2010 Canadian Soccer League season

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Givova Canadian Soccer League
Season 2010
Champions York Region Shooters (regular season)
Brantford Galaxy SC (playoffs)
Matches played 156
Goals scored 494 (3.17 per match)
Top goalscorer Tihomir Maletić 17
Biggest home win Hamilton Croatia 6–2 London City (30 July 2010)
Milltown FC 6–0 Brantford Galaxy SC
(12 September 2010)
Biggest away win North York Astros 0–7 London City
(8 August 2010)
Highest scoring London City 3–7 Portugal FC
(23 July 2010)
(10 goals)
2009
2011

The 2010 Canadian Soccer League season (known as the Givova Canadian Soccer League for sponsorship reasons) was the 13th since its establishment where a total of 24 teams from Ontario and Quebec took part in the league. The season began on Saturday May 8, 2010, and ended on October 31. Brantford Galaxy SC won their first championship in their inaugural season with a 3–0 win over Hamilton Croatia in the CSL Championship Final at the Centennial Park Stadium in Toronto on October 31, 2010.[1] The CSL administration restructured the league by combing both the International & National divisions to form the CSL First Division with a single table structure. The regular season title was claimed by the York Region Shooters, while the Serbian White Eagles Res. won their first reserve league championship.[2]

The league was granted full membership in the Canadian Soccer Association allowing the CSL to work closely with the CSA in order to continue creating the developmental system required in the development of Canadian players, referees, coaches, and administrators .[3][4][5] The season also witnessed the appointment of Domenic Di Gironimo as the new Commissioner after the resignation of Cary Kaplan at the conclusion of the 2009 season.[6] The commissioner was appointed to the CSA Professional Soccer Committee to further continue the planned expansion of the league to a fully national league with regional divisions under the CSL banner.[7] The league expanded throughout Ontario to include the Brant County, Hamilton, and Halton Region territories.[8] The Montreal Impact of the Major League Soccer ended their affiliation with Trois-Rivières Attak, but entered the Montreal Impact Academy as their academy team becoming the second MLS academy club to join the league.[9] The Reserve Division also expanded for the first time beyond the Greater Toronto Area to include 11 reserve teams, and an entry level club Ottawa FC.

The CSL reached a sponsorship agreement with Givova which granted the company the naming rights to the league, and to the CSL Championship.[10] Other major sponsorship's included Days Inns – Canada, and a record broadcasting agreement with Rogers TV, which provided coverage of 45 matches including all playoff games to the provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland through the Rogers Super Sports Pack.[11]

Changes from 2009 season[edit]

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton Lions Brampton, Ontario Victoria Park Stadium Armando Costa
Brantford Galaxy Brantford, Ontario Steve Brown Sports Complex Lazo Džepina
Hamilton Croatia Hamilton, Ontario Brian Timmis Stadium Ron Davidson
London City London, Ontario Cove Road Stadium Andrew Loague
Milltown F.C. Milton, Ontario Bishop Reding SS Rafael Carbajal
Montreal Impact Academy Montreal, Quebec Saputo Stadium Philippe Eullaffroy
North York Astros Toronto, Ontario Esther Shiner Stadium Michael Ridout
Portugal FC Toronto, Ontario Lamport Stadium Carmine Isacco
Serbian White Eagles Toronto, Ontario Centennial Park Stadium Nikola Budalic
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario Club Roma Stadium James McGillivray
TFC Academy Toronto, Ontario BMO Field Jason Bent
Toronto Croatia Toronto, Ontario Centennial Park Stadium Alen Vukobrad
York Region Shooters Vaughan, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field Filipe Bento

Results table[edit]

All stats as of games played October 9, 2010:

Home ╲ Away BMP BNF HAM LON MIL MTL NYA POR SER STC TFCA TOR YRS
Brampton Lions 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–2
Brantford Galaxy 1–1 3–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 4–1 3–3 2–3 0–2 2–3 2–1 5–2
Hamilton Croatia 3–1 2–2 6–2 1–0 2–0 5–0 0–2 0–1 6–1 2–1 0–1 1–1
London City 1–5 2–2 3–4 1–1 2–2 0–3 3–7 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–2
Milltown FC 2–1 6–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 3–0 4–3 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
Montreal Impact Academy 2–2 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–3 5–0 1–1 3–1 0–1
North York Astros 3–2 5–2 0–1 0–7 2–4 1–1 3–4 0–5 1–3 0–1 2–2 2–4
Portugal FC 2–0 3–2 0–5 5–1 1–0 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 4–2 2–3
Serbian White Eagles 1–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0
St. Catharines Wolves 2–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–5 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–3 0–2
TFC Academy 3–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 0–1
Toronto Croatia 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2
York Region Shooters 2–3 4–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 9 October 2010.
Source: Canadian Soccer League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 York Region Shooters (C) (A) 24 13 7 4 45 29 +16 46 Qualified for the Givova CSL Cup play-offs
2 Serbian White Eagles (O) (A) 24 12 9 3 40 16 +24 45
3 Hamilton Croatia (A) 24 13 5 6 51 27 +24 44
4 Milltown FC (A) 24 12 7 5 43 22 +21 43
5 Portugal FC (A) 24 11 5 8 46 39 +7 38
6 TFC Academy (A) 24 10 8 6 32 27 +5 38
7 Brantford Galaxy (A) 24 9 5 10 45 51 −6 32
8 Toronto Croatia (A) 24 7 9 8 36 38 −2 30
9 Montreal Impact Academy 24 7 7 10 34 31 +3 28
10 Brampton Lions 24 7 7 10 33 37 −4 28
11 London City 24 4 8 12 38 61 −23 20
12 North York Astros 24 5 3 16 32 62 −30 18
13 St. Catharines Wolves 24 4 4 16 19 54 −35 16

Updated to games played on October 13, 2010.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports/10cslw23.htm
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Playoffs[edit]

see also Givova Cup

The postseason format began with a two-leg quarterfinal home and away series, followed by a one-game semifinal for the four surviving teams and a one-game final on Sunday, October 31.[14]

The top four teams had the option to play their first quarterfinal game at home or away and the home venue was awarded to the top seeded teams that advanced to the semifinals. The CSL Championship Final was played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke on October 31 and received coverage from Rogers TV.[15]

In the event teams were tied on points in the final league standings, CSL rules provided for the following tiebreakers in the order listed:

  1. Total wins in regular season games.
  2. Head-to-head record based on total points in league games.
  3. Goal difference in regular season games.
  4. Goals scored in regular season games.

In the unlikely event teams were still tied, the rules provided for the lowest number of disciplinary points during regular season games and if necessary, by the luck of the draw.

In the quarterfinals, the two-game home and away series was decided by total points and if tied on points, it was to be total goals over the two games. There was to be a two 15-minute periods of extra time and FIFA penalty kicks in each game, if necessary. The semifinal and CSL Championship Final was one game, with two 15-minute periods of extra time and FIFA penalty kicks, if necessary.[16]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
 Ontario York Region Shooters 0 1 1  
 Ontario Toronto Croatia 2 1 3  
   Ontario Toronto Croatia 0  
   Ontario Hamilton Croatia 2  
 Ontario Hamilton Croatia 2 1 3
   Ontario TFC Academy 1 0 1  
     Ontario Hamilton Croatia 0
   Ontario Brantford Galaxy SC 3
   Ontario Milltown FC 0 2 2  
 Ontario Portugal FC 1 2 3  
   Ontario Portugal FC     3
   Ontario Brantford Galaxy SC     5  
 Ontario Serbian White Eagles 0 0 0
   Ontario Brantford Galaxy SC (a.e.t.) 0 1 1  

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Givova CSL Championship[edit]

October 31
2:15 ET
Hamilton Croatia 0–3 Brantford Galaxy
Report Haris Fazlagic Goal 27'
Ranko Golijanin Goal 59'
Haris Fazlagic Goal 65'
Centennial Park Stadium
Attendance: 1800
Referee: Justin Tasev (Ontario)
GK 22 Canada Melford James Jr.
RB 3 Canada Alvin Hudson
CB 9 Canada Tom Bilic
CB 18 Croatia Ivan Razumovic Substituted off 64'
LB 17 Hungary Peter Tereanszki-Toth
RM 12 Canada Daniel Niksic Substituted off 35'
CM 20 Canada Jamie Dodds (c)
CM 14 Republic of Ireland Aidan O'Keefe Substituted off 75'
LM 19 Canada Adam Leggett Substituted off 84'
ST 23 Canada Jason Shannon Substituted off 56'
ST 6 Liberia Preston Corporal
Substitutes:
GK 1 Canada Ante Culina
DF 5 Canada Martin Mamic
DF 50 Canada Andrew Leggett Substituted in 84'
MF 7 Canada Boris Vurdelja Substituted in 35'
MF 11 Canada Danny Jirta Substituted in 64'
FW 2 Canada Domagoj Beslic Substituted in 56'
FW 10 Canada Jerko Grubisic Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Canada Ron Davidson
GK 1 Croatia Ante Domjanovic (c)
RB 4 Canada Zach Tait Substituted off 86'
CB 10 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zvonko Bakula
CB 3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Stanko Karacic
LB 6 Croatia Dragan Oluic
RM 2 Canada Kyle Grootenboer
CM 25 Liberia Patrick Gerhardt
CM 9 Serbia Miodrag Andjelkovic Substituted off 88'
LM 15 Serbia Nenad Begovic Substituted off 75'
FW 8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Haris Fazlagic Substituted off 89'
FW 11 Serbia Ranko Golijanin Substituted off 83'
Substitutes:
GK 0 Canada Jeff Martins
DF 12 Canada Bob Turnbull Substituted in 86'
MF 13 Canada Patryk Misik Substituted in 88'
MF 14 Canada Austin White Substituted in 75'
MF 7 Canada Ben Turnbull
MF 27 Canada Stefan Dancetovic Substituted in 83'
FW 16 Canada Jake Simmons Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Croatia Lazo Džepina

Assistant referees:
Steve Senderovich
Richard Oliveira
Fourth official:
David Barrie

Goal scorers[edit]

2010 Goal Scorers
Rank Player Team Goals
1 Tihomir Maletić Toronto Croatia 17
2 Miloš Šćepanović Serbian White Eagles 14
T3 Aidan O'Keeffe Hamilton Croatia 12
T3 Kadian Lecky York Region Shooters 12
4 Ranko Golijanin Brantford Galaxy SC 11
T5 Mahyar Khobad North York Astros 10
T5 Lesly St. Fleur Milltown FC 10
T5 Miodrag Anđelković Brantford Galaxy SC 10
T6 Blazej Skoczylas Brampton Lions 9
T6 Andrea Lombardo Portugal FC 9

CSL Executive Committee and Staff[edit]

A list of the 2010 CSL Executive Committee.[17]

Position Name Nationality
Commissioner: Domenic Di Gironimo Canada Canadian
Director of Media and PR: Stan Adamson England English
League Administrator: Pino Jazbec Canada Canadian
Director of Officials: Tony Camacho Portugal Portuguese

Individual awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CSL Most Valuable Player Tihomir Maletic (Toronto Croatia)
CSL Golden Boot Tihomir Maletic (Toronto Croatia)
CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award Milos Kocic (Serbian White Eagles)
CSL Defender of the Year Award Rick Titus (York Region Shooters)
CSL Rookie of the Year Award Thomas Beattie (London City)
CSL Coach of the Year Award Ron Davidson (Hamilton Croatia)
Harry Paul Gauss Award Tony De Thomasis (York Region Shooters)
CSL Referee of the Year Award Geoff Gamble
CSL Fair Play Award TFC Academy

CSL Reserve League[edit]

The reserve league expanded for the first time beyond the Greater Toronto Area border to include 11 teams. While the division operated as feeder and youth developmental system it also began to serve as entry level division to the First Division for clubs with a limited amount of financial resources. All first division clubs operated a reserve team with the except of Toronto Croatia, London City, and the Montreal Impact Academy.[18] Throughout the regular season Brampton Lions won the regular season title, while the Serbian White Eagles claimed the championship.[19]

Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Brampton Lions Reserves 15 11 1 3 42 17 +25 34 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Brantford Galaxy Res. 15 10 2 3 34 13 +21 32
3 TFC Academy II 15 9 3 3 36 14 +22 30
4 York Region Shooters Res. 15 8 3 4 29 20 +9 27
5 Portugal Res. 15 6 3 6 34 28 +6 21
6 Ottawa FC 15 6 2 7 11 29 −18 20
7 Milltown FC Res. 15 5 4 6 18 28 −10 19
8 Serbian White Eagles Res. 15 5 2 8 21 42 −21 17
9 Hamilton Croatia Res. 15 4 2 9 22 38 −16 14
10 St. Catharines Wolves Res. 15 3 4 8 18 28 −10 13
11 North York Astros Res. 15 2 2 11 10 40 −30 8

Updated to games played on October 11, 2010.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Final[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CSL Most Valuable Player Sergio Camargo (TFC Academy II)
CSL Golden Boot Wesley Cain (Portugal FC Res.)
Jonathan Singh (Brampton Lions Res.)
CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award Jesse Castillo (Brantford Galaxy Res.)
CSL Defender of the Year Award David Ferreira (Brampton Lions Res.)
CSL Rookie of the Year Award Sergio Camargo (TFC Academy II)
CSL Coach of the Year Award Alex Di Matteo (Brampton Lions Res.)

References[edit]

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