2017 Canadian Championship

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2017 Canadian Championship
Championnat Canadien 2017 (in French)
ChampionsToronto FC (6th title)
Runners-upMontreal Impact
Matches played8
Goals scored27 (3.38 per match)
Attendance101,856 (12,732 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Sebastian Giovinco
(3 goals)
George Gross Memorial TrophySebastian Giovinco

The 2017 Canadian Championship was a soccer tournament hosted and organized by the Canadian Soccer Association. It was the tenth edition of the annual Canadian Championship.

The 2017 edition saw the introduction of a rule that required three players to be named in the starting eleven of each participating team who are eligible (and have declared their intention, if they had otherwise played for another national team) to play for the Canada men's national soccer team.[1]

Due to the restructuring of the CONCACAF Champions League, the winner of the 2017 Canadian Championship would have advanced to a playoff against Toronto FC, the winner of the 2016 Canadian Championship, to be played in Toronto on August 9, 2017, for a place in the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League. However, as Toronto FC won the 2017 Canadian Championship, no playoff game was necessary, and Toronto earned a place in the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League automatically.[1]

Tournament bracket[edit]

Preliminary roundSemifinalsFinal
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2 2 4
Montreal Impact
1 4 5
Montreal Impact
1 1 2
Toronto FC
1 2 3
Ottawa Fury
1 3 4
FC Edmonton
0 2 2
Ottawa Fury
2 0 2
Toronto FC
1 4 5


Preliminary round[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC1–0FC Edmonton
Williams 89' Report
Attendance: 2,567
Referee: Juan Marquez
FC Edmonton2–3Ottawa Fury FC
Attendance: 2,591
Referee: David Barrie

Ottawa Fury FC won 4–2 on aggregate.


Ottawa Fury FC2–1Toronto FC
Report Cheyrou 35'
Attendance: 7,611
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
Toronto FC4–0Ottawa Fury FC
Attendance: 15,175
Referee: Geoff Gamble

Toronto FC won 5–2 on aggregate.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC2–1Montreal Impact
Report Choinière 62'
Attendance: 16,831
Referee: Drew Fischer
Montreal Impact4–2Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Attendance: 15,213
Referee: David Barrie

Montreal Impact won 5–4 on aggregate.


Montreal Impact1–1Toronto FC
Mancosu 19' Report Altidore 30'
Attendance: 14,329
Toronto FC2–1Montreal Impact
Giovinco 53', 90+5' Report Tabla 36'
Attendance: 26,539
Referee: David Gantar

Toronto FC won 3–2 on aggregate.


Rank Player Nation Team Goals
1 Sebastian Giovinco  Italy Toronto FC 3
2 Alphonso Davies  Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Steevan Dos Santos  Cape Verde Ottawa Fury
Ignacio Piatti  Argentina Montreal Impact
Sito Seoane  United States Ottawa Fury
Ryan Williams  England Ottawa Fury
7 Jozy Altidore  United States Toronto FC 1
Benoît Cheyrou  France Toronto FC
David Choinière  Canada Montreal Impact
Marco Delgado  United States Toronto FC
Blerim Džemaili   Switzerland Montreal Impact
Tsubasa Endoh  Japan Toronto FC
Kyle Greig  United States Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Anthony Jackson-Hamel  Canada Montreal Impact
Jake Keegan  United States FC Edmonton
Matteo Mancosu  Italy Montreal Impact
Nicolás Mezquida  Uruguay Vancouver Whitecaps
Sainey Nyassi  Gambia FC Edmonton
Ballou Tabla  Canada Montreal Impact

Own goals

Rank Player Nation Team Goals
1 Eddie Edward  Canada Ottawa Fury 1


  1. ^ a b "Canadian Championship Kicks off 10th Edition in May with more Canadian Content - Canada Soccer". Archived from the original on December 13, 2017. Retrieved March 13, 2017.