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Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by Cotton500, Jun 16, 2015.
Both Hoilett and Atiba with a goal and an assist today
John Herdman takes over as the men's coach from Zambrano. This came out of nowhere.
While this thread is bumped:
Larin scored on his debut for Besiktas last weekend.
Cavallini continues to score for Puebla in Liga MX.
there are few things better in north american sports than a Giovinco free kick
I'm sitting on a train to Ottawa so why not take the time to complete a much waited analysis on the state of the National Team.
Our deepest area by far. In true little brother fashion I'd argue that you could put our group of attackers over the US'.
Lucas Cavallini - FW - 9 goals in 16 appearances in Liga MX this season.
Cyle Larin - FW - waiting to breakthrough with Besiktas but scored in his first appearance. Doesn't play well for the national team however.
Junior Hoilett - W - Cardiff's player of the season and one of the best players in the Championships. Very talented and finally seems to be playing with more consistency.
Alphonso Davies - W/M - still only 17 but the Whitecaps' best player. Should move to Europe in the winter window.
Ballou Tabla - W - 19 yrs old and bought by Barca B. May never play for us unfortunately.
Anthony Jackson-Hamel - improving MLS striker for the Impact.
Tossaint Ricketts - FW - a decent backup option but nothing more than that.
Liam Miller - FW- Liverpool academy player who is highly thought of. Still a longshot to make the first team but setting himself up for a nice career. Got his first cap and played well.
Jordan Hamilton - FW - finally getting some minutes with TFC. One to watch for the future.
Much better than it has been but Atiba getting old will leave a void.
Scott Arfield - our best player since joining the team. Moving to Rangers next season.
Atiba Hutchinson - Besiktas club legend but it seems his age has caught up to him this season. Still worth keeping around.
David Wotherspoon - St. Johnstone player who Arfield convinced to join. Good option to have.
Mark-Anthony Kaye - has blossomed with LAFC in his first MLS season.
Jonathan Osorio - taken the next step with TFC this year, scoring a bunch of goals.
Marcus Godinho - broke into the Hearts first team before getting hurt. Can also play fullback.
Samuel Piette - Pure defensive mid who joined the Impact last season. Probably not international quality but we don't have many options.
Raheem Edwards - versatile player who can play fullback, midfield, winger.
Jay Chapman - tidy midfielder for TFC but needs more minutes.
Kianz Froese - trying to breakthrough at Fortuna Dusseldorf but unlikely to as they got promoted to the Bundesliga.
Defenders and Keepers
Our weakest area by far.
Dejan Jakovic - CB for LAFC but arguably not even MLS starter quality.
Manjrekar James - plays in Hungary. No idea how he's doing but does well enough for the national team.
Derek Cornelius - starts in the Serbian top flight but not much is known about him. Got his first cap recently.
Michael Petrasso - came back to MLS from the QPR reserves but isn't getting much playing time.
David Edgar - mainstay on the national team but is playing in the USL now.
Marcel De Jong - decent fullback option who plays for the Whitecaps.
Doneil Henry - once a promising prospect he's been decimated by injuries and is now on loan in the USL.
Ashtone Morgan - somehow still on TFC but isn't that good.
Sam Adekugbe - young fullback playing in Norway.
Milan Borjan - solid keeper. Not much else to say.
Players we need to Cap
Ricardo Ferreira - CB for Braga. Canadian raised. Called up to Portugal but got hurt and thus couldn't go. We need him for the next cycle.
Tabla - mentioned above.
Fikayo Tomori - born in Calgary and raised in England. On loan at Hull. Unlikely yo be good enough for England so please commit to us.
Ayo Akinola - regardless of if he pans out I'd like to have a player raised in Canada play for us.
2022 is our best chance to qualify in recent memory. If we don't at least make the Hex it will be a massive disappointment.
Larin hat trick today!
18 yr old Jonathan David from Ottawa scored on his debut for Gent in the Belgian league. The goal tied the game in stoppage time.
Here is the goal (at 2:32)
A few years ago I thought there must be some interesting reason Gent’s crest is a Native American in headdress. Nope. They just thought it looked cool. A place with such a rich history shouldn’t be ripping off The America’s. If it were me, I’d put a Catholic in exile on the crest.
We somehow stumbled into having great striker depth with Larin, Cavallani, and now David looking legit.
Uhhh so David with two goals again today. He's now scored all of his goals from sub-appearances, so 4 goals in 63 minutes of play.
David scores again as a sub in the Europa League. 5 goals in roughly 80 minutes of play this season.
This is just getting out of control
David scores again in his first league start. 4 goals in 4 appearances in the league + 2 Europa league goals.
There’s a nice squad in there
Going to have to win games 6-5 with that backline though.
Nice to see David get the call up. Coached against him for 4 years when he was younger.
Tabla is next.
Lucas Cavallini last second winner against Monterrey:
Our largest win ever
Huge for us, regardless of if he ever lives up to his potential
Need to bring him into the fold
Really hope we can get this guy
Banner weekend for Canadians:
- Davies debut
- Marcus Godinho with his first goal for Hearts
- Jonathan David has scored for Gent (game is still in-progress)
- Cavallini scored for Puebla
- Simeon Jackson scored
- Scott Arfield two assists
How big is Davies mania up there? With him and Larin for 2026 you could have a decent squad.
Getting a lot bigger now that he’s at Bayern.
Larin actually doesn’t play well for the national team. He’s definitely behind Cavallini right now and you could argue Jonathan David has passed him already.
Jonathan David named on a list of the top 20 worldwide emerging talents to watch: