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    Here's a funny little story from one of the TFC2 signings. He scored a goal when he was 12 and sent him mom into labour
    https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/b...sparks-9131761

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    He did swing over to that side in one game and they created a nice chance, because they know each other's style of play so well they could create supportive triangles with just two people. Two defenders couldn't really touch them. Kerr's first game back as I recall; they gave him that header chance and it was nicely saved.

    It makes a lot of sense to me. Plus, I think Petretta's a better fullback/wide LCB than a wingback. He doesn't have the acceleration to track quicker wingers.
    The Italians did look good together… not sure if they want to play on the same side but I think that makes the most sense. Indeed, Bernie is probably made more effective playing there, and Richie would be best alone on the right flank.

    And, yeah, that was one of Herdman’s first changes in his one match coached last season, Petretta to LCB and getting forward when possible… seems like his best position and it was pretty much how he was used in his successful years at Basel. Herdman studies this stuff as one must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Trialists are TFC II guys officially.

    Cool. Seems like good signings for TFC 2. You’d think we would be would be happy to take Sheffield’s really young guys who had been playing with their under 23s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Trialists are TFC II guys officially.

    These are good signings if for no other reason it will knock our local guys down a peg and open their eyes to how competitive the football world is.

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    With the still depleted roster will be interesting to see if we get a short term signing from TFCII today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    These are good signings if for no other reason it will knock our local guys down a peg and open their eyes to how competitive the football world is.
    I think this is a generally good move, to build the MNPRO team with promising youth from anywhere. It's all well and good to want to develop Canadian talent, but we should still have the best second team we can have. Apparently, the Brazilian defender is looking pretty decent as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    With the still depleted roster will be interesting to see if we get a short term signing from TFCII today?

    Is Coello out for the weekend? Sort of feel like he needs to sit for a game and get his head straight after that last performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
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    Is Coello out for the weekend? Sort of feel like he needs to sit for a game and get his head straight after that last performance.
    Confirmed in presser today - concussion - out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Confirmed in presser today - concussion - out.
    Surprised we did not get confirmation of a short term signing to fill out the roster, thought John would have said something about it considering how many players are still out. Kevin Long is also out due to a red card last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Now that is interesting. That's probably really smart given his skillset.

    Confirmed in today's presser (Gawd Herdman is so open about all this) that Kosi is being looked at as a RCB who can join in. Close to starting this week but the quality of the opposition isn't the place said Herdman. Cup game Kosi will start

    On that note, Herdman said this team is rotating through 19 players for starts - some TFCII up for benches but will not start. He will not bring in young people just because they exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Confirmed in today's presser (Gawd Herdman is so open about all this) that Kosi is being looked at as a RCB who can join in. Close to starting this week but the quality of the opposition isn't the place said Herdman. Cup game Kosi will start

    On that note, Herdman said this team is rotating through 19 players for starts - some TFCII up for benches but will not start. He will not bring in young people just because they exist.
    Bob had a very different approach to the younger kids that John does that is for sure. Very different approach to things I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    Surprised we did not get confirmation of a short term signing to fill out the roster, thought John would have said something about it considering how many players are still out. Kevin Long is also out due to a red card last week.
    TFC2 has a match tonight, so a short term will likely be announced after their match happens, for roster moving purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    TFC2 has a match tonight, so a short term will likely be announced after their match happens, for roster moving purposes.
    Here is the TFC II starters. This probably means that 17 year old midfielder is getting another short term assignment.

    Also of note is no Charlie Sharp at all.

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    Also of note Lazar Stefanovic was pulled from the line up last minute. He was even announced over the PA as being on the bench as he was sitting in the stands. Charle Sharpe had picked up a knock last game after scoring.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Here is the TFC II starters. This probably means that 17 year old midfielder is getting another short term assignment.

    Also of note is no Charlie Sharp at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    Bob had a very different approach to the younger kids that John does that is for sure. Very different approach to things I must say.
    Since Herdman has been here the signings have been pretty interesting. Gomis especially is an odd one for the league, a 22 year old who hasn’t played a pro match and isn’t North American then being trusted to start. “A bit of a gamble”, Herdman called his signing but it seems like there is real thoughtfulness in the gaffer’s scouting of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    Since Herdman has been here the signings have been pretty interesting. Gomis especially is an odd one for the league, a 22 year old who hasn’t played a pro match and isn’t North American then being trusted to start. “A bit of a gamble”, Herdman called his signing but it seems like there is real thoughtfulness in the gaffer’s scouting of him.
    Herdman did quite the bit on Sheffield United yesterday.

    All started when he was looking at a WB from them. Then they noticed how the structure and approach was similar - 3 CB's with the RCB & LCB expected to join the attack but get back.

    One of the reasons why I'm against getting rid of Hernandez is any GM brought in is likely to want to change that consistency of what the strategic approach is. Unlike in Europe where the Sporting director decides approach and then the manager has to fit that, most MLS teams are whatever the manager and GM like to play. Like, I highly doubt in 5-8 years when Nancy is not at CBus anymore that Bez will keep the same style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    Also of note Lazar Stefanovic was pulled from the line up last minute. He was even announced over the PA as being on the bench as he was sitting in the stands. Charle Sharpe had picked up a knock last game after scoring.
    Staniland looked really good. Sprayed highly accurate, big, curving passes all over the place, tracked back well. Maybe some athletic deficit at 19 as he's not the biggest lad, but lots of skill.

    Batiz, Perlman and Barrow all showed particularly well as well. Altobelli had the goal. The goal we gave up was a dumb one, DeRosario ranging too far from his net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Staniland looked really good. Sprayed highly accurate, big, curving passes all over the place, tracked back well. Maybe some athletic deficit at 19 as he's not the biggest lad, but lots of skill.

    Batiz, Perlman and Barrow all showed particularly well as well. Altobelli had the goal. The goal we gave up was a dumb one, DeRosario ranging too far from his net.
    yes...from the little i saw he looked good,the ayardi kid looks tricky and made some nice plays in 20 min of action

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    Toronto FC announced that the club has signed Toronto FC II midfielder Andrei Dumitru to an MLS short-term agreement for Saturday’s MLS regular season match against New England Revolution.

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    Hernandez saying they are looking to do 1 in. 1 out before the deadline
    https://twitter.com/JohnMolinaro/sta...cxyyvffeQ&s=19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    Hernandez saying they are looking to do 1 in. 1 out before the deadline
    https://twitter.com/JohnMolinaro/sta...cxyyvffeQ&s=19
    Akinola, Kosi or Mabika on the way out?

    Also this note:

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    Hernandez said Jonathan Osorio restructured his contract so he is no longer a DP - he wasn't bought down with TAM or GAM. He said Richie Laryea has carried a DP tag since start of the season. But he Laryea won't require a DP tag next year and will have a DP slot open in 2025.
    Last edited by SenorDingDong; 04-22-2024 at 09:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorDingDong View Post
    Akinola, Kosi or Mabika on the way out?

    Also this note:

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    Hernandez said Jonathan Osorio restructured his contract so he is no longer a DP - he wasn't bought down with TAM or GAM. He said Richie Laryea has carried a DP tag since start of the season. But he Laryea won't require a DP tag next year and will have a DP slot open in 2025.
    This club sometimes… it all sort of makes sense but it’s annoying when we hear it after the fact.

    Not sure how I feel about tying up this much in the way of resources on Laryea but here we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    This club sometimes… it all sort of makes sense but it’s annoying when we hear it after the fact.

    Not sure how I feel about tying up this much in the way of resources on Laryea but here we are.
    Richie going down injured 60 minutes after becoming a DP is so TFC.

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    My guess is that "core starter" is a midfielder in that Marky Delgado mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    My guess is that "core starter" is a midfielder in that Marky Delgado mold.
    Of course, it should just be... Mark Delgado, who we never should've let go.

    He's only 28, still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Of course, it should just be... Mark Delgado, who we never should've let go.

    He's only 28, still.
    Having a career year in LA too. Him and Paintsil have developed outstanding chemistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorDingDong View Post
    Akinola, Kosi or Mabika on the way out?

    Also this note:

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    Hernandez said Jonathan Osorio restructured his contract so he is no longer a DP - he wasn't bought down with TAM or GAM. He said Richie Laryea has carried a DP tag since start of the season. But he Laryea won't require a DP tag next year and will have a DP slot open in 2025.
    You'd have to think Thompson and Mabika are the only two we might spare that people might actually want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    You'd have to think Thompson and Mabika are the only two we might spare that people might actually want.
    I suppose Servania would have to return before we figure out what we want to do with him or if he’s healthy enough to be tradable.

    Or maybe we are over thinking this and the one-out if JMR to Europe.

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    An outside the box thought on who might go, especially if the player brought in is a forward - DeAndre Kerr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I suppose Servania would have to return before we figure out what we want to do with him or if he’s healthy enough to be tradable.

    Or maybe we are over thinking this and the one-out if JMR to Europe.
    Nah. I mean, if it is, we better be getting a shit ton of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    An outside the box thought on who might go, especially if the player brought in is a forward - DeAndre Kerr.
    Possible. He has potential to grow but is already old enough that we don't know what we're going to get.

 

 

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