Ontario’s Toronto Idolo win second straight Futsal Canadian Championship
Posted on 14 April 2019 in Futsal Canadian Championship
Toronto Idolo from Ontario earned their second-straight Futsal Canadian Championship in Kingston. In a re-match between finalists Toronto Idolo and Sporting Montréal FC, Toronto won the 2019 Futsal Canadian Championship 3-2 on kicks following a 5:5 draw in the Sunday 14 April final at Queen’s University.
The teams traded first half goals with Sporting Montréal going up 1:0 on a Mitchell Syla goal in the 10’. Rocha pull Idolo back just three minutes later on a penalty after Berlin Jean-Gilles took him down. Aylan Khenoussi’s goal on the counter in the 19’ gave Montréal the lead heading into halftime.
Idolo started the second half with a pair of goals in the 22’ with Luis Rocha getting his second and Sina Khandan putting Toronto ahead 3:2. Just four minutes later Berlin Jean-Gilles pulled Montreal back. Toronto’s Adrian Perez and Montréal’s Abdelmouhaimen Nboucha traded goals at the end of the second half to send the game into two five-minute halves of extra time.
Marco Rodriguez put Toronto ahead 5:4 in the 49’ looking to secure the trophy for Ontario, but, Abdelmouhaimen Nboucha’s second drew the match even sending the 2019 Futsal Canadian Championship to penalty kicks.
Montréal’s Berlin stepped up and put his shot wide. Rocha scored for Toyota. Syla scored for Montréal, with Sina Khandan scoring for Toronto. Nboucha converted for Montréal, but Marco Rodriguez’s penalty earned the victory for Toronto Idolo.
Toronto’s Luis Rocha won the Golden Boot with 11 goals.
Ontario’s GTA Futsal defeated Saskatchewan’s Olimpia SK FC 6:4 to take the bronze medal. Olimpia were bronze medalists in both the 2017 and 2018 Futsal Canadian Championships. Calgary Villains Elite from Alberta earned fifth place with a 4:3 victory over Manitoba’s Pioneers FC. In the seventh-place match, Yukon’s Whitehorse Selects FC defeated Nunavut’s Rankin FC 6:1 mirroring the territories positions in their inaugural 2018 Futsal Canadian Championship.
Launched in 2015, the Futsal Canadian Championship is Canada’s top-level club futsal championship. Ontario are the defending Futsal Canadian Champions as well as the 2015 and 2016 winners, Quebec was the 2017 champion. The official site for the competition can be found at www.canadasoccer.com/futsal
Futsal is a unique, fast-paced indoor sport played across Canada and around the world. Canada Soccer is committed to the growth and promotion of the game. At the elite club level, Canada Soccer supports domestic competition through the annual Futsal Canadian Championship.
Canada Soccer is committed to supporting international playing opportunities in futsal through participation in the Concacaf Club Futsal Championships and through the Futsal National Team with international participation in the Concacaf Futsal Championship and the FIFA Futsal World Cup.