Canada completes perfect year

Narrow win in St. Kitts and Nevis puts Canada in Nations League driver’s seat Matthew Gourlie It wasn’t always pretty, but Canada’s 1-0 win away to St. Kitts and Nevis was sufficient. With that result Canada completed a first year under new head coach John Herdman that was perfect. Canada will finish 2018 with four…

World Cup dream a reality

Canada will co-host 2026 World Cup with U.S. and Mexico as United bid prevails Matthew Gourlie For 32 years Canadian soccer fans have been dreaming about returning to the World Cup. At 6:50 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday in Moscow, they learned the World Cup would be coming to them. The United bid of the…

Faths show true faith as FC Edmonton enter CPL

Rally rabbit resurrected in Edmonton Matthew Gourlie Jay Ball felt a big celebration was in order. FC Edmonton threw a street party Friday night to launch their entrance into the Canadian Premier League. They did it to celebrate their rebirth. They did it for the people of Edmonton and for their supporters who helped create…

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…

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…