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

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

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

HFX Not Happy With Referee’s Decision In Loss to Ottawa

In stoppage time, Samuel Salter scored what everyone inside TD Place Stadium thought would the final goal of the contest on a penalty. It would have sent the HFX Wanderers back to Halifax before their weekend game against Pacific with one point, after coming back from down 2-0 in the second half, but there was… Continue reading HFX Not Happy With Referee’s Decision In Loss to Ottawa

Atlético Ottawa Take Chaotic and Controversial Victory Over HFX

Chaos. That is one of the few words that come to mind when thinking about Atlético Ottawa's 3-2 win over the HFX Wanderers on Wednesday night at TD Place. Two goals were scored in stoppage time, one coming off a penalty awarded to HFX to tie the game, before Ottawa reclaimed the lead for good… Continue reading Atlético Ottawa Take Chaotic and Controversial Victory Over HFX

Forge FC Drop the Hammer On HFX Wanderers In 1-0 Victory

Another day at the Coffee Grounds, another victory. Ho hum. Saturday’s professional victory over HFX Wanderers wasn’t just more of the same, however. It was something better, something bigger. First off, there were some similarities to previous games. A Forge FC stalwart was awarded a collector’s jersey for his 100th appearance – congratulations Alexander Achinioti-Jonsson. Woobens Pacius… Continue reading Forge FC Drop the Hammer On HFX Wanderers In 1-0 Victory

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