2016 Canadian Championship

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2016 Canadian Championship
2016 Amway Canadian Championship (in English)
Championnat Canadien Amway 2016 (in French)
Country Canada
Dates May 11 – June 29, 2016
Teams 5
Champions Toronto FC (5th title)
Runners-up Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Matches played 8
Goals scored 20 (2.5 per match)
Attendance 114,360 (14,295 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Jordan Hamilton
Nicolás Mezquida
Jonathan Osorio
(2 goals each)
Best player Benoît Cheyrou
2015
2017

The 2016 Canadian Championship (officially the Amway Canadian Championship for sponsorship reasons) was a soccer tournament hosted and organized by the Canadian Soccer Association. It was the ninth edition of the annual Canadian Championship, and took place in the cities of Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver in 2016. The participating teams were Ottawa Fury FC and FC Edmonton of the second-division North American Soccer League, and the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer, the first-level of Canadian club soccer. The Vancouver Whitecaps were the reigning champions; having won their first title in the 2015 competition.

The winner, Toronto FC, was awarded the Voyageurs Cup and was supposed to become Canada's sole entry into the Group Stage of the 2017–18 CONCACAF Champions League. However, due to that tournament's restructuring, it was later announced that the Canadian representative at the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League would be determined by a playoff match between Toronto FC and the 2017 Canadian Championship winner.[1] Toronto FC went on to win the 2017 edition, however, and qualified without the need for a playoff.

Tournament bracket[edit]

The three Major League Soccer and two NASL Canadian clubs are seeded according to their final position in 2015 league play, with both NASL clubs playing in the preliminary round, the winner of which advances to the semifinals.[2]

All rounds of the competition are played via a two-leg home-and-away knock-out format. The higher seeded team had the option of deciding which leg it played at home. The team that scores the greater aggregate of goals in the two matches advances. Toronto FC, was declared champion and earns the right to play in the CONCACAF Champions League playoff match.

Each series was a two-game aggregate goal series with the away goals rule.

  Preliminary Round
           
4 Ottawa Fury FC 3 0 3
5 FC Edmonton 0 2 2
  Semifinals Final
                         
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 3 3  
4 Ottawa Fury FC 2 0 2  
    1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 2 2
  3 Toronto FC (a) 1 1 2
2 Montreal Impact 2 0 2
3 Toronto FC 4 0 4  

Matches[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

First leg[edit]

FC Edmonton 0–3 Ottawa Fury FC
Ledgerwood YC 60'
Fordyce YC 75'
Report Timbó Goal 13'
Bailey YC 31'
Haworth Goal 69'
Vered Goal 74'
Olivera YC 86'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Alain Ruch

Second leg[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC 0–2 FC Edmonton
Steele YC 54'
Bailey YC 55'
Timbó YC 90+1'
Report Diakite YC 15'
Corea Goal 26'
Watson YC 38'
Eckersley Goal 45'
Attendance: 3,946
Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau

Ottawa won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Ottawa Fury 2–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Steele Goal 3'
Obasi YC 16'
Paulo Jr. Goal 41'
Haworth YC 63'
Eustáquio YC 90+2'
Report
Attendance: 9,057
Referee: Yusri Rudolf

Toronto FC 4–2 Montreal Impact
Osorio Goal 13'36'
Hamilton Goal 60'80'
Lovitz YC 84'
Irwin YC 90+2'
Report Bernier Red card 45+2'
Salazar Goal 86'
Drogba Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 22,143
Referee: David Gantar

Second leg[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3–0 Ottawa Fury
Morales Goal 3' (pen.)
Mezquida Goal 20'
Rivero Goal 52'
Parker YC 67'
Report Alves YC 2'
de Guzman YC 73'
Attendance: 17,863
Referee: Geoff Gamble

Vancouver won 3–2 on aggregate.


Montreal Impact 0–0 Toronto FC
Drogba YC 50'
Ontivero Red card 60'
Oduro YC 88'
Report Zavaleta YC 45'
Attendance: 18,964
Referee: Silviu Petrescu

Toronto won 4–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Toronto FC 1–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Giovinco Goal 43' Report Bolaños YC 88'
Attendance: 20,011
Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau

Second leg[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–1 Toronto FC
Waston YC 32'
Mezquida Goal 47'
Manneh YC 62'
Parker Goal 68'
Report Johnson Goal 90+5'
Attendance: 19,376
Referee: Drew Fischer

2–2 on aggregate. Toronto won on away goals.

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Nation Team Goals
1 Jonathan Osorio  CAN Toronto FC 2
Jordan Hamilton  CAN Toronto FC
Nicolás Mezquida  URU Vancouver Whitecaps FC
4 Dustin Corea  SLV FC Edmonton 1
Didier Drogba  CIV Montreal Impact
Adam Eckersley  ENG FC Edmonton
Sebastian Giovinco  ITA Toronto FC
Carl Haworth  CAN Ottawa Fury
Will Johnson  CAN Toronto FC
Pedro Morales  CHI Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Tim Parker  USA Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Paulo Jr.  BRA Ottawa Fury
Octavio Rivero  URU Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Michael Salazar  BLZ Montreal Impact
Jonny Steele  NIR Ottawa Fury
Fernando Timbó  BRA Ottawa Fury
Idan Vered  ISR Ottawa Fury

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Championship Kicks off 10th Edition in May with more Canadian Content". CanadaSoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2016 Amway Canadian Championship schedule announced". canadasoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved January 18, 2016.