Stock photo. Airplanes in gate at Halifax's airport.

Midwinter Off-season Update

January 18, 2020 Dylan Matthias 0

Right. I’ve been off for a while, and so was the Canadian Premier League for most of the first part of January 2020. Some relatively minor stuff happened before Christmas, but it wasn’t until this week things started moving.

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.