The Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ get going this week in Charlottetown. In this, we take an in-depth look at each of the 8 participants in this competition, as they all look to fight for the ‘North Star Shield’, starting this week. Nearly 300 days after they concluded their 2019 season, the Canadian Premier League is finally back for 2020. With the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ … Continue reading CPL is Back: Previewing all 8 Canadian Premier League teams ahead of the ‘Island Games’
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
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
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
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
It didn’t go as planned for Pacific FC coach Michael Silberbauer on Sarurday. Neither did it a week before against the Cavalry. But he and his players know that if they are to make a run for the fall season title, it will be by focusing only on what’s directly ahead of them. That happens to be a trip to Ontario to take on York9 … Continue reading After disappointing start to Fall season, Pacific vow to take it “one game at a time”.