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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

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Forging his way: The flexible Elimane Cisse providing value to Forge after a unique path to CPL

After Forge’s historic CPL season, where they eventually lifted the ‘North Star Shield’ as Champions, we take a look at Elimane Cisse, the versatile Forge midfielder that we got to speak to during the finals.  When things don’t go as planned, you can be excused for wanting to look back. Shortly after his team had won a hard-fought 1st leg of the Canadian Premier League … Continue reading Forging his way: The flexible Elimane Cisse providing value to Forge after a unique path to CPL

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Honour Roll: Forge and Cavalry once again steal the show at Canadian Premier League Awards

The first-ever CPL Awards ceremonies happened in Toronto on Tuesday. Here are how things broke down, with some comments from a couple of the winners, as the CPL gathered to celebrate a big first year.  After a season of firsts, it was a good chance to celebrate.  On a sunny afternoon in downtown Toronto, the Canadian Premier League conducted its first-ever Awards ceremony. With 6 … Continue reading Honour Roll: Forge and Cavalry once again steal the show at Canadian Premier League Awards

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Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League

With the release of the CPL Centre Circle DATA! this week, we decided to dive in and attempt to calculate adjusted save percentage numbers across the league, allowing us to get a better idea of who stood out in goal this season.  Goalkeepers were the flavour of the day in the CPL Finals. The brand-new Canadian Premier League recently wrapped up proceedings with their first-ever … Continue reading Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League

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CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

Ahead of Forge’s victory over Cavalry in the CPL Finals, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Johan Albert. Having spent over 2 decades coaching in France, he brought some interesting insight to the Hamilton-based side, and he shared some of that with us here.  It’s a position with demands unlike any other.  Visually, they stand out right away. Dressed in a different kit than their 10 … Continue reading CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

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Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

Before the 2nd leg of the CPL Finals kicked off, we got a chance to speak with Marco Carducci at Media Day in Calgary. Here is what the former Whitecaps man had to say.  After the busy year that Marco Carducci has had, you could excuse him for thinking that things have gone by fast.  “It’s been a bit of a blur, right?” he said … Continue reading Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

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After whirlwind rookie pro season, Triston Henry on top of CPL mountain with Forge victory

Shortly after he had lifted the trophy for the first time, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Triston Henry. Here are is post-match thoughts, as he completed a rollercoaster of a first-ever professional season.  After a season of highs and lows, they managed to finish at the peak of the Canadian Premier League’s first season.  Against the best offensive squad, the aptly named Cavalry FC, Forge … Continue reading After whirlwind rookie pro season, Triston Henry on top of CPL mountain with Forge victory

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What to take away from Forge’s victory over Cavalry in first-ever CPL Finals 

Forge FC emerged victorious on Saturday, becoming the first-ever CPL champions, as they put an end to a fun first season of Canadian Premier League action.  It was a day of firsts, and also a day of learning.  Forge FC was crowned inaugural CPL Champions on Saturday, as they dropped Cavalry by a score of 2-0, earning the privilege to be the first team to … Continue reading What to take away from Forge’s victory over Cavalry in first-ever CPL Finals 

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Forge rise over Cavalry to claim ‘North Star Shield’, putting an emphatic end to CPL Finals 

As the second leg of the CPL Finals shifted to Calgary, it was unsure who would come out on top, with only a narrow 1-0 Forge lead separating the teams. And after a hotly contested 90 minutes, where momentum swung both ways, it proved to be Forge, who rode a strong performance to become inaugural champions of the CPL.  It wasn’t as drawn up, but … Continue reading Forge rise over Cavalry to claim ‘North Star Shield’, putting an emphatic end to CPL Finals 

Gabriel Bitar, Cavalry’s First Overall Pick Reflects on CPL Experience

Gabriel Bitar is technically in two finals this weekend, one where he will be playing, and one where only his name will be present. How is this possible? Bitar is a member of the Carleton University Ravens, as well as Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League. After two successful years with Carleton and an elite performance at the 2018 U Sports national soccer tournament, … Continue reading Gabriel Bitar, Cavalry’s First Overall Pick Reflects on CPL Experience