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Forge FC Releases 2019 Club Schedule

February 27, 2019 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Forge FC News Release

Forge FC is pleased to release the club's full 2019 schedule for the Canadian Premier League's inaugural season. Forge FC matches begin with the first-ever CPL game April 27 vs. York9 FC at 1 p.m. at Tim Hortons Field through to the end of the Fall competition October 16 vs. Cavalry FC at 7 p.m. at Tim Hortons Field. The season will be 28 regular season games (14 home, 14 away) and will be separated into two distinct halves; Spring competition (10 games) and Fall competition (18 games).

Visit forgefootball.club/schedule to view the club's 2019 schedule online.

KEY FORGE FC HOME DATES:

- CPL Inaugural Match - April 27 vs. York9 FC at 1 p.m.

- Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame Game - May 11 vs. Cavalry FC at 6 p.m.

- Black & Gold Game - June 15 vs. Valour FC at 6 p.m.

*More details to come

SCHEDULING :

- The Spring competition season will run from April 27 to July 1 (Canada Day) using Canada's national holiday appropriately to celebrate the first portion of the 2019 season and our league for Canadians by Canadians

- All seven clubs will play 10 matches in the Spring competition

- The Fall competition season will run from July 6 to October 19

- All seven clubs will play 18 matches in the Fall competition following the table reset on July 2

FORMAT :

- Each CPL club will play 28 regular season games (14 home, 14 away) split over two halves of the 2019 season

- All clubs will play against one another at least four times, and at most five times in the regular season

- The season will be separated into two distinct halves to crown winners that will advance to the two-legged Canadian Premier League 2019 Championship

- All seven clubs will compete in a single table

o 3 points for a victory

o 1 point for a draw

o 0 points for a loss

- The winner of the Spring competition will be the club with the most points at the end of the season on Canada Day (July 1) and will be the first club playing in the Canadian Premier League 2019 Championship

- The winner* of the Fall competition will be the club with the most points on October 19 following the table reset on July 2 and will be the second club playing in the Canadian Premier League 2019 Championship (*If same team wins, next highest cumulative point total across both competitions earns berth)

In 2019, Canada Soccer will use the first two home and away matches in the CPL regular season between FC Edmonton, Forge FC and Valour FC to determine who advances to the Preliminary Round of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League. Consistent with seeding for the Canadian Championship based on membership, these three inaugural teams will be provided with a unique opportunity for this season to earn the Canada 2 spot in Scotiabank Concacaf League for 2019.

Forge FC season seats are on sale now. Fans can become a Co-Founder and take advantage of the exclusive, one-time opportunity to be a season seat member in the inaugural year of a professional soccer club. Starting at $17 per match for Co-Founders, Forge FC soccer is the perfect mix of family-friendly affordability and excitement with friends. Click here for a complete list of Co-Founder season seat membership benefits .

Forge FC flex packs are also on sale. Fans can build their own pack by selecting a minimum of three matches and enjoying savings of up to 40% compared to regular single match tickets. Visit forgefootball.club for complete details.

About the Canadian Premier League

Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada's professional men's soccer league set to debut on April 27, 2019. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, the CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast. For updates and more information, please go to CanPL.ca . Connect with us on Twitter: @CPLsoccer and #CanPL

2019 FORGE FC SCHEDULE

GM HOME

AWAY DATE TIME (EDT)

SPRING COMPETITION

1 Forge FC VS York9 FC Sat, April 27 1 p.m.

2 HFX Wanderers FC VS Forge FC Sat, May 4 1 p.m.

3 Forge FC VS Pacific FC Wed, May 8 7 p.m.

4 Forge FC VS Cavalry FC Sat, May 11 6 p.m.

5* Valour FC VS Forge FC Thu, May 16 8 p.m.

6 York9 FC VS Forge FC Sat, May 25 3:30 p.m.

7* Forge FC VS FC Edmonton Wed, May 29 7 p.m.

8* Forge FC VS Valour FC Sat, June 15 6 p.m.

9 Cavalry FC VS Forge FC Sat, June 22 6 p.m.

10* FC Edmonton VS Forge FC Wed, June 26 9 p.m.

*2019 Concacaf League implications FALL COMPETITION

1 Forge FC VS FC Edmonton Sat, July 6 1 p.m.

2 Pacific FC VS Forge FC Sat, July 13 6 p.m.

3 Forge FC VS HFX Wanderers FC Wed, July 17 7 p.m.

4 Forge FC VS Valour FC Sat, July 20 3:30 p.m.

5 FC Edmonton VS Forge FC Sat, July 27 6 p.m.

6 Cavalry FC VS Forge FC Tue, July 30 9 p.m.

7 Forge FC VS York9 FC Fri, Aug 2 7 p.m.

8 Valour FC VS Forge FC Sat, Aug 17 6 p.m.

9 HFX Wanderers FC VS Forge FC Wed, Aug 21 6 p.m.

10 Forge FC VS Cavalry FC Sun, Aug 25 3:30 p.m.

11 York9 FC VS Forge FC Wed, Aug 28 7 p.m.

12 Pacific FC VS Forge FC Wed, Sep 4 11 p.m.

13 Valour FC VS Forge FC Thu, Sep 12 8 p.m.

14 Forge FC VS HFX Wanderers FC Sun, Sep 15 1 p.m.

15 Forge FC VS Pacific FC Sat, Sep 28 3:30 p.m.

16 FC Edmonton VS Forge FC Wed, Oct 2 9 p.m.

17 Forge FC VS York9 FC Sun, Oct 6 3:30 p.m.

18 Forge FC VS Cavalry FC Wed, Oct 16 7 p.m.

CPL 2019 Championship TBA

2019 FORGE FC SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

BY MONTH

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT TOTAL

HOME 1 3 1 3 2 2 2 14

AWAY 0 3 2 3 3 2 1 14

TOTAL 1 6 3 6 5 4 3 28

BY DAYS OF THE WEEK

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT TOTAL

HOME 3 0 0 4 0 1 6 14

AWAY 0 0 1 5 2 0 6 14

TOTAL 3 0 1 9 2 1 12 28

BY OPPONENT

Cavalry FC FC EDM HFX FC Pacific FC Valour FC York9 FC

HOME 3 2 2 2 2 3

AWAY 2 3 2 2 3 2

TOTAL 5 5 4 4 5 5

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