In the latest episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, hosts Marty Thompson, Charlie O’Connor Clarke, Kristian Jack, Benedict Rhodes, and Emily Wilson recap a monumental week in Canadian soccer, including in the ever-exciting chase for the playoffs in CPL action.
Oh, and there are many Oasis puns coming your way – just a warning!
First up is Cavalry FC and HFX Wanderers’ 0-0 draw (5:23) that could have ended 5-0. The gang asks, simply, how the Cavs failed to grab three points in a crucial race for home-field advantage come playoff time. Also, how about that Kieran Baskett save?
Next up was York United’s frustrating draw to FC Edmonton (17:30). What’s going on with fifth place York and, you know we needed to talk about Easton Ongaro!
An “Emily game” if there ever was one, Pacific FC’s 3-2 thriller of a win over Valour FC (24:01) left the five-piece purring and asking if PFC can play all four of their attacking starlets in Josh Heard, Alejandro Diaz, Marco Bustos, and Terran Campbell.
Next up was Forge FC and their dominant season-sweeping win over Atlético Ottawa (37:15) ahead of their big Concacaf League match at midweek. A first CPL start for Omar Browne paid off for Hamilton.
Finally, the gang had to relish Canada’s men’s win over Panama in 2022 World Cup qualifying (45:01). What does the Alphonso Davies goal mean for the country’s men’s program going forward?