1999 Canadian Professional Soccer League season

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Canadian Professional Soccer League
Season 1999
Champions Toronto Olympians
Regular Season title Toronto Olympians
Matches played 56
Goals scored 225 (4.02 per match)
Top goalscorer Canada Eddy Berdusco (Toronto Olympians)
Biggest home win TO 11-1 NYA
Biggest away win YRS 1-7 TO
1998
2000

The 1999 Canadian Professional Soccer League season was the second season for the Canadian Professional Soccer League. The season began on May 28, 1999, and concluded on October 2, 1999, with Toronto Olympians defeating Toronto Croatia 2-0 to claim their first CPSL Championship.[1] The Olympians made history by becoming the first club in the league's history to achieve a treble. For the second straight season, they went undefeated for the entire season. The league also introduced their first All-Star match where the CPSL All-Stars faced the CSA Development team.[2]

Changes from 1998 season[edit]

All founding members of the CPSL returned with the exception of Mississauga Eagles P.S.C.. The newest addition to the league were expansion franchise the Oshawa Flames. Other changes were Glen Shields changing their name to Glen Shields Sun Devils, and the York Region Shooters moving to Richmond Hill, Ontario.[3]

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Manager
Glen Shields Sun Devils Thornhill, Ontario Dufferin District Field Dave Benning
London City London, Ontario Cove Road Stadium Tony Laferrara
North York Astros Toronto, Ontario Esther Shiner Stadium Rafael Carbajal
Oshawa Flames Oshawa, Ontario Oshawa Civic Stadium Jens Kraemer
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario Club Roma Stadium Lucio Ianiero
Toronto Croatia Toronto, Ontario Centennial Park Stadium Bruno Pilas
Toronto Olympians Toronto, Ontario Birchmount Stadium David Gee
York Region Shooters Richmond Hill, Ontario Richmond Green Sam Foti

Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Toronto Olympians 14 13 1 0 56 7 +49 40 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Toronto Croatia 14 8 2 4 31 19 +12 26
3 Glen Shields Sun Devils 14 7 4 3 34 18 +16 25
4 London City 14 5 5 4 30 36 −6 20
5 Oshawa Flames 14 3 6 5 19 26 −7 15
6 St. Catharines Roma 14 3 4 7 19 30 −11 13
7 York Region Shooters 14 3 3 8 20 34 −14 12
8 North York Astros 14 2 1 11 16 55 −39 7

Updated to games played on September 23, 1999.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/99cpw17b.htm
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

The top four teams qualified for a one-game semifinal that led to the championship game played on October 2 at Oshawa Civic Stadium in Oshawa, Ontario.

Semifinals Final
           
1 Toronto Olympians 4
4 London City 1
1 Toronto Olympians 2
2 Toronto Croatia 0
2 Toronto Croatia 5
3 Glen Shields Sun Devils 2

Semifinals[edit]

CPSL Championship[edit]

October 2
5:00 ET
Toronto Olympians 2–0 Toronto Croatia
Thomas Goal 55'
Handsor Goal 73'
Report
Oshawa Civic Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Tony Comacho (Ontario)
GK 1 Canada Brian Bowes
RB 5 Canada Tony Marshall
CB 6 Canada Peyvand Mossavat
CB 4 Canada Ian Cardey
LB 8 Canada Bayete Smith
RM 9 Canada Elvis Thomas Substituted off 77'
CM 20 Canada Danny Ziannis (c)
CM 17 Canada Chris Handsor Substituted off 84'
LM 7 New Zealand Daryl Holmes
ST 11 Canada Gus Kouzmanis Substituted off 79'
ST 23 Canada Eddy Berdusco Substituted off 75'
Substitutes:
GK 22 Canada Tom Bianchi
MF 12 Canada Louie Ouroutzaglou
DF 16 Canada Ron Belfon Substituted in 75'
DF 14 Canada Arte Alkatov Substituted in 79'
MF 15 Canada Louie Katsavrias Substituted in 84'
MF 13 Canada Danny Sanna
FW 10 Canada John Matas Substituted in 77'
Manager:
England David Gee
GK 1 Canada George Azcurra
RB 2 Canada Daniel Pilas
CB 3 Canada Josip Draganic
CB 4 Croatia Domagoj Sain
LB 4 Canada Ivica Sola
RM 6 Croatia Ivica Jelic Substituted off 71'
CM 20 Canada Robert Fran
CM 9 Canada Ante Musa
LM 10 Canada Tomo Granic (c) Substituted off 75'
CF 8 Poland Czeslaw Zajac Substituted off 50'
CF 11 Canada Denny Draganic Substituted off 67'
Substitutes:
DF 13 Canada Nikola Marketic Substituted in 75'
MF 14 Canada Robert Mandekic Substituted in 67'
MF 15 Canada Poul Grguric Substituted in 71'
MF 19 Canada Peter Curic Substituted in 50'
Manager:
Croatia Bruno Pilas

Assistant referees:
Steve Cahoon
Nick Rose
Fourth official:
John Lopes

All-Star Game[edit]

The leagues first-ever all-star game was played on September 26, 1999. The CPSL All-Star team was selected from the six remaining clubs that didn't compete in the Canada Cup final, which excluded players from the Toronto Olympians and Toronto Croatia. The Canada Development team featured players from the CSA National Training Centre which consisted of senior national team players with a mix of young prospects with USL A-League experience.[4][5][6]

September 26
1:00 ET
CPSL All-Stars 2–1 Canada Development Team
Giummarra Goal 17'
Giummarra Goal 81'
Report De Rosario Goal 13'
Centennial Park Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Nigel Johnson (Ontario)
GK 29 Canada Adam Morandini Substituted off 85'
RB 5 Canada Dave McDonald
CB 15 Canada Mike Marshall
LB 25 Canada Gerald Gallacher Substituted off 35'
RM 8 Canada Mike Kim
CM 10 Poland Jurek Gebczynski (c) Substituted off 35'
CM 13 Canada Lucio Ianiero
CM 7 Canada Phil Ionadi Substituted off 78'
LM 4 Canada Mike Glasgow Substituted off 63'
ST 11 Canada Willy Giummarra
ST 17 Canada Marco Antonucci
Substitutes:
GK 1 Uruguay Rafael Carbajal Substituted in 85'
DF 12 Canada JP Rickwood Substituted in 78'
FW 18 Canada Dave Kohak Substituted in 63'
FW 16 Canada Alex Nardi Substituted in 35'
FW 9 Canada Adrian Sciarra
DF 6 Canada Anthony Whitney Substituted in 35'
Manager:
Canada Tony La Ferrara
England Dave Benning
GK 1 Canada Steve Cox
RB 2 Canada Carl Fletcher Substituted off 70'
CB 3 Canada Victor Oppong
CB 5 Canada Marco Reda
LB 6 Canada Nevio Pizzolitto
RM 4 Canada Adrian Serioux
CM 8 Canada Miles O'Connor
CM 11 Canada Toll Dasterridis Substituted off 62'
LM 12 Canada Jordan Gillespie
CF 9 Canada Semir Mesanovic
CF 10 Canada Dwayne De Rosario
Substitutes:
GK 22 Canada Alim Hassin
MF 17 Canada Matt Smith
MF 14 Canada Jamie Dodds Substituted in 70'
MF 7 Canada Adrian Llewellyn Substituted in 62'
FW 16 Canada Atiba Hutchinson
Manager:
Canada Paul James

Assistant referees:
Steve Cahoon
O.J. Panic
Fourth official:
Stephanie Denhamm

1999 scoring leaders[edit]

Full article: CSL Golden Boot[7]
Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Eddy Berdusco  Canada Toronto Olympians 25
2 Elvis Thomas  Canada Toronto Olympians 21
3 Gus Kouzmanis  Canada Toronto Olympians 16
4 Mike Glasgow  Canada Glen Shields 10
5 Phil Ionadi  Canada Glen Shields 10
6 Andy Madeiros  Canada Toronto Croatia 10
7 John Matas  Canada Toronto Olympians 10
8 Semir Mesanovic  Canada London City Soccer Club 10

Awards[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

Week CPSL Player of the Week Reference
Player Club
Week 1 Semir Mesanovic London City [8]
Week 2 John Matas Toronto Olympians [9]
Week 3 Eddy Berdusco Toronto Olympians [10]
Week 4 Gus Kouzmanis Toronto Olympians [11]
Week 5 Mike Glasgow Glen Shields Sun Devils [12]
Week 6 Leo Marasovic Toronto Croatia [13]
Week 7 Mich D'Angelo York Region Shooters [14]

Individual awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CPSL Most Valuable Player Elvis Thomas (Toronto Olympians)
CPSL Golden Boot Eddy Berdusco (Toronto Olympians)
CPSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award George Azcurra (Toronto Croatia)
CPSL Rookie of the Year Award Semir Mesanovic (London City)
CPSL Coach of the Year Award David Gee (Toronto Olympians)
Tony LaFerrara (London City)
CPSL Referee of the Year Award Silviu Petrescu
CPSL Fair Play Award Toronto Olympians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glover, Robin. "Toronto Olympians vs Toronto Croatia". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Canada Kicks -- CPSL Names All-Stars". 2000-05-21. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Canada Kicks - CPSL Update". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Ontario SoccerNet - CPSL Ontario Update". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  5. ^ Bailey, David. "Canada Kicks -- Olympians Take Cup". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  6. ^ Glover, Robin. "Voyageurs Soccer Talk". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  7. ^ "Canada Kicks - CPSL Update". 2001-06-19. Archived from the original on June 19, 2001. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  8. ^ "1999 - June 9 - Player of the Week Semir Mesanovic". 2002-03-29. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  9. ^ "1999 - June 15 - Player of the Week John Matas". 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  10. ^ "1999 - June 22 - Player of the Week Eddy Berdusco". 2001-11-26. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  11. ^ "1999 - July 8 - Player of the Week Gus Kouzmanic". 2001-11-26. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  12. ^ "1999 - July 9 - Player of the Week Mike Glasgow". 2002-03-29. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  13. ^ "1999 - July 14 - Player of the Week Leo Marasovic". 2001-11-26. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  14. ^ "1999 - July 21 - Player of the Week Mich D'Angelo". 2001-11-26. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 

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