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.
     
  8. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  9. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    Turbo boost was sweet on that second goal and the finish was a "confident" bury it with anger type shot. Great to see him continuing his great form.
     
  10. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
  11. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I don't know how much we "lost" him since he moved to the UK at the age of one and did all his soccer there. More like we didn't manage to steal away a player from England. It would have been nice, though.
     
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  12. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Game day. This is our biggest game in some time. Here's hoping for our first win against the Yanks in a while with a big crowd to witness the event.
     
  13. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You won 2-0 with goals by Davies in the 63rd minute and Cavallini in the 90+1st minute. Both goals were from near the goal shortly after USA had the ball. You had 8 shots, with 4 on goal. USA had 3 shots, which were all on goal. The goals get attention, but considering what USA did before them, I praise your defense more than your offense. I remember rooting for you to come back in a qualifier at Honduras. You were down 2-1, and Honduras dominated possession at the end, with you not creating chances. Tonight you didn't let USA create chances to come back. Sometimes teams shoot out of desperation and miss, and USA didn't get that far.

    El Salvador won today and hosts Montserrat and Dominican Republic next month, so El Salvador could be hard to catch. They have 9 points, Dominican Republic has 7, Montserrat has 5, and St. Lucia has 1. Dominican Republic win the group if they win at St. Lucia and El Salvador. If El Salvador finishes second, they could get points from Gold Cup 2021 qualifying in March and June. If you get a win or draw at USA, you win the group. If you lose by 1, you win the group of USA beats Cuba by 1. If you lose by any score and USA doesn't beat Cuba, you win the group. If Curacao wins hosting Costa Rica, Curacao wins Group D, and a Final Championship game between you and Curacao could be big. Honduras clinched Group C. Mexico leads Panama 1-0, and it would be shocking if Mexico doesn't win Group B.
     
  14. barnabyjonez

    barnabyjonez Member

    May 28, 2011
    The Valley, Saba
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Canada should move up 17 points in the FIFA ranking after this win passing Curacao and El Salvador. A draw against the US in Orlando will give 5 points, based on my understanding. A few competitive but winnable friendlies should seal the deal.

    If El Salvador can advance playing the Caribbean minnows. it shows how truly awful FIFA is.
     
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  15. mpr2477

    mpr2477 Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Club:
    Vancouver MLS
    Well done today boys!! Super proud of you. Finally got the monkey off our backs! This should move us into 5th in the concacaaf FIFA rankings, giving us a strong chance to make the HEX

    GO CANADA!
     
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  16. slaminsams

    slaminsams Member+

    Mar 22, 2010
    This is more on CONCACAF and most ironically a fellow Canadian Montagliani that has made it harder then it needed to be to qualify for the hex for Canada. Qualifying should be done on the field not by rankings.
     
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  17. barnabyjonez

    barnabyjonez Member

    May 28, 2011
    The Valley, Saba
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Dead on. If El Salvador gets to the Hex beating up on Caribbean minnows it shows how truly corrupt and useless CONCACAF is. In the past year, they lost to Dominican Republic, Bermuda and needed a 94th minute goal to avoid a draw with Montserrat.
     
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