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Obinna

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  1. Obinna

    Montreal Impact offseason 2018-19

    Thanks for that. I didn't actually look into his numbers, but rather just arbitrarily picked +12 goals, because he seemed to score at least that with Dallas. I think Mattocks was an outlier last season, whereas Urruti I can see putting up those numbers again in the near future. Hoesen I think was a real bargin for SJ. Like Urruti, I think he can also put such numbers up again. True he is essentially less than half the price of Urruti, but still, Urruti at $1.2M is not so bad, so long as he produces like you'd expect. Another point to consider is how he'd fit alongside Silva and Piatti. 2 Argentines and a Uruguayan. I think they'll strike up a chemistry very quickly.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    I don't think Vanney will hesitate to play VDW at RB if the occasion calls for it, but making Auro permanent is huge. It really allows him to keep VDW at CB. I do think they'll be times where he'll find himself out there, but I do agree that with DeLeon, it'll be seldom. I think DeLeon was essentially an insurance pick up. He can play high as a winger, or he can play as a wingback, or he can play as a full back. Since Auro and Jansen weren't guaranteed to come back, having DeLeon allowed TFC to add depth to that side of the field regardless of how the negotiations played out. Now that Auro is permanently a TFC player, I am really hoping Jansen gets done. If they succeed, I think it'll be a good off season despite no new CB. A good CB pick up would turn it from good to great however.
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    Montreal Impact offseason 2018-19

    Urruti is good but I think anything north of $1M a year is a little steep for what he offers, with all due respect. Still though, Impact really need production up front. They need a proven MLS scorer, which he is. And if he can add +12 goals (which he can), it's probably money well spent. How many forwards who make under $1M score +12 goals in MLS?
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    Was thinking....if TFC can't add another quality CB....one that can replace Drew Moor....perhaps a stop-gap solution would be David Edgar? Edgar still is without a club. He's an Ontario boy. Fantastic leader and organizer. Decent with the ball at his feet. I think that he's better than Jason Hernandez, who TFC used to fill Drew's shoes on occasion. Ideally we'd land a guy like Geoff Cameron, or better still, a CB of similar quality in the 25-28 age range, but Edgar in my mind would be a good temparary solution. Even if he only gave us 10-15 games, that'd be enough to give Drew a break and I think he has those same qualities that make Drew valuable. He's a Canadian international so he knows a lot of the guys already. Plus I think he was only on about 100k in Vancouver, and that was before the terrible injury, so I don't think TFC would have to break the bank. They could even offer him a 1 year + option... Thoughts?
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    Ayo Akinola

    Ditto. I'd like to know this as well. Please leave info here or feel free to PM me. Thanks.
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    The Importance of Jr. Hoilett

    Too bad they lost but damn another beauty from Hoilett. He's really rolling back the clock.
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    Ballou Tabla

    How do you rate Ballou's chances of making a first team appearance this season? Also, as an aside, I see the Senegalese fullback has already won 12 caps for his country. Very impressive. I think he's the only other full international in the B team, no?
  8. Obinna

    CPL Stadium Thread

    Clarke Stadium looking really good. Should I assume that football lines will be a thing of the past?
  9. Obinna

    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    What about 3 at the back? Sure, Mavinga-Moor-VDW make for a good combination. A great combination in fact. But losing Moor again means: - Bradley (not a CB/too valuable in MF) - Zavaletta (not good enough) - Hagglund/Dunn (not that type of player) Or, Vanney is forced to revert to a back 4.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    I would really like to see the club bring in a good communicator to fill Moor's spot. Let Drew play the Jason Hernandez role. At 350k he's a little expensive to be used sparingly, but his contract is what it is. Drastically cutting back his minutes will not only prolong his career, but will also make room for the transition to begin in ernest. And if Drew wins the minutes on merit, so be it, but please bring in a big piece who'll be expected to lead the defence.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    And it looks like Fabian Johnson, who they annoyingly give the nickname "FabJo", may be following him there. FCC (even more stupid) owners have not give up on him, and they hold the top spot in the allocation order.
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    Liam Millar

    There's an RSL player who went to RSL on loan from Liverpool, so the prescedent for such a move does exist.
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    Milan Borjan

    I think us fans just want our players attached to the biggest clubs whenever possible. I know I am guilty of it myself. With Borjan though, he's honestly better off exactly where he is now.
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    Milan Borjan

    I would rather Borjan finish his career at Red Star and become a legend than ride the pine at Napoli and be remembered as a footnote.
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    Milan Borjan

    Any idea how much he makes at Red Star? He might be achieving both already for all we know.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    For sure. At the very least it will be nicer in terms of weather and probably surface as well. It mustn't have been very nice playing on that frozen pitch in Colorado. Don't know much about the opponent, but we shouldn't underestimate them. I think FCD fell at the round of 16 to a team from Panama last season, didn't they? The Panamanian teams can certainly surprise.
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    Milan Borjan

    Think he's fine where he is. Doesn't need to play in a top 5 league. What he needs is to be the number 1 keeper at a winning club who play in a decent league. He has that ar Red Star Belgrade. Plus he has a good chance at European football every season.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    I’ve been pondering a move for Cameron the day the season ended. Would look great in the centre of a back 3 sandwiched between VDW and Mavinga. Moor could also play in that spot and Cameron could take up the RCB spot and VDW could play as a fullback. Or, Cameron could give Bradley a break from time to time at CDM.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    That’s what I’m thinking
  20. Obinna

    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    I personally don't put much stock in this particular rumour, but I need something to cling to right now: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://mlsmultiplex.com/2018/12/11/toronto-fc-fabian-johnson-perfect/&ved=0ahUKEwiE0tDJ9ZjfAhUp1oMKHReNDD0QqQIIJCgBMAE&usg=AOvVaw0oTm7cxc1cgj5HOeV4OfG7
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    Liam Millar

    Really appears to be in good form at the moment. Can only bode well as he prepares to take the next step, whether that be at Liverpool or elsewhere.
  22. Obinna

    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    I think Auro definitely is a must keep and so is Jansen and I expect both will be back. I also suspect that negotiations for both is retarding Toronto's ability to make additional moves. Hagglund to Cincy would be great for both parties. Hope to see it happen. Aside from the CB upgrade that is definitely needed, I would like to see one more winger. A quality winger that could be had for TAM, if room is available.
  23. Obinna

    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    Yeah, of course. Toronto shouldn't make moves because other teams are doing so. Toronto should be making moves because it needs to strengthen. I don't care that other teams have acquired players that would not help Toronto. That's not the point. The point is that Toronto haven't made the moves (yet) that it needs to help itself.
  24. Obinna

    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    Didn't stop other teams from making moves. There's been a flurry of activity which Toronto has been largely absent from. At least moving up the allocation order is something, I guess.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    True, but you need depth guys and at least both clubs are active in improving their team. By contrast, Toronto has been inactive (for now). That makes me feel a little uneasy, considering it is already December and other clubs are already getting busy.
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