This game is always hyped up, but it’s almost always worth it. It’s the second game of the day, but the first real match-up of the 2023 CanPL season.
Deep in every position, Forge should be champions again. But can they turn around a worrying trend off the field?
Forge are really, really good. So let’s talk about Canadian development systems instead.
The 2020 season is over already, but did you expect Wanderers to be in the final? It’s alright, neither did I.
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.
When you have a tournament, this is the kind of game it’s about. Both Forge and Cavalry need a result, plus it’s Forge and Cavalry–by far CanPL’s best rivalry so far.
Wanderers have looked good enough in this tournament that it’s easy to forget how much of a surprise it is for them to be in the second round.
Forge haven’t looked quite right, but they still have four points, and Wanderers are in for a test. Follow along from 8:30PM.
Forge are still favourites even in a tournament setting, largely down to the coaching of Bobby Smyrniotis.
Here we all are at the end of the road. This afternoon (or tonight, on CBC), somebody gets the keys to the castle.