VOYAGEURS CUP 2002
Format, Tiebreakers

There are 4 participating teams in Voyageurs Cup 2002: Calgary Storm, Montreal Impact, Toronto Lynx and Vancouver Whitecaps. Each team plays 2 matches (1 home, 1 away) against each other team, for a total of 6 matches (3 home, 3 away) per team and 12 matches overall. All of these matches are drawn from the USL A-league's 2002 regular season: the final match played between each pair of teams in each city is counted as a Voyageurs Cup 2002 match.

In each match, 3 points are awarded for a win (even if it comes in extra time), 1 point is awarded for a draw, and 0 points are awarded for a loss (even if it comes in extra time). (There are no bonus points awarded as there are in the A-league.) The four teams are ranked according to the total number of points obtained in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches. If two or more teams are tied on points then they are ranked relative to each other by applying the following tiebreakers:

  1. Number of points obtained in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  2. Goal difference in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  3. Number of goals scored in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  4. Number of away goals scored in the Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches between the tied teams.
  5. Goal difference in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches.
  6. Number of goals scored in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches.
  7. Number of away goals scored in all Voyageurs Cup 2002 matches.
  8. If exactly two teams are tied: Number of points obtained in all A-league 2002 regular season matches between the tied teams using the Voyageurs Cup 2002 point-scoring system.
  9. If exactly two teams are tied: Goal difference in all A-league 2002 regular season matches between the tied teams.
  10. If exactly two teams are tied: Number of away goals scored in all A-league 2002 regular season matches between the tied teams.
  11. Number of points obtained in all A-league 2002 regular season matches using the A-league 2002 point-scoring system (4 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss, 1 bonus point for each match in which 3 or more goals are scored).
  12. Goal difference in all A-league 2002 regular season matches.
  13. Number of goals scored in all A-league 2002 regular season matches.
  14. Number of away goals scored in all A-league 2002 regular season matches.
  15. Stage reached in the A-league 2002 playoffs.
  16. Goal difference in the furthest A-league 2002 playoff stage reached.
  17. Number of goals scored in the furthest A-league 2002 playoff stage reached.
  18. Number of away goals scored in the furthest A-league 2002 playoff stage reached.
The team ranked highest after all matches have been played is the Voyageurs Cup 2002 champion.