THE CSL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS – UPDATE
Eight First Division teams having secured playoff spots. They are Serbian White Eagles, Toronto Croatia, SC Waterloo, York Region Shooters, Toronto Atomic FC, London City, Burlington SC and Milton SC.
Eight teams have also secured berths to playoff for the Second Division Championship. They are SC Waterloo B, York Region Shooters B, Milton SC B, Burlington SC B, Brantford Galaxy B, Toronto Atomic FC B, Niagara United B and Serbian White Eagles B.
The opening quarterfinal games will be announced Tuesday to kickoff Thanksgiving Weekend, October 10 -11 and will be arranged in order of a team’s position in the final standings: 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5.
The top four teams in the standings have home advantage in the quarterfinals and the top four teams to advance will also have home field advantage in the semifinals.
Serbian White Eagles, Toronto Croatia, SC Waterloo and York Region Shooters will have home advantage in the CSL Championship, while SC Waterloo B, York Region Shooters B, Milton SC B and Burlington SC B will have home advantage in the Second Division
All games in the playoffs, including the final, will play 2 x 15 minutes of extra time if the score at the end of regulation time is tied. If still tied at the end of extra time, penalty kicks will be taken as per FIFA rules.
Author: Stan Adamson
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