The Canadian Premier League seasons starts this weekend. Here’s what you need to know–every team, nearly every player, and predictions aplenty.
FC Edmonton will be trying new things with new players… and a few old vets. Dive into the next generation in the season preview.
Wanderer’s Ground may be festive, but on the pitch, Halifax will be hard to beat. Stephen Hart has built a balanced, gritty squad as capable of frustrating opponents as dictating a game.
Jim Brennan is famous for his time in England. Will he lead York 9 the same way he played? Or is something else at play given York’s trio of star midfielders?
Rumour had it Diego Forlan might land in Winnipeg. Not so, and Valour still have some questions in attack. Can Rob Gale answer them with a back three?
Pacific FC have an identity, but the plan to implement it might be coming up against the realities of recruitment and injuries. Can Pacific overachieve with a young, makeshift roster?
Calgary Foothills have had an upgrade. Now playing out of historic Spruce Meadows, and supplemented by some veteran talent, Cavalry FC could challenge in CanPL.
Forge are everybody’s favourites. Sometimes that can mean a long way to fall from expectations. On paper, this is the best team in the league, but tactical questions linger.
Kit launches are less important than player signings, I don’t care what the readership stats say. Fortunately, seems like Wanderers understand this, dropping two signings to distract from the shiny shirts.