2009 Canadian Soccer League season

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Canadian Soccer League
Season 2009
Champions Trois-Rivières Attak
Regular Season title Serbian White Eagles (International Division)
Trois-Rivières Attak (National Division)
Matches played 90
Goals scored 301 (3.34 per match)
Top goalscorer Reda Agourram 13
Biggest home win Serbian White Eagles 7-0 London City (31-Jul-2009)
Biggest away win North York Astros 0-8 TFC Academy (19-Sep-2009)
Highest scoring Brampton Lions 3-6 Serbian White Eagles (24-Jul-2009)
London City 6-3 TFC Academy(14-Aug-2009)
(9 goals)
2008
2010

The 2009 Canadian Soccer League season was the 12th since its establishment where a total of 17 teams from Ontario and Quebec took part in the league. The season began on May 15, 2008, and ended on October 24 where for the second straight season the Serbian White Eagles faced Trois-Rivières Attak at the CSL Championship. The Attak denied Serbia their championship title by defeating them 3-2 in a penalty shootout.[1][2] The victory marked the organizations first championship title, and made CSL history by becoming the first Quebec club to claim it. Throughout the regular season both Serbia, and Trois-Rivieres won their respective divisions.

The season marked an historic year for the league as it became the first league in 16 years to receive conditional membership in the Canadian Soccer Association.[3] Allowing the CSL to create an effective player developmental system in order to provide the missing link between the top provincial amateur level to the MLS/USL.[4] The league received more coverage with Rogers TV committing to broadcasting a full 23-game schedule every Saturday night through to the finals.[5] While the Reserve Division expanded to include 7 teams with TFC Academy II winning their first piece of silverware.[6]

Changes from 2008 season[edit]

  • League extends playoffs to two games series and reduces regular-season schedule from 22 to 18 and a balanced schedule.
  • Top 8 teams qualify for playoffs, without any seeding for division winners.
  • CSL receives conditional membership in the Canadian Soccer Association (first league to achieve this in 16 years).[7]
  • Rogers TV commits to broadcasting a full 23-game schedule every Saturday night through to the finals.[8]
  • Inaria comes on board as official ball, and referee apparel sponsor.
  • Windsor Border Stars franchise revoked.[9]

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton Lions Brampton, Ontario (Bramalea) Victoria Park Stadium Armando Costa
Italia Shooters Vaughan, Ontario (Maple) St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field Roberto Pugliese
London City London, Ontario (Westmount) Cove Road Stadium Andrew Loague
North York Astros Toronto, Ontario (North York) Esther Shiner Stadium Uğur Çimen
Portugal FC Toronto, Ontario (Liberty Village) Lamport Stadium Danny Amaral
Serbian White Eagles Toronto, Ontario (Etobicoke) Centennial Park Stadium Rafael Carbajal
St. Catharines Wolves St. Catharines, Ontario (Vansickle) Club Roma Stadium James McGillivray
TFC Academy Toronto, Ontario (Liberty Village) Lamport Stadium Jason Bent
Toronto Croatia Toronto, Ontario (Etobicoke) Centennial Park Stadium Velimir Crljen
Trois-Rivières Attak Trois-Rivières, Quebec Stade de l'UQTR Philippe Eullaffroy

Results table[edit]

All Stats Current as of games played Sep 20, 2009.

Home ╲ Away BMP ITS LON NYA POR SER STC TFCA TOR TRA
Brampton Lions 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–6 3–0 2–2 0–1 3–1
Italia Shooters 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–5 3–4 1–0 2–3 0–3
London City 1–5 0–5 1–4 1–5 1–1 0–1 6–3 0–0 0–2
North York Astros 3–5 1–4 3–2 1–2 0–2 3–0 0–8 1–4 3–2
Portugal FC 3–2 2–2 1–0 0–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–0
Serbian White Eagles 1–3 0–0 7–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 5–2 2–1 2–1
St. Catharines Wolves 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–3
TFC Academy 1–3 3–2 7–1 2–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–1
Toronto Croatia 4–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–0
Trois-Rivières Attak 2–1 1–0 6–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1

Source: Canadian Soccer League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Standings[edit]

International Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Serbian White Eagles 18 11 3 4 43 19 +24 36 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Toronto Croatia 18 10 5 3 30 15 +15 35
3 Italia Shooters 18 7 4 7 31 29 +2 25
4 Portugal FC 18 5 8 5 25 27 −2 23

Updated to games played on September 21, 2009.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports09/09cslw19.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 18 12 2 4 40 16 +24 38 Qualification for Playoffs
2 St. Catharines Wolves 18 6 7 5 20 25 −5 25
3 Brampton Lions 18 7 3 8 36 32 +4 24
4 TFC Academy 18 6 5 7 37 33 +4 23
5 North York Astros 18 4 3 11 25 45 −20 15
6 London City 18 1 2 15 14 60 −46 5

Updated to games played on September 21, 2009.
Source: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports09/09cslw19.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.

Playoffs[edit]

In 2009, both the quarterfinals and semifinals will be two game series. The winner of the series will be the team with the most points after two games. Should they be tied after the second game, the 2nd game will go into overtime, and if necessary, penalty kicks.[10]

In both the quarter- and semifinals, the team who finished higher in the standings determines which of the two games they prefer to host.

The Championship shall be a one-game final on Saturday October 24 at Lamport Stadium in Toronto.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
1 Quebec Trois-Rivières Attak 3 1
8 Ontario Portugal FC 0 0
1 Quebec Trois-Rivières Attak 3 1 1
4 Ontario Italia Shooters 3 1 0
4 Ontario Italia Shooters 5 2
5 Ontario St. Catharines Wolves 0 1
1 Quebec Trois-Rivières Attak     0 (3)
2 Ontario Serbian White Eagles     0 (2)
3 Ontario Toronto Croatia 3 1
6 Ontario Brampton Lions 1 1
3 Ontario Toronto Croatia 1 7 0
2 Ontario Serbian White Eagles 3 1 1
2 Ontario Serbian White Eagles 1 4  
7 Ontario TFC Academy 0 1  

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

CSL Championship[edit]

October 24
5:00 ET
Trois-Rivieres Attak 0–0 Serbian White Eagles
Report
  Penalties  
Guillaume Heroux Penalty scored
James Louis-Jeune Penalty missed
Serge Dinkota Penalty scored
Chris-Michel RumuriPenalty missed
Felix Cardin Penalty scored
3 – 2 Marc Jankovic Penalty scored
Mirko Medić Penalty missed
Nikola Budalic Penalty missed
Jonathan Hurtis Penalty scored
Dragorad Milićević Penalty missed
BMO Field
Attendance: 1100
Referee: Bedik Charchafian (Ontario)
GK 22 Romania Andrei Badescu
RB 2 Canada Mike Vitulano (c)
CB 24 Canada Francesco Augustin
CB 20 Canada Karl Ouimette
LB 33 Canada Amine Meftouh Substituted off 101'
RM 8 Canada Pierre-Rudolph Mayard
CM 5 Canada Joey Cortese
CM 6 Canada Kevin Cossette Substituted off 84'
LM 16 Canada Felix Cardin
ST 7 Canada Yannick Rome-Gosselin Substituted off 66'
ST 10 Canada Reda Agourram Substituted off 116'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Canada Simon LaGarde
DF 14 Canada James Louis-Jeune
DF 15 Canada Maxim Tissot
DF 23 Canada Serge Dinkota Substituted in 101'
MF 21 Canada Chris-Michel Rumuri Substituted in 84'
FW 19 Canada Shady Saleh Substituted in 116'
FW 18 Canada Guillaume Heroux Substituted in 66'
Manager:
France Philippe Eullaffroy
GK 27 Canada Dan Pelc
RB 14 Serbia Uros Stamatovic
CB 5 Canada Mark Jankovic
CB 6 Serbia Mirko Medic
LB 3 Serbia Dragorad Milicevic
RM 8 France Jonathan Hurtis
CM 22 Serbia Adrijan Tismenar
CM 19 Bulgaria Kiril Dimitrov Substituted off 46'
LM 10 Canada Alex Braletic Substituted off 62'
FW 17 Canada Nikola Budalic
FW 99 Serbia Sasa Viciknez (c) Substituted off 70'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Serbia Marko Petrovic
MF 20 Serbia Milan Janosevic
DF 28 Canada Goran Vlaski
MF 15 Serbia Mihajlo Bacanin Substituted in 112'
MF 16 Canada Victor Anastasov Substituted in 70'
FW 7 Canada Selvin Lammie Substituted in 46' Substituted off 112'
FW 11 Montenegro Nikola Sisovic Substituted in 62'
Manager:
Serbia Dusan Prijic

Assistant referees:
Richard Oliveira
Mike Lambert
Fourth official:
Justin Tasev

Goal scorers[edit]

2009 Goal Scorers
Rank Player Team Goals
1 Reda Agourram Trois-Rivières Attak 13
2 Kadian Lecky Italia Shooters 10
T3 David Guzmán Brampton Lions 9
T3 Tihomir Maletic Toronto Croatia 9
T4 Sasa Viciknez Serbian White Eagles FC 8
T4 Yannick Rome-Gosselin Trois-Rivières Attak 8
T5 Diego Maradona North York Astros 7
T5 Allando Matheson TFC Academy 7
T6 Daniel Nascimento Brampton Lions 6
T6 Aleks Braletic Serbian White Eagles FC 6

Updated: November 25, 2016
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20090917202856/http://www.canadiansoccerleague.ca/league_leaders_CSL.php?league_id=4346

CSL Executive Committee and Staff[edit]

A list of the 2009 CSL Executive Committee.[11]

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]

Dan Pelc was given the Goalkeeper of the Year

The annual CSL awards were presented before the CSL Championship final on October 24, 2009.[12]The majority of the awards were taken by the National Division teams.[13] The Serbian White Eagles and Trois-Rivières Attak went home with the most awards.[14] Serbian team captain Sasa Viciknez became the second player in CSL history to be named the MVP twice. After recording one of the best defensive records throughout the season Dan Pelc took the Goalkeeper of the Year. Mirko Medic a former Serbian football veteran also contributed to Serbia's strong defensive performance, and as a result was voted the Defender of the Year.

Reda Agourram of Trois-Rivières received both the Golden Boot and Rookie of the Year honors, which subsequently promoted him to the USL First Division with the Montreal Impact. After leading Trois-Rivières to their first double Philippe Eullaffroy was given the Coach of the Year. Armand Di Fruscio the veteran general manager of St. Catharines Wolves was presented with the Harry Paul Gauss award for his constant commitment and allegiance to the league. TFC Academy were given their first Fair Play and Respect award. The Referee of the Year went to Justin Tasev, a veteran match official who refereed numerous USL and NASL matches.

Award Player (Club)
CSL Most Valuable Player Sasa Viciknez (Serbian White Eagles)
CSL Golden Boot Reda Agourram (Trois-Rivières Attak)
CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award Dan Pelc (Serbian White Eagles)
CSL Defender of the Year Award Mirko Medic (Serbian White Eagles)
CSL Rookie of the Year Award Reda Agourram (Trois-Rivières Attak)
CSL Coach of the Year Award Philippe Eullaffroy (Trois-Rivières Attak)
Harry Paul Gauss Award Armand Di Fruscio (St. Catharines Wolves)
CSL Referee of the Year Award Justin Tasev
CSL Fair Play Award TFC Academy

Reserve Division[edit]

Canadian Soccer League
Reserve Division
Season 2009
Champions TFC Academy II (Second Division regular season)
TFC Academy II (Second Division playoffs)
Matches played 42
Goals scored 214 (5.1 per match)
2008
2010

The 2009 season saw the division increase to 7 teams with all the matches being played St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field in Vaughan, Ontario.[15] The division was still primary based in the Greater Toronto Area with the senior clubs establishing relationships with the top provincial youth clubs in order to compete in the reserve division to provide a player development structure.[16][17][18]

Team City Stadium Manager
Brampton Dixie Lions Brampton, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field Mike DiMatteo
Elite Italia FC Vaughan, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field
North York Astros II Toronto, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field Vladimir Klinovsky
Portugal TE Toronto, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field
TFC Academy II Toronto, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field Stuart Neely
Unionville Italia FC Unionville, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field
Woodbridge Italia FC Vaughan, Ontario St. Joan Of Arc Turf Field Peter Pinizzotto

Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 TFC Academy II 12 8 2 2 38 13 +25 26 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Elite Italia FC 12 8 1 3 37 19 +18 25
3 Brampton Dixie Lions 12 7 1 4 34 18 +16 22
4 Woodbridge Italia FC 12 5 2 5 34 32 +2 17
5 Unionville Italia FC 12 4 3 5 13 19 −6 15
6 North York Astros II 12 4 1 7 19 35 −16 13
7 Portugal TE 12 1 0 11 39 53 −14 3

Updated to games played on October 11, 2009.
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20091011034441/http://76.74.187.100/~csl1690/CSL-ReserveDivision/
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.

Final[edit]

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