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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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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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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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Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

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

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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 

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With England adventure over, David Edgar excited to be part of Forge for CPL Finals

After a busy last few years, centre back David Edgar is excited to be back in Canada, as he and Forge take a narrow lead into the second leg of the first-ever CPL Finals.  There was a rush of excitement in Hamilton over the weekend.  As they both convened at the aptly named Tim Hortons Field for a few days, Forge FC and Cavalry’s players … Continue reading With England adventure over, David Edgar excited to be part of Forge for CPL Finals

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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