Look. Being a fan of the most successful team in CanPL history is probably a blast. I can't say because I am here as an unbiased professional (Just kidding, it totally is). But there is so much more to the professional soccer community in Canada right now. So here is my attempt to to highlight … Continue reading Taking Initiative: All Winners Aren’t Always on the Pitch
Tag: Canadian Championship
‘Caps conquer the Occasion, York Bows Out
York United certainly won't make excuses for itself after a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Canadian Championship quarterfinal, but if it had to, there would be options aplenty. While York was not as short-stringed as they were in this fixture last year, barely putting the puzzle pieces together just to field an … Continue reading ‘Caps conquer the Occasion, York Bows Out
Steel Your Nerves in the Hammer: Forge’s PK Curse is Broken
Watching warm-ups before the game, both sides looked the same. Loose and confident. But the reality set in when you peeked a little closer, the picture came into focus. Ottawa has struggled to start the season. And seems to be getting worse. With draws against Wanderers and Valour followed up by a loss to an … Continue reading Steel Your Nerves in the Hammer: Forge’s PK Curse is Broken
York Earns Quarterfinal Berth in a Gritty Canadian Championship Match
In the first-ever meeting between York United and Vancouver FC, the stakes could not be higher. The opportunity to host giants Vancouver Whitecaps was on the line in what would be a massive moment for both clubs. Once the dust settled, it was York who came out of it victorious - but only just. They … Continue reading York Earns Quarterfinal Berth in a Gritty Canadian Championship Match
Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
OneSoccer’s draw was an exciting affair. It feels big time to have a (mostly) proper draw, where almost anything can happen, to help sell the Romance of the Cup. Having some big names in Canada Soccer circles, Terry Dunfield and Tossaint Ricketts drawing the balls that set up the matches was a nice touch. And … Continue reading Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
How to Make the Canadian Championship Better
With the strike of Tristan Blackmon‘s right foot, the Vancouver Whitecaps won the 2022 Voyageurs Cup, and thus, brought the curtain down on a very entertaining Canadian Championship. From HFX playing in Guelph, to a dog fight between Cavalry and Vancouver, the competition this year had plenty of great moments. Going into 2023, the Canadian … Continue reading How to Make the Canadian Championship Better
Whitecaps Become Canadian Champions For Second Time
They needed penalties, and it wasn't without drama, but when Tristan Blackmon slotted his penalty into the back of the goal, the Vancouver Whitecaps became Canadian Champions for the first time since 2015, and for the second time in franchise history. A Whitecaps Canadian Championship record 24,307 fans packed into BC Place for the match, … Continue reading Whitecaps Become Canadian Champions For Second Time
Canadian Championship Team of the Week – Round 2
The second round of the Canadian Championship kicked off on Tuesday night, where we had an exciting matchup between teams in the CPL and MLS. York United remains as the only CPL team to come out of the second-round win after beating Pacific FC in penalties. Calvary also pushed penalties on MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps, … Continue reading Canadian Championship Team of the Week – Round 2