2008 Canadian Soccer League season

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Canadian Soccer League
Season 2008
Champions Serbian White Eagles
Regular Season title Italia Shooters (International Division)
Trois-Rivières Attak (National Division)
Matches played 121
Goals scored 419 (3.46 per match)
Top goalscorer Canada Daniel Nascimento (Brampton Lions) (18 goals)
Biggest home win 9–0 Trois-Rivières Attak v Windsor Border Stars
Biggest away win 0–7 London City v Brampton Lions
4–7 London City v Toronto Croatia
2007
2009

The 2008 Canadian Soccer League season was the 11th since its establishment where a total of 16 teams from Ontario and Quebec took part in the league. The season began on May 16, 2008, and ended on October 26 with the Serbian White Eagles claiming their first championship by defeating Trois-Rivières Attak 2-1 in a penalty shootout.[1] This was the third consecutive year the White Eagles had reached the CSL finals losing respectively to Italia Shooters in 2006, and to rivals Toronto Croatia in 2007. While during the regular season Italia won their second division title with Trois-Rivières becoming the first Quebec team to claim the National Division title.[2]

The CSL added another team to the Peel Region after the relocation of the Canadian Lions to Brampton, Ontario to play as the Brampton Lions in the National Division. Toronto FC of the Major League Soccer established a relationship with the league by entering TFC Academy to the National Division, and TFC Academy II to the Reserve Division.[3] Further significant changes introduced by the league was the creation of the 5 team reserve division in the Toronto region to provide a developmental platform for young players in order to make the transition to the professional ranks.[4] The Ontario Soccer Association reached an agreement with the CSL to receive Operational Independence from the provincial governing body. The league received more coverage from Rogers TV which would broadcast a CSL match on Friday nights.[5][6]

Changes from 2007 season[edit]

  • The Canadian Lions of the International Division move to the National Division as the Brampton Lions.[7]
  • Portuguese Supra change their name to Portugal FC.[8]
  • TFC Academy, the U-18 Academy team of Major League Soccer's Toronto FC, and owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, enter the National Division.[9]
  • Playoff format adjusted to seed division winners as #1 and #2, and the next top six teams seeded #3-#8 irrespective of division.
  • The CSL added a 5 team reserve division involving teams in the Toronto region.[10]
  • The Ontario Soccer Association grants the CSL 'Operational Independence' from the provincial governing body.[11]
  • Rogers TV agreed to broadcast a CSL game of the week Friday night, reaching 800,000 Toronto homes. The final was broadcast across Ontario to 1.5 million households.[12]

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton Lions Brampton, Ontario (Bramalea) Victoria Park Stadium Armando Costa[13]
Italia Shooters Vaughan, Ontario (Maple) St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field Carmine Isacco[13]
London City London, Ontario (Westmount) Cove Road Stadium Eddie Edgar[13]
North York Astros Toronto, Ontario (North York) Esther Shiner Stadium Rafael Carbajal[13]
Portugal FC Toronto, Ontario (Liberty Village) Lamport Stadium Jose Testas[13]
Serbian White Eagles Toronto, Ontario (Etobicoke) Centennial Park Stadium Milan Cancarevic[13]
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario (Vansickle) Club Roma Stadium James McGillivray[13]
TFC Academy Toronto, Ontario (Liberty Village) Lamport Stadium Jason Bent[13]
Toronto Croatia Mississauga, Ontario Hershey Centre Miroslav Buljan[13]
Trois-Rivières Attak Trois-Rivières, Quebec Stade de l'UQTR Marc Dos Santos[13]
Windsor Border Stars Windsor, Ontario Windsor Stadium Pat Hilton[13]

Final standings[edit]

International Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Italia Shooters 22 13 3 6 50 32 +18 42 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Serbian White Eagles 22 12 5 5 43 23 +20 41
3 Toronto Croatia 22 11 5 6 40 35 +5 38
4 Portugal FC 22 9 7 6 44 31 +13 34

Updated to games played on October 5, 2008.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports08/08cslw21.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.

National Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Trois-Rivieres Attak 22 14 5 3 47 12 +35 47 Qualification for Playoffs
2 North York Astros 22 10 3 9 41 41 0 33
3 Brampton Lions 22 8 5 9 47 37 +10 29
4 St. Catharines Wolves 22 7 5 10 28 38 −10 26
5 Windsor Border Stars 22 7 5 10 31 45 −14 26
6 TFC Academy 22 6 2 14 26 44 −18 20
7 London City 22 0 3 19 22 81 −59 3

Updated to games played on October 5, 2008.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports08/08cslw21.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.

2008 scoring leaders[edit]

Full article: CSL Golden Boot[14]
Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Daniel Nascimento  Canada Brampton Lions 18
2 Andrew Loague  Canada London City 14
- Selvin Lammie  Canada North York Astros 14
4 Dragan Radović  Montenegro Serbian White Eagles 12
5 Hayden Fitzwilliams  Trinidad and Tobago Toronto Croatia 11
6 Saša Viciknez  Serbia Serbian White Eagles 10
- Danny Amaral  Canada Portugal FC 10
- Jonathan Hurtis  France North York Astros 10
9 Tihomir Maletić  Croatia Toronto Croatia 9

CSL 2008 Playoffs[edit]

QuarterFinals
10 & 11 October 2008
SemiFinals
17 & 18 October 2008
CSL Final
26 October 2008 @ 5:45pm
Esther Shiner Stadium, Toronto, Ontario
                 
1 Trois-Rivières Attak 2
8 St. Catharines Wolves 0
1 Trois-Rivières Attak 7
5 Portugal FC 0
4 Toronto Croatia 1
5 Portugal FC 2
1 Trois-Rivières Attak 2 (1)
3 Serbian White Eagles (a.e.t./PSO) 2 (2)
2 Italia Shooters (a.e.t.) 1
7 Brampton Lions 0
2 Italia Shooters 0
3 Serbian White Eagles 3
3 Serbian White Eagles (a.e.t.) 2
6 North York Astros 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

CSL Championship[edit]

October 26
5:45 ET
Trois-Rivieres Attak 2–2 Serbian White Eagles
Nicolas Lesage Goal 70'
Jean-Phillipe Étienne Goal 103'
Report Alex Braletić Goal 61'
Saša Viciknez Goal 95'
  Penalties  
Massimo Di Ioia Penalty missed
Alex Surprenant Penalty missed
Andrew Olivieri Penalty scored
Jean-Phillipe Étienne Penalty missed
Davy Uwimana Penalty missed
1 – 2 Miloš Šćepanović Penalty missed
Mirko Medić Penalty missed
Saša Viciknez Penalty scored
Nenad Stojčić Penalty missed
Dragorad Milićević Penalty scored
Esther Shiner Stadium
Attendance: 1200
Referee: Isaac Raymond (Ontario)
GK 1 Canada Andrew Olivieri (c)
RB 25 Canada Alex Surprenant
CB 21 Burundi Davy Uwimana
CB 16 Canada Olivier Brett
LB 23 Canada Elkana Mayard
RM 10 Canada Hector Contreras Substituted off 63'
CM 7 Canada Ibrahim Baldeh
CM 6 Canada Jean Philippe Etienne
LM 17 Canada Pierre-Rudolph Mayard Substituted off 82'
ST 9 Guinea Mohamed Sylla Substituted off 107'
ST 8 Ivory Coast Jean-Louis Bessé Substituted off 73'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Canada Gildas Toufilana
DF 3 Canada Serge Dinkota
DF 4 Canada Michel Vitulano Substituted in 107'
DF 5 Canada Francois Boivin
MF 20 Canada Massimo Di Ioia Substituted in 82'
FW 12 Canada Nicolas Lesage Substituted in 63'
FW 18 Canada Guillaume Heroux Substituted in 73'
Manager:
Canada Marc Dos Santos
GK 25 Canada Dan Pelc
RB 14 Serbia Uros Stamatovic
CB 4 Canada Mark Jankovic
CB 6 Serbia Mirko Medic
LB 3 Serbia Dragorad Milicevic
RM 19 Saint Kitts and Nevis Darryl Gomez Substituted off 71'
CM 8 Serbia Nenad Stojcic
CM 7 Serbia Milos Vucinic Substituted off 117'
LM 5 Canada Nikola Budalic (c)
FW 10 Canada Alex Braletic Substituted off 101'
FW 15 Canada Milos Scepanovic
Substitutes:
GK 28 Serbia Marko Petrovic
MF 20 Serbia Milan Janosevic Substituted in 101'
MF 21 Serbia Aleksandar Radovanović
MF 16 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caswain Mason
FW 11 Montenegro Dragan Radovic
FW 9 Serbia Sasa Viciknez Substituted in 71'
FW 2 Canada Said Ali Substituted in 117'
Manager:
Serbia Milan Čančarević

Assistant referees:
David Barrie
Gianni Facchini
Fourth official:
Domenic Scali

CSL Executive Committee and Staff[edit]

A list of the 2008 CSL Executive Committee.[15]

Position Name Nationality
Commissioner: Cary Kaplan Canada Canadian
Executive Director: Stan Adamson England English
Director of Discipline: Clifford Dell Canada Canadian
Director of Officials: Tony Camacho Portugal Portuguese
League Coordinator: Brock Robinson Canada Canadian
Office Manager: Janet Leonard Canada Canadian

Individual awards[edit]

Daniel Nascimento received the MVP and CSL Golden Boot

The annual CSL awards were presented before the CSL Championship final on October 26, 2008.[2] All the awards were taken by the National Division teams with the Brampton Lions, North York Astros, and Trois-Rivières Attak receiving the most awards with 2 wins each.[16] Daniel Nascimento of Brampton was chosen by the league as the MVP, and received the Golden Boot. After recording the best defensive record with Trois-Rivières, former Montreal Impact player Andrew Olivieri was named the Goalkeeper of the Year. Trois-Rivières were also recognized with the Fair Play award for being the most disciplined team throughout the season.

The Defender of the Year was given to Carlos Zeballos of North York. After improving his craft in Europe, Rafael Carbajal returned to the North York Astros to achieve the club's highest finish in their club's history. TFC Academy produced the Rookie of the Year with Adrian Pena. While Isaac Raymond was given the Referee of the Year, and down the road in 2015 was appointed the Manager of Canada’s Referee Department for the Canadian Soccer Association.[17]

Award Player (Club)
CSL Most Valuable Player Daniel Nascimento (Brampton Lions)
CSL Golden Boot Daniel Nascimento (Brampton Lions)
CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award Andrew Olivieri (Trois-Rivières Attak)
CSL Defender of the Year Award Carlos Zeballos (North York Astros)
CSL Rookie of the Year Award Adrian Pena (TFC Academy)
CSL Coach of the Year Award Rafael Carbajal (North York Astros)
CSL Referee of the Year Award Isaac Raymond
CSL Fair Play Award Trois-Rivières Attak

Reserve Division[edit]

In 2008 the league formed the Reserve Division to build a developmental structure within the CSL in order to provide clubs with a larger player pool, sufficient playing time for injured players to recover, and supply a developmental platform for novice players in order to make the transition to the professional ranks.[18][19] The original 5 members of the division were from the Greater Toronto Area with a 40-game schedule running from June 2 to October 6, 2008.

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium
Italia Shooters Reserves Maple, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field
North York Astros Reserves Toronto, Ontario Esther Shiner Stadium
Portugal FC Reserves Toronto, Ontario Esther Shiner Stadium
TFC Academy II Vaughan, Ontario Ontario Soccer Centre
Toronto Croatia Reserves Mississauga, Ontario Hershey Centre

Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Italia Shooters Reserves (C) 16 12 1 3 55 15 +40 37
2 TFC Academy II 16 12 1 3 47 13 +34 37
3 Toronto Croatia Reserves 16 4 4 8 19 36 −17 16
4 North York Astros Reserves 16 4 2 10 18 38 −20 14
5 Portugal FC Reserves 16 3 2 11 16 53 −37 11

Updated to games played on October 6, 2008.
Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20090218054554/http://canadiansoccerleague.ca/page.php?page_id=7782
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.

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