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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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Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

With the opening of the MLS Free Agent period this week, we analyze some potential names that the Vancouver Whitecaps could look at, as they aim to acquire some MLS Experience ahead of 2020.  MLS’s Free Agent Period opened earlier this week, giving out of contract players aged 28 and older, with 8+ years of MLS, experience under the belt, a chance to find a … Continue reading Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

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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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CanMNT Watch: Bayern’s Lewandowski steals the show in historic UCL clash between Alphonso Davies and Milan Borjan 

Some Canadian Men’s soccer history was made on Tuesday, as Alphonso Davies and Milan Borjan met in Champions League play, the 1st time that two Canadians had ever faced off in the competition.  A small piece of Canadian Men’s soccer history was made in Serbia.  For the first time in Canadian’s Men’s National Team history, two Canadian Male players faced off in a Champions League … Continue reading CanMNT Watch: Bayern’s Lewandowski steals the show in historic UCL clash between Alphonso Davies and Milan Borjan 

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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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Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

After looking at Adjusted Save Percentage back in August, as we looked to see how good Max Crepeau had been for the Whitecaps, we revisit the concept, as MLS teams prepare to make moves this offseason.  Back in August, we took a stab at trying to see how good Maxime Crepeau had been for the Vancouver Whitecaps up to that point in the season, by … Continue reading Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

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It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

With the 2019 MLS season now officially finished, the Vancouver Whitecaps can turn their attention to start making moves. As they begin that process, here are some things they can takeaway from Sunday, as they can begin their wheeling and dealing as early as Monday. For Whitecaps fans, it’s finally all over.  After a tough 2019 MLS season, the offseason is finally here, as the … Continue reading It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

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MLS: Seattle Sounders take round 3 over Toronto FC in 2019 MLS Cup Finals 

It was a day of 3s for Seattle on Sunday.  In their third MLS Cup Final, the Seattle Sounders managed to win their 2nd MLS Cup, beating Toronto FC 3-1 in front of 69 000 fans. After dispatching FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake and LAFC en route to this clash, they were clinical in the final, riding a wave of Toronto dominance before finding 3 … Continue reading MLS: Seattle Sounders take round 3 over Toronto FC in 2019 MLS Cup Finals 

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CanMNT watch: Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich cruise in first game without Niko Kovac 

After a run of starts domestically for Bayern Munich, Alphonso Davies got his first start in the Champions League Wednesday, as he and teammates cruised to a 2-0 victory at home.  Bayern Munich started life without departed manager Niko Kovac on Wednesday, as they took on Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday. With interim manager Hansi Flick at the helm, it was a good … Continue reading CanMNT watch: Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich cruise in first game without Niko Kovac