Ontario and Quebec leading the way on Day 2 of the 2018 Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer – Only two teams sit clear atop their group with six points after Day 2 at the 2018 Toyota National Championships. Across three venues and six competitions, parity has the standings knotted up. Jubilee Trophy entrants Scarborough GS United from Ontario and Quebec’s CS Repentigny at the Girls’ U-15 Cup are the only teams to have earned a full six points through two days.
With Teck Finals Day looming on Thanksgiving Monday, teams will look to earn three points on Day 3 and position themselves in the Gold Medal brackets.
Only the two first place finishers in Challenge Trophy competition will play for gold on Teck Finals Day and three ties on Day 2 has knotted up both Group standings. Defending Champions Western Halifax FC drew hosts Saskatoon Revolution in the final match of the day. The Nova Scotians have four points from two matches thus far.
Ontario’s Scarborough GS United have secured six full points from their two matches thus far leading Group A after Day 2 at the Jubilee Trophy competition in Saskatoon, SK. Newfoundland’s Holy Cross will meet BC’s Surrey United to determine the winner of Group B on Day 3.
Results from Day 2 of the 2018 Toyota National Championships U-17 Cup will lead to an exciting Day 3 as teams look to lock up their respective groups and advance to the seeding phase with a gold medal in mind. Undefeated teams in two groups in each competition will settle the seeding as Alberta and Nova Scotia, and Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador in the Girls’ U-17 Cup and Ontario and Newfoundland, and Alberta and Quebec battle for the top spot.
Manitoba will look to lock up top spot in Boys Group A on matchday three, while Groups B and C have matchups of undefeated teams. Group D sees hometown Surrey United with the chance to take first place from rivals Coquitlam Metro-Ford.
At the 2018 Toyota National Championships Girls’ U-17 Cup, competition remains tight with no team having a lock on the top of any of the four groups. Quebec will face Newfoundland for the top of Group A while Alberta look to do the same. The hometown Surrey United SC can also lock up Group D with a win.
Scores from the U-17 Cup Day Two
Close races in seven of the eight groups will make for an exciting Day 3 at the 2018 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup in Laval, QC. Only hosts Quebec have a grip on their group with Girls Group D secured by the hosts. A place on the gold medal side of the seeding phase awaits the top teams.
Quebec will look to Ontario to defeat British Columbia in the final Boys Group D match on Day 3 to hand them top spot. Quebec and Newfoundland face off as undefeated teams in the battle for top spot in Group A. On the Girls side of the competition, Quebec wrapped up Girls’ U-15 Cup Group D on Day 2 while undefeated teams Alberta and Saskatchewan, and Ontario and British Columbia will face off on Day 3.
Scores from the U-15 Cup Day Two
2018 TOYOTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships run 3-8 October 2017 in Surrey, BC, Laval, QC, and Saskatoon, SK. At all age levels, the Toyota National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the player, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers.
MERCHANDISE ON SALE
Official 2018 Toyota National Championships merchandise is now available featuring a wide variety of apparel including hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts, and toques. Shop online at https://natchampshop.myshopify.com/ or in person at each of the three venues in Surrey, Laval, and Saskatoon from 6-8 October.
Canada Soccer will broadcast every day from each of the three 2018 Toyota National Championships venues, culminating with the five gold-medal matches on Teck Finals Day. The live streaming marks a continued commitment by Canada Soccer to deliver extensive coverage of the Toyota National Championships, including live daily broadcasts from each venue. A complete broadcast schedule will be published shortly. For continued updates visit canadasoccer.com/nationals.
Access competition schedules, scores and standings via the official 2018 Toyota National Championships mobile app. To access the App search ‘Canada Soccer’ in either the iOS or Android app stores.
WEBSITE DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOS
Canada Soccer will provide daily coverage of the Toyota National Championships from all three venues via the official website, www.canadasoccer.com/nationals. Participating teams, players, families, and fans are encouraged to share content from this year’s Toyota National Championships using venue and competition hashtags on Facebook (CanadaSoccer), Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN /@CanadaSoccerFR), and Instagram (@CanadaSoccer).
Challenge Trophy – #Saskatoon2018
Jubilee Trophy – #Saskatoon2018
U-17 Cup – #U17Cup #Surrey
U-15 Cup – #U15Cup #Laval
FINAL DAY (all venues) – #TeckFinalsDay
Canada Soccer will tag & publish all photos to www.Flickr.com/canadasoccer, notably starting XI photos before each match. Local organisers will work with each team to organise photos and identify the players in each picture taken.
OCTOBER CANADA SOCCER ACTION
The month of October features important international competitions for both the Women’s National Team and Men’s National Team as well as the coast-to-coast Toyota National Championships for premier amateur clubs. Canada #CANWNT are competing in the Concacaf Women’s Championship from 4-17 October, with a spot at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 on the line, while Canada #CANMNT are at home for a Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match on 16 October. The Toyota National Championships, meanwhile, cap off the 2018 amateur season in which more than 640 clubs and 12,000 players competed for a chance to win a national title.
As with all home international soccer matches, tickets to Canada’s Tuesday 16 October match in Toronto at BMO Field are available via canadasoccer.com/tickets.
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