It was an amazing year for soccer in Canada and for the beautiful game in the city of Hamilton with Forge FC becoming forever first, the Canadian Premier League champions.
The championship was played over two legs with the first game taking place one week ago at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. The game saw the home team come away with the 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from league leader Tristan Borges. Leading the final game of the season on Saturday from ATCO Field, Cavalry and Forge held a scoreless draw until 90’+5 when David Choinière put ball into net and seal victory and the Canadian Sheild for Hamilton.
Both games ended in shut outs for Cavalry, something that didn’t happen much over the spring and fall seasons. The Calgary team scored an average of 1.82 goals per game and were shut out just five times in the 28 games played over the course of the year. Three came at the boots of Forge, who added the two more in the finals.
Cavalry had won the regular season titles for both the spring and fall seasons. Forge FC coming up in second place both times, with the fall season by a single point with both clubs finishing with 11 wins. Cavalry had one more draw in the falls season and took the edge.
The CPL will present its individual awards on November 26th in Toronto, including the Golden Boot for the top goal scorer (Borges).
Forge FC will host a Championship Celebration party on Thursday night at Tim Hortons Field from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Fans can RSVP to the party at forgefootball.club/champions.