Atlético Ottawa midfielder Malyk Hamilton. (Atlético Ottawa)
Return to training, Week 3: New faces join CPL club preparations
Week 3 of the Canadian Premier League’s return-to-training program is in full-swing as all eight clubs enjoy a pre-season environment under the summer sun.
But, with CPL Commissioner David Clanachan recently hinting that a truncated 2020 season is coming, the attention towards training has never been stronger – any competitive edge will be needed.
All players are, of course, still adhering to health protocols and keeping their distance from each other to avoid the spread of COVID-19. But things are approaching normalcy – even for goalkeepers.
Clubs are also building rosters, including Atlético Ottawa, who introduced Malcolm Shaw to the fold this week.
Here’s what training looked like in Week 3 – masks and all.
Sun in an empty stadium. Valour FC players get a few laps in at IG Field
Atlético Ottawa’s Malyk Hamilton is determined as return-to-training approaches Week 4
Cavalry FC’s Nathan Mavila prepares to change directions during training
York9 FC’s Chris Manella fires a shot on Nathan Ingham
Safety first for Pacific FC goalkeeper Nolan Wirth
Atlético Ottawa’s Malcom Shaw poses after signing with the club
HFX Wanderers FC’s Alex De Carolis unleashes a shot