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All smiles as the Canadian Premier League rolls into Kelowna

The wait is over and professional soccer has overtaken the Apple Bowl’s pitch as the Canadian Premier League prepares for Sunday’s matchup between Vancouver and Cavalry FC for the first stop of the CPL On Tour campaign.

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia/Corvin Vaski

Although not at their usual clubhouse in Langley, Vancouver will be the home team on Sunday.

Both teams have spent the past few days training, getting used to the area and making their presence felt.

For the athletes, Sunday’s game carries the excitement of being in a new environment, but also the same responsibilities as a normal match.

“It's normal business, but it is also special – It's kind of both, just because we're playing in a different place that we're not used to coming to in the CPL,” said Cavalry’s Shamit Shome, who is used to their home field in Calgary.

“We're used to going to the same places two times a year. So it's cool to come somewhere different, especially a place like Kelowna in the summer.”

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia/Corvin Vaski

Vancouver is in third place in the standings with a 4-2-3 record on the season, while Cavalry is not far behind in fifth place and coming off a win.

“We started a bit slow, but we're starting to make some progress,” added Shome.

“I think we're excited to see how we can kind of take this next chunk of the games and push forward.”

Vancouver will have their eyes set on beating Cavalry for the first time in the club’s short history since being founded in 2023.

Kick off is at 2 pm and tickets can be purchased online at this link.



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