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    The Method, Vol. 3: How To Win In Knockout Football (ft. Bobby Smyrniotis & David Edgar)

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series “The Method” by Oliver Platt from October 22, 2020.

    Courtesy of OneSoccer:

    It has been a remarkable run for a club in its second year of existence.

    Since last year’s Concacaf League kicked off on August 1, two-time Canadian Premier League champions Forge have played 10 matches in a knockout or playoff format.

    The club from Hamilton has won seven of them, losing just one — an away defeat at Honduran giants Olimpia.

    It makes Forge’s run in this year’s Concacaf League, which begins in El Salvador on Thursday night, an intriguing Canadian soccer story.

    Win three rounds and a CPL team will be going to the Champions League for the first time.

    It also makes Forge something of a case study. This club started with a blank slate less than two years ago; how has it become so good, so quickly in the games that matter most?

    In Volume 3 of The Method, Forge coach Bobby Smyrniotis and defender David Edgar take us through their recipe for success. For the rest of the story please go to:

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