Canadian Men's National Team in 2019 -2020 [R]

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

  1. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    JD has had quite a run of good years and still young. I can see why they would hold out for more but saying 25 mil Euros is a bargaining position IMHO. I think Benfica was trying to slide one by but got told bluntly "NO Fscking Way". Great to see him getting some well deserved recognition.
     
  2. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    Very poorly. I recommend a remedial course in George Carlin videos!!!

    The CPL appear to have survived their first season with decent attendance numbers (~5k a game) so that is an exceptional achievement in Canadian soccer. If a CPL team can make it to the finals of the V's Cup it will be a huge boost and here's praying they actually WIN IT ALL!!
     
  3. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Ballou Tabla loaned back to Montreal Impact from Barcelona until December
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  4. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
  5. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
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  6. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beating Mexico at anything men's or boys' is an accomplishment.
     
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  7. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Nation League squad
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    CANADA SQUAD
    GK- Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)
    GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Cavalry FC (Calgary)
    GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    CB- Derek Cornelius | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    CB- Adam Straith | GER / VfL Sportfreunde Lotte
    CB- Steven Vitória | POR / Moreirense FC
    FB- Samuel Adekugbe | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
    FB- Juan Córdova | CHI / CD Huachipato
    FB- Richie Laryea | CAN / Toronto FC
    FB- Kamal Miller | USA / Orlando City SC
    M- Liam Fraser | CAN / Toronto FC
    M- Will Johnson | USA / Orlando City SC
    M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Los Angeles FC
    M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
    M- Samuel Piette | CAN / Impact de Montréal
    M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    M- David Wotherspoon | SCO / St. Johnstone FC
    F- Tesho Akindele | USA / Orlando City SC
    F- Lucas Cavallini | MEX / Puebla FC
    F- Jonathan David | BEL / KAA Gent
    F- Alphonso Davies | GER / FC Bayern München
    F- David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
    F- Cyle Larin | BEL / SV Zulte Waregem
     
  8. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    legendofzola Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Cape Breton
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    The hunt for fullbacks continues. Some new (and in form) faces...Adekugbe resurfaces.
     
  10. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    No James for CB? Given DC's recent slump I'm surprised.
     
  11. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Steven Vitoria is a designated starter in Liga NOS for Moreirense and he's been very good so far.

    I think Herdman will start him
     
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  12. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
  13. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    For the best for Telfer, maybe, but I'm sad to see him go even if he wasn't likely to crack the lineup. Considering all his development is Canadian I'd rather see him providing depth for us.
     
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  15. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    6-0 good game against Cuba. Kept a clean sheet and didn't let up when we got ahead. Nope just kept pouring it on. Now that is what I want to see. Got a bit sloppy when up 2-0 but Milan made his one save of the night but yea that was a big one!
     
  16. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    What was the attendance? I can't find it but the stands looked at least half empty. 10K for a Saturday night game? It would be a shame if that was it. This is some of the best players we've ever had.
     
  18. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
  19. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I realize that Cuba is far from a stern test but, looking at the roster, our defense is becoming more solid. Layrea did really well in his debut, especially in playing up as well as back. Miller was solid. Looking at Henry, Cornelius, Straith, Adekugbe, Cordova, and, if we need to, Kaye and Davies, we can actually put together a serviceable back line.
     
  20. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I felt that Miller was uncomfortable at LB...I'm hoping for Adekugbe to play 90 minutes. However, I'm not against Miller getting some time at CB tomorrow

    Henry is good but I have huge doubts that he can keep his concentration for 90 minutes. He's notorious for making at least one major mistake per games. Against the USMNT, the margin for error is almost non-existent...

    I would like to see Vitoria for 90 minutes tomorrow as he plays at a higher level and have played 90 in all his games in Portugal. Cornelius is a starter for me.

    Laryea was very impressive and definitely endangers Brault-Guillard's hold on that spot.

    I'm hoping to see 90 minutes from Cordova tomorrow to compare with Laryea

    I'm thinking that once Arfield is back, Osorio might be the odd man at midfield. Kaye is so good and blessing to have on our team. Our midfield is just as good as the US, dare I say better.

    Up front, Davies, David, Cavallini & Hoillett are the way to go. We've seen that if you press the Americans defense enough, you can force them into making bad mistakes. We need the physicality (Cavallini) to break through, the skills (David & Hoillett) to be key playmakers and the speed (Davies) into forcing their defense into making mistakes.

    We'll go as far as defense can hold...which isn't a reassuring though. We can count on Piette to help a bit if Eustaquio or Hucthinson are unavailable for that game. Kaye can also play there if needed.

    Borjan? 2nd to Navas in CONCACAF

    Coaching? I need a drink
     
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  21. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    ^ I appreciate your comments. Looking at what you've said about our defense, I think you're proving my point by listing the pros and cons of the different players - that being that we do have the makings of a decent back line (even though it is our weakest area). Certainly it's strong enough that we could debate which players we'd prefer to see.

    As for the US, yes, the margins are very thin. They are the second best team in CONCACAF. That said, I think our biggest obstacle is actually going to be the mental one. After so long without beating the Yanks, our players are going to have to actually believe they can and not keeping wondering in the backs of their minds when things are going to fall apart.
     
  22. tm13

    tm13 Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
  23. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Good news is that we've lost only once at BMO field (2010 against Peru) and we tied the US last time they visited. I'm less worry about that game than getting the job done in the United States.

    We need to win both games.
     
  24. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
  25. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Borjan has one giant brainfart a game which often costs us.

    Is like to see Crepeau.
     

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