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CONCACAF U-20 Championship (November 2018)

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2 minutes ago, BenFisk'sBiggestFan said:

Honestly, Canada needs to fall down more. When there is contact, which there always is, fall down. Guadeloupe is falling at nothing and getting the call. If Canada was to dive a bit more they would have full control of the game because Guadeloupe is quite sloppy with their tackles.

I have no idea how Verhoeven gets a yellow and a Guadeloupe player goes flying in at Mohammed and the ref ignores it.

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First half observations:

Busti is a big, strong, confident keeper. And very quick. He had the post covered on a dangerous free kick that just went wide.

Romeo is a bit of a horror show. Very poor judgment, clumsy in tackles, ball watching and slow to turn. He does pass well from the back but that's about it.

Michael Baldisimo is excellent. Passes the ball with vision and accuracy. Reminds me a lot of Teibert.

Overall, disappointing half from Canada with many players struggling to beat their man or win 50-50 balls.

Edited by Northvansteve

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Canada not looking good at all they are lucky to be up 1-0,   Guadeloupe should be up 4-2 with the chances they have had. Guadeloupe have moved the ball around well and their movement off the ball in critical areas has been good, at times they have had many options going forward with players open in Canada’s defensive third. Canada has easily been beaten a few times with Guadeloupe’s one time passing and their movement off the ball, unless Canada improves in the second half , this powerhouse soccer country that is Guadeloupe does not only have the chance to tie it up but win this game . But really who cares in the end , it’s the U20 World Cup a meaningless tournament that no dominant soccer country like Canada really should care about anyways , Canada has bigger fish to fry! Thus, the reason why a soccer country like Canada so steeped in soccer glory can leave important eligible players off this roster !

 

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The positives in addition to the above was our wing play Mohammed looked good down the left and Hernandez worked hard. Peruzza was reasonably invisible other than his headed chance. 

 

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These are just 2 bad football teams. 

I referee Premier League academy matches, and I think Crystal Palace's U15 team would handily beat either of these teams based on what I've seen over the past half hour.

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They've stuck their strikers on Baldisimo to keep him from distributing, and we have no other ideas. We're really lacking wing, and holdup play.

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This has been an eye opener.  It appears we are improving as a nation overall but by not bringing our best age appropriate players we are now battling this tiny island tooth and nail to get a result.  Very disappointed that the hierarchy either felt the u20 wasn’t important enough or they felt we were strong enough without them.  Hopefully we bury one but realistically we will need to best Panama regardless.

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