In the latest episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, the CanPL.ca editorial crew of Kristian Jack, Charlie O’Connor Clarke, Benedict Rhodes, Marty Thompson, and Brady Reid return to recap the Canadian men’s national team’s 4-1 win over Haiti and the Gold Cup and discuss a low-scoring week in Canadian Premier League action.
Cyle Larin (twice), Stephen Eustáquio, and Junior Hoilett found the net for Canada in a win that, in reality, was much more nervy for the Canadians than expected. The gang dissects the performance, including troubles at the back, as John Herdman and co. gear up for a group stage closer with the United States (Sunday 5 pm ET on OneSoccer).
First up in CanPL action was Valour FC’s 1-0 win over Atletico Ottawa, with a Moses Dyer penalty giving the hometown heroes a nine-point lead atop the standings as The Kickoff draws to a close. Kristian gives kudos to CanPL.ca Player of the Week Jonathan Sirois, who earned a CanPL record fifth straight clean sheet.
Forge FC’s 1-0 win over FC Edmonton followed after. While Mo Babouli scored the only goal from the penalty spot, it was still a veteran performance from Bobby Smyrniotis’s side, which is battling through an injury crisis.
Up next was one of two scoreless draws on the week between HFX Wanderers FC and Pacific FC. Marty and Brady discuss Halifax’s snakebitten forward core, whether they should be considered playoff contenders, and much more. Plus, what happened to Marco Bustos?
Finally, the Newsroom covers a particularly scrappy affair between Cavalry FC and York United that ended scoreless. Jimmy Brennan’s group, dubbed the “draw masters” of CanPL, shoutout Cavs and left Tommy Wheeldon Jr. calling on some Filippo Inzaghi-related advice to end their four-match scoreless drought.