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« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2018, 03:19:42 PM »
The first set of matches are taking place during this FIFA match window. Overall, I'm "kind of" impressed with what I have seen in the coverage and quality of the football.

There have been some blow outs, like the 11-0 win for Cuba over Turks & Cac, and a 5 -0 win for French Guiana over Anguilla.

Despite those results the other games have been relatively close. Eg. Montserrat 1 - 2 El Salvador. . Guyana 2 - 2 Barbados. . Dominica 0 - 0 Suriname.

I think this league will raise the competition level in the region, simply by guaranteeing more games against worthwhile opposition. Good decision by Concacaf.

If anyone is interested, here is a link to catch the games www.oz.com. Just sign up. Access is free.
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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2018, 05:50:03 PM »
some ah dat might have been good to get we pro leaguers up to speed....unfortunate how it structured though......I understand why eh, but d team in desperate need to regular football
I pity the fool....

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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2018, 06:51:28 PM »
Yea Lefty. The smaller nations will benefit more. Some of these teams lucky if they get one international a year.. wow.

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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2018, 09:17:21 PM »
Monserrat losing 2-1 to El Sal. is impressive for the islanders. They usually get beat up home and away.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2018, 06:47:54 AM »
Curacao is establishing themselves as a force in Concacaf.. They could have played without a goal keeper. Curacao 10 - 0 Grenada.

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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2018, 07:58:25 AM »
Curacao is establishing themselves as a force in Concacaf.. They could have played without a goal keeper. Curacao 10 - 0 Grenada.
Haiti could have also played without a goal keeper as well with a 13-0 annihilation and demolition of St Maarten.

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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2018, 08:08:09 AM »
Surprised by that Grenada scoreline, truly.

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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2018, 10:01:32 AM »
Surprised by that Grenada scoreline, truly.

That's right Deeks. We probably would have struggled to get 3 past Grenada.

The thing about Curacao is that their pool of players based in the Netherlands/Europe is increasing. They can make 2 good teams if they needed to. I think if they were to play us, we looking at a 2-0 loss.

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« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2018, 09:03:59 PM »
Mex 0 vs U.S. 1. Guy called Adams scored. Shaq Moore played.

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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2018, 09:20:35 PM »
That is Tyler Adams, Deeks.
19 year old homegrown player from the Red Bulls.
He will be an immense player.

As for Shaq Moore, I can't believe how he was just a little youth kicking around a ball on the side of a fete match 5 years ago and now he starting for the US.

What a loss for us.
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« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2018, 09:49:12 PM »
What a loss for us.

I don't think so !

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« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2018, 07:53:07 PM »
Anyone here following this competition? There's been some interesting developments:

- Montserrat has a chance to make the Gold cup. They lost a tight game to El Salvador. However they pulled off wins against Belize and Aruba.

- Curacao is a strong team. Right now they toying wirh Guadeloupe (a team we struggle with). Curacao up by 6 over Guadeloupe.

- Turks and Caicos beat SVG. Which was a shocker to me.

- Bermuda has a chance to make it to the Gold cup. They beat El Salvador. Another surprise.

This competition is going to raise the level of competition in the region. Seems like many players from Europe are playing for their parent and grandparents birth place. This explains Montserrat.. and even Guyana pick up a bunch of Uk boys with Guyanese heritage.

We got some work to do..


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« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2018, 08:19:52 PM »
We got some work to do..

When DJW get voted out.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2018, 12:14:02 PM »
Anyone here following this competition? There's been some interesting developments:

- Montserrat has a chance to make the Gold cup. They lost a tight game to El Salvador. However they pulled off wins against Belize and Aruba.

- Curacao is a strong team. Right now they toying wirh Guadeloupe (a team we struggle with). Curacao up by 6 over Guadeloupe.

- Turks and Caicos beat SVG. Which was a shocker to me.

- Bermuda has a chance to make it to the Gold cup. They beat El Salvador. Another surprise.

This competition is going to raise the level of competition in the region. Seems like many players from Europe are playing for their parent and grandparents birth place. This explains Montserrat.. and even Guyana pick up a bunch of Uk boys with Guyanese heritage.

We got some work to do..



I thought Montserat got frigged up by a Vocanoe twenty years ago. I guess they have people living there again.
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« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2018, 03:38:59 PM »
VB, like yuh jes emerge from a time capsule.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2018, 08:28:27 AM »

Miami (Thursday, December 6, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced its Disciplinary Committee has decided to sanction the Barbados Football Association, by declaring as a forfeit the Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match played against Guyana, on September 6, 2018.

After due examination of the evidence, the Committee determined that the Barbados Football Association infringed the applicable articles of the Tournament Regulations and the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes in relation to the eligibility of players to play for representative teams by fielding ineligible players Hallam Hope and Krystian Pearce.

In accordance with articles 55 and 31 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the Barbados Football Association is considered to have lost the match against Guyana by a score of 3-0.

The result of the match played against El Salvador on October 13, 2018 is upheld in accordance with article 31 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, with a score of 3-0 in favor of El Salvador



   

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2018, 07:06:31 PM »
Why are they ineligible?

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« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2018, 09:20:19 AM »
Hope is a 25-year-old winger who currently plays for English League Two club Carlisle United. He was born in England but qualifies to play for Barbados through his father.

Twenty-eight-year-old defender Pearce represents Mansfield Town, also in League Two. The six-footer has played for England at the Under-17 and Under-19 levels, and qualifies for Barbados duty also through his father.

Hope scored both goals to tied the game with Guyana 2-2 . Both were still eligible to play for Barbados  providing  they changed their alliance from England to Barbados and had gotten clearance from FIFA., Barbados submitted the application for both Hope and Pierce but they couldn't wait for FIFA clearance and used them both in the game against Guyana prior to FIFA approval.

Even though a player born elsewhere may be eligible to represent his country, he/she still has to be cleared by FIFA. Guyana knew all about it even before the game..filed a complaint with FIFA and won.

Now with  3-0 automatic win, 6 points and a + 10 goals difference, Guyana can be qualify for a GOLD cup  spot and even can even find themselves in league A next year with a win over Belize  and some losses by the top 6 teams in the nation league

That's not the first time this happen to Barbados. In a WCQ game against Aruba, they submitted an application with FIFA 2 days before a WCQ game and used the player before FIFA clearance and got disqualified.

Haiti , Jamaica, T&T who also used a lot of foreign  based players, players from MLS and from other  league never got disqualified because they played their cards well. It's the lower rank Caribbean teams who always got them-self in trouble..
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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2018, 03:25:56 PM »
Haiti , Jamaica, T&T who also used a lot of foreign  based players, players from MLS and from other  league never got disqualified because they played their cards well. It's the lower rank Caribbean teams who always got them-self in trouble..

I fail to understand why this should happen in this day and age.  The rules are there for everyone to see. If they not sure, as TrueHaitian pointed out, call a Carib or Concacaf association who has experience in using foreign born players. Now they out. So are we expecting "heads to roll"?

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2019, 12:33:44 AM »
CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying Results (Mar-23-2019)

El Salvador 2 v Jamaica 0
Guadeloupe 0 v Martinique 1
Suriname 2 v St. Kitts and Nevis 0
Guyana 2 v Belize 1
Antigua and Barbuda 2 v Curacao 1
Sint Maarten 4 v St. Martin 3
Dominica 4 v Bahamas 0

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2019, 12:26:22 AM »
CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying Results (Mar-24-2019)

British Virgin Islands 1 v Bonaire 2
Puerto Rico 0 v Grenada 2
Dominican Republic 1 v Bermuda 3
Canada 4 v French Guiana 1
Haiti 2 v  Cuba 1
Barbados 0 v Nicaragua 1 - Latas debut lose.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2019, 02:44:55 PM »
CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying Results (Mar-24-2019)

British Virgin Islands 1 v Bonaire 2
Puerto Rico 0 v Grenada 2
Dominican Republic 1 v Bermuda 3
Canada 4 v French Guiana 1
Haiti 2 v  Cuba 1
Barbados 0 v Nicaragua 1 - Latas debut lose.
Latas dive right in. He barely had anytime to work with the team, probably still learning names.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2019, 04:39:38 AM »
El Salvador 2 v Jamaica 0

JA could have used the services of Leon Bailey.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2019, 08:59:43 PM »
We got a half decent draw:

Honduras
Trinidad and Tobago
Martinique

I think this is the group of death:

Costa Rica
Haiti
Curacao

Group B

Jamaica
Guyana
Antigua
Aruba

Definitely looking forward to these games in September.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2019, 08:42:10 AM »
T&T to face Honduras, Martinique in Concacaf Nations League.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago have been drawn in Group C of League A of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League alongside Honduras and Martinique. The draw took place on Wednesday night at the Chelsea Theater in Las Vegas. T&T will play Honduras and Martinique on a home and away basis on dates to be announced by Concacaf in the international windows of  September, October and November.

Following Trinidad and Tobago’s qualification for the Final Hexagonal stage of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, this country one of six nations to automatically qualify for Concacaf Nations League A. Those six teams were joined by the top six finishers in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying to form League A.

Similar to the recently launched UEFA Nations League, Concacaf’s version was created to maximize the quality, quantity and frequency of competitive matches for all of the confederation’s 41 Member Associations.

T&T head coach Dennis Lawrence in an immediate reaction, told TTFA Media on Wednesday night,  “It’s a very good draw and even playing field for all as in the modern game there are no strong or weak teams. It makes for an exciting and hopefully entertaining Nations League for all.”

The draw itself  included teams separated into three pots of four teams each, based on the November 2018 Concacaf Ranking, with one country from each pot pulled to make up Nations League A Groups A, B, C and D.

The Group Phase for each league is a round-robin, home-and-away format which will play out during the course of the September, October and November FIFA international dates in 2019. At the end of the round-robin competition, the four group winners from League A will advance to the Final Championship, where a semifinal and final will be played during the March 2020 FIFA international dates to crown the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League champion.

Additionally, the League A and B teams which finish last in their groups will be relegated to the lower league, while the group winners in Leagues B and C will be promoted to the higher league for the next edition of the competition.

More on the Nations League

The four League A group winners will qualify to the Nations League final championship, to be played in March 2020, which will determine the champion of the new competition. The four last-placed teams in each group will be relegated to League B for the next edition of the tournament.

League B will consist of the next 16 teams from qualifying, which finished from 7th to 22nd. The league will contain four groups of four teams. The four group winners will be promoted to League A, while the four last-placed teams in each group will be relegated to League C for the next edition.

League C will consist of the remaining 13 member associations, the teams which finished 23rd to 34th in qualifying, along with Guatemala who did not enter qualifying. The league will contain four groups, with three groups of three teams and one group of four teams. The four group winners will be promoted to League B for the next edition of the competition.

The full schedule, including kick off times and venues will be announced at a later date.

LEAGUE A

Group A: USA, Canada, Cuba
Group B: Mexico, Panama, Bermuda
Group C: Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique (*)
Group D: Costa Rica, Haiti, Curacao

LEAGUE B

Group A: French Guiana (*), St. Kitts & Nevis, Belize, Grenada
Group B: El Salvador, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Montserrat
Group C: Jamaica, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba
Group D: Nicaragua, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica

LEAGUE C

Group A: Barbados, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (*), U.S. Virgin Islands
Group B: Bonaire (*), Bahamas, British Virgin Islands
Group C: Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Anguilla
Group D: Guadeloupe (*), Turks & Caicos Islands, Sint Maarten (*)

Below is the schedule of the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League.

Stage/Round/Dates

Qualifying

Matchday 1 -> 6–11 September 2018
Matchday 2 -> 11–16 October 2018
Matchday 3 -> 16–20 November 2018

Group phase

Matchday 1 & 2 ->2–10 September 2019
Matchday 3 & 4 -> 7–15 October 2019
Matchday 5 -> 11–19 November 2019

Final championship

Semi-Finals & Finals -> 23–31 March 2020

Keynotes -

Guatemala was suspended by FIFA in October 2016, and therefore was ineligible to enter qualifying after missing the entry deadline of 1 March 2018.

* - Full CONCACAF member, but not a FIFA member.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2019, 12:34:36 AM »
T&T vs Martinique on Sept 6 opener.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


T&T So­ca War­riors will play away to Mar­tinique on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 6 in its open­ing match in Group C of League A of the in­au­gur­al CON­CA­CAF Na­tions League which will al­so fea­ture Hon­duras.

The Den­nis Lawrence-coached So­ca War­riors ranked 93rd as of April 4, will then host the French-speak­ing Caribbean Is­land on Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 9 in the re­turn en­counter be­fore host­ing 61st world ranked Hon­duras on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 10, then play­ing the Cen­tral Amer­i­cans away on Sun­day, No­vem­ber 17 to com­plete round-robin pool play.

The six teams which par­tic­i­pat­ed in the fifth round (hexag­o­nal) of the 2018 FI­FA World Cup qual­i­fi­ca­tion re­ceived au­to­mat­ic en­try in­to the CON­CA­CAF Na­tions League A and were joined by the top six fin­ish­ers in 2019-20 Con­ca­caf Na­tions League qual­i­fiers last week­end to form League A.

In ad­di­tion to T&T, the World Cup quar­tet of Hon­duras, Pana­ma, Cos­ta Ri­ca and Mex­i­co, as well as the USA, were the oth­er au­to­mat­ic Na­tions League A qual­i­fiers.

When the draw was made for the group stage in March, Lawrence speak­ing then stat­ed: It’s a very good draw and even play­ing field for all as in the mod­ern game there are no strong or weak teams. It makes for an ex­cit­ing and hope­ful­ly en­ter­tain­ing Na­tions League for all.”

The draw ­self in­clud­ed teams sep­a­rat­ed in­to three pots of four teams each, based on the No­vem­ber 2018 Con­ca­caf Rank­ing, with one coun­try from each pot pulled to make up Na­tions League A Groups A, B, C and D.

The Group Phase for each league is a round-robin, home-and-away for­mat which will play out dur­ing the course of the Sep­tem­ber, Oc­to­ber and No­vem­ber FI­FA in­ter­na­tion­al dates in 2019.

At the end of the round-robin com­pe­ti­tion, the four group win­ners from League A will ad­vance to the Fi­nal Cham­pi­on­ship, where a se­mi­fi­nal and fi­nal will be played dur­ing the March 2020 FI­FA in­ter­na­tion­al dates to crown the 2019-20 Con­ca­caf Na­tions League cham­pi­on.

Ad­di­tion­al­ly, the League A and B teams which fin­ished last in their groups will be rel­e­gat­ed to the low­er league, while the group win­ners in Leagues B and C will be pro­mot­ed to the high­er league for the next edi­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion.

The four League A group win­ners will qual­i­fy to the Na­tions League fi­nal cham­pi­on­ship, to be played in March 2020, which will de­ter­mine the cham­pi­on of the new com­pe­ti­tion.

The four last-placed teams in each group will be rel­e­gat­ed to League B for the next edi­tion of the tour­na­ment.

League B will con­sist of the next 16 teams from qual­i­fy­ing, which fin­ished from 7th to 22nd.

The league will con­tain four groups of four teams. The four group win­ners will be pro­mot­ed to League A, while the four last-placed teams in each group will be rel­e­gat­ed to League C for the next edi­tion.

League C will con­sist of the re­main­ing 13 mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions, the teams which fin­ished 23rd to 34th in qual­i­fy­ing, along with Guatemala who did not en­ter qual­i­fy­ing.

The league will con­tain four groups, with three groups of three teams and one group of four teams. The four group win­ners will be pro­mot­ed to League B for the next edi­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion.

2019 Con­ca­caf Na­tions League:

League A:

Group A: USA, Cana­da, Cu­ba

Group B: Mex­i­co, Pana­ma, Bermu­da

Group C: Hon­duras, T&T, Mar­tinique

Group D: Cos­ta Ri­ca, Haiti, Cu­ra­cao

League B:

Group A: French Guiana, St Kitts/Nevis, Be­lize, Grena­da

Group B: El Sal­vador, Do­mi­ni­can Re­pub­lic, St Lu­cia, Montser­rat

Group C: Ja­maica, Guyana, An­tigua & Bar­bu­da, Aru­ba

Group D: Nicaragua, Suri­name, St Vin­cent & The Grenadines, Do­mi­ni­ca

League C:

Group A: Bar­ba­dos, Cay­man Is­lands, Saint Mar­tin, US Vir­gin Is­lands

Group C: Bonaire, Ba­hamas, British Vir­gin Is­lands

Group C: Guatemala, Puer­to Ri­co, An­guil­la

Group D: Guade­loupe, Turks & Caicos Is­lands, Sint Maarten

Concacaf Nations League Infographic

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2019, 09:13:10 AM »
Bermuda ???

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2019, 05:00:22 AM »
We playing any games before we go into this tournament? Or we going in stupid again.

Martinique is a boss side.

Allyuh wait.

We better take this serious.

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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2019, 03:56:45 PM »
We playing any games before we go into this tournament? Or we going in stupid again.

Martinique is a boss side.

Allyuh wait.

We better take this serious.



Ever since I been following football( in the mid 60s) playing Martinique has always been competitive. They will be much better because of the french born players.

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Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2019, 12:48:23 PM »
Panama has determined that the brothers Dely Valdes will better serve the national interest in charge of the U17s and U20s. They've brought in Américo Gallego out of retirement. To lend a bit of institutional knowledge and Panamanian perspective, El Tolo will be assisted by Blas Pérez and Rolando Escobar.  He is a coach with firmly established attacking convictions and a legacy of trophies. On top of that, he transmits calm and is a great personality.

I listened to an interview he did last year in which he recounts an incident involving Ariel Ortega (Ortega and Jardel went out on the town, Ortega made it to practice but not to the field ... was dead-on-arrival asleep in the dressing room ... Tolo told him he wasn't playing him in the following game versus Arsenal. Ortega told him, "if I'm not playing, I'm not coming" ... Ortega did not play despite being present and persistently cussing Gallego). A lil later in the segment, Ortega shares that Gallego was the best coach he ever played for.

El Tolo Gallego is a winner. Big probing move by Panama.

Yet, dare we even compare Dely Valdes' work with PAN to DL's with T&T? How do we define ambition? The one with the better showing on balance is out of his job, the other one is staying put.
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