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

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

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

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

5 CPL Players Who Could Move to MLS

In the first four years of the CPL, we have seen three players make the jump to MLS. The first player come after the inaugural season in 2019, with Joel Waterman being bought by CF Montreal from Cavalry FC for $82,000. Since then, we saw Toronto FC bring in two defenders from Pacific FC after… Continue reading 5 CPL Players Who Could Move to MLS