2019 Canadian Championship Final

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2019 Canadian Championship Final
Event2019 Canadian Championship
First leg
DateSeptember 18, 2019
VenueSaputo Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Man of the MatchIgnacio Piatti (Montreal Impact)
RefereeYusri Rudolf
Attendance10,807
Second leg
DateSeptember 25, 2019
VenueBMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
2018

The 2019 Canadian Championship Final is a two-legged series to determine the winner of the 2019 Canadian Championship, Canada's primary domestic cup competition in men's soccer. The series will be played between Canadian Classique rivals Montreal Impact and Toronto FC, both members of Major League Soccer. It is the third time Montreal and Toronto have met in the finals since the cup format was adopted in 2011; with the Impact winning in 2014, and Toronto winning in 2017.[1]

The first leg was hosted by the Impact at Saputo Stadium in Montreal on September 18, while the second leg will be played at BMO Field in Toronto on September 25.[2]

The winner will qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League as Canada's sole direct entrant.[3]

Teams[edit]

Team League City Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Montreal Impact Major League Soccer Montreal, Quebec 4 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Toronto FC Major League Soccer Toronto, Ontario 6 (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Venues[edit]

Saputo Stadium in Montreal will host the first leg
Capacity: 19,619
BMO Field in Toronto will host the second leg
Capacity: 30,991

Background[edit]

This will be the third time Montreal Impact and Toronto FC have faced one another in the Canadian Championship final. The first time, in 2014, Montreal Impact won 2–1 over two legs to win the Voyageurs Cup and advance to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League. Montreal subsequently made it to the Champions League final, where they were ultimately defeated by Mexican club América.

The most recent finals meeting took place in 2017, where Toronto FC won 3–2 on aggregate. Toronto also advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League final after having qualified through the Canadian Championship. Toronto lost to Guadalajara on penalties in the final.

Montreal Impact[edit]

Montreal Impact were drawn into the third qualifying round where they played Canadian Premier League side York9 FC from Toronto. Over two legs, they defeated York9 3–2 on aggregate to advance to the semi-finals.[4] In the semi-finals they went on to play another CPL side, Cavalry FC from Calgary, who had just defeated fellow MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC to advance to play the Impact. Montreal defeated Cavalry 2–1 in Montreal, and 1–0 in Calgary for a 3–1 aggregate victory to advance to the finals.[5]

Toronto FC[edit]

As the defending champions, Toronto FC qualified directly to the semi-finals where they played the Ottawa Fury of the USL Championship. Toronto won the first leg 2–0 in Ottawa at TD Place Stadium, followed by a 3–0 victory at home one week later August 14 to win the series 5–0 on aggregate and advance to the finals.[6]

Path to the final[edit]

Montreal Impact Round Toronto FC
Opponent Result Opponent Result
Bye First qualifying round Bye
Second qualifying round
York9 FC Won (3–2 agg.) Third qualifying round
Cavalry FC Won (3–1 agg.) Semi-finals Ottawa Fury Won (5–0 agg.)

Match details[edit]

Summary[edit]

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Toronto FC Montreal Impact 0–1 Sep 25

First leg[edit]

Montreal Impact1–0Toronto FC
Report
Attendance: 10,807
Referee: Yusri Rudolf
Montreal Impact
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact:
GK 23 Senegal Clément Diop
RB 15 Canada Zachary Brault-Guillard
CB 33 France Bacary Sagna
CB 2 Argentina Víctor Cabrera
LB 22 Finland Jukka Raitala
CM 28 Canada Shamit Shome
CM 6 Canada Samuel Piette Yellow card 34'
RW 21 Finland Lassi Lappalainen Substituted off 77'
AM 8 Algeria Saphir Taïder Yellow card 85'
LW 10 Argentina Ignacio Piatti (c)
CF 9 Spain Bojan Substituted off 45+1'
Substitutes:
GK 1 United States Evan Bush
DF 3 United States Daniel Lovitz
DF 4 France Rudy Camacho
MF 14 Germany Amar Sejdič
FW 18 Nigeria Orji Okwonkwo Substituted in 77'
DF 27 Canada Clément Bayiha Substituted in 90+3'
FW 37 Argentina Maximiliano Urruti Substituted in 45+1' Substituted off 90+3'
Manager:
Colombia Wílmer Cabrera
Toronto FC:
GK 25 United States Alex Bono
RB 22 Canada Richie Laryea
CB 3 United States Drew Moor
CB 26 Belgium Laurent Ciman
LB 2 United States Justin Morrow
CM 18 United States Nick DeLeon
CM 4 United States Michael Bradley (c)
CM 21 Canada Jonathan Osorio
RW 9 Venezuela Erickson Gallardo Substituted off 46'
CF 13 United States Patrick Mullins Substituted off 46'
LW 24 Canada Jacob Shaffelburg Substituted off 74'
Substitutes:
GK 16 United States Quentin Westberg
DF 5 Canada Ashtone Morgan
MF 8 United States Marky Delgado Substituted in 74'
MF 10 Spain Alejandro Pozuelo Substituted in 46'
FW 17 United States Jozy Altidore Substituted in 46'
DF 44 United States Omar Gonzalez
DF 96 Brazil Auro
Manager:
United States Greg Vanney

Man of the Match:
Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact)

Assistant referees:
Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Lyes Arfa
Fourth official:
David Gantar

Second leg[edit]

Toronto FCvMontreal Impact
Report
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Impact, Toronto FC punch tickets to CanChamp final". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Toronto to meet Montréal in 2019 Canadian Championship Final this September". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Expanded 2019 Canadian Championship 'Battle of the North' kicks off May 15". CanPL.ca. May 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Cavalry defeat Whitecaps, become 1st ever CPL squad to beat MLS team". CBC News. July 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Impact down Cavalry to advance to Canadian Championship final". Sportsnet. August 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "TFC downs Ottawa Fury FC to advance to Canadian Championship final". Sportsnet. August 14, 2019.

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