2000 Canadian Professional Soccer League season

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Canadian Professional Soccer League
Season 2000
Champions Toronto Croatia
Regular Season title Toronto Olympians
Matches played 56
Goals scored 186 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorer Canada Gus Kouzmanis (Toronto Olympians)
Biggest home win TO 8-0 LC
Biggest away win LC 1-6 TO
YRS 1-6 TC
1999
2001

The 2000 Canadian Professional Soccer League season was the 3rd season for the Canadian Professional Soccer League. The season began on May 26, 2000 and concluded on October 1, 2000 with Toronto Croatia defeating Toronto Olympians 2-1 to claim their first CPSL Championship (known as the Primus CPSL Cup for sponsorship reasons).[1] The final was hosted at Cove Road Stadium for the first time.[2] Throughout the season all 8 clubs from the previous year returned, while the Olympians secured their third straight regular season title. The league received sponsorship from Primus Canada, which granted Primus naming rights to the CPSL Championship, and Vincent Ursini was appointed the CPSL Chairman.[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 Jurek Gebczynski
North York Astros North York, Ontario Esther Shiner Stadium Rafael Carbajal
Oshawa Flames Oshawa, Ontario Oshawa Civic Stadium Stan Bombino
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario Club Roma Stadium Lucio Ianiero
Toronto Croatia Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario Centennial Park Stadium Velimir Crljen
Toronto Olympians Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario Birchmount Stadium David Gee
York Region Shooters Richmond Hill, Ontario Richmond Green Bijan Azizi

Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Toronto Olympians 14 12 1 1 45 9 +36 37 Qualification for Playoffs
2 St. Catharines Roma 14 12 1 1 31 19 +12 37
3 Toronto Croatia 14 9 1 4 36 17 +19 28
4 Glen Shields Sun Devils 14 5 3 6 26 30 −4 18
5 York Region Shooters 14 4 2 8 17 30 −13 14
6 North York Astros 14 3 2 9 17 29 −12 11
7 Oshawa Flames 14 2 3 9 22 35 −13 9
8 London City 14 2 1 11 12 45 −33 7

Updated to games played on September 28, 2000.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/00cp0059.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.


Primus Canada CPSL Championship playoffs[edit]

The top 4 teams qualified for a one-game semifinal that lead to the championship game played on October 1 at Cove Road Stadium in London, Ontario.

Semifinals Final
           
1 Toronto Olympians 1
4 Glen Shields Sun Devils 0
1 Toronto Olympians 1
2 Toronto Croatia 2
2 St. Catharines Roma 1
3 Toronto Croatia 3

Wildcard[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Primus CPSL Championship[edit]

October 1
3:15 ET
Toronto Olympians 1–2 Toronto Croatia
Gus Kouzmanis Goal 92' Report Josip Draganic Goal 68'
Denny Draganic Goal 80'
Cove Road Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Manuel Orellano (Ontario)
GK 1 Canada Brian Bowes
RB 8 Canada Bayete Smith
CB 6 Canada Peyvand Mossavat Substituted off 74'
CB 13 Canada Danny Sanna Substituted off 82'
LB 5 Canada Tony Marshall (c)
RM 16 Canada Ron Belfon Substituted off 69'
CM 9 Canada Elvis Thomas Substituted off 45'
CM 23 Canada Eddy Berdusco
LM 2 Trinidad and Tobago Rick Titus
ST 17 England Darren Tilley
ST 11 Canada Gus Kouzmanis
Substitutes:
GK 22 Canada Lee Burrows
DF 4 Canada Stevie Gill Substituted in 82'
DF 7 Canada John McNeil Substituted in 45'
FW 10 Canada John Matas Substituted in 69'
MF 15 Canada Louie Katsavrias
FW 18 Canada Phil Capporella Substituted in 74'
Manager:
England David Gee
GK 1 Canada George Azcurra
RB 22 Canada Robert Fran
CB 19 Canada Josip Draganic
CB 5 Croatia Milodrag Akmadzic
LB 3 Albania Ervin Ryta
RM 18 Kosovo Tony Preci Substituted off 65'
CM 6 Canada Chris Handsor Substituted off 91'
CM 7 Canada Denny Draganic
LM 4 Croatia Domagoj Sain
CF 9 Canada Leo Marasovic
CF 10 Canada Tomislav Granic
Substitutes:
DF 15 Canada Robert Mandekic
MF 17 Canada Peter Bedenikovic Substituted in 91'
MF 14 Croatia Velimir Crljen Substituted in 65'
Manager:
Croatia Velimir Crljen

Assistant referees:
Steve Cahoon
Justin Pasev
Fourth official:
Ogi Panich

2000 scoring leaders[edit]

Full article: CSL Golden Boot[4]
Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Gus Kouzmanis  Canada Toronto Olympians 31
2 Leo Marasovic  Canada Toronto Croatia 13
3 Eddy Berdusco  Canada Toronto Olympians 12
4 Gary McGuchan  Canada St. Catharines Wolves 11
5 Carlo Arghittu  Canada St. Catharines Wolves 10
6 Jimmy Kuzmanovski  Canada Oshawa Flames 9
7 Paul Moore  Canada Toronto Croatia 9
8 Elvis Thomas  Canada Toronto Olympians 9
9 Frank Zumpano  Canada St. Catharines Wolves 8
10 John Matas  Canada Toronto Olympians 8

Individual awards[edit]

Awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CPSL Most Valuable Player Willy Giummarra (York Region Shooters)
CPSL Golden Boot Gus Kouzmanis (Toronto Olympians)
CPSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award Piotr Libicz (North York Astros)
CPSL Defender of the Year Award Bayete Smith (Toronto Olympians)
CPSL Rookie of the Year Award Jimmy Kuzmanovski (Oshawa Flames)
CPSL Coach of the Year Award Lucio Ianiero (ST. Catharines Roma)
CPSL Referee of the Year Award Steve Cahoon
CPSL Fair Play Award Toronto Olympians

References[edit]

  1. ^ RUMLESKI, Kathy. "LFP Sports: Croatia bags Primus Cup by upsetting Olympians". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Professional Soccer League". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  3. ^ Ursini, Vincent (2001-05-30). "2000 - Nov. 8 - Chairman's Report 2000". Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Top Goal Scorers 2000". 2002-03-28. Archived from the original on March 28, 2002. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 

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