I didn’t want to write this one.
Is Valour a Rob Gale team, or a dos Santos team? Either way, the rebuild might be close to paying-off.
Forge are really, really good. So let’s talk about Canadian development systems instead.
Atlético Ottawa has managed to assemble a steady roster of Canadians in need of (another) chance, but also need to identify a core group to take them forward.
Is this the year Wanderers finally break thirty goals? It’s up to Akeem Garcia to make that happen after a season to forget in 2021.
The Canadian Premier League is back, in spite of a winter riddled with pandemic challenges and self-inflicted wounds. What really matters is that fans will be able to watch Canadian professional soccer live again.
York’s roster is a mish-mash of emergency fill-ins and unproven kids, yet another change of direction in a club that’s been nothing buy, little more than the leftover glitter of the last of the evening’s tech demos.
Forge are Forge, but without Novak, who will score that big, scrambly goal in the big game? It’s all on Mo Babouli now, it’s fundamentals all the way.
Valour in 2020 were better because they played very defensively. Now, Rob Gale is trying to build from the wings. It’s all very old, British, and full of drama.
At the beginning of a new charge forward, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. has tweaked the strategy, honed the tactics and the timing. And it still may not be enough.