2003 Voyageurs Cup

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2003 Voyageurs Cup
2003 Coupe des Voyageurs (in French)
CountryCanada
Teams4
ChampionsMontreal Impact (2nd title)
Runners-upToronto Lynx
Matches played12
Goals scored30 (2.5 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Ali Gerba
(5 goals)
2002
2004

The 2003 Voyageurs Cup was the second Voyageurs Cup tournament which was started by the Canadian supporters group The Voyageurs.[1][2] The 2003 Edition of the tournament featured the same four teams as the 2002 tournament: Calgary Storm, Montreal Impact, Toronto Lynx and Vancouver Whitecaps.

The 2003 competition was won by Montreal Impact who led the competition with wins in their first three games. Neither Toronto Lynx nor Vancouver Whitecaps could overcome their lead, although, Montreal did not clinch their second Voyageurs Cup until the last game of the competition against Calgary, on August 31, with a 2–0 win at home.[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 2003 regular season; the final two matches played between each city's team is counted as a Voyageurs Cup 2003 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). The four teams are ranked according to the total number of points obtained in all matches.[4]

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

Standings[edit]

2003-Team Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
Montreal Impact 13 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8
Toronto Lynx 12 6 4 2 0 9 7 +2
Vancouver Whitecaps 10 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2
Calgary Mustangs 0 6 0 6 0 2 14 −12

Results by round[edit]

Montreal Impact
Round123456
GroundAAAHHH
ResultWWWLDW
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Toronto Lynx
Round123456
GroundHAAAHH
ResultLWWWLW
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Vancouver Whitecaps
Round123456
GroundHHHAAH
ResultLLWWDW
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Calgary Storm
Round123456
GroundHHAHAA
ResultLLLLLL
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Schedule[edit]




Vancouver Whitecaps1–2Toronto Lynx
Heald Goal 33' Gerba Goal 39'
Gerba Goal 43'
Swangard Stadium
Vancouver, British Columbia

Calgary Storm0–2Toronto Lynx
Report Gerba Goal 6'
Vignjevic Goal 17'
McMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta
Attendance: 1,500

Montreal Impact2–3Toronto Lynx
Sebrango Goal 33'
Matondo Goal 72'
Report
Report
Vignjevic Goal 49'
Gerba Goal 90'
Gerba Goal 102'
Attendance: 8,237
Referee: Ryan Feron


Calgary Storm1–2Vancouver Whitecaps
Zuniga Goal 21' Jordan Goal 79'
Corazzin Goal 81'
McMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta


Toronto Lynx0–1Vancouver Whitecaps
Report
Report
Corazzin Goal 58'
Centennial Park Stadium
Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 2,364
Referee: Tiger Liu

Toronto Lynx2–1Calgary Storm
Barclay Goal 16'
Vincello Goal 63'
Report Wimble Goal 65'
Centennial Park Stadium
Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 3, 216
Referee: Angelo Gertsakis

Montreal Impact2–0Calgary Storm
Leduc Goal 5'
Nash Goal 25'

Champion[edit]

Voyageurs Cup:
Montreal Impact
2nd Voyageurs Cup Win

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Canada Ali Gerba Toronto Lynx 5
2 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango Montreal Impact 3
Brazil Zé Roberto Montreal Impact 3
4 Canada Carlo Corazzin Vancouver Whitecaps 2
Canada Sita-Taty Matondo Montreal Impact 2
Serbia Nikola Vignjevic Toronto Lynx 2
Canada Oliver Heald Vancouver Whitecaps 2
8 Canada Mauro Biello Montreal Impact 1
Argentina Sebastian Barclay Toronto Lynx 1
Nico Craveiro Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Nick Dasovic Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Abraham Francois Montreal Impact 1
Canada Jason Jordan Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Patrick Leduc Montreal Impact 1
Canada Martin Nash Montreal Impact 1
Argentina Mauricio Vincello Toronto Lynx 1
Shaun Wimble Calgary Storm 1
Nicolas Zuniga Calgary Storm 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. ^ "VOYAGEURS CUP 2003". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on November 21, 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "VOYAGEURS CUP 2003 – Format, Tiebreakers". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002. Retrieved May 8, 2014.