Valour faces York United in home game Thursday

Points at stake for both teams

Winnipeg-based Valour FC is set to host York United FC in a matchday 12 game at Princess Auto Stadium this Thursday. The upcoming game serves as an opportunity for the two teams to play for points in the Canadian Premier League.

Valour FC currently occupies the seventh position in an eight-team league standing while York United FC remains resilient to unseat league leaders Atlético Ottawa from the table’s summit.

Valour FC – after snatching a 2–0 win over Vancouver FC at home on June 2 – has gone two matches without a win at home.

The last two home matches for Valour FC ended in defeat to league leaders Atlético Ottawa and Pacific FC on June 9 and 14, respectively. Valour FC lost to Atlético Ottawa by two unanswered goals and lost to Pacific FC 2-3, scoring two goals and conceding five goals during these matches.

Shaan Hundal and Jordi Swibel fetched the two goals for Valour FC in 46 and 62 minutes, respectively, while Sean Young and Andrei Tircoveanu got goals for Pacific FC in 18 and 32 minutes, respectively. Young’s goal was through a penalty kick and Hundal scored an own goal in the 74th minute.

Valour FC lost to Pacific FC at home in front of 3,032 spectators at the Princess Auto Stadium in south Winnipeg.

The GM and head coach of Valour FC Phillip Dos Santos sees a new team with young players that needs to grow. “Yes, we could be a very good team; we could play against anyone in the league. It’s still a new team and a young team and there’s still some things where we need to grow,” he said, as reported by

Valour FC’s opponents in Thursday’s game, York United FC, have won and lost one game during their last two matches away from home.

York United FC encountered a disappointing 0–3 loss to Forge FC on June 1, but later resurfaced to manage a 2–1 narrow victory over table toppers Atlético Ottawa on Saturday two weeks later.

Toronto-based York United FC have netted two goals and conceded three goals in their last two matches away from home.

York United FC is five points adrift of front-runners Atlético Ottawa and a point above Pacific FC. York United FC arrive in Winnipeg with five wins, two draws and four losses, scoring 17 goals and conceding 17 goals.

Ahead of this clash, York United FC kept title ambitions alive with a 2–0 success over Pacific FC at York Lions Stadium on June 19.