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Watch the Canadian Premier League: The Island Games

Click on the video player above beginning on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET to watch Canadian Premier League action from The Island Games in Charlottetown.

Saturday’s live coverage features matches between the York9 FC vs Atlético Ottawa, followed by a 3 p.m. ET matchup between the HFX Wanderers FC and Pacific FC.

Nigel Reed will handle the play-by-play and Canadian former professional soccer player Craig Forrest will serve as analyst.

In all, CBC Sports will bring you four Saturday double-header broadcasts on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Sports and the CBC Sports app beginning at 1 p.m. ET each Saturday.

Unique format

The 2020 season will begin with an eight-club first stage where each CPL team will play each other once, with the top four clubs to the second round six-match group phase.

The Island Games will be played behind closed doors in a sequestered environment at Alumni Place in Charlottetown and will see the eight clubs – Pacific FC (Vancouver Island, B.C), FC Edmonton (Edmonton), Cavalry FC (Calgary), Valour FC (Winnipeg), Forge FC (Hamilton, Ont. – 2019 Canadian Premier League Champion), York9 FC (York Region, Ont.), Atletico Ottawa (Ottawa) and HFX Wanderers FC (Halifax) battle it out until the top two clubs remain to compete in a single-match Final to be crowned the 2020 Canadian Premier League Champion.

Since there is no home-field advantage it will be a one-match Final to crown the 2020 Canadian Premier League Champion who will be awarded the North Star Shield and a 2021 CONCACAF League berth.

Full schedule

Saturday, Aug. 15

  • York9 FC vs Atletico Ottawa (1 p.m. ET)
  • HFX Wanderers FC vs Pacific FC (3 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Aug. 22

  • York9 FC vs Valour FC  (2 p.m. ET)
  • Forge FC vs Pacific FC (4 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Aug. 29

  • Valour FC vs FC Edmonton (1 p.m. ET)
  • HFX Wanderers vs York9 FC (3 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Sept. 5

  • Forge FC vs Valour FC (1 p.m. ET)
  • Cavalry FC vs York9 FC (3 p.m. ET)

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