2007 Open Canada Cup

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2007 Open Canada Cup
Country Canada
Teams 14
Champions Trois-Rivières Attak (1st title)
Runners-up Columbus Clan F.C.
Matches played 14
Goals scored 74 (5.29 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) United States Aaron Byrd (3 goals)

The 2007 Open Canada Cup was the 10th edition of the Canadian Soccer League's open cup tournament running from July through early September. Trois-Rivières Attak defeated Columbus Clan F.C. 3-0 in the final played at Cove Road Stadium, London, Ontario.[1] It was the Attak's first Open Canada Cup title and marked the first time in the tournament's history where a Quebec club won. The 2007 tournament was significant as it featured for the first time professional and amateur teams from Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.[2]

The British Columbia teams had their own regional qualifying matches with the winner of the British Columbia Provincial Soccer Championship the Columbus Clan F.C. receiving a bye to the semi-finals.[3] All CSL clubs competed in the competition with the exception of Toronto Croatia which opted out in order to compete in the Croatian World Club Championship and the annual Croatian-North American Soccer Tournament. The remaining Ontario club were from the Ontario Soccer League, Ottawa Carleton Soccer League, and the Western Ontario Soccer League. With the exception of Trois-Rivières the remaining Quebec club Jean-Talon 2007 represented the Concordia Regional Soccer League. London City were awarded the hosting rights to the semi-final, and final. As the host club London City were given a wild card match if they were defeated in the earlier rounds.


Enter in Preliminary Round Enter in Second Round Enter in Semi-final
1 teams/1 team/1 team/1 team
9 teams
1 team
Ontario Soccer League
  • Scarborough GS United
Concordia Regional Soccer League
  • Jean-Talon 2007
Ottawa Carleton Soccer League
  • Capital City Ambassadors
Western Ontario Soccer League
  • AEK London
Canadian Soccer League
Vancouver Metro Soccer League

Open Canada Cup bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

First Round
July 1
CRSL Jean-Talon 2007 5
OCSL Capital City Ambassadors 1
OSL GS United (AET/PSO) 1 (3)
OSL AEK London 1 (0)
Second Round/Wildcard match Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
St. Catharines Wolves 1
Windsor Border Stars 2
Portuguese Supra 0
Windsor Border Stars 4
Portuguese Supra 2
Canadian Lions 1
Columbus Clan FC 4
Windsor Border Stars 3
Italia Shooters 2
GS United 0
Italia Shooters 1
North York Astros 0
Serbian White Eagles 3 (4)
North York Astros (p) 3 (5)
Columbus Clan FC 0
Trois-Rivieres Attak 1
Trois-Rivières Attak 3
Jean-Talon 2007 1
Trois-Rivières Attak 6
London City 0
London City
Bye to the quarterfinal
Italia Shooters 0
Trois-Rivieres Attak 1

Preliminary Round (amateur teams)[edit]

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Wild Card[edit]



September 3
4:00 ET
Columbus Clan F.C. 0–3 Trois-Rivières Attak
Report Lesage Goal 60'
Anderson Goal 74'
Anderson Goal 82'
Cove Road Stadium
Attendance: 50
Referee: Joe Fletcher (Ontario)
GK 1 Canada Geoff Ayi-Bonte Substituted off 74'
RB 6 Canada Blair Robertson
CB 5 Canada Tony Gaita (c)
CB 4 Canada Jonathan Poli
LB 7 Canada Frank Mollica Substituted off 78'
RM 19 Canada Carmen D'Onofrio Substituted off 78'
CM 23 Canada Craig Richards
CM 17 Canada Tiarnan King
LM 9 Canada Steve Deblasio Substituted off 86'
ST 21 Canada Tino Cucca Substituted off 82'
ST 18 Canada Joe Scigliano
GK 0 Canada Carlo Bertelli Substituted in 74'
MF 10 Canada Gino Gaita Substituted in 78'
DF 12 Canada Devin Mathews Substituted in 78'
DF 14 Canada Rob Mascitti
MF 16 Canada Sal Cuccione Substituted in 82'
FW 20 Canada Paul Jordan Substituted in 86'
Canada Carmen D'Onofrio
GK 22 Canada Jon Paul Piques Yellow cardRed card 84'
RB 2 Canada Peter Eustache
CB 5 France Cedric Joqueviel
CB 3 Morocco Hicham Aaboubou
LB 4 Canada Alex Surprenant Substituted off 81'
RM 19 Guinea Alpha Ibrahim Bah Substituted off 88'
CM 17 Canada Joe Di Buono Substituted off 93'
CM 6 Mali Boubacar Coulibaly (c)
LM 20 England Danny Anderson Substituted off 74'
CF 8 Ivory Coast Jean-Louis Besse Substituted off 85'
CF 7 Canada Ibrahim Baldeh Substituted off 51'
GK 24 Canada Vincent Cournoyer Substituted in 85'
FW 12 Canada Nicolas Lesage Substituted in 51'
MF 14 Canada Guillaume Barrette Substituted in 93'
MF 15 Canada Philippe Armand Kamdem Substituted in 88'
MF 27 Canada Francois Boivin Substituted in 81'
Canada Marc Dos Santos

Assistant referees:
Jon Oliva
Geoff Gamble
Fourth official:
Kyle McIntosh

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Aaron Byrd Windsor Border Stars 3
2 Nicolas Lesage Trois-Rivières Attak 2
Darko Kolić Trois-Rivières Attak 2
Leo Incollingo Jean-Talon 2007 2
Saša Viciknez Serbian White Eagles 2
Boubacar Coulibaly Trois-Rivières Attak 2
Jonathan Poli Columbus Clan F.C. 2
Radek Papiez Windsor Border Stars 2


  1. ^ "September 3, 2007 CSL Open Canada Cup Final Columbus Clan vs Trois Rivieres Attak (from CSL media release)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  2. ^ "May 2, 2007 CSL--Open Canada Cup Expands (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  3. ^ "August 16, 2007 CSL Open Canada Cup Finals draw (from CSL media release)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.