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Round 19(ish) CanPL Power Rankings: East beats West

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All four teams from Eastern and Atlantic Canada prevailed in their most recent matches.

Woobens. That is all.
Sean Pollock / Waking The Red

This past weekend saw all four Eastern teams emerge victorious as they all played Western teams for the first time since The Kickoff in Winnipeg.

Atletico Ottawa had gone nine games without a win but defeated Cavalry 3-1 despite being out possessed 70-30.

Due to Canadian Championship and CONCACAF League matches, Forge have only played one league game since our last power rankings. Here’s how we here at Waking The Red see the teams right now.


1 - Pacific FC - Record - 10-6-4 36 points

Last match: Forge FC 2-1 Pacific FC, September 25

Last week: 1st

Coming off of a loss to Forge, and with two points from their last possible nine in the league, Pacific isn’t exactly cruising. But with the imminent return of Marco Bustos, and while they still sit atop the standings, it’s hard to put them anywhere but first place.

UP NEXT: Valour v Pacific, Wednesday, September 29, 7:45 pm ET

2 - Forge FC - Record - 10-1-7 31 points

Last week: 3rd

Last match: Forge FC 2-1 Pacific FC, September 25

To be the best, you have to beat the best, and Forge has done that in all three contests against Pacific this year. If they can find that consistency week in and week out, they can three-peat.

UP NEXT: Atletico Ottawa v Forge, Sunday, October 3, 3:30 pm ET

3 - Cavalry FC - Record - 9-5-5 32 points

Last week: 2nd

Last match: Atletico Ottawa 3-1 Cavalry, September 25

Three losses and a draw in all competitions in their last four matches has Cavalry take a slight tumble. They do have two Al Classicos coming up and tend to feast about their rivals to the north, so a rebound may be coming.

UP NEXT: FC Edmonton v Cavalry, Wednesday, September 29, 10 pm ET

4 - HFX Wanderers FC - Record - 6-7-6 25 points

Last match: HFX Wanderers 1-0 FC Edmonton, September 25

Last week: 4th

There could have been more goals in their match against Edmonton, but HFX got the one that counts off of Golden Boot race leader Joao Morelli, as the Brazilian scored for the 12th time this season.

UP NEXT: HFX Wanderers v Atletico Ottawa, Wednesday, September 29, 5:30 pm ET

5 - York FC - Record - 7-8-5 29 points

Last match: York United 2-1 Valour, September 26

Last week: 5th

Lowell Wright bagged two goals to keep York in the hunt for the post-season. Their next match is a big one against the Wanderers at home.

UP NEXT: York v HFX Wanderers, Sunday, October 3, 1 pm ET

6 - Valour FC - Record - 7-2-10 23 points

Last match: York United 2-1 Valour, September 26

Last week: 6th

Keeper Matthew Silva and the woodwork kept Valour in their match against York until halftime, with a 1-0 lead, but York finally figured things out

UP NEXT: Valour v Pacific, Wednesday, September 29, 7:45 pm ET

7 - FC Edmonton - Record - 4-6-9 18 points

Last match: HFX Wanderers 1-0 FC Edmonton, September 25

Last week: 7th

Despite some very threatening play, and stellar goaltending by Connor James, the Eddies fell in Nova Scotia their last time out. The Al Classico is next, with Edmonton looking to win one of these contests for the first time.

UP NEXT: FC Edmonton v Cavalry, Wednesday, September 29, 10 pm ET

8 - Atletico Ottawa - Record - 4-5-11 17 points

Last match: Atletico Ottawa 3-1 Cavalry, September 25

Last week: 8th

Dylon Powley did this:

...and Ottawa won for the first time in a long time despite Cavalry threatening throughout the game. Malcolm Shaw scored his second-best in the league eighth goal of the season in the effort.

UP NEXT: HFX Wanderers v Atletico Ottawa, Wednesday, September 29, 5:30 pm ET