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.
It’s finally here–week 1 in CanPL. Here’s a preview of the weekend ahead for Halifax and the other three teams involved.
Dreadful news for the Canadian Premier League this week: Marcel de Jong is out for the year. Rumour says it’s an achilles injury, which tends to be freak bad luck.
Six weeks before kick-off against Halifax Wanderers, Pacific are left with a very make-shift backline and fans are left without one of the more exciting, proven players in the league.