The game doesn’t matter in the standings, but [narrative] form matters heading into any final, and Pacific will be playing with a lot of pride. [/narrative.]
Pacific are the team that always upsets Cavalry. If they do it here, they’ll have a real chance of making the final.
Pacific were never actually that bad in 2019. That’s a surprise, because they started the season with a bare minimum roster of mostly Whitecaps cast-offs.
Someone had to go first, and so it falls to Pacific FC, somehow appropriately, to become the first Canadian Premier League club to fire a coach.
Amongst a string of games that don’t really matter comes one that does. All season, Wanderers’ main story has been the support off the field rather than the play on it, and tonight is a chance to indulge that in a way that doesn’t feel like a distraction.
Wanderers return to the scene of their first-ever loss, and draw Pacific’s first full-strength line-up since then. Hendrik Starostzik is back, Kadin Chung is back, and Terran Campbell is scoring.
Well, that was fun.