It all started in April, when Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton hosted the inaugural game of the Canadian Premier League. Six months later, the Hammer is getting ready for another milestone day. Leg 1 of the Canadian Premier League Finals kicks off Saturday with Forge FC welcoming Spring and Fall season winners Cavalry FC to Tim Hortons Field (3:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. MT, on OneSoccer, CBC & Some of the CPL's brightest stars will be on display as Forge and the Cavs do battle in the opening match of Finals 2019, and then again for the second leg on Nov. 2 in Calgary at ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows. Who are the key players to watch? How will the coaches approach the two-legged series? Will home-field advantage tip the scales? answers these questions and many more, and has you covered with our in-depth preview coverage of Finals 2019...
PREVIEW: Forge FC vs. Cavalry FC – Finals 2019, Leg 1

Saturday marks the eighth meeting in 2019 between Forge and the Cavs – including their second-round Canadian Championship series – as the CPL's top two teams duel it out again on the biggest stage. || FULL STORY
How do Forge and Cavalry compare position by position? takes a deep dive into the rosters of both Forge FC and Cavalry FC, examining how they stack up against one another position-by-position. || FULL STORY
Centre Circle LIVE! podcast: Finals Leg 1 edition ft. Smyrniotis, Wheeldon Jr. & more

On the latest edition of the Centre Circle LIVE! podcast, Forge FC’s Bobby Smyrniotis and Anthony Novak, and Cavalry FC’s Tommy Wheeldon Jr. and Marco Carducci join the show to provide their perspective on Saturday's match at Tim Hortons Field.
Kyle Bekker’s open letter to Forge FC fans

Ahead of Saturday's game, Kyle Bekker wrote a personal letter to Forge FC fans. || FULL STORY
Valour coach Rob Gale reveals the secret to defeating Cavalry FC

How do you solve a problem like Cavalry FC? Valour FC’s Rob Gale figures you’ve got to do battle with the "hydra" – as Cavalry, whose high-press has been dubbed the '90 minutes of Hell' by pundits, can attack in many different ways, across many different parts of the field. || FULL STORY
HFX coach Stephen Hart reveals the secret to defeating Forge FC

It may seem counterintuitive to look at the last place HFX Wanderers FC for hints on how to beat a team that finished 20 points ahead of them in the Fall standings, but on closer look there are some clues to the secret of beating Forge. || FULL STORY
Forge or Cavalry: Which team has more big-game experience?

If there is an edge to be gained by Forge or Cavalry, perhaps it is this: composure under the bright lights. || FULL STORY
Y9 coach Brennan on the role of composure in Finals 2019

York9 FC coach Jimmy Brennan shared his thoughts on the one factor that could decide who wins Finals 2019. || FULL STORY
DEBATE: Who will win Leg 1 of Finals 2019 at Tim Hortons Field?'s editorial crew offer their picks and predictions. || FULL STORY
Paulus advises players to stay offline ahead of Finals 2019M

Embrace the moment. Have fun. But stay the heck off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. That’s the message FC Edmonton coach Jeff Paulus has for Cavalry FC and Forge FC players as they prepare to face each other in Finals 2019. || FULL STORY
Burning questions: Are Cavalry already champions?

Is there a case to be made to already declare Cavalry the champions? || FULL STORY
WATCH: The best Forge and Cavalry goals of 2019 CPL season

Sit back and enjoy this rewind of some of Forge and Cavalry’s top goal-scoring moments in 2019:
Finals 2019: Comparing Forge and Cavalry’s home fortresses

Both Cavalry and Forge put up stellar home records this season. But which side could benefit the most from home-field advantage in Finals 2019? || FULL STORY
Match-by-match: How Forge-Cavalry became the CPL’s defining matchup

Forge FC and Cavalry FC will play for the eighth and ninth times in 2019 with the Canadian Premier League Finals. For those paying attention, the seven previous encounters were quite the spectacle. || FULL STORY
Smyrniotis, Wheeldon embrace modern game’s new tactical thought

Tommy Wheeldon Jr. and Bobby Smyrniotis have openly embraced modern soccer; that is, it’s more about how you play rather than simply talking about formations. || FULL STORY
5 things we learned from Forge-Cavalry tilts ahead of Finals 2019

Forge and Cavalry have met seven times this season, dropping a few hints about what’s to come on Saturday. || FULL STORY
Bustos, Gasparotto, Fisk, Arnone, and Ameobi weigh in reached out to five players – one each from each of the clubs not participating in Finals 2019 – to share their thoughts on the finalists, their respective styles of play, expectations for the two legs, and championship prediction. || FULL STORY
Will Cavalry's Ledgerwood be fit for Leg 1?

Cavalry has some injury issues ahead of Saturday's game in Hamilton. || FULL STORY
Suspensions could hurt Forge in Leg 1

Suspensions will force Forge to juggle their line-up on Saturday. || FULL STORY

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