Forge FC vs. Cavalry FC in the Canadian Premier League playoffs. Does it get much better than this?
Three years after meeting in the two-legged 2019 CPL Final, the two league heavyweights renew their rivalry with another playoff showdown this weekend.
Neither side enters the post-season in a rich vein of form. Forge (14-5-9) secured second place in the overall league table with a 1-0 win over HFX Wanderers FC last week in their final game of the regular season. But before that, the Hamilton-based club won just two of their previous 10 matches.
Cavalry (14-5-9) settled for third place after an inconsistent run that saw them record five wins and four losses in 10 games since August. Their plus-6 goal difference meant they lost the tiebreaker with Forge plus-22, allowing the two-time CPL champions to finish second and to host the second leg of their semifinal playoff series.
Here’s what you need to know about Saturday's first leg (4:00 p.m. ET) between Forge and Cavalry at ATCO Field in Calgary.