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    Canadian Championship Quarterfinals: What does this mean for the CanPL?


    The Quarterfinals have passed and only 4 clubs remain in the Canadian Championship. The battle for the Voyageurs Cup has lead to some fantastic ties, and with only more excitement to come, it can only get better.

    Being in its inaugural year the Canadian Premier League (CanPL) clubs are getting their first taste of cup action, and their first swing at the Voyageurs Cup. With three CanPL clubs making it to the quarterfinals, they did not disappoint.

    York9, Cavalry FC, and HFX Wanderers had the rest of the league at their backs. They put on a spectacle and proved their worth against MLS and USL clubs. But what does this mean for the CanPL? Is it the beginning of something special, or just a flash in the pan?

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    • We should all be so lucky to be "imprisoned" by playing a sport for 6 figures.
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    • I don’t care if he goes to MLS, I think Vancouver is a waste.
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    • https://northerntribune.ca/halifax-wanderers-2019-re-signings/  
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