As soon as I hit post on the AUS season preview, I knew large parts of it would be wrong. Some of this was just my doing it rather quickly, and some of it is the nature of university soccer.
The only team that really won this week in university soccer were the Holland College Hurricanes, whose name seemed less of a reach.
There’s news off the top this week, with Forge assistant coach Peter Reynders being suspended for 45 days by Canada Soccer for racial abuse in the Voyageur’s Cup.
A year ago, Terran Campbell was an obscure prospect you only knew about if you were a hard-core Voyageur or really into Canadian Football Manager sims. Now he’s leading the Canadian Premier League in scoring.
I did not enjoy my Saturday as much as I was expecting. Maybe you had the same experience?
Everybody’s talking about Canadian wonder goals this week. In keeping with the grizzled sea captain shtick I’ve got going on here, the contrarian in me thinks all three weren’t all that. Let’s evaluate.
It’s becoming painfully obvious how the schedule is taking its toll on the players. Some of it is, quite literally, pain: while exact numbers are hard to pin down, every team is missing at least three or four guys off a 23-man roster. Stars like Dominique Malonga and Elimane Cissé limped off this week, too.
In keeping with the climate in much of Canada, the Canadian Premier League simply bypasses summer straight on its way to fall.
We’re back after a slow cup-centric week with a boatload of Canadian Premier League action. But it doesn’t involve Wanderers–boo!