OPEN CANADA CUP COMPETITION RESUMES ON FRIDAY
The Open Canada Cup competition involving all 13 pro teams of the CPSL and some of the strongest amateur teams in Ontario and the Province of Quebec, all playing for the hardware and a winner-take-all cash prize of $10,000, resumes this coming weekend.
It’s a string of nine games starting with two games on Friday, June 27, two games on Saturday, two on Sunday, one on Monday, ending with a double header on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1. All CPSL regular league competition is suspended during this period, including a Brampton Hitmen vs. Mississauga Olympians clash previously in the league’s official printed schedule for Sunday, June 29.
The complete weekend holiday schedule and venues
are listed at the foot of the home page below and results of games played so far in the Open Canada Cup are on the Canada Cup page.
A Preliminary Round game between AEK (London) and Woodbridge Azzurri (Vaughan), postponed from May 16 when heavy rains flooded the Cove Road ground in London, will be played at the same location this Friday, June 27. Kickoff time is 8.30 pm.
Just 15 minutes earlier at 8.15 pm, St. Catharines Roma Wolves will kickoff their game against Benfica, an amateur team from Toronto, and this game will take place at the Club Roma ground in St. Catharines.
Birchmount Stadium will be the site of the first game on Saturday when Metro Lions and Brampton Hitmen will play their Open Canada Cup second round game at 8.00 pm as part of the Robbie International Tournament, the popular annual festival of soccer, with proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy and Cystic Fibrosis.
Down the 401 in Southwestern Ontario, the Cove Road home of London City will be the site of the second game on Saturday, with Hamilton Thunder taking on Vaughan Sun Devils.
Play resumes at The Cove the following day, Sunday, June 29, when at 4.30 pm it will be Toronto Croatia vs. Toronto Supra.
Meanwhile, in Eastern Ontario at the OZ Stadium in Carp, Kanata takes on FC Levski, a strong amateur squad from Montreal. Kanata advanced following an emphatic 7-0 rout of Whitby Iroquois in the Preliminary Round on May 17.
There will be just one game on Monday when London City host Peniche at The Cove in London and that game will start at 8.30 pm. Peniche is an amateur team from Toronto that eliminated Exeter Centennials, 3-1, on May 29.
Canada Day will see a double header at the Cove in London when North York Astros and Durham Flames clash in the afternoon at 3.15 pm and in the evening at 7 Mississauga Olympians will take on the winner of the rescheduled Preliminary Round game between AEK Of London and Woodbridge Azzurri played on June 27.
Gaining a bye are Ottawa Wizards and Laval Dynamites, so that there will be 10 teams taking part in Round Three.
The five surviving teams from Round Three will meet in the final weekend when a Wild Card game will be followed by two semi-final games and the Open Canada Cup Final on Labour Day, September 1.