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Toronto FC win 2018 Canadian Championship

Posted on 16 August 2018 in Canadian Championship

Toronto FC have won their third consecutive and seventh Canadian Championship Voyageurs Cup trophy.  Toronto FC defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC 5:2 in the second leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round on Aug 15 at BMO Field in Toronto, ON. With the 7:4 Final Round aggregate vict More

Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC even at 2:2 heading into second leg of 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round

Posted on 9 August 2018 in Canadian Championship

Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Toronto FC battled to a 2:2 draw in the opening leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round at BC Place on August 8. The second leg at BMO Field kicks off at 19:45 ET on Aug 15 and will be LIVE on TSN1, TSN4, RDS2 and TSNGo. Despite going down to ten men in firs More

Vancouver Whitecaps FC host defending Canadian Champions Toronto FC on TSN

Posted on 8 August 2018 in Canadian Championship

The first leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round kicks off at BC Place in Vancouver, BC at 19:00 PT LIVE on TSN1, TSN4, and RDS2 as 2017 Canadian Championship winners Toronto FC face Vancouver Whitecaps FC for Canada’s place in the Concacaf Champions League. Toronto FC, whose 2 More

Toronto to face Vancouver in 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round on TSN

Posted on 26 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

Toronto FC will face Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round. The two Canadian teams will face each other in the Battle of the North final with Canada’s place in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League on the line. The first leg kicks off on TSN1/4 at 19.00 PT Wednesday More

Toronto FC advances to 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round

Posted on 25 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

Toronto FC earned their spot in the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round with a 3:0 (4:0 on aggregate) victory over Ottawa Fury FC at BMO Field. Ayo Akinola, Jordan Hamilton, and Jonathan Osorio scored the goals for the home side. Toronto won the first leg of the Semi-Final Round 0:1 the previous More

Vancouver turns the tide and defeats Montreal

Posted on 25 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

A penalty goal by striker Kei Kamara at the 60th minute led the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night, in the return leg of their home-and-away semifinal matchup at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.This result enabled the Caps to win the two-game goa More

Toronto, Montréal strike first in 2018 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round

Posted on 19 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

The 2018 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round kicked off in Ottawa and Montréal 18 July with a pair of 1:0 score lines. Canadian MLS teams Toronto FC, Montréal Impact FC and Vancouver Whitecaps joined the competition which is the Canadian pathway to the Concacaf Champions League. The More

Battle of the North continues with 2018 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round

Posted on 18 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

Ottawa Fury FC are hoping third time’s the charm in the Semi-Final Round of the Canadian Championship. Up against the reigning Canadian champions for the third year in a row, Ottawa Fury are primed to win their two-match knock-out series against their Ontario rivals. After advancing from More

Toronto FC takes 1:0 lead over Ottawa Fury FC in Canadian Championship Semi-Final

Posted on 17 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

An early goal from Jonathan Osorio led Toronto FC to a 0:1 victory over Ottawa Fury FC in the first leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Semi-Final in at TD Place in Ottawa, ON. The teams will travel to Toronto for the return leg on 25 July at BMO Field.Osorio notched the crucial away goal for the More

Impact earns 1:0 victory over Whitecaps in 2018 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round

Posted on 17 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

Uruguayan Alejandro Silva celebrated his first game in the Canadian Championship with a goal in the 58th minute to lead the Montreal Impact to a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night, in the first leg of their home-and-away semifinal matchup at Saputo Stadium in Montreal, Quebe More

2018 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round to kick off 18 July live on CanadaSoccer.com

Posted on 12 July 2018 in Canadian Championship

After advancing from the 2018 Qualifying Round, Ottawa Fury FC host 2017 Canadian Championship winners Toronto FC at TD Place while Montreal Impact FC host Vancouver Whitecaps FC at State Saputo. Both matches will be streamed LIVE via CanadaSoccer.com with matches kicking off at 7:30 p.m. ET.2018 Ca More

Ottawa Fury FC advances to semi-final round of Canadian Championship

Posted on 28 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

Ottawa Fury FC have clinched their spot alongside Toronto FC, Montréal Impact FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the semi-final round of the 2018 Canadian Championship. Ottawa won heir two-match series 2-0 over Blainville after back-to-back 1:0 victories in Laval and Ottawa. In the 27 June mat More

Ottawa Fury FC take 1:0 lead in 2018 Canadian Championship Second Qualifying Round

Posted on 21 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

Tony Taylor’s goal in the first minute of the opening leg of the Second Qualifying Round of the 2018 Canadian Championship sends Ottawa Fury FC home up 1:0 against AS Blainville. The Première ligue de soccer du Québec champions AS Blainville, who defeated Oakville Blue Devil More

Ottawa Fury FC open their 2018 Canadian Championship campaign against AS Blainville

Posted on 19 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

Première ligue de soccer du Québec Champions AS Blainville play host in the first leg of the Second Qualifying Round against Ottawa Fury FC Wednesday 20 June kicking off at 19.30 ET 2019 LIVE on MyCujoo.tv/canada-soccer. After a 3:1 aggregate win in the First Qualifying Round over Leag More

Canada Soccer Disciplinary Decision with respect to Canadian Championship hosts Oakville Blue Devils FC

Posted on 18 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

Following a flare being ignited by a spectator at their home game v AS Blainville in the Canadian Championship on 13 June 2018, Oakville was charged with a single count of improper conduct by spectators.  The Canada Soccer Disciplinary Committee fined Oakville $250 for this offence. More

Canada Soccer Disciplinary Decision with respect to Canadian Championship hosts AS Blainville

Posted on 15 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

Canada Soccer charged AS Blainville with Improper Conduct of Spectators following its Canadian Championship game at Stade Desjardin, Laval on 6 June 2018.   Improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, violence towards persons or objects, letting off incendiary devices, throwing missi More

AS Blainville advance to face Ottawa Fury FC in 2018 Canadian Championship

Posted on 14 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

Diyaeddine Abzi scored a first half added time goal to secure a 1:0 (3:1) First Qualifying Round victory for AS Blainville at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, ON on 13 June. After a 2:1 win at home in an exciting first leg on 6 June, AS Blainville move onto the Second Qualifying Round of the 20 More

AS Blainville take 2-1 lead over Oakville in First Qualifying Round of 2018 Canadian Championship

Posted on 7 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

Pierre-Rudolph Mayard scored in the 90th minute to give home side AS Blainville a 2-1 series lead over Oakville Blue Devils in the First Qualifying Round of the 2018 Canadian Championship. After Mitchell Syla put Blainville up 1-0 in the 26th minutes, Oakville drew even just before halftime through More

Battle of the North kicks off as Canada Soccer opens the expanded 2018 Canadian Championship

Posted on 5 June 2018 in Canadian Championship

It will be a historic Canadian Championship opening round when AS Blainville faces Oakville Blue Devils this Wednesday 6 June at the Stade Desjardins au Centre Bois-de-Boulogne in Laval. For the first time ever, Canada Soccer’s signature competition will feature champions from leagues in Ontar More

Battle of the North expands as 2018 Canadian Championship schedule announced

Posted on 10 January 2018 in Canadian Championship

The Battle of the North will kick off 6 June 2018 in Laval, Quebec as Première ligue de soccer du Québec (PLSQ) and League1 Ontario entrants join the 2018 Canadian Championship. The competition will culminate 15 August when the 11th Canadian Championship winner is presented the Voyageu More

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Toronto FC have won their third consecutive and seventh Canadian Championship Voyageurs Cup trophy. 
 
Toronto FC defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC 5:2 in the second leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round on Aug 15 at BMO Field in Toronto, ON. With the 7:4 Final Round aggregate victory, Toronto FC earn a place in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League. 


“This was a big night for us because we wanted to get back to Champions League. We also wanted to win the Canadian Championship,” said Toronto FC Head Coach Greg Vanney. “The guys stepped up and played well. Congratulations to Vancouver they’re a good side.”
 
Canadian Jonathan Osorio was awarded the George Gross Trophy as tournament MVP. Osorio scored three goals, had two assists, and was twice Man of the Match in Toronto’s 2018 Canadian Championship matches.
 
“As a Canadian it’s really important for me and for this club to participate in this competition every year, and to win three in a row means a lot.” said Canadian International Jonathan Osorio, “These are the kind of days that you need to take in and enjoy.”
 
Toronto FC went ahead with two quick goals just before halftime. Jozy Altidore scored in the 39’ minute after a combination play with Jonathan Osorio and Justin Morrow sprung him through and Altidore put it between Marinovic’s legs. Just five minutes later Sebastian Giovinco scored a diving header off Jonathan Osorio’s cross. Altidore was at it again early and often in the second half scoring in the 49’ off a Giovincio cross and in the 53’ he headed in a Giovinco corner. Kei Kamara slipped through on goal and pulled one back for Vancouver in the 63’ and Brek Shea added another at 77’, but, Canadian Tosaint Ricketts scored in the 80’ and Clint Irwin came up with a huge save late to end the Whitecaps comeback. 
 
“It’s well documented that (Jonathan) is having a phenomenal season. Each year he’s worked his tail off to improve his game and to grow, and you can see that all of these things are coming together,” said Toronto FC Head Coach Greg Vanney. “He’s played a big part in all our matches this year. You can’t say enough about the year he’s having.”
 
The expanded 2018 Canadian Championship provided more opportunities than ever before for Canadian players. From 10 matches, there was a record 74 Canadian players across the six teams, more than twice as many that took part in last year's Championship. 
The competition will grow substantially in 2019 with the addition of Canadian Premier League clubs. 

 

Toronto FC earned a late 2:2 draw in the opening leg on August 8 at BC Place in Vancouver. The seven-time Canadian Champions will now return to Champions League play a year removed from falling in the 2018 Concacaf Champions League Final on penalty kicks.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Toronto FC battled to a 2:2 draw in the opening leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round at BC Place on August 8. The second leg at BMO Field kicks off at 19:45 ET on Aug 15 and will be LIVE on TSN1, TSN4, RDS2 and TSNGo.
 
Despite going down to ten men in first half added time, Vancouver led 2:1 until Doneil Henry’s misplaced header deep into stoppage time gave Toronto FC an all important second away goal. Kei Kamara’s kick from the spot opened the scoring for Vancouver after Toronto FC’s Tosaint Ricketts handled the ball in the box on a corner kick in the 24’.
 
“I thought our performance was absolutely terrific especially in the second half where we showed unbelievable character, unbelievable discipline and I’m disappointed that we only scored one second half goal when our counter attacking was phenomenal,” said Vancouver Whitecaps FC Head Coach Carl Robinson. “The effort and the character shown by that group is unbelievable.”
 
Toronto equalized just minutes after the penalty when young Canadian Jonathan Osorio volleyed a Marky Delgado cross past Whitecaps GK Marinovic in the 26’.  Despite playing with 10, the Whitecaps took the lead on Erik Hurtado’s 84’ strike and looked poised to head to Toronto with the lead until conceding late.
 
“The score line is in our favour with two road goals which is a decent road result and we go home with the need to win the game or keep the game in a good position for ourselves,” said Toronto FC Head Coach Greg Vanney. “The vision of the game wasn’t exactly what we envisioned, but, at the end of the day it’s the result that matters when you go home.”

 
2018 Canadian Championship Schedule (home team listed first)
 
1QR - First Qualifying Round
 
2018-06-06 - AS Blainville 2:1 Oakville Blue Devils
2018-06-13 - Oakville Blue Devils 0:1 AS Blainville
 
2QR - Second Qualifying Round
 
2018-06-20 - AS Blainville 0:1 Ottawa Fury FC
2018-06-27 - Ottawa Fury FC 1:0 AS Blainville
 
SF - Semi-Final Round
 
2018-07-18 - Ottawa Fury FC 0:1 Toronto FC
2018-07-18 - Impact de Montréal 1:0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2018-07-25 - Toronto FC 3:0 Ottawa Fury FC
2018-07-25 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2:0 Impact de Montréal
 
Final Round
2018-08-08 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2:2 Toronto FC
2018-08-15 - Toronto FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
 
About the Canadian Championship

• The Canadian Championship is Canada Soccer’s highest domestic professional soccer competition and it is the sole qualification route for Canadian professional clubs into Concacaf Champions League and onto the FIFA Club World Cup.
• The current champions are Toronto FC who have won the tournament six times.
• Canadian content is a focus of the content and since 2017 competition regulations state that each team must field a minimum of three Canadian starters for each match.
• The Voyageurs Cup has been awarded to the Canadian Championship winner since 2008; created by the Voyageurs Canadian Supporters group, the trophy represents Canadian fans’ commitment to the game in our country.
• The George Gross Memorial Trophy recognizes the Canadian Championship's most valuable player, with Sebastian Giovinco the reigning winner in 2017; the award is named after the late George Gross, an honoured member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.
• In 2018, the competition will feature six clubs from four different leagues: Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC and Impact de Montréal from Major League Soccer (all earn automatic berths to the Semi-finals); Ottawa Fury FC from the United Soccer Leagues (who enter in the Second Qualifying Round); Oakville Blue Devils from League1 Ontario (who enter in the First Qualifying Round); and AS Blainville from the Première ligue de soccer du Québec (who also enter in the First Qualifying Round).
• Since 2008, three Canadian winners have reached the Quarter-final stage or further in Concacaf Champions League: Toronto FC twice (Semi-finals in 2011-12 and Grand Final in 2018); Impact de Montréal twice (Quarter-finals in 2008-09 and Grand Final in 2014-15); and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Semi-finals in 2016-17).
 

 

The first leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round kicks off at BC Place in Vancouver, BC at 19:00 PT LIVE on TSN1, TSN4, and RDS2 as 2017 Canadian Championship winners Toronto FC face Vancouver Whitecaps FC for Canada’s place in the Concacaf Champions League.
 
Toronto FC, whose 2017 treble-winning season also included MLS Supporters Shield, and MLS Cup Final trophies, were 2018 Concacaf Champions League Finalists. The six-time Canadian Championship winners defeated Qualifying Round winners Ottawa Fury FC 4:0 on aggregate in their Semi-Final Round matchup.
 
“Canadian Championship winners have achieved tremendous results against the top clubs in Concacaf after qualifying for Champions League play,” said Canada Soccer General Secretary Peter Montopoli. “With the growth of the competition in 2018 and future growth slated for 2019, clubs in this country will continue to put tremendous emphasis on this important competition.”
 
Vancouver Whitecaps FC advanced to the Final by defeating Montreal Impact FC 2:1 on aggregate in the Semi-Final Round and look to return to Champions League play having previously won the 2015 Canadian Championship.
 
The matchup could see young Canadian phenoms Alphonso Davies and Jonathan Osorio go head to head as part of the Canadian Content rules. Since 2017, each team is required to field a minimum of three starters who are currently eligible to represent Canada in international play.
 
Davies and Osorio are two of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team bright young stars as Canada gears up for the Concacaf Nations League and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ Qualifiers.  Davies recently signed an MLS record transfer to FC Bayern Munich in Germany, and Osorio’s performances in the 2018 Conacacf Champions League were a key factor in Toronto FC’s historic run.
 
The Voyageurs Cup will be raised at the completion of the Final Round second leg which goes August 15 at BMO Field. Kickoff will be at 19:45 ET LIVE across Canada on TSN1, TSN4, RDS2 and the TSN Go platform.
 
2018 Canadian Championship Schedule (home team listed first)
 
1QR - First Qualifying Round
 
2018-06-06 - AS Blainville 2:1 Oakville Blue Devils
2018-06-13 - Oakville Blue Devils 0:1 AS Blainville
AS Blainville advance 3:1 on aggregate.
 
2QR - Second Qualifying Round
 
2018-06-20 - AS Blainville 0:1 Ottawa Fury FC
2018-06-27 - Ottawa Fury FC 1:0 AS Blainville
Ottawa Fury FC advance 2:0 on aggregate
 
SF - Semi-Final Round
 
2018-07-18 – Ottawa Fury FC 0:1 Toronto FC
2018-07-18 - Impact de Montréal 1:0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2018-07-25 - Toronto FC 3:0 Ottawa Fury FC
2018-07-25 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2:0 Impact de Montréal
 
Final Round
2018-08-08 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2:2 Toronto FC
2018-08-15 - Toronto FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
 
About the Canadian Championship

  • The Canadian Championship is Canada Soccer’s highest domestic professional soccer competition and it is the sole qualification route for Canadian professional clubs into Concacaf Champions League and onto the FIFA Club World Cup.
  • The current champions are Toronto FC who have won the tournament six times.
  • Canadian Content is a focus of the content and since 2017 competition regulations state that each team must field a minimum of three Canadian starters for each match.
  • The Voyageurs Cup has been awarded to the Canadian Championship winner since 2008; created by the Voyageurs Canadian Supporters group, the trophy represents Canadian fans’ commitment to the game in our country.
  • The George Gross Memorial Trophy recognizes the Canadian Championship's most valuable player, with Sebastian Giovinco the reigning winner in 2017; the award is named after the late George Gross, an honoured member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.
  • In 2018, the competition will feature six clubs from four different leagues: Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC and Impact de Montréal from Major League Soccer (all earn automatic berths to the Semi-finals); Ottawa Fury FC from the United Soccer Leagues (who enter in the Second Qualifying Round); Oakville Blue Devils from League1 Ontario (who enter in the First Qualifying Round); and AS Blainville from the Première ligue de soccer du Québec (who also enter in the First Qualifying Round).
  • Since 2008, three Canadian winners have reached the Quarter-final stage or further in Concacaf Champions League: Toronto FC twice (Semi-finals in 2011-12 and Grand Final in 2018); Impact de Montréal twice (Quarter-finals in 2008-09 and Grand Final in 2014-15); and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Semi-finals in 2016-17).
     

 

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