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Post #301 by paulster » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:12 pm

LeafOfBread wrote:One thing that I will forever hate about soccer is that games of this magnitude can be decided by penalty kicks


Agree. What a total farce.
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Post #303 by AGENT ZERO » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:27 pm

Apparently Christian Roldan of the Sounders admitted that TFC dominated them after the game. That type of honesty from an opposing player is rare.
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Post #304 by Honus Joglund » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:11 pm

Tough way to lose. TFC was probably the best team in the league this year and didn't really get a chance to show it until everyone got healthy toward the end of the season.

There's not a lot to complain about. They actually had a deep team, which is rare in MLS thanks to the salary cap. It's been ages since we even heard from the young players that kept TFC afloat in the summer during all the injuries (Hamilton, Bono, Delgado, Chapman, Babouli, Endoh). If they continue with a 3-5-2, maybe they could use Cheyrou's money to find another stalwart centre back to replace Hagglund. A number ten would be nice, but not as important with Osorio improving this year. We'll see if they lose anyone to Minnesota or Atlanta in the expansion draft.

LeafOfBread wrote:One thing that I will forever hate about soccer is that games of this magnitude can be decided by penalty kicks


I've seen it suggested that they should play the shootout before extra time, then if ET ends in a draw revert to the result of the shootout. I think I prefer that idea. If they played 100 shootouts it likely would have ended 55-45 or closer. Knowing the result of the shootout allows the unlucky team a final chance to push for the win.
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Post #305 by Curry Rage » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:37 pm

I'm all for making them play until some cunt drops dead allowing someone to score.
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Post #306 by vf » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:58 pm

paulster wrote:
LeafOfBread wrote:One thing that I will forever hate about soccer is that games of this magnitude can be decided by penalty kicks


Agree. What a total farce.


Is there any other sport that ends game in such a stupid manner?
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Post #307 by Balki Bartokomous » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:12 pm

not during playoffs
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Post #308 by AGENT ZERO » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:10 pm

Honus Joglund wrote:Tough way to lose. TFC was probably the best team in the league this year and didn't really get a chance to show it until everyone got healthy toward the end of the season.

There's not a lot to complain about. They actually had a deep team, which is rare in MLS thanks to the salary cap. It's been ages since we even heard from the young players that kept TFC afloat in the summer during all the injuries (Hamilton, Bono, Delgado, Chapman, Babouli, Endoh). If they continue with a 3-5-2, maybe they could use Cheyrou's money to find another stalwart centre back to replace Hagglund. A number ten would be nice, but not as important with Osorio improving this year. We'll see if they lose anyone to Minnesota or Atlanta in the expansion draft.

LeafOfBread wrote:One thing that I will forever hate about soccer is that games of this magnitude can be decided by penalty kicks


I've seen it suggested that they should play the shootout before extra time, then if ET ends in a draw revert to the result of the shootout. I think I prefer that idea. If they played 100 shootouts it likely would have ended 55-45 or closer. Knowing the result of the shootout allows the unlucky team a final chance to push for the win.


Cheyrou, Johnson and Beitashour are as good as gone, and there is some uncertainty around Cooper with his loan expiring after last night. Personally, I would like to see them find a more offensive minded RB with pace to replace Beitashour and another holding midfielder to pair with Bradley. I also wouldn't mind seeing TFC utilize Endoh more and Osorio less.
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Post #309 by vonbonds » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:29 am

You guys needed a dome to play the game in if your going to host a game in Canada this late in the year. The weather will make all of them uncomfortable and not to the advantage of your side. It helps equalize the talent when both are struggling to keep their concentration level high.

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Post #310 by paulster » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:12 pm

vonbonds wrote:You guys needed a dome to play the game in if your going to host a game in Canada this late in the year. The weather will make all of them uncomfortable and not to the advantage of your side. It helps equalize the talent when both are struggling to keep their concentration level high.

My two cents


Many of the players said they prefer the cold.
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Post #311 by vonbonds » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:06 pm

35 degrees or whatever it was? That game wasn't well played. I'm not buying it.
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Post #312 by paulster » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:30 pm

vonbonds wrote:35 degrees or whatever it was? That game wasn't well played. I'm not buying it.


You're not buying it that they said that? I guess this is fine.

The quality of play was typical MLS when one team is outmatched and just trying to keep it tied. I've seen this before - used to have season seats for this hot garbage believe it or not.
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Post #313 by PPJ » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:50 pm

I think going to judges like they do in boxing and UFC for fights that go to the distance is better than PK's
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Post #314 by AGENT ZERO » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:49 pm

Armando Cooper is no longer a loan player, and now under contract with TFC for next season. Additionally, Atlanta selected Clint Irwin in the expansion draft, but TFC reacquired him in a trade for Mark Bloom and allocation money.
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Post #315 by AGENT ZERO » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:50 pm

It also looks like Cheyrou and Johnson are gone unless they accept significant pay cuts for next season.
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Post #316 by Honus Joglund » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:33 pm

Got your number, Montreal. :dealwithit_lou:
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Post #317 by Balki Bartokomous » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:04 pm

I'll take the clean sheet. Still though, would have been nice to get a goal. Kill em at home.
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Post #318 by paulster » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:08 pm

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Post #319 by paulster » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:13 pm

paulster wrote:need a stream for the game - anyone?


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Post #320 by Balki Bartokomous » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:53 pm

Lets go do this
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Post #321 by Honus Joglund » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:21 pm

Seattle can get fucked.
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Post #322 by Honus Joglund » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:00 pm

This one isn't even close without Stefan Frei.
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Post #323 by Balki Bartokomous » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:42 pm

This is the single greatest season put forth by a pro Toronto sports team. They were dominant start to finish. I bet we see some guys take off though.
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Post #324 by AGENT ZERO » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:44 pm

Feels good man
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Post #325 by AGENT ZERO » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:45 pm

I think we keep most of the core intact, only guys I'm worried about are Giovinco and Moor. The latter can be replaced but obviously you can't replace Giovinco.
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Post #326 by Honus Joglund » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:54 pm

The league just announced a ton of new allocation money. Forget about losing guys, I want them to add Atiba Hutchinson and really take a run at a Champions League title in a few months.
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Post #327 by LeafOfBread » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:41 pm

That was a great game. TFC had loads of chances, very exciting
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Post #328 by Balki Bartokomous » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:02 pm

Honus Joglund wrote:The league just announced a ton of new allocation money. Forget about losing guys, I want them to add Atiba Hutchinson and really take a run at a Champions League title in a few months.


They qualify for champions league? I didn't know this :donger:

Also, I have never seen Jozy Altidore before, other than long shots. That dude lives in my building I'm pretty sure.
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Post #329 by Honus Joglund » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:17 pm

CONCACAF Champions League: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_CONC ... ons_League

Mexican teams dominate it, but TFC should be MLS's best bet to win it since the Galaxy won it in 2000.
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Post #330 by Craig » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:35 pm

Isn't it harder this year? Like they expanded it to include more countries it something?
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Post #331 by Honus Joglund » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:31 pm

No, it's the opposite. There are fewer teams because the Central American countries no longer get two seeds. They also got rid of the group stage, so it's a pure knockout tournament this year.

I think these changes will make it easier for MLS teams. Less travel and fewer games will make depth less of an issue, which is the big difference between MLS and Mexican teams.
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Post #332 by Balki Bartokomous » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:23 pm

Honus Joglund wrote:CONCACAF Champions League: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_CONC ... ons_League

Mexican teams dominate it, but TFC should be MLS's best bet to win it since the Galaxy won it in 2000.


THAT makes a whole lot more sense lol. I was like, isn't it called UEFA Champions League, pretty sure E stands for Europe. I was so confuzzled.
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Post #333 by Balki Bartokomous » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:36 am

I'd like to see this league become like the premiere league. Let the teams who have money spend the money. Our mighty reds could be the North American equivalent of my mighty reds across the pond.

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