2017 in Canadian soccer

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2017 in Canadian soccer

2016 · Canada · 2018

Men's Domestic Leagues
Div League Season[note 1] Cup/Playoffs[note 2]
I United States Canada MLS Toronto FC Toronto FC
II United States Canada NASL FC Edmonton[note 3] (None qualified)
United States Canada USL Ottawa Fury (None qualified)
III Canada L1O Oakville Blue Devils Woodbridge Strikers
Canada PLSQ AS Blainville AS Blainville
IV United States Canada PDL Thunder Bay Chill Thunder Bay Chill
Women's Domestic Leagues
Div League Season Cup/Playoffs
I United States NWSL (No Canadian teams) (No Canadian teams)
II United States Canada UWS Calgary Foothills WFC[note 3] (None qualified)
United States Canada WPSL NSGSC[note 3] NSGSC
III Canada L1O FC London FC London
Men's Domestic Cups
Div Name Champion Runner-up
I Canadian Championship Toronto FC Montreal Impact
II
III (No competition held)[note 4]
IV Challenge Trophy Western Halifax FC FC Winnipeg Lions
Women's Domestic Cups
Div Name Champion Runner-up
IV Jubilee Trophy Edmonton Victoria SC Surrey United SC
  1. ^ In American leagues; the Canadian team ranked highest in the combined league standings
  2. ^ In American leagues; the Canadian team which advanced farthest in the competition
  3. ^ a b c Sole Canadian competitor
  4. ^ The Inter-Provincial Cup was discontinued this season after the 2017 L1O & PLSQ champions were granted a place in the 2018 Canadian Championship[1]

The 2017 season is the 141st season of competitive soccer in Canada.[2]

On April 10, 2017, the Canadian Soccer Association announced a joint bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup along with the United States Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Federation. The announced proposal would see Canada host ten matches of the eighty expected to take place during the tournament.[3]

National teams

When available, the home team or the team that is designated as the home team is listed in the left column; the away team is in the right column.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Senior Men

2017 Gold Cup

 Canada eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Friendlies

Senior Women

2017 Algarve Cup

 Canada finishes in Silver medal icon.svg second place.

Friendlies

Domestic leagues

Men

Major League Soccer

Three Canadian teams (Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC) play in this league, which also contains 19 teams from the United States. It is considered a Division 1 league in the United States soccer league system.

Overall standings
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
1 Toronto FC (C, X) 34 20 5 9 74 37 +37 69 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
2 New York City FC 34 16 9 9 56 43 +13 57
3 Chicago Fire 34 16 11 7 61 47 +14 55
4 Atlanta United FC 34 15 9 10 70 40 +30 55
5 Columbus Crew 34 16 12 6 53 49 +4 54
6 Portland Timbers 34 15 11 8 60 50 +10 53
7 Seattle Sounders FC 34 14 9 11 52 39 +13 53
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 15 12 7 50 49 +1 52
9 New York Red Bulls 34 14 12 8 53 47 +6 50
10 Houston Dynamo 34 13 10 11 57 45 +12 50
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 12 9 13 40 29 +11 49 2019 CONCACAF Champions League
12 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 14 7 39 60 −21 46
13 FC Dallas 34 11 10 13 48 48 0 46
14 Real Salt Lake 34 13 15 6 49 55 −6 45
15 New England Revolution 34 13 15 6 53 61 −8 45
16 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 50 47 +3 42
17 Montreal Impact 34 11 17 6 52 58 −6 39
18 Orlando City SC 34 10 15 9 39 58 −19 39
19 Minnesota United FC 34 10 18 6 47 70 −23 36
20 Colorado Rapids 34 9 19 6 31 51 −20 33
21 D.C. United 34 9 20 5 31 60 −29 32
22 LA Galaxy 34 8 18 8 45 67 −22 32
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
  1. ^

North American Soccer League

One Canadian team (FC Edmonton) plays in this league, which also contains seven teams from the United States. It is considered a Division 2 league in the United States soccer league system.

Overall standings
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Miami FC 32 21 6 5 61 28 +33 69 Championship Qualifiers
2 San Francisco Deltas 32 14 12 6 41 35 +6 54
3 North Carolina FC 32 11 12 9 46 37 +9 45
4 New York Cosmos 32 10 15 7 56 51 +5 45
5 Jacksonville Armada 32 10 13 9 38 38 0 43
6 Indy Eleven 32 7 12 13 39 56 −17 33
7 FC Edmonton 32 7 6 19 25 42 −17 27
8 Puerto Rico FC 32 5 10 17 32 51 −19 25
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored

United Soccer League

Three Canadian teams (Ottawa Fury FC, Toronto FC II, and Whitecaps FC 2) play in this league, which also contains 27 teams from the United States. It is considered a Division 2 league in the United States soccer league system.

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Louisville City FC (C) 32 18 8 6 58 31 +27 62 Conference Playoffs
2 Charleston Battery 32 15 9 8 53 33 +20 54
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 32 14 11 7 50 35 +15 53
4 Rochester Rhinos 32 14 11 7 36 28 +8 53
5 Charlotte Independence 32 13 9 10 52 40 +12 48
6 FC Cincinnati 32 12 10 10 46 48 −2 46
7 New York Red Bulls II 32 13 5 14 57 60 −3 44
8 Bethlehem Steel FC 32 12 8 12 46 45 +1 44
9 Orlando City B 32 10 12 10 37 36 +1 42
10 Ottawa Fury 32 8 14 10 42 41 +1 38
11 Harrisburg City Islanders 32 10 7 15 28 47 −19 37
12 Saint Louis FC 32 9 9 14 35 48 −13 36
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 32 8 12 12 33 42 −9 36
14 Richmond Kickers 32 8 8 16 24 36 −12 32
15 Toronto FC II 32 6 7 19 27 54 −27 25
Source: 2017 USL standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion.
Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Monarchs (X) 32 20 7 5 59 31 +28 67 Conference Playoffs
2 San Antonio FC 32 17 11 4 45 24 +21 62
3 Reno 1868 FC 32 17 8 7 75 39 +36 59
4 Swope Park Rangers 32 17 7 8 55 37 +18 58
5 Phoenix Rising FC 32 17 7 8 50 37 +13 58
6 OKC Energy FC 32 14 7 11 46 41 +5 49
7 Tulsa Roughnecks 32 14 4 14 46 49 −3 46
8 Sacramento Republic 32 13 7 12 45 43 +2 46
9 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 32 12 8 12 55 51 +4 44
10 Orange County SC 32 11 10 11 43 47 −4 43
11 Rio Grande Valley Toros 32 9 8 15 37 50 −13 35
12 Seattle Sounders 2 32 9 4 19 42 61 −19 31
13 LA Galaxy II 32 8 5 19 32 64 −32 29
14 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 32 5 9 18 32 52 −20 24
15 Portland Timbers 2 32 3 6 23 27 63 −36 15
Source: 2017 USL standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(X) Regular Season League Champion.

League1 Ontario

16 teams play in this league, all of which are based in Canada. It is considered a Division 3 league in the Canadian soccer league system.

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Woodbridge Strikers (Q) 22 15 5 2 46 18 +28 50 League Championship[a]
2 Vaughan Azzurri 22 16 1 5 75 23 +52 49
3 Durham United FA 22 11 3 8 51 27 +24 36[b]
3 North Toronto Nitros 22 11 3 8 55 35 +20 36[b]
5 Master's Futbol 22 9 3 10 39 49 −10 30
6 Ottawa South United 21 6 1 14 40 63 −23 19
7 Toronto Skillz FC 22 4 0 18 26 69 −43 12
8 Aurora FC 21 2 2 17 23 72 −49 8
Source: http://www.league1ontario.com/page/show/2309115-standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) head-to-head goal differential; 5) playoff match
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The winner of the league championship will also advance to the 2018 Canadian Championship
  2. ^ a b Durham United FA and North Toronto Nitros tied on head-to-head points (3–3) and head-to-head goal differential (4–4).
Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Oakville Blue Devils (Q) 22 18 2 2 62 22 +40 56 League Championship[a]
2 Sigma FC 22 17 4 1 76 20 +56 55
3 Toronto FC III 22 14 3 5 73 30 +43 45
4 FC London 22 11 5 6 54 38 +16 38
5 North Mississauga SC 22 9 2 11 38 38 0 29
6 Windsor TFC 22 6 4 12 30 67 −37 22
7 Sanjaxx Lions 22 4 3 15 18 61 −43 15
8 ProStars FC 22 1 1 20 16 90 −74 4
Source: http://www.league1ontario.com/page/show/2309115-standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) head-to-head goal differential; 5) playoff match
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The winner of the league championship will also advance to the 2018 Canadian Championship
League Championship

The league champion is determined by a single-match series between the top-ranked teams from the western and eastern conferences. The winner qualifies for the 2018 Canadian Championship.

Première Ligue de soccer du Québec

Seven teams play in this league, all of which are based in Canada. It is considered a Division 3 league in the Canadian soccer league system.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AS Blainville (C, Q) 18 13 2 3 45 14 +31 41 2018 Canadian Championship
2 Dynamo de Québec 18 9 4 5 28 25 +3 31
3 CS Longueuil 18 6 9 3 30 24 +6 27
4 CS Mont-Royal Outremont 18 6 6 6 30 29 +1 24
5 FC Lanaudière 18 4 7 7 32 33 −1 19
6 CS St-Hubert 18 5 2 11 23 44 −21 17
7 FC Gatineau 18 3 4 11 15 34 −19 13
Source: http://www.tsisports.ca/soccer/ligue/l_classam.aspx
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Premier Development League

Six Canadian teams play in this league, which also contains 66 teams from the United States. It is considered a Division 4 league in the United States soccer league system.

Great Lakes DivisionCanada K-W United FC

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Michigan Bucks 14 10 3 1 31 9 +22 33 Advance to Central Conference Championship
2 K-W United FC 14 9 1 4 31 13 +18 28
3 West Virginia Chaos 14 7 1 6 22 27 −5 22
4 Cincinnati Dutch Lions 14 5 3 6 17 16 +1 18
5 Dayton Dutch Lions 14 4 3 7 10 22 −12 15
6 Derby City Rovers 14 1 2 11 8 31 −23 5
Source: Premier Development League
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Heartland DivisionCanada Thunder Bay Chill, WSA Winnipeg

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Thunder Bay Chill 14 9 2 3 26 8 +18 29 Advance to Central Conference Championship
2 Des Moines Menace 14 7 2 5 19 12 +7 23
3 Saint Louis FC U23 14 6 4 4 16 15 +1 22
4 St. Louis Lions 14 6 1 7 19 27 −8 19
5 Chicago FC United 14 4 5 5 20 18 +2 17
6 WSA Winnipeg 14 2 1 11 12 33 −21 7
Source: Premier Development League
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Northwest DivisionCanada Calgary Foothills FC, TSS FC Rovers, Victoria Highlanders

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portland Timbers U23s 14 8 4 2 29 12 +17 28 Advance to Western Conference play-in round
2 Calgary Foothills FC 14 8 4 2 20 15 +5 28
3 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 14 6 1 7 22 20 +2 19
4 Victoria Highlanders 14 5 1 8 17 28 −11 16
5 Lane United FC 14 3 5 6 21 24 −3 14
6 TSS FC Rovers 14 3 3 8 19 29 −10 9
Source: Premier Development League
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Canadian Soccer League

Sixteen teams play in this league, all of which are based in Canada. It is a Non-FIFA league previously sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association and is now a member of the Soccer Federation of Canada (SFC).

First Division
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 FC Vorkuta (C) (A) 14 10 2 2 43 13 +30 32 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Serbian White Eagles (A) 14 9 4 1 38 14 +24 31
3 York Region Shooters (O) (A) 14 9 3 2 34 7 +27 30
4 Scarborough SC (A) 14 7 3 4 37 17 +20 24
5 Brantford Galaxy (A) 14 6 0 8 26 37 −11 18
6 Milton SC (A) 14 2 2 10 24 75 −51 8
7 SC Waterloo Region (A) 14 1 5 8 19 33 −14 8
8 Royal Toronto FC (A) 14 1 3 10 20 45 −25 6

Updated to games played on September 11, 2017.
Source: http://canadiansoccerleague.ca/2017-first-division-standings/
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.

Second Division
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 FC Ukraine United (C) (O) (A) 14 13 1 0 75 10 +65 40 Qualification for Playoffs
2 Burlington SC (A) 14 10 1 3 44 18 +26 31
3 FC Vorkuta B (A) 14 8 0 6 41 25 +16 24
4 Brantford Galaxy B (A) 14 7 1 6 29 35 −6 22
5 Serbian White Eagles B (A) 14 6 0 8 32 59 −27 18
6 SC Waterloo B (A) 14 5 1 8 26 39 −13 16
7 Royal Toronto B (A) 14 5 0 9 32 58 −26 15
8 London City SC 14 0 0 14 11 46 −35 0

Updated to games played on September 7, 2017.
Source: http://canadiansoccerleague.ca/2017-second-division-standings/
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.

Women

National Women's Soccer League

No Canadian teams play in this league, though ten players from the Canada women's national soccer team are allocated to its teams by the Canadian Soccer Association.[5] It is considered a Division 1 league in the Canadian soccer league system.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 North Carolina Courage 24 16 1 7 38 22 +16 49 NWSL Shield
2 Portland Thorns FC (C) 24 14 5 5 37 20 +17 47 NWSL Playoffs
3 Orlando Pride 24 11 7 6 45 31 +14 40
4 Chicago Red Stars 24 11 6 7 33 30 +3 39
5 Seattle Reign FC 24 9 7 8 43 37 +6 34
6 Sky Blue FC 24 10 3 11 42 51 −9 33
7 FC Kansas City 24 8 7 9 29 31 −2 31
8 Houston Dash 24 7 3 14 23 39 −16 24
9 Boston Breakers 24 4 7 13 24 35 −11 19
10 Washington Spirit 24 5 4 15 30 48 −18 19
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) Champion.

United Women's Soccer

One Canadian team (Calgary Foothills WFC) plays in this league, which also contains 19 teams from the United States. It is considered a Division 2 league in the Canadian soccer league system.

Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Santa Clarita Blue Heat 8 8 0 0 18 5 +13 24 2017 UWS national playoffs
2 Calgary Foothills WFC 8 4 3 1 14 13 +1 13
3 Real Salt Lake 8 3 4 1 15 10 +5 10
4 Houston Aces 8 3 5 0 21 19 +2 9
5 SoCal Crush 8 1 7 0 7 28 −21 3
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head (if only 2 teams) 3) wins; 4) goal difference (maximum +5 goal difference in a game); 5) goals scored; 6) total points in smallest group; 7) points earned against top 4 finishers; 8) points outside smallest group; 9) lottery


Women's Premier Soccer League

One Canadian team (NSGSC) plays in this league, which also contains 103 teams from the United States. It is considered a Division 2 league in the Canadian soccer league system.

League1 Ontario

11 teams play in this league, all of which are based in Canada. It is considered a Division 3 league in the Canadian soccer league system.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 FC London (C) 20 15 3 2 78 13 +65 48 League Champion
2 Vaughan Azzurri 20 12 3 5 51 26 +25 39
3 North Mississauga SC 20 11 6 3 54 18 +36 39
4 Unionville Milliken SC 20 10 3 7 40 41 −1 33
5 Durham United FA 20 9 4 7 48 42 +6 31
6 Aurora FC 20 9 2 9 25 37 −12 29[a]
7 Woodbridge Strikers 20 9 2 9 49 55 −6 29[a]
8 West Ottawa SC 20 9 1 10 39 34 +5 28
9 Toronto Azzurri Blizzard 20 6 4 10 21 32 −11 22
10 Sanjaxx Lions 20 2 2 16 11 61 −50 8[b]
10 Darby FC 20 2 2 16 24 81 −57 8[b]
Source: http://www.league1ontario.com/page/show/2309115-standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) head-to-head goal differential; 5) playoff match
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Aurora FC beat Woodbridge Strikers on head-to-head points (6–0).
  2. ^ a b Sanjaxx Lions and Darby FC tied on head-to-head points (3–3) and head-to-head goal differential (3–3).

Domestic cups

Men

Canadian Championship

The Canadian Championship is contested by professional men's teams at the division 1 & 2 level.

Preliminary Round Semi-finals Final
                               
MLS
Toronto
1 2 3
MLS
Montreal
1 1 2
NASL
Edmonton
0 2 2
USL
Ottawa
1 3 4
 
 
USL
Ottawa
2 0 2
MLS
Toronto
1 4 5
 
 
MLS
Montreal
1 4 5
MLS
Vancouver
2 2 4

Challenge Trophy

The Challenge Trophy is a national cup contested by men's teams at the division 4 level and below.

Women

Jubilee Trophy

The Jubilee Trophy is a national cup contested by women's teams at the division 4 level and below.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts AB BC NL
1st, gold medalist(s) Alberta Edmonton Victoria SC 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 4
2nd, silver medalist(s) British Columbia Surrey United SC 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4 2–2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Newfoundland and Labrador Holy Cross SC 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0 0–3 0–1
Source: http://www.canadasoccer.com/schedule-results-s15521
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) coin toss or kicks from the penalty mark

Canadian clubs in international competition

2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League

Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC wins 3–1 on aggregate.

Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC loses 4–1 on aggregate.

References

  1. ^ "Canada Soccer Announces Inclusion of League1 And PLSQ Champions in 2018 Canadian Championship". league1ontario.com. League1 Ontario. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  2. ^ "History". canadasoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Canada, Mexico and U.S announce joint 2026 FIFA World Cup bid". cbc.ca. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  4. ^ Strauss, Brian (6 April 2017). "MLS clubs have resolution over qualifying for future CCL after format change". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Canada Soccer announces 2017 NWSL allocations". canadasoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

External links

  • Canadian Soccer Association
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