In Memoriam: FC Edmonton 2019

December 3, 2019 Dylan Matthias 0

Tiki-taka has never had a home in northern Alberta. It must be something about the climate, the culture, or the city relative to, say, Barcelona, that just prevents entertaining football.

In Memoriam: Valour 2019

December 2, 2019 Dylan Matthias 0

I dreaded writing this one. Valour fans should probably dread reading it. Because boy, were there some lows this season for Valour. There weren’t many highs, either, but neither was the whole quite so bad as it sometimes seemed.

In Memoriam: Wanderers FC 2019

November 26, 2019 Dylan Matthias 0

No team in the Canadian Premier League has received as much coverage for what’s happening off the field–in a good way–than Halifax Wanderers FC. No team has received less coverage about what’s happening on the field, which is a pity, because this team is legitimately fascinating.

CanPL 2019: In Memoriam

November 20, 2019 Dylan Matthias 0

There were a million ways this whole endeavour could have failed even in year one. That it not only survived but succeeded is nothing short of a Canadian soccer miracle.

Bent, Ruby, and more from the 2019 USPORTs draft

November 12, 2019 Dylan Matthias 0

The inaugural CanPL/USPORTs draft presented a completely clean slate. Draftees were actually the first players formally affiliated with the new clubs, and many went on to have a lot of success. That, in turn, increased both expectation and attention for the 2019 draft.

USPORTs Semi-final: Cape Breton v. Montreal

November 8, 2019 Dylan Matthias 0

while Cape Breton are the “home” team, this is very much a road game, in what could easily have been a final had the draw panned out differently. Cory Bent, Charlie Waters, and Peter Schaale were getting a lot of love after yesterday’s display, but this will be their key test.