Here’s The Full 2023 CPL Regular Season Schedule
The regular season schedule for the 2023 Canadian Premier League season has been unveiled, running from April 14 through to October 7.
The league’s fifth-ever season will feature all eight CPL teams through the familiar length of 28 matches with a balanced schedule, meaning each team will play each other twice at home and twice away.
The opening weekend of action will see the season start on April 14 with a west coast clash between Pacific FC and expansion side Vancouver FC, with the weekend wrapping up with York United – who have opened the past two seasons – hosting Valour on Sunday afternoon.
The 2023 CPL season will conclude on Saturday, October 7, with the league’s playoff schedule set to be announced prior to the season’s start in under three months’ time. A double-header will wrap up the season and, potentially, spark a grand finale for the playoff race.
There’s also two triple-header matchdays to block out your schedule for, with both late April 22 and Mid-May seeing a day apiece which involves three different matches.
It’s worth noting that Vancouver FC, which is still erecting its home ground in Langley, will be the last club to undergo a home opener on Sunday, May 7, when Cavalry comes to town.
Matches will be available coast-to-coast through OneSoccer, with fuboTV and Telus’ Optik TV (channel 980) both offering the live channel, too. The 2023 CPL season will remain available through Fox Sports in the United States, too.
The 2023 Canadian Premier League season will see clubs operate with an increased salary cap budget, with the league also set to undergo negotiations for a historic and first-ever collective bargaining agreement with PFA Canada.
The league’s fifth-ever season will be commemorated with an anniversary logo, and will see eight teams take to the pitch. That’s the same number as last year, but with one team dropping out and a new one replacing it: the league made the decision to terminate the ownerless FC Edmonton last November, with Vancouver FC now embarking on its inaugural year.
The regular season champion will now receive a monetary award equivalent to what will be handed to the North Star Shield victor, with both the table-topping side and the ultimate championship victor earning spots to the Concacaf Champions League.
There’s more scheduling announcements to come tomorrow, with the 2023 Canadian Championship draw set to air live on OneSoccer.
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