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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    At least Bradley and Jozy left a legacy.

    Insigne is the worst contract in MLS history, and its not looking good, poor signing all around.
    One thing having Insigne on the team though or a guy like that is make the team more marketable. Players want to play with other great players.

    This won't happen but part of me wishes we could sign Insignes best bud Ciro Immobile for 2 years. Not a future signing but immediate like Luis Suarez.

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    I don’t particularly have an issue with Americans but I do have an issue with the continual recycling of candidates from the MLS and USSF fraternity. There are plenty of good Americans (and others obviously) out there who never get an opportunity because they are not in the club.

    Meanwhile, Chris Armas gets 40,000 chances to be successful before achieving anything. If only the rest of us could get so many chances to fail before succeeding.

    I also think these sorts over-value their own. Altidore was a resoundingly lazy signing and never would have been justified by anyone not hypnotized by his USMNT profile.

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    Well first of all, Jozy is the price for getting rid of Defoe.

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    2017 Altidore scoring the winning goals in both the Conference finals and the final....with a broken right foot.....is something

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    Former Toronto Lynx defender Rumba Munthali is the new interim coach of Nashville SC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Well first of all, Jozy is the price for getting rid of Defoe.

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    2017 Altidore scoring the winning goals in both the Conference finals and the final....with a broken right foot.....is something
    Apologies, I should have said resigning. The initial deal was borderline genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Apologies, I should have said resigning. The initial deal was borderline genius.
    Agreed on the resigning....BIG mistake. He was a shell of himself after his 2019 injury.

    At the time, we all thought it was Manning but I am beginning to wonder how much he was listening to MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Former Toronto Lynx defender Rumba Munthali is the new interim coach of Nashville SC.
    Interesting. Brought into the Nashville academy/fold recently after a number of years/dues at SKC academy. Wonder if for just this reason? Among the first wave of western footballers in mid to late 2000’s to go play in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorDingDong View Post
    One thing having Insigne on the team though or a guy like that is make the team more marketable. Players want to play with other great players.

    This won't happen but part of me wishes we could sign Insignes best bud Ciro Immobile for 2 years. Not a future signing but immediate like Luis Suarez.
    When I heard Berna was renegotiating his contract this was the first thing to pop up in my head. Both DPs adding a year or two to spread out the $ to bring in another compatriot. But would need to be on max TAM, not DP.

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    Oh Vancouver

    Miami coming

    55K buy seats

    They put on a big street fair



    Messi doesn't show

    Neither does Suarez

    Nor Busquets


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    Half price beer and concessions in response....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Oh Vancouver

    Miami coming

    55K buy seats

    They put on a big street fair



    Messi doesn't show

    Neither does Suarez

    Nor Busquets


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    Half price beer and concessions in response....
    The Vancouver FC CanPL team also offered free admission to anyone with a Miami ticket to their match. That's one way to try to steal some Whitecaps fans with some anti MLS sentiment

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Oh Vancouver

    Miami coming

    55K buy seats

    They put on a big street fair



    Messi doesn't show

    Neither does Suarez

    Nor Busquets


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    Half price beer and concessions in response....
    I posted this months ago when the schedule was first released (I did a 30 second search and couldn’t find the post)… Messi was never going to Vancouver.

    This is a period of very heavy schedule congestion, it's plastic, it is a brutally long flight (with both the last and next game in Miami - they aren’t on a road trip), he needs to find load management games to skip generally, and Messi is focused on Copa, and can’t afford to take stupid risks right now.

    I will repeat what I said then too - Messi may well skip the game here in Toronto in October also. He may well be “rested” for the playoffs, and it gets cold in October at night here. (I have a bit less certainty on this - him skipping Vancouver was a lock.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    I posted this months ago when the schedule was first released (I did a 30 second search and couldn’t find the post)… Messi was never going to Vancouver.

    This is a period of very heavy schedule congestion, it's plastic, it is a brutally long flight (with both the last and next game in Miami - they aren’t on a road trip), he needs to find load management games to skip generally, and Messi is focused on Copa, and can’t afford to take stupid risks right now.

    I will repeat what I said then too - Messi may well skip the game here in Toronto in October also. He may well be “rested” for the playoffs, and it gets cold in October at night here. (I have a bit less certainty on this - him skipping Vancouver was a lock.)
    The Toronto game will definitely be Shield driven. If they've already locked it up he won't be here.

    What we do have going for us is a stellar pitch.

    I'm pipe dreaming but how cool would it be if this match was for the shield?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Oh Vancouver

    Miami coming

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    Messi doesn't show

    Neither does Suarez

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    And then lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    And then lose.
    Whole thing went as badly as possible.

    It's a lesson learned - when Miami comes it should be treated as any other game. Nothing special.
    I'm confident in October TFC/Toronto will do absolutely nothing to hype it up other then it being a regular game.

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    If nothing else, Miami is creating a club for everyone else in the league to loathe.

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    Unattached & Paid by MLS United

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorDingDong View Post
    I'm confident in October TFC/Toronto will do absolutely nothing to hype it up other then it being a regular game.
    Do you really think that is possible with our front office? They mention Miami every chance they get in their emails to us. They will try to profit on the hype for sure. I really don't see this going down any other way. Messi FC is coming...

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    I think there's a decent chance Messi DOES play here in fall.

    I think people underestimate how important the Supporter's Shield is to players. And I think Cincy is going to push them down to the wire.

    If either falls off the pace then no, he won't want to travel before the playoffs. But if it's tight, I can't see a guy with his mindset missing a game that might decide a title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    I think there's a decent chance Messi DOES play here in fall.

    I think people underestimate how important the Supporter's Shield is to players. And I think Cincy is going to push them down to the wire.

    If either falls off the pace then no, he won't want to travel before the playoffs. But if it's tight, I can't see a guy with his mindset missing a game that might decide a title.
    Toronto to Miami is a far shorter flight time and no timezone compared to Vancouver as well. Plus we have grass.

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    Personally I think Cinci passes them and has it locked up before this game.

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    The Saputo shitshow continues in Montreal.

    https://x.com/tombogert/status/17977...gN2cnje_SdLm6w

    "Sources: San Jose Earthquakes to name Vassili Cremanzidis head sporting strategist. Joins under GM Chris Leitch.Cremanzidis just left CF Montréal. Highly rated technical staffer.Reporting with @PaulTenorio"

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    I'm really hoping we can poach Choinière either this summer or winter. Would really improve our midfield depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorDingDong View Post
    I'm really hoping we can poach Choinière either this summer or winter. Would really improve our midfield depth.
    Would really be good. His sort of progressive passing from central areas is a missing element for this team.

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    Bruce Arena ‘breaking his silence without breaking the silence’ on NER. What are the odds he is a MLS coach somewhere again by the start of next season if not by the end of this season’s summer window?

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    There's a reason why not many coaches keep going past 70 anymore....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    There's a reason why not many coaches keep going past 70 anymore....
    Arena is not most coaches. Besides 75 is the new 65. It’s the 21ST Century. Say no to Ageism. Football is a results driven enterprise. If the individual has still got it or is believed to still have it, for the role, then by all means.

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    Oh, I wish it wasn't so but the way this game is becoming, energy is a thing and not many are making it for long when past 70.

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    This is kind of cool. No idea if Henry will be a good sporting director but I’ve always liked him and hope for the best. De Guzman seems to be doing well in New York… it would be good to see Canadians at the helm of this organization. Canada now produces (even) strikers… maybe the next step is managers and sporting directors.

    https://wakingthered.com/2024/06/04/...ting-director/

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    Huge news, Bez leaving Columbus for Bournemouth.

    https://www.dispatch.com/story/sport...h/73968380007/

 

 

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