Author: Iain Leitch

Grading the World Cup Groups

Grading the World Cup Groups

With the World Cup starting on November 20th, it's time to give each group a letter grade from A to F on how competitive the group will be, how watchable the group will be, and predict a winner, a loser, and who might be a surprise upset in each group.  Group A:  Qatar - 50 … Continue reading Grading the World Cup Groups

Which Stadium Is Easiest To Win At

Which Stadium Is Easiest To Win At

One way to gauge how interesting/entertaining a league is to see how many goals are scored during the regular season. For the most part, the more goals that are scored, the more entertaining a game is, at least for many fans (sorry, lovers of defence). This can also be said that the more goals per … Continue reading Which Stadium Is Easiest To Win At

Canadian Premier League Award Winners

Canadian Premier League Award Winners

The Canadian Premier League had its awards show tonight, where the winners of the six awards were announced. The awards up for grabs are the Best Canadian Under-21 Player, Goalkeeper of the Year, Defender of the Year, Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Golden Boot, and Players’ Player of the Year.  Three players/coaches … Continue reading Canadian Premier League Award Winners

A Deep Dive Into CPL Attendance

A Deep Dive Into CPL Attendance

The 2022 Canadian Premier League was the first “real” season that the league had with 8 teams, and the first full season since Covid-19 started in 2020. Since then we have had the Island Games in 2020 where no one was in attendance and a half bubble/half-regular season for 2021, where some fans stayed away … Continue reading A Deep Dive Into CPL Attendance

Atlético Ottawa Sweep Season-Series Against HFX Wanders

Atlético Ottawa Sweep Season-Series Against HFX Wanders

Atlético Ottawa beat HFX Wanders 2-1 on a gorgeous day in Halifax. Saturday marked the fourth time the two teams met, and with the win, Ottawa wrapped up their season-series sweep over the Wanderers, winning all four games. In the series, Atlético outscored HFX 8-3, including a 3-2 win in August on a game-winning goal … Continue reading Atlético Ottawa Sweep Season-Series Against HFX Wanders

Atletico Ottawa Clinch a Playoff Spot With Win Over Cavalry

Atletico Ottawa Clinch a Playoff Spot With Win Over Cavalry

Atletico Ottawa is the first team of the 2022 CPL season to qualify for the playoffs, with a strong 3-1 win over Cavalry. This is also the first time in Ottawa’s short history that they have made the playoffs, after finishing at the bottom of the table last season, and then not doing well in … Continue reading Atletico Ottawa Clinch a Playoff Spot With Win Over Cavalry

Atlético Ottawa Sign Two Players to Development Contracts

Atlético Ottawa Sign Two Players to Development Contracts

Atlético Ottawa announced yesterday August 31st, 2022 that they had signed 2006-born defender Gabriel Carvalho and 2005-born midfielder Omar Darwish to Canadian Premier League Development Contracts for the remainder of the season. Both players are products of the West Ottawa Soccer Club, that had been identified through the Atlético Madrid Development Program. Both of these … Continue reading Atlético Ottawa Sign Two Players to Development Contracts