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Centre Circle Live! The Official #CanPL Podcast

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Introducing Centre Circle LIVE! – The Official Podcast of the Canadian Premier League.

Join CanPL.ca’s editorial team every week to discuss the latest and biggest talking points in and around the Canadian soccer world, including the CPL, Canadian Championship and Canada’s national teams. Plus, plenty of insightful interviews with CPL players and coaches, the odd game of trivia and much more! Subscribe on Apple Podcastsfollow on Spotify or check out the RSS feed.


Listen to this week’s episode below.


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Personalities


Armen Bedakian – Associate Editor

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What can be said about Armen Bedakian that hasn’t already been written about in tabloids all across Armenia?

The intrepid reporter got his start in the fast-paced world of soccer media covering Toronto FC for MLSsoccer.com, before switching tracks and joining the writing team over at theScore. When word of a Canadian league reached his ears, Bedakian jumped at the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream of telling Canada’s soccer story.

The rest, as they say, is history … much like Chelsea’s hopes in the Champions League if Eden Hazard joins Real Madrid, a truth that Bedakian won’t shut up about when the topic turns to his treasured Blues.

You can follow Armen Bedakian on Twitter (@ArmenBedakian).


Marty Thompson – Digital Content Editor

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Marty Thompson is a former broadcaster and reporter from London, Ont. who now serves as the Digital Content Editor of CanPL.ca.

Thompson has been covering League1 Ontario and other grassroots levels of the Canadian game for eight years, and is a longtime fan of Derby County, thus demonstrating character traits like patience and empathy in spades. He’ll need it when dealing with his two co-hosts in the middle of a particularly heated discussion or two (or 10).

Thompson plays a ton of Football Manager. He’ll try not to incorporate it into his analysis (no promises), but, in true rural Ontario fashion, the Lion’s Head, Ont. native would also like to apologize in advance.

You can follow Marty Thompson on Instagram (@Marty.CanPL).


Charlie O’Connor-Clarke – Contributor

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Charlie O’Connor-Clarke has been writing about soccer in Canada ever since his Grade 7 coach told him he’d be more useful off the pitch.

His first foray into soccer media was covering U SPORTS footy at Western University, and he first began writing about the CPL at Canadian soccer blog Waking the Red. He’s since joined the CanPL crew to help document Canada’s league.

O’Connor-Clarke’s long-awaited debut on CCL! came just hours after his beloved Aston Villa beat Marty’s Derby County to return to the English Premier League, but they’ve since moved past that testy start.

You can follow Charlie O’Connor-Clarke on Instagram (@charliejclarke).