Forge beat Cavalry 1-0 to win Canadian Premier League
(Reuters) – Forge FC scored a dramatic injury time winner to beat Cavalry 1-0 on Saturday and win the inaugural Canadian Premier League.
Substitute David Choiniere pounced in the 95th minute to lead Forge to a 2-0 aggregate victory.
Cavalry topped both the spring and fall leagues, with Forge, from Hamilton, Ontario, runner up both times.
But Forge won the first leg of the final 1-0 at home on Oct. 26 and then surprised their rivals in front of their own fans on Saturday.
Despite their regular season dominance and an attack that scored a league high 51 goals in 28 games, Cavalry could not get the one goal that would have made the difference over the two legs of the playoff.
The win means Forge qualified to represent Canada in the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
More Top Stories
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to free “electors” in the complex Electoral College system that decides the U.S. presidency from state laws that …read more
The Trump administration on Monday released the names of hundreds of thousands of businesses which took money from a high-profile $660 billion pandemic aid program, …read more
The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths exceeded 130,000 on Monday, following a surge of new cases that has put President Donald Trump’s handling of the …read more
U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday as bets on China leading the revival from a coronavirus-driven downturn helped investors look past a domestic surge …read more
Energy Transfer LP’s 570,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) must be shut down and emptied in 30 days, a U.S. district court ordered …read more
A tell-all book by U.S. President Donald Trump’s niece will be published on July 14, two weeks earlier than expected, its publisher Simon & Schuster …read more