What can Forge FC and Cavalry FC do for an encore?
That’s the main question after a wild and entertaining Leg 1 of the Canadian Premier League Finals last week saw Forge earn a 1-0 win at home. Now the teams are ready for the rematch.
Leg 2 of Finals 2019 kicks off Saturday with Cavalry welcoming Forge to ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows in Calgary (3:00 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. MT, on OneSoccer). The match will be also be replayed on CBC late night after Hockey Night in Canada.
Some of the CPL’s brightest stars will be on display in Saturday’s rematch as Forge and the Cavs do battle to become the first team to win the North Star Shield.
Who are the key players to watch? How will the coaches approach this game? Will home-field advantage tip the scales?
CanPL.ca answers these questions and many more, and has you covered with our in-depth preview coverage of Leg 2 of Finals 2019…
An incredible six months now behind us, we’ve arrived at the final match of the CPL’s inaugural season. Leg 2 of the Canadian Premier League Finals goes down in Calgary on Saturday, where hosts Cavalry FC will try to overturn the 1-0 deficit they conceded to Forge FC in Hamilton last week. || FULL STORY
For a man who will have the services of the CPL’s top scorer in Leg 2 of Finals 2019, after it was in doubt for much of the week, Forge FC coach Bobby Smyrniotis was playing it cool when asked about the return of Tristan Borges. || FULL STORY
Forge isn’t letting the occasion disturb their process; it’s all business for a fully-focused team that Bobby Smyrniotis hopes will make history by sticking to what they do best – winning. || FULL STORY
Laid-back Cavalry striker Dominique Malonga has seen plenty of big days in his club career, whether in Italy, France, Scotland or Greece. But this latest journey is an opportunity for he and his teammates to make history. || FULL STORY
Did you ever wonder how Tommy Wheeldon Jr. came by his keen fashion sense? Or why the Cavalry FC coach speaks his mind in such a frank manner? Or why he approaches the game from a tactical perspective that differs from the norm. Well, wonder no more. || FULL STORY
For two Forge players, Dominic Samuel and Bertrand Owundi, who missed Leg 1 through suspension – a red card and caution accumulation, respectively – it was a unique, not-entirely-pleasant experience cheering their side on from the stands, aside from the result. || FULL STORY
Throughout the season, if there’s been one absolute about the Cavalry, it’s been that no one, absolutely no one, can match the Calgary side’s dominance on the wings. But that wasn’t the case in Leg 1. || FULL STORY
To cut through the usual talking points of away goals and tactical analysis, we present some alternative talking points around Finals 2019 – thoughts that have hovered around the main discourse that are still worth mentioning. || FULL STORY