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

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

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

Mark Noonan “Believes In Edmonton”

On Thursday afternoon, the Canadian Premier League announced the appointment of their second-ever commissioner, Mark Noonan. Noonan, who is also slated to become the CEO of Canada Soccer Business, ends the league's months-long international search for a new commissioner, and as such, will inherit some of the CPL's biggest problems. Perhaps the most pertinent of… Continue reading Mark Noonan “Believes In Edmonton”

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

Atlético Ottawa Vs. FC Edmonton: A Fan’s Experience

A fan's experience at home games is always important, a good experience keeps fans coming back, and gets new fans through the gates. In comparison, a bad experience can drive away fans from the team. The fan experience at Atlético Ottawa games is often times a good one. From the quality of play on the… Continue reading Atlético Ottawa Vs. FC Edmonton: A Fan’s Experience

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

Ranking the CPL Logos

The Canadian Premier League is still in its infancy stages after starting to play for the 2019 season. It started with seven teams, and with a ninth team being added next season, they have seen steady growth having expanded to eight for the past three seasons. Those eight teams have put their mark on the… Continue reading Ranking the CPL Logos

The Double Edge Sword of CONCACAF Champions League Expansion

In June 2022, CONCACAF officially unveiled their new Champions League format, starting in 2024. From that season on, the Canadian Premier League will have two allocated spots in the competition, with both the regular season league winners and overall CPL Champions qualifying for the first round of the Champions League. In the event a team… Continue reading The Double Edge Sword of CONCACAF Champions League Expansion