Canadian Championship

Montreal Impact

Giovinco, Toronto FC capture Canadian Championship over Impact with late winner

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Though the Montreal Impact battled valiantly, the night belonged to Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC.

Behind a pair of goals from the ever-impressive Italian, Toronto FC captured leg two of the Canadian Championship final by a 2-1 scoreline, winning a 3-2 victory on aggregate and their sixth title in the competition.

Impact stressing importance of Canadian Championship after semifinal win

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On its 10th anniversary, the Canadian Championship has already started to gather emotional moments. In Montreal Tuesday evening with an Impact 5-4 aggregate win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, both teams showed that there is something to this cup competition.

AFTER 90: Pas de tactique

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CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL - 2ND LEG
MONTREAL 1 - TORONTO 0
AGGREGATE 2-1


BLUE.

Just to prove two legs in Quebec isn't always painful...


























THE MATCHUP: For all the marble cheddar

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MONTREAL VS. TORONTO
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL - 2ND LEG
AGGREGATE 1-1


STADE SAPUTO - WEDNESDAY 7:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE


WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- It comes down to this. Your Bloody Big Eels or those dastardly Cheesemakers dans la Quebec for the right to be called Canadian Champion.

THE MATCHUP: Feeling Gouda

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TORONTO VS. MONTREAL
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL - 1ST LEG
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 7:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE

WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- What are you? Some kind of Anti-Canuckite Hoserhater?

AFTER 90: Cup runneth ugly

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Goodbye old friend
MONTREAL VS. TORONTO
VOYAGEURS CUP SEMI-FINAL 2nd LEG STADE SAPUTO   FIRST HALF:
KICK OFF - In Toronto there is no sporting event bigger than this Amway Canadian Championship Semi-Final tonight.

THE MATCHUP: Bon Voyaguers?

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It's the cheesiest!!!
MONTREAL (0) VS. TORONTO (2) VOYAGEURS CUP SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG
 
STADE SAPUTO - WEDNESDAY 7:30PM
TV: SPORTSNET ONE
 
THE KICKABOUT:
The only real story to look out for in this 2nd Leg matchup is whether or not Montreal manager Marco Schallibaum sticks to his guns and continues to undervalue The Voyageurs Cup.

THE MATCHUP: Weather or not

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Match-ready.  TORONTO VS. MONTREAL
VOYAGEURS CUP SEMI-FINAL 1ST LEG
 
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 7:45PM
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO

 
THE KICKABOUT:
Giant weather laser at the ready.

THE MATCHUP: Winter's end?

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Goodbye old friend. Goodbye old friend's wispy 'stache.TORONTO VS. MONTREAL
AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG (0-0 AGGREGATE)
 
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 8PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO
 
THE KICKABOUT:
What started a year and a half ago so optimistically could very well end with a whimper at the end of the Canadian Championship's ("The Cank" to its friends) semi-final.

AFTER 90: Dead leg

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St.Hubert - this leg goes to Quebec
THE BUZZ:
Will Aron Winter regret saying "we're better than Montreal"?
Did Jesse Marsch pin those word to Impact's dressing room?Do people honestly prefer St.Hubert's over Swiss Chalet?Is TONIGHT the new start for TFC 2012?Could there be more old Italians on Montreal?

THE MATCHUP: Excuse me... Pouvons-nous s'il vous plaît garder le Championnat Canadien de Amway?

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So pretty! Can we keep it? Pleeeeease!
MONTREAL VS. TORONTO
AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
SEMI-FINAL 1ST LEG
OLYMPIC STADIUM - WEDNESDAY 8PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO
THE KICKABOUT:
It's back!

Canadian Championship begins tonight!

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The quest begins tonight for Toronto FC to try to win the Voyageurs Cup and retain their Canadian Champions status from last year. Tonight the Montreal Impact of the USL visit Toronto to get the ball rolling. This game will be broadcast on Sportsnet tonight at 8 pm, so check it out and cheer on your Reds.

Major League Soccer

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Wednesday's soccer action takes place across a trio of separate competitions, ranging between Canada and the United States.

A second-leg semifinal in the Canadian Championship sees the Ottawa Fury looking to eliminate Toronto F.C. away from home.

Major Link Soccer: Another Brazil Match Ends 7-1

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Probably doesn't make up for that other one, though

Seattle

Stefan Frei has penned an emotional thank you letter to Sounders fans in the players tribune.

Hope Solo has lost in her latest attempt to have domestic violence charges thrown out. The case will proceed unless Solo appeals again to the supreme court.

In case you'd forgotten about Eric Hassli...

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He wants to reintroduce himself with a tying goal in the hilariously brief, four-team Canadian championship. Eric is good for at least one of these meteor strikes a year. Dude is still pissed at Nagbe, apparently. - Will Parchman

Toronto Wins In Nutralite

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Toronto FC won their second game of the Nutralite Canadian Championship, beating Montreal 1-0 on Wednesday night at BMO Field. Chad Barrett got the only goal of the game in the 35th minute after coming on as a 16th minute substitute for the injured Marvell Wynne. Stefan Frei needed on save for the shutout, with Montreal keeper Matt Jordan making seven saves against a strong Toronto attack.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Piatti, Dzemaili lead Impact into Canadian Championship Final

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The Montreal Impact took an important step forward in ending the longest drought of any MLS team in the Canadian Championship on Tuesday night.

Mauro Biello's men won a wild 4-2 affair at Stade Saputo to take the semifinal series 5-4 on aggregate. The Impact, who haven't won the competition since 2014, will face the winner of Wednesday's match between Toronto FC and the Ottawa Fury.

Canadian Championship Rewind: Fury upset TFC; Whitecaps triumph at home

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The first legs of the Canadian Championship semi-finals provided one big upset. Ottawa Fury FC's pair of second half goals gave them a 2-1 advantage over Toronto FC in the first ever match between the two clubs. Toronto's wasted possession combined with Fury FC'sshocking efficiency provided the first leg upset at TD Place in the Canadian capital.

Giovinco finish guides TFC past Whitecaps in Canadian Championship

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Toronto FC holdsa one-goal advantage after securing a win in the Canadian Championship first leg on Tuesday night at BMO Field.

Sebastian Giovinco fired in the game's only goal in TFC's 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. The game marks TFC's first appearance in a Canadian Championship final since 2014.

AFTER 90: Long legged... but no beauty

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Wash the stink off...
VANCOUVER VS. TORONTO (1-2 AGG.)
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL 2ND LEG
BC PLACE
FIRST HALF:
1' - BC Place roof is open this evening. Perfect for a localized tornado strike if Vancouver grabs a lead.

THE MATCHUP: We've got legs... Will we know how to use them?

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"BC Place? Yeah just up on the right..." VANCOUVER VS. TORONTO
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL 2ND LEG
(1-2 AGGREGATE)
BC PLACE - WEDNESDAY 10:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE
WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?

THE MATCHUP: Bzzzzzzzzzz

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TORONTO VS. VANCOUVER
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL
BMO FIELD – WEDNESDAY 7:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE

WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- The Canadian Cham... BZZZZZZZZZZ
- Sorry, midges.

Hassli Nominated for World Goal of the Year

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Toronto FC striker Eric Hassli has been nominated for the 2012 FIFA Puskás Award, which is given for the best goal in the world. The blistering right-footed volley came in stoppage time of the Canadian Championship final in May. Ironically, [...]

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THE MATCHUP: Earth, Wind & Dire

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"The Giant Laser is working!!!... er, I mean, look... a storm."
TORONTO VS. VANCOUVER
AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
FINALS 2ND LEG - AGGREGATE 1-1
 
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 8PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE
 
THE KICKABOUT:
With all of the off-season expectations of better things to come forgotten, Toronto FC's 2012 season has (already) come down to this.

AFTER 90: With all to play for...

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BC Place: actual attendance pictured
THE BUZZ:
Could this be the end to TFC's Canadian reign?Will Aron Winter "park the bus" at BC Place?Will he let Ryan Johnson know beforehand?Who has to wash BC Place's giant curtains?Has the Whitecaps schedule left them tired?Are Granola Buttys a thing?

THE MATCHUP: Second-year expansion club faces Vancouver for Canadian Cup glory

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So hot right now!
VANCOUVER VS. TORONTO
AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
FINALS - 1ST LEG
 
BC PLACE - WEDNESDAY 10PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE
 
THE KICKABOUT:
Before the farcical coaching moves made yesterday, Toronto FC's website was extolling the possible virtues of returning to the all-out defensive style employed by Aron Winter in the semi-final first leg.

THE STARTING 11: Other ways to defend against Vancouver

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Puff, puff, percolate!Why it seems like only yesterday that nature's fury was walloping Teitur Thordarson's weathered Icelandic face and forcing a replay to the Canadian Cup final. As we all know, Toronto FC eventually beat Crystal Meth Palace FC (Whitecaps to their friends) and The Voyaguers Cup remained in its rightful home for another year.

THE STARTING 11: Perks of winning the NutCan three times in a row

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"I say, one believes Vancouver to never get a NutCan. God Save Me."Two days later and we've still got NutCan buzz! Some have advised to seek medical attention, possibly an ointment, but we care not. It's thrice as nice! Yes, in the grand scheme of world football winning the Voyageurs Cup isn't exactly the Jules Rimet but for suffering Reds supporters it was a sweet and almost fated victory.

AFTER 90: Once, twice... three times a NutCan

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See those three Maple Leafs Whitecaps? Yeah, those are ours.IN THE TUNNEL:
No signs of torrential rains or other biblical wraths on the horizon as the two clubs make their way onto a hot and hazy BMO Field. The Canadian Championship and a spot in CONCACAF Champions League is on the line as familiar foes, TFC and Whitecaps, conclude what started more than a month ago.

TFC Tries To Lift The Cup 3 Years Running

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Voyageurs Cup Final Day is here! Thoughts ahead of the second leg of the Canadian Championship.
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

THE MATCHUP: Once...Twice... Three times a NutCan?

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Joao Plata poses behind The Voyageurs CupTORONTO FC VS. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
NUTRILITE CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL - 2ND LEG (AGGREGATE 1-1)
 
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 8PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE
 
THE KICKABOUT:
- With a 0-0 scoreline all that is needed for the trophy, will Winter resist the temptation to play defensively and will his players have the nerve not to?

Toronto Squashes Whitecaps in First Canadian Championship game

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Toronto FC defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 in the opening Nutrilite Canadian Championship games. Toronto had allot to prove as they are currently the only Canadian team in the coveted MLS. Vancouver will be joining in 2011 but the Montreal Impact will have to wait their turn.

Montreal won the Canadian Championship last year with Toronto barely defeating Vancouver for the send spot.

FC Edmonton

Late goal gives Fury FC lead in Canadian Championship opener against Eddies

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The Canadian Championship started on a subtle note but a 90th minute goal fromRyan Williams gave Ottawa Fury FC the 1-0 win over FC Edmonton at Ottawa's TD Place.

Jimmy Shammar-Sanon crossed the ball from his left flank into the 18-yard box.

FC Edmonton Get First Win as Woes Continue for RailHawks

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FC Edmonton 3-0 Carolina RailHawks FC Edmonton hopes their home win on Sunday against the Carolina RailHawks will allow them to turn the corner on a so-far disappointing season start. The Eddies had been winless this year in both NASL and the Amway Canadian Championship. With yesterday's victory they are now 1-W/4-L/1-T in all competitions.

concacaf champions league

No playoffs talk and other notes from Curtin’s presser, more news

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Chicago defeats NYRB, now one point behind Union. Copa America Centenario may not be staged in the US. More news.

Union bits, more news

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Union bits and more news to start your day.

The Starting 11

THE STARTING 11: Sequel titles for the Canadian Championship Semi Final 2nd Leg

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Heading to Vancouver with a one-goal lead but with the sword of the away goal hanging over TFC's heads, you wouldn't think that ramping up the excitement for Wednesday's match would be difficult. However, in the world of promotions you can never hype too much and in the tradition of terrible movie sequel titles, the 2nd Leg deserves a boost.

THE STARTING 11: Ways to make the Canadian Championship tournament more popular

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Solid midfielder  The Canadian Club Championship - we still like to call it the NutCan because it sounds dirty - and the quest for the Voyageurs Cup is a great little tournament. There have been some terrific matches and plenty of drama in the tournament's short history. It was also TFC's only glimpse of glory in the wasteland that was 2007-2013.

The Rest

Starting XI: Wes Knight

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Starting XI 1.) How excited are you to play in Vancouver in the upcoming Canadian Championship? Wes:"Obviously I'm buzzing to have the opportunity to come back to where it all began. I spent my formative years as both a player and a young man in Vancouver developing a lot of friendships throughout those years.

Puerto Rico Islander NOT in Sounders CCL Group

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Puerto Rico Islander NOT in Sounders CCL Group

But do advance to the CFU Championship Final. One of Defence Force or Alpha United will be the CFU's 3rd team and be a potential opponent.

Canadian Championship still undecided after lightning and heavy rain canceled this week's 2nd leg.