Apr 27, 2019; Hamilton , Ontario, CAN; Hamilton Forge midfielder Tristan Borges (19) battles to get past York 9 midfielder Kyle Porter (19) in the second half of a Canadian Premier League soccer match at Tim Hortons Field. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports for CPL
OneSoccer rebroadcast: Forge FC vs. York9 FC – Relive the CPL’s ‘Inaugural Game’
OneSoccer hosted a special watch party on Saturday, April 11 featuring the 2019 Canadian Premier League season opener when Forge FC faced off against York9 FC in the “Inaugural Game” from last April 27.
If you weren’t among the 17, 611 fans at Tim Hortons Field on that sunny and crisp afternoon in Steeltown, you got a chance to relive the game and watch the 905 Derby rivals play to an entertaining and historic 1-1 draw that put the CPL on the sporting map in Canada.
Remember that heartfelt rendition of “O Canada” sung by supporters in the stands? The special pre-game ceremony? Ryan Telfer’s early opening goal for York9? Kadell Thomas’s second-half equalizer for Forge?
Saturday, April 11 was to mark the official kickoff of the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season. While it is disappointing that the start of the CPL’s second campaign has been postponed, the league remains committed to connecting and entertaining its community of fans.