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    Default 2018 CONCACAF Champions League thread

    I think we have what it takes, to win the CL. We are the best team in CONCACAF.

    Best 9 and 10, best play maker, best Center Defensive mid. Great CBs. Very solid Fullback. We play organized and can defend and attack. We can boss the midfield. We can score on anyone. We have very solid keeping. Vanney has become a trully great manager.

    Lets win the fucking CL as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trane View Post
    I think we have what it takes, to win the CL. We are the best team in CONCACAF.

    Best 9 and 10, best play maker, best Center Defensive mid. Great CBs. Very solid Fullback. We play organized and can defend and attack. We can boss the midfield. We can score on anyone. We have very solid keeping. Vanney has become a trully great manager.

    Lets win the fucking CL as well.

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    Man, if we won the CCL...

    This team would go into legend in North America. Forget just Canada, or MLS.
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    its going to be tough though, plus possibly playing in Feb at BMO,

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    Even at our best, the rust is going to show against clubs in mid season form.... Remember that we were slow out of the gate at the beginning of the season.

    I'm looking forward to hearing that the Reds will have a really, really short off-season to compensate for that.

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    With expiring contracts and new TAM money, you just know that TFC is going bring in 3 more quality players for the CL run and to repeat as champions next season!

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    We really need to improve in order to be a proper contender in CCL unless we can manage to get a lucky draw. 4 tam signings at striker, cm, centreback and right midfield should do it.

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    One week until the draw and we can start making our winter vacation plans!
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    Here's the breakdown of pots 1 & 2:

    Rank Slot 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 Total Team
    1 MEX3 11 29 32 23 15 110 América
    2 MEX1 16 22 11 33 27 109 UANL
    3 MEX2 27 10 16 20 30 103 Guadalajara
    4 MEX4 35 29 9 18 10 101 Tijuana
    5 USA3 16 11 13 16 20 76 New York Red Bulls
    6 CAN1 10 10 23 8 22 73 Toronto FC
    7 USA1 20 17 11 14 11 73 Seattle Sounders FC
    8 USA2 22 13 9 13 14 71 FC Dallas
    9 USA4 11 16 20 16 8 71 Colorado Rapids
    10 CRC1 16 19 12 10 8 65 Saprissa
    11 CRC2 11 10 18 9 14 62 Herediano (wildcard)
    12 HON1 9 11 15 10 11 56 Motagua
    13 PAN1 4 15 4 10 20 53 Tauro
    14 SLV1 4 8 4 7 9 32 Santa Tecla
    15 CCC1 5 5 4 8 5 27 Cibao
    16 SCL1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Olimpia



    As far as accessibility goes here's a rough idea of what round-trip flights out of YYZ are currently going for:

    Tegucigalpa: $720+
    Panama City: $740+
    San Salvador: $630+
    San Jose: $540+
    Puerto Plata: $670+ (I couldn't get prices directly to Santiago)
    Denver: $550+
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    Whoa there, some things to keep in mind.

    We're probably going to lose some players to free agency and expansion drafts. It takes some time to integrate new players into a team. The form of TFC won't be as good as some of the Mexican teams, but they'll get at least one series to round into form before dealing with clubs like CA and Tigres. I'm not sure how strong Liga MX is this year, but they still have about 4 teams rated higher on 538's soccer club ranking index than TFC, so be wary.

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    We'll still have a few weeks of pre-season to prep so we won't be coming in completely cold, but yeah that's far from playoff form or anything approaching it.
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    The reality I have is that, even with the expansion draft, our core will stay intact. Plus the factor that I trust Tim Bezzy will bring in even better quality then what will leave.

    Greatness will be accomplished.

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    Really excited for the Champions League. The core will remain intact after the draft and I think that this team is motivated enough to keep going and push for more and more. It certainly will not be easy for them, and the odds are really long, but I'm looking forward to seeing the same determination from the boys as they make a run for it. Never underestimate the power of team morale!

    And oh boy was Jozy shammered at the parade, haha.
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    I will be there in February (in fact I can't wait) but won't get overly invested in “winning” Champions League.

    I am just going to cheer for our heroes. They will give us their best.
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    All aboard the crazy Trane!
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    To prep for CCL, do what IMFC did for their run to CCL final. Train in Mexico for most of the preseason and friendly games vs Mexican 2nd div teams.

    Get a Costa Rican team for first knockout round. Get warmed up for the atmosphere and I'm sure Costa Ricans love playing in Toronto in the frigid Feb. Plus they provide decent competition.

    Then steam roll through Mexican teams and other MLS teams to CCL glory.

    We might lose a few games at the start of season next year, but I want CCL trophy. It'll be the exclamation mark.

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    lol they've got my mate George's title belt

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    I want that trip to the DR in the opening round to take on Cibao FC in their 5k stadium. I also wonder if Greg approaches the opening round depending on the opponent? Say it is Cibao does he go in with a full 1st team squad?

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    There's a potential for us to draw Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shway View Post
    There's a potential for us to draw Colorado.
    Which is just what everyone wants -- Travels to Denver and Toronto in February ...
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    Im really regretting booking my husbands 40th birthday surprise vacate for the last week of February which I heard will be TFC's home game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parkdale View Post
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    I will serve shrimp cocktails on my train parky. Just for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    I want that trip to the DR in the opening round to take on Cibao FC in their 5k stadium. I also wonder if Greg approaches the opening round depending on the opponent? Say it is Cibao does he go in with a full 1st team squad?
    pretty much get the win we wont be in top form i seen the stadium seating only on 1 side looks like they sell out. its only 1hr 45 mins away from resort town puerta plata

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinUtd View Post
    Here's the breakdown of pots 1 & 2:

    Rank Slot 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 Total Team
    1 MEX3 11 29 32 23 15 110 América
    2 MEX1 16 22 11 33 27 109 UANL
    3 MEX2 27 10 16 20 30 103 Guadalajara
    4 MEX4 35 29 9 18 10 101 Tijuana
    5 USA3 16 11 13 16 20 76 New York Red Bulls
    6 CAN1 10 10 23 8 22 73 Toronto FC
    7 USA1 20 17 11 14 11 73 Seattle Sounders FC
    8 USA2 22 13 9 13 14 71 FC Dallas
    9 USA4 11 16 20 16 8 71 Colorado Rapids
    10 CRC1 16 19 12 10 8 65 Saprissa
    11 CRC2 11 10 18 9 14 62 Herediano (wildcard)
    12 HON1 9 11 15 10 11 56 Motagua
    13 PAN1 4 15 4 10 20 53 Tauro
    14 SLV1 4 8 4 7 9 32 Santa Tecla
    15 CCC1 5 5 4 8 5 27 Cibao
    16 SCL1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Olimpia



    As far as accessibility goes here's a rough idea of what round-trip flights out of YYZ are currently going for:

    Tegucigalpa: $720+
    Panama City: $740+
    San Salvador: $630+
    San Jose: $540+
    Puerto Plata: $670+ (I couldn't get prices directly to Santiago)
    Denver: $550+

    might as well paid 1300-1600 and saty for a week at at resort lol

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    Going to Malta in the February (during the R16 away leg) for vacation. Have a friend from university that lives in Panama City and have been meaning to visit him since school finished. I swear if Toronto draws Tauro I'll be a little pissed off

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    Means Colorado is guaranteed to get a Mexican side.

    edit: Never flying into Tegucigalpa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red4ever View Post
    Means Colorado is guaranteed to get a Mexican side.

    edit: Never flying into Tegucigalpa

    I flew into this airport before. It was pretty scary

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    to it or into it?

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    Going to Mexico for 10 days in preseason as CCL prep. Will play friendlies against Mexican sides.

    The Impact did similar prior to their run to the final.

 

 

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