2004 Voyageurs Cup

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2004 Voyageurs Cup
2004 Coupe des Voyageurs (in French)
CountryCanada
Teams5
ChampionsMontreal Impact (3rd title)
Runners-upToronto Lynx
Matches played20
Goals scored55 (2.75 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Charles Gbeke
(5 goals)
2003
2005

The 2004 Voyageurs Cup was the third Voyageurs Cup tournament which was started by the Canadian supporters group The Voyageurs.[1][2] The 2004 Edition of the competition featured the expansion Edmonton Aviators as well as the four 2003 teams: Calgary Storm (now Calgary Mustangs), Montreal Impact, Toronto Lynx and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Similar to the 2003 Voyageurs Cup competition Montreal Impact built up an early lead with three wins and a draw in the competition's first four games that the other teams could not overcome even though Montreal Impact only clinched their third Voyageurs Cup in a row in their last match with a 2–0 over Edmonton FC on Aug. 25 (the competition's penultimate match).[3]

Format[edit]

The competition was set up on the league principle with each team playing two matches (home and away) against each other team for a total of eight matches per team. The entire competition totaled twenty matches. All matches were part of the 2004 USL A-League regular season with the last home and away matches included when more than two matches were played due to the unbalanced league schedule. In each match, 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 point is awarded for a draw, and 0 points are awarded for a loss. The five 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 was the champion awarded the 2004 Voyageurs Cup.

Standings[edit]

2004-Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Montreal Impact 18 8 5 3 0 13 2 +11
Toronto Lynx 13 8 4 1 3 13 12 +1
Edmonton Aviators 11 8 3 2 3 11 14 −3
Vancouver Whitecaps 8 8 2 2 4 8 13 −5
Calgary Mustangs 5 8 1 2 5 10 14 −4

Schedule[edit]

Toronto Lynx0–2Montreal Impact
Report Frederick Commodore 14'
Frederick Commodore 43'
Attendance: 1,826
Referee: Jose Farias

Vancouver Whitecaps0–3Montreal Impact
Report António Ribeiro 27'
JJ Bailey 44'
JJ Bailey 79'
Attendance: 4,613
Referee: Michael Lambert


Edmonton F.C.1–1Montreal Impact
Jaime Lopresti 81' Report Darko Kolic 90'
Attendance: 3,823
Referee: Joe Branco

Calgary Mustangs3–0Vancouver Whitecaps
Conrad Smith 18'
Conrad Smith 41'
Mesut Mert 43'
Report
Attendance: 1,867
Referee: Bernhardssen

Montreal Impact1–1Toronto Lynx
Mauricio Vincello 69' Report Darren Baxter 60'
Attendance: 9,289
Referee: Rob Aritle

Calgary Mustangs1–1Edmonton F.C.
Jaime Auvigne 78' (PK) Report Nikola Vignjevic 4'

Vancouver Whitecaps1–3Toronto Lynx
Johnny Sulentic 62'
Oliver Heald 90' (PK)
Johnny Sulentic 90'
Report Charles Gbeke 75'
Attendance: 4,729
Referee: Tiger Lui

Vancouver Whitecaps2–3Edmonton F.C.
Davide Xausa 14'
Alfredo Valente 24'
Report Sean Fraser 45'
Fred Akok 52'
Sean Fraser 89'
Attendance: 3,837
Referee: Steve Dipiero


Toronto Lynx2–1Calgary Mustangs
Andres Arango 53'
Ali Gerba 91'
Report Walter Otta 10'
Attendance: 3,462
Referee: Simon Moreatroyd

Montreal Impact2–0Calgary Mustangs
Eduardo Sebrango 23'
Zé Roberto 44'
Report
Attendance: 9,752
Referee: Dominic Rossetto


Edmonton F.C.2–1Toronto Lynx
Sipho Sibiya 38'
Chris Devlin 110'
Report Charles Gbeke 68'
Attendance: 473
Referee: John De La Cruz

Vancouver Whitecaps1–1Calgary Mustangs
Jason Jordan 60' Report Steffen Holdt 90'
Attendance: 4,853
Referee: David Gantar

Montreal Impact0–0Vancouver Whitecaps
Report
Attendance: 11,019
Referee: Steve DePiero

Toronto Lynx2–0Vancouver Whitecaps
Darren Baxter 28'
Charles Gbeke 89'
Report
Attendance: 2,358
Referee: Jeff Corrivault

Edmonton F.C.3–2Calgary Mustangs
Fred Akok 30'
Sean Fraser 45'
Nikola Vignjević 110' (PK)
Report Mesut Mert 8'
Walter Otta 27'
Attendance: 527
Referee: Paul Ward

Montreal Impact2–0Edmonton F.C.
Zé Roberto 21'
Eduardo Sebrango 22'
Report
Attendance: 10,122
Referee: Jose Farias

Toronto Lynx3–1Edmonton F.C.
Vinicius Brito 27'
Charles Gbeke 61'
Shawn Faria 67'
Report Gordon Chin 75'
Attendance: 2,075
Referee: Tiger Liu

Champion[edit]

Voyageurs Cup:
Montreal Impact
3rd Voyageurs Cup Win

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Canada Charles Gbeke Toronto Lynx 5
2 Ghana Frederick Commodore Montreal Impact 3
Canada Ali Gerba Toronto Lynx 3
Canada Sean Fraser Edmonton Aviators 3
Trinidad and Tobago Conrad Smith Calgary Mustangs 3
Canada Davide Xausa Vancouver Whitecaps 3
7 Liberia Fred Akok Edmonton Aviators 2
Brazil Zé Roberto Montreal Impact 2
Cuba Eduardo Sebrango Montreal Impact 2
Canada Johnny Sulentic Vancouver Whitecaps 2
Trinidad and Tobago Joel John Bailey Montreal Impact 2
England Darren Baxter Toronto Lynx 2
Bulgaria Mesut Mert Calgary Mustangs 2
Argentina Walter Otta Calgary Mustangs 2
Serbia Nikola Vignjevic Edmonton Aviators 2
16 Canada Andres Arango Toronto Lynx 1
Brazil Vinicius Brito Toronto Lynx 1
Netherlands Geert Brusselers Calgary Mustangs 1
Canada Shawn Faria Toronto Lynx 1
Canada Steffen Holdt Calgary Mustangs 1
Canada Jason Jordan Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Patrick Leduc Montreal Impact 1
Canada Gordon Chin Edmonton Aviators 1
Serbia Darko Kolic Montreal Impact 1
Canada Chris Devlin Edmonton Aviators 1
Canada António Ribeiro Montreal Impact 1
Canada Sipho Sibiya Edmonton Aviators 1
Canada Alfredo Valente Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada Oliver Heald Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Argentina Mauricio Vincello Montreal Impact 1
Canada Jamie Auvigne Calgary Mustangs 1
Chile Jaime Lopresti Edmonton Aviators 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. ^ "Montreal Impact vs. Edmonton Aviators 2 - 0". Soccerway.com. August 24, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "VOYAGEURS CUP 2004". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on December 13, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2019.