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  1. Here I thought the pun was on the word "irons". You know - golfing accident...
  2. Rank Your Hall of Shame Posters: tg11 Miro Kliment Robert Amanfromvancouver Who were other notable candidates?
  3. Two shots on goal according to MLS website as well. Not bad for 3 mins of play. Highlights don't show his shots but commentator says how big and strong he is...
  4. afun

    Impact 2017 Season.

    You forgot the other Canadian striker - tops of the list: Jordan Hamilton with 1.50 goals/ 90.
  5. I really like Zambrano so far. Compared to his predecessor his ranking is off the charts. However, two things I do not agree with: 1. M.A Kaye selection and his playing time. His play looks like a deer lost in the headlights and so does the expression on his face. There are much better options than him imo. 2. The zonal marking defending on set pieces. It isn't working. I hope he will make adjustments to this tactic as it is very obvious after 3 games that we are giving up way too many opportunities here despite us generally being the taller, more aerially inclined team. Aside from this the greatest change from the Floro era is that Zambrano believes in his players and allows them to express and enjoy themselves, which in turn makes the players play like they can.
  6. What a breath of fresh air the coach's tactics were! Can't say enough about the young teenage phenom. I am guessing Floro would not have allowed Davies to be so aggressive or even start him. Really excited about Zambrano's squad selection and coaching so far.
  7. Does anyone know the url for the website of the blog that showed all the Canadian player's minutes on each of the Canadian teams? (You can't sort by nationality any longer on the MLS site which I find annoying). Thanks,
  8. My first take on that goal was that he knew he had already lost his mark. He lets up a little at the end so as to avoid clipping Quito heels and thereby taking a foul in the box. If so, I was impressed he didn't end up slide tackling him from behind which I would've expected him to do from previous games. Maybe his IQ has improved...
  9. Floro can't go soon enough. He says he couldn't select Will Johnson because it is critical players are able to play 90 minutes. Half the team he fielded couldn't play for 90 minutes. And that just compounds it onto the other players who can play 90 - you could see Arfield couldn't even move anymore at the end. Putting players in their natural position and starting players that are getting 90 minutes week in and week out can't be overstated. Our players relative to Honduras are very comparable. Mario Martinez looks like Messi when he plays us but is he really significantly better than Osorio, Teibert, Johnson, Aird...
  10. It was an entertaining game for sure. But one thing really irked me was watching Gio after the goal was scored and during the trophy lift. He's drinking from the water bottle not celebrating at all. He looked like he couldn't give two shits about winning the Championship and that with a goal at the death. It's hard to catch without a pvr and rewinding but I get the sense and I think I confirmed that he feels he's too good to care. Really irksome and can't be positive for team morale.
  11. It was a great game to be at. I thought all the players played with heart and played well - Atiba was definitely a cut above the rest. Not to stir the shit but did anyone notice JDG throw his hands in the air when he first realized he was being subbed off? (it wasn't shown on the broadcast). It really was the same reaction that Osorio had - I found that quite humourous.
  12. First major test for Floro and it was a fail. There were some positives this Gold Cup but at the end of the day we are last in the group. There are lots of reasons for why we are last and a lot of those have to do with how the team was managed. Floro will be kept on for wcq (CSA can't fire a guy making 1.5 mil). We will play wcq the same way as this Gold Cup - solid defense and no goals except for maybe a lucky bounce here and there. There is a miniscule chance we make the hex.
  13. Kenny - really good DeJong - terrible (no defense and today no offense) Edgar - realy good game - much better than the first game Jakovic - really good Ledgerwood - ok/poor - this is about the level where he starts looking poor; but he is a much smarter fouler than deJong - both are too slow though Straith - pretty good game Piette - some good and some bad but mostly poor de Guz - really good game except at the very end he needed to close that cross down faster Akindele - poor Larin - poor Rickets - poor Haber - ok Tiebert - good. He has desire and the legs to go 90... Floro - disaster. I am not one to call out a coach very quickly but it sure looks like he may be a complete farce. He needs to be asked about Oso and Teibert, and Morgan for that matter. Could there be a good reason?
  14. Don't forget the brutal off-side call (was probably on-side by a good 3 ft). But no one remembers it because Creavalle bungled his first touch anyway - otherwise he would've have been in alone.
  15. You're not in the minority. Even mlssoccer.com had an article about him being one of the best MLS players of all-time. Try looking at his accomplishments compared to others. And please no more ignorant comparisons to Wondo/USA vs DeRo/Canada. DeRo maybe similar to Wondo as in a great MLS player but Canada is not similar to the US in terms of player depth and skill.
  16. In RT's entire career for the Whitecaps he has taken 10 shots and hit the target 3 times. I think the sample-size is still a little too small to say he has a problem with missing the net. Just like the sample size is still a little small to now call him a scoring machine.
  17. I thought Ashtone Morgan had a dreadful game. Is he developing or regressing?
  18. Yeah, a lot of people here making up rules. The above rule quite definitively shows the play should not have been called offside.
  19. And the MLS website doesn't even mention it in the recap. Bush.
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