2018 Canadian Championship
|Championnat Canadien 2018 (in French)|
|Dates||June 6 – August 15, 2018|
|Teams||6 (from 4 leagues)|
|Champions||Toronto FC (7th title)|
|Runners-up||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|Goals scored||24 (2.4 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Jozy Altidore|
(3 goals each)
|George Gross Memorial Trophy||Jonathan Osorio|
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. 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. With six teams, the 2018 edition was the largest edition of the championship to date.
|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.
|First Qualifying Round|
|Second Qualifying Round|
|Oakville Blue Devils||1||0||1|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||2||2||4|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||0||2||2|
First qualifying round
A.S. Blainville won 3–1 on aggregate.
Second qualifying round
|Ottawa Fury||1–0||A.S. Blainville|
Ottawa Fury FC won 2–0 on aggregate.
|Ottawa Fury||0–1||Toronto FC|
|Toronto FC||3–0||Ottawa Fury|
Toronto FC won 4–0 on aggregate.
|Montreal Impact||1–0||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||2–0||Montreal Impact|
Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||2–2||Toronto FC|
|Toronto FC||5–2||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
Toronto FC won 7–4 on aggregate.
|1||Jozy Altidore||Toronto FC||3||3|
|Jonathan Osorio||Toronto FC||1||1||1|
|Kei Kamara||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||1||1||1|
|4||Diyaeddine Abzi||A.S. Blainville||1||1|
|Ayo Akinola||Toronto FC||1|
|Sebastian Giovinco||Toronto FC||1|
|Jordan Hamilton||Toronto FC||1|
|Carl Haworth||Ottawa Fury||1|
|Erik Hurtado||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||1|
|Pierre-Rudolph Mayard||A.S. Blainville||1|
|Anthony Novak||Oakville Blue Devils||1|
|Yordy Reyna||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||1|
|Tosaint Ricketts||Toronto FC||1|
|Brek Shea||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||1|
|Alejandro Silva||Montreal Impact||1|
|Mitchell Syla||A.S. Blainville||1|
|Tony Taylor||Ottawa Fury||1|
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