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    Bradley with his thoughts on preseason. Salcedo's snapping group shots.

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/bob-b...ight-direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Bradley with his thoughts on preseason. Salcedo's snapping group shots.
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/bob-b...ight-direction
    It is night and day between last year and this year. I really get the sense that Mr. Bradley is really trying to build up the young players and trying to help them to succeed. I wonder which of the young players will break out under his guidance, similar to what happen with MA Kay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlowm1 View Post
    It is night and day between last year and this year. I really get the sense that Mr. Bradley is really trying to build up the young players and trying to help them to succeed. I wonder which of the young players will break out under his guidance, similar to what happen with MA Kay.
    Based on the little we've seen in preseason, Nelson and Peruzza are probably good bets. Maybe JMR, too, although if he's having a good year as a wingback, he'll be gonzo alonzo shortly. I got the sense from the coverage during his trials in England that he was doing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Based on the little we've seen in preseason, Nelson and Peruzza are probably good bets. Maybe JMR, too, although if he's having a good year as a wingback, he'll be gonzo alonzo shortly. I got the sense from the coverage during his trials in England that he was doing well.
    If we field 25% or more of our own-youth as starters, at least until the summer window, I guess we will be in good European Football company?

    https://www.90min.com/posts/most-hom...united-chelsea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    If we field 25% or more of our own-youth as starters, at least until the summer window, I guess we will be in good European Football company?

    https://www.90min.com/posts/most-hom...united-chelsea
    What really struck me from that list is that most end up playing for another club. So even when they "make it", it's often despite not forcing their way in with the people who trained them. Are coaches hyper critical of the players they develop, I wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    What really struck me from that list is that most end up playing for another club. So even when they "make it", it's often despite not forcing their way in with the people who trained them. Are coaches hyper critical of the players they develop, I wonder?
    Great insight jloome... to continue with more, related to that, I came across some reddit discussion on the FA.
    Involving past and present issues with their yutes programs; rules.
    I think very interesting commentary.
    Seems authentic and knowledgeable, and 'gives some perspective' to TFC/Ontario/Canada issues with youth development and academies.
    Hope the following link is targeted correctly... involving G_Morgan... at end/bottom you may need to Continue this thread... to [deleted]'s comments.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comm...se_in/fzudlfg/
    Last edited by Mr. Inbetween; 02-22-2022 at 07:49 AM.

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    FWIW

    TSN with a 90 minute MLS preseason preview show tonight @ 7:30pm

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    ^ nice catch, thanks!

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    Ooooo.. Caldwell & Kilbane actually discussed Priso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Ooooo.. Caldwell & Kilbane actually discussed Priso.
    Positive or negative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    Positive or negative?

    Positive - Caldwell saying he will push Bradley & get time in a double pivot - Kilbane went so far as to say Bradley was poor last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Positive - Caldwell saying he will push Bradley & get time in a double pivot - Kilbane went so far as to say Bradley was poor last season.
    “Bradley was poor last year” Anyone out there surprised with that comment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    “Bradley was poor last year” Anyone out there surprised with that comment?

    Kilbane is the only pundit saying it. EVERY journo covering the team has avoided the whole discussion of Bradley being not as good as he should be.

    Frankly, the first guys last year who called out TFC were Kilbane & De Guzman. Only after that did it seem safe for journos to actually question TFC's capability.

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    Kilbane just spits facts. Bradley got moved out of the midfield last year because his legs are gone (and partly because of Omar being injured). I know people probably think I am being negative and am a big Delgado fan, but moving Marky was about opening up those minutes for MB. Priso will see his minutes, but in my mind it will because Osorio could be pushed into the RW/RM position if Kerr/Achara struggle early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Kilbane just spits facts. Bradley got moved out of the midfield last year because his legs are gone (and partly because of Omar being injured). I know people probably think I am being negative and am a big Delgado fan, but moving Marky was about opening up those minutes for MB. Priso will see his minutes, but in my mind it will because Osorio could be pushed into the RW/RM position if Kerr/Achara struggle early on.
    If you’re saying that Delgado was moved to give Mike more playing time , than I believe we have our first coach Bradley blunder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    If you’re saying that Delgado was moved to give Mike more playing time , than I believe we have our first coach Bradley blunder.
    Pretty sure he was moved due to salary cap hit, being one of the guys riding on 2017 success, plus being a player with the ability to score some allocation $$ in a deal.

    On the pitch I think he was moved to give Priso more time because after the season gets rolling I see a Osorio- Pozuelo - Priso midfield happening a lot. I also think Priso is being eased back into it slowly after injury and most likely MB would be able to pick up the system quicker right off the bat so he begins the season as starter while he is still fresh and Priso learns the ins & outs of whatever BB has planned.

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    Saw a promo for MLS on TV here in Taiwan - the main sports channels are going to be carrying games live.

    The league's media footprint keeps growing.

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    First episode of the annual documentary All for One is out. Some interesting footage of Bradley coaching. Damn, he does not mess around.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANNLZ-mtNmI

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    What really struck me from that list is that most end up playing for another club. So even when they "make it", it's often despite not forcing their way in with the people who trained them. Are coaches hyper critical of the players they develop, I wonder?
    Human nature?
    Most of us, coaches included, do not realize or appreciate what a good thing we may have until we've given up on it or driven it away; losing it to miss it.
    The grass is always greener...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Kilbane is the only pundit saying it. EVERY journo covering the team has avoided the whole discussion of Bradley being not as good as he should be.

    Frankly, the first guys last year who called out TFC were Kilbane & De Guzman. Only after that did it seem safe for journos to actually question TFC's capability.
    It will be interesting to see what they do with Ralph's younger brother. He seems to be like a diamond in the rough too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Kilbane is the only pundit saying it. EVERY journo covering the team has avoided the whole discussion of Bradley being not as good as he should be.

    Frankly, the first guys last year who called out TFC were Kilbane & De Guzman. Only after that did it seem safe for journos to actually question TFC's capability.
    Let’s see what happens. I share the opinion that he was not very good last year. However, on a team with so many problems it’s hard to tell how much of that was a fatal flaw.

    Personally, I think expectations should be set as a Cheyrou type role. A starter when fresh or super sub but not automatic every time out.

    If he keeps getting exposed on corners and set pieces he will have to take a major step back though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Let’s see what happens. I share the opinion that he was not very good last year. However, on a team with so many problems it’s hard to tell how much of that was a fatal flaw.

    Personally, I think expectations should be set as a Cheyrou type role. A starter when fresh or super sub but not automatic every time out.

    If he keeps getting exposed on corners and set pieces he will have to take a major step back though.
    I trust Bob will make the sensible decision. He will give his son every opportunity to prove himself on the pitch however will not ruin his own credibility.

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    Charlotte coming in big with the attendance


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    With all these Italians coming in BMO Field needs to seriously upgrade it's pizza offerings, especially since our top player will be from Naples.
    MLS is a tough, physical league, that emphasizes speed, and features plastic fields, grueling travel, extreme weather, and incompetent refs. - NK Toronto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    With all these Italians coming in BMO Field needs to seriously upgrade it's pizza offerings, especially since our top player will be from Naples.
    does BMO still sell porchetta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    With all these Italians coming in BMO Field needs to seriously upgrade it's pizza offerings, especially since our top player will be from Naples.
    What? You trying to say Pizza Pizza isn't top drawer, authentic pizza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benito View Post
    does BMO still sell porchetta?
    Yes they do, check the north east under the stands.

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    Porchetta also available in the West - middle concession stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    What? You trying to say Pizza Pizza isn't top drawer, authentic pizza?

    I am boycotting until they get a true authentic pizza like Domino's

 

 

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