Why a Women’s Canadian Premier League Should be the Next Step for Canada Soccer

This past weekend, the newly formed Canadian Premier League, Canada's first ever top-flight league, got underway. It was a monumental occasion for soccer in Canada and kicked off the path to better times for our nation's Men's National Team. One of the major hopes behind the Canadian Premier League was that it would present young … Continue reading Why a Women’s Canadian Premier League Should be the Next Step for Canada Soccer

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Forge FC 1-1 York 9 Match Recap & Analysis

The Canadian Premier League has finally kicked off with the first match between Forge FC and York 9. The game was explosive, end-to-end and very intriguing as both Smyrniotis and Brennan did everything they could to try and get the win. Here is our match recap and analysis for Forge FC's 1-1 tie with York … Continue reading Forge FC 1-1 York 9 Match Recap & Analysis

How Every Canadian Premier League Team Could Line Up

The Canadian Premier League is just four days away from kicking off! Heading into the season The Mastermind analyzed each and every team and their chances in this exciting inaugural season. Check out our Team Guides here! But something that everyone is waiting to see is how each of these teams are going to line up. Ultimately this league … Continue reading How Every Canadian Premier League Team Could Line Up

Should Major League Soccer Adopt A Promotion-Relegation System?

On April 18, 2019, Major League Soccer announced a strategic plan to expand to 30 teams by 2021. MLS currently comprises 24 teams - 3 in Canada, and the rest in the United States. Expanding to 30 teams would make it the biggest professional league in world football in terms of number of clubs and players. With 4 teams arriving to the league in the past 3 years and 4 more on their way by 2021, things are really becoming a bit crazy in the North American soccer scene. Ultimately, the decision from an economic standpoint is a wise one for the league. More clubs = more money, greater outreach and greater attention. But it would throw certain things into chaos, such as scheduling, fairness of scheduling, and the disparities in between the caliber of teams and players.     

#CANPL Team Guide: FC Edmonton

The Canadian Premier League is just a few weeks away from kicking off. The Mastermind Site has now officially launched a #CANPL Team Guide for every single club, with FC Edmonton being the last. After analyzing Halifax, Forge, York, Valour, Cavalry, and Pacific FC; FC Edmonton is the last team to go under the magnifying glass. Here is The Mastermind’s official team guide for the newly revamped FC Edmonton. 

#CANPL Team Guide: Pacific FC

The Canadian Premier League is just a few weeks away from kicking off. Four of the seven Mastermind Site #CANPL Team Guides have been posted and now its time to examine a team from the west coast of Canada, Pacific FC. Here is The Mastermind’s official team guide for Vancouver Island's newest soccer club: Pacific FC. HISTORY On May 5, … Continue reading #CANPL Team Guide: Pacific FC

#CANPL Team Guide: Valour FC

The Canadian Premier League is just a few weeks away from kicking off. The Mastermind Site kicked off its 2019 #CANPL Team Guides with Halifax Wanderers FC, Forge FC and York 9. Now it's time to take a look at Winnipeg's Valour FC, coached by former Canada U-20 coach Rob Gale. Here is The Mastermind’s official team guide for Winnipeg's new club: Valour … Continue reading #CANPL Team Guide: Valour FC

#CANPL Team Guide: York 9

The Canadian Premier League is just a few weeks away from kicking off. The Mastermind Site kicked off its 2019 #CANPL Team Guides with Halifax Wanderers FC and then Forge FC and now it is time to check out Jim Brennan's latest project, York 9. Like HFX and Forge, York 9 are an entirely new club formed for the specific purpose of competing in the Canadian Premier League. Here is The Mastermind’s official team guide for Jim Brennan's York 9. 

#CANPL Team Guide: Halifax Wanderers FC

The Canadian Premier League is just a few weeks away from kicking off. So it's about time The Mastermind Site kicks off its #CANPL Team Guides, starting with the newly formed Halifax Wanderers FC. The Wanderers have quickly become the biggest soccer club in the East Coast and it appears as though there is no … Continue reading #CANPL Team Guide: Halifax Wanderers FC