Canadian Soccer Part II

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  1. SeawaterOnIce

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    Watched my nephews u12 game yesterday.

    It was god awful. No defense. No real formation. Long ball after longball and the forwards were gassed 15 min in. 2 of the goals scored were obvious offsides (one by 10 yards). Nephew is a CB but the coach kept pressing him to advance.

    This is why Canadian soccer sucks.
     
  2. sabremike

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    Us and Calvary are the only 2 teams who can win the fall season because they are both so much better than the other 5 teams. If Calvary win it we basically have an 8 point advantage right now over Valour and would qualify for the championship.
     
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    Agreed. I think the bottom 5 teams will get a little stronger over time but the quality just is not there.
     
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    To a degree, I get it. You want to pump the tires on every team and I can't help but feel Bekker underperformed. He had a lot of great chances that just sailed over the net.
     
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    Yeah I get it too, better to have representation from everyone. Realistically they could have probably made it just a team from Forge and Cavalry and it would be better than this XI
     
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    In other news Forge FC got it's first CONCACAF League opponent set.

    August 1 @ 6 P.M in the Hammer against Antigua FC
     
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    Irony for me: they played the Red Bulls in the group stage of the 2016-17 CCL. Was at the game at RBA and recall we beat them pretty handidly.
     
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    Obviosuly I would love a win but I'm not going to get my hopes up as Antigua are league champs.

    I'm honestly just exited to see the teams in this league go up against other leagues!
     
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    Fall season starts today @ 1 with FCED vs Forge.
     
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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Last night was the start of the quarter finals for the Canadian Championships and the CPL teams fared well for it being their first time playing outside of the league:

    Cavalry 0-0 Vancouver
    Wanderers 2-3 Ottawa Fury
    Montreal 2-2 York 9

    The York 9 v Impact game was especially dramatic with 3 of the goals coming after the 82 minute.
     
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    5k York
    6k Halifax
    5k Calgary

    So good news there as well, but York's pitch is probably illegal.
     
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    Yeah definitely a good showing from the fans, I only wish Forge was there!

    I believe York 9 playing at the York University varsity stadium is only a temporary thing. They have plans for an upgrade of some kind, just don't remember where or when.
     
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    Good news.
     
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    It's not the football stadium, it's a stadium built for the Pan Am games for track and I believe soccer as well. It's at the next to last north stop on the Toronto subway.
     
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    It wasn't build with soccer in mind for sure. The field is not wide enough, illegal probably.
     
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    Both teams did very well against almost full strength MLS teams.
     
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    It was cool to see for sure. I'm intrigued to see how Forge do against Antigua GFC in the first week of August
     
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    This one has me scratching my head as well, mainly because I have no idea how good the opposition is comparatively. I'm told if we get past them, the next opponent, Olimpia is probably going to wipe the floor with the Forge, but Antigua is a mystery to me.
     
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    Here are a group of cosplay hooligan morons from York 9's supporters group (that consists mostly of people kicked out of BMO for doing stupid crap) standing across the street waiting to jump the 5 Edmonton fans I was hanging out with:
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    One of the morons after the game, snuck behind my new friend at the front of the stands talking to Edmonton players, stole his scarf and ran onto the pitch to try and escape. He is lucky the security got him first because my friend is a 25 year vet of the Canadian Armed Forces and if he had got to the guy he would've ended up in the hospital. Here's me and my new friends:
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    Yeah it will be interesting. My guess is Antigua is slightly better than us at this point. They are coming off a league championship domestically and have been playing with each other for much longer. But you never know we could surprise.
     
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    Haha yeah you could say.

    They got it spot on as well. I have been saying it since week 3 of the CPL; Forge is easily the most fun to watch from a beautiful football perspective but they keep leaking dumb goals or give up costly penalties/free kicks in crunch time. If they just figure out the defensive side of the game more they will win this inaugural season
     
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    Forge wins 2-0 with two goals from set-pieces. Borges managed to fire one in directly from a corner right in front of the supporters section which was cool to see!
     
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