Canadian Men's National Team in 2019 [R]

Discussion in 'Canada' started by EvanJ, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  2. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    A 1-0 win away against Cuba.

    This game highlights the new Canada reality in that we won away and it was legitimately a bad result. Let's enjoy that marker of progress for a moment before looking at the situation.

    On the plus side, we got the win. That's three necessary points in the Nations League so that it all comes down to us versus the US (assuming no massive upset by Cuba against the Yanks). It's also a bunch of FIFA points and some of our competitors for the 6th place slot in CONCACAF aren't doing as well. Finally, we looked dominant even when down a man.

    On the down side, we didn't run up the score despite almost 80% possession. That's bad and makes it hard to see us beating the US on goal differential if we can split our games with them. Also, Henry will be missing against the US because of his red. To get it for dissent is particularly stupid. We're thin enough at the back without that sort of nonsense.
     
  3. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    1-0 is disappointing. I was hoping for at least 3. Can we beat the US? I think so but we need to get a win and a draw. If we get anything else it will come down to can the US beat Cuba worse than we did? Not a comfortable position.
     
  4. RocketRobin

    RocketRobin Member

    Canada
    Feb 3, 2007
    Toronto
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Sept 7, 2019 All audio of the post game press conference and hallway interviews after the Canada vs Cuba game in Toronto on Saturday.

    head coach John Herdman, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David, Doneil Henry, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Milan Borjan, and Reggie Laryea.
    the Cuban head coach too!

    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19cana04.htm

    My stuff is NOT behind a pay wall.
     
  5. RocketRobin

    RocketRobin Member

    Canada
    Feb 3, 2007
    Toronto
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    oops. Meant Richie Laryea. Reggie is a younger brother who I watch at Sigma FC in League 1 Ontario.
     
  6. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're in a pack of four teams according to http://www.football-rankings.info/2019/09/fifa-ranking-september-2019-final.html

    1. Mexico: 1,603.37
    2. USA: 1,544.86
    3. Costa Rica: 1,442.12
    4. Jamaica: 1,434.97
    5. Honduras: 1,358.62
    6. El Salvador: 1,326.83
    7. Canada: 1,321.74
    8. Curacao: 1,320.01
    9. Panama: 1,316.37
     
  7. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.football-rankings.info/2019/09/concacaf-nations-league-2020.html gives you a 39.97 percent chance at winning the group. That's an accomplishment. Before World Cup 2018 Qualifying, I think every ranking formula and fan would have given USA way over a 60 percent chance at doing better than Canada. It gives you a 33.97 percent chance at reaching the Hexagonal. On another note, as long as USA doesn't lose hosting Cuba, that game will make you clinch finishing above Cuba and make you the first team to qualify for Gold Cup 2021. No other team can qualify on Matchday 3.
     

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