The Canadian Premier League is coming to CBC Sports
The beautiful game is returning to CBC Sports.
CBC Sports and CBCSports.ca will live stream 20 Canadian Premier League games, including the league's inaugural match on Apr. 27 at 1 p.m. ET when Hamilton's Forge FC hosts Toronto's York9 FC.
The CPL is Canada's new tier-one men's professional soccer league. Seven teams from coast to coast will square off over two distinct halves of the season.
Teams are located in Vancouver Island (Pacific FC), Edmonton (FC Edmonton), Calgary (Cavalry FC), Winnipeg (Valour FC), Hamilton (Forge FC), York Region, Ont., (York9 FC) and Halifax (HFX Wanderers FC).
The season is divided into two distinct halves, with the spring session running from Apr. 27 through Canada Day, while the fall campaign begins on July 6 and concludes Oct. 19.
CBC Sports' Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo will host CBC's coverage of the broadcast games. Commentary will be provided by respected soccer broadcaster Gareth Wheeler and former Canadian international Terry Dunfield.
CBC Sports' resident soccer expert, Nigel Reed, will provide additional analysis at CBCSports.ca and via the CBC Sports app. CBC Sports will also offer Canadian Premier League videos, player profiles and highlight shows across its platforms.
Each of the 20 games will be broadcast live on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem and the CBC Sports app, with 10 also available on the CBC TV network.
Live broadcast coverage on CBC, CBC Gem, CBCSports.ca
Live streaming coverage on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem
All 20 games will also be streamed live on the CBC Sports app.