2001 Canadian Professional Soccer League season

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Canadian Professional Soccer League
Season 2001
Champions St. Catharines Wolves
Regular Season title Ottawa Wizards
Matches played 132
Goals scored 441 (3.34 per match)
Top goalscorer Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Nelson (Ottawa Wizards)
Biggest home win MD 9-2 DF
Biggest away win GS 1-8 TS
2000
2002

The 2001 Canadian Professional Soccer League season was the 4th season for the Canadian Professional Soccer League. The season began on May 25, 2001 and concluded on October 14, 2001 with St. Catharines Wolves defeating Toronto Supra by a score of 1-0 to win their second CPSL Championship (known as the Rogers CPSL Cup for sponsorship reasons) .[1] The final was hosted in St. Catharines with Club Roma Stadium as the venue, while the match received coverage from Rogers TV.[2][3] The season saw the league expand to a total of 12 teams, and went beyond the GTA and Ontario border to include a Montreal and Ottawa franchise.[4] Throughout the regular season the Ottawa Wizards became the first club to end the Toronto Olympians league title dynasty.[5] The CPSL also launched the CPSL Soccer Show with Rogers TV providing the broadcasting, and granting Rogers naming rights to the CPSL Championship.[6] Other major sponsors included the Government of Canada, which served as the sole sponsor for the CPSL Rookie of the Year Award.[7] The league also announced a working partnership with the Canadian United Soccer League a task force originally started by the Canadian Soccer Association in order forge a unified professional structure with the cooperation of the Canadian franchises in the USL A-League to launch a Canadian first and second division domestic league.[8][9]

Changes from 2000 season[edit]

All 8 clubs from the previous season returned, and the league expanded to include 4 new entries the Brampton Hitmen, Montreal Dynamites, Ottawa Wizards, and Toronto Supra all began play this year.[10][11] Oshawa Flames changed their name to the Durham Flames in order to represent the entire Durham Region, and received sponsorship from Danone.[12][13] Toronto Croatia transferred their home venue from Centennial Park Stadium to Memorial Park in Streetsville, Mississauga.[14] Changes to the CPSL executive management committee saw former Director of Media Relations for the Toronto Lynx Stan Adamson appointed to the position of CPSL Director of Media and Public Relations.[15]

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton Hitmen Brampton, Ontario Victoria Park Stadium Paul Kitson
Durham Flames Oshawa, Ontario Oshawa Civic Stadium Danny Stewart
Glen Shields Sun Devils Thornhill, Ontario Dufferin District Field Dave Benning
London City London, Ontario Cove Road Stadium Jurek Gebczynski
Montreal Dynamites Laval, Quebec Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne Zoran Jankovic
North York Astros North York, Ontario Esther Shiner Stadium Tony LaFerrara
Ottawa Wizards Ottawa, Ontario OZ Optics Stadium Rasim Kara
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario Club Roma Stadium Lucio Ianiero
Toronto Croatia Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario Memorial Park Bruno Pilas
Toronto Olympians Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario Birchmount Stadium David Gee
Toronto Supra Brockton, Toronto, Ontario Brockton Stadium Cesar Garcia
York Region Shooters Richmond Hill, Ontario Crosby Field Adam Pagliaroli

Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Ottawa Wizards 22 16 3 3 51 16 +35 51 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Toronto Olympians 22 15 1 6 50 21 +29 46
3 Toronto Supra 22 12 5 5 44 22 +22 41
4 Montreal Dynamites 22 12 3 7 46 32 +14 39
5 St. Catharines Roma Wolves 22 11 5 6 43 28 +15 38
6 Toronto Croatia 22 10 5 7 17 29 −12 35
7 Glen Shields Sun Devils 22 8 3 11 30 43 −13 27
8 Brampton Hitmen 22 7 5 10 28 41 −13 26
9 North York Astros 22 7 3 12 30 32 −2 24
10 Durham Flames 22 7 3 12 39 53 −14 24
11 York Region Shooters 22 4 3 15 29 58 −29 15
12 London City 22 2 3 17 19 66 −47 9

Updated to games played on October, 2001.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/01cpwk21.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.

Rogers CPSL Championship playoffs[edit]

Wildcard[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Consolation final[edit]

Rogers CPSL Championship[edit]

October 14
2:00 ET
St. Catharines Roma Wolves 1–0 Toronto Supra
John Sozio Goal 116' Report
Club Roma Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Steve Mortimer (Ontario)
GK 1 Canada Dino Perri (c)
RB 13 Canada Lucio Ianiero Substituted off 27'
CB 2 Canada Dan Gallagher
CB 19 Canada Gary Hughes
LB 10 Canada Tony Carbonara
RM 4 Canada Salvatore Borgh Substituted off 58'
CM 16 United States Andrew McKay Substituted off 72'
CM 14 Canada John Sozio
LM 22 Canada Gary McGutchan
ST 9 Canada Frank Zumpano
ST 18 Canada Carlo Arghittu Substituted off 76'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Canada Jay Mason
DF 3 Canada Al Reinhart
DF 7 Canada Jerry Cipriani Substituted in 76'
FW 12 Canada Simon Gatti
MF 11 Canada Andrew Weiring Substituted in 72'
DF 21 Canada Joe Carbonara Substituted in 27'
MF 6 Canada Keith Moore Substituted in 58'
Manager:
Canada Lucio Ianiero
GK 1 Canada Garrett Caldwell
RB 21 Canada Jason Faria (c)
CB 4 Canada Mike Fedoruk Substituted off 116'
CB 3 Canada Leonardo Simon
LB 14 Canada Amilcar Pascoal
RM 15 Canada Fred Perreira Substituted off 45'
CM 6 Canada Peyvand Mossavat
CM 8 Canada Christian Lombardo Substituted off 57'
LM 10 Canada Pedro Dias
CF 9 Canada Christopher Santos Substituted off 24'
CF 13 Canada Samuel Afriyie
Substitutes:
GK 12 Canada Michael Silva
DF 7 Canada Paulo Valdez Substituted in 45'
MF 20 Canada Francis Righault Substituted in 57'
FW 11 Canada Ryan Gamble Substituted in 24'
DF 5 Canada Alford James
MF 18 Canada Selmir Sehic
FW 16 Canada Steven Coito Substituted in 116'
Manager:
Canada Victor Cameira

Rogers CPSL Championship MVP:

Garrett Caldwell (Toronto Supra)
Danny Gallagher (St. Catharines Roma Wolves)

Assistant referees:
Steve Cahoon
Domenic Rossetto
Fourth official:
Vito Curalli

All-Star Game[edit]

For the 2001 season the CPSL administration arranged two all-star matches for the league. In order to prepare for the 2001 Jeux de la Francophonie the Morocco national under-23 football team expressed a desire to play a solid Canadian team. Subsequently the Canadian Soccer Association requested the CPSL to arrange a select team for the match.[16] The second match consisted of a CPSL All-Star team against C.S. Marítimo of the Primeira Liga.[17]

2001 scoring leaders[edit]

Full article: CSL Golden Boot[18]
Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Kevin Nelson  Trinidad and Tobago Ottawa Wizards 23
2 Abraham Osman  Uganda Ottawa Wizards 17
3 Samuel Afriyie  Canada Toronto Supra 15
4 Frank Zumpano  Canada St. Catharines Wolves 14
5 Eddy Berdusco  Canada Toronto Olympians 12
6 Bruno Nue  Canada Montreal Dynamites 12
7 Ryan Gamble  Canada Toronto Supra 11
8 Gary Hughes  Canada St. Catharines Wolves 10
9 Peter Curic  Canada Toronto Croatia 9
10 Dejan Gluscevic  Serbia North York Astros 9

Individual awards[edit]

Awards[edit]

Award Player (Club)
CPSL Most Valuable Player Abraham Osman (Ottawa Wizards)
CPSL Golden Boot Kevin Nelson (Ottawa Wizards)
CPSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award George Azcurra (Toronto Croatia)
Luciano Miranda (North York Astros)
CPSL Defender of the Year Award Kurt Ramsey (North York Astros)
CPSL Rookie of the Year Award Kevin Nelson (Ottawa Wizards)
CPSL Coach of the Year Award Zoran Jankovic (Montreal Dynamites)
CPSL Referee of the Year Award Amato De Luca
CPSL Fair Play Award Durham Flames

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, Alison. "Miracle at Roma Park". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. St Catherine Standard. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
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  3. ^ "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2003-01-23. Retrieved 2016-12-31. 
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  6. ^ "2001 - Aug 3 - CPSL Launches TV Soccer Show". 2002-02-28. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  7. ^ "2001 - Sept 17 - CPSL Benefits from Government Sponsorship". 2002-02-24. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  8. ^ "2001 - Nov. 1 - CPSL, CUSL to Join Forces". 2001-12-18. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
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  10. ^ "2001 - Jan. 22 - Wizards Welcome; Roma Wolves Cup; Wild Card Stays". 2002-02-21. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  11. ^ "2001 - May 20 - Expanded CPSL set to kickoff". 2001-12-24. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  12. ^ "2001 - Jan. 23 - Message from the DOO - Oshawa to Durham; CPSL Firsts". 2002-02-21. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  13. ^ "2001 - Mar. 21 - CPSL Flames Announce New Name & Major Sponsor". 2002-02-23. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  14. ^ "2001 - Mar. 14 - Croatia on the move; Crijen overseas; Windsor gets game". 2001-12-24. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  15. ^ "2001 - May 8 - Stan Adamson". 2002-02-23. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  16. ^ "Canadian Professional Soccer League". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  17. ^ "CPSL All-Stars Roster-for Maritimo Game". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  18. ^ "Top Goal Scorers 2001". 2001-10-20. Archived from the original on October 20, 2001. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 

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