OPEN CANADA CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW ANNOUNCED
MONDAY-June 9-The CPSL’s Open Canada Cup competition, involving all 13 pro teams of the Canadian Professional Soccer League and nine of the strongest amateur teams in Ontario and Quebec all vying for the winner-take all prize of $10,000 cash, will continue into Round Two during the Canada Day holiday weekend, Friday, June 27 to Tuesday, July 1, the CPSL has announced.
Three games were played in the Preliminary Round during the Victoria Day holiday weekend, with Kanata from eastern Ontario, Benfica and Peniche from the Toronto area, advancing to the next round. They eliminated Whitby Iroquois, Real (Richmond Hill) and Exeter Centennials (Southwestern Ontario), respectively. The game between AEK (London) and Woodbridge Azzurri scheduled for May 16, was postponed due to heavy rains and is rescheduled for Friday, June 27.
Preliminary Round results:
Friday, May 16: AEK London vs. Woodbridge Azzurri -POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
Saturday, May 17: Kanata (Ottawa) 7 Whitby Iroqois 0.
Sunday, May 18, Benfica (Toronto)2, Real (Richmond Hill)1
Monday, May 19: Peniche (Toronto)3, Exeter Centennials 1
PRELIMINARY ROUND RESCHEDULED GAME:
Fri., June 27, 8.30 p.m. Cove Road,
AEK (London) vs. Woodbridge Azzurri (Vaughan)
Fri., June 27 Club Roma 8.15 p.m. St. Catharines Wolves vs. Benfica
Sat., June 28, 8.00 p.m. Birchmount Stadium, Metro Lions vs. Brampton Hitmen
Sat., June 28, 8.30 p.m. Cove Road Hamilton Thunder vs. Vaughan Sun Devils
Sun., June 29,4.30 p.m. Cove Road, Toronto Croatia vs. Toronto Supra
Sun., June 29, 4.00 p.m. OZ Stadium, Kanata vs. FC Levski Montreal
Mon., June 30, 8.30 p.m. Cove Road, London City vs. Peniche
Tues., July 1, Cove Road, 3.15 p.m. North York Astros vs. Durham Flames
Tues., July 1, 7.00 p.m.Cove Road, AEK (London) or Woodbridge Azzurri (Vaughan) vs. Mississauga Olympians
Gaining a bye are Ottawa Wizards and Laval Dynamites, so that 10 teams will see action in Round Three. The five surviving teams will meet in the final weekend--the Labour Day holiday weekend when a Wild Card game will be played, followed by two semi-final games with the Open Canada Cup Final on Monday, Labour Day, September 1.