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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    I understand nothing about what ultimately influences players when they have to choose countries... having said that, I have no idea why Akinola would choose Canada on the merits.

    The US is unsettled at striker (Jozy may be still actually the preferred option). I am not a big student of the USMNT setup so I am guessing Ayo is one of maybe 5-7 guys they might look at.

    Ayo has a shot, a legit shot, to be a major player for a team at World Cup 2022. Guess which one is more likely?

    The US is miles ahead of us in facilities, funding, everything. They qualify every time (or should, if they don’t it's a major upset). Canada doesn’t (if they do, it will be a major surprise).

    I know what I would do.
    While I don't blame anyone for which country they choose. I would rather gouge out my eyes than represent America. If I had my choice based on my history, I would be torn if offered Netherlands, but would likely still end up with Canada. I am Canadian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoe15 View Post
    I can come up with a better logo for Montreal:
    It is incomparably better than the shite they come up with.
    Plus, in it's simplicity is very stylish and really original compared to all actual MLS team logos.
    Quickly, copy-right it in your name, and then sell it for Montreal for US $10,000!

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    You know, DP's come and go in this league and retire & after awhile, you can't really remember what they did

    I will ALWAYS remember Rooney for this



    Everything after the corner is bonkers

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    "..design his cheese packaging..." HAHAHAHAHAHAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Real logo explanation; Joey is too cheap to pay a real design company so he got the internal guys that design his cheese packaging to come up with a logo for free. They steal the City of Bloomington's figuring it would never come back to them. Boom, crappy logo achieved.


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    A very interesting choice for DCU. Sounds like Losada plays an entertaining brand of soccer.

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    About Inter Miami

    Yes, they are going with Neville as the manager & that could be good or bad but will certainly be fun to watch.

    But, the really big news is they have hired away Seattle's VP of soccer ops to be their President - Lagerway's right hand man who has been with Seattle since they came into MLS.


    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/m...248415760.html


    (If you want to know about MLS in Miami news, Kaufman is the source - well that and way too much about U of Miami basketball - she's basically their version of Davidson)
    Last edited by OgtheDim; 01-18-2021 at 07:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    No point in discussing this for us. DCU are the MLS pioneers in the game of using MLS as a shop window for South Americans trying to get places. Acosta being the latest in a long line. They would have a nice story for a guy like this.

    Our history in this is, errr, Max Urruti and Matias Laba.

    Also I don’t think this is generally a great idea with coaches. We tried the concept with John Carver.
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    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    You know, DP's come and go in this league and retire & after awhile, you can't really remember what they did

    I will ALWAYS remember Rooney for this




    Everything after the corner is bonkers
    Bloody fantastic Og. i had forgotten that. Very few DP's would have made that defensive play. Very few indeed. And then, what a ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaEatingYeti View Post
    It is incomparably better than the shite they come up with.
    Plus, in it's simplicity is very stylish and really original compared to all actual MLS team logos.
    Quickly, copy-right it in your name, and then sell it for Montreal for US $10,000!
    You have to wonder where they had this done. There is no shortage of creative types working in Montreal who would have the added benefit of knowing the city intimately and are in a better position to understand history.

    What the group charged with this came up with sounds like someone was put in a room and with the instructions of: French, Blue, Black, soccer logo, hipster rebrand. It’s awful.

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    I wish TFC had made this hire:

    https://twitter.com/intermiamicf/sta...371581959?s=21

    Hard to argue with the success Seattle has had when it comes to acquiring players.

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    Looks like Conway is staying. The one coach I was hoping would leave. It’s funny, Wikipedia already has him listed as the goalkeeping coach for LA.

    https://twitter.com/kristianrdyer/st...332673027?s=21

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    Hipster DCU manager gets it




    Envious, in a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Hipster DCU manager gets it




    Envious, in a way.

    In terms of his response on pressure I don’t see it being that different then what Armas or any other manager would say? What are you envious of?

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    "I see pressure as a privilege" isn't the standard answer - not sure Armas would articulate that.

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    Not too worked up about that one. Sounds cool, but let’s see how he does. My question marks on Armas are:

    - Can he manage high priced talent and avoid run-ins like the one with Kaku?
    - Does he have a tactical identity outside of the “Red Bill Way” dogma?
    - Will he be able to make best use of the players he has or insist on major changes?

    I think we will get an indication on some of these items relatively quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    Looks like Conway is staying. The one coach I was hoping would leave. It’s funny, Wikipedia already has him listed as the goalkeeping coach for LA.
    I guess my teachers were right all along when they said to not use Wikipedia as a reference, since it's not always correct

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    My teachers told us to use Encyclopedia Britannica ....

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/ultrasmon...HF5wOohcAgyT7s

    UM02 is really mad about the name change to Club de Feces Montreal

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    As they should be - that whole thing is proving to be one big farce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    "I see pressure as a privilege" isn't the standard answer - not sure Armas would articulate that.
    It's not original. This is something Pep has said many times. I believe I also heard Pirlo say it years ago.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Ex TFC academy player, Oladapo Afolayan, just scored he first senior goal for West Ham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Ripoff View Post
    Ex TFC academy player, Oladapo Afolayan, just scored he first senior goal for West Ham.
    Right place at the right time... easy tap in off a hard shot. Didn't remember him being in our academy. Nice to see a Red become a Hammer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Ripoff View Post
    Ex TFC academy player, Oladapo Afolayan, just scored he first senior goal for West Ham.
    Does this guy have Canadian Citizenship? Not that we need another forward per say but at face value he doesn’t look like he’s getting fully capped by England anytime soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Does this guy have Canadian Citizenship? Not that we need another forward per say but at face value he doesn’t look like he’s getting fully capped by England anytime soon
    My guess is no. I think he was only in Canada for three years and I don’t think his parents are Canadian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmancan View Post
    Right place at the right time... easy tap in off a hard shot. Didn't remember him being in our academy. Nice to see a Red become a Hammer!!
    This made me think of players who have been with both TFC and West Ham. These were all I could think of, you got any others?

    Oladapo Afolayan
    Hogan Ephraim
    Adam Street
    Doneil Henry
    Jermaine Defoe
    Malyk Hamilton
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Ripoff View Post
    My guess is no. I think he was only in Canada for three years and I don’t think his parents are Canadian.
    What a great sounding person - grounded, purposeful (Engineering degree) and hard working. I'd love to bring him here if West Ham wants to loan him out again. From the sounds of it he would fit a high pressing style.

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    A number of TFC players returned to Toronto over the weekend (Mavinga, Pozuelo, Gallardo, Delgado). That would mean training camp is likely targeted to begin mid/late February.

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    its happening..the offseason like no other

 

 

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