[[*LIVE~STREAM^FrEe*]]Forge vs Toronto FC LiVe OnLiNe FrEe CANADA Championship Final 05 June 2022
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Forge FC vs. Toronto FC — 2020 Canadian Championship Final
020 Canadian Championship — Final
Forge FC vs. Toronto FC
June 4, 2022 at 7 p.m. ET
Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario
Toronto FC will meet Forge FC in the final of the 2020 Canadian Championship on Saturday at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton, Ontario.
The circumstances that led up to it, the rewards on offer, all that noise, none of it matters when that whistle blows – there is a trophy, the Voyageurs Cup, on the line.
The convoluted tale of how TFC progressed to the final and why it has been delayed will fade with time, but nights like these never do.
“The thing we said to the players today is that when you look back, at some point at the end of your career, on all your cup finals, it won't matter whether the 2020 cup final was played in 2022, it will be a cup final and it's an opportunity to hold up a trophy,” levelled Bob Bradley. “Everybody's on board with what it means for the club, what it means for the supporters, and how it's something that can be special for them in their careers.”
Asked if the day was lessened by the lack of the Concacaf Champions League spot that would normally accompany a victory, he added: “When you get the chance to be the team holding up the trophy at the end, that's the only thing that matters.”
A win would see TFC lift their eighth Voyageurs Cup as Canadian champions and their first since 2018. For Forge, it would be their first and the first by a Canadian Premier League side.
Now in their fourth season, they’ve been one of the most consistent sides in the league and that has seen them show well on the international stage.
Over three appearances as the CPL’s representatives in the Concacaf League, Bobby Smyrniotis’ side improved every season, reaching the semifinals last year before falling to Honduran giants CF Motagua.
That enthralling run also earned them a berth in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League, where they faced off against Mexican side Cruz Azul in the Round of 16, losing 4-1 on aggregate earlier this season.
“They're a well-coached team,” summarized Bradley. “I like the fact that they try to play football. They play from the back, they play through the midfield. Some of their attacking ideas, in terms of movements, are similar to things we try to do.”
“I have respect for what they're all about,” he continued. “We mentioned to the team that they're a CPL team, but they've had a lot of experience. When you consider Concacaf League and then what it took to get into the Champions League. They've played international games. They are an experienced CPL team and it shows with the way they play.”