Canadian Premier League Announces Championship Format
Last month, Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan had previously admitted he was still deciding between a single-match fixture or a two-legged affair for the league’s championship bout, but the decision is now final: the Canadian Premier League Championship will be a two-legged series.
The championship will pit the winner of the spring season against the winner of the fall season. In the event that the spring winner also finishes at the top of the fall season, the team with the next-best overall record from both seasons will be declared recipient of the fall season birth.
This will be another historic moment for the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural season. We are excited for our clubs, the players, our fans and supporters to bring an exciting final to two cities this fall.David Clanachan
The winner of the fall season will get to choose whether if the first leg will take place at home or away. As expected, away goals will come into effect. It isn’t currently clear if extra time will occur if both sides are even after 90 minutes from each leg, or if the match will go straight to penalties.
Having gone undefeated from its first seven games, Cavalry FC has a chance to secure its spot in the Canadian Premier League Championship this weekend as it takes on second-placed Forge FC. The two teams have squared off in some hotly-contested fixtures that have created the league’s best naturally-developed rivalry.
The Canadian Championship will take place over two weekends: October 26-27, and November 2-3. After both legs have been completed, the winner will be declared the winner of the Canadian Premier League Championship. The trophy for this event will be revealed by the league in the near future.
Beyond a sleek trophy and a historic winner, the winner of the inaugural Canadian Premier League Championship will also qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF League. This year, an interim qualification process awarded the 2019 berth to Forge FC.