The 2022 Canadian Premier League season is finally upon us, and in celebration of the league’s fourth campaign kicking off, CanPL.ca’s Kristian Jack and Charlie O’Connor-Clarke got together for a full in-depth preview show.
They went team by team, starting out east with HFX Wanderers and finishing on the west coast with the champs Pacific FC, breaking down what’s new with each of the CPL’s eight clubs and hearing from the head coaches and key players from each team.
KJ and Charlie start with the Wanderers (8:19) and hear from Stephen Hart and João Morelli. They move on to a new-look Atlético Ottawa side (22:37) and chat with Carlos González and Nathan Ingham before heading to York United (40:11) as Martin Nash and Max Ferrari share their thoughts on the Nine Stripes in 2022.
Bobby Smyrniotis and Tristan Borges appear to chat about Forge FC (56:04), followed by a segment on Valour FC featuring Phillip Dos Santos and returning defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste (1:14:44). They head to Alberta next to talk about an intriguing FC Edmonton side and hear from both Alan Koch and Shamit Shome (1:29:28), then move on to their Al Classico foes Cavalry FC as Tommy Wheeldon Jr. and Elijah Adekugbe appear to share their outlook on the new season (1:42:50).
Finally, the champions close things out, as both James Merriman and Pa-Modou Kah join the CanPL Newsroom hosts to break down the coming year on Vancouver Island (1:57:47).