CPL inks its first 10 players

Four Canadian internationals amongst first 10 Canadian Premier League player signings Matthew Gourlie Nineteen months ago the Canadian Premier League was ratified by the Canadian Soccer Association. Then came team launches, a head office, team identities, membership sales, a kit deal, nationwide open trials and a collegiate draft. Still, Thursday was a red-letter day in…

Smyrniotis looking to forge winning culture in Hamilton

Sigma co-founder in charge at CPL’s Forge FC Matthew Gourlie Most Canadian Premier League head coaches have called the chance to build a team and a program from the ground up, a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” For Bobby Smyrniotis, it will be at least a twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After co-founding the Sigma FC program in Mississauga, the 39-year-old…

Hamilton club forging a promising future

New CPL club Forge FC offering co-founding memberships to general public Matthew Gourlie Bob Young described the creation of the Canadian Premier League and a club for Hamilton as a “six-year process.” Thursday all those years of hard work paid off as the Forge Football Club was unveiled in Hamilton at Tim Hortons Field. “The…