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    Bryan Gutierrez of Chicago Fire is going to go somewhere big soon. That kid has a huge future.

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    USL debuted yesterday on CBS. I hope they are successful with this. MLS could certainly use the competition.

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    If this was just plain light blue I would've bought it

    At least it's the nicest of the three templates
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    Looks too much like the classic Argos colours:



    Time for a Bill Manning conspiracy theory?
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    This club has an allergy to red.

    What's wrong with red/green?

    Keep the blue and white disease away.

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    So looks like choices were red / brown, blue or green

    Doubt teams had choices (SKC is red/brown)


    This league is so stupid at times...these choices were probably known a year ago.

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    Tweaks to rosters coming this summer

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    Montreal had their home opener last night. So it would appear to me that TFC doesn’t play at home in March because the league demands it, rather we do it because we’re trying to clear out more available dates for the Argos when they start their season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Montreal had their home opener last night. So it would appear to me that TFC doesn’t play at home in March because the league demands it, rather we do it because we’re trying to clear out more available dates for the Argos when they start their season.
    Stade Saputo isn't winterized and doesn't have under soil heating like we do. Olympic Stadium wasn't available to them this year either (where they usually have early season home games). However, just because we can hold a game, should mean that we have to.

    That being said, I hate the schedule this year. We only have 2 home games in June and 2 in July. Add in Leagues Cup in Aug it will most likely be 2 home games then as well (1 Leagues cup vs the Mexican team and 1 vs DC when the regular season resumes).

    6 home games in the summer period is terrible, as we're only competing with baseball (and a bit of CFL).

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    Former Reds defender Jeremy Hall is the new head coach of Minnesota United FC2.

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    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/mls-t...s-this-weekend

    Some new rules starting this weekend, incl in stadium VAR announcements

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/mls-t...s-this-weekend

    Some new rules starting this weekend, incl in stadium VAR announcements
    Gah, NFL football here we come. Much prefer the goal / no goal signals. Need to keep the flow of the game going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Gah, NFL football here we come. Much prefer the goal / no goal signals. Need to keep the flow of the game going.
    It's not NFL if you aren't sitting there 4 hours or more, lol.

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    Still tied for fifth after Charlotte’s 0-3 loss today. It’s difficult not to imagine Philly ahead of us with their 1.86 wining percentage… otherwise it’s a legit 5th.

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    Came across this. Richard Eckersley giving a TED Talk and how playing in Toronto led to a career and lifestyle change


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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    Came across this. Richard Eckersley giving a TED Talk and how playing in Toronto led to a career and lifestyle change

    Thanks for that...interesting to watch. I remember him setting out on that journey but then never heard anything more.

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    10 game check in

    Despite only having 11 goals and being at a -2 GD, this team has that dawg in 'em, stealing 7 points away so far at 2-3-1. Along with a pretty great 3-1-0 record at home, we're in 4th somehow, 5th by PPG. How are we feeling lads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuushalinsky View Post
    10 game check in

    Despite only having 11 goals and being at a -2 GD, this team has that dawg in 'em, stealing 7 points away so far at 2-3-1. Along with a pretty great 3-1-0 record at home, we're in 4th somehow, 5th by PPG. How are we feeling lads?
    You cannot help but feel good based on where we’ve been these last few seasons. They are clearly over performing at the moment but the team fights hard and that makes them worth watching.

    My worries about ongoing improvement are really down to Manning’s continued presence and Hernandez’s lack of experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    You cannot help but feel good based on where we’ve been these last few seasons. They are clearly over performing at the moment but the team fights hard and that makes them worth watching.

    My worries about ongoing improvement are really down to Manning’s continued presence and Hernandez’s lack of experience.
    Yep, as someone lukewarm on the announcement of Herdman, I'd support putting his statue outside BMO field at this point. Given what he inherited, and the injuries we've had, I'm over the moon with where we're at. And I still maintain a first round exit in the playoffs is a great season given that mess. We'll lose games throughout this season, but that doesn't change the job Herdman has done and is doing.

    But, still continue to see evidence that Manning is an albatross on this team, and that continued into our major winter business this year which has yet again held the team back. We have a firm ceiling while he's still here. The jury is out on Hernandez, there's not much there to tell me he'll turn into a star, but it's early.

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    Whitecaps2 lost 1-0 in MLSNP yesterday.
    This was the goal


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    Bernadeschi is seventh in the league in key passes, one behind Paintsil and two out of third place:

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/stats/play...l&position=all
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    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    Bernadeschi is seventh in the league in key passes, one behind Paintsil and two out of third place:

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/stats/play...l&position=all
    He is quietly having a very good season. Hasn't missed a single minute of play too.

    C Ronaldo vibes with his fitness shots:

    https://twitter.com/fbernardeschi/st...38281248661907

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuushalinsky View Post
    10 game check in

    Despite only having 11 goals and being at a -2 GD, this team has that dawg in 'em, stealing 7 points away so far at 2-3-1. Along with a pretty great 3-1-0 record at home, we're in 4th somehow, 5th by PPG. How are we feeling lads?
    After Philly’s loss at home to Seattle yesterday, we’re alone in 4th place in points and in winning percentage. Before the season began this was not what I expected 1/3 of the way into the season (not to mention injury riddled again)! I was one of the most optimistic posters at that time, and even still that meant the playoffs were unlikely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    After Philly’s loss at home to Seattle yesterday, we’re alone in 4th place in points and in winning percentage. Before the season began this was not what I expected 1/3 of the way into the season (not to mention injury riddled again)! I was one of the most optimistic posters at that time, and even still that meant the playoffs were unlikely.
    I believe this next little stretch will define our season. We have 4/5 of the next games at home.

    Next 2 we are at home to Dallas and NYCFC. NYCFC just had a 4 match run at home on the baseball field and did extremely well, they are on the way up.

    I also hope we can do the 2nd half of the season with Richie, Insigne and 1 or 2 summer reinforcements all available.

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    Miami is.... Good

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    The league is better when Canada's got strong teams. Bless up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Miami is.... Good
    They are. They seemed to be toying with their RBNY prey last night. That in itself should be a concern for all the other clubs in the league. The goal against Dallas by Federico was something timeless to behold. However, the quick strike by newbie Matias Rojas IMO was certainly a 1A match day highlight.
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    Some interesting rotation with the TFCII squad.

    Ythallo & Staniland on the bench I wonder if one or both are earmarked for a short term call up for the Can Champ match this week.

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    A story I tripped over, in a corner of the internet far from traditional sports media.

    This seems like it's worth keeping an eye on

    https://www.propublica.org/article/s...-tax-avoidance
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    A story I tripped over, in a corner of the internet far from traditional sports media.

    This seems like it's worth keeping an eye on

    https://www.propublica.org/article/s...-tax-avoidance
    Astonishing. They're using physical asset depreciation to claim losses of value, even in cases (players getting better, facilities gaining value) where they gain.

    Must've been known for decades if it was reported on during the Bill Veek era, so this is probably a crackdown based purely on it getting reporting traction. ProPublic stories get repackaged and covered by big outlets, so they're likely trying to get ahead of it.

    Quite possibly doesn't apply to us, assuming our asset depreciation rules aren't as absurdly forgiving.

 

 

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