While true, the two-leg domestic cup format is way more forgiving. Toronto's got a near automatic berth in the final because they play either an amateur/semi-pro provinicial team or Ottawa in the semifinal and...have you seen Vancouver and Montreal?
I'd give them like, an 80% chance of qualifying.
that's low-balling it, too. ever since TFC started dropping $$$ on players, they've run away with the Canadian Championship. And with Vancouver and Montreal being more frugal, they don't have the roster to win it, imo. it'll be 5 yrs before they can actually have a proper quarterfinal bracket, only 4 pro teams with the semi-pro Ontario and Quebec provincial champs (Div3).
RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig and Celenio Eleazar.
RIP Cesar Castello, Mike Vallo, and Glenn Stampiglia