For the 17th year in a row, the Voyageurs Cup (also known as the Amway Canadian Championship) boiled down to two Canadian teams as there were no teams from the United States left in the competition.
With Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps set to face off in the 2018 Championship game, it calls to mind the distinct lack of champions from the United States.
"What we have seen is unchecked Canadian aggression," stated Soccer writer, wine enthusiast, and tax accountant from Edmonton, Fabian Helfor. "The streak continues again this season as no American team has ever made it to the quarter-finals of the tournament."
Fans of both the Whitecaps and Toronto Football Club state that they demand their teams put everything into winning the Voyageurs Cup.
"We must increase Canadian dominance of this tournament," stated Whitecaps supporter Patricia Glassman. "Any slip in our performance would leave a tournament spot open to whichever team would claim them. I refuse to see Kansas City hosting the Voyageurs Cup."
We spoke to Fox analyst Alexi Lalas who called the lack of participation by American teams in the Voyageurs Cup a, "National disgrace that shows we should overthrow Canada politically and install a puppet dictatorship until United States teams are in the final or 200 years pass."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as the Canadian dominance continues into 2019.