Posted on October 10, 2012
The Amway Canadian Championship will open April 24 with semifinals featuring four-time defending champion Toronto FC, Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Edmonton, the Canadian Soccer Association has announced.
The format will follow the one used the past two years, with two-leg semifinals, April 24 and May 1, followed by the winners facing off in a two-leg final, May 15 and May 29.
The winner will claim the Voyageurs Cup and qualify as Canada’s representative to the CONCACAF Champions League. Semifinal pairings will need to wait until the end of the Major League Soccer season on Oct. 28 to be determined.
The team with the best record, either Vancouver or Montreal, will face the second-division and fourth-seeded FC Edmonton, while the runner-up will face Toronto.
Montreal has 40 points with three games remaining, while Vancouver has 38 with four games left.
Categories: Canada, Champions League, North America
Tags: Amway Canadian Championship, Canadian Soccer Association, FC Edmonton, Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps