From signing soon-to-be-released Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Agüero, to playing a pandemic-safe season in bubbles – no, like bubble soccer – Canadian Premier League clubs showed ambition, if anything, for April Fools Day on Thursday.
First off, Forge FC joked Bobby Smyrniotis had shaved off his iconic beard, offering a sobering mock of what a clean-shaven gaffer would look like.
Down the road, 905 Derby rivals York United are hard at work, uh, preparing for the CPL season with some innovative ideas, including bubble soccer and a long-awaited safe-standing section.
“The key thing for us was spotting a gap in the market and absolutely nobody was doing this,” York President and CEO Angus McNab claimed. “When we talk about marginal gains in elite sport, this is what we mean. Find the untapped resource. And for us that’s body bubbles.”
HFX Wanderers announced the signing of assistant coach Mesut Mert to a player contract. The goof struck a bit too close to some, considering the 42-year-old played two seasons for the Montreal Impact 16 years ago.
Finally, Cavalry FC announced the signing of Sergio Agüero, who is set to depart English Premier League side Manchester City as its all-time goalscorer. Seems like Spruce Meadows is a logical place for his next step, no?