CONCACAF Nations League

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  1. CoastalGunner

    CoastalGunner Member

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    I must admit that I am excited about the new Concacaf Nations League format that has started this week. It's something that I believe will help strengthen the region and in particularly our CMNT.
    After the initial seeding round is done, national teams will get to compete with each other in meaningful games, on a regular schedule against teams in a tiered format. Results from the initial competition will decide who qualifies for the next Gold Cup tournament (teams will join the participants of the most recent Hex who automatically qualify), and seed the A, B, C tiers of the Concacaf Nations League. The promotion /relegation element of the three tiers is a practical and particularly useful feature which will allow for teams of similar quality to compete with each other.
    It's my belief that the our CMNT will qualify for the top level in Concacaf. This will in turn add weight to their international ranking and open opportunities for the CMNT to schedule better quality friendlies against teams around the world.
    All info can be found at: Concacaf Nations League
    Canada's first opponent on Sunday Sept 9th is the US Virgin Islands.
    Go Canada Go! Allez Les Rouge!
     
  2. TKBC

    TKBC Established Member

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    The initial tiering games are also meaningful and useful for sure. For every nation of every level except maybe our elite nations of Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and USA. Canada should of course win all of it's initial round games.

    It will most certainly benefit our nation. Games for points every year. Apparently we won't play many friendlies, which is disappointing because we could use the friendlies to play Euro nations and raise some funds. But, the Nations League games are fantastic! Every nation will play similarly rated teams in competitive matches all the time. Fantastic idea, in my opinion.

    Also, we can cap tie.

    Plus, we have some very exciting young attacking talent. Good luck to Herdman finding the right balance with all of them! We now have 3 genuine talents at Striker in Larin, Cava, and Jackson. Plus we have the kid David coming out of Belgium. Hoilett, Davies, Edwards and a few others on the wing....Osorio in attacking mid.....hopefully we can retain possession and score enough that our relatively poor defenders can cope!
     
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    Will be interesting to see how Herdman does with the men's side. He got the women to buy in and play their hearts out -- let's see if there's a similar effect again now.
     
  4. CoastalGunner

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    As we return to the Club Footballing season (COYG!!), i just wanted to give John Herdman and the CMNT a big thumbs up for their recent performance. Yes it was against a "minnow" however, I thought that the quality of the players that made up the team was in and of itself a good sign for the men's program. The games mean something now, and the players who want to be a part of the program have to show up and compete for their places. Looking forward to more of the same in near future.
     
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  5. TKBC

    TKBC Established Member

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    Yes it was a minnow but we've played plenty of minnows and we broke our single game scoring record. Got some debuts (or just 1 - David?) as well! This team has by far the most attacking talent we've ever had. So how we do against a Puerto Rico or an El Salvador type team will be intriguing. If we score 4-5 against teams like that we just might maybe be on to something. It was a strong overall performance.

    We have attacking depth. Those guys definitely must turn up or be dropped. They all must be in their club teams first XI as well. Our issue is the 4 playing in front of Milan, and if Milan gets hurt.
     

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