2006 Open Canada Cup
|Champions||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia (1st title)|
|Goals scored||53 (2.94 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Urbain Some, Abraham Osman, Helio Pereira, Dragorad Milicevic, Haris Cekic (3 goals each)|
The 2006 Open Canada Cup was the 9th edition of the Canadian Soccer League's open cup tournament running from late May through late September. Ottawa St. Anthony Italia defeated Toronto Lynx 2-0 in the final played at Cove Road Stadium, London, Ontario.Ottawa became the first victorious amateur club in the tournament's history, and first amateur club to claim a purely Canadian treble (Open Canada Cup, Ontario Cup, and The Challenge Trophy). The tournament expanded to include for the first time the Toronto Lynx of the USL First Division at that time the nations top tier division. Notable entries included the reigning Spectator Cup champions Hamilton Serbia, and 2005 Canadian National Challenge Cup, Ontario Cup champions Scarborough GS United both respectively from the Ontario Soccer League.
The Ontario and Quebec amateur clubs began the tournament in the preliminary rounds while the CSL clubs and Toronto Lynx received an automatic bye to the second round. For the fifth straight year London City were awarded the hosting rights to the finals which granted them a wild card match if they were defeated in the earlier rounds. All CSL clubs competed in the competition with the exception of Toronto Croatia which opted out in order to compete in the annual Croatian-North American Soccer Tournament.
|Enter in Preliminary Round||Enter in Second Round|
3 teams/1 team/1 team/1 team
11 teams/1 team
|May 20, 2006||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia (OCSL)||2–0 (forfeited)||Montreal Panellinios (LSEQ)||Ottawa, Ontario|
|(Report)||Stadium: Gee-Gees Field
|May 21, 2006||Hamilton Serbia (OSL)||1–0||GS United (OSL)||Hamilton, Ontario|
|5:00 ET||Igor Prostran||(Report)||Stadium: Brian Timmis Stadium
|June 30, 2006||AEK London (WOSL)||5–0||Hamilton Argentina 78 (OSL)||London, Ontario|
|8:38 ET||Jaufcin Guy 3'
Haris Cekic 27'
Paul Arnold 33'
Noel Cunningham 74'
Dave Day 76'
|(Report)||Stadium: Cove Road Stadium
|July 2, 2006||North York Astros (CSL)||0–5||Brampton Stallions (CSL)||Toronto Ontario|
|2:30 ET||(Report)||André Andrade 48'
Ronald Nicholas 50'
Helio Pereira 65'
Helio Pereira 67'
Helio Pereira 79'
|Stadium: Esther Shiner Stadium
Referee: Geoff Gamble
|July 2, 2006||Laval Dynamites (CSL)||2–4||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia (OCSL)||Laval, Quebec|
|7:00 ET||Leo Incollingo
|Stadium: Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne
|July 2, 2006||Italia Shooters (CSL)||2–0||Oakville Blue Devils (CSL)||Vaughan, Ontario|
|7:00 ET||Joshua Jaramillo 70'
Danny Sanna 88'
|(Report)||Stadium: The Soccer Centre
Referee: Mercy Watfa
|July 2, 2006||St. Catharines Wolves (CSL)||0–1||AEK London (WOSL)||St. Catharines, Ontario|
|8:00 ET||(Report)||Haris Cekic 67'||Stadium: Club Roma Stadium
|July 2, 2006||Hamilton Serbians (OSL)||3–2||Toronto Supra Portuguese (CSL)||Hamilton, Ontario|
|9:00 ET||Dragorad Milicevic 35'
Dragorad Milicevic 40'
Dragorad Milicevic 70'
|(Report)||Giovani Annisi 23'
Giovani Annisi 80'
|Stadium: Brian Timmis Stadium
|July 3, 2006||London City (CSL)||4–1||Caribbean Selects (CSL)||London, Ontario|
|8:38 ET||Marco Peeters 16'
Michel Daoust 19'
Johan Wikman 39'
Bruno Mota 89'
|(Report)||Ajani Stapleton 70'||Stadium: Cove Road Stadium
|July 14, 2006||Serbian White Eagles (CSL)||2–2 (a.e.t.)
|Toronto Lynx (USL)||Toronto, Ontario|
|7:30 ET||Nikola Budalic 23'
Bozo Milic 61'
|(Report)||Jamie Dodds 66'
Jamie Dodds 88'
|Stadium: Centennial Park Stadium
Attendance: 1, 511
Referee: Joe Fletcher (Ontario)
|August 4, 2006||London City (CSL)||1–2||AEK London (WOSL)||London, Ontario|
|8:38 ET||Bruno Mota 71'||(Report)||Haris Cekic 15'
Martin Painter 23'
|Stadium: Cove Road Stadium
|August 6, 2006||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia (OCSL)||1–0||Windsor Border Stars (CSL)||Carp, Ontario|
|3:00 ET||Urbain Some 18'||(Report)||Stadium: OZ Optics Stadium
|August 7, 2006||Italia Shooters (CSL)||0–1||Brampton Stallions (CSL)||Vaughan, Ontario|
|7:00 ET||(Report)||Hugo Herrera 6'||Stadium: The Soccer Centre
Referee: Mercy Watfa (Ontario)
|August 13, 2006||Hamilton Serbians (OSL)||0–1||Toronto Lynx (USL)||Hamilton, Ontario|
|5:00 ET||(Report)||Matthew Palleschi 81'||Stadium: Brian Timmis Stadium
Referee: Vito Curalli (Ontario)
Wild Card Game
|September 3, 2006||London City (CSL)||1–3||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia (OCSL)||London, Ontario|
|7:38 ET||Marco Peeters 79'||(Report)||Urbain Some 11'
Souleymane Gagou 28'
Christian Hoefler 50'
|Stadium: Cove Road Stadium
|September 1, 2006||London AEK (WOSL)||0–1||Toronto Lynx (USL)||London, Ontario|
|8:38 ET||(Report)||Osni Neto 17'||Stadium: Cove Road Stadium
Referee: Silviu Petrescu (Ontario)
|September 4, 2006||Brampton Stallions (CSL)||1–3||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia (OCSL)||London, Ontario|
|4:08 ET||Hugo Herrera 50'||(Report)||Ladislas Kikunda 28'
Abraham Osman 32'
Alain Njima 74'
|Stadium: Cove Road Stadium
|Toronto Lynx||0–2||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia|
|Report||Abraham Osman 55'
Abraham Osman 81'
|1||Abraham Osman||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia||3|
|Dragorad Milicevic||Hamilton Serbians||3|
|Haris Cekic||AEK London||3|
|Helio Pereira||Brampton Stallions||3|
|Urbain Some||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia||3|
|2||Hugo Herrera||Brampton Stallions||2|
|Jamie Dodds||Toronto Lynx||2|
|Souleyman Gagou||Ottawa St. Anthony Italia||2|
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