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.

League1 Ontario
Season2014
ChampionsToronto FC Academy
L1 Cup championsVaughan Azzurri
Matches played72
Goals scored278 (3.86 per match)
Top goalscorerMolham Babouli (21)
2015

Teams

Kingston
Durham
TORONTO
VAUGHAN
Sigma
Windsor
Location of teams outside of Toronto for the 2014 League1 Ontario season.
Internacional
Master's
Sigma
TFC Academy
ANB Futbol
Vaughan
Woodbridge
Location of teams in or near Toronto for the 2014 League1 Ontario season.

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.


TeamCityStadium
ANB FutbolRichmond Hill, ONThe Soccer Centre
Cataraqui ClippersKingston, ONSt. Lawrence College South Main Field
Durham United FCPickering, ONKinsmen Park
Internacional de TorontoToronto, ONLamport Stadium
Master's Futbol AcademyToronto, ONL'Amoreaux Park
Sigma FCMississauga, ONHershey Fields at Hershey Centre
Toronto FC AcademyToronto, ONKIA Toronto FC Training Ground and Academy
Windsor StarsWindsor, ONMcHugh Park
Woodbridge StrikersWoodbridge, ONVaughan Grove Sports Park
Vaughan AzzurriVaughan, ONYork Stadium

Format

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.[1] 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.[2]
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.[3]

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 TFC Academy (C) 16 11 5 0 51 20 +31 38 Inter-Provincial Cup
2 Woodbridge Strikers 16 10 3 3 35 17 +18 33
3 Sigma FC 16 8 5 3 48 19 +29 29
4 Vaughan Azzurri (X) 16 8 3 5 41 26 +15 27
5 ANB Futbol 16 6 4 6 24 31 7 22
6 Windsor Stars 16 6 2 8 25 25 0 20
7 Master's FA 16 5 2 9 22 40 18 17
8 Durham United 16 2 4 10 19 43 24 10
9 Cataraqui Clippers 16 0 4 12 13 58 45 4
10 Internacional de Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Suspended[lower-alpha 1]
  1. Internacional de Toronto had its license suspended and its results removed effective July 22, 2014. They had a record of 0–1–6.

Players

Cup

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.

Group 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.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 TFC Academy 3 2 1 0 15 2 +13 7 Knockout Stage
2 Durham United 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3 Cataraqui Clippers 3 1 0 2 2 17 15 3
4 ANB Futbol 3 0 1 2 4 6 2 1
Source: L1O
Cataraqui Clippers2–1ANB Futbol
Own goal
Hong
Report Mills
CaraCo Field, Kingston
ANB Futbol1–2Durham United FC
Mills Report Young
Ontario Soccer Centre, Vaughan
Durham United FC0–2Toronto FC Academy
Report Babouli
Stowell
Civic Field, Oshawa
ANB Futbol2–2Toronto FC Academy
Vartanian
Michael
Report Sacramento
Ontario Soccer Centre, Vaughan
Durham United FC5–0Cataraqui Clippers
James
Crichton
Young
Agard
Dumevski
Report
Civic Stadium, Oshawa
Toronto FC Academy11–0Cataraqui Clippers
Babouli  4', 28', 38', 44'
Nunes  16', 26', 78'
Uccello  40'
Rodriguez  50'
Osorio  59', 65'
Report
Kia Training Ground, Toronto

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vaughan Azzurri (O) 4 3 1 0 13 2 +11 10 Knockout Stage
2 Sigma FC 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
3 Woodbridge Strikers 4 2 0 2 5 6 1 6
4 Master's Futbol 4 1 1 2 2 6 4 4
5 Windsor Stars 4 0 1 3 2 8 6 1
Source: L1O
(O) Play-off winner.
Master's FA Saints0–2Woodbridge Strikers
Report Almeida
Ontario Soccer Centre, Vaughan
Woodbridge Strikers0–3Vaughan Azzurri
Report Fabrizi
Cicchillo
Vaughan Grove 1, Vaughan
Woodbridge Strikers2–1Windsor Stars
Holder
Derayeh
Report Berardi
Vaughan Grove, Woodbridge
Windsor Stars0–0Master's FA Saints
Report
McHugh Stadium, Windsor
Sigma FC2–2Vaughan Azzurri
Mrabure
Thomas
Report Whiteman
Moody
Hershey Centre, Mississauga
Sigma FC2–1Woodbridge Strikers
Welshman  90+2'
Pereira  90+4'
Report Anastasov  61'
Hershey Centre, Mississauga
Master's FA Saints2–1Sigma FC
Malcolm  21', 26' Report Ferritto  84'
Ontario Soccer Centre, Vaughan
Windsor Stars0–1Sigma FC
Report Drăgoi  11'
McHugh Stadium, Windsor
Vaughan Azzurri5–0Windsor Stars
Gertiesingh  4', 42'
Nogueira  9'
Ornoch  44'
Orlov  57'
Report
St. Joan of Arc, Maple
Vaughan Azzurri3–0Master's FA Saints
Izeady  68', 88' (pen.)
Arnone  90'
Report
McNaughton Field, Maple

Knockout Stage

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. [5]

Semifinals Finals
      
Vaughan Azzurri 4
Durham United FC 1
Vaughan Azzurri 2
Sigma FC 1
Toronto FC Academy 1
Sigma FC 4

Semifinals

Vaughan Azzurri4–1Durham United FC
Badat  16'
Iezady  47', 72', 78'
Report Hargrave  80'
McNaughton Turf, Maple
Toronto FC Academy1–4Sigma FC
Babouli  39' Report Grant  4'
Zajac  33'
Welshman  37'
McLean  75'

Finals

Vaughan Azzurri2–1Sigma FC
Iezady  61'
Di Chiara  77'
Report Welshman  7'

Inter-Provincial Cup Championship

The Inter-Provincial Cup Championship was announced on October 14, 2014[6] 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 Longueuil0–4Toronto FC Academy
Report Sacramento  2', 38'
Kaye  10'
Uccello  48'
Toronto FC Academy0–0CS Longueuil
Report
Pickering Soccer Complex, Pickering

Toronto FC Academy won 4–0 on aggregate

References

  1. "League1 format". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  2. "Cataraqui Clippers League1 Ontario press conference". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  3. "League1 Ontario Cup Groups Announced". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  4. "League 1 Ontario – Scoring leaders". Archived from the original on March 27, 2015.
  5. "League1 and OSA announce L1 Cup Final to be hosted at BMO Field". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  6. "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.
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