2018 Canadian Championship

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2018 Canadian Championship
Championnat Canadien 2018 (in French)
2018 Canadian Championship logo.png
CountryCanada
DatesJune 6 – August 15, 2018
Teams6 (from 4 leagues)
ChampionsToronto FC (7th title)
Runners-upVancouver Whitecaps FC
Matches played10
Goals scored24 (2.4 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Jozy Altidore
Kei Kamara
Jonathan Osorio
(3 goals each)
George Gross Memorial TrophyJonathan Osorio
2017
2019

The 2018 Canadian Championship was a soccer tournament hosted and organized by the Canadian Soccer Association. It was the eleventh edition of the annual Canadian Championship. Toronto FC won the competition for the third consecutive year and qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.

The 2018 edition saw the invitation of the champions of League1 Ontario (L1O) and Première Ligue de soccer du Québec (PLSQ). FC Edmonton suspended operations and did not take part in the Championship this year. As a result, a new format was adopted which saw the L1O and PLSQ champions, the Oakville Blue Devils and A.S. Blainville, enter in a new first qualifying round.[1][2] As winners of the first qualifying round, AS Blainville played Ottawa Fury FC in the second qualifying round, and the winner of that match, Ottawa Fury, joined the MLS teams in the semi-final round.[3] With six teams, the 2018 edition was the largest edition of the championship to date.

Qualified clubs[edit]

Club Location League Previous best Prior appearances
A.S. Blainville Blainville, Quebec Première Ligue de soccer du Québec N/A 0
Montreal Impact Montreal, Quebec Major League Soccer Champions: 3 10
Oakville Blue Devils Oakville, Ontario League1 Ontario N/A 0
Ottawa Fury Ottawa, Ontario United Soccer League Semi-finals: 2 4
Toronto FC Toronto, Ontario Major League Soccer Champions: 6 10
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver, British Columbia Major League Soccer Champions: 1 10

Statistics include previous incarnations of the Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Tournament bracket[edit]

First Qualifying Round
June 6–13
Second Qualifying Round
June 20–27
Semifinals
July 18–25
Final
August 8–15
                      
Toronto FC 134
Ottawa Fury 00 0
Ottawa Fury 112
A.S. Blainville 00 0
Oakville Blue Devils 101
A.S. Blainville 21 3
Toronto FC 257
Vancouver Whitecaps 22 4
Vancouver Whitecaps 022
Montreal Impact 10 1

Matches[edit]

First qualifying round[edit]

A.S. Blainville2–1Oakville Blue Devils
Report
Oakville Blue Devils0–1A.S. Blainville
Report

A.S. Blainville won 3–1 on aggregate.

Second qualifying round[edit]

A.S. Blainville0–1Ottawa Fury
Report
Referee: Alan Ruch
Ottawa Fury1–0A.S. Blainville
Report
Attendance: 3,915[4]
Referee: Juan Marquez

Ottawa Fury FC won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]

Ottawa Fury0–1Toronto FC
Report
Attendance: 6,057
Toronto FC3–0Ottawa Fury
Report
Attendance: 18,795
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Toronto FC won 4–0 on aggregate.


Montreal Impact1–0Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Report
Attendance: 13,389
Referee: Yusri Rudolf
Vancouver Whitecaps FC2–0Montreal Impact
Report
Attendance: 19,267
Referee: David Barrie

Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC2–2Toronto FC
Report
Attendance: 16,833
Referee: David Gantar
Toronto FC5–2Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Report
Attendance: 14,994
Referee: Drew Fischer

Toronto FC won 7–4 on aggregate.

Goalscorers[edit]

  Team eliminated or did not play in this round.
Rank Player Team Goals By round
1Q1 1Q2 2Q1 2Q2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2
1 United States Jozy Altidore Toronto FC 3 3
Canada Jonathan Osorio Toronto FC 1 1 1
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 1 1
4 Canada Diyaeddine Abzi A.S. Blainville 1 1
United States Ayo Akinola Toronto FC 1
Italy Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC 1
Canada Jordan Hamilton Toronto FC 1
Canada Carl Haworth Ottawa Fury 1
United States Erik Hurtado Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Canada Pierre-Rudolph Mayard A.S. Blainville 1
Canada Anthony Novak Oakville Blue Devils 1
Peru Yordy Reyna Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Canada Tosaint Ricketts Toronto FC 1
United States Brek Shea Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Uruguay Alejandro Silva Montreal Impact 1
Canada Mitchell Syla A.S. Blainville 1
Panama Tony Taylor Ottawa Fury 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oakville Blue Devils qualifies for Canadian Championship - Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "AS Blainville qualifies for Canadian Championship - Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "About the Canadian Championship". Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Fury beat Blainville, advance to semis in Canadian Championship". ottawafuryfc.com. Ottawa Fury FC. June 27, 2018. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.