Forge FC Resumes Training
The reigning Canadian Premier League champions have been given the all-clear to resume a phased approach to training at Tim Hortons Field.
This morning, the club confirmed that it had received approval from local and municipal health authorities, with both the CPL and CSA having previously given the green light for the return to training. The first phase of training will involve non-contact individual and small group sessions.
Forge FC becomes the sixth Canadian Premier League club to resume training amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and the last of the three Ontario-based sides. Only Valour FC and FC Edmonton have yet to officially announce a full return return to training, although the clubs are expected to in the near future.
Forge FC Captain Kyle Bekker has stated that the club will carefully ease itself back into a state of match readiness, though it’s not clear when the modified 2020 Canadian Premier League Season will ultimately resume. The two-to-three month long season will almost certainly be hosted by a single province, with both Langford and Charlottetown submitting bids to host the league.
Forge FC enters its second-ever season without CPL MVP Tristan Borges, who was sold to a Belgian side Oud-Heverlee Leuven in a landmark deal. The Hamilton-based club retained most of its core roster, with a quiet offseason so far only seeing the side bring in midfielder Paolo Sabak and goalkeeper David Monsalve.
However the 2020 CPL season unfolds, the Hamilton-based club will have high expectations placed on them to follow up to