2018 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season

FC Gatineau FC Lanaudière Canada
Première Ligue de soccer du Québec
Season2018
ChampionsAS Blainville (men's)
Dynamo de Québec (women's)
Matches played84 (men's)
29 (women's)
Top goalscorerPierre-Rudolph Mayard (21 goals) (men's)
Evelyne Viens (8 goals) (women's)
2017
2019

The 2018 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season was the seventh season of play for the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec, a Division 3 semi-professional soccer league in the Canadian soccer pyramid and the highest level of soccer based in the Canadian province of Québec.

AS Blainville is the defending champions. This was the inaugural female season.

Changes from 2017

For the first time, the league had eight teams, with CS Fabrose beginning their first season in the league.[1]

Also this year, a new women's division was started.[2]

Men's Division

Teams

The following eight teams took part in the 2018 season:

Team City Stadium Founded Joined Head Coach
Current teams
AS Blainville Blainville, Laurentides Parc Blainville 1986 2012 France Emmanuel Macagno
Dynamo de Quebec Quebec City, Capitale-Nationale Polyvalente L'Ancienne-Lorette 1991 2017 France Edmond Foyé
FC Gatineau Gatineau, Outaouais Terrain Mont-Bleu 2013 2013 France Sylver Castagnet
FC Lanaudière Terrebonne, Lanaudière Multiple venues 2016 2016 Canada Andrew Olivieri
CS Longueuil Longueuil, Montérégie Parc Laurier 1970 2014 France Anthony Rimasson
CS Mont-Royal Outremont Mount Royal, Montréal Parc Recreatif de TMR ? 2013 Canada Luc Brutus
CS St-Hubert Saint-Hubert, Montérégie Centre Sportif Roseanne-Laflamme 1980 2017 France François Bourgeais
CS Fabrose Laval, Laval Parc Cartier 1971 2018 France Josy Madelonet
2018 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season is located in Southern Quebec
Blainville
Blainville
Fabrose
Fabrose
Gatineau
Gatineau
Lanaudière
Lanaudière
Longueuil
Longueuil
Mont-Royal
Mont-Royal
St-Hubert
St-Hubert
Dynamo
Dynamo
Locations of teams for the 2018 PLSQ season.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AS Blainville (C) 21 16 3 2 42 14 +28 51 2019 Canadian Championship
2 CS Mont-Royal Outremont 21 14 3 4 33 15 +18 45
3 FC Gatineau 21 9 5 7 28 21 +7 32
4 CS Longueuil 21 7 8 6 20 22 −2 29
5 Dynamo de Québec 21 7 6 8 25 28 −3 27
6 CS St-Hubert 21 6 4 11 26 36 −10 22
7 CS Fabrose 21 3 6 12 19 31 −12 15
8 FC Lanaudière 21 2 5 14 12 38 −26 11

Cup

The cup tournament is a separate contest from the rest of the season, in which all eight teams from the league take part, and is unrelated to the season standings. It is not a form of playoffs at the end of the season (as is typically seen in North American sports), but is a competition running in parallel to the regular season (similar to the Canadian Championship or the FA Cup), albeit only for PLSQ teams. All matches are separate from the regular season, and are not reflected in the season standings.

In a change from previous seasons, all ties were played on a single match basis. Due to the expansion of the league to 8 teams, all clubs began in the first round.

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
AS Blainville 0
 
 
 
FC Gatineau 1
 
FC Gatineau 1
 
 
 
CS St-Hubert 0
 
CS St-Hubert 2
 
 
 
CS Mont-Royal Outremont 1
 
FC Gatineau 1 (3)
 
 
 
FC Lanaudière 1 (4)
 
FC Lanaudière 1 (5)
 
 
 
CS Longueuil 1 (4)
 
FC Lanaudière 3
 
 
 
Dynamo de Québec 0
 
CS Fabrose 0
 
 
Dynamo de Québec 3
 

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

October 27, 2018 FC Gatineau1–1 (a.e.t.)FC LanaudièreLaval
4:00 pm Stadium: Desjardins

Reserve Division

The league operated a reserve division.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 AS Blainville Reserves 14 11 0 3 39 21 +18 33
2 CS Mont-Royal Outremont Reserves 14 7 3 4 28 18 +10 24
3 FC Lanaudière Reserves 14 7 3 4 35 24 +11 24
4 CS Fabrose Reserves 14 6 2 6 22 27 −5 20
5 CS Longueuil Reserves 14 6 1 7 28 28 0 19
6 CS St-Hubert Reserves 14 4 5 5 29 32 −3 17
7 Dynamo de Quebec Reserves 14 3 3 8 18 41 −23 12
8 FC Gatineau Reserves 14 2 3 9 23 31 −8 9

Women's Division

Teams

The following five teams took part in the inaugural season in 2018:

Team City Stadium Founded Joined Head Coach
Current teams
AS Blainville Blainville, Laurentides Parc Blainville 1986 2018 Canada Jean-Lou Gosselin
Dynamo de Quebec Quebec City, Capitale-Nationale ESLE 1991 2018
FC Sélect Rive-Sud Longueuil, Montérégie Centre Multi Sport 2018 2018 Canada Marcelo Corrales et Joe Landé
CS Monteuil Laval, Laval Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne 2018 2018 Canada David Cerasuolo
Lakers du Lac Saint-Louis Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Montréal Dollard 2 2018 2018 Canada Patrick Viollat

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dynamo de Québec (C) 12 9 2 1 30 11 +19 29
2 CS Monteuil 12 5 2 5 14 23 −9 17
3 AS Blainville 12 4 3 5 17 16 +1 15
4 FC Sélect Rive-Sud 12 4 1 7 11 21 −10 13
5 Lakers du Lac Saint-Louis 12 3 2 7 19 20 −1 11

References

  1. ^ "La PLSQ accueille le CS Fabrose". plsq.ca. PLSQ. Archived from the original on 7 March 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. ^ "La PLSQ lanceme de feminine division". plsq.ca. PLSQ. Retrieved 5 September 2018.[permanent dead link]