Some familiar faces headline the 2019 CSA Futsal Championship which will take place during the weekend of April 11-14th at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. See which clubs have booked their ticket to this year’s tournament.
Last year’s champions, Toronto Idolo, automatically qualified for the tournament and will look to be the first repeat champions in the competition’s brief history. Club Head Coach, and Canadian National Assistant Coach, Lorenzo Redwood, will also be aiming to extend his leading tally of CSA titles to three (2016 Toronto United, 2018 Idolo).
Last year’s third place finishers, and 2017 runners-up, Saskatoon Olimpia Futsal Club, have won their third consecutive provincial championship in dominating fashion with a 7-1 victory in the final over Lakeland. In addition to his two national medals, Head Coach Jaime Meza has already led Olimpia to a Saskatchewan Futsal World Cup title last fall and will no doubt seek to get back to the podium again.
Pioneers Futsal Club will represent Manitoba this spring after defeating last year’s entrants, Winnipeg Rovers Futsal, at Red River College in February.
Nunuvut will once again be represented by Rankin FC after they won the RNM Calm Air territorial championships last month and they will aim to improve on their 8th place showing in their inaugural year.
Alberta will be well represented by Calgary Villains Elite as they won their provincial championship in fine fashion.
Yukon will be sending their elite squad down once again to build upon last year’s 7th place finish while GTA Futsal will be Ontario’s second entrant into the tournament after winning the Ontario Soccer Futsal Cup with a 5-4 comeback victory in the final over a tough Ottawa Gloucester Celtic side.
Over in “La Belle Province”, it was a superb performance from Sporting Montreal as they clinched their third provincial title with a 10-4 aggregate victory over sister club Sporting Quebec. Montreal won the title in 2017 and also earned a runners-up medal in last year’s final and will be one of the favourites coming into the competition.