2008 Canadian Championship

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2008 Canadian Championship
2008 Nutrilite Canadian Championship (English)
Championnat canadien Nutrilite 2008 (French)
Country Canada
Teams 3
Champions Montreal Impact (1st title)
Matches played 6
Goals scored 12 (2 per match)
Attendance 70,882 (11,814 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Panama Roberto Brown
England Rohan Ricketts
Cuba Eduardo Sebrango
(2 goals each)
Best player United States Matt Jordan

The 2008 Canadian Championship (officially the Nutrilite Canadian Championship[1] for sponsorship reasons) was a soccer tournament that took place in the cities of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in 2008.

Participating teams were the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, and the Vancouver Whitecaps. The tournament consisted of a home and away series between each team for a total of six games. The winner of the tournament, Montreal, gained entry into the qualifying round of the CONCACAF Champions League 2008-09,[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.[7]

Media coverage[edit]

The 2008 Nutrilite 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.

Tie-breaking procedures[edit]

If teams are tied on points after four games, the following tie-breaking criteria will be used:[8]

  1. Goal Differential
  2. Most Goals Scored
  3. Most Away Goals
  4. Drawing of Lots

Standings[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Montreal Impact 7 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3
Toronto FC 5 4 1 2 1 4 4 0
Vancouver Whitecaps 4 4 1 1 2 3 6 -3
Team qualified for Champions League qualifying round.

Schedule[edit]

May 27, 2008
19:30 EDT
Montreal Impact 0–1 Toronto FC
Report Vélez Goal 72'
Saputo Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
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 YC 37' Yellow cardRed 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 Substituted off 24'
MF 19 Bolivia Pato Aguilera YC 59'
FW 9 Canada Rocco Placentino Substituted off 58'
FW 11 United States Dwight Barnett Substituted off 79'
Substitutes
MF 23 Canada Antonio Ribeiro Substituted in 24'
DF 6 Canada Alex Surprenant Substituted in 58'
FW 11 Brazil Severino Jefferson Substituted in 79'
Manager
Canada Nick De Santis
GK 1 Canada Greg Sutton
DF 4 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez
DF 11 Canada Jim Brennan (c) YC 32'
DF 16 United States Marvell Wynne
DF 28 Ivory Coast Olivier Tebily
MF 5 Canada Kevin Harmse YC 50'
MF 10 England Rohan Ricketts
MF 32 France Laurent Robert
MF 33 Wales Carl Robinson
FW 9 England Danny Dichio Substituted off 41'
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes
FW 14 New Zealand Jarrod Smith Substituted in 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

June 17, 2008
19:30 EDT
Montreal Impact 2–0 Vancouver Whitecaps
Jefferson Goal 25'
Gjertsen Goal 35'
Report
Saputo Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Attendance: 10,054
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
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 Substituted off 77'
DF 33 Canada Adam Braz
MF 7 United States David Testo
MF 9 Canada Rocco Placentino Substituted off 46'
MF 15 Canada Patrick Leduc (c)
MF 17 United States Joey Gjertsen Substituted off 59'
MF 20 Canada Mauro Biello
FW 11 Brazil Severino Jefferson
Substitutes
MF 18 Argentina Leonardo Di Lorenzo Substituted in 46'
FW 14 Canada Sita-Taty Matondo Substituted in 59'
DF 2 Burundi Davy Uwimana Substituted in 77'
Manager
Canada John Limniatis
GK 1 United States Jay Nolly
DF 8 Canada Steve Kindel
DF 15 State of Palestine Omar Jarun YC 23'
DF 19 Canada Chris Pozniak
DF 24 United States Lyle Martin
MF 7 Canada Martin Nash
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente Substituted off 60'
MF 22 Japan Takashi Hirano Substituted off 77'
MF 25 United States Justin Moose
FW 3 United States Nick Webb Substituted off 46'
FW 26 Canada Jason Jordan
Substitutes
MF 14 United States Tony Donatelli Substituted in 46'
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere Substituted in 60'
MF 29 Bosnia and Herzegovina Admir Salihović Substituted in 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

June 25, 2008
20:00 PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps 0–2 Montreal Impact
Report Brown Goal 30'
Testo Goal 66'
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia
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 YC 40'
DF 19 Canada Chris Pozniak Substituted off 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 Substituted off 75'
FW 11 Jamaica Nicholas Addlery Substituted off 75'
FW 16 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango
Substitutes
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere Substituted in 45'
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente Substituted in 75'
FW 26 Canada Jason Jordan Substituted in 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 YC 38'
MF 9 Canada Rocco Placentino Substituted off 83'
MF 15 Canada Patrick Leduc YC 58'
MF 18 Argentina Leonardo Di Lorenzo YC 33'
FW 10 Panama Roberto Brown YC 54' Substituted off 67'
FW 11 Brazil Severino Jefferson Substituted off 55'
Substitutes
DF 17 United States Joey Gjertsen Substituted in 55'
MF 8 Canada Gabriel Gervais Substituted in 67'
FW 14 Canada Sita-Taty Matondo Substituted in 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

July 1, 2008
16:00 EDT
Toronto FC 0–1 Vancouver Whitecaps
Report Nash Goal 36' (pen.)
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
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) YC 11'
DF 14 Jamaica Tyrone Marshall
DF 16 United States Marvell Wynne
MF 6 United States Maurice Edu
MF 10 England Rohan Ricketts Substituted off 46'
MF 33 Wales Carl Robinson
FW 9 England Danny Dichio Substituted off 46'
FW 20 Honduras Amado Guevara YC 23'
FW 32 France Laurent Robert Substituted off 46'
Substitutes
FW 23 New Zealand Jarrod Smith Substituted in 46'
DF 3 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James Substituted in 46'
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham YC 82' Substituted in 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 YC 7'
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente Substituted off 74'
MF 22 Japan Takashi Hirano Substituted off 66'
MF 25 United States Justin Moose YC 45+'
FW 11 Jamaica Nicholas Addlery YC 88'
FW 16 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango Substituted off 75'
Substitutes
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere Substituted in 66'
MF 23 Bolivia Vicente Arze Substituted in 74'
FW 32 Canada Charles Gbeke Substituted in 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

July 9, 2008
19:30 PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps 2–2 Toronto FC
SebrangoGoal 43' Goal 87' Report Edu Goal 61'
RickettsGoal 76'
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia
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 YC 63'
MF 9 Canada Alfredo Valente Substituted off 75'
MF 25 United States Justin Moose Substituted off 72'
FW 11 Jamaica Nicholas Addlery Substituted off 72'
FW 16 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango
Substitutes
DF 28 Canada Diaz Kambere Substituted in 72'
FW 26 Canada Jason Jordan Substituted in 72'
MF 23 Bolivia Vicente Arze Substituted in 75'
Manager
Iceland Teitur Thordarson
GK 1 Canada Greg Sutton
DF 3 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James
DF 4 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez YC 66' Substituted off 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 Substituted off 80'
MF 33 Wales Carl Robinson
FW 20 Honduras Amado Guevara
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes
FW 14 New Zealand Jarrod Smith Substituted in 80'
MF 5 Canada Kevin Harmse Substituted in 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

July 22, 2008
19:00 EDT
Toronto FC 1–1 Montreal Impact
RickettsGoal 15' Report Brown Goal 26'
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 20,107
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact
GK 1 Canada Greg Sutton
DF 4 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez Substituted off 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 Substituted off 68'
Substitutes
FW 96 United States Jeff Cunningham Substituted in 68'
DF 3 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James Substituted in 86'
Manager
England John Carver
GK 1 United States Matt Jordan YC 73'
DF 5 Canada Nevio Pizzolitto
DF 16 Italy Stefano Pesoli
DF 24 Canada Simon Gatti YC 38'
DF 33 Canada Adam Braz YC 53' Substituted off 73'
MF 7 United States David Testo
MF 9 Canada Rocco Placentino YC 40' Substituted off 64'
MF 15 Canada Patrick Leduc
MF 17 United States Joey Gjertsen Substituted off 84'
MF 18 Argentina Leonardo Di Lorenzo
FW 10 Panama Roberto Brown YC 92'
Substitutes
FW 14 Canada Sita-Taty Matondo Substituted in 64'
MF 26 France Cedric Joqueviel Substituted in 73'
MF 23 Canada Antonio Ribeiro Substituted in 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]

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  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. 
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  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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