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    Today is the anniversary of the MLS Cup win!! Can't wait to get back to BMO!


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    Akinola opens his account for the USMNT...canít see the boy switching

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    Ayo after scoring in his USMNT debut Wednesday night, a 6-0 victory over El Salvador.


    Remember The Man, The Legend, The Goal 5-12-07 and All That #9 Left On The Pitch, Thanks For The Memories !!!

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    Putting the ball into the net, Ayo made his USMNT and scored !!


    Remember The Man, The Legend, The Goal 5-12-07 and All That #9 Left On The Pitch, Thanks For The Memories !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benito View Post
    Today is the anniversary of the MLS Cup win!! Can't wait to get back to BMO!

    Brilliant. Sadly, that play started with the kind of play that too easily opened us up this year, and which with quick ball movement we should be using to cut apart the opposition. The problem was right through our spine, and needs to be corrected. This was the way to have beaten Nashville for example, but instead we were vulnerable repeatedly to balls down the middle.

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    Former Whitecaps women's team coach charged with sex offences:

    https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/12...coach-charged/

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    Has anyone been following the story about MLS and Liga MX getting the green light from FIFA and CONCACAF to combine leagues into one super-league? Is it bullshit or a real possibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    Has anyone been following the story about MLS and Liga MX getting the green light from FIFA and CONCACAF to combine leagues into one super-league? Is it bullshit or a real possibility?
    I hope it's BS.

    Liga MX is good, but I don't think MLS has to skip through the growing process in order to become more competitive. They are on a good trajectory and IMO, don't need Liga MX to continue to do that.

    Liga MX see $$ in the US and wants to break in. MLS is their ticket in.
    MLS sees better competition with Liga MX - that will bring better players into the league - and bring more $$ into the league.

    I don't think a league merger is the best way to satisfy both leagues needs.
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    Travel would be awful. It's a 5.5 hour flight to get from Toronto to Mexico City. The amount of stress that travel would put on players is huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    I hope it's BS.

    Liga MX is good, but I don't think MLS has to skip through the growing process in order to become more competitive. They are on a good trajectory and IMO, don't need Liga MX to continue to do that.

    Liga MX see $$ in the US and wants to break in. MLS is their ticket in.
    MLS sees better competition with Liga MX - that will bring better players into the league - and bring more $$ into the league.

    I don't think a league merger is the best way to satisfy both leagues needs.
    This has nothing to do with MLS wanting better competition. It has all to do with 90% of the most watches games on television in the US being Liga MX. MLS wants to bundle the TV deal and cash in.

    Anything else would me marketing spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokecell View Post
    This has nothing to do with MLS wanting better competition. It has all to do with 90% of the most watches games on television in the US being Liga MX. MLS wants to bundle the TV deal and cash in.

    Anything else would me marketing spin.

    Yup this is true.. But i guess does MLS want people watching their league just for the mexican teams? Or I guess people would be eventually drawn to MLS after watching a bunch of games against their favourite team?

    I don't think the later applies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    Yup this is true.. But i guess does MLS want people watching their league just for the mexican teams? Or I guess people would be eventually drawn to MLS after watching a bunch of games against their favourite team?

    I don't think the later applies.
    Does LigaMX have relegation?

    Updated: they suspended it for 5 years (thought i read about that) https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/soc...es/ar-BB12NTI7

    means a main league and developmental league in Mexico. ending around 2026 World Cup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Former Whitecaps women's team coach charged with sex offences:

    https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/12...coach-charged/
    About time

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    FWIW

    Garber speaks to the media arm of Toronto FC ownership

    (I have a lot of time for KJ & Wileman is decent when he lets others talk like he does in these interviews - but Garber has to speak well about Canadian MLS teams to TSN)

    https://www.tsn.ca/soccer/video/mls-...season~2100023

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    ďYears have gone by and Iíve finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good football.

    I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ĎA pretty move, for the love of God.í

    And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I donít give a damn which team or country performs it.Ē

    -Eduardo Galeano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    There are some really nice goals on that list.

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    Pozuelo is there too

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    Impact beat Olympia 1-0 in champions league, but eliminated due to away goals sine they lost the first leg 2-1 in Montreal before the pandemic

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    Ayo called into January CANMNT camp...interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokecell View Post
    Ayo called into January CANMNT camp...interesting
    I really don't think he'll go. He's not going to play both sides against each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    I really don't think he'll go. He's not going to play both sides against each other.
    The reports are he is attending.

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    Everyone listed is confirmed as attending. Nobody is cap tied as a result of showing up. For the undecided, this is simply a way to sell them on the program.

    Personally, I think Akinola is likely to stick with the US. There is no guarantee he gets playing time for either country as the quality of the player pools has increased exponentially. Canada would normally be the more sure thing for playing time but (oddly) we have a good number of attacking options coming through the ranks.

    Two years ago we would have struggled to hold a camp like this with a huge portion of u23 players without tapping marginal professionals or USL types. Now we have options AND didnít even have the luxury of everyone who plays in Europe because only some of those leagues will be on break during the time the camp is held.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    I really don't think he'll go. He's not going to play both sides against each other.
    Herdman said that Ayo promised both countries that he would attend a camp with each before making his final decision and that Ayo kept his word. He took the opportunity with the US friendly not cap tying him to play, while still allowing him to keep his word with Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    Herdman said that Ayo promised both countries that he would attend a camp with each before making his final decision and that Ayo kept his word. He took the opportunity with the US friendly not cap tying him to play, while still allowing him to keep his word with Canada.
    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    Interesting.
    Here was the exact quote
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/can...camp-1.5853734
    "He's got big decisions to make. We're very respectful of that," said Canada coach John Herdman. "The one thing he has wanted is that opportunity to experience Canada. There are some big pros and cons for the decision both ways, whether it's the U.S. or Canada.

    "We've had a lot of conversations over the last seven, eight months and he's kept his word to come in with us," he added. "We'll just be ourselves and show him what Canada has to offer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    Here was the exact quote
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/can...camp-1.5853734
    "He's got big decisions to make. We're very respectful of that," said Canada coach John Herdman. "The one thing he has wanted is that opportunity to experience Canada. There are some big pros and cons for the decision both ways, whether it's the U.S. or Canada.

    "We've had a lot of conversations over the last seven, eight months and he's kept his word to come in with us," he added. "We'll just be ourselves and show him what Canada has to offer."
    Okay, cool. So everyone involved understands what's going on.

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    We might have a strike to start the season

    https://www.espn.com/soccer/major-le...ate-cba-source

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    Great. Everyone enjoys a good strike. Can't say I blame the players though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    We might have a strike to start the season

    https://www.espn.com/soccer/major-le...ate-cba-source
    Maybe by the time the lockout and strike ends Curtis will be done interviewing Olsen and we can move on to candidate #2.

 

 

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