Pacific FC downs Cavalry FC 1-0 in Canadian championship, Toronto FC next

CALGARY — Having dispatched one Major League Soccer club in the Canadian Championship, Pacific FC must do that again to continue its march to a title.

© Provided by The Canadian Press

Pacific blanked Canadian Premier League counterpart Cavalry FC 1-0 in Wednesday’s quarterfinal. 

The Vancouver Island club will face MLS’s Toronto FC in a Voyageurs Cup semifinal next week. 

“Yeah, we’re playing against an MLS team,” Pacific head coach Pa-Modou Kah said. 

“If you look at for the growth of the league of the CPL, it’s always great to have a team playing in this tournament and also going far. Calgary did it in 2019 and we’re there now.”

Toronto blanked the CPL’s York United 4-0 in an earlier quarterfinal Wednesday.

The Canadian championship gives CPL clubs the chance to knock off MLS teams similar to England’s FA Cup, in which lower-division clubs occasionally topple Premier League sides.

Pacific ousted the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-3 in the preliminary round to advance to the quarters. Terran Campbell, who scored in the win over the MLS side, struck again Wednesday for the Tridents.

The MLS’s CF Montreal, a 3-1 winner over the Halifax Wanderers on Wednesday, joins Pacific, Toronto FC and defending CPL champion Hamilton Forge in the semifinals. Dates have yet to be announced.

Montreal and Hamilton meet in the other semifinal.

“It’s two CPL teams versus two MLS teams, which is fantastic for the league and the growth of the development of the league,” Pah said. “This is a great advertisement for the CPL.”

The 2020 Canadian championship wasn’t completed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Montreal took the title in 2019, when Cavalry lost to them 1-0 a semifinal.

Montreal as defending champion, and Toronto and Hamilton as 2020 finalists, had byes to this year’s quarterfinals. The Canadian champion plays in the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.

Wednesday’s matchup on clear, crisp night at Calgary’s ATCO Field pitted the CPL’s leading clubs against each other. Pacific (10-6-3) tops the table ahead of Cavalry (9-5-4).

Calgary midfielder David Norman prevented a second Pacific goal with a savvy save in the 87th minute. 

With ‘keeper Marco Carducci tangled up with Victor Blasco, the latter got a shot away on net that Norman headed out of danger.

The visitors led 1-0 in the 33rd minute on Campbell’s spinning left-foot chip.

When Cavalry defender Mason Trafford’s header didn’t clear a free kick, Abdoulaye Samake set up Campbell with a header from the side of the box.

Pacific goalkeeper Callum Irving produced his eighth clean sheet of the season.

“Really disappointing not to score a goal and at least take it into penalties,” Trafford said. “Thought we left it out there, especially in the second half. Feel like we had lots of the ball and lots of chances, but we couldn’t seem to find the back of the net.

“Disappointed with the goal we conceded, especially me. Should have got more on the header to clear it in the first place.”

Pacific resumes its CPL schedule Saturday in Hamilton against Forge. Calgary heads to the national capital to face Atlético Ottawa on Saturday in a fifth CPL road game of seven straight for the Cavs.

New pandemic health measures were implemented Wednesday at Spruce Meadows, where fans over the age of 18 were required to show proof of full vaccination and undergo a temperature check before entering ATCO Field. Masks were required in indoor areas.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2021.

Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Russian spy satellite blazed a fiery trail over Michigan Tuesday night

Hundreds or perhaps thousands of people across the U.S. Midwest and Ontario witnessed a blazing fireball flying through the night sky earlier this week. Although the object undoubtedly came from ... Read more »

Torontohenge set to deliver downtown Toronto's best sunsets this weekend

Look west down any of downtown Toronto’s east-west aligned streets at sunset this weekend, and have your camera ready to capture some spectacular images of Torontohenge. Years ago, astrophysicist Neil ... Read more »

Using traditional Inuit knowledge and Western science to study Arctic marine life

Growing up on Baffin Island, Enooyaq Sudlovenick often ventured out on the water with her parents, leaning off the side of their boat to scoop up and marvel at schools ... Read more »

5.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded near Rocky Mountain House, Alta., on Wednesday night, later revised upward to Magnitude 5.0 by Earthquakes Canada on Thursday. According to Earthquakes Canada, the earthquake ... Read more »

Piers Morgan Announces Departure From ITV

Piers Morgan is saying goodbye to ITV. © Photo: David Fisher/Shutterstock Piers Morgan After a rocky year with the broadcaster, which included him storming out on “Good Morning Britain” following ... Read more »

Khloe Kardashian Helps Surprise Transgender Homecoming Queen On ‘Ellen'

© Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Ellen DeGeneres had a big surprise for Evan Bialosuknia, 17. During Thursday’s show, Bialosuknia, who was just named Olympia High School’s ... Read more »

CBC to require proof of vaccination for staff, freelancers as of Dec. 1

CBC/Radio-Canada says it will require anyone accessing the company’s locations to be vaccinated starting Dec. 1 in a mandate that includes staff, freelancers, performers, guests and contractors. © Provided by ... Read more »

Climate crisis 101: Canadian university courses to prepare you for a greener future

One need only recall Greta Thunberg’s 2018 School Strike for Climate to understand how committed young people are to the fight against climate change. Students at Canadian universities with an ... Read more »

Danielle Pinnock Has Arrived

© Provided by Refinery29 When Danielle Pinnock took her first steps into the entertainment industry almost 20 years ago, the space wasn’t exactly welcoming. Even in the early 2000s, roles ... Read more »

Conservatives have a vaccine problem

Andrew MacDougall is a director at Trafalgar Strategy, and a former Head of Communications to Prime Minister Stephen Harper © Used with permission of / © St. Joseph Communications. Erin ... Read more »

A low-carbon world is coming Alberta

Dale Beugin is the vice president of research for the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. Gord Lambert is a long-time leader in Alberta’s energy industry. Chris Ragan is the director ... Read more »

B.C. premier defends application fee for freedom-of-information requests

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s premier is defending a proposed $25 fee for non-personal freedom-of-information requests despite pushback from groups including one trying to access data on COVID-19 exposures at schools. ... Read more »

Kotkaniemi scores as Hurricanes hand Canadiens fifth straight loss

MONTREAL — Jesperi Kotkaniemi made his return to Montreal a memorable one Thursday, scoring his first goal for Carolina as the Hurricanes topped the Canadiens 4-1.  © Provided by The ... Read more »

Broncos linebacker Von Miller injures leg against Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Broncos star linebacker Von Miller left Denver’s game Thursday night against the Browns late in the first half with a left leg injury. One of the NFL’s ... Read more »

Watch: Reggie Miller's reaction to making NBA 75 Team is hilarious

© Provided by Fansided Legendary Indiana Pacer shooting guard Reggie Miller had the most genuine reaction to making the NBA 75 Team as his TNT coworkers told him on live ... Read more »

Laine's overtime goal lifts Blue Jackets over Islanders 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrik Laine scored at 1:49 of overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Laine’s wrist shot from ... Read more »

LeBron James headlines elite list of active players on NBA 75 team

The NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team is complete. In addition to the Hall of Famers that laid the league’s foundation, the list of 75 players consists of 11 players that are active ... Read more »

Klay Thompson feels he was snubbed from NBA 75th Anniversary Team

© Gregory Shamus/Getty Images The full release of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team sparked debate among basketball fans over who did and did not make it, with seemingly everyone having ... Read more »

Football Australia accused of 'pandering' to Melbourne Victory over delayed FFA Cup clash

Adelaide City chairman Greg Griffin has accused Football Australia (FA) of “pandering” to Melbourne Victory as he calls for their FFA Cup play-off match against Perth Glory to be forfeited.  ... Read more »

Vitali Kravtsov doesn't appear likely to join Rangers any time soon

Young New York Rangers forward Vitali Kravtsov remains at home in Russia, having requested a trade from the organization when he failed to crack the NHL roster. The Athletic’s Arthur Staple ... Read more »

Capitals' Sprong has goal, assist in 4-1 win over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Sprong set up the Capitals’ first goal and scored on a second-period breakaway to lead Washington to a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils ... Read more »

North Korea's missile tests prove it's time for Biden to think about the unthinkable

© Provided by NBC News Pyongyang’s recent flurry of missile tests — most recently, a submarine-launched ballistic missile South Korea says North Korea launched Tuesday — and the apparent resumption ... Read more »

Centner Academy: Florida education agency to investigate Miami private school over Covid vaccine policy

The Florida Department of Education on Thursday sent a letter to the Centner Academy, a Miami private school with a controversial policy for students who get vaccine shots. © CNN ... Read more »

A California teacher was placed on leave after video shows her mimicking Native American dance

A math teacher in Southern California has been placed on leave after videos posted online showed her wearing a headdress and mimicking a Native American dance during a lesson. © ... Read more »

Death of former Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, brother of Sam Ehlinger, an accidental overdose, family says

Former Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger’s death in May is believed to be the result of an “accidental overdose,” according to a statement released Thursday by his family. The family said they believe ... Read more »

Browns' Baker Mayfield dealing with fractured shoulder bone in addition to torn labrum, per report

© Provided by CBS Sports Baker Mayfield will miss his first career NFL start on Thursday thanks to a torn labrum that’ll likely require offseason surgery. But the Browns quarterback ... Read more »

NC State vs Miami Prediction, Game Preview

© Provided by College Football News NC State vs Miami prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 23 NC State vs Miami How To Watch Date: Saturday, October 23 ... Read more »

Congressional Democrats seek info from WFT

© Reuters/Geoff Burke FILE PHOTO: NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Football Team The investigation into the Washington Football Team’s reputed toxic work atmosphere moved to a new level Thursday ... Read more »

Congress gets involved in Washington Football Team email controversy

© Doug Mills via USA TODAY NETWORK The NFL’s handling of the investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace conduct has caught the attention of Congress. In a five-page letter ... Read more »

Baker Mayfield could return for Browns in Week 8?

© Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Baker Mayfield is dealing with a few issues with his shoulder, but it sounds possible that he could return sooner than later. NFL on FOX’s ... Read more »

Watch: Broncos safety destroys cameraman trying for INT vs. Browns

© Provided by Fansided Not even the cameraman is safe from the battle between the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns. The Denver Broncos defense was trying to get their mojo ... Read more »

Kyle Shanahan Shares Honest Expectation For QB Jimmy Garoppolo

© Provided by The Spun 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers have had to play a bit of musical chairs at the quarterback position this season, ... Read more »

3 quarterbacks Browns can add if Baker Mayfield is out long-term

© Provided by Fansided Baker Mayfield could be sidelined for a chunk of time due to a fracture in his left shoulder. The Cleveland Browns should consider adding one of ... Read more »

Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. active for 'Thursday Night Football' vs. Broncos

© Provided by CBS Sports BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns runs off the field after the Cleveland Browns lost to the Baltimore ... Read more »

NFL World Reacts To Thursday's Concerning Baker Mayfield News

© Provided by The Spun Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on Monday night. Just over 24 hours ago, the Cleveland Browns officially announced starting quarterback Baker Mayfield wouldn’t be playing ... Read more »

Dodgers: Dave Roberts' Game 5 pitching strategy immediately backfires

© Provided by Fansided Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts decided to start Game 5 with relief pitcher Joe Kelly, opening the game with a significant disadvantage for L.A. One ... Read more »

Add fractured shoulder to Baker Mayfield's injuries

The Cleveland Browns were playing on Thursday night Football in Week 7. © Provided by Touchdown Wire Baker Mayfield wasn’t. The quarterback told FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer prior to the ... Read more »

Cain Velasquez Had This Fighter Thinking Twice

© Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez taught Dwight Grant a thing or two about punching up in ... Read more »

UFC veteran Clay Guida says he will take on Leonardo Santos in December

A match between two lightweight veterans is reportedly headed to the December 4th card. According to Clay Guida’s Instagram, he is now expected to take on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil ... Read more »

Whole raw onions recalled in Canada over link to U.S. salmonella outbreak

© Sean Gallup/Getty Images Various onions are seen on display at an agricultural trade fair in Berlin in January 2015. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled whole red, yellow ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic