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    Pachuca and Independiente, as suspected.

    Pretty disappointing, IMO. Certainly not the showpieces I'd have hoped for.

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    Nice variety.

    When West Ham is the all-star showcase, they kind of have to recalibrate the prestige level of the teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLoveOneEric View Post
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    Pachuca and Independiente, as suspected.

    Pretty disappointing, IMO. Certainly not the showpieces I'd have hoped for.

    Actually, this is a very very good friendly for our club. If we win the Canada cup we could very well see Pachuca. Its going to be good to see how we hold up agianst this club and if we can beat them.

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    True enough. But, personally, if I'm not going to be wowed, I'd rather our boys didn't play friendlies and just focussed on the task at hand.
    Last edited by OneLoveOneEric; 05-22-2008 at 01:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurignano View Post
    Actually, this is a very very good friendly for our club. If we win the Canada cup we could very well see Pachuca. Its going to be good to see how we hold up agianst this club and if we can beat them.

    I don't think the CC makes a difference. If we play Pachuca in that comp, then we play them. If we play them in a friendly and get shelled, do we not have to play them in the CC? Or if we win, do we get a bye? Nope, so it really doesn't matter if we play them now. Carver can watch tape if we have to play them for real later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLoveOneEric View Post
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    Pachuca and Independiente, as suspected.

    Pretty disappointing, IMO. Certainly not the showpieces I'd have hoped for.

    This sucks!

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    It will be nice to see some teams with different playing styles.

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    Great opportunities for James, Tebily, Harmse, Phlean, Lombardo/Cunny, Gala to shine if you ask me.

    Nobody did though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLoveOneEric View Post
    True enough. But, personally, if I'm not going to be wowed, and rather our boys didn't play friendlies and just focussed on the task at hand.
    I agree friendlies should be player pre/post season.....but I would will enjoy seeing Independiente. Hopefully Carver uses this game to play Julius James, Pat Phelan, and many of the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLoveOneEric View Post
    I don't think the CC makes a difference. If we play Pachuca in that comp, then we play them. If we play them in a friendly and get shelled, do we not have to play them in the CC? Or if we win, do we get a bye? Nope, so it really doesn't matter if we play them now. Carver can watch tape if we have to play them for real later.

    Its true, but its just nice to see IMO. Im looking on the bright side lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurignano View Post
    Actually, this is a very very good friendly for our club. If we win the Canada cup we could very well see Pachuca. Its going to be good to see how we hold up agianst this club and if we can beat them.

    Im sure this selection was made by tfc for some of the same reasons you have mentioned!


    Still disapointed though!

    My south end ticket for these games are listed at $70 a POP!

    and thats the cheapest ticket!!! ...It will be interesting to se if they drop the prices..when they go onslae to the public!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLoveOneEric View Post
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    Pachuca and Independiente, as suspected.

    Pretty disappointing, IMO. Certainly not the showpieces I'd have hoped for.
    I'm really disappointed. Not what I wanted or expected.
    I'm selling my tickets.

    My 2 tickets in Section 115 have alrteady been sold,
    I have 2 more seats in Section 223 - Dead centre field. If anyone is interested send me a PM.

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    Meh
    Would have been nice to see a major team come in, but whatever. Friendlies are stupid anyway.

    I'm actually kind of looking forward to seeing us play teams like Pachuca and Independiente, I think it will be interesting.


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    Guys, remember Euro 2008 is this summer so having South American teams is the only way we could guarantee each team's top players

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    Quote Originally Posted by 125_TFC View Post
    Meh
    Would have been nice to see a major team come in, but whatever. Friendlies are stupid anyway.

    I'm actually kind of looking forward to seeing us play teams like Pachuca and Independiente, I think it will be interesting.

    Exaclty, and it will be good to see some of our young guns go to work and how they hold up too.

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    Not disappointed with team teams but very unhappy to see the July 5 game. I am away for a wedding that day so will have to miss my first TFC game.

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    I think this is great. We need to pull ourselves out of the European mentality and hopefully this is a start. These are two of South America's bigger teams and good on TFC for bringing them in and showing us what to aspire to.

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    I have always been a fan of going to friendly games against obscure teams but ones who will garner some pretty serious local support from expats. I don't see the attraction of a bottom of the table FA or Serie A side. On the flip side what big name side is going to fly over and play in front of 20K fans with minimal TV/Media coverage and on turf?

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    These are two top teams from Mexico and Argentina people!!! this is not a disappointment!!

    I rather have a top Central/South American team then a mid table European team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodoubtguy View Post
    These are two top teams from Mexico and Argentina people!!! this is not a disappointment!!

    I rather have a top Central/South American team then a mid table European team.

    Surely your not saying that these teams are better then mid table european sides?

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    Summer Friendlies announced

    July looks a bit jam-packed

    July 1 vs Vancouver - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 5 vs Pachuca - Friendly

    July 9 @ Vancouver - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 12 @ Chicago Fire - MLS

    July 15 vs Independiente - Friendly

    Jul 19 vs San Jose - MLS

    July 22 vs Montreal - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 24 - All Star Game @ BMO Field

    July 28 @ Real Salt Lake - MLS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boschmeister View Post
    I have always been a fan of going to friendly games against obscure teams but ones who will garner some pretty serious local support from expats. I don't see the attraction of a bottom of the table FA or Serie A side. On the flip side what big name side is going to fly over and play in front of 20K fans with minimal TV/Media coverage and on turf?
    Whats obscure about the 3rd most successful team in Argentina After River and Boca?? or are they obscure teams too??

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    Thats insane!

    Surely JC is smart enough not to play any of his top PLayers for these friendlies!!


    July 1 vs Vancouver - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 5 vs Pachuca - Friendly

    July 9 @ Vancouver - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 12 @ Chicago Fire - MLS

    July 15 vs Independiente - Friendly

    Jul 19 vs San Jose - MLS

    July 22 vs Montreal - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 24 - All Star Game @ BMO Field

    July 28 @ Real Salt Lake - MLS

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB_RED_NATION_RPB View Post
    Surely your not saying that these teams are better then mid table european sides?
    You don't think Independiente could challenge mid table Euro teams??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB_RED_NATION_RPB View Post
    Surely your not saying that these teams are better then mid table european sides?
    In some cases they are.
    These are not low ranking teams.
    I'm glad that it's not 2 European teams just to change things up a bit.

    People need to expand and look outside of Europe.
    I hope I'm around for either of these games but if not I will be glued to the net for these.

    Maybe next year we can get an Asian club and perhaps another club Europe. Bundesliga or a mid ranking La Liga club would be nice. (La Coruna anyone?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodoubtguy View Post
    You don't think Independiente could challenge mid table Euro teams??
    in a one game show down...yes....!!

    In a full season in any top euro league....they would be relegated after one season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLoveOneEric View Post
    True enough. But, personally, if I'm not going to be wowed, I'd rather our boys didn't play friendlies and just focussed on the task at hand.
    Exactly. What's the point if they aren't going to be facing top class clubs? Waste of energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB_RED_NATION_RPB View Post
    Thats insane!

    Surely JC is smart enough not to play any of his top PLayers for these friendlies!!


    July 1 vs Vancouver - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 5 vs Pachuca - Friendly

    July 9 @ Vancouver - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 12 @ Chicago Fire - MLS

    July 15 vs Independiente - Friendly

    Jul 19 vs San Jose - MLS

    July 22 vs Montreal - CONCACAF Champions League Qualifier

    July 24 - All Star Game @ BMO Field

    July 28 @ Real Salt Lake - MLS
    It would be nice to see how our first team matches up with Pachuca for CC's sake, but JC would have to be a madman to play them with the schedule being the way it is...personally, I really don't see the sense in these friendlies landing in the middle of a busy schedule besides being an opportunity for the reserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Blue View Post
    Guys, remember Euro 2008 is this summer so having South American teams is the only way we could guarantee each team's top players
    Remember,

    Engalnd didn't qualify for this prestigous tournament!

    Several teams from the EPL or champions league could have been avaialble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSamurai View Post
    In some cases they are.
    These are not low ranking teams.
    I'm glad that it's not 2 European teams just to change things up a bit.

    People need to expand and look outside of Europe.
    I hope I'm around for either of these games but if not I will be glued to the net for these.

    Maybe next year we can get an Asian club and perhaps another club Europe. Bundesliga or a mid ranking La Liga club would be nice. (La Coruna anyone?)


    Dont get me wrong...the thing that attracts me most about these games....i want to see how we match up vs our regions top clubs!

 

 

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