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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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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

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Forge and Cavalry both ready to ‘enjoy the occasion’ in first-ever CPL final

With the first leg of the Canadian Premier League Finals now just around the corner, Cavalry and Forge trained at Tim Hortons Field on Friday, as they prepare to do battle in the first-ever CPL championship round. On the last day before the inaugural Canadian Premier League Finals kicked off, both teams, Cavalry and Forge, convened at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field for Media Day. More … Continue reading Forge and Cavalry both ready to ‘enjoy the occasion’ in first-ever CPL final