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  1. 16 points
    mpg_29

    Scott Arfield

  2. 14 points
    El Hombre

    Canadians abroad: April 12-18, 2019

    You're just a ray of sunshine, ain't ya?
  3. 14 points
    This is pretty cool: It is incredible that our NT has players who train or have trained often with the like of Ronaldo, Messi, Salah, etc. Maybe none of them will ever play for the first team, but regardless, this experience will stay with them forever.
  4. 14 points
    jordan

    Canadians abroad: April 5-11, 2019

    Three goals for Arfield this morning. Comes out in the 71’st
  5. 13 points
    Kadenge

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Kovac declares Davies fit for selection this weekend 😊
  6. 13 points
    mpg_29

    CPL TV Contract

  7. 13 points
    Macksam

    CPL General

    Most Canadians that say they dislike/hate soccer utilize diving as their number reason. However, that's not the real reason they dislike soccer, it's just a convenient excuse. Most dislike soccer because they just haven't properly witnessed the sport. That is all. Watching the sport at the highest, most exciting level such as a UEFA Champion's league knockout stage game generally converts even the most ardent soccer hater.
  8. 12 points
    Big_M

    Canadians abroad: April 12-18, 2019

    Kaye scores on a header on a corner
  9. 12 points
    Six Canadians starting for Montreal tonight in DC! Choiniere Jackson-Hamel Bayiha Piette Shome ZBG
  10. 12 points
    shamrock

    Scott Arfield

    I completely agree, except we don't have the same talent in defense. Against better teams, this will cost us.
  11. 12 points
    baulderdash77

    CPL General

    I think he’s more referencing the guy who barely gets touched in the lower body and then rolls around grabbing his face waiting for the penalty. Then miraculously with some spray he’s 100%. That kind of thing grated on a lot of people.
  12. 12 points
    king1010

    Canadians abroad: April 5-11, 2019

    Akindele scores in the first half of Orlando's game tonight. If he keeps this up he's going to push his way onto a Gold Cup roster spot, and deservedly so.
  13. 12 points
    SthMelbRed

    Kamron Habibullah

    It was more than just the goal he scored on Tuesday night. In the first half, the 'Caps team was absolutely dominated by a team of men who were no better than them in terms of skill. They were bullied and out thought by a much stronger, more experienced team. The only two who really came out of the first half with much credit were the GK, Evan Ince, who made a string of big saves, and Theo Bair, who's got some amazing physical tools - size, strength, and speed - that allowed him to match up against the older defenders. In the 2nd half, Nick Dasovic moved Patrick Metcalfe from the backline into midfield, as the #6, and brought Habibullah off the bench. Those two moves changed the whole game. The 'Caps just edged the second half in the run of play and got the goal to win the match. Habibullah was the youngest and smallest player on the pitch, by a long way, yet was not intimidated in the least. He was calm on the ball, played through tight spaces in the middle of the park, and wasn't shy about tracking back and putting in a tackle, when necessary. Like I said in the other thread, for a kid who's not blessed with out-of-this-world physical tools, like Phonz, he looks like he's got an enormously high ceiling. The other fans watching the game were amazed when I told them that he was only 15. I'm looking forward to seeing how he develops over the next few years.
  14. 11 points
    1996

    CPL TV Contract

    Putting some games on mainstream TV is a good thing if this is indeed the case. Moreover, if they are going to have 20 games on the CBC on regular TV as opposed to the CBC streaming service then this is probably the best news so far when it comes to the CPL. Yes I know everybody is supposedly cutting the cord and streaming everything they keep telling us , but don’t fool yourself the majority of people are still watching TV the old fashion way for now . Therefore, if they do put 20 games on regular TV on CBC the exposure it will give the league will be immense. Let’s be honest the vast majority of sports fans in Canada still have no clue what the CPL is . Putting games on the CBC will make a lot of sports fans in Canada aware of the CPL.
  15. 11 points
    Shakmur

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    Piette is a pure #6, you sit him in front of your backline. Kaye plays higher up the pitch. Different roles and qualities. I dont see the point in comparing both, really. You definitely need players like Piette breathing down forwards necks. And the kid knows how to use his body.
  16. 11 points
    ted

    CPL General

    Like Law 12, the one that outlaws simulation and other unsportsmanlike conduct? Canadian culture, IMO, is built on a foundation of fair play. Faking injuries and diving are antithetical to that general consensus even if a significant minority admires those who cheat in this way.
  17. 11 points
    Obinna

    Scott Arfield

    It's actually a good team, we have. I mean, Arfield would probably get into the USA squad with regularity. Several years in the Prem and now scoring 10 goals on the season at Rangers. Like, Timothy Weah is on loan there, at Celtic. It's only been since January, and he doesn't have half the goals Arfield has, and he's an out and out attacker. Meanwhile, David is a legit young talent. Scoring in Belgium regularly at the age of 19. That's a pretty big deal for any player, let alone one from Concacaf. I wouldn't call it an exaggeration to say he's a top 5 prospect in Concacaf, and he's our player. Then, Davies is a scale on top of that. Now that he's gone to Europa and actually played a little bit at Bayern, he's getting even more attention in the soccer world. And it's not an exaggeration to say he's a top 10 prospect in the world. He would walk into any team in our region. And Cavallini, you can't forget about his contributions in Mexico. A lot of people are taking notice now. Matt Doyle brought him up recently, giving him props for all the goals in Liga MX. That's a league the Americans respect. They would love to have a striker scoring regularly for them at that level right now. Hoilett is also a respectable player. Playing in the Premier League (once again) and even scoring 3 goals. Again, I don't think an American has done that this season, right? I honestly can't wait until we play the Americans. I think American fans are going to be taken by surprise. They will still largely ignore us until we put a good run together, but on paper this team should be very difficult for both the US and Mexico. Davies alone would be a challenge for both, let alone David and Hoilett also causing issues, Arfield making life difficult in the midfield, and Cavallini making himself a presence in the box. At the very least we should prove to be as annoying to them as Costa Rica for the next few years.
  18. 11 points
    I still wish Hamilton stuck to gold and black
  19. 11 points
    Copes

    CPL new teams speculation

    Not wrong. Income in St. John's and income in the rest of the province is quite different. I disagree with the assertion that Newfoundlanders don't support their sports teams. IceCaps consistently had sellout crowds and were recognized by the AHL on several occasions for their consistent attendance. Edge games seemed to do well when I've been there. People drive in from Burin for Challenge Cup, to get a sense of their soccer support. Newfoundland has never had division 1 anything. I feel quite confident that if there was a D1 team in a D1 league, it would do well. Especially if it was soccer.
  20. 10 points
    Gian-Luca

    Gold Cup 2019

    Our two minutes are up. Announce some pre Gold Cup friendlies already!
  21. 10 points
    Dominic94

    Maxime Crépeau

    Montreal gifted Vancouver a starting goalie, I don’t think you can fault him on any VW goals against, he’s faced like 4 PK’s already.
  22. 10 points
    Chad_Impact

    CPL TV Contract

    SOCCER NIGHT IN CANADA
  23. 10 points
    Soccerpro

    Gold Cup 2019

    Either we beat two minnows or we don't. I'm fine with the draw. It's time we step up or shut up.
  24. 10 points
    apbsmith

    Zachary Brault-Guillard

    Got the start for Montreal tonight at RB, felt he played excellent. Putting these two clips(Defensive & Offense) from tonight. I'm old, don't know how to post the videos properly..... Nice highlight of ZBG shutting down Arriola(played in all 4 recent USMT friendlies), even got the friendly goal kick bounce. Timed the tackle nicely immediately when he realized Arriola slightly over touched his dribble. (scroll down thread) https://twitter.com/impactmontreal/status/1115775108323397633 Here was ZBG on a 40+ meter run down the flank. One of the best scoring chances of the game. Huge save to be honest. https://twitter.com/impactmontreal/status/1115787121661497344
  25. 10 points
    Tigers

    CPL General

    I'm totally in favour of being tough on diving. Number one turnoff of the game
  26. 9 points
    Grizzly

    Kamal Miller

    Starting tonight along with Akindele and Johnson
  27. 9 points
    Grizzly

    Canadians abroad: April 5-11, 2019

    This is your take on a game with 6 young Canadian starters all of whom played well and of which only 2 spent significant time in Europe? My take on this is while Europe is still a good choice for young players to train, we are finally starting to do a good job in giving the proper training to many young players who are staying in Canada for their youth career.
  28. 9 points
    Grizzly

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    I think it is hard to say who has the most potential. Kaye has more offensive skills but I think many here are underestimating just how effective a destroyer Piette is and how important that is and will be to a Canadian national team that like the Impact has a shaky defence. Also it should be noted that they are virtually the same age, Piette is only 3 weeks older than Kaye.
  29. 9 points
    dyslexic nam

    Ottawa CPL Club

    As a complete aside, that screenshot totally makes it look like the game was played on FIFA 2019 or something. Just something about the way the background looks "rendered".
  30. 9 points
    dyslexic nam

    CPL General

    Honestly, I have no idea how getting tough on the simulation and bullshit we see somehow equates to giving the green light for glorified goons to hack the talent players until they bleed. The two are simply not the same thing. Full stop. You can absolutely continue to protect skilled players while punishing flagrant instances of diving, cheating and simulation. The two things are in no way mutually exclusive. And, yes, the laws of the game currently have provisions in place to address this. But that doesn't change the fact that it is still an unfortunate part of the game that (for some inexplicable reason) quite obviously gets ignored by many refs. Telling CPL refs to make sure they pay attention to it is absolutely appropriate for the CPL commish to do IMO. Everyone on this site has seen CONCACAF flopping and diving wreck a game and screw us over - all while (often Central American) refs turn a blind eye to it - or worse, allow it to dictate a game by awarding unwarranted free kicks. Expunging that bullshit from the game is something I welcome.
  31. 9 points
    C2SKI

    Scott Arfield

    History aside, Doneil Henry has played every minute for Vancouver this season, and he's been one of their better players.
  32. 9 points
    mpg_29

    Montreal Area CPL Team

  33. 9 points
    Brilliant night tonight at TYC, first class ! I was there 5 minutes after the door opened and it was PACKED. Ownership did a bang-up job on this one, full credit. Food, beer, players, mascot, merch, ..........even the wife was happy. Without a doubt, Valour have the best jerseys, home and away !
  34. 8 points
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Iv'e been updating if anyone is still interested. 2019 Canadian MLS Player Stats Player Team Position GP GS MP G A Samuel Piette Montreal DM 7 7 630 0 0 Doneil Henry Vancouver CB 6 6 540 1 0 Mark Anthony Kaye Los Angeles DM/LB 6 6 504 2 2 Jonathan Osorio Toronto AM/CM 5 5 435 1 3 Will Johnson Orlando CM 4 4 291 0 0 Kamal Miller Orlando CB 3 3 270 0 0 Tesho Akindele Orlando ST/W 4 4 244 2 1 Russell Teibert Vancouver CM/DM 3 3 228 0 0 Mathieu Choiniere Montreal CM 5 1 172 0 0 Shamit Shome Montreal CM 3 2 150 0 0 Jordan Hamilton Toronto ST 2 2 142 1 0 Clement Bayiha Montreal RB/RW 3 1 139 0 0 Jay Chapman Toronto CM 5 1 126 1 2 Derek Cornelius Vancouver CB 2 2 121 0 0 Ayo Akinola Toronto ST 4 1 121 1 1 A Jackson-Hamel Montreal ST 4 1 98 0 0 Z Brault-Guillard Montreal RB 2 1 95 0 0 Richie Laryea Toronto RW/RB/CM 1 1 61 0 0 Raheem Edwards Chicago LW/LB 1 0 55 1 0 Tajon Buchanan New England ST 3 0 38 0 0 Ashtone Morgan Toronto LB 1 0 15 0 0 Callum Montgomery Dallas CB Dejan Jakovic Los Angeles CB Liam Fraser Toronto DM Noble Okello Toronto DM Julian Dunn Toronto CB David Norman Jr. Vancouver CM Theo Bair Vancouver ST Simon Colyn Vancouver AM Brett Levis Vancouver LB Michael Baldisimo Vancouver DM Brian Wright New England (Loaned to Birmingham Legion) Ryan Telfair Toronto (Loaned to York9) Aidan Daniels Toronto (Loaned to Ottawa Fury) Daniel Kinumbe Montreal (Loaned to Ottawa Fury) T Meuilleur-Giguere Montreal (Loaned to Ottawa Fury) Goalkeepers Team GP GS MP SV GA Maxime Crepeau Vancouver 6 6 540 18 10 Dayne St Clair Minnesota James Pantemis Montreal Jason Beaulieu Montreal Greg Ranjitsingh Orlando Thomas Hasal Vancouver Sean Melvin Vancouver
  35. 8 points
    jordan

    Cristián Gutiérrez

    Had an assist today in a 3-2 come from behind
  36. 8 points
    Big goal for Atiba in a big game against the league leaders. Amazing the role he is playing at his age.
  37. 8 points
    jordan

    Charles-Andres Brym

    3 goals this morn for Lille 2
  38. 8 points
    canta15

    2019 - Gold Cup Travel thread

    When we make it to Chicago for the finals i’ll be there
  39. 8 points
    lazlo_80

    CPL TV Contract

    Agreed. as much as people think TV is dying, it helps scream "BIG DEAL" if one of the sports broadcasters is telling people it's a big deal.
  40. 8 points
    apbsmith

    Gold Cup 2019

    Nice draw USA lol....Canada/Mexico/Costa Rica all on one side of the bracket. I'm sorry, but when only two teams advance from 1 group... two teams from the same group should not stay on the same side of the bracket, simply awful. Would never happen in World Cup or Euro's etc. etc and should not be happening in our region either, it's embarra$$ing. Anyways vent over, I actually like playing Mexico at altitude, will be great experience. On paper, if all things go as I predict, we should also cross over to get a match vs Costa Rica. All that I like :).
  41. 8 points
    m-g-williams

    2019 Attendance

    https://canpl.ca/article/wanderers-approaching-sell-outs-as-halifaxs-reputation-entices-fans "Martin revealed the club is “going to get pretty close to sell outs” across the season, with less than 500 single tickets remaining for the club’s first home match against Forge FC on May 4. There are also fewer than 500 season tickets up for grabs, too, and less than 1,000 single-match tickets remaining for matches throughout the rest of the season. It means the Wanderers – who are currently in the Dominican Republic for pre-season training – head into their first season knowing that a strong base of some 5,000 fans will be in attendance week-in, week-out." Ladies and gentlemen, I dare say that the bar has been set.
  42. 8 points
    Bison44

    CPL new teams speculation

    ^^^ To dream the impossible dream...to fight the unbeatable foe. Maybe someday, for now I just want these first clubs to stay above water.
  43. 8 points
    Bison44

    CPL General

    The commish has to care about what makes most CDN hate soccer. He is trying to get this league off the ground and he is addressing the #1 thing that makes people not watch soccer. Arent we going to need new fans for the league to work and to grow the game?
  44. 8 points
    Keegan

    CPL General

    A large portion of the blame absolutely falls on the referees who have allowed the game to get to this stage. We should all be able to agree on two points: 1) divers should be punished 2) thugs should be punished End of story. Both are equally annoying but one has been policed much better. There are no more Vinnie Jones playing serious football but there are divers at every turn. I do think the refs have done a disservice to the sport by calling their own bastardized version of the game rather than by the book. For example, if you allow play for an advantage give the player a card after the play stops (if warranted). This is rarely done. Normal fouls in the box are never called either - this encourages diving. If it’s a foul at the centre circle it’s a foul in the box. A player shouldn’t have to go down like they’ve been shot to get a penalty. But this is the world subjective refereeing has created. It’s 2019 it shouldn’t happen .. let’s call the game by the book and have video ready to break it down if needed. No more bullshit. And if a dive isn’t called in the game and the player gets away with it he has cheated the sport and league - throw the book at them. If they dove it should be a minimum 2 game suspension. And who cares if it’s your star player? This shouldn’t be like MLS. All players equal, all calls equal.
  45. 8 points
    MtlMario

    CPL General

    One thing that I haven't seen mentioned here is prior to the kits unveiling the commish stated that the league will not allow flipping and flopping around the field., and that he'll stop that by being "tough on crime". He also called it Un Canadian. I'm happy he listened to me since I mentioned it here about a year ago.😁😎
  46. 8 points
    BenFisk'sBiggestFan

    Russell Teibert

    I absolutely love Russel. The guy is a gem, and i think he should be started nearly every week for the Caps. That being said, he just isn’t a starter for the national team. He is an awesome all around player, but he isnt quite as specialized which actually hurts him i think. Although Tiebert is a bit more skilled of a player than Piette, Piette is just to good at breaking up plays and playing that destroyer role. So for the position of DM Piette tops Tiebert. And of course there is also Hutch and Eustaqio to consider. In terms of a Box to Box mid, which i think is Tiebert’s best position, he has to compete against Arfield and Kaye. Arfield is one of Canada’s best players hands down, so he obviously beats out Tiebert. I also think Kaye beats out Tiebert in offensive ability and Physical prowess. So again Tiebert loses out. Finally, for an attacking mid, Tiebert just lacks the ability to make penetrating runs and creative short passes. Tiebert is a very good long passer, he spreads the ball quickly and can put in a good long through ball or cross, but he struggles to make clean quick attack minded passes. Osorio also struggles to make those same passes, but he makes great offensive runs and creates a lot of space. So Osorio beats out Tiebert again. Of course, David and Arfield can also play AM, which puts Tiebert even further down the list. I love Tiebert, but he is just a depth player, and for me isnt even a number 2 for any midfield position. It feels strange to say that about a skilled and fully committed player, but its true.
  47. 8 points
    Vince193

    CPL new teams speculation

    Excuse while I send some e-mails.
  48. 8 points
    Ansem

    Ottawa CPL Club

    The lionshare of the unconstructive comments were made by OSEG and their people, not CPL
  49. 8 points
    Jith12

    Kamron Habibullah

    As @SthMelbRed mentioned in the General Youth thread, Habibullah scored for Whitecaps U23 against Merstham yesterday. He is the kind of player who can really benefit from the Caps' U23 team as he can test himself against grown men. He also scored for the Caps' U15 team against Real Madrid this past December: He certainly is a prospect to keep an eye on, hopefully we will see him with the U17's in May.
  50. 7 points
    Cheeta

    CPL Jersey Outfitter

    I am so in.
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