2007 Voyageurs Cup

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2007 Voyageurs Cup
2007 Coupe des Voyageurs (in French)
CountryCanada
Teams2
ChampionsMontreal Impact (6th title)
Matches played2
Goals scored2 (1 per match)
Attendance17,248 (8,624 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Patrick Leduc
Matthew Palleschi
(1 goal each)
2006
(competition succeeded by the Nutrilite Canadian Championship)

The 2007 Voyageurs Cup was the sixth edition of the Voyageurs Cup tournament started by the Canadian supporters group The Voyageurs and the final edition that would take place under its format prior to the Cup's absorption into the new cup competition, the Canadian Championship, organised by the CSA the following season.[1] For the 2007 Edition of the tournament only two teams featured, the Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps. During the previous season, the Toronto Lynx had announced that they were voluntarily relegating themselves two levels, to the USL Premier Development League,[2] likely due to their low attendance (the lowest in the USL 1st Division at that time) and the fact that Major League Soccer expansion franchise Toronto FC would be arriving to the city the next season.[3]

The 2007 Voyageurs Cup was won by Montreal Impact who tallied a win and a draw across two match dates in the 2007 USL season. The cup was decided in a win by a 2-0 win by Montreal Impact the second and final meeting on August 18, 2007.

Format[edit]

The teams played two matches (home and away) against each other drawn from the USL First Division 2006 regular season. The 2007 USL First Division was not a balanced home and away competition where each team played the others an equal number of times; however, owing to a schedule which favored regional taking priority to alleviate travel, the two sides only played each other twice. In each match, 3 points were awarded for wins (even had it come in extra time), 1 point was awarded for a draw, and 0 points were awarded for losses (even had it come in extra time). The four teams were ranked according to the total number of points obtained in all matches.[4]

The team accumulation the most aggregate points across the two matches were to be crowned the champion, and awarded the Voyageurs Cup.

Standings[edit]

2007-Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Montreal Impact 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4
Vancouver Whitecaps 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1

Results by round[edit]

Montreal Impact
Round12
GroundHA
ResultDW
Source: uslsoccer.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Vancouver Whitecaps
Round12
GroundAH
ResultDL
Source: uslsoccer.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Schedule[edit]

Montreal Impact0–0Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Report
Attendance: 12,103
Referee: Domenic Scali

Vancouver Whitecaps FC0–2Montreal Impact
Report Patrick Leduc Goal 45'
Matthew Palleschi Goal 90'
Attendance: 5,145
Referee: David Gantar

Champion[edit]

Voyageurs Cup:
Montreal Impact
6th Voyageurs Cup Win

Top scorers[edit]

Source[5]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Canada Patrick Leduc Montreal Impact 1
Canada Matthew Palleschi Montreal Impact 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bin, Matthew. "Voyageurs Cup Announced For A-League Teams". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Davidson, Neil (October 12, 2006). "Toronto Lynx a costly labour of love". Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ United Soccer Leagues (USL) Archived August 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "VOYAGEURS CUP". voyageurscup.ca. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Voyageurs Cup 2006 Goalscorers". Retrieved Jan 10, 2019.