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Blackjack15

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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from ironcub14 in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    York 9 still have yet to make the signings of Denis Pina and Emmanuel Zambazis, as well as the departure of Munir Saleh. I do hope they are the ones to sign Molham Babouli and not Forge, they could need the extra depth in offence, Simon Adjei and Michael Cox look like the starting pair up front with the youngsters Austin Ricci and Cyrus Rollocks as their understudies. The next 10 days should be all about finalizing the 23 man roster! Last but not least, they have the option to sign their final draft pick Daniel Pritchard from England to a Developmental contract until August
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from Bison44 in CPL General   
    "To pursue other soccer opportunities"
    big player coming to his hometown of Edmonton! Former NCAA Div II standout, MLS countracy with SKC and 96 games in the USL, as well as featured in the CONCACAF champions league and called up to the CanMNT by OZ to one of the games/camps. 
    Great signing for the league and FCE. I'm very certain it's him who Paulus teased about, now sign Jackson Farmer, Noah Cunningham and you have local talent in defence 
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from Bison44 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Bertuzzi44 in Canadians abroad: April 12-18, 2019   
    At 25 both James and Henry should be coming into their primes as CBs, no?
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from Zem in CPL General   
    "To pursue other soccer opportunities"
    big player coming to his hometown of Edmonton! Former NCAA Div II standout, MLS countracy with SKC and 96 games in the USL, as well as featured in the CONCACAF champions league and called up to the CanMNT by OZ to one of the games/camps. 
    Great signing for the league and FCE. I'm very certain it's him who Paulus teased about, now sign Jackson Farmer, Noah Cunningham and you have local talent in defence 
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from johnyb in CPL General   
    "To pursue other soccer opportunities"
    big player coming to his hometown of Edmonton! Former NCAA Div II standout, MLS countracy with SKC and 96 games in the USL, as well as featured in the CONCACAF champions league and called up to the CanMNT by OZ to one of the games/camps. 
    Great signing for the league and FCE. I'm very certain it's him who Paulus teased about, now sign Jackson Farmer, Noah Cunningham and you have local talent in defence 
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from johnyb in CPL General   
    Yes! Here's the CEO of Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) Scott Mitchell on Twitter in regards to this:
    https://twitter.com/ticatmitchell/status/1116404848159789056?s=21 
     
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Blackdude in FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread   
    Well, Amer Didic got released from San Antonio today to pursue "other soccer opportunities" for what it's worth. 
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Gian-Luca in Gold Cup 2019   
    Our two minutes are up. Announce some pre Gold Cup friendlies already!
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Norrin Radd in Simon Colyn   
    Yesterday's goal:
     
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    Blackjack15 reacted to socceronly in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    Absolutely. 
    There is a generation of golden age people who talk like the NASL era was the height of soccer here.   Not a chance.  These kids coming up are light years ahead of kids decades ago.  No comparison. 
     
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    Blackjack15 reacted to dyslexic nam in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from jpg75 in Scott Kennedy   
    Signed a contract extension until 2021 as of April 12th (last Friday)
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from maccaliam in Scott Kennedy   
    Signed a contract extension until 2021 as of April 12th (last Friday)
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in CPL General   
    Yes! Here's the CEO of Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) Scott Mitchell on Twitter in regards to this:
    https://twitter.com/ticatmitchell/status/1116404848159789056?s=21 
     
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    Blackjack15 got a reaction from apbsmith in Canadians abroad: April 12-18, 2019   
    Very impressive, his second start in the Danish second division. Promising sign for a 19 year old centre back! Maybe he can make the jump to the Superliga or decides to move sideways to Norway or Sweden to try and make it with a club in the Eliteserien or Allsvenktan, anyhow good loan for him so far, one to keep an eye on.
    He should be on the radar of Herdman if he make a jump to a decent to good first division next season in Europe, were very weak in defence 
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Bison44 in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    At the very least....plenty of good players coming out of Sigma, is there some sort of ontario internal grudge going on there??  And David was not at a MLS academy either.
    Come on Herdman!!  Back up the happy feely talk with some action. The excel program is your baby, you hired Oliveri.  This excel program visiting just the MLS academies is Baloney.  Shake the bushes a little, we've seen some decent players totally skipped by CDN youth teams and MLS academies.  Buzz word, cliche, buzz word, synergy, culture, tactical periodization..... if not you then who?? I am serous, you are in charge, lets see something different eh??  I know you have time, you do TV interviews and speechs, and its not like we are playing any games.  
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Kent in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    If they really are just being lazy and getting recommendations from the 3 MLS teams, couldn't they at least be just a touch less lazy and ask at least Sigma for some recommendations as well?
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Vince193 in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    Because the media doesn't want to run afoul of the CSA and lose their access. It's pretty obvious.
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Corazon in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    I also want to point out that there is complete bias as to the youth players that play for MLS clubs and that these are not even necessarily the best players in their respective cities.  There are numerous youth soccer players sprinkled throughout these cities that are not playing for the MLS club.  Lets face it, these MLS clubs have specific feeder clubs and there are still "politics" on who is invited to play for these clubs.  Althoug, I want to be clear that these kids on MLS clubs are still very talented.
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    Blackjack15 reacted to SpecialK in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    Olivieri is coaching , I wouldn’t be surprised a lot declined. The guy is an idiot !! Also it’s the CSA- the Ottawa Senators of the soccer world !
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    Blackjack15 reacted to Greatest Cockney Rip Off in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    How many weren’t call and how many declined?
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    Blackjack15 reacted to SpecialK in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    Watch another MLS  Academy made roster  and we won’t get out of the group cuz  CSA is too lazy and cheap to scout. I’m so excited !!
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    Blackjack15 reacted to shamrock in Scott Kennedy   
    Good for him! I hope they'll improve the rest of the team though. 
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