Fixtures

Canada Premier League 08/20 23:00 - Forge FC vs York United FC - View
Canada Premier League 08/27 22:30 - Atletico Ottawa vs Forge FC - View
Canada Premier League 09/04 18:00 - Valour FC vs Forge FC - View
Canada Premier League 09/10 21:00 - Forge FC vs Cavalry FC - View
Canada Premier League 09/19 00:00 - Pacific FC (CA) vs Forge FC - View
Canada Premier League 09/25 20:00 - FC Edmonton vs Forge FC - View

Results

Canada Premier League 08/13 01:00 - [4] Cavalry FC v Forge FC [1] L 2-1
Canada Premier League 08/06 20:00 - [1] Forge FC v Hfx Wanderers FC [6] W 1-0
Canada Premier League 07/31 23:00 - [4] Atletico Ottawa v Forge FC [3] W 0-4
Canada Premier League 07/28 01:00 - [3] Cavalry FC v Forge FC [4] W 1-2
Canada Premier League 07/23 20:30 - [4] Forge FC v Valour FC [5] W 3-1
Canada Premier League 07/19 22:45 - [4] Forge FC v FC Edmonton [8] W 5-1
Canada Premier League 07/08 23:30 - [7] York United FC v Forge FC [4] W 0-2
Canada Premier League 07/03 20:00 - [4] Forge FC v Atletico Ottawa [2] L 0-1
Canada Premier League 06/29 23:00 - [4] Forge FC v Valour FC [6] L 0-1
Canada Premier League 06/19 18:00 - [5] Hfx Wanderers FC v Forge FC [4] W 0-3
Canada Premier League 06/12 20:00 - [4] Forge FC v Pacific FC [1] W 3-0
Canada Championships 06/04 23:00 1 Forge FC v Toronto FC L 5-6

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 51 27 24
Wins 26 14 12
Draws 10 7 3
Losses 15 6 9
Goals for 85 47 38
Goals against 49 21 28
Clean sheets 19 9 10
Failed to score 14 8 6

Wikipedia - Forge FC

Forge FC is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Hamilton, Ontario, that competes in the Canadian Premier League, the top tier of Canadian soccer. The club plays its home matches at Tim Hortons Field. Forge FC joined the CPL in 2019 as one of the league's seven inaugural teams.

The club won the first two championships of the Canadian Premier League, winning back-to-back league titles in 2019 and 2020. Forge was the first CPL side to compete in a continental competition when it qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF League, and the first to compete in the highest tier of continental competition in the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League. Forge became the first Canadian Premier League club to reach the final of the Canadian Championship, which they did in 2020.

History

Hamilton was linked to a professional soccer team as early as June 2013, when reports first emerged of a professional soccer league launching in Canada. Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young was part of a group of investors, predominantly from the Canadian Football League, working with the Canadian Soccer Association and president Victor Montagliani.

In February 2016, the ownership group sought permission from Hamilton City Council to erect a dome over the Tim Hortons Field playing surface to allow for year-long activity, including soccer. When the Canadian Premier League was officially announced, it was revealed that Hamilton's club would be the flagship franchise.

On May 6, 2017, Hamilton was one of two cities accepted by the Canadian Soccer Association for professional club membership when the Canadian Premier League was unanimously approved.

Forge FC was officially unveiled as the league's sixth team on July 12, 2018. The club revealed its crest, colours and branding, as well as its place in the league for the 2019 launch season. The name was chosen to represent city's industrial heritage and forging ahead building its future.

Bobby Smyrniotis era

On October 1, 2018, Forge FC announced that Bobby Smyrniotis would be its first head coach and technical director. On November 29, 2018, Kyle Bekker and Chris Nanco were announced by the club as its first signings, coinciding with event that consisted where each team unveiled its initial player signings.

2019 season

The club played its first ever game on April 27, 2019, in the CPL's inaugural match against York9 FC. As one of the league's 'inaugural teams', the club competed against FC Edmonton and Valour FC for a spot in the 2019 CONCACAF League, qualifying after defeating Valour FC 2–0 on June 16, 2019. In their debut international match, Forge defeated Antigua GFC 2–1 on aggregate in the two-leg preliminary round series to advance to the round of 16. There, Forge FC was eliminated 4–2 on aggregate by Honduran club Olimpia.

Forge FC won the league championship in their inaugural season after defeating Cavalry FC 2–0 on aggregate in the 2019 CPL Finals. Golden Boot winner Tristan Borges scored the opening goal during the first leg on October 26 in Hamilton. David Choinière scored the final goal late in stoppage time during the second leg, held on November 2 in Calgary.

2020 season

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPL delayed the 2020 Canadian Premier League season and played it as a shortened bubble tournament at the University of Prince Edward Island. There, Forge defended their title, defeating HFX Wanderers FC 2–0 in the CPL Final with goals from Alexander Achinioti-Jönsson and Maxim Tissot.

In the CONCACAF League, Forge defeated Municipal Limeño and Tauro in single-leg away matches before falling to Haitian club Arcahaie on penalties in the quarter-finals. The club had one final chance to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League in a play-in match, but were defeated by Honduran club Marathón.

2021 season

In the club's 2021 season, Forge competed in the CONCACAF League for a third consecutive season. This year, the club advanced to the semi-finals for the first time, coming from behind in the quarter-finals to defeat Santos de Guápiles 4–3 on aggregate to qualify for the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League. Domestically, Forge finished first in the CPL and qualified for the CPL Final, but were defeated 1–0 by Pacific FC, ending the club's quest for a third consecutive title.

2022 season

On January 2, 2022, the club reorganized its ownership under the newly announced Hamilton Sports Group, an entity that will also own the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the master licence for Tim Hortons Field. Bob Young continues to serve as chairman and the largest shareholder while also welcoming new investment from Hamilton-based steel company Stelco (represented by its chairman and CEO Alan Kestenbaum), club CEO Scott Mitchell, and Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson. On February 16, 2022, Forge FC became the first Canadian Premier League team to participate in the CONCACAF Champions League, hosting Cruz Azul in a 1–0 loss, and eliminated by them in the first round, 4–1 on aggregate.