Jump to content

jtpc

Voyageur
  • Content Count

    51
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About jtpc

  • Rank
    Junior Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    The CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee has ruled that Barbados fielded ineligible players in their first 2 CNLQ matches against Guyana and El Salvador. It seems like it wouldn't be CONCACAF without some kind of ineligible player drama. 😂 *sigh* (Malouda and the 2017 Gold Cup) Wikipedia cites that Barbados had not completed a request with FIFA to change the association of 2 former England youth internationals, Hallam Hope and Krystian Pearce. El Salvador had won 3-0 anyway, but the Guyana match that was originally a draw is now a 3-0 victory for them. With 6 points and a goal differential of +10, Guyana really puts themselves into GC consideration (and maybe even a League A spot) with their final match at home to Belize.
  2. It's great to see how quickly the gap is closing in the CONCACAF rankings between us and the countries ranked 4-6. Honduras and Panama have faced tough opponents in friendlies during the CNLQ matches, but still, we'll take it. 😃 From the first CONCACAF ranking in March until today: We are +44 Jamaica is -3 Honduras is -32 Panama is -150 The current 4-7 rankings are: Honduras 1,637 Panama 1,550 Jamaica 1,513 Canada 1,492 We just gained 21 points for our win over Saint Kitts and Nevis. Even though we won't get FIFA points for our March CNLQ match vs. French Guiana, we will get CONCACAF points. With FG ranked a little higher than SKN, a win in March would probably result in a similar gain of at least 20 points, which may even put us into 6th (depending on what Jamaica do in El Salvador).
  3. jtpc

    Gold Cup 2019

    Since Jamaica has expressed interest in hosting, and there seems to be intent from CONCACAF to have GC matches in Central America and the Caribbean, maybe that's what the plan is and they're just waiting to make sure Jamaica is in the top 10 after CNLQ so that they can make that announcement. Even though T&T is guaranteed to be in the GC, I'm guessing they won't be the Caribbean host since that could have been announced months ago and wasn't.
  4. jtpc

    Gold Cup 2019

    I'll take a Gold Cup match in San Pedro Sula since it would mean avoiding Mexico in the elimination rounds. Mexico and Costa Rica are on one side of the bracket for the quarters/semis, with Honduras and the US on the other. Suppose we get Group C with Honduras. Depending on how they decide the order of the matches within the group stage, we might not even be the opponent that Honduras plays at home, we might be the 2nd match. If Honduras has a say in who they play at home for that opening match of the group stage, I'm sure they would want it to be against who they see as their toughest opponent, which may or may not be us depending on who else is in the group.
  5. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    Regardless of what happens tomorrow, we know that Curacao, Haiti, Us, Cuba, Jamaica, and Martinique are the top 6 heading into March. Should be an interesting finish with Haiti playing Cuba and Jamaica travelling to El Salvador. If Guyana wins tomorrow, they could still be a bit of a sleeper pick. Their goal difference would be +8 at least and they could potentially max out at 10 points, so If Martinique or Jamaica dropped points, Guyana could still potentially have a way in. Thinking way too far ahead to League A, if Martinique ends up in League A, I don't want them to be drawn into our group. After not earning any points in our Gold Cup game against French Guiana, I don't want a repeat of that where we'd have 2 of our 4 League A group stage games not earning FIFA points.
  6. jtpc

    Saint Kitts & Nevis vs Canada - Sunday November 18th

    The CONCACAF lineup page has our jersey numbers listed in this formation: Cavallini-Hoilett Hutchinson-Davies-Teibert-Piette Tabla-Henry-Cornelius-ZBG Borjan https://www.concacafnationsleague.com/en/nations-league-qualifying/game-detail/440483#tab_match=match-details (They also only show 8 SKN players in a 4-3-1 so there's a good chance what they have for us isn't accurate.) 😂
  7. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    And then there were 9 teams left with perfect records. I'd imagine that losing to the 180th team in the FIFA rankings is going to result in quite a hit in FIFA points for El Salvador, so that's a nice bonus for us. It will be interesting to see what the minimum point total is that gets a team into the Gold Cup. Depending on the other matches in the next few days, Bermuda's +11 goal differential could be the best among the teams with 6 points after this matchday. Really enjoying Montserrat's success. They were seconds away from taking points off El Salvador and they could have 2 wins after tonight. Their final match is against the Cayman Islands, so they could have 9 points after qualification. 😃
  8. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    Now that the more lopsided matchups are over, I think it will be really interesting to see how matchday 3 plays out. There's a lot of potential for movement in the standings and separation among the teams, more so than we've had from the first 2 matchdays. 6 of the 10 teams with perfect records play each other this time around (Cuba/Dominican Republic, Nicaragua/Haiti, Us/Saint Kitts and Nevis). The 4 point teams are definitely still in it as well, as with a win, they would instantly put themselves in contention for one of the Gold Cup spots ranked 7-10. If any of the 2-0 teams lose, Guyana/Suriname/Guadeloupe/Aruba would jump ahead of them with a win, and should any of the matchups between 2-0 teams end in draws, a win by a 4 point team would put them level with those teams on 7 points. By the end of matchday 3, at least we'll have a range of points for teams in the top 10. Some will be at 9, some will be at 6, and there might be a few with 7.
  9. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    I've been thinking the same thing. They look much better than their ranking. If it's a case of them not being able to organize any matches, the CNL will be ideal for them. I was typing that I hope they get the draw tonight and maybe with a close GD, they might get one of the last spots in League B, but I see they've taken the lead! 😃
  10. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    If the higher-ranked country wins for the rest of match day 2, there will be 12 countries with 6 points heading into match day 3. In the case of Guadeloupe/Aruba and Saint Lucia/Haiti, it wouldn't even have to be the higher-ranked team that won since they all have 3 points after match day 1. I'm including Martinique in that count since they play their 2nd match on Tuesday.
  11. jtpc

    Gold Cup 2019

    3 days after announcing how the quarterfinal matchups would work, CONCACAF has changed their minds on what groups they want crossing over with each other once the group stage is complete. 😂 The original quarterfinals were A with C and B with D. Now it's A with B and C with D. So, you're either on the Mexico/Costa Rica side of the draw for the elimination rounds, or the Honduras/US side of the draw. I guess they didn't want to take the chance that Costa Rica could take out the US in the semis when it was B vs. D originally, so let's just change what we've already published in order to give the US a better chance to get to the final. Can't say I'm surprised. 🙄
  12. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    Bermuda's 12-0 win over Sint Maarten vaults them (very temporarily) from 25th to 4th. 😂
  13. jtpc

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    I think the Curacao/Guadeloupe matchup could have an interesting effect on first place in qualifying. Before reading your gut feeling on matchday 3, I was thinking that first would most likely be between us, Curacao, and Haiti depending on who has the best GD. If Curacao draws on matchday 3, then they'll make League A but first and second are probably us and Haiti somehow. I'm curious to see what Curacao's GD is after today. If they have similar success to us against USVI, it could be close to +20. I'm glad you mentioned Belize because I think they have the schedule to get into League A as well. My League A picks right now are us, Haiti, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Belize, and for a 6th team, I think I would lean toward Jamaica, although having an away game in Central America makes me naturally hesitant about the outcome you can get out of it lol. Even though Cuba has a strong GD after their first match, I don't think they will be there in the end as they have to play both Haiti and Dominican Republic. I had assumed French Guiana would make it to the Gold Cup, but that won't be happening after last night. Saint Lucia and Aruba must be liking their chances now to finish in the top 10 and make the Gold Cup. Aruba won their first, they probably won't take any points off Guadeloupe, but then they are home to Montserrat, and away to Saint Lucia. There's a chance they could end up with 9 points out of that. Same could be said for Saint Lucia as well. I don't see them taking points off Haiti, but then they are away to Cayman Islands and home to Aruba. Assuming Saint Lucia and Aruba don't draw their final game, I wouldn't be surprised to see either of them get one of the Gold Cup spots.
  14. jtpc

    Gold Cup 2019

    Very true on the possibility that Costa Rica gets the Central American game. I was assuming the worst with Honduras getting it. I don't think they take the chance on a real draw. They want a US/Mexico final and now they have to make sure that their Caribbean host ends up in B or C. If it isn't a draw, I think they might put us in C. If they think that we're an improved threat to their desired US/Mexico final, they would probably put us on Mexico's side of the bracket (again), put us in C, hope we finish 2nd, and then we'd have to play 1A (presumably Mexico) in the QF. The way to get around that would be to win C, and provided Mexico wins A, we wouldn't see Mexico until the SF. I think B would be a great spot since B crosses over with the US group and I think we would fare quite well against them. Because of that, I'm not sure the US would want that to happen so I don't think they give us B. What's also nice about B is from a fan point of view, you wouldn't need another flight between the last game of the group stage (Harrison) and the QF (Philly), so it would be an easier 2 games to catch in a row if fans wanted to go down and see them.
  15. jtpc

    Gold Cup 2019

    I remember that when they announced the US venues, they said Gold Cup matches would also be played in Central America and in the Caribbean. I haven't seen anything since then that has said what countries in Central America or the Caribbean they were considering. Seeing that Honduras has their first match in one of the TBD locations, and knowing that Central America will host a match, I wonder if it will be in Honduras. If that ends up being the case, Group C just became much less appealing all of a sudden.
×