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  1. Dan Baldwin also does round-table wrap-ups of L1O. His latest was released this morning: https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/l1o-expect-the-expected/
  2. Some of those photos still look a little rough. Hopefully they get everything in place before kick-off. I like the sound of a lot of facilities going up nearby (boxing gym, climbing gym, etc). Should be a great way to really grow the area, and all these different facilities should dovetail together quite well. Definitely need to get back out there to see it in person sometime.
  3. It was a long and treacherous road for Rob Gale’s Valour FC throughout June and July, when key player Michael Petrasso missed out on 7 consecutive league matches through injury. In those 7 matches, Valour picked up a measly 2 points, plummeting to the bottom of the Spring season table, and giving them a less-than-impressive start to the Fall season as well. It became clear in the first few weeks of the season that Petrasso is Valour’s ‘X-Factor’. He assisted the clubs first ever goal, scored their first ever goal at home, assisted the only goal in a win against Edmonton, and caused problems for the opposition every time he stepped onto the pitch. You would expect nothing less from a Canadian international, though. The former Queen’s Park Rangers and Toronto FC youth product was by far the biggest signing made by Valour ahead of their inaugural Canadian Premier League season, and he became one of just a handful of players league-wide who had represented Canada at senior international level. Throughout his career, Petrasso has made a name for himself as a “chameleon”-type player, who is able to fill in at multiple positions across the pitch whenever required. This trend has continued with Valour, as Petrasso has been used as a right-back, left-winger, right-winger, attacking midfielder, and a centre-forward in a front 2, throughout his minimal appearances for the team. Last season with Montreal Impact in the MLS, Petrasso was used solely as a right-back. His desire to play in more attacking roles led him to the CPL, to work with his former Canada U20 manager, Rob Gale. --- Read more on the NSXI Network
  4. It was a long and treacherous road for Rob Gale’s Valour FC throughout June and July, when key player Michael Petrasso missed out on 7 consecutive league matches through injury. In those 7 matches, Valour picked up a measly 2 points, plummeting to the bottom of the Spring season table, and giving them a less-than-impressive start to the Fall season as well. It became clear in the first few weeks of the season that Petrasso is Valour’s ‘X-Factor’. He assisted the clubs first ever goal, scored their first ever goal at home, assisted the only goal in a win against Edmonton, and caused problems for the opposition every time he stepped onto the pitch. You would expect nothing less from a Canadian international, though. The former Queen’s Park Rangers and Toronto FC youth product was by far the biggest signing made by Valour ahead of their inaugural Canadian Premier League season, and he became one of just a handful of players league-wide who had represented Canada at senior international level. Throughout his career, Petrasso has made a name for himself as a “chameleon”-type player, who is able to fill in at multiple positions across the pitch whenever required. This trend has continued with Valour, as Petrasso has been used as a right-back, left-winger, right-winger, attacking midfielder, and a centre-forward in a front 2, throughout his minimal appearances for the team. Last season with Montreal Impact in the MLS, Petrasso was used solely as a right-back. His desire to play in more attacking roles led him to the CPL, to work with his former Canada U20 manager, Rob Gale. --- Read more on the NSXI Network View full record
  5. The Voyageur's Cup semi-finals are complete, and so is the preliminary round of the 2019 CONCACAF League. The field of potential Canadian Premier League teams to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League halved this month, with only 1 side surviving an increasingly congested schedule to advance to their next round of competition. Voyageur's Cup Update Cavalry FC faced off against their 2nd MLS opponent, Montreal Impact, in the Voyageur's Cup semi-finals. Unlike the glacial melt caused by the Whitecaps' tire fire, the Impact have been on-and-off all season in the MLS, and promised a more difficult challenge. --- Read more on the NSXI Network.
  6. The Voyageur's Cup semi-finals are complete, and so is the preliminary round of the 2019 CONCACAF League. The field of potential Canadian Premier League teams to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League halved this month, with only 1 side surviving an increasingly congested schedule to advance to their next round of competition. Voyageur's Cup Update Cavalry FC faced off against their 2nd MLS opponent, Montreal Impact, in the Voyageur's Cup semi-finals. Unlike the glacial melt caused by the Whitecaps' tire fire, the Impact have been on-and-off all season in the MLS, and promised a more difficult challenge. --- Read more on the NSXI Network. View full record
  7. The folks over at MLS Soccer have a remarkably decent article about tonight's matches. Highly recommend: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/08/14/whats-stake-tonights-canadian-championship-semifinal-second-legs
  8. Info on the move of the match against HFX is out now too:
  9. Finally info on the match postponement for Forge's CONCACAF League run:
  10. I am also torn. I want Fury to lose because... Fury, but I want TFC to lose because... TFC. Best of both worlds, lets have a 2-0 Fury "victory" forcing PKs and then have 5-million or so rounds of PKs so whoever moves ahead to go up against Cavalry will just have finished this match's PKs and still be exhausted... Totally not going to happen (there's probably a limit to the number of PKs before they flip a coin), but Cavalry could use an advantage when they beat Montreal and go to the finals.
  11. This is true, we'll have to wait for verification. You use a proper spreadsheet with formulas & cell referencing for keeping track of all this right? So it should be easy enough to change your weight chart reference and have the points update across the board? If not, let me know. I can put one together in excel and send it over.
  12. For friendlies, I'd call those attendances quite comfortable. Saskatoon has shown they can (at the very least) manage York9 / Pacific FC levels of support, when the matches don't matter. That tells me they could probably do better if they were in a league. Fingers crossed the series was able to attract the investors needed to make Saskatoon CPL a reality.
  13. The Red and Green Show https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/latest-episodes/red-green-2/ The Red and Green Show is the unofficial official fan podcast which encompasses all things Cavalry FC. The podcast features guests who are connected with the CPL, upcoming opponents, as well as current Cavalry players. Cavilla just came out with episode #6 of this podcast this past weekend. I know there's another Cavalry podcast coming out soon on NSXI, will post the link once they go live. Also, both YouTube vidcasts AFC Curtis and CanPL Central are now podded. Some catchers are sending the videos, some strip it down to the audio: AFC Curtis https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/afc-curtis/ AFC Curtis is a YouTube channel that focuses on educating the host’s fellow Canadian’s and the world about the new and exciting soccer league, The Canadian Premier League. He has followed the growth and development of the CPL since it’s beginning stages and wanted to create a platform that would help grow the CPL following. Curtis has spent time interviewing and meeting important CPL potential players, coaches, and Canadian soccer legends. He has worked to provide content that explains what the CPL is and who is involved in this Division One league to help educate Canadian soccer fans. CanPL Central https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/canpl-central/ CanPL Central is a YouTube channel founded in 2018. The channel is providing content on the Canadian Premier League and all things Canada soccer. Uploading a variety of vlogs and a news show about updates, CanPL Central gives viewers a fun and informative soccer experience. One of the series hosted in the channel is The Offside Trap. This series provides updates, news, discussion, and all things Canadian Premier League and Canada soccer. Gianni and Pedro, the hosts will give you a unique experience discussing Canadian soccer.
  14. Honestly, my hope is they manage enough points so they can bypass the preliminary round in a couple of years. Any steps above that point, will all be bonus IMO.
  15. I actually really like this idea. Double-header men's & women's matches, but vary up so sometimes one is first, and sometimes the other. The L1OW, together with the PLSQF, has been a fantastic step for women's soccer. I look forward to seeing some further expansion of women's leagues across the country, and perhaps even at a D2 & D1 level.
  16. The Red and Green Show is the unofficial official fan podcast which encompasses all things Cavalry FC. The podcast features guests who are connected with the CPL, upcoming opponents, as well as current Cavalry players. It is hosted by Joey Cavilla of Lethbridge, Alberta. Joey is a huge Juventus & Italian national-team supporter with a degree in political science from the Univeristy of Lethbridge. A current high school football coach, future teacher, and recreational soccer player, Joey is conversationally fluent in Spanish and looks to bring a fresh jump to Cavalry's course.
  17. The Red and Green Show is the unofficial official fan podcast which encompasses all things Cavalry FC. The podcast features guests who are connected with the CPL, upcoming opponents, as well as current Cavalry players. It is hosted by Joey Cavilla of Lethbridge, Alberta. Joey is a huge Juventus & Italian national-team supporter with a degree in political science from the Univeristy of Lethbridge. A current high school football coach, future teacher, and recreational soccer player, Joey is conversationally fluent in Spanish and looks to bring a fresh jump to Cavalry's course. View full record
  18. I think they may have changed how they're doing the scoring moving forward, to make a more consistent system between the two leagues (and get rid of half-points). So all previous scores remain unchanged, but the amount of points granted from here on out reflect the new system (until they change it again). That said, it's also not 100% clear if those in the preliminary round count as participating in the tournament. It's possible there are 0 points for the prelimns. Unfortunately, we can't really know for sure until CONCACAF issues an updated table, which I don't think will happen until the CCL or even the next SCL.
  19. If someone were to watch my toddler and infant for me, I'd be willing to make that sacrifice weekly.
  20. *Looks at a map & tilts head* I must have missed something, because there's no way the Netherlands counts as Canada's geographical neighbour unless suddenly any country bordering an ocean is our geographical neighbour...
  21. 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? --- Read more on the NSXI Network.
  22. 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? --- Read more on the NSXI Network. View full record
  23. Michael Miller of Premier Podcast had Tristan Borges on his podcast for an interview earlier this morning. Definitely recommend giving it a listen: https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/premier-podcast-s01e17-tristan-borges-interview/
  24. I thought there were only 9 members. Great to hear they managed 166.67% attendance!
  25. The Premier Podcast covers all things #CanPL. Hosted by Michael Miller, this podcast covers all Canadian Premier League related activities, with occasional interviews with players and other personalities revolving around this new CONCACAF Division-1 League. This week is a special French-language episode. Worry not, we will be back next week with our regular programming! Cette semaine, on y va d’une table ronde sur la CanPL et la Coupe Canadienne. Host, music, graphics and editing : Michael Miller Guests: Étienne Bouthillier, Justine Longpré & Julien Tardif Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada The Premier Podcast is a Kan Football Club podcast. Also Available at: Spotify | Apple | Google | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Podbean | Stitcher | Blubrry | TuneIn | Pocket Cast
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