2011 Canadian Championship

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2011 Canadian Championship
2011 Nutrilite Canadian Championship (in English)
Championnat Canadien Nutrilite 2011 (in French)
Tournament details
Final positions
ChampionsToronto FC (3rd title)
Runner-upVancouver Whitecaps FC
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored12 (2 per match)
Attendance82,463 (13,744 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Maicon Santos (3 goals)
George Gross Memorial TrophyJoao Plata
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The 2011 Canadian Championship (officially the Nutrilite Canadian Championship[1]) was a soccer tournament hosted and organized by the Canadian Soccer Association that took place in the cities of Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in 2011. As in previous tournaments, participating teams included the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. FC Edmonton participated in this year's competition for the first time. Toronto FC won the tournament, claiming the Voyageurs Cup and Canada's entry into the preliminary round of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League. The tournament has been held annually since 2008.

The format of the 2011 tournament was different from previous editions. In 2011, with four teams involved, the tournament was changed to be a home-and-away semifinal round and a similar final round between the winners. Toronto, as reigning champions, were assigned the top seed and were matched with Edmonton, who were assigned the fourth seed as newcomers to the tournament. The two remaining teams, Montreal and Vancouver, faced off in the other semifinal.[2][3]



Semifinals Finals
3 Montreal Impact 0 1 1
2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC   1 1 2
2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC   1 1 2
1 Toronto FC 1 2 3
4 FC Edmonton 0 0 0
1 Toronto FC 3 1 4



Montreal Impact0–1Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Report Dunfield 67'
Attendance: 8,412
Referee: Carol-Anne Chénard

Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 2–1 on aggregate.

FC Edmonton0–3Toronto FC
Report[permanent dead link] Santos 35', 61'
Gordon 47'
Attendance: 5,781
Referee: Paul Ward
Toronto FC1–0FC Edmonton
Gordon 21' Report
Attendance: 17,937

Toronto FC won 4–0 on aggregate.


Match abandoned in the 60th minute due to lightning and unplayable field conditions.[4] Originally scheduled to be replayed on May 26, 11:00 EDT, but was rescheduled as weather conditions prevented the match from being played. The second leg was eventually replayed on July 2, 12:30 EDT, in its entirety starting from 0–0 according to the rules of the tournament.[5]

Toronto FC2–1Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Plata 51' (pen.)
Yourassowsky 61'
Camilo 21'
Attendance: 18,212
Referee: Dave Gantar

Toronto FC won 3–2 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Name Nationality Club Goals
1 Maicon Santos  Brazil Toronto FC 3
2 Alan Gordon  United States Toronto FC 2
3 Mouloud Akloul  France Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Camilo  Brazil Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Terry Dunfield  Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Eric Hassli  France Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Ali Gerba  Canada Montreal Impact
Joao Plata  Ecuador Toronto FC
Mikael Yourassowsky  Belgium Toronto FC


  1. ^ "Association confirms 2011 Nutrilite Canadian Championship schedule". CSA Website. 2011-02-18. Archived from the original on 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  2. ^ Rollins, Duane (2010-12-12). "Format of Canadian Championship may change". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  3. ^ Jones, Terry (2011-02-17). "Early test for FC Edmonton". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  4. ^ Championship replay: match abandoned, rescheduled for Thursday
  5. ^ Championship final rescheduled for 2 July

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