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    Doneil Henry

    Henry is playing on a team which expects the CBs to do all the defending. Robbo doesn’t know how to build a defensive system so everything falls back to the center backs. Yes, Henry made a couple mistakes. But honestly, if other players did their jobs many of those goals wouldn’t have happened. It was just one poor game. He actually has been a very good defender for the caps this year. I wouldn’t hesitate to call him an MLS level starter, and if we can say that about any of our other center backs then I am happy to play them ahead of Henry, but I don’t think we can.
  2. Johnson has been consistent. Consistently bad... Not a solution for RB.
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    Canadians abroad: August 3-9, 2018

    So exciting! Not only do we have a striker that is proving his ability (Cav). We have a striker looking to get time at a top euro club (larin). And we have young prospects tearing it up (Millar and David). This time last year I remember constant negativity surrounding our strikers for both club and country. Now at least our forwards are showing well with their clubs.
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    Alphonso Davies

    Do you guys remember when Davies was mostly "riding the bench" in Vancouver? That really stunted his development obviously... If Davies makes semi regular sub appearances and the odd start in cup games I will be happy. It will be a big step up from the MLS. To be the best you've got to earn your time. And let's face it, we have hopes of Davies being just as good as Robben and Ribery. So why not let him sit behind them and figure out how to be like them.
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    Cyle Larin

    With Davies growing ability to be a set up man I’m sure Larin will be good. I think part of Larin’s problem with the National team has been a lack of atacking threat up there with him. He is always crowded by defenders because our wingers don’t often pose a threat on goal. Davies should pull several defenders to him which will leave more room for Larkin to run into.
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    FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread

    Yes! This is awesome. I love the bones of the jersey. Maybe incorporating a white stripe or a couple stripes somewhere. I know the old fc Edmonton jerseys had diagonal pinstripes. Maybe A white stripe down the seam under the arms? I really have no idea what I’m talking about...
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    I am not sure that’s the reason. It’s probably because Halifax had rumours of a team and a vocal owner for nearly a year before being announced. Victoria doesn’t have the awareness that Halifax does.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    It looks edited. The bars are green at the top and metal at the bottom. It looks pretty cool though.
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    @Xavier I have a problem with your jersey. It's too good. If Pacific FC go with anything else I will be disappointed...
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    FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread

    That is an interesting idea.. It would have to be navy blue, white, and light blue. The team's actual colors. However, I think FC Edmonton is gonna go back the the diagonal split thing on their jerseys. They have it on the crest, and they seems to be really pushing their history. I would like that type of Jersey. They didn't do it all that well when FC Edmonton tried it. But I'm sure Xavier could make it look really good.
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    Raheem Edwards

    It is unfortunate that he is so lazy in certain areas. The place I notice it most is in his defending. He will often overcommit then just give up rather than jockey the player. I think Raheem is a guy who could really dominate the field. He shows a lot of Hoilett like skills, but doesn't quite have the attitude. I also think he has the skills to play a Vazquez type role, but just not the work rate. If you compare the skills of Osorio and edwards it isn't even close. But Osorio is just smarter and and works harder. Maybe Raheem will mature with more experience like Osorio. He is a fairly new pro after all. To sum it up, I still have so much hope for him, but he can be extremely frustrating to watch at times.
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    Calgary launch/2019 offseason thread

    I think it’s likely we see Danto in there as well. That is if he doesn’t go to Winnipeg. Wouldn’t be surprised if some other players get a shot in the league as well like musse and pasquotti.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    The league/fan base isn't big enough to go with separate providers for each team. I have talked with people and FC Edmonton and with the league. The league is looking at a league wide provider because it will make more money. Think about it, is a large company like Nike really going to be shelling out money to reach the small market in Halifax? As well, each team would have to spend time and money finding a provider and searching for one. With a league wide provider it will be easier to negotiate a large deal, and it only needs to be done once. Not by every team. Maybe down the road when there is established success and a bigger fan base it will be beneficial to do separate providers, but right now it would be to difficult and costly. It is things like this that sunk FC Edmonton. They had to do all the work themselves with no support from the league. League wide sponsors offer more money with less expenses to acquire them.
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    Alphonso Davies

    Playing in an international tournament and playing in a league are two completely different things. I think it is impressive that he is already successful in both. I get what you mean, you want a player like Davies to be dominant every game. He doesn’t always seem to live up to his potential every game. right now He is on the MLS league leaders list with 7 assists. I also think he is the caps most impactful offensive player. Defenders know they have to double team him. I think that is partly why he can look lesss dynamic some games. But just the fact that he is on the field pulls defenders over and gives more room for others. So that could be part of the reason why he varies so much. Not to meantion he is 17 of course. Long story short, Davies always seems to find a way to be successful. Put him in a top league and it might take a couple years, but he will be successful.
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    CPL Stadiums Thread

    I am pretty sure all the renderings were for a brand new build, not Clarke stadium. Those rendering look nothing like Clarke. as well, Clarke has some limitations on which directions they can expand to due to commonwealth rec centre. I am honestly not sure that Clarke can expand much more than 10k seats. As far as building a new stadium on the city’s dollar goes, that is highly unlikely. It may be possible in the future to have a combined effort to build a soccer specific stadium. I do not believe it will happen though. Thanks to the city building roger’s place with the oilers, most people are pretty sensitive to city spending on stadiums. There really is no good location for a new stadium in Edmonton either.