Clubs play every week, many days a year, and few games are critical.
Usually official national team games are, and there are fewer of them.
If the Iceland friendly was on a webcast or web tv the same time as a Barcelona pre-season match, I would choose Canada. If Canada were playing a friendly same day as Barça-Madrid, then the club, as there are only two of those a year.
What is especially surprising about RPB's website and even U-Sector though less is that in general the level of discussion is terribly low, they don't even discuss the games or the players, there is a huge amount of fawning, flip asides, 12 word observations, cheerleading, and locker room banter. Logistical matters are VERY important. I have gone frequently to try to get a real view of how fans are seeing the game, certain matches I am interested in, and you just don't find it, there is no comparison with what happens here discussing Canada play.
I understand we are all excited about having a professional soccer team we can identify with, but this is bordering the ridiculous. Many in Europe and Latin America put their Club ahead of their country, but for many it's the other way around. The reason for choosing club is that the fans identify with the decades of history and how their club was born out of their community. In Barcelona for example, they'll put Barca ahead of the Spanish National team. But you have to consider the political situation that the club, nationalism and soccer in general has played into that community and culture. We, frankly. don't have the right to make such bold alliances. In Canada, unless you support the Impact, Country should come first.
I think that people need to understand that at the moment, the MLS season is over. It's kinda hard to talk about matches and potential results when you gotta wait 5 months for the next game. FIFA and the CSA, on the other hand, don't have an off-season.
So it's kinda invalid to compare the status and content of the RPB and U-Sector forums to the Voyageur forums when you consider that we are dealing with the various activities of a season, whereas you deal with those of a year.
For the record, both the Red Patch Boys and U-Sector forums operate boards specifically for Canadian National team information. But without any major upcoming functions in the near future, it's not surprising that even those forums are quiet at the moment.
^^ The posts above yours are from six months ago
canada got soccer club,wow this is awesome man.