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« on: April 21, 2019, 04:27:43 AM »

Winnipeg's new CPL pro soccer teams official thread.

Here is a current list of the roster.

POS   NAME                              AGE    Former Club

GK   Mathias Janssens      20   RAAL La Louvire (BEL)
GK   Tyson Farago                 27   St. Patricks Athletic (IRL)
DF   Adam Mitter              26   Global Cebu (PHL)
DF   Martin Arguiarena      27   Boston River (URY)
DF   Jordan Murrell              25   Reno 1868 (USL)
DF   Skylar Thomas                   25   Charleston Battery (USL)
DF   Rapha?l Garcia                   19   Montreal Impact Academy (MLS)
MF   Raphael Ohin                 23   WSA Winnipeg (PDL)
MF/DF Diego Gutierrez           22    Palestino (CHL)
MF   Michael Petrasso      23   Montreal Impact (MLS)
MF/FW Dylan Sacramento           24   Vaughan Azzurri (L1O)
MF   Dylan Carreiro                   24   York University (U SPORTS)
MF   Nicols Galvis              21   Deportivo Pereira (COL)
MF   Federico Pea              20   Standard de Lige (BEL)
MF   Josip Golubar              34   NK Varadin (CRO)
MF   Louis Bland-Goyette      23   Montreal Impact (MLS)
MF   Glenn Muenkat              20   1.FC Kaiserslautern (GER)
FW   Ali Musse                      23   Calgary Foothills (PDL)
FW   Stephen Hoyle              26   Canterbury United (NZ)
FW   Tyler Attardo              17   ChievoVerona (ITA)
FW   Calum Ferguson                   24   Elgin City (SCO)


Their first ever match May 1 on Vancouver Island vs Pacific FC (all matches in the CPL except CBC broadcast matches) will be available on OneSoccer media network. Subscriptions will be available soon. There will be a free trial aswell.  Their home opener will play May 4 vs Edmonton FC. Full schedule can be found here on their website.


https://valourfc.canpl.ca/schedule/

CBC national broadcasts of Valour FC matches will be as follows

Saturday July 27 Cavalry FC @ Valour FC
Saturday September 21 Valour FC @ HFX Wanderers FC

There will also be a few more Valour matches streaming live on cbc.ca, cbc GEM and cbc sports app.

Tickets are available on ticketmaster.ca and range from $20.98-$57.57 for single game tickets. Mini packs come in minimum 6 games and are up to 20% off walk up prices and comes with a 10% discount on merch. Merchandise is in the Bomber Store.


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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 01:02:05 AM »

They have opened up 4 sections of seats on the other side of the stadium as the regular side is almost soldout. It?s going  to be a nice crowd for the opener!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 02:57:40 AM »

Wednesday May 1, 2019

PACIFIC FC   
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VALOUR FC

Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC

Valour FC first ever match in the CPL.





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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 04:28:42 AM »

VALOUR FC WINS FIRST EVER CPL MATCH!

Pacific FC 1
Valour FC 2
https://canpl.ca/matchcentre/4j6hzym2ji5zgrm0w0nzugmzu/highlights

Stephen Hoyle scored Valour FC's first ever CPL goal in the 23rd minute and Dylan Carreiro notched the winner as they picked up 3pts in Langford, BC infront of 2,360 at Westhills Stadium. Pacific FC falls to 1-1-0.

A crowd of over 10,000 is expected to welcome Valour FC home to their first ever home opener on Saturday. Tickets can still be purchased here. https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/valour-fc-vs-fc-edmonton/event/1100566571121BCE

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 12:17:25 PM »

Right on! Good start
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 12:19:55 PM »

Cool - I got tickets for Saturday. Interested to see the level of play!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 02:06:50 PM »

So this is obviously the start of the season, right? Not an exhibition?
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2019, 03:56:00 PM »

So this is obviously the start of the season, right? Not an exhibition?

Ya - they're doing a spring and fall season. The winners from each season play each other in a final championship game. Soccer is sort of weird that they don't typically have a playoff format for regular season play but apparently this is done in a few other South American leagues. I guess it's a bit of middle ground. There wasn't a pre-season or exhibition as far as I know. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2019, 04:10:57 PM »

This is kind of a cool thing they're doing on Saturday: https://valourfc.canpl.ca/article/valour-fc-partner-with-nicolinos-to-launch-march-to-the-match
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 04:37:33 PM »

I gotta say, I know nothing about soccer nor do I have that much of an interest, but I watched the game 1 highlights and was pretty impressed. I could see myself checking it out.

The soccer fan base is mostly complementary to the football base, and so I'm glad to see them have a team to embrace. I sincerely hope they do. Great ticket sales to kick this off- I hope they can find sustained success.

I'm excited to see what a successful team will do for the WFC's bottom line. More dates at IGF and butts in the seats means $$.


Tres cool!
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2019, 07:54:23 PM »

Encouraging.  If I wasn?t banged up from a motorcycle accident I probably would?ve gone on Saturday. Hopefully they win!
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2019, 12:00:15 PM »

Encouraging.  If I wasn?t banged up from a motorcycle accident I probably would?ve gone on Saturday. Hopefully they win!

You ok Goldie?
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2019, 12:14:45 PM »

You ok Goldie?
I am and on the mend. Smashed up right hand and large wound on my right knee cap. Should be good to go by first BB game. Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2019, 07:02:38 PM »

Canadian Premier League  Match #6
Valour FC vs. FC Edmonton
May 4, 2019  Investors Group Field (6 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. CT)
Watch Live: OneSoccer.ca (Pre-show begins at 5:30 p.m. ET)

Winnipeg will round out the CPL?s historical triple-header Saturday with Valour FC welcoming FC Edmonton in the club?s home opener. Approx 11,000 tickets have been sold thus far prior to the game.

The evening match at Investors Group Field will be FC Edmonton?s first match since 2017 and their first in the CPL.

Despite FCE?s maiden voyage, the majority of attention will be placed on the home side, who return to Winnipeg on a high after winning their inaugural match 2-1 away to Pacific FC on Wednesday. Stephen Hoyle and second-half substitute Dylan Carerro were amongst the goals at Westhills.

FC Edmonton comes in fresh, having seen Valour play and following a short travel day to Winnipeg. Head coach Jeff Paulus promises to play fast, attacking football, using players like winger Randy Edwini-Bonsu and midfielder James Marcelin to stretch play and create chances.

Valour will have another quick turnaround following Saturday?s match, eying a Wednesday away trip to Cavalry FC ( 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT, OneSoccer). The Eddies will have the full week to prepare for their club?s CPL home opener on Sunday, May 12 against Pacific FC (3:30 ET/1:30PT, One Soccer).

 

KEYS TO THE MATCH

Three at the back, again: Rob Gale trotted out a three-man backline for his teams first match, which made sense if you're trying to neutralize the threat of a point-man like Marcus Haber; but with FC Edmonton's 4-3-3, that formation runs the risk of being overrun by fast, dynamic attackers, of which the Eddies boast, in spades. As such, Gale will need to decide between sticking to what worked the first time, or adjusting to compensate for the additional attackers his side will be facing.
Tomi up top Before laying out his plan, Gale will need to assess who FC Edmonton actually starts up top, though. The Eddies main striker, Tomi Ameobi, missed training on Wednesday with a knock, and Paulus only offered that his inclusion will come down to a game-time decision without Ameobi, Edmonton?s game-plan will need to change, with Randy Edwini-Bonsu likely slotting into centre-forward.
Neutralize Beland-Goyette: So much of Valour's success in midfield against Pacific FC came down to Louis Beland-Goyette?s ability to control possession, turn on a dime, and spread the ball out wide to Michael Petrasso in one clean motion and Edmonton will be aware of that, from the game tape. Making sure Beland-Goyette doesnt have the luxuries of space or time on the ball can be the difference between a no-nonsense attacking stop, or a dangerous situation, developed quickly in transition.
PROJECTED LINEUPS

Valour FC: Tyson Farago; Nicols Galvis, Martin Arguiarena, Skylar Thomas, Jordan Murrell, Diego Guti?rrez; Louis B?land-Goyette, Josip Golubar, Dylan Sacramento; Michael Petrasso, Stephen Hoyle

FC Edmonton: Triston Henry; Kwame Auwuah, Dominic Samuel, Bertrand Owundi Eko'o, Giuliano Frano; Alexander Achinioti Jonsson, Elimane Cisse, Chris Nanco, Kyle Bekker, Tristan Borges; Emery Welshman

HEAD-TO-HEAD

First meeting between these clubs

STATS LEADERS

Stephen Hoyle, Dylan Carreiro (Valour) ?1 goal

INJURIES

Tomi Ameobi (FC Edmonton)  questionable

INTERNATIONAL DUTY

None

SUSPENSIONS

None

ACCUMULATION

None

REFEREES

Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
Assistant Referees: Peter Manastyrsky & Graham Forsyth
4th Official: Nicolas Joubert
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2019, 02:57:11 AM »

Match Recap

Valour FC 1
FC Edmonton 2  FT

https://valourfc.canpl.ca/article/match-recap-valour-2-edmonton-2

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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 12:27:55 PM »

Watched the Valour game on One Soccer last night (they offer a free month). Surprised by the quality of the broadcast. The stream was great, there was a half-time show, the announcers were pretty good and there were multiple camera angles and replays. The game was less good though. Not very organized and very sloppy for large chunks. I guess that's to be expected with a new league and the caliber of players. Still, glad I watched it. Valour lost 1-0 on a direct free kick at around the 85 minute. 
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2019, 02:07:02 PM »

Watched the Valour game on One Soccer last night (they offer a free month). Surprised by the quality of the broadcast. The stream was great, there was a half-time show, the announcers were pretty good and there were multiple camera angles and replays. The game was less good though. Not very organized and very sloppy for large chunks. I guess that's to be expected with a new league and the caliber of players. Still, glad I watched it. Valour lost 1-0 on a direct free kick at around the 85 minute. 

Yeah I didnt get to watch it because I was at Stars On Ice at the arena last night but I will agree with the stream, its much better than I thought it would be and their post and pre game shows are very good quality content. For a new league and start up they are definitely on the right track
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2019, 02:10:19 PM »

Cavalry FC 1
Valour FC 0 - FT


It wasn?t pretty, by any means, but it was ultimately effective for Cavalry FC, as Tommy Wheeldon Jr.?s side picked up their second consecutive victory at Spruce Meadows by way of a 1-0 result against Valour FC, with Jose Escalante scoring the only goal of the game in the 86th minute of play to give the Cavs? all three points.

The Honduran winger-turned-forward struck a delicious free kick late in the matc, the first free-kick goal scored in Canadian Premier League history to earn the result for his team in a match that was otherwise dictated by the physical nature of play.

If there were any indications that this match would take on a free-flowing and spacious look, they were quickly dispelled as the two teams swapped fouls throughout 90 minutes,13 in the first half alone, 30 in total.

Valour nearly opened the scoring in the 17th minute, Ali Musse testing goalkeeper Marco Carducci with a strong drive between the two Cavalry centre-backs before shooting on goal, but Carducci made a clean save to preserve the deadlock.

Rather than opening up the play for more efforts of the sort, the rest of the first half was riddled with rough tackles and a first yellow card, to Valour defender Jordan Murrell.

Escalante nearly gave the Cavs a lead in the 47th minute, getting on the end of a quick ball but hitting his shot against the side-netting in agonizing fashion. Valour's Martin Argui-arena responded, in kind, with a hard drive toward Carducci, who dove low to make the reflex save.

But Escalante would not miss his second effort, hitting a left-footed free kick through the Valour wall and past Tyson Farago to give his team a second win out of two to start the 2019 CPL campaign.

Next up:Valour returns to Investors Group Field on May 11 to take on HFX Wanderers FC (3:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. CT, available on OneSoccer). Meanwhile, Cavalry FC travels to Hamilton to take on Forge FC on May 12 at Tim Hortons Field (1 p.m. ET, on OneSoccer).

Three key performers
Ali Musse (Valour FC)

Ali-The Moose, was all over the forward line for Valour, crafting five shots, three on target, as he attempted to break down the Cavs backline. He was an ever-present threat up top, offering equal measures of pace and purpose in his attacking runs, and was unfortunate not to find the back of the net to cap off that individual effort.

Elijah Adekugbe (Cavalry FC)

Elijah Adekugbe led the pack in passing metrics with an astounding 94% pass accuracy, while also recording seven interceptions in midfield. Executing on those metrics all but shut down Valour's midfield presence at times, and while he'll rue a late yellow card, which may have marred his defensive contributions, he also drew the game-winning free kick.

Marco Carducci (Cavalry FC)

Confident with his feet, and even more confident with his gloves, Marco Carducci made short work of just about every single shot directed his way, looking unshaken despite Valour's free kick attempt, corners, and snaps from distance. His opposite, Farago, enjoyed a similar night up until the 86th minute, but Carducci left the match with a clean sheet to his name.

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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2019, 03:29:58 PM »

Sucks about the loss. Good to know Soccer One offers a free month. I was considering subscribing to the season since it's not expensive and supports the league, but I will definitely check out the free month at least. Kind of a lull in sports right now with the Jets out early and over a month away for Bombers.
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2019, 01:51:25 AM »

Canadian Premier League Match #9
Valour FC vs. HFX Wanderers FC
May 11, 2019  Investors Group Field (3:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. CT)  TICKETS https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/valour-fc-vs-hfx-wanderers-fc/event/1100566571161BD5
Watch Live: OneSoccer.ca

Saturday's lone Canadian Premier League match sees HFX Wanderers head west once again, this time to take on Valour FC at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

The Wanderers are 1-1-0 on the Spring season following a 1-0 loss to Pacific FC on opening weekend and an inaugural home-opening win over Forge FC. Stephen Hart?s side will look to build on the momentum of that win, which saw striker Luis Alberta Perea return from injury to score the late winner at Wanderers Grounds, despite operating at60 to 70 percent.

HFX is on seven-days rest from that 2-1 win, while Valour comes into Saturday?s tilt following 1-0 loss to Cavalry FC at Spruce Meadows on Wednesday. A late free kick from Jose Escalante gave the Cavs that slim victory. Still, head coach Rob Gale was impressed with the defensive performance of his side, which limited the Cavs to just three shots on target, all of which came from outside the box. With three points from three matches, Gale will be looking to turn his side around as the hunt for the 10-game Spring sprint?s CPL Championship berth continues.

This is the final match before the first round of the Canadian Championship, which will send the Wanderers to play League1 Ontario's Vaughan Azzurri at Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ont. (7:30 p.m. ET/OneSoccer). Valour, which has a bye in  also has a mid-week CONCACAF League qualifying tilt to look forward to when they head home to host Forge FC at Investors Group Field (8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT/OneSoccer).

KEYS TO THE MATCH

Valour's tired legs: Saturday's tilt is the fourth of five matches in a two week-and-a-week span for Valour, two of which have come on the road (away to Pacific & Cavalry). If tired legs catch up to Gale?s side, they could be in deep trouble against speedy HFX wide players like Akeem Garcia and 'Zoom' Langwa.
Murrell vs. Perea: Watch for Valour captain Jordan Murrell to stick on HFX striker Luis Alberto Perea throughout the match in an effort to neutralize Stephen Hart's crafty, hard-to-handle No. 9. Conversely, if Perea trumps Murrell or Skylar Thomas enough times, HFX could have the edge in what is shaping up to be a tightly-contested affair.
Catch-em on the break: Look for the Wanderers to sit back. They controlled the ball a mere 41% of the time at home against Forge. Away to Pacific, 45%. Valour, being at home, will likely hold possession for long stretches of play just as they did against FC Edmonton. Hart will need to be well-organized in order to get a result.PROJECTED LINEUPS

Valour FC: Tyson Farago; Jordan Murrell, Skylar Thomas, Mart?n Argui?arena; Nicol?s Galvis, Louis B?land-Goyette, Marco Bustos, Diego Guti?rrez; Stephen Hoyle, Michael Petrasso, Ali Musse

HFX Wanderers: Jan-Michael Williams; Ndzemdzela Langwa, Chrisnovic N'Sa, Peter Schaale, Andre Bona, Akeem Garcia, Elton John, Juan Diego Guiterrez, Kouam? Ouattara, Mohamed Kourouma; Luis Alberto Perea

HEAD-TO-HEAD

First meeting between these clubs

STATS LEADERS

Luis Alberto Perea, Akeem Garcia 1 goal
Michael Petrasso, Stephen Hoyle, Dylan Carreiro  1 goal

INJURIES

None

INTERNATIONAL DUTY

None

SUSPENSIONS

None

ACCUMULATION

None

REFEREES

Referee: David Barrie
Assistant Referees: Philippe Bettez-Quessy & Sabrina Ferraz
4th Official: Marko Kalic

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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2019, 03:48:44 PM »

VALOUR FC 1

HFX Wanderers 0- FT

Here is the full recap.. its was a decent game. Valour really held some possession. HFX I feel had a handful of real good chances saved by the Valour goalie. I am still waiting for teams to break out and show who they really are and am waiting for stars to emerge. Right now it all seems very close..alot of neutral play. Pretty decent crowd (5,800 and change) but with such a huge stadium it sucks energy out of the game with 28,000 empty seats around you. If Valour could even get an average of 10-15k per game it would be a very pro feel. 

https://valourfc.canpl.ca/article/match-recap-valour-1-wanderers-0


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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2019, 07:35:16 PM »

I am not a soccer fan but plan to attend.

I really do hope this team can have big crowds and be successful.
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2019, 12:58:58 PM »

I really do hope this team can have big crowds and be successful.

That's my hope as well. So far their home games have been on Saturday afternoons, but the next two are Thursday evenings. Granted they don't last as long as (the other kind of) football games, but it'll be interesting to see if there's any of the same complaints over having them scheduled on a work night.
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2019, 02:38:13 PM »

That's my hope as well. So far their home games have been on Saturday afternoons, but the next two are Thursday evenings. Granted they don't last as long as (the other kind of) football games, but it'll be interesting to see if there's any of the same complaints over having them scheduled on a work night.

I'm going on Thursday and I'm interested to see if the atmosphere is different.
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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2019, 03:23:38 PM »

Next Valour FC game after a nice long rest is Saturday June 1 in Edmonton. Hopefully they can rebound with a win before going into the Canadian Championship game in Halifax on Wednesday as well before they comeback for the 2nd game of that championship in Winnipeg on June 12.. tickets here

https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/canadian-championship-match/event/11005665711C1BD9
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