Soccer

The Canadian Premier League is coming to CBC Sports

CBC Sports and CBCSports.ca will live stream 20 games of the Canadian Premier League, including the league's inaugural match Apr. 27 at 1 p.m. ET when Hamilton's Forge FC hosts Toronto's York9 FC.

20 games to be broadcast live during league's inaugural season

The Canadian Premier League kicks off Apr. 27 on CBC Sports and CBCSports.ca. (Canadian Premier League)

The beautiful game is returning to CBC Sports.

CBC Sports and CBCSports.ca will live stream 20 Canadian Premier League games, including the league's inaugural match on Apr. 27 at 1 p.m. ET when Hamilton's Forge FC hosts Toronto's York9 FC.

The CPL is Canada's new tier-one men's professional soccer league. Seven teams from coast to coast will square off over two distinct halves of the season.

Teams are located in Vancouver Island (Pacific FC), Edmonton (FC Edmonton), Calgary (Cavalry FC), Winnipeg (Valour FC), Hamilton (Forge FC), York Region, Ont., (York9 FC) and Halifax (HFX Wanderers FC).

The season is divided into two distinct halves, with the spring session running from Apr. 27 through Canada Day, while the fall campaign begins on July 6 and concludes Oct. 19.

CBC Sports' Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo will host CBC's coverage of the broadcast games. Commentary will be provided by respected soccer broadcaster Gareth Wheeler and former Canadian international Terry Dunfield.

CBC Sports' resident soccer expert, Nigel Reed, will provide additional analysis at CBCSports.ca and via the CBC Sports app. CBC Sports will also offer Canadian Premier League videos, player profiles and highlight shows across its platforms.

Each of the 20 games will be streamed live on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem and the CBC Sports app, with 10 also available on the CBC TV network.

Live broadcast coverage on CBC, CBC Gem, CBCSports.ca

  • Saturday, Apr. 27: York9 FC at Forge FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, May 12: Cavalry FC at Forge FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, May 25: Forge FC at York9 FC, 4 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, June 1: Pacific FC at HFX Wanderers FC, 2 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, June 15: Pacific FC at York9 FC, 12 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, July 27: Cavalry FC at Valour FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Aug. 10: Cavalry FC at HFX Wanderers FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 14: FC Edmonton at Pacific FC, 3 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 21: Valour FC at HFX Wanderers FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 19: FC Edmonton at Cavalry FC, 4 p.m. ET  

Live streaming coverage on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem

  • Saturday, May 4: Forge FC at HFX Wanderers FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, May 18: York9 FC at Pacific FC, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, June 22: HFX Wanderers FC at York9 FC, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, July 6: FC Edmonton at Forge FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, July 13: Cavalry FC at HFX Wanderers FC, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, July 20: Valour FC at Forge FC, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Aug, 17: Pacific FC at York9 FC, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Aug. 24: Valour FC at Pacific FC, 6 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 28: FC Edmonton at HFX Wanderers FC, 1 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 5: Valour FC at HFX Wanderers FC, 3:30 p.m. ET 

All 20 games will also be streamed live on the CBC Sports app.

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