2021 Summer Series

The 2021 Summer Series was a series of friendly soccer matches played between Western Canadian soccer clubs to showcase a potential national second division.[1] It began on 26 June when Edmonton Scottish defeated Calgary Foothills U23 2–1 at Hamish Black Field in Edmonton, and ended on 08 August with a 1–1 draw between Vancouver Whitecaps U23 and FC Tigers Vancouver at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.[2][3]

2021 Summer Series
Série d'été 2021
2021 Summer Series logo.png
2021 Summer Series Logo
CountryCanada
Dates26 June to 8 August
Teams6
Matches played8
Goals scored23 (2.88 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Sebastian Cabrera
Erik Edwardson
Michele Paolucci
(2 goals each)

All fixtures played during the 2021 Summer Series were sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association.[4]

TeamsEdit

Team Location League Manager
Calgary Foothills U23 Calgary, AB USL League Two Jay Wheeldon
Edmonton Scottish SC Edmonton, AB Alberta Major Soccer League Jeff Paulus
FC Manitoba Winnipeg, MB USL League Two Jose Borg
FC Tigers Vancouver Vancouver, BC Pacific Coast Soccer League Colin Miller
Okanagan FC Kelowna, BC Pacific Coast Soccer League Andrew Stevenson
Vancouver Whitecaps U23 Vancouver, BC N/A (MLS reserve team) Vanni Sartini

ResultsEdit

MatchesEdit

JuneEdit

26 June 2021 (2021-06-26) Edmonton Scottish 2–1 Calgary Foothills U23 Edmonton, AB
2:00 PM UTC−7
  • Simmons   1'
  • Maheshe   79'
Report
Stadium: Hamish Black Field

JulyEdit

8 July 2021 (2021-07-08) Edmonton Scottish 0–2 Vancouver Whitecaps U23 Calgary, AB
7:00 PM UTC−7 Report
Stadium: Encana Field
10 July 2021 (2021-07-10) Calgary Foothills U23 0–1 Vancouver Whitecaps U23 Calgary, AB
12:00 PM UTC−7 Report
Stadium: Encana Field
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25) Okanagan FC 1–2 Calgary Foothills U23 Kelowna, BC
10:00 AM UTC−8
Report
Stadium: Apple Bowl
30 July 2021 (2021-07-30) Edmonton Scottish 2–4 FC Manitoba Edmonton, AB
7:00 PM UTC−7
Report
Stadium: Hamish Black Field

AugustEdit

1 August 2021 (2021-08-01) Edmonton Scottish 3–1 FC Manitoba Edmonton, AB
11:00 AM UTC−7
Report
Stadium: Hamish Black Field

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Vancouver Whitecaps U23 3 2 1 0 4 1 7
2 Edmonton Scottish SC 4 2 0 2 7 8 6
3 FC Tigers Vancouver 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
4 FC Manitoba 2 1 0 1 5 5 3
5 Calgary Foothills U23 4 1 0 3 3 6 3
6 Okanagan FC 1 0 0 1 1 2 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jacques, John (March 3, 2021). "Rollins: Canadian Second Division Slated For 2022". northerntribune.ca. Northern Tribune. Both Fudge and Rollins state that this league would land in the second tier in the Canadian soccer pyramid, placing it above League1 Ontario.
  2. ^ Edmonton Scottish Soccer Club [@EDMscottish] (June 17, 2021). "We're excited to announce that our semi-pro summer series is scheduled to begin on June 26, with a friendly vs. @FoothillsFCU23 at Hamish Black Field!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Whitecaps FC U-23 draw 1-1 with FC Tigers at Swangard". whitecapsfc.com. Vancouver Whitecaps. August 8, 2021. A great crowd at Swangard Stadium took in an enjoyable 1-1 draw between Whitecaps FC U-23 and FC Tigers Vancouver on Sunday.
  4. ^ "COVID 19 & Member Update" (PDF). albertasoccer.com. Alberta Soccer Association. April 20, 2021. pp. 5–6. Leagues are not sanctioned by Canada Soccer yet, but exhibition games permitted.