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  1. 31 points

    Canadians abroad: March 8-14, 2019

    To be honest a little numb atm..just got home from the game... I was in the away end with 1500 screaming Killie fans when he scored..a little unreal!! SO happy for him! Hopefully first of many and great timing with the national team game coming up!!!
  2. 20 points

    Tosaint Ricketts

    Dwayne DeRosario Dale Mitchell John Catliff Tosaint Ricketts ......... He may indeed be done with the NT, and he has many flaws, but delivering was never one of them.
  3. 18 points

    Liam Millar

    Liam come son at halftime for Lazar Markovic(a £80000/week 1st team player) and scores 2 in a 4-1 win vs Arsenal u23s... That’s now 5 goals in 4 games....
  4. 17 points
    Pretty much exactly what has been happening. He’s training well is close to a start and has featured in 4 out of the 4 games he has been on the bench for. But it’s a tough route. Exactly what he needs. to fight and push and try to fight his way into the starting line up. That’s his goal for this loan. . He had a meeting with Steve Clarke yesterday and was told he’s doing well he’s very close to a start but be patient and keep working. Goto love a manager that lets u know where u stand... 3 out of the 4 youngsters (phonzie liam and ballou are getting the same treatment atm David is doing really well) but it’s part of the process to becoming a top top player.. happy with his journey so far!!
  5. 16 points
    Big THANK YOU to Dylan Sacramento of VALOUR FC, who came to my U10 boys practice and ran a few drills for some starry eyed boys. A night the kids will never forget ! Pure class ! FOR VALOUR !
  6. 16 points

    Dario Zanatta

    More Congratulations to @AlloaAthleticFC's @dario_zanatta, who has been named @Ladbrokes Championship Player of the Month for December!
  7. 14 points

    CPL Stadium Thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU74A8RCYPs Was just watching a video of FC Midtjylland and was surprised that venue only holds 11,800 people. The noise level trumps anything I have seen in MLS minus a packed Saputo maybe. Scale this baby anywhere from 12,000 to 16,000 seats and you will have a blue print for the first permanent SSS built for a Canadian CPL club. Looks expandable to if need be afterwards.
  8. 14 points
    Anyone else hearing what sounds like a small kitten...?
  9. 13 points

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Kovac declares Davies fit for selection this weekend 😊
  10. 13 points

    CPL TV Contract

  11. 13 points
    David scores. 2-1, 58’
  12. 12 points

    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.
  13. 12 points

    CPL TV Contract

    For the mass audience I think the general production quality of the broadcast is more influential.. If it's similar to a CFL level of production(ie camera angles, replays, commentators, pre-game post-game show) the it will feel like a top-tier league in many ways. I have watched USL streams and it isn't really TV-level production.
  14. 12 points
    I'd go one step further and hope that CanPL player contracts don't allow for the unilateral right for clubs to trade players within the league. If CanPL Club A wants CanPL Club B's player, they should have to make an offer to buy the contract of that player from the club, as well as negotiating fresh personal terms with the player, himself. That'll truly differentiate CanPL from every other North American professional sports league.
  15. 12 points

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    Considering Bekker was one of the best players in USL last season and could easily be attached to an MLS side this is the type of player I’d expect to be a star. Most of these guys are the types that were on the cusp of MLS but for whatever reason never got their shot so mission accomplished so far.
  16. 12 points
    El Hombre

    Ayo Akinola

    Liam Millar - 1999 Jonathan David - 2000 Theo Bair - 1999 Adonijah Reid - 1999 Gloire Amanda - 1998 Jordan Perruzza - 2001 Jose Hernandez - 2000 Dario Zanatta - 1997 Gabriel Boakye - 1998 Tajon Buchanon - 1999 O'Vonte Mullings - 2000 Mohamed Omar - 2000 And yet 18 pages of hand-wringing on a kid that scored 5 in USL and doesn't want to play for us.
  17. 11 points

    John's Herd vs. Holger's Heros

    This is your best post in years. I must agree that Herdman's lack of experience in the kind of pressure situations the team will be facing in WCQ is the second biggest problem we have, our centre backs being the first. However: In 2013 the CSA hired one of the most expensive coaches they could afford. Floro had recent Concacaf and International experience in addition to his Real Madrid heydays. On paper, he looked excellent. In 2016, needing a point in Honduras to make the Hex... we were down by a goal with 30 minutes left... who does Floro bring on as we fight for our lives? Ledgerwood and Straith. We had 2 forwards, Jackson and Haber who were left on the bench. And most importantly, Osorio and Johnson were not called, though both were healthy and wanted to be there. Either Floro was ON CRACK, or he choked, or his attitude, methology, gameplan and man management was deeply flawed from the very beginning. Floro was experienced in big game situations, and still shat the bed and screwed us. Bottom line is sometimes experienced coaches suck, and good inexperienced coaches have their break through seasons and moments all the time. Perhaps this is Herdman's moment. Perhaps the stars will align. Best of all, thanks to this upcoming Gold Cup, and the Nations League in the fall, we won't have to wait until qualifying to find out what Herdman is really made of.
  18. 11 points
    some more sigma, and nice to see Quillan Roberts show up
  19. 11 points

    Jonathan David

    David is now tied for the club lead for goals in all competitions with 9. This is despite playing 1230 fewer minutes than the guy he is tied with. To say he's been prolific is an understatement.
  20. 11 points

    CPL TV Contract

    Lets be honest being on TSN and as a result becoming force fed to consumers thru Sportscenter is the best way in this country to be legitimized with joe average. Thats really what the CPL needs the most right now
  21. 11 points
    I think SKN deserve credit. They played well and were far superior to Dominica and USVI. Sawyer, the guy who plays for Brentford in the English Championship showed a lot of quality. He'd be a starter for us if he was Canadian. I hope they make the Gold Cup. This was the strongest SKN side I have ever seen and if there's one thing the Gold Cup needs, it's strong teams on the bottom end.
  22. 11 points
    Between March 2016 and February 2017, the CSA held six separate U20-specific camps. During those six camps, 48 players were evaluated. 40% of those players were based in Europe or South America. 2017 U20 Concacaf Qualifying Results: 1 win and 2 losses. Conclusions: 1) Friendlies do not equal success. Stop saying that that's all we need to do in order to qualify. 2) Evaluating a large player pool does not equal success. 3) Assertions that the CSA: does not play youth friendlies, discriminates against European players, does not know who the best Canadian players are ignores (incredibly recent) history.
  23. 10 points

    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.
  24. 10 points

    Fikayo Tomori

    That's LITERALLY all we do here.
  25. 10 points

    Dual Nationals Part 2 - Canada + ?

    @Jmhutchinson Our region has developed leaps and bounds in the last 20 years without our help, I don't think we need to help develop our region at the cost of losing potential players. In my personal view, Canada's level in the last 20 years has been poor because our best players have been consistently poached by other national programs. And I'm not just talking one or two guys, so as a group we are sensitive regarding this topic. Further, our player pool is just not wide or strong enough for us to be encouraging fringe players to join other programs. Canadian players are notoriously late bloomers, so you must understand that we really can't afford to let anyone with any kind of international potential go to another program. I don't think you'll get much assistance here.
  26. 10 points

    CPL General

    The Al Classico was a joke brought up by supporters years ago that has caught fire in the local community. Lots of people find it humorous and ultimately it was a supporter driven and naturally grown name. It’s not something some marketing intern made up cause they thaught they were being clever. It is just a lame funny pun that took off.
  27. 10 points

    Milan Borjan

    http://crvenazvezdafk.com/scc/vest/8086/Terzic-Borjan-ostaje-do-2023 Borjan signs a contract that will keep him at Red Star through 2023.
  28. 10 points
    What the fuck is the point of all this? Are you going to the opening game? After all this shit, you better be buying a ticket to this game. And you can't sell anything other than flex packs or seasons when you don't have a schedule yet.
  29. 10 points

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Nice video on Davies first few days training in Doha. It sounds like he's integrating into the group well.
  30. 10 points
    It’s actually not though. From what I can see he has absolutely zero inside knowledge of CanPL. He is virtually always speculating on what might happen based on his own, often flawed, interpretations. And speculation is not knowledge. Additionally, I can tell you with 100% certainty that many of his most repeated assertions are off base. I honestly wish I could be more forthcoming as it pains me to see the many keenly interested people on the forum get drawn down into these trajectories to nowhere and end up starting to treat non-information as if it had some legitimacy. So as a conclusion, if you have any connection to Derek Martin and the folks at SEA, you very likely have more real knowledge than he does.
  31. 10 points

    CPL new teams speculation

    Howdy all. Sticking my head out to say that there’s a Windsor supporter group started. Early days but we’ve got to start somewhere. On twitter if anyone wants to keep up its https://twitter.com/windsorcanpl
  32. 10 points

    Cyle Larin

    I think he needs to suck it up and win his job back. Turning tail less than a year at a new club is what cowards do.
  33. 10 points

    Milan Borjan

    Soccernet put him on top XI for the round http://www.espn.com/soccer/uefa-champions-league/775/blog/post/3693734/champions-league-xi-harry-kane-and-juan-mata-saviours-as-red-star-dominate
  34. 10 points

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

  35. 9 points

    Scott Arfield

    History aside, Doneil Henry has played every minute for Vancouver this season, and he's been one of their better players.
  36. 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 !
  37. 9 points
    “stuck in the USL.” - LOVE IT
  38. 9 points

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    So proud of him. So glad he's OURS.
  39. 9 points

    CPL new teams speculation

    Here is my new article about CPL expansion, Please read and share: https://culturesoccer.com/2019/03/03/quelles-prochaines-expansions-en-canpl/
  40. 9 points
    Well, yes and no. I am in three FB chat groups that represent the leadership of most supporters groups across the country.. Not more than a day goes by without someone copying and pasting one of your posts going WTF? These people represent thousands of supporters across the country. Many of those in new supporters groups. None, save for one post here anymore, and they sure as shit won't send any of their newly minted supporters here either. Why would they? I get why people of our generation are cynical. I really do, I bet many of us could fill a stadium with horror stories of corruption, mismanagement ect... but we need to stop living by it and being governed by it. Good shit is happening, really good shit and we should embrace it. All of this needs to be fun. It really does or there is no point in doing any of it. CanPL on this site is not fun.
  41. 9 points

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Not sure why De Guzman's so in love with the foreign USL and their AAA style minor league and against Canada's Canadian Premier League, feel sorry for the Fury fans that they are stuck with being a minor league affiliate for MLS. He seems to be rubbing it in with his comments and likely parroting the Fury's FO staff. If the Fury plan to attempt to stay longer term in MLS's lower division minor league then CPL should seek out moneyed investors to put a CPL club in the greater Ottawa market imho.
  42. 9 points
    So frigging exciting for Canadian football.
  43. 9 points

    Marcus Haber

    We have been told the signing of a "current" national team striker by PFC is imminent.
  44. 9 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    Ottawa CPL Club

    So conclusions. 1-Sanctioning for USL for a Canadian team like Fury is not a blank cheque, the implication is that application should be duly made each year. 2-If Ottawa Fury knew this and did not request sanctioning, then they were clearly negligent. 3-Instead of arguing that Concacaf has screwed Ottawa late in the game, which is the narrative Fury is trying to sell, it may be equally or more legitimate to say that the lateness is the fault of Ottawa Fury. 4-I personally do not respect a team that blindsides the CPL in the way that they did, and then is proven to not have even taken their USL option seriously. When apparently warned in this regard. 5-There does exist a remote possibility that Ottawa has played this hand deliberately, for reasons we shall see emerge in the upcoming days.
  45. 9 points

    Kosovar Sadiki

    On trial at Hibs this month
  46. 9 points
    Center back born in the year 2000, Playing club football at JS Kabylie in the Algerian top flight. Represented Quebec last summer at the Canada Games. Made his First team debut against CA Bordj Bou Arreridg playing the second half in a 1-0 loss.
  47. 9 points

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    In training
  48. 9 points
    No matter how some want to spin this the bottom line is it is unacceptable and embarrassing with potential to set back the image of our whole men's program! Hopefully this will be a wake up call for the senior team if one was in fact needed because a loss next Sunday would be a complete disaster!
  49. 9 points
    Forgot to post this last week but I'm officially in! Got my 2 seats in 118, and my brother grabbed an additional 3 as well! I've been really impressed by the communication between the management and co-founders so far!
  50. 8 points

    Kamal Miller

    As pointed out on the Canadians Abroad page, Miller starting!!
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