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  1. aloyol

    CONCACAF Nations League

    Agree, we can't take anything for granted. But most likely, we'll get loopsided wins against the US Virgin Islands and Dominica. That's why we need to have friendlies in the same window. To have our best players showed up only for a 6-0 win against the US Virgin Islands will be a real waste of time/money for everybody.
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    Impact 2018

    Zlatan will slap you in the face for calling him "someone". I think this incident shows how VAR could become a big mess. Here we have a ref who had the benefit of VAR and didn't apply the LOTG correctly despite having time to make decision. I predict we'll see a major incident at this summer WC involving VAR, xpecially since most refs at the WC didn't have that many games using this tool.
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    Toulon Tournament (2018)

    https://canadasoccer.com/?pid=4247&t=profile
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    Toulon Tournament (2018)

    Maybe I missed the confirmation but are we sure this guy is Bryan Cristante brother?
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    Toulon Tournament (2018)

    I would like to know what's the typical path for a youth keeper who's part of the Juventus system. Thanks to GianLuigi Buffon, becoming the Juventus #1 hasn't been an option for the last 15 years or so. But are those keepers usually able to get a shot at pro football?
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    Toulon Tournament (2018)

    I would like to see Toje banned from the forum until he reveals the player identity
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    Jay Chapman

    Well taken by Chapman and a very nice pass by Hamilton!
  8. What's the tiebreaker? Because if it's goal differential I think a Fulham tie and a Cardiff loss would be enough for Fulham to jump to the second place.
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    The Importance of Jr. Hoilett

    Cardiff is a team who's been in the top 2 of the Championship all year, so they have a lot of positives results. On the other side, you have Canada, a team that is rarely favourite and isn't getting that many positives results. I think Hoilett stats aren't a good indication of his performances in that situation.
  10. Looking at last season, it seems they split the table in two, Championship round and Relegation round where each team will play once against each opponent (7 games). Only at the end of the Relegation round the last 2 teams will be relegate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016–17_Serbian_SuperLiga
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    Tosaint Ricketts

    True, back to back WC presence would've been massive for the program. The 1993 loss to Mexico, when we were up 1-0 on a Bunbury goal, is second on the list of big loss.
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    Tosaint Ricketts

    In the case of Mitchell and Bunbury, you can just look at the CONCACAF WCQ system in the 80's and 90's to realize that we were starting qualifications when most of the minnows were out. For me, I think it's the main difference with what we see today. We were rarely playing minnows back then because the WCQ was setup differently.
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    Tosaint Ricketts

    Guatemala got us out of the 1990 WC in a home and away series. I think Guatemala and El Salvador were better teams in the 80's and 90's than they are today. But I might be wrong, I was young at that time. I'm not dismissing Ricketts goals. I'm quite happy he has that many goals but for the discussion I just don't think his contribution to the MNT can be compare to a Mitchell or a Bunbury.even if he pass these guys on the goalscoring list.
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    Tosaint Ricketts

    I just took a look at Mitchell goals and I don't see goals against minnow there (maybe 2 against NZ who were probably weaker at that time could be qualify as such). The rest are against good CONCACAF oppositions. You could say the same about Bunbury. Most of his goals were scored in WCQ or the GC against solid opponents (except a hat trick against Bermuda). My goal isn't to "shit" on Ricketts but I think his goals total is helped a lot by those games against minnows. It's just putting things into perspective and not comparing him with Mitchell or Alex.
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    Tosaint Ricketts

    I don't think we should blame players for scoring against minnows when they are supposed to, but I think fans needs to put goalscoring stats into perspective. Looking at opponents and the context of the game is very important IMHO. GC and WCQ are way more important than friendlies. I don't give the same value to a hat trick scored in a 7-0 win against Dominica and one goal scored away in Honduras or Costa Rica. BTW, our record when Ricketts scores at least one goal for us: 11 wins 0 loss and 2 ties.
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