The Canadian Premier League to present their matches for a month in Winnipeg
Each of the eight ringside teams will play eight games between June 26 and July 24.
The League has renewed its goal by offering 28 full matches for all its teams. She hopes she can return to a model where games are played in team stadiums after games scheduled in Winnipeg until July 24.
I asked our teams to be flexiblesaid first commissioner David Clanchan.
All games scheduled for Winnipeg will be played at IG Field, home of Valor FC and the Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
David Clanachan said his league has received offers from 11 cities to host the first stop on the schedule. Cities in five Canadian provinces, the United States, Europe and the Caribbean have expressed interest in the issue.
The commissioner said: We wanted to stay here (in Canada). It was important for us to do this for our fans.
Presenting the first part of its season in Canada will also allow the Canadian Premier League to have more flexibility if restrictive measures linked to the pandemic are relaxed more quickly, according to Mr. Clanachan.
We want to come back to our local markets as soon as possible, so that we can find our supporters, he said. We see the light at the end of the tunnel. There is still a long way to go, but we can see it.
season APIIt was due to start on May 22, but the pandemic has forced the league to postpone its first games.
Last year, the second season of the story APIIt took the form of a tournament near Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from August 13 to September 9.
Hamilton Forge went on to defend the title he won in the league’s first season, in 2019.
Amal Valor and his supporters
For Valor FC goaltender coach Patrick Di Stefani, Winnipeg has a home advantage.
We play at home, so we defend our territory. We know every corner of the stadium Mr. De Stefani explains.
An advantage that grows as the club faces defending champions Hamilton Forge in their first game. “In the previous two seasons, they won the championship. But it’s good to play against them directly. The big teams are better to face at the start of the season, so we know what to expect, ”adds the coach.
If, of course, the goal of the football club is to win the competition, Patrick Di Stefani also mentions additional goals.
If we don’t win, says Di Stefani, we want to at least finish third in the top three. We would also like to win two games in a row, which has not happened since the beginnings of Valor FC.
Winnipeg fans are excited to start the season at home.
For fan Eric Zogby, not being able to make it to the stands when games are in Manitoba is a little tricky, but he’s still hopeful.
Health is unpredictable so hopefully things improve and we can go and watch games. Zoghbi said.
What I miss most is being in the stands and yelling for my team or yelling at them when they piss me off
This new season is not only an occasion of pleasure for the football fan Erwan Bouchaud. It is also a very important step for the development and impact of Canadian football.
It is a still very young championship, in a country where there are excellent footballers. So everything is still in order reassured mr. Bouchod.
For him, this competition could allow the country’s players to improve so that Canadian teams can qualify for more important competitions.
The level of play in Canada has already increased significantly, so it is very important that football resumes Concludes.
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