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

The Rivalry: Final Regular Season Edition

Sorry for the delay, illness got in the way. The latest edition of Forge vs Cavalry played out in the most Forge/Cavalry fashion possible. A one-goal game (which tracks, because there has only been one game ever that wasn't). Red cards. Tommy used Wheldon-ese in the post-game presser to non-criticize officials. And like more often… Continue reading The Rivalry: Final Regular Season Edition

And Just Like That, The CPL Playoff Race Is Wide Open

On August 21st, Valour were held to a 1-1 draw at home to bottom of the table FC Edmonton, leaving their playoff hopes on a knife edge. It was the third time in as many games against the Eddies that they had dropped points to the leagues eighth best team (in an eight team league)… Continue reading And Just Like That, The CPL Playoff Race Is Wide Open

Top Ten Rivalries In Canadian Sport

Canada is a sports nation, and as such loves its rivalries with as much passion and excitement as anywhere in the world! With many sports are prominent in Canada such as Hockey, Soccer and Football, and numerous factors go into making each rivalry special. It was difficult to pick just ten rivalries, but without further… Continue reading Top Ten Rivalries In Canadian Sport

CPL Three Quarter-Season Power Ranking

We’re officially on the business end. The season is seventy-five percent complete, and the race for playoffs and seeding is only heating up! A lot can happen in seven games, and we’ve seen teams form dramatically collapse, off-the-field moves shaking things up, and teams who are more than happy to play spoiler. So as we… Continue reading CPL Three Quarter-Season Power Ranking

3 Winners and 3 Losers 20 Weeks Into the CPL Season

With less than ten games to go, we’re officially at the business end of the season. Teams are becoming officially eliminated, teams will soon be securing playoff spots and at the same time fine-tuning their squads ahead of the playoffs. As we head into this final stretch, let’s take a look at the winners and… Continue reading 3 Winners and 3 Losers 20 Weeks Into the CPL Season

Recognizing the Need for a CPL Players Association

The Canadian Premier League is well into its fourth season, and like snowflakes, fingerprints, and my excuses for missing deadlines, no two are the same. First, we had the spring and fall/Clausura e Apertura season with a two-legged final (yay Forge!). Then we had the Island Games, First Round, Second Round, and Forge Round. And finally,… Continue reading Recognizing the Need for a CPL Players Association

The Perceived Bias of the ComeOn! Match of the Week

The ComeOn! Match of the Week is the marque match for the week on the streaming service One Soccer. The match of the week is unique compared to the other matches, as it gets an in-studio pre-game show, a play-by-play announcer, a colour commentator, an in-studio half-time show, and an in-studio post-game show. Compared to… Continue reading The Perceived Bias of the ComeOn! Match of the Week

Cavalry Best Forge In Round 3 of Rivalry Matchup

Ugh, that sucked. Well, I mean for Forge fans, anyway. For the Cavs faithful it was a new shining moment in the league's best rivalry. And for neutrals, a window into why Forge and Cavalry hate each other so much. This one had a little bit of everything. An early goal, a late equalizer, and… Continue reading Cavalry Best Forge In Round 3 of Rivalry Matchup

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