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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    This is MLSE anti-synergy. Going there because the Raps went there is nice because it sure makes some admin people's lives easier.

    Tampa in the summer is what locals call the “three hundred”: 100 degrees, 100% humidity, for 100 days.

    They seem to be banking on a June ability to come up to Toronto, either to play within the Canadian teams again, or more permanently as the vaccines roll out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    They seem to be banking on a June ability to come up to Toronto, either to play within the Canadian teams again, or more permanently as the vaccines roll out.
    I think they will be sorry if they are banking on that. The way to bet it is that the vaccination problem here will cause the US to throw up a shield blocking us from traveling there for much of 2021.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    I think they will be sorry if they are banking on that. The way to bet it is that the vaccination problem here ....
    You and I & vaccine prognostication - not where I thought ANY year would go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    I think they will be sorry if they are banking on that. The way to bet it is that the vaccination problem here will cause the US to throw up a shield blocking us from traveling there for much of 2021.
    I dont think so. Americans have no idea that we have no vaccine (or that one of the reasons is that they kept ours). I don't think they will care, and even though Joe Biden's administration is trying to do the right thing I doubt Canada will be on their radar politically - unless there is a big outbreak caused by canadians

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    I dont think so. Americans have no idea that we have no vaccine (or that one of the reasons is that they kept ours). I don't think they will care, and even though Joe Biden's administration is trying to do the right thing I doubt Canada will be on their radar politically - unless there is a big outbreak caused by canadians
    Challenge. They will be way more hardcore than we would if the roles were reversed. We need them way more than they need us.

    Plus, sadly, their success in vaccines creates more pressure on them to make their successful vaccination stick, than whatever pressure Trudeau feels by just failing.
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    For all we know, TFC could be looking at a contract only good up until a set date (I.e international window). So Tampa until July, break back in Toronto, then depending on developments, stay in Toronto or back to somewhere like Hartford instead of Tampa.

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    KJ's wide ranging hour long chat tonight will be posted on his instagram later. As usual with him, some gems, some fun, some inside talk with people. Worth a listen to. Discussion about TFC & MLS for about half of it.

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    Do we expect the league to release the entire schedule at once or will it be in stages? That way the teams can adapt to a changing situations as they come.

    If the Canadian teams at some point in the late spring return to Canada how long would the league let them play among themselves, 3 against each, 6 in total, maybe push it to 12 or do you cause a real imbalance doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    Sweet. Finally.

    Now we just need the date for the Can Champ final.

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    Sounds like Thierry Henry is gonna ditch Montreal for Bournemouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Sounds like Thierry Henry is gonna ditch Montreal for Bournemouth.
    Can ya blame him?

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    Chris Armas has named his coaching staff. Javier Perez, Ian Russell, Ewan Sharp and Jon Conway will form his staff.

    https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2021/02/17/toronto-fc-announce-coaching-staff/0?fbclid=IwAR3YNXyEaxObvKlOkWhMgxQ5uJusBa449_rl5Io yVXAEj3Vb4tyGwYVhf0Q


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    The one coach people on here didn't like....was kept.

    Get the feeling the current crop of keepers really like him otherwise...

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    His wife (Andi Petrillo) was (is?) on the MLSE payroll and is still based here doing work for OneSoccer so wouldn't expect him to be looking to leave. I think this context is important to keep in mind here.

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    I like the other hires, BTW.

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    Hires look fine. Strikes me as odd they don’t have a least one local in the mix. You’d think you might want someone with that perspective if we’re going full blown youth development and all.

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    Hires look good aside from Conway. A couple of good pedigree guys and what looks like Armas’ golden boy.

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    The Reds have a new training top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I like the other hires, BTW.

    Perez just put up a personal site, probably while looking for work.

    https://www.javierfootball.com/analysis.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    The one coach people on here didn't like....was kept.

    Get the feeling the current crop of keepers really like him otherwise...
    It's not that I don't like him, I don't know enough about him or his work to make that call. Have we ever had a keeper not regress at some point while working with him though? Even Westberg last year seemed to have taken a step back, and I really like him. I'm not 100% sure on what his stats say 2019 vs 2020 but I seem to recall a lot more nervy moments last year with him in net compared to 2019.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    The one coach people on here didn't like....was kept.

    Get the feeling the current crop of keepers really like him otherwise...
    Always feels like we end up hearing that the individuals at the club that don't perform are very likeable. Remember reading similar about Zavs and Ciman, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokecell View Post
    His wife (Andi Petrillo) was (is?) on the MLSE payroll and is still based here doing work for OneSoccer so wouldn't expect him to be looking to leave. I think this context is important to keep in mind here.

    I'm not sure about the MLSE payroll but she is on CBC and also does radio for TSN if I remember correctly

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    "If you get injured at any point this season I swear ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben - D.O.W. View Post
    It's not that I don't like him, I don't know enough about him or his work to make that call. Have we ever had a keeper not regress at some point while working with him though? Even Westberg last year seemed to have taken a step back, and I really like him. I'm not 100% sure on what his stats say 2019 vs 2020 but I seem to recall a lot more nervy moments last year with him in net compared to 2019.
    In the past few years, we got Irwin in 2015 and he was All star type great in 2016, less so in 2017 and then relegated to MLS back up.
    Bono was great in 2017 then fell off a cliff therafter.
    Westberg was amazing in year one and was one of the best in MLS at distribution. By last season he was kicking balls directly out of play from goal kicks as Bono was previously.

    It's impossible to say that any goalkeeper in the past 7 years improved under Conway. I don't count anything prior to 2015 because everything was a mess or in the process of being corrected before that point so it's unfair to judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    In the past few years...
    Yeah that's pretty consistent with my take on the situation. When our goalies keep regressing/losing their spots to backups that's gotta be at least partially on Conway.
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    Cool Caption this

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    Maybe it's just me but I didn't notice any downturn in Westberg's form this past year. I admit there's a bunch of the season that I missed though

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