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'Matchweek' 3 roundup: Aird's goalazo, controversial calls, Forge & Valour win

'Matchweek' 3 roundup: Aird's goalazo, controversial calls, Forge & Valour win

In the latest episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, the CanPL.ca editorial crew of Kristian Jack, Charlie O’Connor Clarke, Brady Reid, Benedict Rhodes, and Marty Thompson digest The Kickoff in Winnipeg's third matchweek. The gang starts things with the first match of the weekend: a scoreless draw between HFX Wanderers and Cavalry FC (3:08). When will Halifax find the back of the net? How about Cavalry FC’s depth – centreback Karifa Yao, midfielder Elliott Simmons… the list goes on. Valour FC’s 2-0 dispatching of Atlético Ottawa (13:01) followed with praises once again going to Rob Gale and his side who, don’t look now, went top of the table with this result. Keven Aleman’s performance as a false nine and Gale’s shifting tactics left Kristian and Charlie cooing while questions of Ottawa’s ability in the final third left more questions than answers. Forge FC’s 3-0 win over Pacific FC (25:18) left the gang relived, if anything, for Hamilton’s first win of the season. Goals from Mo Babouli, Chris Nanco, and Tristan Borges allowed the two-time defending champions to “play free” against a rotated Pacific side. Finally, the Newsroom closes with FC Edmonton and York United’s 1-1 draw (34:01) on Sunday night which gave us a stunning goal from Fraser Aird and a surprising shush celebration from Michael Petrasso. Also, of course, they had to talk about that penalty that Easton "Oh No" Ongaro failed to convert. In the latest episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, the CanPL.ca editorial crew of Kristian Jack, Charlie O’Connor Clarke, Brady Reid, Benedict Rhodes, and Marty Thompson digest a blistering second matchweek at The Kickoff in Winnipeg. The gang starts things with the first match of the weekend: a scoreless draw between HFX Wanderers and Cavalry FC (3:08). When will Halifax find the back of the net? How about Cavalry FC’s depth – centreback Karifa Yao, midfielder Elliott Simmons… the list goes on. Valour FC’s 2-0 dispatching of Atlético Ottawa (13:01) followed with praises once again going to Rob Gale and his side who, don’t look now, went top of the table with this result. Keven Aleman’s performance as a false nine and Gale’s shifting tactics left Kristian and Charlie cooing while questions of Ottawa’s ability in the final third left more questions than answers. Forge FC’s 3-0 win over Pacific FC (25:18) left the gang relived, if anything, for Hamilton’s first win of the season. Goals from Mo Babouli, Chris Nanco, and Tristan Borges allowed the two-time defending champions to “play free” against a rotated Pacific side. Finally, the Newsroom closes with FC Edmonton and York United’s 1-1 draw (34:01) on Sunday night which gave us a stunning goal from Fraser Aird and a surprising shush celebration from Michael Petrasso. Also, of course, they had to talk about that penalty that Easton "Oh No" Ongaro failed to convert.

Duration: 51 min

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