As much as Forge have experience in the final, it’s on them to adapt to Wanderers’ pressure that can and has disrupted their build-up play.
Jimmy Brennan recreates another iconic moment in Toronto sports, Forge skirt the U21 quota, and more from Week Three at the CanPL Potato Cup.
It’s CanPL. Cavalry and Forge are good, and the rest of the teams are fighting for the two spots left over. With varying degrees of success, mind.
If you missed a game in CanPL this weekend, it probably ended 2 – 2. If you want more detail than that, read on.
Mostly, I try to sleep through February. But this is a brave new world: soccer in Canada. Transfer drama! (At least, transfer drama if you count Marco Bustos to Pacific, which I do.)
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.
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.
Halifax Wanderers have released most of the club’s 2019 players, but expect to re-sign some in the coming weeks, subject to the cap and the team’s recruitment plans.
Usually I write obituaries for the teams that are out, but the playoff race this year was a non-event so let’s not bother rehashing all of that and cut straight to the games that matter.