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11-12-2011, 12:07 PM
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What's with all the hate on Canada? I have no connections to Canada at all & I've seen them play some decent footie before. As the MLS continues to get better & grow, Canadian football will too. Fact.

Canada needs to get into the World Cup, you'll see a few players come out of England & Germany then wanting to play for Canada. They have lost some good ones of the past 10 years.

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11-12-2011, 12:14 PM
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So what teams are in Canada's group now?

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11-12-2011, 01:20 PM
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So what teams are in Canada's group now?
Honduras, Panama and Cuba. Top two advance to final round of qualifying. They should be able to beat Cuba but Honduras and Panama will be tough, especially getting results away from home. It will be paramount for Canada to get results on their home field if they want any chance to advance.

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11-12-2011, 09:48 PM
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It seems Canada plays better against better teams. They need home results vs these three teams, win in Cuba and a draw in Panama or Honduras. If they do that, they're in the Hex.

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11-13-2011, 03:12 AM
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This, it applies to the U.S. as well. Raise the profile of the game in North America and both National Teams will benefit.

Also, no traitors.
Does this mean no Jermaine Jones, Timothy Chandler, Alfredo Morales, Fabian Johnson, Daniel Williams, or Mikkel Diskerud on the US team?

Also, I don't get the hate on Canada in this thread. It's not a very good team (based on the players I've seen here in Scandinavia, who - Atiba Hutchinson excluded - would all struggle to make the Norwegian, Danish or Swedish team, but seems to get playing tie for Canada), but they do have a legitimate chance given the favorable draw.

Put this way, if they cannot qualify with this competition, they don't belong in the World Cup.

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11-13-2011, 07:14 AM
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Extremely favorable draw for Canada. Frankly all they need to do is win the home games, win at Cuba, and get some sort of result at either Panama (more likely) or Honduras. Now whether or not they can get through the next round is in the air, but I'd love to see it. From there? Just finish top 4 and beat New Zealand.

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11-13-2011, 09:01 AM
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I think drawing at Honduras or Panama is easier said than done. I think Cuba away might be harder than you think as well.

Certainly a better draw than they have gotten in the past, but still hard.

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11-13-2011, 09:39 AM
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Also, I don't get the hate on Canada in this thread. It's not a very good team...
I'm confused. Where's the hate? I dont see any hate. People are telling it like it is... Like you just did. Having "a legitimate chance" doesn't mean the odds are in their favor.

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Extremely favorable draw for Canada. Frankly all they need to do is win the home games, win at Cuba, and get some sort of result at either Panama (more likely) or Honduras. Now whether or not they can get through the next round is in the air, but I'd love to see it. From there? Just finish top 4 and beat New Zealand.
It's a favorable draw. That doesn't mean they aren't still underdogs. Also, lol at "just finish top 4 and beat New Zealand," like those aren't more difficult to accomplish than beating Cuba and Panama?

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11-13-2011, 11:42 AM
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It's a favorable draw. That doesn't mean they aren't still underdogs. Also, lol at "just finish top 4 and beat New Zealand," like those aren't more difficult to accomplish than beating Cuba and Panama?
Where did I say they aren't more difficult? Obviously that's a hell of a lot harder then simply beating Cuba and Panama. But it's still certainly within the realm of possibility and frankly not an unrealistic scenario. Of course, not even making the top 4 isn't unrealistic either.

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there's certainly some hate. As minnows in the world stage, it does give many Americans someone to thump their chests about.

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there's certainly some hate. As minnows in the world stage, it does give many Americans someone to thump their chests about.
You can't be serious.

Show a single example of (a) Canada "hate" and (b) American chest-thumping in this thread.

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11-13-2011, 01:20 PM
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Canada badly needs a new coach.

After the 0-0 draw with Puerto Rico at home, Hart said that since they couldn't break through the bunkering PR team, he told his guys to just start sending stuff into the box and we hope something happens.

No tactics at all.

Really wish they'd stop cheaping out on coaches.

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11-13-2011, 01:22 PM
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in this thread? No. It's been relatively neutral.

But I do get some joy in seeing Canada do poorly.

the US doesn't have many rivals (other than Mexico I guess) but having friends and relatives in Canada who do actually care about soccer (since they're from Germany originally like my family) at least makes it enjoyable to watch.

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11-16-2011, 01:45 PM
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Canada finished off the second round of qualifying last night against St. Kitts by winning 4-0. They finished the round with 4 wins and 2 draws. The schedule is out for the third round.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FI...AF_Third_Round

Canada will open up on June 8, 2012 in Cuba.

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11-16-2011, 09:17 PM
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They'd have a better chance if David Hoilett wasn't avoiding them like an ex girlfriend at a party in a 2 bedroom apartment. Their anemic offense could use him.

They have about a bit better than 50-50 chance of getting out of this group IMO. Panama tied it up late against them this summer at the Gold Cup. Honduras has some good players playing in Europe, and like the other countries Canada will likely have to face in the round of 6 have recent World Cup experience. Even Jamaica was in 2002. At least playing an Oceania's representative is better than 2010, when the 4th place Concacaf had to play Uruguay...wouldn't like those odds.

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11-17-2011, 02:09 PM
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My impression is that Holliett is dreaming of England capping him and/or he doesn't want to offend his family by not picking Jamaica

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11-17-2011, 05:42 PM
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I believe Hoilett's brother is in the Canadian National program, but it doesn't seem to be enough to close the deal at the moment.

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12-01-2011, 11:30 PM
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Maybe some good news for Canada regarding JDG2 and Hoilett?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-q4q22wHkU

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Maybe some good news for Canada regarding JDG2 and Hoilett?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-q4q22wHkU
If both join Team Canada that would be huge!

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12-02-2011, 07:47 AM
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Maybe some good news for Canada regarding JDG2 and Hoilett?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-q4q22wHkU
Wow...that would be GREAT!

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12-02-2011, 10:28 AM
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That could change everything.

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12-05-2011, 01:46 PM
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In an interview last night, JDG2 said he would suit up for Canada IF he can get his passport back and retain his Dutch passport which will be tricky with Holland's laws.

Confirmed what his brother was saying though.

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12-05-2011, 01:56 PM
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In an interview last night, JDG2 said he would suit up for Canada IF he can get his passport back and retain his Dutch passport which will be tricky with Holland's laws.

Confirmed what his brother was saying though.
Awesome. Hoilett is next!

Hopefully they can get the JDG2 situation sorted out and he can play in the next round of qualifying.

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12-22-2011, 02:00 AM
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Stop calling Giuseppe Rossi a traitor. He has every right to play for Italy.

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Not sure why everyone is assuming New Zealand comes out of OFC. Vanuatu could definitely spring an upset.

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