2008 Canadian Championship

The 2008 Canadian Championship (officially the Nutrilite Canadian Championship[1] for sponsorship reasons) was the first edition of the Canadian Championship – Canada's domestic cup competition. The soccer tournament took place in the cities of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver from May to July, 2008.

2008 Canadian Championship
2008 Nutrilite Canadian Championship (in English)
Championnat Canadien Nutrilite 2008 (in French)
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CountryCanada
Teams3
ChampionsMontreal Impact (1st title)
Runners-upToronto FC
Matches played6
Goals scored12 (2 per match)
Attendance70,882 (11,814 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Roberto Brown
Rohan Ricketts
Eduardo Sebrango
(2 goals each)
George Gross Memorial TrophyMatt Jordan
(competition preceded by the 2007 Voyageurs Cup)
2009

The tournament consisted of a home and away series between each team for a total of six games. Participating teams were the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, and the Vancouver Whitecaps. The winner of the tournament, Montreal, gained entry into the qualifying round of the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League,[2][3][4][5] where they played against the Nicaraguan representative Real Estelí in a home and away series to determine entrance to the group stages.[6]

The Montreal Impact were awarded the Voyageurs Cup trophy as winners of the tournament, the seventh occasion it had been presented.[7]

Media coverageEdit

The 2008 Canadian Championship was broadcast by the CBC. Games were broadcast on CBC Bold and online at CBC Sports. Nigel Reed and Jason de Vos provided commentary for the games.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MTL TOR VAN
1 Montreal Impact (C) 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3 7 0–1 2–0
2 Toronto FC 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 1–1 0–1
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 0–2 2–2
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal differential; 3) number of goals scored; 4) drawing of lots.[8]
(C) Champion and qualification for the CONCACAF Champions League qualifying round

ScheduleEdit

Montreal Impact0–1Toronto FC
Report Vélez   72'
Attendance: 12,083
Referee: Paul Ward
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montreal Impact
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toronto FC
GK 1   Matt Jordan
DF 15   Patrick Leduc (c)
DF 16   Stefano Pesoli   37'   52'
DF 24   Simon Gatti
DF 33   Adam Braz
MF 7   David Testo
MF 17   Joey Gjertsen
MF 18   Leonardo Di Lorenzo   24'
MF 19   Pato Aguilera   59'
FW 9   Rocco Placentino   58'
FW 21   Dwight Barnett   79'
Substitutes
MF 23   Antonio Ribeiro   24'
DF 6   Alex Surprenant   58'
FW 11   Severino Jefferson   79'
Manager
  Nick De Santis
GK 1   Greg Sutton
DF 4   Marco Vélez
DF 11   Jim Brennan (c)   32'
DF 16   Marvell Wynne
DF 28   Olivier Tebily
MF 5   Kevin Harmse   50'
MF 10   Rohan Ricketts
MF 32   Laurent Robert
MF 33   Carl Robinson
FW 9   Danny Dichio   41'
FW 96   Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes
FW 23   Jarrod Smith   41'
Manager
  John Carver
Man of the Match
  Rocco Placentino /   Marco Vélez
Assistant referees
  Joe Fletcher
  Amato DeLuca
Fourth official
  Carol-Anne Chénard

Montreal Impact2–0Vancouver Whitecaps
Jefferson   25'
Gjertsen   35'
Report
Attendance: 10,054
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montreal Impact
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vancouver Whitecaps
GK 1   Matt Jordan
DF 5   Nevio Pizzolito
DF 24   Simon Gatti
DF 26   Cédric Joqueviel   77'
DF 33   Adam Braz
MF 7   David Testo
MF 9   Rocco Placentino   46'
MF 15   Patrick Leduc (c)
MF 17   Joey Gjertsen   59'
MF 20   Mauro Biello
FW 11   Severino Jefferson
Substitutes
MF 18   Leonardo Di Lorenzo   46'
FW 14   Sita-Taty Matondo   59'
DF 2   Davy Uwimana   77'
Manager
  John Limniatis
GK 1   Jay Nolly
DF 8   Steve Kindel
DF 15   Omar Jarun   23'
DF 19   Chris Pozniak
DF 24   Lyle Martin
MF 7   Martin Nash
MF 9   Alfredo Valente   60'
MF 22   Takashi Hirano   77'
MF 25   Justin Moose
FW 3   Nick Webb   46'
FW 26   Jason Jordan
Substitutes
MF 14   Tony Donatelli   46'
DF 28   Diaz Kambere   60'
MF 29   Admir Salihović   77'
Manager
  Teitur Thordarson
Man of the Match
  Joey Gjertsen /   Jason Jordan
Assistant referees
  Pierre Cantave
  Héctor Vergara
Fourth official
  Jonathan Lavergne

Vancouver Whitecaps0–2Montreal Impact
Report Brown   30'
Testo   66'
Attendance: 4,412
Referee: Domenic Scali
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vancouver Whitecaps
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montreal Impact
GK 1   Jay Nolly
DF 2   Jeff Clarke
DF 4   Adrian Cann   40'
DF 19   Chris Pozniak   46'
DF 24   Lyle Martin
MF 7   Martin Nash
MF 8   Steve Kindel
MF 22   Takashi Hirano
MF 25   Justin Moose   75'
FW 11   Nicholas Addlery   75'
FW 16   Eduardo Sebrango
Substitutes
DF 28   Diaz Kambere   45'
MF 9   Alfredo Valente   75'
FW 26   Jason Jordan   75'
Manager
  Teitur Thordarson
GK 1   Matt Jordan
DF 5   Nevio Pizzolitto
DF 16   Stefano Pesoli
DF 24   Simon Gatti
DF 33   Adam Braz
MF 7   David Testo   38'
MF 9   Rocco Placentino   83'
MF 15   Patrick Leduc   58'
MF 18   Leonardo Di Lorenzo   33'
FW 10   Roberto Brown   54'   67'
FW 11   Severino Jefferson   55'
Substitutes
DF 17   Joey Gjertsen   55'
MF 8   Gabriel Gervais   67'
FW 14   Sita-Taty Matondo   83'
Manager
  John Limniatis
Man of the Match
  Steve Kindel /   David Testo
Assistant referees
  Darren Clark
  Martin Reid
Fourth official
  Paul Ward

Toronto FC0–1Vancouver Whitecaps
Report Nash   36' (pen.)
Attendance: 18,938
Referee: Steve Depiero
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toronto FC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vancouver Whitecaps
GK 1   Greg Sutton
DF 4   Marco Vélez
DF 11   Jim Brennan (c)   11'
DF 14   Tyrone Marshall
DF 16   Marvell Wynne
MF 6   Maurice Edu
MF 10   Rohan Ricketts   46'
MF 33   Carl Robinson
FW 9   Danny Dichio   46'
FW 20   Amado Guevara   23'
FW 32   Laurent Robert   46'
Substitutes
FW 23   Jarrod Smith   46'
DF 3   Julius James   46'
FW 96   Jeff Cunningham   82'   46'
Manager
  John Carver
GK 1   Jay Nolly
DF 8   Jeff Clarke
DF 15   Steve Kindel
DF 2   Omar Jarun
DF 24   Lyle Martin
MF 7   Martin Nash   7'
MF 9   Alfredo Valente   74'
MF 22   Takashi Hirano   66'
MF 25   Justin Moose   45+'
FW 11   Nicholas Addlery   88'
FW 16   Eduardo Sebrango   75'
Substitutes
DF 28   Diaz Kambere   66'
MF 23   Vicente Arze   74'
FW 32   Charles Gbeke   75'
Manager
  Teitur Thordarson
Man of the Match
  Carl Robinson /   Martin Nash
Assistant referees
  Amato DeLuca
  Joe Fletcher
Fourth official
  Silviu Petrescu

Vancouver Whitecaps2–2Toronto FC
Sebrango   43'87' Report Edu   61'
Ricketts   76'
Attendance: 5,228
Referee: Carol-Ann Chénard
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vancouver Whitecaps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toronto FC
GK 1   Jay Nolly
DF 2   Jeff Clarke
DF 15   Omar Jarun
DF 22   Takashi Hirano
DF 24   Lyle Martin
MF 7   Martin Nash
MF 8   Steve Kindel   63'
MF 9   Alfredo Valente   75'
MF 25   Justin Moose   72'
FW 11   Nicholas Addlery   72'
FW 16   Eduardo Sebrango
Substitutes
DF 28   Diaz Kambere   72'
FW 26   Jason Jordan   72'
MF 23   Vicente Arze   75'
Manager
  Teitur Thordarson
GK 1   Greg Sutton
DF 3   Julius James
DF 4   Marco Vélez   66'   85'
DF 14   Tyrone Marshall
DF 16   Marvell Wynne
MF 6   Maurice Edu
MF 10   Rohan Ricketts
MF 32   Laurent Robert   80'
MF 33   Carl Robinson
FW 20   Amado Guevara
FW 96   Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes
FW 14   Jarrod Smith   80'
MF 5   Kevin Harmse   85'
Manager
  John Carver
Man of the Match
  Eduardo Sebrango /   Rohan Ricketts
Assistant referees
  Darren Clark
  Martin Reid
Fourth official
  Paul Ward

Toronto FC1–1Montreal Impact
Ricketts   15' Report Brown   26'
Attendance: 20,107
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toronto FC
 
 
 
 
 
Montreal Impact
GK 1   Greg Sutton
DF 4   Marco Vélez   86'
DF 11   Jim Brennan (c)
DF 14   Tyrone Marshall
DF 16   Marvell Wynne
MF 6   Maurice Edu
MF 10   Rohan Ricketts
MF 20   Amado Guevara
MF 32   Laurent Robert
MF 33   Carl Robinson
FW 7   Abdus Ibrahim   68'
Substitutes
FW 96   Jeff Cunningham   68'
DF 3   Julius James   86'
Manager
  John Carver
GK 1   Matt Jordan   73'
DF 5   Nevio Pizzolitto
DF 16   Stefano Pesoli
DF 24   Simon Gatti   38'
DF 33   Adam Braz   53'   73'
MF 7   David Testo
MF 9   Rocco Placentino   40'   64'
MF 15   Patrick Leduc
MF 17   Joey Gjertsen   84'
MF 18   Leonardo Di Lorenzo
FW 10   Roberto Brown   92'
Substitutes
FW 14   Sita-Taty Matondo   64'
MF 26   Cedric Joqueviel   73'
MF 23   Antonio Ribeiro   84'
Manager
  John Limniatis
Man of the Match
  Rohan Ricketts /   Roberto Brown
Assistant referees
  Joe Fletcher
  Daniel Belleau
Fourth official
  Steven DePiero

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Name Club Goals
1   Eduardo Sebrango Vancouver Whitecaps 2
  Roberto Brown Montreal Impact
  Rohan Ricketts Toronto FC
4   Maurice Edu Toronto FC 1
  Joey Gjertsen Montreal Impact
  Severino Jefferson Montreal Impact
  Martin Nash Vancouver Whitecaps
  David Testo Montreal Impact
  Marco Vélez Toronto FC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Association announces title partner for new Nutrilite Canadian Championship". CSA Website. May 23, 2008. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Canada to create new club championship". Canadian Soccer Association. January 31, 2008. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2008.
  3. ^ "Canadian soccer on its way to qualifying for FIFA". Vancouver Sun. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on January 30, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2008.
  4. ^ "Canada's soccer teams unveil details for CONCACAF Champions League". Toronto FC Media Relations. March 26, 2008. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  5. ^ "Canadian qualification for CONCACAF Champions League". Canadian Soccer Association. March 26, 2008. Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Retrieved March 27, 2008.
  6. ^ "Preliminary Round match-ups unveiled for 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League". CONCACAF. June 11, 2008. Archived from the original on June 14, 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2008.
  7. ^ "The Impact will face the Toronto FC in the Nutrilite Canadian Champion League". Montreal Impact. May 23, 2008. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  8. ^ "Canadian qualification for CONCACAF Champions League". canadasoccer.com. March 26, 2008. Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2008.