It has all gotten very real for Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos.
Away From The Numbers (AFTN) chatted with the gaffer after his side were drawn in the expanded Canadian Championship which, in 2019, will featurea record number of teams and matches thanks to the inclusion of Canadian Premier League clubs.
“It looks like a Canadian Championship now,” Dos Santos told AFTN. “A Canadian Cup. In the past there were three teams that started, then four, and now you have a lot of teams that can dream about achieving something.”
The tournament will kick off May 15 with first-leg, first-round matchups between Vaughan (League1 Ontario) and HFX Wanderers, Cavalry FC and Pacific FC and AS Blainville (PLSQ) and York9 FC.