The eyes of the Canadian soccer world are on Hamilton this weekend, as Forge FC hosted Cavalry FC in Leg 1 of the inaugural Canadian Premier League Finals.
Saturday’s match saw Forge take a 1-0 lead heading into next week’s return leg in Calgary, with Tristan Borges beating Marco Carducci late in the first half (after the Cavs keeper saved his penalty attempt minutes before).
We also saw two controversial red cards, with both Cavalry’s Joel Waterman and Borges for the home side sent off, meaning they’ll be suspended for Leg 2.
On a wild day for the CPL, here’s the best of how soccer Twitter reacted to the spectacle at Tim Hortons Field.
All eyes on Hamilton across the country, including those of FC Edmonton coach Jeff Paulus.
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Opinions were split on Joel Waterman’s red card, but not on Marco Carducci’s stunning save…
Tristan Borges’ 45th-minute goal was wonderful in both of Canada’s official languages.
It was Borges in the spotlight again in the second half, but for a different reason…
Opinions were, again, split.
Plenty left to play for in Leg 2.
Ultimately, a positive result for the home side, but it’s not over yet.
We’ll do it all again next week, this time in Calgary. Who will be crowned the first-ever CPL champion?