2007 Canadian Soccer League season

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Canadian Soccer League
Season 2007
Champions Toronto Croatia
Top goalscorer Canada Nicolas Lesage (20 goals)
2006
2008

The 2007 Canadian Soccer League season was the tenth since its establishment. The first match of the season was played on May 11, 2007, and the season ended on October 28, 2007. The season concluded with Toronto Croatia claiming their third championship by defeating rivals Serbian White Eagles 4-1 on aggregate, thus making Croatia the most successful club in the history of the CSL soccer, having won more league trophies than any other club. Toronto Croatia also celebrated its 50 anniversary in Canadian soccer. Winning the CSL title after losing just one game in the 5-month long campaign, including an unbeaten streak in their international triumph of the Croatian World Club Championship.

The league experienced a major increase in match attendances, with clubs averaging over 1,000 fan support per game. With the Serbian White Eagles and newly expansion Trois-Rivières Attak averaging the most.[1] The season was also notable with the introduction of the inaugural Locust CSL All Star Game, played on July 28, 2007 at Windsor Stadium.[2] With the International Conference All-Stars winning over the National Conference All-Stars.[3]

Changes from 2006 season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Conference[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA Points
1 St. Catharines Wolves 22 12 4 6 36 19 42
2 Trois-Rivières Attak 22 10 4 8 48 29 38
3 North York Astros 22 5 12 5 32 55 20
4 Windsor Border Stars 22 5 13 4 33 49 19
5 London City 22 3 17 2 15 82 11

International Conference[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA Points
1 Serbian White Eagles 22 14 5 3 55 31 45
2 Toronto Croatia 22 10 1 11 42 16 41
3 Italia Shooters 22 11 4 7 44 17 40
4 Canadian Lions 22 6 7 9 40 36 27
5 Portuguese Supra 22 4 13 5 31 42 17
Purple indicates conference winners
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Rogers Cup playoffs[edit]

  QuarterFinals
10 & 11 October 2007
SemiFinals
20 & 21 October 2007
CSL Final
27 & 28 October 2007 @ 5:00pm & 3:00pm
Esther Shiner Stadium, North York, Ontario
                               
  1  Serbian White Eagles 2  
8  Windsor Border Stars 1  
  1  Serbian White Eagles 2  
  4  Trois-Rivières Attak 1  
5  Italia Shooters 0
  4  Trois-Rivières Attak 3  
    1  Serbian White Eagles 1 0  
  3  Toronto Croatia 4 0  
  2  St. Catharines Wolves (AET/PSO) 0 (10)  
7  Canadian Lions 0 (9)  
  2  St. Catharines Wolves  
  3  Toronto Croatia    
3  Toronto Croatia (AET) 4
  6  North York Astros 2  

Quarterfinals

October 13, 2007
Italia Shooters 0–3 Trois-Rivières Attak
(Report) Lesage Goal 22'
Mayard Goal 55'
Kolić Goal 88'



October 14, 2007
Canadian Lions 0–0 (aet) St. Catharines Wolves
(Report)
  Penalties  
Penalty missed Ncube 9 – 10 Penalty scored Kamendy


October 14, 2007
North York Astros 2–4 (aet) Toronto Croatia
Vainshtein Goal 17'
Lammie Goal 27'
(Report) Pupić Goal 64' Goal 105'
Fitzwilliams Goal 90' Goal 95'

Semifinals

October 20, 2007
St. Catharines Wolves 2–3 Toronto Croatia
Aragona Red card 30'
Gallagher Goal 41'
Magnotta Goal 59' (pk)
(Report) Fitzwilliams Goal 11'
Attard Goal 28' (og)
Maletić Goal 44'



Rogers Cup Final


Toronto Croatia wins on total goals 4-1.

Canadian Soccer League 2007 winners
Toronto Croatia
Third Title

Format change for Rogers Cup finals[edit]

Due to Toronto Croatia and the Serbian White Eagles playing for the Championship Cup, the CSL decided to change the format to a two-leg game rather than the standard knockout. The first game will be played on Friday, October 27, and will be played in front of only Croatia fans, with the team serving as the home side. The next day, October 28, the White Eagles will be the home side, and their fans will be the only ones permitted at the game.[5][6][7][8]

2007 scoring leaders[edit]

Full article: CSL Golden Boot
Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Nicolas Lesage  Canada Trois-Rivières Attak 20
2 Gabriel Pop  Romania Serbian White Eagles 18
3 Evan Milward  Canada Canadian Lions 15
- Darko Kolić  Serbia Trois-Rivières Attak 15
5 Aaron Byrd  United States Windsor Border Stars 14
6 Saša Viciknez  Serbia Serbian White Eagles 13
- Antonio Stranges  Canada St. Catharines Wolves 13
8 Kadian Lecky  Jamaica Italia Shooters 10
9 Helio Pereira  Brazil Portuguese Supra 9
- Carlo Arghittu  Canada St. Catharines Wolves 9
- Tihomir Maletić  Croatia Toronto Croatia 9

Individual awards[9][edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]