In the latest episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, the CanPL.ca editorial crew of Kristian Jack, Charlie O’Connor Clarke, Benedict Rhodes, and Marty Thompson take in a late night edition of the podcast… Moments following Forge FC’s 2-0 win over Cavalry FC at IG Field (2:02).
The gang start by returning to Forge’s return to championship form, starting with reigning Player of the Year Kyle Bekker and his two-goal performance. Has Bobby Smyrniotis’ side dispelled any early worries? Or what does the “bubble experience” in Winnipeg have to do with their killer instinct as two-time defending champions.
Up next is York United’s 2-1 win over Valour FC (15:50) which saw the long-awaited return of fans to Canadian professional soccer stands. Unfortunately for the hometown Valour faithful, it was Jimmy Brennan’s side who captured all three points with their talented young players catching the eye of the Newsroom crew. Which one of York’s under 21 players, who lead the Jones Deslauriers/Navacord U-21 Minutes Leaderboard by quite a margin, have impressed the most so far; Lowell Wright, Isaiah Johnston, Cedric Toussaint, or someone else?
Finally, the Newsroom closes with Pacific FC’s 1-0 dismantling of Atlético Ottawa (29:36), specifically Marco Bustos and Kadin Chung’s brilliant combination up the right-hand side. Bustos’ brilliance led to the match’s lone goal and led Kristian, rightfully so, to ask: how do you stop him?