2006 Canadian Soccer League season

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Canadian Soccer League
Season 2006
Champions Italia Shooters
Regular Season title Serbian White Eagles (International Division)
Oakville Blue Devils (National Division)
Matches played 132
Goals scored 443 (3.36 per match)
Top goalscorer Romania Gabriel Pop (Serbian White Eagles)
Biggest home win 9–0 Toronto Supra Portuguese v Caribbean Selects
Biggest away win 0–8 St. Catharines Wolves v Serbian White Eagles
2005
2007

The 2006 Canadian Soccer League season was the 9th season for the Canadian Soccer League. The season began on May 19, 2006 and concluded on October 15, 2006 with Italia Shooters defeating Serbian White Eagles 1-0 at Esther Shiner Stadium to win their first CSL Championship.[1] In the regular season Serbia clinched the International Division, and Oakville Blue Devils secured their first National Division title. The league was re-branded as the Canadian Soccer League, and renamed their two existing conferences into the International and National division. The changes brought about an increase in sponsorship, media coverage, and an 50% increase in attendance.[2][3] The CSL also received greater autonomy from the Ontario Soccer Association.[4]

Changes from 2005 season[edit]

The Canadian Professional Soccer League changed their name to the Canadian Soccer League. Two new conferences were created International, and National, replacing the Eastern, and Western conferences.[5][6]Vaughan Shooters changed their name to Italia Shooters and Toronto Supra changed their name to Toronto Supra Portuguese.[7] Both join the newly created international division, re-kindling the spirit of the National Soccer League. The Serbian White Eagles, and the Caribbean Selects began play as an expansion franchise in the International Conference.[8][9] The White Eagles played under the same name in the CSL's predecessor league the National Soccer League in 1974.[10] The Hamilton Thunder, and the Durham Storm had their franchises revoked.[11] Most of the matches were scheduled for the weekend in order to save travel expenses for the clubs, and the league eliminated the playoff wildcard match for the host club.[12]

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton Stallions Brampton, Ontario Victoria Park Stadium Paul Dhillon
Caribbean Selects Liberty Village, Toronto Lamport Stadium Corcel Blair Jr.
Italia Shooters Vaughan, Ontario Ontario Soccer Centre Carmine Isacco
London City London, Ontario Cove Road Stadium Harry Gauss
Laval Dynamites Laval, Quebec Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne Jawad El Andaloussi
North York Astros North York, Ontario Esther Shiner Stadium Pavel Zaslavski
Oakville Blue Devils Oakville, Ontario Bronte Stadium Phil Ionadi
Serbian White Eagles Etobicoke, Toronto Centennial Park Stadium Dragoslav Šekularac
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario Club Roma Stadium Miro Marjanovic
Toronto Croatia Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario Memorial Park Mladen Pralija
Toronto Supra Portuguese Brockton, Toronto, Ontario Brockton Stadium Jose Testas
Windsor Border Stars Windsor, Ontario Windsor Stadium Pat Hilton

Final standings[edit]

International Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Serbian White Eagles 22 17 4 1 66 13 +53 55 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Toronto Croatia 22 14 5 3 58 23 +35 47
3 Italia Shooters 22 8 9 5 30 26 +4 33
4 Toronto Supra Portuguese 22 7 7 8 43 34 +9 28
5 Caribbean Selects 22 1 3 18 15 87 −72 6

Updated to games played on September 30, 2006.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports06/06cpwk20.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.

National Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Oakville Blue Devils 22 10 6 6 42 26 +16 36 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Brampton Stallions 22 10 5 7 38 42 −4 35
3 Laval Dynamites 22 8 7 7 37 29 +8 31
4 Windsor Border Stars 22 8 6 8 30 30 0 30
5 St. Catharines Wolves 22 7 6 9 29 40 −11 27
6 North York Astros 22 3 8 11 28 45 −17 17
7 London City 22 3 6 13 27 58 −31 15

Updated to games played on September 30, 2006.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports06/06cpwk20.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.

CSL Championship playoffs[edit]

  QuarterFinals SemiFinals Rogers Cup final
                                       
  3  Toronto Croatia 1      
6  Laval Dynamites 0      
  3  Toronto Croatia 0      
  5  Italia Shooters 1      
2  Oakville Blue Devils 1    
  7  Windsor Border Stars 2      
    5  Italia Shooters 1    
  1  Serbian White Eagles 0    
  4  Brampton Stallions 0      
5  Italia Shooters 2      
  1  Serbian White Eagles 6    
  7  Windsor Border Stars 1      
1  Serbian White Eagles 3    
  8  Toronto Supra Portuguese 0      

Quarterfinals[edit]

Italia Shooters were given the semi-final spot as a result of a 2-0 forfeit.

Semifinals[edit]

CSL Championship[edit]

October 15
5:00 ET
Serbian White Eagles 0–1 Italia Shooters
Report Anthony Adur Goal 62'
Esther Shiner Stadium
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Mercy Watfa (Ontario)
GK 23 Serbia Dusan Belic
RB 2 Serbia Siniša Ninković
CB 8 Serbia Nenad Stojčić
LB 6 Serbia Mirko Medic
RM 16 Canada Joshua Gordon
CM 10 Montenegro Bozo Milic Substituted off 82'
CM 13 Canada Nikola Budalic Substituted off 76'
LM 21 Canada Alex Braletic
ST 11 Romania Gabriel Pop
ST 9 Serbia Sasa Viciknez (c)
ST 15 Canada Milos Scepanovic Substituted off 45'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Serbia Miodrag Bogdanovic
DF 4 Canada Mark Jankovic
DF 5 Serbia Nikola Lukic
DF 7 Serbia Mario Ostojic
MF 12 Serbia Uroš Predić Substituted in 82'
MF 20 Serbia Milan Janosevic Substituted in 76'
FW 22 Montenegro Dragan Radović Substituted in 45'
Manager:
Serbia Dragoslav Sekularac
GK 0 Canada Camilo Benzi
RB 22 Canada Angelo Pollastrone (c)
CB 12 Canada Alvaro Yaques
LB 11 Canada Fitzroy Christey
RM 15 Canada Luke Stedmond Substituted off 57'
CM 24 Canada Anthony Adur
CM 13 Canada Frank Bruno Substituted off 82'
CM 18 Canada Bill Androutsos Substituted off 65'
LM 25 Canada Sean Myers
FW 21 Canada Luca Forno
FW 9 Canada Jason De Thomasis Substituted off 84'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Canada Pablo Alvarado
DF 6 Canada Franco Ruscetta Substituted in 65'
DF 3 Canada Diego Cardona
MF 10 Canada Josue Jaramillo Substituted in 57'
FW 14 Canada Remone Metyas
FW 20 Canada Rob Black Substituted in 84'
FW 23 Canada Aundrae Rollins Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Italy Tony De Thomasis

Assistant referees:
Amato DeLuca
Vito Curalli
Fourth official:
Yusri Rudolf

All-Star Game[edit]

Clyde F.C. of the Scottish First Division conducted a Canadian tour, where they played two matches the first match against Windsor Border Stars and the second against a CSL All-Star team assembled by Velemir Crljen.[13][14] The match was played at Esther Shiner Stadium at North York, Toronto.

May 7, 2006
3:00 pm
CSL All-Stars 1 - 2 Clyde F.C.
Sasa Viciknez Goal 6' Report Dougie Imrie Goal 18'
Stephen O'Donnell Goal 55'
Esther Shiner Stadium
Attendance: 200
Referee: Steve DePiero (Ontario)
GK 23 Canada George Azcurra Substituted off 52'
RB 22 Croatia Antonijo Zupan (c)
CB 25 Canada Orlin Chalmers Substituted off 66'
LB 4 Croatia Domagoj Sain
RM 12 Canada Danny Draganic Substituted off 31'
CM 17 Canada Desmond Humphrey Substituted off 79'
CM 16 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caswain Mason Substituted off 86'
CM 13 Trinidad and Tobago Hayden Fitzwilliams Substituted off 80'
LM 19 Canada Fitzroy Christey Substituted off 75'
ST 10 Canada Peter Curic Substituted off 70'
ST 18 Serbia Sasa Viciknez Substituted off 66'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Serbia Dusan Belic Substituted in 79'
GK 21 Canada Haidar Al-Shaïbani Substituted in 52' Substituted off 79'
DF 15 Canada Deny Velastegui Substituted in 75'
DF 2 Serbia Mirko Medic Substituted in 66'
DF 7 Serbia Mario Ostojic Substituted in 90'
DF 3 Canada Zeljko Dukic Substituted in 79'
MF 6 Canada Selmir Sehic Substituted in 31' Substituted off 90'
MF 8 Albania Gentjan Dervishi
MF 11 Albania Eris Tafaj Substituted in 86'
MF 24 Canada Geoffrey Attard Substituted in 80'
FW 17 Trinidad and Tobago Judah Hernandez Substituted in 70'
FW 5 Canada Alex Braletic Substituted in 87'
FW 14 Canada Jean Tshimpaka Substituted in 66' Substituted off 87'
Manager:
Croatia Velemir Crljen
GK 1 Scotland Peter Cherrie
RB 5 Scotland Craig McKeown
CB 2 Scotland Neil McGregor
CB 4 Scotland Chris Higgins Substituted off 74'
LB 3 Scotland Dougie Imrie
RM 11 Northern Ireland Michael McGowan
CM 6 England Kevin McDonald
CM 7 Scotland Steven Masterton Substituted off 45'
LM 8 Scotland Stephen O'Donnell
FW 10 Scotland Tom Brighton Substituted off 10'
FW 9 Scotland Alex Williams
Substitutes:
GK 17 Scotland Paul Jarvie
DF 12 Scotland Bob Harris
MF 15 Scotland Kevin Bradley Substituted in 10'
MF 16 Scotland Paul McHale Substituted in 45'
MF 19 Scotland Ian Sinclair Substituted in 74'
FW 14 Scotland Gary Arbuckle
Manager:
England Graham Roberts

Assistant referees:
Amato DeLuca
Mike Roecken
Fourth official:
Vito Curalli

Top Goal Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Romania Gabriel Pop Serbian White Eagles 27
2 Serbia Sasa Viciknez Serbian White Eagles 23
3 Brazil Castro Uarlem Toronto Supra Portuguese 20
4 Trinidad and Tobago Hayden Fitzwilliams Toronto Croatia 12
5 Canada Tommy Ples Toronto Croatia 11
6 Canada Sam Hassam Oakville Blue Devils 10
7 Morocco Rachid Madkour Laval Dynamites 9
8 Argentina Hugo Herrera Brampton Stallions 8
9 Canada Petro Czoli Oakville Blue Devils 8
10 Canada Micheal Di Luca Toronto Supra Portuguese 8

Updated: September 30, 2006
Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20070203180901/http://cpsl.org/stats.asp

CSL Executive Committee and Staff[edit]

A list of the 2006 CSL Executive Committee.[15]

Position Name Nationality
Commissioner: Cary Kaplan Canada Canadian
Executive Director: Stan Adamson England English
Director of Discipline: Clifford Dell Canada Canadian
Director of Officials: Walter Kirchner Romania Romanian
Director of Marketing: John Marsico Canada Canadian
Office Manager: Janet Leonard Canada Canadian
Administration/PR: Stephen McCaffrey Canada Canadian
Referee-in-Chief: Hugh Elliott Canada Canadian
Community Services: Peter Li Preti Canada Canadian
Legal Counsel: Ira Greenspoon Canada Canadian
Financial Auditor: John Morgan Canada Canadian

Awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CSL Most Valuable Player Saša Viciknez (Serbian White Eagles)
CSL Golden Boot Gabriel Pop (Serbian White Eagles)
CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award George Azcurra (Toronto Croatia)
CSL Defender of the Year Award Fil Rocca (Windsor Border Stars)
CSL Rookie of the Year Award Uarlem Castro (Toronto Supra Portuguese)
CSL Coach of the Year Award Tony De Thomasis (Italia Shooters)
CSL President of the Year Award Isac Cambas (Toronto Supra Portuguese)
CSL Referee of the Year Award Mercy Watfa
CSL Fair Play Award Caribbean Selects

References[edit]

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