Interview with Forge FC’s David Choiniere
The CPL has been postponed because of this pandemic that’s happening. What can you tell me a little bit what, what are you guys doing at home to stay fit?
”We as a team are spending time in a program we have to do every week, we have to do on our own. Going to a park or going for a run. I try to who were allowed to go green field. I didn’t find the field. So, to do it the best I can like on a park or on the street, that’s pretty much what I’m doing.”
Do you consider yourself, part of that that that that core, you know, being eligible for the U23 team you know having been included in the provisional 50 man roster that was announced. How confident are you to, to be part of the final squad?
”It can be a tough one for me. And you to have a really great season with forage helped me to supply in that roster. I feel like I need to have a good season that’s gonna give me the best into me that is gonna be a big competition we really need to qualify first and if we do it can be an amazing experience to go to the Olympics.
Montreal have been front runners for a expansion team in 2021. How much would it mean to have a team near your hometown in the greater Montreal?
”I feel like we’re one of the huge province we needed to have a to represent in the country so it’s you know, I think we can open one soon I don’t know when but in the last I heard about some people are slowly getting this project started to open a team there. Because like I said to make it so there’s so many talents in Quebec and you need to open the teams.”
You see Tristan Borges sold to Europe. to Belgium, Then you have Joel Waterman sold to the Impact, then Emilio Estevez sold to Erevidise. What does that say about the Quality of the CPL?
”Everybody knows you know like, it’s because it was a first year in the season nobody really knew like know how long it would take for any kind of player to export and how it happened after the first season. Everybody saw this is they’re saying within the locker room the guys that the proof is in the pudding, Sort of thing like if you do well. You do know that you do hear rumbles, and now you do know for sure that clubs are watching for you internally we didn’t know what to expect. On the first year on this new league and seeing three guys jumping to a bigger lead to just push us to like push yourself and have a good season because I feel right now this league is gonna grow.”
”So I feel if you’re doing well, you’re gonna have your chance to jump into a bigger league. The bigger opportunity to go somewhere else can be MLS it can like Belgium, so I feel like this league is doing. It sucks that COVID-19. But we have to live with it and yeah, it’s a big opportunity for a player industry.”
Mauro Biello was Head Coach at the Impact. Now he’s in charge of Canada’s U23’s. Do you think that helps anything in your case?
”Yeah, it might help but at the same time you have to be the best. If you’re doing good in your club, the more chance to go to represent your country. Yes, you know, he knows me but I’ll take that for granted and take me to, to have a good season and because he knows he knows me but he can’t help me, but I guess as a crew that deserves a spot on that roster.”
Did you ever do we get compared to your brother a lot? or is it more just, you kind of take it in stride you are your own person and whatnot. As a player and person?
”We don’t really compare for sure there’s a little bit of competition between both of us but healthy competition, just push ourselves as far as we can become the best we can. I don’t know if people are comparing us. we’re not. we’re just spent pushed it to be the best.”
Where do you project yourself in in the next couple of years? Like you know if you have a big season, you know, still being a fairly young player you have eyes on you.
”First thing I take it a year at a time. For sure my goals are to go somewhere else, a bigger league. I want to say. I want to be a good finisher. My goal is to go higher.”
Do you ever wish anything happened differently with the Montreal Impact?
”Yeah, I’m really comfortable with the decision that I made so if anything I think I’m a better player or more playing time in my bag so I think it’s all for the better. I don’t regret anything and I’m really happy with where I am right now.”