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    Ballou Tabla

    I thought Zambrano had already talked to alot of fence sitters to commit to Canada, including Tabla before he got canned. It would be good news if Tabla commits. Want to see how Tabla and Alphonso would fair in Gold Cup.
  2. I’m 100% all for a new logo. That logo has no history. It reeks of a 1970’-1989’s disco era label. I wish the CSA can have one like the ones in South America like https://goo.gl/images/wFtMLT or https://goo.gl/images/Bw14PL
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    Herdman new head coach

    Well, to me Herdman has already lost half the team if he’s airing dirty laundry publicly. Any good coach will tell you, that you keep all locker room stuff within the locker room and don’t try to force players hand. I don’t blame some players too for turning there back on Canada. As much as you want to play for your country, you must have belief in your FA first that they’re trying to inprove the situation. When your FA has hired questionable people in the past, fired a decent coach like Zambrano, not scheduled friendlies when it should matter, you’re going to get disillusioned players wondering why make the trek for Canada. You want something to believe in that things will be different and that starts at the top. This is not the girls team that he thinks he can motivate them by teling the press other things. The men have bigger egos and haven’t had a decent coach that they actually listened with glee since god knows when.
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    Herdman new head coach

    I’m not a big Herdman believer either, but I’ll give him a Gold Cup to prove himself. If he can’t make at least a quarterfinal or semi’s with Davies, Akindele, Cavallini in the lineup, deserves to be let go. But also knowing how “cheap” the CSA is that we didn’t even schedule any friendly games prior to the World cup shows that Herdman is the “only” coach willing to accept the shoestring budget and attempt to qualify for a World cup. If he stays on as a coach till 2026, I’ll give forever give up on Canada being competent in this sport.
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    Alphonso Davies

    I would say Edmonton coached him 40%, they say between the ages of 7-10 is when a youth player shows abilities and great development. Davies was obviously too good for edmonton and needed a bigger pond to flourish, thats where Whitecaps FC helped out and I’d say it was 30-40% of Davies time. The last 20% is him personally training on his own and getting better. Obviously everybody that helped in his development will get rewarded, he’s miles ahead of Mattocks and Manneh at his age.
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    Alphonso Davies

    I wanna see Davies and Tabla lead Canada’s attack. This positive article with big clibs rumoured can not just only peak interest in the mational team from the players but now, the younger academy kids can use Davies as a benchmark on where they could end up if they have all that talent. Still hopeful Tabla commits to Canada with us hosting and Davies being a bigger star than him.
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    2026 WC Bid?

    Uruguay, Chile and Argentina were rumoured to want to cohost the 2030 World Cup. So I’m expecting CONCACAF to all vote for the bid down South. Uruguay wanted the bid alone initially, but Argentina joined since they also wanted to co-host. Same with Chile. Funny how all those 3 countried hosted a World cup independantly, but now the economic situation is different that they can’t go at it alone.
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    2026 WC Bid?

    There’s a 2 minute video of Davies talking about to the FIFA congress about the bid. Thought it was emotional and great. Kid was confident. Just check sportsnet. They have it somewhere.
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    2026 WC Bid?

    Just read on my twitter feed news fhe United bid won. Seems everybody thought Morroco was a shoe in, but FIFA loves money. Now to see how they divvy up the games and spots. Isn’t the 2026 WC supposed to have 46?? Teams now?? Take away the United bid that leaves 43?? Spots open.
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    Alphonso Davies

    Davies is said to have been invited by the CSA to speak about the US, Canada, Mexico bid tomorrow when they make there case against Morocco. The United bid must be desperate that MLS and rhe CSA need Davies as the poster child for the United bid. Thought it was in the bag?
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    CPL General

    Just heard from one of the Southsiders that to remove and relocate the pole for Langford stadium in Victoria, BC Hydro quoted $3million. Can anybody confirm?? Must be more than just a power pole that needs to be reconnectedz. Sounds like its a transformer or something.
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    Victoria CPL

    When the Cascadia Cup was formed all teams pitched in money for maintenance. I believe that part of the membership fees from supporters nowadays goes to upkeeping the Cup. Also, I forgot to say, but in order for Victoria to even get a shot at the Cascadia, they have to play against Portland and Seattle in an unofficial capacity for points. There is an unofficial table on who gets the Cascadia Cup. Unless Victoria finds a way to MLS, can’t see them being involved.
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    Victoria CPL

    Cascadia was started by fan groups of Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. If Victoria wants in, gotta get approval from all 3 supporter groups and contribute financially to it too.
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    Metro Vancouver CPL Club

    Regarding the FV CPL group. According to AFTN and a few others on twitter. The group was real and focused only on the FV, not Victoria, but the supporters, investors and employees were under NDA to not disclose, hint or even mention the bid publicly to media by Rob Friend and the majority owner. Some think by not being public and vocal likw the other CPL groups were doing, they did more harm than good for there chances. I think one of FV CPL supporters mentioned that Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack weren’t interested in there proposal (eg getting the municipalities to pony up public money for stadium upgrades). Thats pretty much the entire Fraser Valley that shot them down. I honestly think that group burned too many bridges for a future CPL group. Might as well go to Kelowna/Kamloops now.
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    Victoria CPL

    I'll rub it in too, but at the same time, I was hoping the FV group would've looked at Langley, Abbotsford or Chilliwack. I have a friend who works at Surrey City Hall and he told me that the FV group didn't really impress City Hall with there plan, but they went along with it. Also, with the rumoured City Halls of Surrey and Langley, not willing to pony up anything to the bid (eg. site prep, land donation, etc) doesn't surprise me that they wanted a handout. I think this is best for BC for now, but obviously, any future CPL group wanting to play in the Valley, will have to buy there own land and built it, if they realistically want a stadium out there. Edit: for the record, I will attend at least a game in Victoria, to see some young Canadians play. I use to watch ontario cpl games in rhe past live, so I’m expecting a Swangard USL type experience.