Canadian Premier League to kick off sixth season with tripleheader

Canadian Soccer Business has launched legal action against Mediapro, its media partner, over breach of contract in a move that will have a major ripple effect on the sport in Canada. (CP/Nick Iwanyshyn)

The Canadian Premier League will kick off its sixth season April 13 with Atletico Ottawa, champion Forge FC and Pacific FC all hosting games.

Ottawa will entertain York United FC at TD Place to kick off the Opening Day tripleheader. Forge will then host 2023 regular-season winner Cavalry FC at Tim Hortons Field in a rematch of last year’s championship game, followed by Pacific welcoming the Halifax Wanderers to Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C.

Vancouver FC rounds out opening-weekend play when it hosts Winnipeg’s Valour FC on April 14 at Willoughby Community Park in Langley, B.C.

York’s home opener will be April 21 against Forge at York Lions Stadium while Halifax welcomes Atletico Ottawa to Wanderers Grounds on April 27.

Cavalry’s home opener at ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows is set for April 28 against Pacific. The final home opener is June 2 when Valour hosts Vancouver. The late start in Winnipeg is due to upgrades to the playing surface at IG Field.

The full CPL schedule will be announced Jan. 23.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.