2018 Canadian Championship

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2018 Canadian Championship
Championnat Canadien 2018 (in French)
2018 Canadian Championship logo.png
Country Canada
Dates June 6 – August 15, 2018
Teams 6 (from 4 leagues)
Champions Toronto FC (7th title)
Runners-up Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Matches played 10
Goals scored 24 (2.4 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Jozy Altidore
Kei Kamara
Jonathan Osorio
(3 goals each)
George Gross Memorial Trophy Jonathan 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. The winner is expected to qualify 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.

Tournament bracket[edit]

First Qualifying RoundSecond Qualifying RoundSemifinalsFinal
                      
MLS
Toronto FC
134
USL
Ottawa Fury
00 0
USL
Ottawa Fury
112
PLSQ
A.S. Blainville
00 0
L1O
Oakville Blue Devils
101
PLSQ
A.S. Blainville
21 3
MLS
Toronto FC
257
MLS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
22 4
MLS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
022
MLS
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 Michell 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.