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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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Flurry of Action: Erice gone, Didic and Gutierrez in, what’s it all mean for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

With the Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy this week, bringing in 2 players, while shuffling one out, we analyze the 3 moves for the club, as they ramp up their activity heading into the start of their MLS preseason.  Much like the snow that dogged the lower mainland recently, the moves seemed to come in a flurry of action in Vancouver late this week. The start … Continue reading Flurry of Action: Erice gone, Didic and Gutierrez in, what’s it all mean for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

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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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Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer’s January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

With Canada Soccer releasing their squad for the upcoming January Men’s National Team friendlies, which now include a pair of clashes against Barbados, we look at how those games affect their Hex chances, and how this camp will be important for Olympic qualifiers, which are later in 2020. It promises to be a busy start to the new year for Canada Soccer. After news came … Continue reading Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer’s January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

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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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Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more 

In this edition of Thursday Thoughts, we open things up for a mailbag, as we set out to answer some burning questions that were sent to us ahead of today.  Welcome back to another edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’, a column where we look to take a look around at what’s going on in the Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and CPL world. Today, we open things up … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more