NRC: CONCACAF League of Nations [R]

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  1. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Well, this should be interesting...

    CONCACAF announces League of Nations competition starting in 2018
    November 16, 2017, 3:20PM EST
    Alicia Rodriguez

     
  2. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
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    41 teams to be divided into three leagues, with promotion/relegation.

    All games to be within the FIFA calendar, so not sure how many games per "season" they will be able to fit in.
     
  3. abecedarian

    abecedarian Member+

    Mar 25, 2009
    SSSomerville
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    I'm ambivalent about the whole idea, thought I like the idea of tiering teams

    And I know this is just me, but can we add a sportsmanship filter to the tiering? So, for example, if your fans routinely throw stuff at opposing players, you can't be in the first tier. Or if your players start egregiously faking injury the instant they have a lead (talking about you, Honduras), you can't be in the first tier.

    And also, if you have't got a single playable pitch in the entire country, you can't be in the first tier either.
     
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  4. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
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    Liverpool FC
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    Looking forward to more battles with St. Kitts, Guadeloupe and other Caribbean nations. After all, we couldn't beat T&T so why not see what other powers are down there.
     
  5. NFLPatriot

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  6. NFLPatriot

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    Congratulations to Shalrie Joseph for leading Grenada to their first win in Nations League Qualification, 5-2 over St Martin.

    The fourth and final round of qualifying comes in March. Qualification determines (among other things) the six teams that will join US and the other 5 teams from the Hex in League A. Grenada will need a result against Puerto Rico in March to qualify for League B.

    League play begins in September.
     
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  7. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    In addition to seeding the nations league, the top 10 finishers qualify for the gold cup. I'm pulling for Montserrat, an island nation of 5000 which is still recovering from volcanic fallout. They would almost assuredly qualified with a win over the cayman islands in their final match
     
  8. revsandpalace

    revsandpalace New Member

    Palace and Revs
    United States
    Dec 8, 2018
    can't wait to watch USMNT play on pitches with more holes than the moon
     
  9. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
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    No worries, someone's uncle Desmond will bring his goats out on to the pitch and have them graze for a while and that will nice it all up!
     
  10. NFLPatriot

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    Final qualifying round begins Thursday (3/21). Canada hosts French Guiana on Sunday.

    Why Canada's final Concacaf Nations League qualifier is so important
    March 19, 2019, 2:30PM EDT
    Charles Boehm

    The draw for the group phase (leagues A, B and C) will take place Wednesday March 27th.
     
  11. NFLPatriot

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    Foxboro, MA
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    Shalrie Joseph led his Grenada squad to a 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico, earning a spot in League B.

    This final six spots in League A were claimed by: Haiti, Canada, Martinique, Curacao, Bermuda and Cuba. The six teams from the Hex had automatic qualification for League A.

    On Wednesday, League A will be drawn into 4 groups of 3. Each team will play 4 group matches beginning in September. The 4 group winners will play the semi-finals in March of 2020.
     
  12. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    I'm sad tiny Montserrat couldn't sneak in to the Gold Cup. They were the only 3 win team not to make it, all because they didnt curb stomp the lowly Cayman Islands to boost their goal diff
     
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  13. NFLPatriot

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  14. rkupp

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    Jan 3, 2001
  15. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
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    Group A:
    Sep 7- Canada vs Cuba
    Sep 11- Canada at Cuba
    Oct 11- USA vs Cuba
    Oct 15- USA at Canada
    Nov 15 - USA vs Canada
    Nov 19- USA at Cuba

    Semi-finals: Mar 23, 2020
    Finals: Mar 31, 2020
     
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  16. BrianLBI

    BrianLBI BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 7, 2002
    New Hampshire
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    How did Bermuda make it into League A?

    Did anyone else have to google Bonaire? :)
     
  17. NFLPatriot

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    I know this was a rhetorical question, but I'll answer it anyway. :D

    Basically, they beat up on Sint Maarten, 12-0. They went 3-1 in qualifying, and their +13 GD got them in.
     
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  18. rkane1226

    rkane1226 Member+

    Apr 9, 2000
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    United States
    OMG. How embarrassingly unfair to St. Maarten. Did they celebrate all those goals? Do all the ex-canadian WNT players know about this? Will they right this injustice?
     
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  19. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    They are in the middle of the A, B, C's, between Aruba and Curacao. Probably not big in footy, but top-tier in scuba/snorkeling!
     
  20. TOAzer

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    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, that's why we'll crater!
     
  21. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    C’mon, Uncle Desmond will graze his goats out there a couple of days before the game and that should be enough to nice it all up!
     
  22. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    ouch!
     
  23. NFLPatriot

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  24. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
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    Well, that was... not what we wanted.
     
  25. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    Definitely not what I wanted.

    But, kind of what I expected based on the coach's tactics, his personnel selections, and his superiors's priorities at USSF
     

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