2019 Canadian Championship

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2019 Canadian Championship
Championnat Canadien 2019
2019 Canadian Championship logo.png
CountryCanada
DatesMay 15 – September 25, 2019
Teams13 (from 5 leagues)
Defending championsToronto FC
Matches played12
Goals scored27 (2.25 per match)
Attendance35,457 (2,955 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Mohamed Kourouma (3 goals)
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of June 12, 2019.

The 2019 Canadian Championship is the twelfth edition of Canada's national soccer cup tournament, contested from May 15 to September 25, 2019. The winner will be awarded the Voyageurs Cup and a berth in the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League.

With the introduction of the seven Canadian Premier League (CPL) clubs, the new format has thirteen clubs from five leagues, the most in the competition's history. The 2019 tournament also marks the first time that clubs from Manitoba and Nova Scotia are represented in the Canadian Championship, and the return of clubs from Alberta after none participated in 2018.

Format[edit]

The format of the competition was changed to include the seven CPL clubs, and will consist of three qualifying rounds before semi-finals and a final. All rounds will be played in a two-legged tie format. The first qualifying round will see the League1 Ontario champion Vaughan Azzurri, Première Ligue de soccer du Québec champion A.S. Blainville, and four CPL clubs enter the competition. They will be joined by the remaining three CPL clubs (given byes due to previously competing or being sanctioned earlier than the other clubs)[1] in the second qualifying round. The third qualifying round will see Ottawa Fury FC and two Major League Soccer teams enter. The previous year's champion, Toronto FC, receives a bye to the semi-final.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Distribution of teams for 2019 Canadian Championship
Round Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(6 teams)
Second qualifying round
(6 teams)
  • 3 Canadian Premier League "inaugural teams"
  • 3 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(6 teams)
  • 1 USL Championship team
  • 2 Major League Soccer teams
  • 3 winners from the second qualifying round
Semi-finals
(4 teams)
  • 1 champion of 2018 Canadian Championship
  • 3 winners from the third qualifying round
Final
(2 teams)
  • 2 winners from the semi-finals

Qualified clubs[edit]

Toronto area clubs: Red pog.svg Toronto FC; Blue pog.svg Vaughan Azzurri; Green pog.svg York9 FC
Montreal area clubs: Blue pog.svg A.S. Blainville; Red pog.svg Montreal Impact
Green pog.svg Canadian Premier League Red pog.svg Major League Soccer Blue pog.svg Other
Club Location League Previous best Prior appearances
A.S. Blainville Blainville, Quebec Première Ligue de soccer du Québec Second qualifying round: 1 1
Cavalry FC Foothills County, Alberta Canadian Premier League N/A 0
FC Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta Canadian Premier League Semi-finals: 5 7
Forge FC Hamilton, Ontario Canadian Premier League N/A 0
HFX Wanderers Halifax, Nova Scotia Canadian Premier League N/A 0
Montreal Impact Montreal, Quebec Major League Soccer Champions: 3 11
Ottawa Fury Ottawa, Ontario USL Championship Semi-finals: 3 5
Pacific FC Langford, British Columbia Canadian Premier League N/A 0
Toronto FC Toronto, Ontario Major League Soccer Champions: 7 11
Valour FC Winnipeg, Manitoba Canadian Premier League N/A 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver, British Columbia Major League Soccer Champions: 1 11
Vaughan Azzurri Vaughan, Ontario League1 Ontario N/A 0
York9 FC Toronto, Ontario Canadian Premier League N/A 0

Note

  • Statistics include previous incarnations of FC Edmonton, Montreal Impact, and Vancouver Whitecaps

Schedule[edit]

Round First leg date Second leg date Teams entering
First qualifying round May 15 May 22 6 (A.S. Blainville, Cavalry FC, HFX Wanderers, Pacific FC, Vaughan Azzurri, York9 FC)
Second qualifying round June 4/5 June 11/12 3 (FC Edmonton, Forge FC, Valour FC)
Third qualifying round July 10 July 24 3 (Montreal Impact, Ottawa Fury, Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Semi-finals August 7 August 14 1 (Toronto FC)
Final September 18 September 25 N/A

Bracket[edit]

The draw was held on February 12, 2019.[3]

First qualifying round
May 15 & 22
Second qualifying round
June 4–5 & 11–12
Third qualifying round
July 10 & 24
Semi-finals
August 7 & 14
Final
September 18 & 25
                            
Vaughan Azzurri213
HFX Wanderers (a)303
HFX Wanderers224
Valour FC101
HFX Wanderers   
Ottawa Fury   
Match 7 winner   
Toronto FC   
Match 10 winner[B]   
Match 11 winner[B]   
A.S. Blainville000
York9 FC011
York9 FC303
FC Edmonton112
York9 FC   
Montreal Impact   
Match 8 winner[A]   
Match 9 winner[A]   
Forge FC112
Cavalry FC123
Pacific FC011
Cavalry FC224
Cavalry FC   
Vancouver Whitecaps FC   

Notes

  1. ^ a b The higher-seeded team in match 11 will host the second leg.
  2. ^ a b The higher-seeded team in the final will choose whether they want to play the first leg in their stadium or away.

First qualifying round[edit]

Summary[edit]

The first legs were held on May 15, and the second legs on May 22, 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vaughan Azzurri 3–3 (a) HFX Wanderers 2–3 1–0
Pacific FC 1–4[A] Cavalry FC 0–2 1–2
A.S. Blainville 0–1 York9 FC 0–0 0–1

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Matches[edit]

Vaughan Azzurri2–3HFX Wanderers
Report
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Serge Topalian
HFX Wanderers0–1Vaughan Azzurri
Report
Attendance: 5,532

3–3 on aggregate. HFX Wanderers won on away goals.


Pacific FC0–2Cavalry FC
Report
Attendance: 2,294
Referee: Yusri Rudolf
Cavalry FC2–1Pacific FC
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Juan Marquez

Cavalry FC won 4–1 on aggregate.


A.S. Blainville0–0York9 FC
Report
Blainville Equestrian Park, Blainville
Attendance: 1,503
Referee: Filip Dujic
York9 FC1–0A.S. Blainville
Report
Attendance: 1,723
Referee: Mathieu Souare

York9 won 1–0 on aggregate.

Second qualifying round[edit]

Summary[edit]

The first legs will be held on June 4 or 5, and the second legs will be held on June 11 or 12, 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
York9 FC 3–2 FC Edmonton 3–1 0–1
Forge FC 2–3[A] Cavalry FC 1–1 1–2
HFX Wanderers 4–1 Valour FC 2–1 2–0

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Matches[edit]

York9 FC3–1FC Edmonton
Report
Attendance: 728
Referee: Serge Topalian
FC Edmonton1–0York9 FC
Report
Attendance: 2,076
Referee: Fabrizio Stasolla

York9 FC won 3–2 on aggregate.


Forge FC1–1Cavalry FC
Report
Attendance: 5,174
Referee: David Barrie
Cavalry FC2–1Forge FC
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauzière

Cavalry FC won 3–2 on aggregate.


HFX Wanderers2–1Valour FC
Report
Attendance: 3,854
Referee: Juan Marquez
Valour FC0–2HFX Wanderers
Report
Attendance: 4,373
Referee: Yusri Rudolf

HFX Wanderers won 4–1 on aggregate.

Third qualifying round[edit]

Summary[edit]

The first legs will be held on July 10, and the second legs will be held on July 24, 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
HFX Wanderers 7 Ottawa Fury Jul 10 Jul 24
York9 FC 8 Montreal Impact Jul 10 Jul 24
Cavalry FC 9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Jul 10 Jul 24

Matches[edit]

HFX WanderersvOttawa Fury
Ottawa FuryvHFX Wanderers

York9 FCvMontreal Impact
Montreal ImpactvYork9 FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FCvCavalry FC

Semi-finals[edit]

Summary[edit]

The first legs will be held on August 7, and the second legs will be held on August 14, 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Match 7 winner 10 Toronto FC Aug 7 Aug 14
Match 8 winner 11[A] Match 9 winner Aug 7 Aug 14

Notes

  1. ^ The higher-seeded team in match 11 will host the second leg.

Matches[edit]

Match 7 winnervToronto FC
Toronto FCvMatch 7 winner

Match 8 or 9 winnervMatch 9 or 8 winner
Match 9 or 8 winnervMatch 8 or 9 winner

Final[edit]

Summary[edit]

The first leg will be held on September 18, and the second leg will be held on September 25, 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Match 10 winner 12[A] Match 11 winner Sep 18 Sep 25

Notes

  1. ^ The higher-seeded team in the final will choose whether they want to play the first leg in their stadium or away.

Matches[edit]

Match 10 or 11 winnervMatch 11 or 10 winner
Match 11 or 10 winnervMatch 10 or 11 winner

Goalscorers[edit]

  Team eliminated or did not play in this round.
Rank Player Team Goals By round
1Q1 1Q2 2Q1 2Q2 3Q1 3Q2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2
1 Guinea Mohamed Kourouma HFX Wanderers 3 1 1 1
2 Republic of the Congo Dominique Malonga Cavalry FC 2 1 1
Canada Tomasz Skublak HFX Wanderers 1 1
4 Sweden Simon Adjei York9 FC 1 1
Canada Kyle Bekker Forge FC 1
France André Bona HFX Wanderers 1
Germany Julian Büscher Cavalry FC 1
Canada Marco Bustos Valour FC 1
Canada Sergio Camargo Cavalry FC 1
Belgium Oumar Diouck FC Edmonton 1
Trinidad and Tobago Akeem Garcia HFX Wanderers 1
Canada Luca Gasparotto York9 FC 1
Chile Rodrigo Gattas York9 FC 1
Canada Marcus Haber Pacific FC 1
Brazil Oliver Minatel Cavalry FC 1
Canada Ryan Raposo Vaughan Azzurri 1
Canada Ryan Telfer York9 FC 1
Germany Mélé Temguia FC Edmonton 1
Guyana Emery Welshman Forge FC 1
Canada Jarek Whiteman Vaughan Azzurri 1
Canada Dominick Zator Cavalry FC 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandor, Steven (January 10, 2019). "Three CanPL sides get first-round byes in new Canadian Championship format". the11.ca. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Battle of the North: Canadian Premier League squads learn paths to 2019 Canadian Championship". Canadian Premier League. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Canada Soccer continues to provide expanded international opportunities with two spots on the path to Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League". Canada Soccer. February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

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