MATCH #2 | VALOUR FC (1-0-1) vs YORK9 FC (0-2-0)
When: Saturday, August 22, 2020, Noon CDT
Where: Alumni Field, Charlottetown, PEI
How to watch: OneSoccer is broadcasting all CPL games live https://onesoccer.ca/; CBC is televising Saturday’s match on a live-to-tape basis. It will also be simultaneously streamed via CBC Gem.
Buoyed by their first win of the Island Games in Wednesday’s 4-nil decision over Atlético Ottawa, Valour FC will attempt to win its second straight in a Saturday matinee versus York9 FC.
The Island Games format means a condensed schedule and Valour FC will be playing its third match in six days against York9 FC, which has played to a pair of draws in its first two appearances in PEI.
Valour’s four-goal output in the win over Atlético was a single-match franchise best in the club’s young history, as Fraser Aird opened the floodgates with a penalty-kick marker, followed in succession by Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Dylan Carreiro and Jose Galán. James Pantemis, making his second straight start in goal, helped earn the blank sheet.
The York9 roster features Michael Petrasso, who suited up for Valour last season and scored six goals. Valour’s roster includes GK Matt Silva, who started one game last year for York9.
3 TO WATCH
#9 Austin Ricci, F: Showed his strength and his passion in his first start of the Island Games, playing for 78 minutes in the win over Atlético.
#14 Stefan Cebara, D: Has been steady in two matches for Valour FC in PEI, playing both in the midfield and on the flank of the back line.
#17 Brett Levis, MF/D: Dropped back to the back line following the injury of Arnold Bouka Moutou in the first match, showing his versatility.
Valour FC vs. York9 FC All-Time
Overall: (win-draw-loss): 2-0-2
July 1, 2019, IG Field: York9 3 Valour FC 1
August 10, 2019, York Lions Stadium: Valour FC 2 York 9 0
September 15, 2019, York Lions Stadium: Valour FC 4 York9 2
October 16, 2019, IG Field: York9 4 Valour FC 0
Valour FC Injury Report
Injured: D Arnold Bouka Moutou
The ‘Island Games’ format
- The Island Games First Stage will see each of the eight clubs play each other, for seven guaranteed matches.
- The top four clubs from the first stage will then advance to the Group Stage and play each other again, for three more matches.
- The top two teams will then compete in a single-match final to be crowned the 2020 Canadian Premier League Champion.
Valour FC Island Games matches/results (times subject to change)
First stage results
Match 1: Saturday, August 16: Cavalry FC 2 Valour FC 0
Match 2: Wednesday, August 19: Valour FC 4 Atletico Ottawa 0
Match 3: Saturday, August 22, noon, CT; vs. York9
Match 4: Tuesday, August 25, 1 p.m. CT; vs. Pacific FC
Match 5: Saturday, August 29, 11 a.m. CT; vs. FC Edmonton
Match 6: Wednesday, September 2, noon, CT; vs. HFX Wanderers
Match 7: Saturday, September 5, 11 a.m. CT, vs. Forge FC