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  1. They're not being paid to be there??? Every player on the WNT is compensated. They're not getting rich by any means (not even close) but they do get paid.
  2. he has scored those 3 goals in just 5 games. he was on the bench for 1 game (a loss) and a late sub in another game (a tie)
  3. Yes, FIFA did announce in London that they had opted to defer their decision until after the Olympics. That is NOT common. They have a discipline committee in place at major tournaments for JUST this sort of thing. For that reason, I suggest that CSA likely deserves some credit for getting FIFA to opt to deal with this later. I don't know this for fact but call it a gut feeling. Final point...I have no desire to go off topic but I think you would be in a very small minority who thinks our team can beat France without Sinclair. WITH Sinclair they were the 2nd best side but the French just couldn't get a goal and we did....great for us but I'm not going to pretend that we were the better team on the day...just the side that got the goal when it counted
  4. That's far man.....I only go into the city when necessary....
  5. LOL....that's a long haul.....it's ok....it may be better to watch it here at the office on my laptop....just lock my door in case any clients hear me swearing
  6. Lucas provides something a little different, that could benefit both Ricketts and Jackson. unlike those two, he is effective at creating with the ball at his feet. He is effective setting up in the middle or out wider in a 4-3-3 and putting good balls into dangerous spots. Ricketts and Jackson are more effective, IMHO, when the ball is put behind the back 4 and they are able to use their pace to go get it. They're not as effective having to beat someone 1v1, especially Jackson, who gets physically overmatched out wide and doesn't really have the ball skills to do much more than chip the ball past his marker and try to beat him to it in a foot race. I'm not sure Lucas will start but I don't think he will be scared. He's a strong, confident young man and he was the right choice to call up. I just wish he had been brought into the Cuba game because it would have been great for him to get those few days of training in the lead up.
  7. Well, at least you are consistent. But I can assure you that, as a WNT fan, you should be thankful that the decision was made to defer the hearing until after the Olympics or you very likely wouldn't have had the feel good story of Canada winning bronze in London.
  8. If there are V's in Mississauga who want to get together to watch on Tuesday, let me know.....
  9. Being suspended 2 games in the Olympics is a FAR more harsh penalty than getting suspended for 4 friendly matches. Remember one thing, FIFA bases its discipline decisions on more than what shows up in the media.....they also base it on what is put in the referee's report. Who knows what was written in that report that might have been more damaging. At the end of the day, Sinclair got off easy because FIFA decided to wait until after the Olympics to make a decision and for that reason, WNT fans should be thanking the CSA and FIFA, not getting all twisted into knots. And yes, the CSA will pay her fine.
  10. ^ I'm sure there is a fair bit of cash involved..... The CSA business development department has done a very good job of late in terms of generating new revenue sources for the program + they have done a great job of sponsor retention as well IF we make the HEX (coupled with the WNTs Bronze medal), I sincerely believe that there will be a bunch more sponsors ready to send significant dollars to the CSA for the NT programs.
  11. Lucas Cavallini got into the Juventud-Defensor match with about 15 mins remaining in the 2nd half this morning. Not much to report because Lucas didn't see much of the ball during his short spell on the field. the match finished tied 1-1 but Juventud struck the post in the 93rd and could have stole 3 points if lady luck was a little more on their side.
  12. You are too kind.... if we could turn 300 supporters into 3000 supporters, we'd be onto something. I've got alot on my plate right now but come this winter, when things calm down, I plan to do some work on this. As I said, it's been on my mind since 2011.
  13. Were you reading my mind? I was thinking about this very thing earlier today (and for the past 12 months or so)
  14. enjoyed reading this synopsis....well written and good comments
  15. actually, not quite true. there was interest for him in MLS but SJE weren't inclined to just give up his MLS rights to another team in the league
  16. Thanks Cal but its Jaime who I top my cap to. If I'm lucky, I'll have moved 500 for this game by the time all is said and done. Jaime and the V's have sold upwards of 4000. that is impressive!!!! I just sent in an order for 170 tickets in section 118. That section only has 200 in total so there are only 30 tickets left in 118 and a decent number in 117. the South End is going to be JAMMED.
  17. just watched....excellent marketing initiative. High quality production. It has me very excited for next Friday gotta give the CSA credit. This organization has evolved in an incredibly signficant way over the past 3+ years. During the Pipe era, they would NEVER have done anything like this Well done CSA
  18. you make good points. no one should underrate the value of being a regular contributor to an MLS team. But I think DeJong starting over Morgan is a lock if he stays healthy...that guy has been jinxed.
  19. Jason Mills left IPFW. He's over in France right now and I wouldn't be surprised if he turns up on the roster of a good French side soon enough. He's a good one to keep an eye on. He's Technical, pacey, strong/tough (always played a few years up as a youth in the SAAC Academy system and in the OSL U-21 league)
  20. Ledgerwood isn't a world beater but he's one of the few guys who seems to play better with the MNT than he does at the club level. Not sure why but he has been very respectable the last few times for Canada and clearly SH trusts him if he needs to use him. Issy is a confounding player. He is one of those guys who kills it on the training pitch but is largely invisible on match day. Lots of talent but something is missing with that guy. I don't blame SH for leaving him in Cyrpus. Tiebert needs to get more game experience at the senior level with his club. He was good vs. T&T so that means that the staff likely now consider him an option if someone gets hurt but he's not ready to be among the top 22 in a critical series of matches. We need mentally strong, experienced players for these 2 games. That's the same reason guys like REB or Cavallini don't get chosen yet. However, I could see Cavallini get a shot if he starts regularly for Juventud in Uruguay and gets some goals. Results matter. to me, the saddest thing in all of this is to come to grips with the fact that Klukowski is pretty much done as a national team player. DeJong is a more than adequate replacement and there is depth behind him but it wasn't that long ago that MK was the best Left Back in Concacaf. Sad to see how far he's fallen
  21. Way to go Jamie and i applaud all the V's for their hard work getting the numbers out for this critical game. 118 is filling up (I think the quantities I've got committed will fill 118 completely) and I've got various youth teams scooping up chunks of seats in the East End Grandstand as well.. As for how many tickets have been sold thus far, i think it is safe to assume that the numbers for this one will be equal and possibly greater than the game in June. I'm not sure if there is any activity in the west end upper deck unfortunately. Right now, the focus is on selling out the lower bowl 100% (which would be about 17,000 tickets). I know that when I offered to try to help the CSA again, my hope was that we would start filling upper deck sections but the demand hasn't been as strong as I'd hoped it would be. I do feel confident in saying that if our game in October vs. Cuba can be very meaningful and could serve to clinch a spot in the HEX, that stadium is going to be hopping.
  22. Roberto Stillo was on the bench for Genoa yesterday in the season opener vs. Cagliari Hopefully he will get into a few games this year. Here's a good pic of Robert (#63) celebrating with his teammates following their 2-0 win
  23. very well said. many canadian players don't understand what it takes to make it as a pro. it is resaonbly easy to get a 1st contract....the challenge for so many Canadians is getting a club to offer a 2nd one. Clubs are looking for far more than just talent. They want attitude, discipline, hunger, intelligence, etc.... because lots of people possess talent and technical ability. In today's soccer industry, with so many players looking for a stable club setup, the competition for roster spots, from 1st divisions all the way down to semi-pro, is fierce.
  24. i've heard he has been trying to seek out opportunities with club sides in Europe but nothing all that great has come from it. Unlikely he is "officially" retired at this point but unless a good opportunity presents itself, he is equally unlikely to be on anyone's roster as the 2012/2013 season kicks off. However, if he stays fit and some club finds themselves with lots of injuries at right fullback, he'll likely get a few opportunities to provide some experienced cover
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