The semi-finals of the Canadian Championship to kick off Wednesday 22 June

2022 Canadian Championship

The 2022 Canadian Championship continues after an exciting quarter-final leg with the semi-finals scheduled for Wednesday 22 June. The semi-final round will feature back-to-back matches to determine who will compete in the Battle of the North for the Voyageurs Cup.

The first semi-final will feature Toronto FC host rivals and reigning winners CF Montréal at BMO Field, a rematch from the 2019 and 2021 Canadian Championship Final. In the second Wednesday match, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will host first-time semi-finalists York United FC at BC Place. 

Semi-Finals Schedule

Wednesday June 22

19.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT) BMO Field, Toronto, ON – Toronto FC v. CF Montréal

19.00 local (22.00 ET / 19.00 PT) BC Place, Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC v. York United FC

All Canadian Championship matches will air on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. Fans will find extended coverage for the Canadian Championship across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CanChamp.

2020 Canadian Championship Final

The 2020 Canadian Championship Final presented by Toyota will be played this coming Saturday 4 June 2022 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton featuring Forge FC Hamilton and Toronto FC. Both teams qualified for the Final through their respective brackets before the series was postponed in 2020. Forge FC Hamilton were winners of the 2020 Canadian Premier League Island Games while Toronto FC were winners of the Canadian series of matches in Major League Soccer. Tickets for the 2020 Canadian Championship Final presented by Toyota can be purchased at https://forgefc.canpl.ca/.

2022 Canadian Championship Recap

The 2022 Canadian Championship has featured some enthralling fixtures, all of which featured at least two goals or more. Newcomers Guelph United FC and CS Mont-Royal Outremont put up tough fights in their Canadian Championship debuts before their respective defeats to Canadian Premier League opposition.

Canadian footballers have played a big part in the first nine matches through two rounds. Twelve of the 18 goalscorers in the first two rounds are Canadian (13 of 23 goals) while another 12 Canadians have recorded decisive assists. Goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos, meanwhile, became the first goalkeeper in the Canadian Championship to help eliminate two different teams on kicks from the penalty mark, making important saves against both Atlético Ottawa in the opening round and Pacific FC in the quarter-finals.

Canadian Championship

Canada Soccer’s Canadian Championship, also known as the Battle of the North, is the nation’s highest men’s domestic competition featuring clubs from coast to coast across the country, notably professional teams in Major League Soccer and the Canadian Premier League as well as league winners in both League1 Ontario and Québec’s PLSQ (Première ligue de soccer du Québec). Winners of the 2022 Canadian Championship lift the Voyageurs Cup and qualify to the annual international competition, Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Winners of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League then qualify to the FIFA Club World Cup.

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 is awarded to the competition’s Most Valuable Player, with CF Montréal goalkeeper Sebastian Breza the most recent winner in 2021. The Best Young Canadian Player Award is presented to the top Canadian 23 years or younger, with Toronto FC’s Jacob Shaffelburg the most recent recipient in 2021. 

Canadian Championship Past Winners

2008: Impact de Montréal

2009: Toronto FC

2010: Toronto FC

2011: Toronto FC

2012: Toronto FC

2013: Impact de Montréal

2014: Impact de Montréal

2015: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

2016: Toronto FC

2017: Toronto FC

2018: Toronto FC

2019: Impact de Montréal

2021: CF Montréal

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.