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    Sounds like Toronto might have a home match this Saturday. Jefe, any inside dope?


      All the Canadian teams have applied, I guess is the word, to play at home this or next weekend with at least a few thousand fans in.

      Alphonso Davies tore an ankle ligament in Gold Cup training. 5 members of Haiti's team got the rona, along with enough of Curacao's whole delegation that they got replaced last minute by Guatemala.

      Vancouver are loaning one of their defenders to a Greek team for a couple years.

      NWSL San Diego TBNL's hired a GM; USL San Diego beat Tijuana in a friendly.

      DCU's 4 team tournament became a 2 leg "cup" with Alajualense, won with a goal in each leg, and a friendly Wednesday with Alianza after Alianza and Puebla got the rona as well.

      The USL continues to rumble along and amuse. Charlotte finally got to their massively renovated old home, played their 5th game in 17 days, and scraped a draw with Phoenix. Tulsa got 3 in the 1st 15 minutes at home to Louisville, gave up 2, then in the 94th had a guy free on goal, the opposing keeper BEHIND him after coming up for a corner,...and the ref blew for full time. RBNY II were up 2 and down a man in the 85th, and blew the lead by the 92nd. Atlanta half fixed their turf, and it's still the worst in America, and Loudoun get blown out a lot.
      Last edited by jefe; 13-07-2021, 04:37.


        TFC and the Impact get to play at home this Saturday, TFC again in midweek. Vancouver can't yet because work's being done on the stadium.

        Sam Vines to Royal Antwerp is likely, for up to $2M plus a sell on.

        Rayo Vallecano is looking into buying Lucas Cavallini.

        Casey Stoney to coach NWSL SD.

        El Salvador may have to move their home qualifiers coming up to the US due to the rona, They've approached DC about putting their game against the US at Audi.

        Ethan Horvath to Nottingham Forest.

        the Raiders Vegas deathstar will host the next 2 finals of the Leagues Cup.

        The kid from Louisville on the initial 60 man Gold Cup roster list is likely moving to Real Sociedad for only $100K due to a clause in his contract saying if John Hackworth left Lousiville, he can leave for free at the en of the season. LCFC is....not happy.

        LAFC is alleged to be worth $860M. In equally plausible news, I am alleged to be a god.

        Venezia is likely to buy Tanner Tessman off Dallas, who have loaned another of their wunderkids to an Austrian team.


          And Dallas gets a wire transfer of $4.1M for Tessman, with sell-on.

          Houston after the season is putting in safe standing at one end, and a premium all inclusive area at the other.

          2 new names. The Knoxville team starting in USL2 next year and going to USL1 in 2023 is now officially One Knoxville SC, and the Northern Colorado USL1 team next years is the Northern Colorado Hailstorm.

          Andre Blake's contract is extended with Philly, as is Efrain Alvarez' with LAG.


            We will have a Voyageurs Cup

            Not only do the Whitecaps not get a bye (while Forge of Hamilton do); they have to get through a localish derby against Pacific FC to progress


              Losing that, which is absolutely possible, would be a massive kick in the teeth for the Whitecaps organisation. One they totally deserve.


                Exactly my thought as well


                  Gianluca Busio almost gone also to Venezia, for an initial $41.M rising to 10 depending on assorted things.

                  Gabriel Heinze blown out in Atlanta, amid Josef Martinez being sent to train on his own, and MLSPA formally grieving about reports that players weren't being allowed to drink enough water during training and ignoring mandated off days for training, which led to a shitton of injuries. Followed by reports that he'd fine anyone at Velez who had gained weight, leading to players getting eating disorders there.

                  Frank de Boer has also said he'd be happy to come back.


                    Misplaced decimal in that Busio fee

                    4.1 million


                      Cyle Larin out for the rest of the Gold Cup, Ayo Akinola for the year after tearing a cruciate ligament against the US.

                      Bouna Condoul lives! New head coach of New Amsterdam FC in the NISA.

                      LAFC are bringing in striker Cristian Arango from Millionarios, courtesy of their scout down in Colombia, Juan Pablo Angel.

                      Vancouver are bringing in a Scottish playmaker from Farense in Portugal.

                      Josef Martinez had a slight heart issue after contracting covid.


                        And the Open Cup is dead for another year.

                        Hopes to return in 2022


                          Orlando news x2: The sale to the Wylf's is finally complete, and they lose Chris Mueller after the season for nothing after he signed a pre-contract in Europe, seemingly Scotland.

                          All of the MLS reserve teams in the USL are almost officially out the door for the new MLS lower league. All but RBNT/LAG/ATL II and Loudoun United after this season, those t4 after next. USL's response is to start looking into pro/rel between its' divisions by 2026, and moving to a fall to spring schedule to differentiate itself as much as possible now from MLS. They're lining up a new owner for Charlotte Independence as well..

                          Andy Najar got called up as an injury replacement for the Gold Cup, as did Henry Kessler and Cade Cowell.



                            authentic football gibberish

                            The first of these twenty tree cup finales didn't go so well


                              Ventura Alvarado reappears, at Miami.

                              Philly are signing 2 South American attackers.

                              Chicago's owner is debating buying himself an overseas farm team.

                              Lens and several others are in for Tajon Buchanan.