PREVIEW: Pacific FC travel to Calgary in the Second Leg of the Canadian Championship
Victoria, BC – After a strong showing on the weekend, Pacific Football Club returns to action traveling to Calgary for the second leg of the Canadian Championship versus Cavalry FC. The 13-team domestic tournament which includes clubs from the Canadian Premier League, MLS and USL, League1 Ontario, and PLSQ continues in Spruce Meadows as Pacific FC looks to recover from a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.
Pacific FC is coming off a hard-fought, 2-2 draw at Westhills Stadium this past weekend versus York9 FC, with the Island team scoring a pair from Marcus Haber and Ben Fisk to grab a point. Following the first-leg matchup, Pacific looks to get back on equal terms in the Cup following the 2-0 loss in the first leg at Westhills Stadium.
The West Coast contingent will look to replicate their goalscoring form from this weekend as they need to best the home side’s advantage on aggregate to advance in the competition. The young Island side will try to grow on their performance from the weekend and have a strong showing away from home. Finding a spark with two first-half goals, Marcus Haber and Ben Fisk will be looking to lead Silberbauer’s men out versus the impressive Alberta side.
Cavalry FC have turned heads with an undefeated start to their inaugural campaign, most recently capturing a derby win over fellow Alberta rivals, Edmonton FC by a score of 1-0. The highly-organized side under head coach Tommy Wheeldon have conceded a mere two goals across five games in all competitions.
The second leg of the opening round of the 2019 Canadian Championship kicks off Wednesday evening at Spruce Meadows. The domestic cup consists of five rounds, with the winner–determined on aggregate score across a home and away series–moving onto the next round.
Pacific FC and Cavalry FC face off at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. PST. Vancouver Island fans can join in the excitement at Darcy’s Pub Downtown and Westshore as well as The Strathcona Hotel. The game will also be streamed live on www.onesoccer.ca.