In the latest episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, hosts Marty Thompson, Charlie O’Connor Clarke, and Kristian Jack are joined by OneSoccer’s Adam Jenkins for a thorough run-through of this weekend’s games in the Canadian Premier League.
First up is HFX Wanderers FC’s narrow 1-0 win over FC Edmonton (2:30) as Joao Morelli’s goal papered some cracks for the playoff hopefuls at Wanderers Grounds. How will Halifax play to their home advantage and why did Edmonton talisman Easton Ongaro get subbed out as the side looked to get a point?
Next was Atlético Ottawa’s triumphant 3-1 win over Cavalry FC (15:01) led by captain Drew Beckie who returned from an extensive layoff to score in just the second minute. The gang dissects Ottawa’s all-around performance, that Dylon Powley saves, and Cavalry’s continued issues in front of goal.
Pacific FC and Forge FC’s heavyweight bout (28:31) came up next, with Hamilton’s 2-1 win bringing praise from the Newsroom. What to make of Forge’s “circle” formation and what’s next for the two-time champions as Concacaf League looms Tuesday.
Finally, the gang closes with York United’s 2-1 win over Valour FC (38:58) and their new coach, Phillip Dos Santos. Is York for real playoff contenders and what do we make of Winnipeg having shed coach Rob Gale?