2004 Canadian Professional Soccer League season

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Canadian Professional Soccer League
Season 2004
Champions Toronto Croatia
Regular Season title Toronto Supra (Eastern Conference)
Hamilton Thunder(Western Conference)
Matches played 110
Goals scored 415 (3.77 per match)
Top goalscorer Canada Paul Munster (London City)
Biggest home win HT 7-0 DS
TS 7-1 SCW
Biggest away win DS 0-8 TC
2003
2005

The 2004 Canadian Professional Soccer League season was the seventh season for the Canadian Professional Soccer League. The season began on May 24, 2004 and concluded on October 11, 2004 with Toronto Croatia defeating Vaughan Shooters 4-0 to capture their second CPSL Championship (known as the Rogers CPSL Cup for sponsorship reasons).[1] The championship was hosted for the first time at Victoria Park Stadium in Brampton, Ontario, which granted the Brampton Hitmen a wildcard berth.[2] In the regular season the Toronto Supra clinched their first Eastern Conference title, while Hamilton Thunder secured their second Western Conference title.Though the league decreased in membership they managed to expand to the Windsor - Detroit territory with the addition of the Windsor Border Stars.[3]

Changes from 2003 season[edit]

The 2004 season saw the league decrease from 13 to 11 teams. The Ottawa Wizards, and the Durham Flames had their franchises revoked.[4] The Laval Dynamites went on hiatus as they awaited the completion of their home venue the Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne.[5] Though the CPSL lost 3 franchises they managed to expand to the Essex County with the addition of the Windsor Border Stars.[6] Founding member the Mississauga Olympians were sold to John O’Neill and replaced the Durham Flames under the name Durham Storm.[7] Vaughan Sun Devils changed their name to the Vaughan Shooters, while the North York Astros joined them in their move to the Ontario Soccer Centre.[8] Director of Officials Tony Camacho resigned and was replaced by former Director at Large Walter Kirchner.[9]

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton Hitmen Brampton, Ontario Victoria Park Stadium Steve Nijjar
Durham Storm Oshawa, Ontario Oshawa Civic Stadium Derek Bean
London City London, Ontario Cove Road Stadium Harry Gauss
Hamilton Thunder Hamilton, Ontario Brian Timmis Stadium Jorge Armua
Metro Lions Toronto, Ontario Birchmount Stadium Goran Miscevic
North York Astros Toronto, Ontario Ontario Soccer Centre Vittorio Villacis
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario Club Roma Stadium Lucio Ianiero
Toronto Croatia Mississauga, Ontario Memorial Park Aldo Krajcar
Toronto Supra Toronto, Ontario Centennial Park Stadium José Testas
Vaughan Shooters Vaughan, Ontario Ontario Soccer Centre Sam Mederios
Windsor Border Stars Windsor, Ontario Windsor Stadium Pat Hilton

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Toronto Supra 20 14 4 2 49 21 +28 46 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Metro Lions 20 12 5 3 50 32 +18 41
3 Vaughan Shooters 20 11 5 4 41 23 +18 38
4 North York Astros 20 3 4 13 33 41 −8 13
5 Durham Storm 20 2 1 17 17 77 −60 7

Updated to games played on September 30, 2004.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports04/04cpwk20.htm
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Western Conference[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Hamilton Thunder 20 10 6 4 51 22 +29 36 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Toronto Croatia 20 9 4 7 42 30 +12 31
3 Windsor Border Stars 20 9 4 7 38 32 +6 31
4 Brampton Hitmen 20 7 5 8 32 35 −3 26
5 London City 20 7 3 10 35 42 −7 24
6 St. Catharines Wolves 20 3 5 12 27 44 −17 14

Updated to games played on September 30, 2004.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports04/04cpwk20.htm
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Rogers CPSL Championship playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Wildcard[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Rogers CPSL Championship[edit]

October 11
3:00 ET
Vaughan Shooters 0–4 Toronto Croatia
Report Leo Marasovic Goal 49'
Leo Marasovic Goal 60'
Marko Milicevic Goal 90'
Antonijo Zupan Goal 94'
Victoria Park Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Amato De Luca (Ontario)
GK 1 Canada Brian Bowes
RB 17 Canada Raj Takhar Substituted off 87'
CB 2 Canada Angelo Pollastrone (c)
LB 4 Canada Jorge Molina
RM 7 Canada Cameron Medwin Substituted off 61'
CM 11 Canada Branko Majstorovic Substituted off 62'
CM 10 Canada Joey Todaro
CM 8 Canada Chris Turner
LM 21 Canada Marco Casilinuovo Substituted off 45'
ST 13 Canada Matthew Palleschi
ST 9 Canada Jason De Thomasis Yellow cardYellow cardRed card
Substitutes:
GK 0 Canada Roberto Scala
DF 12 Canada Fitzroy Powell Substituted in 61'
DF 15 Canada Fitzroy Christey Substituted in 45'
MF 23 Canada Ricardo Forno Substituted in 87'
FW 19 Canada Jose Anikewe Substituted in 75'
FW 20 Canada Steve Said
DF 6 Canada Tony Marshall Substituted in 62' Substituted off 75'
Manager:
Italy Tony De Thomasis
GK 1 Canada George Azcurra Yellow cardYellow cardRed card
RB 6 Croatia Mario Kulis
CB 5 Croatia Antonijo Zupan
LB 3 Jamaica Halburto Harris
RM 22 Canada Danny Draganic
CM 9 Croatia Zvjezdan Kresic Substituted off 87'
CM 8 Canada Hugo Alstitud Substituted off 59'
CM 11 Croatia Velemir Crljen
LM 21 Serbia Marko Milicevic
FW 16 Canada Edin Kalic Substituted off 80'
FW 10 Canada Leo Laurito Substituted off 45'
Substitutes:
GK 12 Croatia Vinko Kozina Substituted in 87'
DF 2 Canada Ante Pavlovic
DF 4 Canada Rudy Spajic
MF 7 Canada Andrew Saulez Substituted in 59'
FW 20 Canada Leo Marasovic Substituted in 45'
FW 23 Canada John Sola Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Croatia Theo Krajacic

Assistant referees:
Silviu Petrescu
Yakov Keimakh
Fourth official:
Alex William

All-Star Game[edit]

In the 2004 All-Star game Boavista F.C. of the Primeira Liga conducted a North American tour where one of their opponents were a CPSL Select team assembled by Harry Gauss, and Steve Nijjar.[10] The match was played at Cove Road Stadium in London, Ontario.[11]

Top Goal Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Northern Ireland Paul Munster London City 25
2 Canada Danny Amaral Toronto Supra 15
3 Canada Alex Braletic North York Astros 10
4 Canada Michael Diluca Hamilton Thunder 10
5 Argentina Tati Errecalde Windsor Border Stars 10
6 Haiti Maxim Elie Dorneval Metro Lions 9
7 Trinidad and Tobago Hayden Fitzwilliams Metro Lions 9
8 Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Nelson Hamilton Thunder 9
9 Canada Matthew Palleschi Vaughan Shooters 9
10 United States Aaron Byrd Windsor Border Stars 8

Updated: September 30, 2004
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports04/04cpsl2x.htm

CPSL Executive Committee[edit]

A list of the 2004 CPSL Executive Committee.[12]

Position Name Nationality
President & Chairman: Vincent Ursini Canada Canadian
League Administrator/Director of Media: Stan Adamson England English
Director of Discipline: Clifford Dell Canada Canadian
Director of Officials: Walter Kirchner Romania Romanian
Administrative Co-ordinator: Janet Leonard Canada Canadian
Community Services: Peter Li Preti Canada Canadian
Legal Counsel: Ira Greenspoon Canada Canadian
Marketing Consultant: Cary Kaplan Canada Canadian
Marketing Manager: Jess Krajacic Canada Canadian

Individual awards[edit]

Awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CPSL Most Valuable Player Danny Amaral (Toronto Supra)
CPSL Golden Boot Paul Munster (London City)
CPSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award George Azcurra (Toronto Croatia)
CPSL Defender of the Year Award Justin Marshall (Windsor Border Stars)
CPSL Rookie of the Year Award Paul Munster (London City)
CPSL Coach of the Year Award Pat Hilton (Windsor Border Stars)
CPSL President of the Year Award Bruno Ierullo (North York Astros)
CPSL Referee of the Year Award Amato De Luca
CPSL Fair Play Award Durham Storm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "October 11, 2004 CPSL Rogers Cup Finals Vaughan Shooters vs Toronto Croatia (from CPSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  2. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2005-01-10. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  4. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  5. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-12-21. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  6. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-12-20. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  7. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-12-21. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  8. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-12-21. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  9. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-12-21. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  10. ^ "May 27, 2004 CPSL Selects lineup vs Boavista (from CPSL media release)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  11. ^ "May 27, 2004 Boavista FC (Portugal) tour (from CPSL media release)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  12. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-06-06. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 

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