2017 Canadian Championship

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2017 Canadian Championship
2017 Canadian Championship (in English)
Championnat Canadien 2017 (in French)
Country Canada
Teams 5
Champions Toronto FC (6th title)
Runners-up Montreal Impact
Matches played 8
Goals scored 27 (3.38 per match)
Attendance 101,856 (12,732 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Sebastian Giovinco
(3 goals)
George Gross Memorial Trophy Sebastian Giovinco
2016
2018

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
                
USL
Ottawa
2 0 2
MLS
Toronto
1 4 5
NASL
Edmonton
0 2 2
USL
Ottawa
1 3 4
MLS
Toronto
1 2 3
MLS
Montreal
1 1 2
MLS
Montreal
1 4 5
MLS
Vancouver
2 2 4

Matches[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

First leg[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC 1–0 FC Edmonton
Williams Goal 89' Report
Attendance: 2,567
Referee: Juan Marquez

Second leg[edit]

FC Edmonton 2–3 Ottawa Fury FC
Report
Attendance: 2,591
Referee: David Barrie

Ottawa Fury FC won 4–2 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC 2–1 Toronto FC
Report Cheyrou Goal 35'
Attendance: 7,611
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–1 Montreal Impact
Report Choinière Goal 62'
Attendance: 16,831
Referee: Drew Fischer

Second leg[edit]

Toronto FC 4–0 Ottawa Fury FC
Report
Attendance: 15,175
Referee: Geoff Gamble

Toronto FC won 5–2 on aggregate.


Montreal Impact 4–2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Report
Attendance: 15,213
Referee: David Barrie

Montreal Impact won 5–4 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Montreal Impact 1–1 Toronto FC
Mancosu Goal 19' Report Altidore Goal 30'
Attendance: 14,329

Second leg[edit]

Toronto FC 2–1 Montreal Impact
Giovinco Goal 53'90+5' Report Tabla Goal 36'
Attendance: 26,539
Referee: David Gantar

Toronto FC won 3–2 on aggregate.

Goalscorers[edit]

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

References[edit]