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Canadian Premier League return to training: Week 8 in photos

CanPL.ca Virtual Newsroom pours over the recently-announced CPL 2020 season and what we can expect from The Island Games. Watch in full here.


It was a big week in the Canadian Premier League – but you already knew that.

The CPL announced on Wednesday the launch of the The Island Games, a multi-stage competition to be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, that involves all eight teams, and kicks off on Aug. 13 and concludes in September.

All matches will be played behind closed doors in a sequestered environment at UPEI Alumni Field in Charlottetown with the five-substitute rule in effect. The opening game will be a rematch of Finals 2019 with Forge FC facing Cavalry FC on Aug. 13. Every match from The Island Games will air live on OneSoccer.

Also this week, all eight away kits were unveiled, with Macron producing a blacked-out “City Edition” for each club. You can find those here.

Oh, and training continued on, now into its eighth week. Here’s what it looked like from the ground.


RELATED READING: 2020 CPL regular season: The Island Games


P.E.I. preparations continued in Edmonton

FC Edmonon training. (FC Edmonton)
FC Edmonon training. (FC Edmonton)

Full-contact training is back – and Atlético Ottawa’s enjoying it

Atlético Ottawa's Antoine Coupland, Francisco Acuña, and Kunle Dada-Luke battle for possession. (Atlético Ottawa)
Atlético Ottawa’s Antoine Coupland, Francisco Acuña, and Kunle Dada-Luke battle for possession. (Atlético Ottawa)

Forge FC’s Kwame Awuah bakes in sweltering heat

Kwame Awuah (Forge FC).
Kwame Awuah (Forge FC).

Admittedly, it’s hard to imagine “bad vibes” when a 2020 CPL season is just around the corner…

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Valour FC’s new centre back partnership of Andrew Jean-Baptise and Chakhib Hocine lookin’ mean

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 Cavalry FC coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. offering the best “The Island Games” hashtag yet