2013 Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic

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2013 Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates February 9 – February 23
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Montreal Impact (1st title)
Runners-up Columbus Crew
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 41 (2.56 per match)
Top scorer(s) Italy Marco Di Vaio
Colombia Lionard Pajoy
(3 goals)
2012
2014

The 2013 Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic was the fourth edition of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic, a pre-season exhibition tournament held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. A total of six Major League Soccer teams participated.[1]

The defending champions were the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The club did not participate in the 2013 tournament. The Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas did not compete for the first time since the competition's inception in 2010. Toronto is the last original team.

The tournament was won by the Montreal Impact, who defeated the Columbus Crew by a 1–0 score line.

Teams[edit]

The following clubs competed in the tournament.

Team Location Professional League Appearance Notes Ref.
Columbus Crew Columbus, Ohio Major League Soccer 1st [2]
D.C. United Washington, D.C. Major League Soccer 1st 2012 MLS Eastern Conference runners-up [3]
Montreal Impact Montreal, Quebec Major League Soccer 2nd [4][5]
Orlando City Orlando, Florida USL Pro 3rd 2012 USL Pro Commissioner's Cup winners [6]
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Major League Soccer 1st [7]
Sporting Kansas City Kansas City, Kansas Major League Soccer 2nd 2012 US Open Cup champions [3]
Tampa Bay Rowdies St. Petersburg, Florida North American Soccer League 1st 2012 NASL Champions [8]
Toronto FC Toronto, Ontario Major League Soccer 4th 2012 Canadian Championship champions [9]

Matches[edit]

On December 14, 2012, the schedule was released.[10]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advance to Final

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
Columbus Crew 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
Philadelphia Union 3 1 1 1 4 5 –1 4
Toronto FC 3 1 2 0 3 4 –1 3
Orlando City 3 0 2 1 3 7 –4 1

February 13, 2013
13:00 UTC-5
Columbus Crew 4 – 0 Philadelphia Union
Finley Goal 28'
Finlay Goal 40'52'
Schoenfeld Goal 53'
Recap
February 13, 2013
20:00 UTC-5
Toronto FC 3 – 0 Orlando City
T. Morgan Goal 8'
Dunfield Goal 72' (pen.)
Osorio Goal 90+3'
Recap

February 16, 2013
18:00 UTC-5
Orlando City 2 – 3 Columbus Crew
Watson Goal 57'
Fekete Goal 79'
Recap Viana Goal 4'
WilliamsGoal 74'
Higuaín Goal 89' (pen.)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
Montreal Impact 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 7
Sporting Kansas City 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 6
D.C. United 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
Tampa Bay Rowdies 3 0 3 0 1 9 –8 0
February 9, 2013
20:00 UTC-5
D.C. United 4 – 0 Tampa Bay Rowdies
Pajoy Goal 55'59'
Kemp Goal 66'73'
Recap

February 13, 2013
15:00 UTC-5
Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 – 4 Montreal Impact
Yamada Goal 38' (pen.) Recap Felipe Goal 2'
Di Vaio Goal 17' (pen.)42'
Nyassi Goal 66'

Championship round[edit]

Consolation Match[edit]

February 23, 2013
13:00 UTC-5
Philadelphia Union 0 – 2 D.C. United
MacMath Booked 36'
Farfan Booked 74'
Le Toux Booked 75'
Recap De Rosario Goal 39' (pen.)
Saragosa Booked 58'
De Rosario Booked 59'
Pajoy Goal 67'

Consolation Match[edit]

February 23, 2013
15:00 UTC-5
Toronto FC 0 – 1 Sporting Kansas City
O'Dea Yellow cardRed card 15', 57'
Davis Booked 35'
Recap Bieler Goal 23'
Rosell Booked 48'

Consolation Match[edit]

Championship Match[edit]

Montreal Impact
Columbus Crew
GK 1 Troy Perkins
DF 5 Jeb Brovsky
DF 13 Matteo Ferrari Booked 90'
DF 14 Alessandro Nesta
DF 6 Hassoun Camara
MF 8 Patrice Bernier
MF 21 Justin Mapp Goal Substituted off 81'
MF 7 Felipe Substituted off 81'
MF 22 Davy Arnaud(c) Substituted off 81'
MF 31 Andrea Pisanu Booked 16'
FW 9 Marco Di Vaio Substituted off 76'
Substitutes
MF 15 Andrés Romero Substituted in 71'
FW 33 Andrew Wenger Substituted in 76'
MF 18 Collen Warner Substituted in 81'
MF 11 Sanna Nyassi Substituted in 81'
MF 16 Calum Mallace Substituted in 81'
Manager
Switzerland Marco Schällibaum
GK 30 Andy Gruenebaum
DF 3 Josh Williams
DF 14 Chad Marshall
DF 4 Glauber Booked 73'
DF 2 Tyson Wahl
MF 11 Dominic Oduro Substituted off 65'
MF 5 Danny O'Rourke Substituted off 46'
MF 24 Agustin Viana Booked 26' Substituted off 46'
FW 12 Eddie Gaven
FW 33 Federico Higuaín Substituted off 69'
FW 25 Jairo Arrieta Substituted off 69'
Substitutes
MF 6 Tony Tchani Substituted in 46'
MF 8 Matias Sanchez Substituted in 46'
MF 13 Ethan Finlay Substituted in 65'
MF 17 Ben Speas Substituted in 69'
MF 26 Ryan Finley Substituted in 69'
Manager
Poland Robert Warzycha

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLS teams to flock to Central Florida for training camp". Orlandp Sentinel. OrlandoSentinel.com. October 4, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Crew to participate in Walt Disney World® Pro Soccer Classic". Crew Communications. TheCrew.com. November 29, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "MLS teams heading to Orlando for spring training". www.wftv.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  4. ^ "The Impact unveils plans for 2013 training camp". Montreal Impact. ImpactMontreal.com. November 1, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "L’Impact de Montréal dévoile les plans du camp d’entraînement 2013". Montreal Impact (in French). ImpactMontreal.com. November 1, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Orlando City and Tampa Bay To Hold Exhibition Matches". Orlando City Public Relations. OrlandoCitySoccer.com. November 8, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Union to hold preseason in Deltona; compete in Disney Pro Soccer Classic". PhiladelphiaUnion.com. October 8, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ Gabriel, Kerith (2012-10-08). "The Daily Doop!". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  9. ^ http://www.rowdiessoccer.com/index.php?id=52&newsid=3504
  10. ^ "2013 Disney Pro Soccer Classic Schedule Released". Virginia Soccer News. VASoccerNews.com. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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