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BearcatSA last won the day on November 4 2017

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  1. BearcatSA

    Nathan Ingham

    Maybe he can make the Swope Park roster. Hope it happens.
  2. Thought I'd give notice to the recent passing of two English legends, player and youth coach, who died away within a day of each other. Banks was respected by so many of his international contemporaries as one of the best keepers (if not the best) of his era, backstopping his national team to its only World Cup in the process. Harrison was one of the key architects of that special young group of Man U players (the "Class of '92) that formed the foundation for the club's dominance during the Fergie era. Rest in peace.
  3. BearcatSA

    Raheem Edwards

    This. He's a bona fide attacking game changer, capable of creating something out of nothing. But you never know what his coaches with our NT may decide. They might decide that a central destroyer role is his best spot with us, who knows?
  4. BearcatSA

    CFL Thread

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    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    I wouldn't read too much either way into a first exhibition game, especially the second half. The young guy at LB had a rough one, for sure, but there's no need to sh*t on him. It was a tough experience but very possibly a valuable one because this coaching staff may be able to turn this into a great teachable moment. I'm looking forward to seeing what the South Korean brings to the table in midfield.
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    Raheem Edwards

    The best way for Edwards to force himself back into the picture is by being great in Chicago, and if he does meet or exceed these preseason expectations, then he should be in GC contention as a winger or possibly wingback. The fact that we have a lot of competition for starting places in that possession is more of a good thing than a negative, unless guys left out starting becoming "me" guys. With the fullbacks you've listed, they all have question marks beside them. Personally, I think De Jong's international days are behind him unless he shows a whole lot better defensively (at whatever club he's playing) then what I saw last year in Vancouver. Levis is another guy who's probably better as a wingback or winger than a fullback and he also has to prove his durability. Morgan's deficiencies make him an MLS back up and I haven't seen Adekugbe play enough to form an opinion.
  7. BearcatSA

    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    Caps kick off their preseason in Hawaii tonight:
  8. BearcatSA

    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    Hard to say about Rusty's future. He's essentially a high work rate role player and as long as a younger (cheaper) domestic option clearly remains behind him on the depth chart, he'll be here, unless another unless MLS team trades for his services during the season. With the Canadian youth on this roster, I'm hopeful that some might rise up the depth chart but I'm not convinced that that will happen as much as some wish, even in this big rebuild season. Much like the senior squad, MDS and his coaching staff have inherited these young guys (they were signed to the senior squad in consultation with the deposed coaching regime). I'll bet that a touted guy or two might not be seen by MDS as a player who fits his vision/plan long term and might end up being moved on. However, we might see other young guys emerge and find their way into MDS's picture. I'd love it if each of these new (or relatively new) faces, international down to Cancon youngies, hits pay dirt but there are going to be duds, too. Hopefully, it's is a very small number. If this team proves to be hard to beat, game in and game out, it'll set a good foundation going forward.
  9. BearcatSA

    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    Love that Monty Python reference. Very appropo.
  10. BearcatSA

    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    He's on a one year deal (correct me if I am wrong but I really believe that "options" are a favourite MLS red herring giving the impression of long term), so it's a great opportunity for him to make something happen on a consistent basis and maintain or increase his pay packet. And perhaps having (hopefully) better quality around him, he'll play off of his teammates better this year. His tendency to hold the ball for too many touches was game-planned against by opponents who double-teamed him when he was in possession deeper in midfield. Perhaps he'll be more willing to dish it off to Erice and Hwang then he was to his teammates last season.
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    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    I'm not sure that I see Reyna as a winger but I guess it depends upon what MDS is expecting defensively from his wingers. I thought he was best as a second striker with license to go to the flanks as needed.
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    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    Hopefully, the process involves most of these new guys panning out but I sense the refinements might involve a newbie of two not settling or an incumbent or two being moved on. Granted, with the latter, there aren't many incumbents from which to choose. At least I'm not seeing a number of his ex USLers (a la Martin Rennie) populating this roster. I'm also looking forward to seeing which (or, if any) Academy products really breakthrough. I think this guy in charge indeed is a man with a plan. There will be some growing pains but I am very optimistic.
  13. BearcatSA

    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    Hopefully these guys will adapt well to the league and their new teammates. That leaves only one question: who's going to be the key organizer in the back line?
  14. BearcatSA

    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    CBs? There are two rumours out there but no confirmations.
  15. BearcatSA

    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    Confirmed. That looks like a smart signing: a young guy on the rise.