Toronto or Vancouver to be engraved on maple leaf
A new maple leaf will be engraved on the Voyageurs Cup this Wednesday 29 June with the conclusion of the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship. The maple leaf will be engraved with the club name of the national champions, be it Vancouver Whitecaps FC or Toronto FC.
The final leg of the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship will be broadcast live on TSN, Canada’s Home of the Champions. The match kicks off at 19.00 local, with the broadcast on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5 (22.00 ET / 19.00 PT).
Toronto FC hold a 1-0 lead midway through the two-leg final, with a home victory this past 21 June. In the six years since the Championship’s format switched to a head-to-head finals, this marks the first time one team holds a lead after the first 90 minutes (as the five opening legs from 2011-2015 all ended in a draw).
The team with the most goals after two legs wins the Championship. Only a Vancouver Wednesday 1:0 win will send the Championship into extra time with the series tied 1-1. Otherwise, if both teams score the same number of goals over both legs (2-2, 3-3, etc.), Toronto FC will win the Championship on account of scoring the most away goals.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are the reigning champions, having won the Voyageurs Cup for the first time last year. Toronto FC, meanwhile, have not lifed the Voyageurs Cup since putting together four titles in a row from 2009 to 2012.
Along with the Voyageurs Cup, also on Wednesday night the George Gross Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the Most Valuable Player of the competition.
The Amway Canadian Championship is Canada Soccer’s professional competition featuring clubs from Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montréal. The national champion lifts the Voyageurs Cup and wins Canada’s lone spot in CONCACAF Champions League on the road to the FIFA Club World Cup.
AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP : 2008 – 2015
2008 Impact Montréal FC
2009 Toronto FC
2010 Toronto FC
2011 Toronto FC
2012 Toronto FC
2013 Impact Montréal FC
2014 Impact Montréal FC
2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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