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

Adding More Expansion Teams To The CFL, CPL and CEBL 

Funnily enough, since the first time we published an article like this, two of the possible cities I suggested did indeed get teams! In the Canadian Elite Basketball League, (CEBL) both Calgary and Vancouver will have teams for the 2023 season. No promises about replicating such good fortune, but here’s hoping! Same as before, here… Continue reading Adding More Expansion Teams To The CFL, CPL and CEBL 

Solidarity Now: How Close Is The CPL To A CBA?

If you are the type to look for signs, there were a few to be seen recently on the Canadian soccer labour front. Marcel DeJonge was thanked by Drew Beckie on Twitter for his service, as family issues called him to vacate his seat as PFACan President. Then I came across news that International Labour… Continue reading Solidarity Now: How Close Is The CPL To A CBA?

Full Credit Extended to FCE

One team is trying to clinch a playoff spot and give themselves a chance to win the league. The other playing out the string, auditioning individually for jobs next year and keeping up their pride. In the end, that cancelled them out. It is easy to say that Forge should have won this game. They… Continue reading Full Credit Extended to FCE

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

Forge vs Pacific: Nothing to See Here

Selling your best player mid-way through the season is a bad idea. I think every fan on the West Coast is aware of this. The way the players on the pitch reacted to what looked, at first, like a Jordan Brown goal says it all. Please…Let us have found a partial replacement. But no, it… Continue reading Forge vs Pacific: Nothing to See Here

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

Groundhog Day: Winnipeg Woes for Forge

Two games in one week versus the same foe, and the result was the same as it ever was. Why can't Forge beat Valour lately? Part of the reason is that Valour is really good right now. The other is that old chestnut, "styles make fights." Forge plays possession-based footy. They pass the ball around… Continue reading Groundhog Day: Winnipeg Woes for Forge

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

Discretion Was the Better Part of Valour: Shut Out in the ‘Peg

Well, Valour got the job done so a tip o' the cap to them. They only had to hit the net once to win, but what a hit it was. Matteo de Brienne took a Sean Rea cross and absolutely smashed it on the volley. A beautiful goal that came seemingly out of nothing. But… Continue reading Discretion Was the Better Part of Valour: Shut Out in the ‘Peg