Canadian Premier League announces 2019 Championship format

Toronto, ON – (June 21, 2019) – With the first half of the Canadian Premier League season (Spring Season) coming to an end on July 1, 2019, the CPL is pleased to announce the 2019 CPL Championship format.

The 2019 CPL Championship will be a two-legged, home-and-away aggregate score format with away goals rule in effect. The winner of the Spring Season will play the winner of the Fall Season* over two weekends: October 26 – 27, 2019 and November 2 – 3, 2019.  The winner of the Fall Season will choose whether to host the first or second leg of the Championship.

At the completion of the competition, the winner will be awarded the first Canadian Premier League Championship trophy to be unveiled in the near future.

“This will be another historic moment for the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural season,” said David Clanachan, Commissioner, Canadian Premier League. “We are excited for our clubs, the players, our fans and supporters to bring an exciting final to two cities this fall.”

Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s professional men’s soccer league that debuted on April 27, 2019. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, the CPL is a league for Canadians, by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast.

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Should the Spring Season winner also win the Fall Season, the second team with the best overall record for both seasons will be declared the recipient of the Fall berth.