2016 Canadian Championship

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2016 Canadian Championship
2016 Amway Canadian Championship (in English)
Championnat Canadien Amway 2016 (in French)
CountryCanada
DatesMay 11 – June 29, 2016
Teams5
ChampionsToronto FC (5th title)
Runners-upVancouver Whitecaps FC
Matches played8
Goals scored20 (2.5 per match)
Attendance114,360 (14,295 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Jordan Hamilton
Nicolás Mezquida
Jonathan Osorio
(2 goals each)
George Gross Memorial TrophyBenoît 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 Edmonton0–3Ottawa Fury FC
Ledgerwood Yellow card 60'
Fordyce Yellow card 75'
Report Timbó Goal 13'
Bailey Yellow card 31'
Haworth Goal 69'
Vered Goal 74'
Olivera Yellow card 86'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Alain Ruch

Second leg[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC0–2FC Edmonton
Steele Yellow card 54'
Bailey Yellow card 55'
Timbó Yellow card 90+1'
Report Diakite Yellow card 15'
Corea Goal 26'
Watson Yellow card 38'
Eckersley Goal 45'
Attendance: 3,946
Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau

Ottawa won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Ottawa Fury2–0Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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

Toronto FC4–2Montreal Impact
Osorio Goal 13'36'
Hamilton Goal 60'80'
Lovitz Yellow card 84'
Irwin Yellow card 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 FC3–0Ottawa Fury
Morales Goal 3' (pen.)
Mezquida Goal 20'
Rivero Goal 52'
Parker Yellow card 67'
Report Alves Yellow card 2'
de Guzman Yellow card 73'
Attendance: 17,863
Referee: Geoff Gamble

Vancouver won 3–2 on aggregate.


Montreal Impact0–0Toronto FC
Drogba Yellow card 50'
Ontivero Red card 60'
Oduro Yellow card 88'
Report Zavaleta Yellow card 45'
Attendance: 18,964
Referee: Silviu Petrescu

Toronto won 4–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Toronto FC1–0Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Giovinco Goal 43' Report Bolaños Yellow card 88'
Attendance: 20,011
Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau

Second leg[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC2–1Toronto FC
Waston Yellow card 32'
Mezquida Goal 47'
Manneh Yellow card 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.