The Impact de Montreal celebrate after winning the 2013 Amway Canadian Championship. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Soccer Association)
OTTAWA – The Canadian Soccer Association announced Friday the schedule for the 2014 Amway Canadian Championship, an annual competition that determines the country’s representative in the CONCACAF Champions League.
This seventh edition of the tournament will see the Ottawa Fury, Canada’s newest North American Soccer League club, and FC Edmonton, square off in a two-legged preliminary round series. The winner will secure a place in the semifinals, where it will join Major League Soccer (MLS) sides Impact de Montreal (defending champion), Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Those three clubs have been seeded according to their final positions in 2013 MLS play, while the preliminary-round winner will automatically be seeded fourth.
2014 Amway Canadian Championship seeding
1. Montreal Impact
2. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
3. Toronto FC
4. Winner of Ottawa Fury FC/FC Edmonton
The semifinal and final stages will also be contested on a home-and-away basis with the champion earning the right to represent Canada in the 2014-2015 CONCACAF Champions League.
2014 Amway Canadian Championship Schedule
(home team listed first)
April 23, 2014 Ottawa Fury v FC Edmonton
April 30, 2014 FC Edmonton v Ottawa Fury
May 7, 2014 winner Ottawa Fury/FC Edmonton v Impact de Montreal
Toronto FC v Vancouver Whitecaps
May 14, 2014 Impact de Montreal v winner Ottawa Fury/FC Edmonton
Vancouver Whitecaps v Toronto FC
May 28, 2014* & June 4, 2014
* game will be played on May 27, 2014, if Vancouver Whitecaps is home team
Amway Canadian Championship
List of Champions
2008 – Impact de Montreal
2009 – Toronto FC
2010 – Toronto FC
2011 – Toronto FC
2012 – Toronto FC
2013 – Impact de Montreal