2005 Voyageurs Cup

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2005 Voyageurs Cup
2005 Coupe des Voyageurs (in French)
CountryCanada
Teams3
ChampionsMontreal Impact (4th title)
Runners-upVancouver Whitecaps
Matches played6
Goals scored7 (1.17 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Mauro Biello
(3 goals)
2004
2006

The 2005 Voyageurs Cup was the fourth Voyageurs Cup tournament which was started by the Canadian supporters group The Voyageurs.[1][2] The 2005 Edition of the tournament featured Montreal Impact, Toronto Lynx and Vancouver Whitecaps.[3] Professional soccer teams in Edmonton and Calgary ceased being operated by the league and folded at the end of the 2004 season respectively.

The 2005 Voyageurs Cup was won by Montreal Impact who captured the competition in a dominant fashion going undefeated and clinching the competition on August 31, 2005 in their third of four matches.[4] Montreal Impact not only dominated their Canadian rivals but also the league winning ten points clear of the nearest opposition although the 2005 USL First Division was not a balanced home and away competition where each team played the others an equal number of times.

Format[edit]

Each team played two matches (home and away) against each other team. All of these matches are drawn from the USL First Division 2005 regular season; the final two matches played between each city's team is counted as a Voyageurs Cup 2005 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.[5]

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

Standings[edit]

2005-Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Montreal Impact 4 4 0 0 5 1 +4 12
Vancouver Whitecaps 4 1 1 2 1 2 -1 4
Toronto Lynx 4 0 1 3 1 4 -3 1

Results by round[edit]

Montreal Impact
Round1234
GroundAHHA
ResultWWWW
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Toronto Lynx
Round1234
GroundAHAH
ResultDLLL
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Vancouver Whitecaps
Round1234
GroundHAAH
ResultDLWL
Source: Voyageurs.ca
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Schedule[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps0 – 0Toronto Lynx
Report
Attendance: 5,722
Referee: Paul Ward

Toronto Lynx0 – 1Montreal Impact
Report Mauro Biello Goal 38'
Attendance: 2,489
Referee: Kevin Doliba

Montreal Impact2 – 1Toronto Lynx
Joe Mattacchione Goal 30' Report Zé Roberto Goal 52'
Biello Goal 72'
Attendance: 12,885
Referee: Tiger Liu

Montreal Impact1 – 0Vancouver Whitecaps
António Ribeiro Goal 5' Report
Attendance: 8,917
Referee: Steve Depiero

Toronto Lynx0 – 1Vancouver Whitecaps
Report Joey Gjertsen Goal 59'
Attendance: 1,587
Referee: Domenic Scali


Champion[edit]

Voyageurs Cup:
Montreal Impact
4th Voyageurs Cup Win

Top scorers[edit]

Source[6]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Canada Mauro Biello Montreal Impact 3
2 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango Montreal Impact 1
Brazil Zé Roberto Montreal Impact 1
United States Joey Gjertsen Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Canada António Ribeiro Montreal Impact 1
Canada Joe Mattacchione Toronto Lynx 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bin, Matthew. "Voyageurs Cup Announced For A-League Teams". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  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. ^ Bin, Matthew (April 24, 2005). "Fourth Voyageurs Cup Kicks Off". USLFans.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - 0". Soccerway.com. August 31, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "VOYAGEURS CUP 2005". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Voyageurs Cup 2005 Goalscorers". Retrieved May 12, 2014.