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]

Toronto Lynx4–2Calgary Storm
Kojic 10'
Vincello 55'
Budalic 66'
Budalic 74'
Report
Report
Heidler 3'
Pavicic 14'
Attendance: 1,118
Referee: Jose Farias




Toronto Lynx1–0Vancouver Whitecaps
Mattacchione 59' Report
Attendance: 1,059
Referee: Neil Schofield

Calgary Storm0–6Toronto Lynx
Report Faria 7'
Budalic 24'
Budalic 37'
Aristodemo 45+2'
Thomas 53'
Serioux 69'
Attendance: 1,012

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

Montreal Impact1–2Toronto Lynx
Gervais 57' Report Lucas 73'
Penalillo 110'


Toronto Lynx1–2Montreal Impact
Lucas 15' Report
Report
Sebrango 3'
Zé Roberto 7'
Attendance: 3,253


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 Barbados Ryan Lucas Toronto Lynx 3
Brazil Zé Roberto Montreal Impact 3
Canada 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
Canada Waldemar Dutra Calgary Storm 1
Canada Shawn Faria Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Gabriel Gervais Montreal Impact 1
Canada Ollie Heald Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Germany Peter Heidler Calgary Storm 1
Canada Jason Jordan Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Steve Kindel Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Milan Kojic Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Chris Lemire Calgary Storm 1
Canada Geordie Lyall Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Joe Mattacchione Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Mike Pavicic Calgary Storm 1
Peru Julio Penalillo Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Adrian Serioux Toronto Lynx 1
Canada 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. Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. 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. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Voyageurs Cup 2002 – Format, Tiebreakers". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002. Retrieved May 8, 2014.