Cavalry coming to Spruce Meadows

Calgary’s CPL team to call equestrian complex home starting in 2019 Matthew Gourlie Tommy Wheeldon Jr. came to Calgary to play professional soccer. Sixteen years later Wheeldon helped bring professional soccer back to his adopted home. Wheeldon will be the general manager and head coach of Cavalry Football Club when they take the pitch in…

York 9 FC looks to unite the region

Brennan & Co. hoping to help future generations of local soccer talent with CPL club By Matthew Gourlie Jim Brennan has been a Canadian soccer pioneer before. In 2007 he returned home from English football to be the first singing for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. Now, Brennan is helping bring soccer home on…

Branding the CPL: kits

By Matthew Gourlie With the York9 FC launch set for Thursday, let’s conclude our three part discussion of branding for the Canadian Premier League by focusing on kits. The difficulty when evaluating kits is that so much of their appeal is subjective. The quality of a logo in particular, or even a name, feels much more…

Four more clubs granted CSA membership

Path clear for Calgary, Halifax, Port City and York to join the Canadian Premier League By Matthew Gourlie The inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League continues to take shape after four more franchises were approved for professional club membership at the Canadian Soccer Association’s annual general meeting in Yellowknife Saturday. The CSA has now…