2008 Canadian Championship

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2008 Canadian Championship
2008 Nutrilite Canadian Championship (in English)
Championnat Canadien Nutrilite 2008 (in French)
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CountryCanada
Teams3
ChampionsMontreal Impact (1st title)
Runners-upToronto FC
Matches played6
Goals scored12 (2 per match)
Attendance70,882 (11,814 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Roberto Brown
Rohan Ricketts
Eduardo Sebrango
(2 goals each)
George Gross Memorial TrophyMatt Jordan
(competition preceded by the 2007 Voyageurs Cup)
2009

The 2008 Canadian Championship (officially the Nutrilite Canadian Championship[1] for sponsorship reasons) was the first edition of the Canadian Championship – Canada's domestic cup competition. The soccer tournament took place in the cities of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver from May to July, 2008.

The tournament consisted of a home and away series between each team for a total of six games. Participating teams were the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, and the Vancouver Whitecaps. The winner of the tournament, Montreal, gained entry into the qualifying round of the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League,[2][3][4][5] where they played against the Nicaraguan representative Real Estelí in a home and away series to determine entrance to the group stages.[6]

The Montreal Impact were awarded the Voyageurs Cup trophy as winners of the tournament, the seventh occasion it had been presented.[7]

Media coverage[edit]

The 2008 Canadian Championship was broadcast by the CBC. Games were broadcast on CBC Bold and online at CBC Sports. Nigel Reed and Jason de Vos provided commentary for the games.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MTL TOR VAN
1 Montreal Impact (C) 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3 7 0–1 2–0
2 Toronto FC 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 1–1 0–1
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 0–2 2–2
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal differential; 3) number of goals scored; 4) drawing of lots.[8]
(C) Champion and qualification for the CONCACAF Champions League qualifying round

Schedule[edit]

Montreal Impact0–1Toronto FC
Report Vélez 72'
Attendance: 12,083
Referee: Paul Ward
Montreal Impact
Toronto FC
GK 1 United States Matt Jordan
DF 15 Canada Patrick Leduc (c)
DF 16 Italy Stefano Pesoli Yellow card 37' Yellow-red card 52'
DF 24 Canada Simon Gatti
DF 33 Canada Adam Braz
MF 7 United States David Testo
MF 17 United States Joey Gjertsen
MF 18 Argentina Leonardo Di Lorenzo downward-facing red arrow 24'
MF 19 Bolivia Pato Aguilera Yellow card 59'
FW 9 Canada Rocco Placentino downward-facing red arrow 58'
FW 21 United States Dwight Barnett downward-facing red arrow 79'
Substitutes
MF 23 Canada Antonio Ribeiro upward-facing green arrow 24'
DF 6 Canada Alex Surprenant upward-facing green arrow 58'
FW 11 Brazil Severino Jefferson upward-facing green arrow 79'
Manager
Canada Nick De Santis
GK 1 Canada Greg Sutton
DF 4 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez
DF 11 Canada Jim Brennan (c) Yellow card 32'
DF 16 United States Marvell Wynne
DF 28 Ivory Coast Olivier Tebily
MF 5 Canada Kevin Harmse Yellow card 50'
MF 10 England Rohan Ricketts
MF 32 France Laurent Robert
MF 33 Wales Carl Robinson
FW 9 England Danny Dichio downward-facing red arrow 41'
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes
FW 23 New Zealand Jarrod Smith upward-facing green arrow 41'
Manager
England John Carver
Man of the Match
Canada Rocco Placentino / Puerto Rico Marco Vélez
Assistant referees
Joe Fletcher
Amato DeLuca
Fourth official
Carol-Anne Chénard

Montreal Impact
Vancouver Whitecaps
GK 1 United States Matt Jordan
DF 5 Canada Nevio Pizzolito
DF 24 Canada Simon Gatti
DF 26 France Cédric Joqueviel downward-facing red arrow 77'
DF 33 Canada Adam Braz
MF 7 United States David Testo
MF 9 Canada Rocco Placentino downward-facing red arrow 46'
MF 15 Canada Patrick Leduc (c)
MF 17 United States Joey Gjertsen downward-facing red arrow 59'
MF 20 Canada Mauro Biello
FW 11 Brazil Severino Jefferson
Substitutes
MF 18 Argentina Leonardo Di Lorenzo upward-facing green arrow 46'
FW 14 Canada Sita-Taty Matondo upward-facing green arrow 59'
DF 2 Burundi Davy Uwimana upward-facing green arrow 77'
Manager
Canada John Limniatis
GK 1 United States Jay Nolly
DF 8 Canada Steve Kindel
DF 15 State of Palestine Omar Jarun Yellow card 23'
DF 19 Canada Chris Pozniak
DF 24 United States Lyle Martin
MF 7 Canada Martin Nash
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente downward-facing red arrow 60'
MF 22 Japan Takashi Hirano downward-facing red arrow 77'
MF 25 United States Justin Moose
FW 3 United States Nick Webb downward-facing red arrow 46'
FW 26 Canada Jason Jordan
Substitutes
MF 14 United States Tony Donatelli upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere upward-facing green arrow 60'
MF 29 Bosnia and Herzegovina Admir Salihović upward-facing green arrow 77'
Manager
Iceland Teitur Thordarson
Man of the Match
United States Joey Gjertsen / Canada Jason Jordan
Assistant referees
Pierre Cantave
Héctor Vergara
Fourth official
Jonathan Lavergne

Vancouver Whitecaps0–2Montreal Impact
Report Brown 30'
Testo 66'
Attendance: 4,412
Referee: Domenic Scali
Vancouver Whitecaps
Montreal Impact
GK 1 United States Jay Nolly
DF 2 Canada Jeff Clarke
DF 4 Canada Adrian Cann Yellow card 40'
DF 19 Canada Chris Pozniak downward-facing red arrow 46'
DF 24 United States Lyle Martin
MF 7 Canada Martin Nash
MF 8 Canada Steve Kindel
MF 22 Japan Takashi Hirano
MF 25 United States Justin Moose downward-facing red arrow 75'
FW 11 Jamaica Nicholas Addlery downward-facing red arrow 75'
FW 16 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango
Substitutes
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere upward-facing green arrow 45'
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente upward-facing green arrow 75'
FW 26 Canada Jason Jordan upward-facing green arrow 75'
Manager
Iceland Teitur Thordarson
GK 1 United States Matt Jordan
DF 5 Canada Nevio Pizzolitto
DF 16 Italy Stefano Pesoli
DF 24 Canada Simon Gatti
DF 33 Canada Adam Braz
MF 7 United States David Testo Yellow card 38'
MF 9 Canada Rocco Placentino downward-facing red arrow 83'
MF 15 Canada Patrick Leduc Yellow card 58'
MF 18 Argentina Leonardo Di Lorenzo Yellow card 33'
FW 10 Panama Roberto Brown Yellow card 54' downward-facing red arrow 67'
FW 11 Brazil Severino Jefferson downward-facing red arrow 55'
Substitutes
DF 17 United States Joey Gjertsen upward-facing green arrow 55'
MF 8 Canada Gabriel Gervais upward-facing green arrow 67'
FW 14 Canada Sita-Taty Matondo upward-facing green arrow 83'
Manager
Canada John Limniatis
Man of the Match
Canada Steve Kindel / United States David Testo
Assistant referees
Darren Clark
Martin Reid
Fourth official
Paul Ward

Toronto FC0–1Vancouver Whitecaps
Report Nash 36' (pen.)
Attendance: 18,938
Referee: Steve Depiero
Toronto FC
Vancouver Whitecaps
GK 1 Canada Greg Sutton
DF 4 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez
DF 11 Canada Jim Brennan (c) Yellow card 11'
DF 14 Jamaica Tyrone Marshall
DF 16 United States Marvell Wynne
MF 6 United States Maurice Edu
MF 10 England Rohan Ricketts downward-facing red arrow 46'
MF 33 Wales Carl Robinson
FW 9 England Danny Dichio downward-facing red arrow 46'
FW 20 Honduras Amado Guevara Yellow card 23'
FW 32 France Laurent Robert downward-facing red arrow 46'
Substitutes
FW 23 New Zealand Jarrod Smith upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 3 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James upward-facing green arrow 46'
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham Yellow card 82' upward-facing green arrow 46'
Manager
England John Carver
GK 1 United States Jay Nolly
DF 8 Canada Jeff Clarke
DF 15 Canada Steve Kindel
DF 2 State of Palestine Omar Jarun
DF 24 United States Lyle Martin
MF 7 Canada Martin Nash Yellow card 7'
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente downward-facing red arrow 74'
MF 22 Japan Takashi Hirano downward-facing red arrow 66'
MF 25 United States Justin Moose Yellow card 45+'
FW 11 Jamaica Nicholas Addlery Yellow card 88'
FW 16 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango downward-facing red arrow 75'
Substitutes
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere upward-facing green arrow 66'
MF 23 Bolivia Vicente Arze upward-facing green arrow 74'
FW 32 Canada Charles Gbeke upward-facing green arrow 75'
Manager
Iceland Teitur Thordarson
Man of the Match
Wales Carl Robinson / Canada Martin Nash
Assistant referees
Amato DeLuca
Joe Fletcher
Fourth official
Silviu Petrescu

Vancouver Whitecaps2–2Toronto FC
Sebrango 43', 87' Report Edu 61'
Ricketts 76'
Attendance: 5,228
Referee: Carol-Ann Chénard
Vancouver Whitecaps
Toronto FC
GK 1 United States Jay Nolly
DF 2 Canada Jeff Clarke
DF 15 State of Palestine Omar Jarun
DF 22 Japan Takashi Hirano
DF 24 United States Lyle Martin
MF 7 Canada Martin Nash
MF 8 Canada Steve Kindel Yellow card 63'
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente downward-facing red arrow 75'
MF 25 United States Justin Moose downward-facing red arrow 72'
FW 11 Jamaica Nicholas Addlery downward-facing red arrow 72'
FW 16 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango
Substitutes
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere upward-facing green arrow 72'
FW 26 Canada Jason Jordan upward-facing green arrow 72'
MF 23 Bolivia Vicente Arze upward-facing green arrow 75'
Manager
Iceland Teitur Thordarson
GK 1 Canada Greg Sutton
DF 3 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James
DF 4 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez Yellow card 66' downward-facing red arrow 85'
DF 14 Jamaica Tyrone Marshall
DF 16 United States Marvell Wynne
MF 6 United States Maurice Edu
MF 10 England Rohan Ricketts
MF 32 France Laurent Robert downward-facing red arrow 80'
MF 33 Wales Carl Robinson
FW 20 Honduras Amado Guevara
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes
FW 14 New Zealand Jarrod Smith upward-facing green arrow 80'
MF 5 Canada Kevin Harmse upward-facing green arrow 85'
Manager
England John Carver
Man of the Match
Cuba Eduardo Sebrango / England Rohan Ricketts
Assistant referees
Darren Clark
Martin Reid
Fourth official
Paul Ward

Toronto FC1–1Montreal Impact
Ricketts 15' Report Brown 26'
Attendance: 20,107
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact
GK 1 Canada Greg Sutton
DF 4 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez downward-facing red arrow 86'
DF 11 Canada Jim Brennan (c)
DF 14 Jamaica Tyrone Marshall
DF 16 United States Marvell Wynne
MF 6 United States Maurice Edu
MF 10 England Rohan Ricketts
MF 20 Honduras Amado Guevara
MF 32 France Laurent Robert
MF 33 Wales Carl Robinson
FW 7 United States Abdus Ibrahim downward-facing red arrow 68'
Substitutes
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham upward-facing green arrow 68'
DF 3 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James upward-facing green arrow 86'
Manager
England John Carver
GK 1 United States Matt Jordan Yellow card 73'
DF 5 Canada Nevio Pizzolitto
DF 16 Italy Stefano Pesoli
DF 24 Canada Simon Gatti Yellow card 38'
DF 33 Canada Adam Braz Yellow card 53' downward-facing red arrow 73'
MF 7 United States David Testo
MF 9 Canada Rocco Placentino Yellow card 40' downward-facing red arrow 64'
MF 15 Canada Patrick Leduc
MF 17 United States Joey Gjertsen downward-facing red arrow 84'
MF 18 Argentina Leonardo Di Lorenzo
FW 10 Panama Roberto Brown Yellow card 92'
Substitutes
FW 14 Canada Sita-Taty Matondo upward-facing green arrow 64'
MF 26 France Cedric Joqueviel upward-facing green arrow 73'
MF 23 Canada Antonio Ribeiro upward-facing green arrow 84'
Manager
Canada John Limniatis
Man of the Match
England Rohan Ricketts / Panama Roberto Brown
Assistant referees
Joe Fletcher
Daniel Belleau
Fourth official
Steven DePiero

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Name Club Goals
1 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango Vancouver Whitecaps 2
Panama Roberto Brown Montreal Impact
England Rohan Ricketts Toronto FC
4 United States Maurice Edu Toronto FC 1
United States Joey Gjertsen Montreal Impact
Brazil Severino Jefferson Montreal Impact
Canada Martin Nash Vancouver Whitecaps
United States David Testo Montreal Impact
Puerto Rico Marco Vélez Toronto FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Association announces title partner for new Nutrilite Canadian Championship". CSA Website. May 23, 2008. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Canada to create new club championship". Canadian Soccer Association. January 31, 2008. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2008.
  3. ^ "Canadian soccer on its way to qualifying for FIFA". Vancouver Sun. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on January 30, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2008.
  4. ^ "Canada's soccer teams unveil details for CONCACAF Champions League". Toronto FC Media Relations. March 26, 2008. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  5. ^ "Canadian qualification for CONCACAF Champions League". Canadian Soccer Association. March 26, 2008. Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Retrieved March 27, 2008.
  6. ^ "Preliminary Round match-ups unveiled for 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League". CONCACAF. June 11, 2008. Archived from the original on June 14, 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2008.
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