Victoria Challenge Cup

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The Victoria Challenge Cup is a pre-season competition between the 4 USL Premier Development League clubs from Ontario, Canada. The inaugural event took place on the Victoria Day weekend of May 15 to 17, 2009 at the Algonquin Soccer Complex in Ottawa, Ontario.

Victoria Challenge Cup
Founded 2009
Abolished 2009
Region  Canada (CONCACAF)
Number of teams 4
Television broadcasters Rogers TV

Background[edit]

The establishment of Forest City London prior to the 2009 Premier Development League season brought the number of PDL teams in Ontario to four. With American PDL sides starting their season earlier than their Canadian counterparts in order to take part in US Open Cup qualifying,[1] the Canadian PDL teams decided to establish the Victoria Challenge Cup. As of 2009, the Victoria Challenge Cup does not act as qualifying for the Canadian equivalent to the US Open Cup, the Canadian Championship.

The tournament did not take place in 2010 and has lapsed since then.

Participating teams[edit]

Format[edit]

In 2009, the four competing clubs played a round robin tournament in Ottawa. Toronto Lynx and Forest City London did not play each other in Ottawa, but their PDL regular season match completed the tournament schedule.

Past winners[edit]

Year Rank Teams Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
2009 1 Thunder Bay Chill 9 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4
2 Ottawa Fury 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
3 Toronto Lynx 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2
4 Forest City London 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2

2009 Results[edit]

References[edit]