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Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

Nearly a month after they kicked off their 2020 season, the Canadian Premier League is wrapping things up this weekend, as Forge FC takes on the Halifax Wanderers in the final of the ‘Island Games’ on Saturday. Here is what both sides had to say ahead of that game, as they held a media day on Friday.  It’s been a sprint all the way through, … Continue reading Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

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Strong Finish: Pacific FC grind out ‘character’ victory over FC Edmonton to move on to 2nd round at ‘Island Games’

Thanks to some last gasp magic from Marco Bustos, Pacific FC were able to advance to the second round of the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ on Sunday, as they beat Edmonton by a score of 2-1 in a must-win game. Here is our recap.  With their season on the line, their marquee offseason signing came up big.  Up against the ropes against an already-eliminated … Continue reading Strong Finish: Pacific FC grind out ‘character’ victory over FC Edmonton to move on to 2nd round at ‘Island Games’

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Coastal Rollercoaster: Pacific FC, Halifax Wanderers combine for entertaining 2-2 draw in ‘Island Games’ coastal clash

Pacific FC and Halifax Wanderers combined for an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening match clash at the ‘Island Games’ on Saturday, giving each team 1 point heading into their second set of games. Here is our post-match report from this one.  While there has yet to be a victory so far, you can’t say that it hasn’t been entertaining.  For the third straight game … Continue reading Coastal Rollercoaster: Pacific FC, Halifax Wanderers combine for entertaining 2-2 draw in ‘Island Games’ coastal clash

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Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

In our first edition of ‘Island Introspections’, a column looking at the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ tournament, we look at the first day of action from P.E.I., where 2019 finalists Forge FC and Cavalry FC put up a show.  The Canadian Premier League is back! Nearly 300 days after the league put a wrap on its 2019 season, they finally kicked off their 2020 … Continue reading Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

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CPL is Back: Previewing all 8 Canadian Premier League teams ahead of the ‘Island Games’

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’

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Island Invitation: The Canadian Premier League announces 2020 return with ‘Island Games’ return-to-play plan

The Canadian Premier League announced it’s 2020 return-to-play plan on Wednesday, by revealing the ‘Island Games’, their special tournament that will be held in Charlottetown, P.E.I starting on August 13th. Here is a breakdown of the tournament, including some comments from CPL commissioner David Clanachan, after the league made its big announcement earlier on Wednesday.  Canada’s top domestic men’s soccer circuit has finally announced its … Continue reading Island Invitation: The Canadian Premier League announces 2020 return with ‘Island Games’ return-to-play plan

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‘I want to score more’: After breakout 2019 season, Pacific FC’s Terran Campbell looking for 2020 encore

As the Canadian Premier League slowly starts to return to training, in preparation of a potential return, we got the chance to speak with Pacific FC forward Terran Campbell, as he took the time to chat with us about his breakout 2019 season, his goals for the future, the CPL, Black Lives Matter and more. Here is that interview, as we get a chance to … Continue reading ‘I want to score more’: After breakout 2019 season, Pacific FC’s Terran Campbell looking for 2020 encore

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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