Another unfortunate week for Canadian MLS clubs this week.
🔴 Toronto FC’s struggle continue at home. The boys in red hosted St. Louis FC losing 1-0. Reminder, they are without Richie and Oso along with an interim coach. It might not be a satisfying excuse for some, but TFC need to start focusing in rebuilding next season.
🔵 Montréal struggle at home for the second week in a row. Just like their Toronto rivals, MTL lost to ATL 1-0 at Stade Saputo. Last week, MTL’s loss to NYCFC marked the end of their 6-game unbeaten streak at home in MLS. The loss to Atlanta United has revealed two things, the Opoku signing is deeply needed and the absence of Mathieu Choinière is felt.
🌊 Vancouver also lost at home to Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders. The Whitecaps lost 2-3 to the Sounders in the Cascadia DARBY. Despite the loss, Vancouver continue to the be only Canadian team with a convincing attaking philosophy. Above all, this was still an entertaining game.
🔨 Meanwhile in the CPL, Forge are back baby! Every year the Hamilton club tricks us into thinking they are a ‘club in crisis’ before delivering the type of dominant result that. The league’s all-time leading goalscorer Terran Campbell scored a hat trick while its first ever Player of the Year, Tristan Borges, added a fourth.
🐎 Elsewhere in the CPL, Cavalry stunned Pacific 2-1. Goteh Ntignee, remember the name. Baller. Vancouver FC, meanwhile, look to really be enjoying the acquisition of Miki Cantave as they picked up just their second home win, 2-1 against Halifax. Nobody saw that coming. Finally, Atlético Ottawa doubled up on Valour, also by a score of 2-0. With the transfer window opening, the race is incredibly tight in the CPL. Get ready for plenty more drama as the second half of the season unfolds.