In the latest episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, Charlie O’Connor Clarke, Benedict Rhodes, Marty Thompson, and Brady Reid delve through Canadian Championship, CanPL, and Concacaf League action in one vibey chat.
First stop is Atletico Ottawa’s euphoric 2-1 win over HFX Wanderers FC (1:49) as 12,000+ fans enjoyed the club’s first home match ever – over 16 months since the club was first founded. Charlie debates whether this could be a turning point for the battle-hardened side and, of course, takes a check on #MistaVibes and the future of the M&M&M Boys.
Forge FC’s “lights-out” Concacaf League performance was also ripe for banter as Hamilton dispatched CD Fas of El Salvador 3-1 (7:17) in the first leg. Is Tristan Borges back in a big way? Also, what can we expect in leg two on Tuesday?
Cavalry FC was next to be gushed over with the side trampling FC Edmonton (15:01) 2-0 in the opening match of the 2021 Canadian Championship. Brady theorizes why Cavalry’s back three has worked so well and offers praise to Karifa Yao, Cavalry’s “false left back.”
Up next was Marty’s precious “Nil Nil Report” (20:01) as the gang recapped both scoreless draws from midweek – Cavalry vs. Pacific FC and Edmonton vs. Valour – before teeing up this week’s CanChamp tilts.