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BuzzAndSting last won the day on May 3

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    Avid soccer fan and restauranteur living in Ottawa.
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  1. BuzzAndSting

    Ballou Tabla

    Hot take.
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    CPL General

    I don’t think BBTB was questioning whether OFFC were in, just stating that when it will be official is still a big question mark.
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    Herdman new head coach

    Herdman never called out any player, he mentioned that some players aren’t passionate about wearing the jersey. When thinking about this sentiment, one of the first things that comes to mind is Kevin McKenna saying at halftime “We have to stop the bleeding.” Not exactly passionate words from your captain. Maybe there’s been an apathy in the program that no one has cared about until now.
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    2018 Voyageurs Cup

    Although the field at TD is fast I’ve never heard anything about it not being true.
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    Herdman new head coach

    Well I don't even know if they will be "dropped" as they both have had sporadic appearances over the last couple years so it's not exactly a given they're givens. Without including Cav I would call Larin, Ricketts and Jackson-Hamel at striker. Without including Johnson I would call Hutchinson, Piette, Kaye, Osorio, Arfield, Davies, Hoilett, Millar and Chapman at midfield. For what it's worth I would call Borjan, Leutwiler and Crepeau at keeper. And James, Henry, Adekugbe, De Jong, Jakovic, Aird, Petrasso and Vitoria at defence. Not a bad looking 23 man roster.
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    Herdman new head coach

    Theo Bair is no where close to the MNT team.
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    Herdman new head coach

    Considering his comments about how every game matters and the path to 2022 starts with the USVI game I doubt we're going to see a bunch of our key players sitting for this game. Herdman has been very clear that he wants to build continuity and the importance of each match. The comments about being passionate about putting on the jersey were probably aimed at a couple players, my guess, Cav and Johnson. So we may not see them, which although disappointing, I understand.
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    CPL General

    The articles does say that players will be put in pools and individual teams will deal and try to sign them. So don’t think it’s a draft but it seems like they’re will be a limit on the number of players from each pool any team can sign.
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    2018 Voyageurs Cup

    Well done TFC fans. Edit: TFC fans now throwing stuff at security. Stay classy.
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    CPL General

    New article from Milton dealing with roster allocation. - salary cap for players and coaches. Average salaries between $40-60K. Possible overlap. - acquisitions will be made from five pools of players in a stepped sequence. Details: 1. Foundational These are the top Canadian players already playing pro at a high level. They'd be put in a pool, and individual teams would deal with, and try to sign, them. 2. Up-and-coming These are players coming up through various systems, such as Ontario's League 1 or other developmental leagues who have a future but aren't on big-name teams or maybe haven't been included in the national team system. It could also include players in, say, third division European leagues who aren't making much money. 3. Home territory This bucket would contain players that a team would identify to the league as coming from their immediate or regional market, and would be important to fan support and development. "One of the things we are adamant about is creating hometown heroes," Clanachan says. "There are a lot of great soccer players who will be, and are, coming out of Hamilton." You could envision former Mac players or, say, Hamilton-raised national team goalie Milan Borjan (now playing for Red Star Belgrade) on the list Forge FC submits. 4. Canadian universities and colleges The CPL has been talking to USports about conducting a university draft. 5. Open market When the first four buckets have been completed, the more-than-50 per cent Canadian content should be fulfilled for all teams. The open market pool could be a mixture of Canadians and internationals. "We don't know exactly what we're going to get there," Clanachan says. He doesn't anticipate any big-name big-money internationals to start with, but the league has heard from a number of non-Canadians interested in playing here. And some non-Canadian club systems have expressed interest in a working arrangement with the CPL. https://www.thespec.com/sports-story/8749807-cpl-players-will-come-from-five-pools-/
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    Raheem Edwards

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    CPL General

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    Ottawa Fury 2018 season

    Come back win today. Just on the outside of the playoffs now.
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    General Discussion on CMNT

    If we know anything about JH he’s thorough so he must have. Especially considering the CSA has been very active trying to recruit the last few years. Although that job was apparently Michael Findley’s so who knows.
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    Calgary launch/2019 offseason thread

    Not that I disagree with you but it seems like everything this league has done has been done collaboratively and with the stated goal of developing a soccer industry in this country to better the MNT. So it is possible that branding has been created with an eye to the future.