2012 Canadian Soccer League season

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Canadian Soccer League
Season 2012
Champions Toronto Croatia (regular season)
Toronto Croatia (playoffs)
Matches played 176
Goals scored 621 (3.53 per match)
Top goalscorer 20 goals:
Dražen Vuković
Biggest home win MTL 8–1 SCW
(20 May)
WIN 7–0 BNF
(25 August)
Biggest away win STC 0–7 TOR
(19 September)
Highest scoring 10 goals:
BNF 2–8 BRA
(10 June)
MIS 6–4 SER
(10 August)
KFC 3–7 SER
(8 September)
2011
2013

The 2012 Canadian Soccer League season (known as the Givova Canadian Soccer League for sponsorship reasons) was the 15th since its establishment where a total of 28 teams from Ontario and Quebec took part in the league. The season began on May 5, 2012, and concluded on October 27, 2012. Toronto Croatia defended their championship in a 1–0 victory over the Montreal Impact Academy in the CSL Championship final at Centennial Park Stadium in Toronto.[1] Montreal became the second Quebec club after Trois-Rivières Attak to reach the final, while Toronto added more silverware to their cabinet by winning the double during the regular season. In the Second Division SC Toronto B won their first Second Division championship, and TFC Academy II secured the regular season title.

The league grew to a record amount of 16 first division teams with Kingston, Waterloo, and Niagara being promoted to the first division.[2] A number of CSL teams began operating their academy teams in the Canadian Academy Of Futbol (CAF).[3] During the past three seasons the league's player developmental system made further advances with 27 players moving overseas, and 42 being selected to the Canada national team program.[4][5] While six TFC Academy players were signed by first team Toronto FC of the Major League Soccer.[6]

Rogers TV continued broadcasting matches for the CSL, while CogecoTV provided coverage to the Niagara and Kingston regions. The league reintroduced their television program This Week in the CSL with producer Alex Bastyovanszky returning to host the program with Rogers TV broadcasting the program.[7]

Changes from 2011[edit]

Each team will play an unbalanced schedule of 22 games for the 2012 season.[8]

Teams[edit]

A total of 16 teams will contest the league, including 13 from the 2011 season and three expansion teams.[8] The league will feature three expansion teams which started play in last years second division, Kingston FC which joined the CSL as Prospect FC, Niagara United, and SC Waterloo Region formerly known as KW United FC. Capital City F.C. will not return for the 2012 season after failing to renew their league membership.

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton United Brampton, ON Victoria Park Stadium Armando Costa
Brantford Galaxy Brantford, ON Steve Brown Sports Complex Ron Davidson
Kingston FC Kingston, ON CaraCo Home Field[9] Colm Muldoon
London City London, ON Cove Road Stadium Stanislav Zvezdic
Mississauga Eagles FC Mississauga, ON Hershey Centre Alex Szczotka
Montreal Impact Academy (U21) Montreal, QC CS St. Jean De Vianney Philippe Eullaffroy
Niagara United Niagara Falls, ON Kalar Park Sports Field James McGillivray
North York Astros Toronto, ON Esther Shiner Stadium Gerardo Lezcano
SC Toronto Toronto, ON Lamport Stadium Patrice Gheisar
SC Waterloo Region Waterloo, ON Seagram Stadium
St. David's High School
Lazo Džepina
Serbian White Eagles Toronto, ON Centennial Park Stadium Uroš Stamatović
St. Catharines Roma Wolves St. Catharines Club Roma Carlo Arghittu
TFC Academy (U18) Toronto, ON Downsview Park Danny Dichio
Toronto Croatia Toronto, ON Centennial Park Stadium Velimir Crljen
Windsor Stars Windsor, ON Windsor Stadium John Pacione
York Region Shooters Maple, ON St. Joan of Arc High School Steve Vagnini

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BRA BNF KFC LON MIS MTL NIA NYA SCT SCW SER STC TFCA TOR WIN YRS
Brampton United 7–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–2 6–0 2–0 4–0 1–2 0–1 0–1
Brantford Galaxy 2–8 2–3 4–0 3–6 3–0 0–5 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0
Kingston FC 1–4 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–7 2–4 1–5 0–5 1–1
London City 3–2 4–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–5 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–2
Mississauga Eagles 3–0 1–1 1–3 5–1 1–4 3–2 6–4 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–4
Montreal Impact Academy 0–2 6–1 7–0 2–2 5–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 8–1 1–0 0–0
Niagara United 4–1 1–2 4–0 0–3 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–0
North York Astros 2–5 1–2 2–3 0–2 0–3 0–4 2–1 0–2 0–6 1–6 0–0
SC Toronto 2–1 6–1 3–2 5–1 1–1 3–0 4–0 3–1 5–0 0–0 0–1
SC Waterloo Region 2–0 1–7 0–1 5–0 2–3 6–0 1–0 4–0 4–0 1–0 2–0
Serbian White Eagles 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 6–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
St. Catharines Wolves 3–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–3 0–4 0–5 0–7 1–1
TFC Academy 1–0 6–0 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–2 4–1 2–5 1–4 2–2 0–1
Toronto Croatia 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 6–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–0
Windsor Stars 1–0 7–0 4–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–2
York Region Shooters 4–4 1–0 6–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 10 October 2012.
Source: Various Team Websites
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by Round[edit]

Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Toronto Croatia 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Montreal Impact Academy 9 4 8 5 4 3 2 5 4 4 6 7 7 7 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2
SC Toronto 1 1 1 3 7 6 6 4 5 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Windsor Stars 14 10 5 7 10 8 9 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 4 4 4
York Region Shooters 6 6 9 9 11 10 10 9 9 9 8 6 6 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5
Serbian White Eagles 7 5 3 2 2 2 4 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 8 9 7 7 7 6
TFC Academy 4 8 4 6 8 7 5 3 2 5 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 6 6 7
Niagara United 10 9 7 10 5 4 7 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 9 8 8
SC Waterloo Region 5 2 6 8 12 9 11 12 12 12 12 10 10 11 11 11 11 8 10 11 10 9
Mississauga Eagles 2 7 10 12 9 12 12 11 11 10 10 11 11 10 9 9 9 10 8 10 11 10
Brampton United 11 11 11 4 3 5 3 2 3 6 5 5 4 5 6 6 7 7 9 8 9 11
London City 7 12 14 15 14 13 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12
Brantford Galaxy 11 14 12 11 6 11 8 6 6 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 11 12 13 13
Kingston FC 13 12 14 14 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 14 14 14 14
St. Catharines Wolves 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 16 15 16 15 14 14 15 15 15 15
North York Astros 15 15 13 13 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 15 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Last updated: 10 October 2012
Source: canadiansoccerleague.com

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Toronto Croatia (C) (O) (A) 22 15 6 1 57 13 +44 51 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Montreal Impact Academy (A) 22 14 5 3 52 17 +35 47
3 SC Toronto (A) 22 14 4 4 51 16 +35 46
4 Windsor Stars (A) 22 12 4 6 46 21 +25 40
5 York Region Shooters (A) 22 9 11 2 33 19 +14 38
6 Serbian White Eagles (A) 22 10 5 7 48 35 +13 35
7 TFC Academy (A) 22 10 5 7 42 28 +14 35
8 Niagara United (A) 22 10 3 9 34 36 −2 33
9 SC Waterloo Region 22 10 1 11 46 37 +9 31
10 Mississauga Eagles 22 8 5 9 42 44 −2 29
11 Brampton United 22 8 4 10 49 35 +14 28
12 London City 22 7 7 8 34 55 −21 28
13 Brantford Galaxy 22 8 1 13 40 68 −28 25
14 Kingston FC 22 4 1 17 23 61 −38 13
15 St. Catharines Wolves 22 1 5 16 13 67 −54 8
16 North York Astros 22 2 1 19 15 73 −58 7

Updated to games played on 10 October 2012.
Source: http://canadiansoccerleague.com/schedules/1standings.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.

Tiebreak rules[edit]

  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.[10]

Goal scorers[edit]

Statistics as of 7 October 2012.[11]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Croatia Dražen Vuković SC Waterloo Region 20
2 Serbia Zoran Rajović Serbian White Eagles 18
3 Croatia Marin Vučemilović-Grgić Toronto Croatia 16
4 Jamaica Richard West Serbian White Eagles 15
5 Canada David Guzman Brampton United 14
6 Croatia Tihomir Maletić Toronto Croatia 13
Canada Miloš Šćepanović Brampton United 13
8 Canada Joey Melo Mississauga Eagles FC 12
Canada Jarek Whiteman SC Toronto 12
10 Canada Jonathan Osorio SC Toronto 11
11 Senegal Mademba Ba Kingston FC 10
Canada Sergio Camargo TFC Academy 10

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

The top 8 teams will qualify for the one-game quarter final, and a one-game semi-final leading to the championship game to be played on 27 October at Centennial Park Stadium.[12]

Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
                 
1 Toronto Croatia 2
8 Niagara United 0
1 Toronto Croatia 4
6 Serbian White Eagles 0
3 SC Toronto 0
6 Serbian White Eagles 1
1 Toronto Croatia 1
2 Montreal Impact Academy 0
2 Montreal Impact Academy 2
7 TFC Academy 0
2 Montreal Impact Academy 3
5 York Region Shooters 1
4 Windsor Stars 0
5 York Region Shooters 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Givova CSL Championship[edit]

27 October 2012
3:00 PM
Toronto Croatia 1 – 0 Montreal Impact Academy
Marin Vučemilović-Grgić Goal 83' Report
Centennial Park Stadium
Toronto, Ontario

Attendance: 200
Referee: Yusri Rudolph (Ontario)
GK 12 Canada Antonio Ilic
RB 7 Jamaica Halburto Harris
CB 4 Canada Sven Arapovic
CB 3 Croatia Josip Keran
LB 15 Trinidad and Tobago Ainsley Deer
RM 14 Croatia Andelo Srzentic Substituted off 90'
CM 19 Croatia Petar Mingon
CM 23 Croatia Tonci Pirija (c)
LM 8 Trinidad and Tobago Hayden Fitzwilliams
ST 24 Croatia Marin Vucemilovic-Grgic Substituted off 88'
ST 10 Croatia Tihomir Maletic
Substitutes:
GK 1 Canada Panagiotis Koumoulas
DF 6 Croatia Josip Bonacin
DF 22 Croatia Josip Roso
MF 20 Croatia Dino Buljan
MF 21 Canada Daniel Niksic Substituted in 90'
FW 18 Croatia Bozenko Lesina Substituted in 88'
FW 11 Croatia Boris Tomac
Manager:
Croatia Velimir Crljen
GK 41 Canada Jason Beaulieu
RB 50 Canada Hugo Lapointe-Senecal
CB 54 Canada Kai Morton
CB 34 Canada Karl Ouimette
LB 44 Canada Amine Meftouh Substituted off 90'
RM 43 Canada Zakaria Messoudi Substituted off 65'
CM 55 Canada Wandrille Lefèvre
CM 60 Canada Dominique Morin (c)
LM 51 Canada Maxim Tissot
FW 39 Romania Mircea Ilcu
FW 56 Canada Anthony Jackson-Hamel Substituted off 31'
Substitutes:
GK 70 Canada Hicham Kettani
MF 46 Canada Philippe Lincourt-Joseph Substituted in 90'
MF 48 Canada Kevin Luarca Substituted in 86'
MF 61 Canada Felix Cardin
MF 71 Canada Yacine Ait-Slimane Substituted in 65'
FW 72 Canada Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé
FW 45 Canada Victor N'Diaye Substituted in 31' Substituted off 86'
Manager:
France Philippe Eullaffroy

Assistant referees:
Gianni Facchini
Dave Ashfield
Fourth official:
Hassane Rifai

CSL Executive Committee and Staff[edit]

The 2012 CSL Executive Committee.[13]

Position Name Nationality
Commissioner: Vincent Ursini 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 Marin Vucemilovic-Grgic (Toronto Croatia)
CSL Golden Boot Drazen Vukovic (SC Waterloo)
CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award Antonio Ilic (Toronto Croatia)
CSL Defender of the Year Award Maxim Tissot (Montreal Impact Academy)
CSL Rookie of the Year Award Jonathan Osorio (SC Toronto)
CSL Coach of the Year Award Steve Vagnini (Windsor Stars)
Harry Paul Gauss Award Ryan Gauss (London City)
CSL Referee of the Year Award David Barrie
CSL Fair Play Award TFC Academy
CSL Media Award Robin Glover
CSL Broadcaster Award Enio Perruzza

Second Division[edit]

The CSL fielded 12 teams in its second division, all reserve teams of players mostly under 23 years of age. With emphasis on developing the younger players, the league rule allows for a maximum three players and the goalkeeper to be over 23.[14] The teams played a 16-game schedule.The division decreased its membership to 12 teams after Kingston FC, Niagara United, and SC Waterloo were promoted to the first division, but retained their reserves squad in the second division. London City, and Toronto Croatia also withdrew their reserve teams with Windsor Stars entering a reserve squad.

Second Division Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 TFC Academy II (A) 16 13 3 0 57 9 +48 42 Playoffs
2 Windsor Stars B (A) 16 11 2 3 53 23 +30 35
3 Niagara United B (A) 16 10 1 5 43 31 +12 31
4 SC Toronto B (A) 16 8 4 4 53 19 +34 28
5 SC Waterloo Region B (A) 16 8 3 5 25 22 +3 27
6 Brampton United B (A) 16 8 2 6 40 24 +16 26
7 York Region Shooters B (A) 16 7 3 6 22 31 −9 24
8 Mississauga Eagles B (A) 16 5 6 5 26 37 −11 21
9 Serbian White Eagles B 16 5 3 8 26 32 −6 18
10 St. Catharines Wolves B 16 5 0 11 25 39 −14 15
11 Kingston FC B 16 1 1 14 15 72 −57 4
12 Brantford Galaxy SC B 16 1 0 15 9 55 −46 3

Updated to games played on 10 October 2012.
Source: http://canadiansoccerleague.com/schedules/res_standings.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.

Second Division Playoffs[edit]

Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
                 
4 SC Toronto B 6
5 SC Waterloo Region B 0
4 SC Toronto B 2 (4)
8 Mississauga Eagles B 2 (3)
1 TFC Academy II 0
8 Mississauga Eagles B 2
4 SC Toronto B 3
6 Brampton United B 1
3 Niagara United B 1
6 Brampton United B 2
6 Brampton United B 2
7 York Region Shooters B 0
2 Windsor Stars B 0
7 York Region Shooters B 2

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CSL Most Valuable Player Gino Berardi (Windsor Stars B)
CSL Golden Boot Gino Berardi (Windsor Stars B)
CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award Mark Rogal (TFC Academy II)
CSL Defender of the Year Award Malcolm Mings (Niagara United B)
CSL Rookie of the Year Award Mark Wadid (TFC Academy II)
CSL Coach of the Year Award James McGillivray (Niagara United B)

Outside League Matches[edit]

References[edit]

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