2002 Voyageurs Cup

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2002 Voyageurs Cup
2002 Coupe des Voyageurs (in French)
CountryCanada
Teams4
ChampionsMontreal Impact (1st title)
Runners-upToronto Lynx
Matches played12
Goals scored39 (3.25 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Nikola Budalic
Eduardo Sebrango
(4 goals each)
2003

The 2002 Voyageurs Cup was the inaugural Voyageurs Cup tournament which was started by the Canadian supporters group The Voyageurs.[1][2] The 2002 Edition of the tournament saw four participating teams: Calgary Storm, Montreal Impact, Toronto Lynx and Vancouver Whitecaps.

The 2002 competition was dominated by the Toronto Lynx and Montreal Impact. Calgary was not competitive in the competition, and Vancouver lost two close games in July to Toronto and Montreal putting them too far behind the two frontrunners. Toronto led the competition with thirteen of a possible fifteen points after five of their six games. In Toronto's last game at home against Montreal Impact, they only need a draw to win the first Voyageurs Cup. Montreal, however, jumped out to an early 0–2 lead after seven minutes and held on for the win. Montreal Impact won their last three games of the competition, including 1–2 over Toronto, to overcome Toronto's lead and win the augural competition.[3]

Format[edit]

Each team played two matches (home and away) against each other team. All of these matches are drawn from the USL A-league's 2002 regular season; the final match played between each pair of teams in each city is counted as a Voyageurs Cup 2002 match. In each match, 3 points are awarded for wins (even if it comes in extra time), 1 point is awarded for a draw, and 0 points are awarded for losses (even if it comes in extra time). There are no bonus points awarded as there are in the A-league.[4] In 2002 the A-League points system was 4 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss + 1 bonus point when scoring three or more goals in a game.[5] The four teams are ranked according to the total number of points obtained in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches.

The team ranked highest after all matches have been played is the champion, and will be awarded the Voyageurs Cup.

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams are tied on points then they are ranked relative to each other by applying the following tiebreakers:[6]

  1. Number of points obtained in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  2. Goal difference in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  3. Number of goals scored in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  4. Number of away goals scored in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  5. Goal difference in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches.
  6. Number of goals scored in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches.
  7. Number of away goals scored in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches.
  8. If exactly two teams are tied: Number of points obtained in all A-league 2002 regular season matches between the tied teams using the Voyageurs Cup 2002 point-scoring system.
  9. If exactly two teams are tied: Goal difference in all A-league 2002 regular season matches between the tied teams.
  10. If exactly two teams are tied: Number of away goals scored in all A-league 2002 regular season matches between the tied teams.
  11. Number of points obtained in all A-league 2002 regular season matches using the A-league 2002 point-scoring system (4 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss, 1 bonus point for each match in which 3 or more goals are scored).
  12. Goal difference in all A-league 2002 regular season matches.
  13. Number of goals scored in all A-league 2002 regular season matches.
  14. Number of away goals scored in all A-league 2002 regular season matches.
  15. Stage reached in the A-league 2002 playoffs.
  16. Goal difference in the furthest A-league 2002 playoff stage reached.
  17. Number of goals scored in the furthest A-league 2002 playoff stage reached.
  18. Number of away goals scored in the furthest A-league 2002 playoff stage reached.

Standings[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Montreal Impact 15 6 5 0 1 12 5 +7
Toronto Lynx 13 6 4 1 1 15 6 +9
Vancouver Whitecaps 7 6 2 1 3 8 8 0
Calgary Storm 0 6 0 0 6 4 20 −16

Results by round[edit]

Montreal Impact
Round123456
GroundHHHAAA
ResultWWLWWW
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Toronto Lynx
Round123456
GroundHHAAHH
ResultWWWDWL
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Vancouver 86ers
Round123456
GroundHAAHAH
ResultWLLDWL
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Calgary Storm
Round123456
GroundAAAHHH
ResultLLLLLL
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Schedule[edit]






Calgary Storm0–6Toronto Lynx
Faria Goal 7'
Budalic Goal 24'
Budalic Goal 37'
Aristodemo Goal 45+2'
Thomas Goal 53'
Serioux Goal 69'

Vancouver Whitecaps1–1Toronto Lynx
Jordan Goal 22' Lucas Goal 48'
Swangard Stadium
Vancouver, British Columbia


Calgary Storm1–2Vancouver Whitecaps
Dutra Goal 16' Thompson Goal 46'
Heald Goal 66'


Calgary Storm1–3Montreal Impact
Lemire Goal 48' Sebrango Goal 48'
Zé Roberto Goal 90+5'
DeSantis Goal 90+7'

Vancouver Whitecaps0–3Montreal Impact
Zé Roberto Goal 27'
Bernier Goal 62'
Sebrango Goal 80'
Swangard Stadium
Vancouver, British Columbia

Champion[edit]

Voyageurs Cup:
Montreal Impact
1st Voyageurs Cup Win

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Canada Nikola Budalic Toronto Lynx 4
Cuba Eduardo Sebrango Montreal Impact 4
3 Ryan Lucas Toronto Lynx 3
Brazil Zé Roberto Montreal Impact 3
England Niall Thompson Vancouver Whitecaps 3
6 Canada Robbie Aristodemo Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Patrice Bernier Montreal Impact 1
Canada Mauro Biello Montreal Impact 1
Canada Jeff Clarke Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Nick DeSantis Montreal Impact 1
Canada Jason DiTullio Montreal Impact 1
Waldemar Dutra Calgary Storm 1
Shawn Faria Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Gabriel Gervais Montreal Impact 1
Canada Oliver Heald Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Peter Heidler Calgary Storm 1
Canada Jason Jordan Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Steve Kindel Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Milan Kojic Toronto Lynx 1
Chris Lemire Calgary Storm 1
Geordie Lyall Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Joe Mattacchione Toronto Lynx 1
Mike Pavicic Calgary Storm 1
Julio Penalillo Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Adrian Serioux Toronto Lynx 1
Elvis Thomas Toronto Lynx 1
Argentina Mauricio Vincello Toronto Lynx 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bin, Matthew. "Voyageurs Cup Announced For A-League Teams". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Daniel Squizzato (August 11, 2015). "Canadian Championship: The amazing story behind the fan-created trophy awarded to Canada's best". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Adamsky, Tyler. "Voyageurs Cup 2002: A Review". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Voyageurs Cup 2002 – Format, Tiebreakers". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  5. ^ Litterer, David (February 14, 2010). "United Soccer Leagues Statistical History, Part 4 (2000–2003)". American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Voyageurs Cup 2002 – Format, Tiebreakers". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002. Retrieved May 8, 2014.