [...] but we've also said we want to launch and be successful in communities of 300,000 [...] we need to be able to do both" - He can see them selling out games in markets like Saskatchewan with 10000 people and selling 20000 seats in Hamilton in a "future state"
  11. 5 points
    1996

    Jonathan Osorio

    Osorio played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play and to do it in a championship final game at that is very impressive, one of the best players on the field today.
  12. 5 points
    Jith12

    Alphonso Davies

    Wow, you have some really crappy auto correct. Regardless, manure is exactly what United are!
  13. 4 points
    saladroit

    Brian Wright

    Re-signed with the Revs today. https://t.co/lbAAuUa725
  14. 4 points
    1. Arfield 2. Hoilett 3. Borjan In the Hutchinson thread, I shared my opinion on him winning the CSA male Canadian player of the year. This is different. As a Voyageurs "CanMNT" player of the year, I couldn't bring myself to vote for him, given he only played once for us. Youre welcome @matty 😁 Honorable mentions: Davies, Osorio, Jackson-Hamel and Piette
  15. 4 points
    Gian-Luca

    TFC off-season - 2017-2018

    One more thing about Edwards - last night I was looking around youtube for more parade footage (since I had to work during the day) and nearly every video seems to have a massive outpouring of rage from TFC fans in the comments section over Edwards departure - to a level that surprises even me (even though I was predicting this would be an unpopular move even before he went to Montreal). Its ironic because in the TSN parade coverage they were talking about how important it is to for TFC to develop local players and to have them on the roster to help forge that bond between the fans, the players and even with the foreign players coming in so that the local players can help them adjust to the city. And then this happens. TFC has currently got just 5 Canucks on the senior roster (Osorio, Morgan, Chapman, Hamilton and Ricketts), which is an insufficient number for a number of reasons (some of which, as I've alluded to above, have nothing to do with sentiment or national pride). Hopefully at least another 2, if not 3, are signed. Is Michael Petrasso doing anything at QPR these days?
  16. 4 points
    harrycoyster

    Liam Millar

    You honestly never really know how good a youth player is until they are forced to produce at the pro level. Look at Julian Green the German-American that was called up to their 2014 World Cup team. He set scoring and assist records in the Bayern u18 team and had 25 goals in 50 games with the Bayern u23s by age 20. Still hasn't shown anything at the pro level.
  17. 4 points
    matty

    Liam Millar

    Prior to his first cap Davies had played 11 USL and 19 MLS games under his belt not 11 and 8. Also playing and proving yourself against men is more valuable than playing and proving yourself against boys.
  18. 4 points
    matty

    Liam Millar

    I'd say the rationale would be he's not playing at the proper level yet and they want to see him play with a senior team first which is fair
  19. 4 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Liam scores a hatrick again his 3rd in a year since joining Liverpool in The FA youth cup http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/academy/284186-millar-nets-a-treble-as-u18s-hit-five-at-hartlepool-united
  20. 4 points
    BradMack

    Canadian Nationalization Countdown

    Hagglund would be a decent addition for us. Just turned 25, a beast in the air, and plays a position of need. He would be in the conversation for starting for us beside James while we wait and see if Henry & Gasparatto can get back on track. Vitoria and Jako are getting old and who knows if Edgar will come back to his old self after this big injury. We should pressure some guys in the media to ask him about playing for Canada.
  21. 4 points
    jpg75

    Alphonso Davies

    Mostly. The other part of it is the tendency of their supporters on this board to shit on Canadians when defending the Caps. TFC and Impact fans generally shit on their clubs for fucking up, but Caps excuse their clubs behaviour towards Canadians. Sometimes makes you wonder if some are club employees.
  22. 4 points
    Stryker911

    Alphonso Davies

    Yes
  23. 4 points
    BuzzAndSting

    CPL General

    Not possible. None of that is in the article and your just speculating so how could anyone prove you wrong. You claims are about as accurate as the following; I read the article. Now if you read in between the lines, I get this gut feeling that Fath is using this whole situation as a leverage for negotiation. It seems that he's forcing the CPL to give him certain concessions. These concessions are as follow: A big shiny truck All the candy in the world three more wishes. If you can not give me any of these concessions, you could forget that Edmonton will play in the CPL. This is the reason why he keeps going to the CPL meetings.
  24. 4 points
    harrycoyster

    CPL General

    I'm going to start lobbying for a country-wide ban of announcements of future announcements.
  25. 4 points
    matty

    Alphonso Davies

    I don't think you have to dismantle a team to start 2 Canadians
  26. 4 points
    grasshopper1917

    CPL new teams speculation

    Just a random observation. Had a Wanderers event down here in Halifax for MLS cup. The largest sports bar in town was filled with people watching the game today. I figured it may be a quarter filled at best. I think TFC is doing much more to grow the popularity of the game in Canada then some people give credit for.
  27. 4 points
    It would have been a travesty to have seen Seattle somehow win this one. They were completely outplayed. Frei kept them in it. Massive props for the Reds and their supporters!
  28. 4 points
    Grizzly

    Canadians abroad: December 8-14, 2017

    Boakye started and played 75 scoring the second goal as Cottbus defeated Neustrelitz 4-1. He now has 4 goals in 13 games all of them coming in the last 7 games.
  29. 4 points
    grasshopper1917

    CPL new teams speculation

    I think to put things in perspective the Canadian teams in the indoor lacrosse league draw on average more then 9000 fans a game. I dont think drawing 4000 for soccer is all that 'scarry'. I dont want to sound cocky but with proper marketing, pricing and creating a fun game day experience it really shouldn't be all that difficult over 15-20 home dates. Of course one can not just assume the league will do proper marketing and create the atmosphere. That will take work but with the right people in place it is certainly doable.
  30. 3 points
    Ansem

    Alphonso Davies

    Training with Man U would be to the benefit of both the Caps and Davies. You think they'd figure as much... It's dumb really
  31. 3 points
    1) Liam Millar 2) Liam Millar 3) Liam Millar @Oranje
  32. 3 points
    matty

    Octavio Zambrano

    This will either make Special K happy or drive Special K nuts
  33. 3 points
    1. Hutch 2. Hutch 3 Screw you @matty
  34. 3 points
    Aird25

    Alphonso Davies

    The hostility and bias on this board against the 'Caps organization continually astounds me. I just don't get it. Is it all because they're perceived as not giving Canadians enough playing time on their first team?
  35. 3 points
    Bison44

    Impact offseason 2017-18

    Well why would his twitter be any different from his play? Ciman spent alot of time last year pointing and yelling at his teammates after a goal was scored against them. I really think some of the european guys dont really get the concept of trades. Getting dumped to another MLS team and having to pack up without being consulted is part of playing over here.
  36. 3 points
    jpg75

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Cured Cancer, Saved Jesus, All-Round Great Guy....
  37. 3 points
    Kadenge

    Atiba Hutchinson

    on twitter
  38. 3 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    Metro Vancouver CPL Club

    I fail to see how BC is not authentic. It is as authentic as the name of any city, seems to me. There are, also, a few sports teams in the US named after States, and it is not a bad formula. A state, or a province in our terms, at least is something common people identify with. BCFC is IMO a smart name. If another team comes along in the province, let them figure out what to call themselves. I mean, you have Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, in the same division. Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. What is the big deal?
  39. 3 points
    Rheo

    CPL General

    Don't shoot the messenger lol
  40. 3 points
    Kadenge

    Alphonso Davies

    Named Canadian u17 player of the year https://www.canadasoccer.com/davies-huitema-named-canadian-u-17-players-of-the-year-for-canada-soccer-p161311-preview-1
  41. 3 points
    BCM

    Alphonso Davies

    Canadians are domestics in USL and NASL - yet in all honesty the numbers outside the Canadian teams is low. Quite abysmal in NASL (less Deltas). We have to move beyond the simple notion that if MLS treated us as domestics there would be a flood of Canadians into the league. It would be great, no doubt, but we need to address the fundamental issues and not look for the seemingly simple and easy 'solution' to the problem.
  42. 3 points
    harrycoyster

    Tosaint Ricketts

    Ricketts is owed $200,000 next season, counts as an international, and is on the wrong side of thirty. Don't think TFC has much risk in leaving him unprotected. Hasler is available at half the price and would be a 3-year starter for an expansion team. If Bradley does take him it's a good thing from a CMNT perspective. You don't take a player with his salary/roster status unless you're planning on him having a major role in your team.
  43. 3 points
    I don't usually post my MLS recaps on this site but here's a link to it: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports17/17tfc044.htm It made an even 100 games I've attended this season. (ie. MLS, USL, League 1 Ontario, and Canadian National team games held in Toronto.
  44. 3 points
    Late to the posting party but a huge congratulations to the TFC staff and fans. You have shown passion, class and ambition. More importantly now backing up that ambition. Let's keep that trophy coming up north so we can make a mockery of their biased U.S. team only champions league spot rule. Should be two Canadian teams in after this.
  45. 3 points
    For me that wasn’t just revenge for last year but also 1983 and 1984. Screw you Chicago Sting and Tulsa Roughnecks!
  46. 3 points
    2016 final: shots for TFC: 19 (7 on target) shots for Seattle: 3 (0 on target) 2017 final: shots for TFC: 22 (11 on target) shots for Seattle: 7 (2 on target) Finally the score line matches the game! Now not a single person can say that Seattle is better than TFC. Toronto is obviously the class of the MLS. Now it’s time for a Canadian Champions league winner! btw I am a whitecaps fan, but TFC deserves this. As a Canadian, I am extremely proud of TFC.
  47. 3 points
    Yeah, as much as I have voiced displeasure with some of the things MLS has done in the past (domestics being the most obvious example) and will prioritize CPL, I still enjoy MLS and think that having 3 Canadian clubs will end up being huge given the trajectory of the league. This kind of "rising tide raises all boats" approach will do great things for the overall league quality, and is the sort of thing needed to bring the league to the next level (tier 2 rather than tier 3 on a global scale?). The DP move did what it was supposed to do - now it is time to raise the base of the pyramid.
  48. 3 points
    badname22

    Canadians abroad: December 8-14, 2017

    Goooal Scotty! Burnley break throgh!
  49. 3 points
    Gordon

    Alphonso Davies

    A great opportunity to be exposed to exponentially better coaching, much higher quality players and a chance to get a taste of the big time. Unlikely to result in anything directly, but if he can make the most of it, he may find more of his potential in the long run.
  50. 3 points
    xman14

    Gloire Amanda

    Not entirely true. He's ineligible if he was on a professional contract. However, if he was playing as an amateur then his eligibility would still be intact. There have been numerous TFC academy players who have done this then gone on to American schools.
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