2014 League1 Ontario season
The 2014 League1 Ontario season was the inaugural season of the Division 3 Ontario-based semi-professional soccer league. It began on May 30, featuring 10 teams. The league's first ever goal was scored by Toronto FC Academy player Dylan Sacramento.
|Champions||Toronto FC Academy|
|L1 Cup champions||Vaughan Azzurri|
|Goals scored||278 (3.86 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Molham Babouli (21)|
Being the first year of the league, all teams are new to the league.
On July 22, 2014, the league terminated the license of Internacional de Toronto. Their record will be expunged.
|ANB Futbol||Richmond Hill, ON||The Soccer Centre|
|Cataraqui Clippers||Kingston, ON||St. Lawrence College South Main Field|
|Durham United FC||Pickering, ON||Kinsmen Park|
|Internacional de Toronto||Toronto, ON||Lamport Stadium|
|Master's Futbol Academy||Toronto, ON||L'Amoreaux Park|
|Sigma FC||Mississauga, ON||Hershey Fields at Hershey Centre|
|Toronto FC Academy||Toronto, ON||KIA Toronto FC Training Ground and Academy|
|Windsor Stars||Windsor, ON||McHugh Park|
|Woodbridge Strikers||Woodbridge, ON||Vaughan Grove Sports Park|
|Vaughan Azzurri||Vaughan, ON||York Stadium|
Unlike most North American sports leagues, there will be no playoffs. The title will be awarded to the team with the most points at the end of the 16-game regular season. League1 Ontario also expressed the desire to organize a final game between their champion, and the winner of the other Division 3 league in Canada, the PLSQ.
There will also be a cup competition for the 10 teams, the final representing the last game of the season. This cup, however, has nothing to do with the Amway Canadian Championship, although the Canadian Soccer Association has hinted at the possibility of including more teams in the future.
|1||TFC Academy (C)||16||11||5||0||51||20||+31||38||Inter-Provincial Cup|
|4||Vaughan Azzurri (X)||16||8||3||5||41||26||+15||27|
|10||Internacional de Toronto||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Suspended|
(C) Champion; (X) L1 Cup winner.
- Internacional de Toronto had its license suspended and its results removed effective July 22, 2014. They had a record of 0–1–6.
Player of the week
In addition to the regular season, the 2014 League1 Ontario season also contained a cup tournament, which was run separately (and consisted of different games) from the rest of the regular season. The initial ten teams were divided into two groups of five, with each team facing the other teams in their group once. The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage.
The teams were divided into two groups of 5, with the best 2 teams in each group qualifying for the semifinals. With the removal of Internacional de Toronto, Group A was reduced to four teams.
|1||TFC Academy||3||2||1||0||15||2||+13||7||Knockout Stage|
|Cataraqui Clippers||2–1||ANB Futbol|
|ANB Futbol||1–2||Durham United FC|
|Durham United FC||5–0||Cataraqui Clippers|
|1||Vaughan Azzurri (O)||4||3||1||0||13||2||+11||10||Knockout Stage|
(O) Play-off winner.
|Master's FA Saints||0–2||Woodbridge Strikers|
|Sigma FC||2–1||Woodbridge Strikers|
|Vaughan Azzurri||5–0||Windsor Stars|
The top two teams from each group entered a single-game elimination tournament to determine the cup champion. The final was held on Sunday, October 19 at BMO Field.
|Durham United FC||1|
|Toronto FC Academy||1|
|Vaughan Azzurri||4–1||Durham United FC|
Inter-Provincial Cup Championship
The Inter-Provincial Cup Championship was announced on October 14, 2014 as a two-legged home-and-away series between the league champions of League1 Ontario and the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec – the only Division 3 men's semi-professional soccer leagues based fully within Canada.
|CS Longueuil||0–4||Toronto FC Academy|
Toronto FC Academy won 4–0 on aggregate
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- "Cataraqui Clippers League1 Ontario press conference". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
- "League1 Ontario Cup Groups Announced". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
- "League 1 Ontario – Scoring leaders". Archived from the original on March 27, 2015.
- "League1 and OSA announce L1 Cup Final to be hosted at BMO Field". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- "OSA and QSF announce Division 3 Inter-Provincial Cup final". Ontario Soccer Association. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.