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The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss soccer from more of a global standpoint, as parts of the world find themselves close to returning to play after this COVID-19 related hiatus. They analyze how the return of some of those leagues, such as South Korea’s KLeague, can impact … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

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Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

Many of Canada’s top young soccer players fall through the cracks once they reach 18. In this, we explore why that happens, and what is being done to change it. There is a hole in Canadian soccer player development. Many of the country’s top players are apart of academies operated by teams in Major League Soccer, although few make it to the pinnacle of their … Continue reading Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

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The Third Sub Episode 10: The need for a CPL Players Union, Anthony Blondell, MLS plans and more

Welcome to our 10th episode of the Third Sub! We’re very excited to have hit double digits in episodes for our show, and we hope to continue and ramp up our audio content as the year progresses along. In this 10th episode, Alex and Sam take a step back and dive into some more serious topics, as they discuss the Anthony Blondell situation that has … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 10: The need for a CPL Players Union, Anthony Blondell, MLS plans and more

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“Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

Before the world was shaken by the global outbreak of COVID-19 over the last week, teams in the Canadian Premier League were getting set to embark on their 2nd-ever season. We spoke to the head coach of one of those teams, Bobby Smyrniotis of Forge FC, who shared several interesting insights about his team and the league heading into year 2. For someone who’s only … Continue reading “Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

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‘A little taste’: Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco aiming to make left side a ‘strong side’ for Forge in 2020

After doing well as a left-sided partnership in the 2nd half of the first-ever CPL season, Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco are looking to take another step forward in year 2, as the two best friends get set to help Forge repeat as CPL champions in 2020. During the 1st season of the Canadian Premier League, a couple of trends quickly emerged. One of those … Continue reading ‘A little taste’: Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco aiming to make left side a ‘strong side’ for Forge in 2020

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“We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

The 2019 CPL Champions, Forge, kicked off training camp this week. Here is a report from their camp, where spirits are high, the mentality is good and bright things appear to be on the horizon are on a team that is expected to be among the league leaders once again in 2020. After setting the bar high in year 1, they want to keep on … Continue reading “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

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The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

In the last 10 days, Pacific FC has made 3 solid signings, bringing in 2 former Ottawa Fury players, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere and Jamar Dixon, last week, before adding 2019 CPL standout, Marco Bustos, this Thursday. Here is a look at what these 3 can bring to the Island in 2020. Pacific FC may have just acquired their X-Factor.  After weeks of rumours surrounding a possible … Continue reading The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

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Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

Pa-Modou Kah was offically announced as Pacific FC’s second-ever head coach on Tuesday, as he looks to advance the ‘Play Your Kids’ movement one step further on the Island. Here is what he had to say on his first day on the job.  After a 3 month search, Pacific FC have found the new face of their youth movement.  With rumours swirling around his potential … Continue reading Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

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Sources: Cavalry FC’s Joel Waterman moving to Montreal Impact in a historic move for CPL

Joel Waterman has been sold to the Montreal Impact, BTSVancity has learned.  The 6’2” centre back is close to reaching an agreement with the MLS-side, multiple sources have indicated to BTS, which would mark another landmark move for the Canadian Premier League. Waterman was drafted by Cavalry in last year’s USports Draft out of Trinity Western University, and quickly became a foundation of their inaugural … Continue reading Sources: Cavalry FC’s Joel Waterman moving to Montreal Impact in a historic move for CPL

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Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

With Pacific FC announcing the return of 6 of their core young players for the 2020 Canadian Premier League season, we take a look at what to expect from those re-signed pieces, as well as see what’s next for the Island club this offseason. The youth movement will continue to blossom on the Island in 2020.  After a slow start to the offseason, Pacific FC … Continue reading Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters