News broke this morning that the Canadian Premier League is headed to Saskatchewan, with the league announcing an agreement in principle with Living Sky Sports and Entertainment to bring an expansion club to Saskatoon.
With the league teasing the news on Thursday night on social media, the Canadian soccer community went into an immediate frenzy.
— CanPL (@CPLsoccer) March 12, 2021
The guesses were put to bed at 10 a.m. Central Time, when the country learned where exactly this next expansion team is headed.
Here’s all the best from the Canadian soccer community’s social media reaction to Friday’s news.
It seemed like fans spent all morning on Twitter…
— Stuart Mac (@ottleti) March 12, 2021
At last, though, the news emerged.
Saskatchewan *finally* gets its #CanPL club. Huge news. https://t.co/Ln4UXC95bE
— Peter Galindo (@GalindoPW) March 12, 2021
Voices from around the CPL chimed in to welcome Saskatchewan into the fold:
Welcome to the party @LivingSkySport1 and Saskatoon.
Congratulations to Al and his partners. https://t.co/FB4KhCaAbE
— Angus McNab (@gusmcnab) March 12, 2021
Brilliant… congrats to everyone involved. A fantastic addition that creates another close (By Canadian standards) rival for FCE and Valour. https://t.co/I5czFjdpaD
— Jeff Paulus (@jeff_paulus) March 12, 2021
Welcome to the club! Looking forward to the road trips.#canpl #cavsfc #saskisreadyforcpl #pilsner #wheatpool pic.twitter.com/WRobCP1vpB
— Foot Soldiers (@footsoldierssg) March 12, 2021
Think there’s a ton of potential here. And a soccer-specific home of their own is massive. Congrats to everyone in Sask. #CanPL https://t.co/mESIb2JTBl
— Oliver Platt (@plattoli) March 12, 2021
Finally, the #CanPL is coming to Saskatchewan! Having lived there, Saskatoon is the perfect city for the league. If you want to see what type of atmosphere to expect, take a look at the NLL’s Saskatchewan Rush. https://t.co/ygmLrwx8XE
— Ryan Brandt (@Ryan_Brandt) March 12, 2021
The banter is beginning already…
We're excited to continue the tradition of Manitoba sports teams winning in Saskatchewan.
Welcome to the league, Saskatoon! https://t.co/SFA10lKZn7 pic.twitter.com/HiKcb27veK
— ValourFC (@ValourFootball) March 12, 2021
Great news for Saskatchewan football fans. Congratulations to all involved. It's a level plain field now in the #CanPL! https://t.co/IDxzRUcc0w
— AFTN (@aftncanada) March 12, 2021