TFC to face Impact in Canadian Championship

Jonathan Osorio in action for TFC. (Graham Hughes/CP)

The Canadian Championship schedule has been set, with Toronto FC facing the Montreal Impact in the semifinals on June 1 and June 8.

The competition will start with NASL sides Ottawa Fury and FC Edmonton facing off in the preliminary round on May 11 and 18. The winner will move on to face the holders of the Voyageurs Cup, the Vancouver Whitecaps, in the other semifinal.

“The 2016 edition of the Amway Canadian Championship promises to be exciting once again this year,” said Victor Montagliani, President of Canada Soccer. “The Amway Canadian Championship is always an intense competition, so it bodes well for the future growth of the game in our country.”

Vancouver defeated Montreal in last year’s two-legged final. It was the Whitecaps’ first-ever Voyageurs Cup title and guaranteed them a berth in the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage.

The 2016 champion will automatically qualify for the group stage of the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League.

The Impact has won the Voyageurs Cup nine times since 2002, more than any other team.


11 May 2016
Preliminary round - first leg
FC Edmonton v Ottawa Fury FC

18 May 2016
Preliminary round - second leg
Ottawa Fury FC v FC Edmonton

1 June 2016
Semi Final 1 - first leg
Ottawa Fury FC/FC Edmonton v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Semi Final 2 - first leg
Toronto FC v Montreal Impact

8 June 2016
Semi Final 1 - second leg
Vancouver Whitecaps FC v Ottawa Fury FC/FC Edmonton

Semi Final 2 - second leg
Montreal Impact v Toronto FC

21 or 22 June 2016
Final - first leg

28 or 29 June 2016
Final - second leg