The Centre Circle LIVE! crew has returned one final time to rank the CPL’s seven clubs after a final round of Fall season action.
As always, the team has submitted their own takes on this table, creating a subjective ranking that will be repeated and published every week. These rankings were not reset between the Spring and Fall.
1. Cavalry FC (11-5-2)
Last week: No. 1
Cavalry FC ends at the top after
. It’s only fitting Cavalry, who has been in and out of first place all season, closes out on top, even if they clinching the Fall season title on Saturday at midweek – lost to Finals 2019 opponent Forge against their Al Classico rivals with some bonus goals thrown in was quite the rebound. Now their focus turns to Saturday against… a late surge to win
2. Forge FC (11-4-3)
Last week: No. 3
Poor Forge FC.
, the Hamiltonians blanked the best team in the league and gave themselves a shot at the Fall title. Watching from home on the final day, the Finals-bound Forge saw Cavalry take the crown with a late breakthrough, leaving them second in the CPL standings and on this final set of power rankings. Will they have the momentum or Leg 1, when they’re Beating Cavalry FC at midweek at the back? without Dom Samuel and Bertrand Owundi
3. York9 FC (7-2-9)
Last week: No. 4
York9 drop from their season-high of second spot last week, landing where they finished in the Fall standings.
to the league-worst Wanderers wasn’t great, but it came off the heals of two back-to-back 4-0 victories, including Dropping their Fall closer off the back of exceptional performances from a one-way experience midweek against Valour Who saw York9, a team that scored nine goals in the Spring season, improve in the attacking third so much? Ryan Telfer and the CPL’s only ironman Luca Gasparotto.
4. Pacific FC (5-5-8)
Last week: No. 5
The first CPL club to make a coaching change,
a day before their Fall closer against Valour – a match Pacific FC parted ways with Michael Silberbauer . A change, they won pretty convincingly or the occasion of a CPL regular-season finale sparked the Tridents, enough to send them up the standings. a speech from interim head coach James Merriman
5. HFX Wanderers FC (3-8-7)
Last week: No. 5
Who saw this coming?
in their final attempt away to York9 FC. Better late than never for Stephen Hart, who The Wanderers earned their first road win with goals from Juan Diego Guiterrez and Kodai Iida. A crescendo to the last place side’s otherwise disappointing Fall season. enjoyed a heartfelt weekend
6. FC Edmonton (4-6-8)
Last week: No. 7
A loss to Al Classico rivals wasn’t a great way to end things for the Eddies, but there were positives.
midweek against Pacific FC, They ended their 10-match unbeaten run and had they finally scored against Cavalry from young Prince Amanda. Jeff Paulus and co. have a lot to look forward to in 2020. some promising performances
7. Valour FC (5-4-9)
Last week: No. 4
final match-week Suffering back-to-back , Rob Gale’s Valour tumble to the bottom to finish 2019. Valour’s 28 points from 28 games isn’t the worst run, per se, but with a talented squad, Gale’s side is clearly multi-goal defeats to stay competitive down the stretch. lacking a fighting spirit
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