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CPL schedule: Key dates, rivalries and more


The 2019 Canadian Premier League schedule is finally here.

The inaugural season of Canada’s new tier-one soccer league sees seven founding clubs square off over two distinct halves to crown winners that will advance to the 2019 Canadian Premier League Championship.

The Canadian Premier League kicks off on April 27 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton as Forge FC plays host to Ontario rivals York9 FC in the first-ever edition of the ‘905 Derby,’ a match that is free to the public via Soccer Unites Hamilton.

The Spring season will run from April 27 to Canada Day on July 1st, where the first of two winners will be crowned. The Fall season begins on July 6 and runs until October 19.

Schedule by club

League format

Inaugural match weekend: April 27, 28

Remaining home openers: May 4, May 12 and May 25

Spring and Fall winners crowned: July 1, Oct. 19

The 2019 Canadian Premier League Championship

Rivalry dates

  1. Saturday, May 18 at Spruce Meadows
  2. Saturday, June 16 at Clarke Stadium
  3. Friday, August 16 at Spruce Meadows
  4. Wednesday, September 11 at Clarke Stadium
  5. Saturday, October 19 at Spruce Meadows
  1. Saturday, April 27 at Tim Hortons Field
  2. Saturday, May 25 at York University
  3. Friday, August 2 at Tim Hortons Field
  4. Wednesday, August 28 at York University
  5. Sunday, October 6 at Tim Hortons Field

Other key dates

2019 Canadian Championship


CONCACAF League Qualifiers

2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup


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