6️⃣ Your friends at DARBY were blessed with the opportunity to design a 1-of-1 TFC Community Kit. While we weren’t one of the ‘Starting XI’, we did our thing and paid homage to the pitches across the city where footy dreams are born.
🔴 Speaking of the boys in red (grey these days), Toronto FC got a dub at BMO on Saturday over NYCFC. The newest member of the club CJ Sapong got the start and wasted no time opening his account by scoring the only goal of the match.
🔵 Meanwhile, in Kansas City, CF MTL walk away with a 2-0 win over Sporting KC. Montreal found some swagger and momentum after an abysmal start to the season. Finalement.
🌊 Vancouver Whitecaps hosted the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening and their undefeated streak continued with the game ending 0-0.
⚽️ Another CPL weekend kicked off with Halifax Wanderers hosting VFC in a battle of East vs. West, and just like the hip-hop beef in the 90s, it ended in a 1-1 draw. Back in the capital, Atletico Ottawa lost at home to the recently sold York United. Despite the developments off the pitch, York were able to walk away with a 1-0 win over Ottleti. That Molham Babouli freekick, class. Valour visited Cavalry and walked away with a 1-1 draw at ATCO Field. Lastly, Pacific hosted Forge resulting in three points for the visitors, and placing Forge in 3rd place.
🏟️ FC Barcelona Feminí advanced to their fourth final in five years. Yes, fourth final in five years. Absolute beasts. In front of over 75,000 fans at the Camp Nou, Barca tied 1-1 with Chelsea, winning on aggregate. Unfortunate news for Canadians Jessie Fleming and recently-injured Kadeisha Buchanan. However, for European women’s football, it’s tremendous growth.
💰Canadian Soccer Business acquires York United. CSB purchased the club from the Baldassarra family this past week. Owning a football club is expensive, especially for a private family business. The acquisition of the club by the CSB may be an indication that York is a strong and worthy market, or perhaps the CPL doesn't want another FC Edmonton situation.
👥 Canada Soccer announced a new transition leadership team last Tuesday while they seek to fill the role of General Secretary. Led by former Canada captain Jason DeVos, the team includes Kelly Brown, Mathieu Chamberland, Sean Heffernan and Paulo Senra. Hopefully a sign of more positive change as the federation continues to restructure.