Vancouver Whitecaps Playing In YYC with Cavalry FC Match

It will be a battle of MLS vs CPL in this Leg 1 Match in the Canadian Championship tournament. The Match will take place May 7th and is sure to be a good one. Fun fact!!! DID YOU KNOW — Cavalry FC have defeated the Whitecaps back in 2019!

If you’re wondering how can an MLS team play a CPL team in a tournament. Here is how it works…

The Canadian Championship, also known as the Voyageurs Cup, is Canada’s premier soccer tournament, similar to the FA Cup in England or the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the United States. It involves teams from various leagues in Canada, including Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Canadian Premier League (CPL), as well as lower-tier teams.

MLS teams participate in the Canadian Championship because it provides an opportunity for them to compete for a domestic trophy within Canada. Despite being based in the United States, several MLS teams are located in Canadian cities, such as Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and CF Montréal. As part of their commitment to the growth of soccer in Canada and to engage with the Canadian soccer community, these MLS teams compete in the Canadian Championship against teams from other Canadian leagues, including the CPL.

The inclusion of CPL teams adds depth and diversity to the competition, allowing clubs from across the Canadian soccer pyramid to showcase their talent and potentially upset higher-ranked opponents. Additionally, it promotes solidarity and collaboration within the Canadian soccer landscape, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose among clubs and fans nationwide.

Wanna go? Ticket info here!

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