Today is the day when the pro soccer journey begins for a handful of Canadian prospects, as the CPL-U SPORTS Draft takes place in Montreal. Soccer fans can watch the CPL-U SPORTS Draft unfold on Monday at 7:00 p.m. ET on, the CPL’s YouTube Channel, and on IGTV @cplsoccer. The first round of the draft will see HFX Wanderers FC, who finished in last place in the combined CPL standings this season, select first overall. CPL Champions Forge FC will close out the first round by selecting seventh. RELATED READING: More on the CPL-U SPORTS Draft Here is the order for the first round:
  • 1) Halifax Wanderers FC
  • 2) Valour FC
  • 3) Pacific FC
  • 4) FC Edmonton
  • 5) York9 FC
  • 6) Cavalry FC
  • 7) Forge FC
The draft order will reverse itself for the second round, with Forge selecting first and HFX going last. In total, 14 players will be selected during the two-round draft. The draft is open to any U SPORTS underclassman with one to four years of eligibility who registers for the draft. Thirteen CPL-U SPORTS Draft picks combined for 15,249 minutes of playing time during the 2019 regular season for an average of 1,730 minutes (which is above the league median). HFX Wanderers fullback André Bona led the pack with 2,053 minutes, just behind Cavalry’s Marco Carducci for the 15th-most amongst all CPL players in Year 1.

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