Canadian Premier League Finals
|Region||Canadian Premier League (CONCACAF)|
|Current champions||Forge FC|
|Most successful club(s)||Forge FC|
|Television broadcasters||CBC, OneSoccer|
|2020 Canadian Premier League Final|
The Canadian Premier League Finals is the annual championship game of the Canadian Premier League (CPL), the top level of Canadian soccer. For the shortened 2020 Canadian Premier League season, it will be held as a single match between the two top-seeded teams in the group stage. The winner of the Finals earns Canada's berth in the following year's CONCACAF League.
The Finals is contested in a two-legged tie, with each team hosting one leg at home. The winner is determined by aggregate score. If the aggregate score is tied, the team with the most away goals wins the series. A penalty shoot-out is the final tiebreaker.
In 2019, the Finals was contested between the winners of the Spring and Fall seasons. The 2020 season saw the end of the split season format, and the 2020 Finals was scheduled to be contested between the top-seeded regular season team and the winner of a playoff between the second and third-placed teams. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the season format was scrapped and replaced with a single-site tournament. The Final will be contested in a single match between the two top-seeded teams from the group stage.
|2019||Leg 1||October 26||Forge FC||1–0||Cavalry FC||Tim Hortons Field||10,486||OneSoccer, CBC Sports|
|Leg 2||November 2||1–0||ATCO Field||5,831|
|2020||September 19||Forge FC||2–0||HFX Wanderers FC||Alumni Field||Closed doors||OneSoccer, CBC Sports|
Records and statistics
|Club||Wins||Losses||Appearances||Years of appearance|
|Forge FC||2||0||2||2019, 2020|
|HFX Wanderers FC||0||1||1||2020|
Champions records in the CONCACAF League
|2019||Forge FC[a]||Round of 16|
- For the inaugural CPL season, Forge FC qualified as the winner of the 2019 Canadian CONCACAF League series.
The winning team is presented with the North Star Shield. It is a solid crystal circular shield engraved with the league's logo. The shield sits atop a maple wood base. The winners and finalists are also presented with gold and silver medals respectively.
|Alumni Field||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island||1||2020|
|ATCO Field||Foothills County, Alberta||1||2019|
|Tim Hortons Field||Hamilton, Ontario||1||2019|
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