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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Rintaran in CPL TV Contract   
    As if they will play at the same time?    Oh  maybe you're on to something.  What time are Arabian league games on?  Isn't that where Giovinco's agent said he'd be playing?  
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Shortdutchcanuck in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Dieu Merci Yuma joined Sanjaxx Lions late in the 2018 season in L1O and scored 6 goals in 7 games. Sanjaxx ended up scoring 14 goals in league play all year so in his short time scored almost half their goals.  Their final game of the season they had a chance of making the playoffs but Yuma was late arriving so was subbed in at halftime.  
    I've got info of how he got back to L1O after his travels from the mother of teammate Nicholas Charles and put some details in my game report September 23rd against Alliance.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports18/18l1o238.htm
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from shamrock in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    That could be true.  I was counting up the eleven L1O 'first team all stars' and only three were at the combine yesterday.  
    Add two with no reason to come here...Dylan Sacramento with Valour FC and Austin Ricci with York 9 FC... because they've already signed with CPL clubs.    
    That leaves the three Sigma guys Kadell Thomas, Giuliano Frano, and Dominic Samuel.
    Forward Anthony Novak of Oakville and goalie Robert Stillo of Woodbridge are the mystery guys and I've privately tweeted to them.   
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from deschamp86 in League 1 Ontario 2019   
    I have details of the CPL combine of League 1 Ontario players held January 24th at the Ontario Soccer Centre in the CPL thread "Players you expect to see in the CPL" and I keep adding to it or you can see it on my site as:
     http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york043.htm
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from deschamp86 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york043.htm
    Still a lot to add to the L1O players at the CPL combine yesterday.  
    Here's a list of the players that were there and the teams they were with last season.  
    Also who advanced to the afternoon game.  
    Interesting that both Oakville and FC London brought five players each and all survived the morning sessions.  Even farthest away Windsor and Ottawa SUF brought one guy each and each made it to the final game.  
    Lots more to add later...  
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from gator in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from deschamp86 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bbeto in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from toontownman in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Kent in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
  12. Thanks
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Keegan in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
  13. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from C2SKI in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from BenFisk'sBiggestFan in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
  15. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Zem in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
  16. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from lazlo_80 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
  17. Thanks
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Shortdutchcanuck in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Today's combine at the Ontario Soccer Centre involved only League 1 Ontario players.
    I got there at 8:45am and the players were doing testing.  Pylon navigation with 
    and without a ball.  Also sprinting with a bungee cord attached I'll assume increasing 
    in resistance the further across the field you ran.
    There were 47 players listed for the morning games divided into four teams wearing 
    pinnies I recognized from the CPL open tryouts last Fall.  Each team played two 30 minute 
    half games against the same team ie.  Orange vs Green for 60 minutes then Yellow vs Blue.  
    First game started at 10:14am and second at 11:43am and ended at 12:48pm.
    After lunch there was another game with 33 players split into two teams (leaving bench 
    strength for substitutions).  This was also a two 30 minute halfs game.
    This was an 'invite only' day involving L1O players that had been prescouted by L1O 
    and selected to show off for the CPL coaches and officials.  These players were not 
    involved in the open trials that took place across Canada months ago (although some other 
    L1O players were at trials not just here and Hamilton but the other venues and some 
    passed for the promise of a tryout--which was later changed to a possibility of a tryout).
    Duncan Wilde of Oakville Blue Devils answered me that his team had none of his players 
    at the Open Trials back in the Fall but some were here today.  There were some players 
    that came from FC London and even one from Ottawa South United—Barou Junior Mbuyamba 
    who made it to the afternoon session while their goalie Jared St Thomas and defender 
    Turner Johnson had successfully tryed-out in Hamilton.  
    Today's players looked better than the 200+ I saw over two days at this location.  
    That was open to those who put up the $200 fee.   
    Players may have played on the same club team but today's squads were scattered 
    about.  There were a lot of offsides called in the three games today and the backheel 
    passes didn't always work because players weren't used to each other.  
    I've got all the goal scorers from the games.  The afternoon session had the 
    survivors play in Yellow vs Blue pinnies but that meant the numbers worn were different 
    as some of the Greens and Oranges passed and pinnies were given out at random.  
    Officials from L10 and CPL seemed glad to see me but I had not been invited and found 
    out about it from folks on the Voyageurs message board.   L1O provided me with a list 
    of the morning rosters and after the afternoon game I was allowed to take a picture 
    of that roster on the promise I wouldn't tweet it.  Good deal!  
    I have a commitment tonight so I can't get into the details of games but will work 
    on it tomorrow and Saturday.
    Stay tuned.    
     
  18. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Red and White in CPL Season Schedule   
    How some other countries work with a 'split season' for playoff/relegation purposes.  
    (from my December 2018 edition of World Soccer)  
     


    Carrying full seasons record forward to start the final round or only record against fellow playoff/relegation teams.  
     
     
     
  19. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from deschamp86 in CPL Season Schedule   
    How some other countries work with a 'split season' for playoff/relegation purposes.  
    (from my December 2018 edition of World Soccer)  
     


    Carrying full seasons record forward to start the final round or only record against fellow playoff/relegation teams.  
     
     
     
  20. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Kent in Will the CPL have a Chivas?   
    rumours 75% Canadian...
    but the 6 Canadians on the field at the same time out of 11 players make the math a minimum of  > 50%...
    Robert I thought your argument months ago was the CPL wasn't a Canadian league because it didn't have a team in Newfoundland (or was it PEI?).  Based on the MLS Final between teams from cities in Vermont and Montana last year...  
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Premier_League
     
    Players[edit]
    Although foreign players and staff would be permitted by roster regulations, the intention of the league is to foster Canadian talent and develop Canadian coaches. The league will establish a quota of the minimum number of Canadians on each roster similar to American player requirements in Major League Soccer.[52] Although three Canadian teams compete in MLS (Toronto FC, Montreal Impact, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC) there are currently no such roster requirements for Canadian players, although CSA president Victor Montagliani had previously stated that changes to these rules were imminent.[53] Following the release of initial league details, it was rumoured that 75% of all players on each roster would be required to be Canadian.[54]
    In July 2018, Clanachan told The Hamilton Spectator that the league will have a salary cap, rosters of 23 to 25 players. The domestic player requirement will be that half the roster has to be Canadian, and at least 6 players on the field at any time. Clanachan further clarified that players would be drawn from five pools, or general sources: a foundational group of established Canadian professionals; up-and-coming Canadians who are just starting out or currently in lower-league teams (either domestically or elsewhere); players associated with a team's home territory, in order to ensure "hometown heroes" on a roster; players in the Canadian university and college system; and finally, the general open market of worldwide talent. He did not mention Canadians in the U.S. college soccer system, though they presumably would be part of either the "up-and-coming" or "open market" pools.[55] 
     
     
  21. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Muenkat was playing for TFC III in League 1 Ontario as recently as 2017  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports17/17l1o042.htm
    In 2016 he was on TFC Academy for both L1O and PDL games.  
     
  22. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from BCM in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Muenkat was playing for TFC III in League 1 Ontario as recently as 2017  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports17/17l1o042.htm
    In 2016 he was on TFC Academy for both L1O and PDL games.  
     
  23. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL General   
    From my December 2018 issue of World Soccer....
    These must have been an interesting series of playoffs.  
    witchcraft practices  and a team not showing up for a finals game.  
     

  24. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Gopherbashi in CPL General   
    From my December 2018 issue of World Soccer....
    These must have been an interesting series of playoffs.  
    witchcraft practices  and a team not showing up for a finals game.  
     

  25. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Kent in CPL General   
    From my December 2018 issue of World Soccer....
    These must have been an interesting series of playoffs.  
    witchcraft practices  and a team not showing up for a finals game.  
     

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