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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #60 on: August 25, 2019, 08:50:29 PM »
WATCH: Ryan Telfer nets the equalizer in York9 FC's 2-2 draw with FC Edmonton

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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #61 on: August 29, 2019, 08:49:37 PM »
In fact, Herdman admitted that Carducci, as well as Tristan Borges of Forge FC and York9 FC’s Ryan Telfer, are on his radar and of his coaching staff, including assistant Mauro Biello who has overseen the scouting of CPL players.

“Those names have been part of these selection discussions, and that’s exciting because in the past they’d be sitting on the bench somewhere and not anywhere near the [national team] conversation because they weren’t getting regular minutes and a chance to perform,” Herdman explained.
https://canpl.ca/article/cavalrys-carducci-1st-cpl-player-to-earn-canada-call-up
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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2019, 07:41:56 AM »
In fact, Herdman admitted that Carducci, as well as Tristan Borges of Forge FC and York9 FC’s Ryan Telfer, are on his radar and of his coaching staff, including assistant Mauro Biello who has overseen the scouting of CPL players.

“Those names have been part of these selection discussions, and that’s exciting because in the past they’d be sitting on the bench somewhere and not anywhere near the [national team] conversation because they weren’t getting regular minutes and a chance to perform,” Herdman explained.
https://canpl.ca/article/cavalrys-carducci-1st-cpl-player-to-earn-canada-call-up
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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2019, 08:38:32 AM »
Wonder what that messaging signifies to Ranjitsingh.
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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2019, 04:12:37 PM »
WATCH: Canadian-based forward Ryan Telfer talks about his decision to represent Trinidad and Tobago.

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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2019, 07:10:15 PM »
Wait nah. We back in Joma?  :bs: :cursing: :frustrated: :rotfl:

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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2019, 08:17:47 PM »
Wait nah. We back in Joma?  :bs: :cursing: :frustrated: :rotfl:



You in town long enough to know what that Capelli shenanigan was about.
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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #67 on: September 04, 2019, 08:23:32 PM »
Excellent delivery by Telfer. :thumbsup:

Could someone shed light on his football at Fatima?
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« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2019, 09:50:53 AM »
Wait nah. We back in Joma?  :bs: :cursing: :frustrated: :rotfl:



You in town long enough to know what that Capelli shenanigan was about.
???
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« Reply #69 on: September 05, 2019, 10:35:10 AM »
Wait nah. We back in Joma?  :bs: :cursing: :frustrated: :rotfl:



You in town long enough to know what that Capelli shenanigan was about.
???


https://www.footyheadlines.com/2019/06/capelli-trinidad-and-tobago-gold-cup-2019-home-away-kits.html?m=1

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Capelli's big boss acquired the majority stake in Frenderup's club recently. Shortly after that Frenderup bounced and landed at a lower division club.
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« Reply #70 on: September 05, 2019, 04:23:21 PM »
short term ting then or short term baccanal ting
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York9’s Telfer thankful for international chance offered by Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2019, 08:21:36 AM »
York9’s Telfer thankful for international chance offered by Trinidad and Tobago
By James Grossi (canpl.ca)


York9 FC’s Ryan Telfer has a knack for making history.

The 25-year-old attacker scored the first goal of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season on April 27 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. He bagged York9’s first goal at home as well, in the Canadian Championship against AS Blainville a month later, and there was his cracker against the Montreal Impact, the first goal scored by a CPL player against an MLS side.

Then he made a little more history this past international break. On Sept. 9, Telfer became the first CPL player to score an international goal when he tucked one in for Trinidad and Tobago in a 2-2 draw with Martinique at home in the Concacaf Nations League. (Ex-Forge FC loanee Emery Welshman scored for Guyana, but that was before the CPL season kicked off.)

Telfer is back with Y9 now, but he’s still buzzing from making his international debut for Trinidad.

“It was one heck of an experience,” Telfer told CanPL.ca. “Different in general from club football, the international level is more competitive, you felt that in both games.

“The intensity, what’s at stake for the fans, points towards qualifying for the Hex.”

Telfer made his debut for T&T a few days earlier away to Martinique, a 1-1 draw between the two nations, after only finding out he’d be suiting up the day of the match, having rushed to get his passport details sorted and join the squad. It was in the home fixture when the reality really sunk in.

“Getting to play your first game at the country you’re representing, being able to play in front of family and friends, who you grew up with for the longest while, was a truly honourable experience,” Telfer said. “Very humbling indeed to understand where you come from, the same streets you come from, being able to put the colours on your back and represent the country in total.

“I really enjoyed my time, being able to play in front of your home crowd. For (them) to be behind your back, supporting you every time you touch that ball, gave me so much energy.”

Before he could relish that moment, he was faced with a choice: Trinidad and Tobago or Canada? Telfer was born in Mississauga, Ont., but was raised in Trinidad, so when he received a call-up from T&T manager Dennis Lawrence for the country’s first two Nations League matches, Telfer had to decide to which country he would pledge his international allegiance. In the end, he accepted the invite from the Soca Warriors

His decision came down to two factors: a chance and the challenge.

“I was really looking for that one chance to express myself, to prove what I could bring to the table,” Telfer explained. “That was a chance Trinidad was willing to give.

“I really liked the idea of a challenge.”

He added: “Would I be able to help Trinidad and Tobago football to move further, help them to qualify for a Gold Cup, even qualify for the Hex? That’s something that I want to take seriously. I don’t really like being on the back burner, being able to see things happen. I’m one of those guys that wants to make a difference; that has to make a difference.

“That’s what my time at York9 this year has brought me, and what Toronto FC sent me here (on loan) for: being able to step up to the plate and prove yourself that you can change things for yourself. That’s what I really look forward to.”

Though mentioned by John Herdman as someone they were tracking heading into the latest Canadian national team camp, Telfer said there was no contact between himself and the coach.

“Just before I was called up to Trinidad, I was on the short list before Herdman picked his final squad, but not anything from him personally leading up to this,” Telfer said. “It made my choice pretty much made up knowing that. If I had the chance, maybe I would have (taken) that path.

“I was just looking for the one chance to showcase my skills and see what I could bring to the table. It came to me as who was willing to give me that platform first, I was going to jump up at it and it turned out this way.

“There was also a gut-feeling for me to lean towards this side. Honestly, I’m happy with the situation.”

Still, Telfer sees a bright future ahead for Canada.

“Everyone knows the talent Canada has right now,” Telfer offered. “Players playing in Europe: Alphonso Davies, (Junior) Hoilett for a few to name. Even guys getting called up from the CPL, like (Marco) Carducci. You’re starting to see all the Canadian talent flourish.”

He continued: “It’s really coming together under Herdman. He has a very good reputation and what he is doing so far you could see in the results.

“I honestly believe (Canada) will be able to do great things in the future.”

And he sees a parallel between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.

“Canada took a step back from the international game for a long time, things haven’t been so great, but now the talent is starting to come back. Time was there weren’t a bunch of players on your radar,” Telfer said.

“Being able to play with these guys on the field, you understand these guys have talent, we have a pretty good shot at this.”

So, what if Trinidad ever plays Canada in the future and he has to line up against the Reds?

“That would be a pretty mouth-watering game,” Tefer said. “If that ever happens, I’ll really look forward to marking that one on my calendar.”
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York9’s Telfer learned to love the game in Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2019, 05:03:27 PM »
York9’s Telfer learned to love the game in Trinidad and Tobago
By James Grossi (canpl.ca)


Ryan Telfer’s recent pair of appearances for Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Nations League was a homecoming of sorts for the York9 FC midfielder.

Telfer made history this past international break when he became the first CPL player to score an international goal when he tucked one in for Trinidad and Tobago in a 2-2 draw with Martinique at home. (Ex-Forge FC loanee Emery Welshman scored for Guyana, but that was before the CPL season kicked off.)

It was a special moment for Telfer, who was born in Canada, but was raised in Trinidad, living in the central region of the country, and playing his football, for club and school, in the capital of Port of Spain.

“I played for Skhy FC, a small club, but they base themselves as an academy,” Telfer told CanPL.ca. “The whole environment was more focused on helping players in their technical abilities and whatnot, that’s what they really focus on, that’s what really helped me in what my game is today. I also went to Fatima College, one of the most prestigious boys’ schools, secondary schools in Trinidad. I played there as well. They were one of the top teams.”

It was there he learned to love the game.

“In Trinidad and Tobago there is only two sports growing up: either cricket or football, and football was the major one,” Telfer stated. “My dad used to play soccer as well, he was always around (the game), always playing football.”

He added: “There was always a football around the house, gradually I started picking up the sport. And so, in time, having friends who played as well, just in the streets, that’s where I truly learned to love the game for what it is. I really enjoyed the times where you’re able to pick up a ball and you make friends so easily. And having family and friends supporting the game and playing, it made me want to play more.”

When Telfer was called into the national team by coach Dennis Lawrence, it was as though he was reuniting with old friends.

“I went to school with Sheldon Bateau, he was the captain, Adrian Foncette. Those two guys I went to school with at Fatima College,” Telfer explained. “(Kevin) Molino was always a name when I was growing up, one of the top prospect players. Joevin Jones, Leston Paul, names that were around the time when I was there, hearing about these guys, these guys are really good.

“Being able to share the field with them was really humbling experience.”

As a group, the Soca Warriors aim to bring their nation back to the highest echelons on the international game: The World Cup, just as some of the greats have in the past. The country’s lone appearance came in 2006 when it bowed out in the group stage.

“You aspired to be one of those guys. Shaka Hislop being able to go to the Premiership, as well as Dwight (Yorke) and his time at Manchester United, the things they did there. They represented the flag of Trinidad and Tobago,” Telfer said. “As a kid, looking at these guys play, you wanted to do that same thing, to put your country on the map as well.

“Coming from a small country in the Caribbean you don’t really hear much of guys going to Europe and making a name for themselves. I was part of that generation that really looked towards these guys, especially during World Cup qualification in 2006. That changed everything for a whole lot of people. They made the dream look believable, a future that everyone in my generation really looked forward to and that’s what we’re trying to pursue now.”

Having shared the spoils against Martinique, Trinidad will face Honduras in October and November in Group C of the Concacaf Nations League to determine who moves on to the finals in June 2020.

With seven goals in 26 league and cup appearances while on loan at York9 from TFC, Telfer credits the CPL for giving him the platform to excel: “That’s what has been flourishing for me at York9, realizing that potential and stepping up to the plate.”

His parents, both “born and bred” in Trinidad and Tobago, regularly watch him at York Lions Stadium, but were unable to be at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, though he did have a supporter’s section.

“They come to see me play football up here,” Telfer laughed. “I guess they didn’t see this coming, where I would be called to Trinidad and having to go back there. They missed the first game of me playing for Trinidad and Tobago.

“Those were my uncles, my brother; family and friends supporting me there.”

The one in the TFC shirt was his brother.

And as for that goal.

“You know me, hardly any celebration at all,” Telfer quipped. “There was a rebound in the box, it was a 50-50 chance, was of those where you had to get there first to have a sniff at goal. Fortunately, I got there first and it went in.”
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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2019, 04:57:14 PM »
WATCH: Ryan Telfer gets back to his goalscoring ways with his sixth of the season in York9 FC's 3-1 win over FC Edmonton.

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Re: Ryan Telfer Thread
« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2019, 10:59:45 AM »
WATCH: Ryan Telfer's brace helps York9 FC to clinch third place in the Canadian Premier League's inaugural Fall season with a 4-0 win over Valour FC.

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Ryan Telfer left unprotected in MLS Expansion Draft
« Reply #76 on: November 17, 2019, 09:36:17 AM »
Ryan Telfer left unprotected in MLS Expansion Draft
By John Jacques (Northern Tribune)


With both Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF preparing for their inaugural Major League Soccer seasons, another expansion draft is due to get underway next week. 19 MLS clubs will need to participate in the draft, which gives the two aforementioned expansion teams an opportunity to take players from the other MLS teams.

Clubs that lost a player to the expansion draft last year are exempt from this year’s draft. MLS Cup runners-up Toronto FC didn’t lose anyone to the draft last year, which means that TFC head coach Greg Vanney may potentially lose one of his players in this year’s edition of the expansion draft.

While he was allowed to protect a limited amount of players on the club roster, one of the club’s unprotected players will be a familiar name for Canadian Premier League fans: it’s none other than former York9 FC winger Ryan Telfer.

The 25-year-old winger had a stellar year in Canada’s only domestic professional league: he scored ten goals in 32 appearances across all competitions, including the league’s first-ever goal and, later on, a crucial one against the Montreal Impact in the Voyageurs Cup.

His quick attacking play and positional versatility eventually led to a call-up for Trinidad and Tobago, for whom he scored a goal for on his second appearance. He was also recalled to Toronto FC for a single match, contributing an assist in just three minutes on the pitch. All-in-all, he impressed head coach Greg Vanney as he racked up professional minutes on-loan in the CPL, though his future with the MLS side ultimately remains unclear.

With Toronto FC having no shortage of attacking midfield options through the likes of Jonathan Osorio, Nicolas Benezet, Alejandro Pozuelo, Marky Delgado, and Nick DeLeon, the club has opted to leave Telfer unprotected. Even midfielder Tsubasa Endoh, who started in the 2019 MLS Cup Final, was left unprotected. The club is likely gambling that neither Nashville nor Miami will want to use an international roster spot on the Japanese midfielder.

For US-based clubs, Telfer would similarly count as an international, as Canadian players only count as domestic players for Canadian MLS sides. It’s another calculated rationale behind leaving the 25-year-old unprotected.

Even if Telfer doesn’t get picked up by Nashville or Inter Miami, it’s not clear if the Mississauga-born winger lies in Vanney’s plans: York9 FC gaffer Jim Brennan said he would love to have Telfer back, but any potential move – whether it comes as a permanent transfer or another loan – may depend on whether Toronto FC renews Telfer’s contract, which is set to expire at the end of the calendar year.

Of course, Telfer isn’t the only Toronto FC player left unprotected: it wouldn’t be too surprising to see either expansion team pick up Justin Morrow, Laurent Ciman, or Tsubasa Endoh, so the fact that Telfer is more of a known product in Canada than the USA may benefit CPL fans hoping he’ll return to the league in the near future.

Still, Inter Miami hasn’t been shy about picking up players with high ceilings from north of the border: the club has already acquired David Norman Jr. from Vancouver (who spent a month on loan with Pacific FC), and also picked up Toronto FC midfielder Jay Chapman last week.

The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft will take place on Tuesday, November 19. Both Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will be allowed to draft up to five players each, with the caveat that once a player is selected from an existing MLS team, no other player can be drawn from that club’s roster. So, if Nashville or Inter Miami picks up Morrow, it means that Telfer and the rest of the unprotected TFC players would be exempt from the rest of the draft.

For what it’s worth, it seems like Telfer prefers to stay close to home: he almost went on loan to the now-defunct Ottawa Fury earlier this year, but York9 FC assistant head coach Carmine Isacco – who coached him through his years at York University – ultimately convinced Telfer that a loan closer to home would be a better fit for him.

Interestingly, FC Cincinnati’s Blake Smith is neither on the MLS side’s roster nor on the club’s unprotected list. Despite being placed on waivers by FC Cincinnati earlier this year, he was still loaned to Pacific FC for the duration of the inaugural season. Smith’s future in the MLS remains unclear, and when asked if a potential return to the Canadian Premier League was on the cards, he simply said that one never know what the future holds.
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