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Canadian Championship

  • May 9, 2012
  • • 23:08
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: G. Gamble
  • • Attendance: 15011
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Whitecaps win Aggregate 5 - 1

Canadian Championship Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - FC Edmonton

Canadian Championship Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - FC Edmonton

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The Whitecaps grabbed a 2-0 lead in Edmonton last week, and will look to end the semifinal series as efficiently as possible.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Knighton; Klazura, Bonjour, Mitchell, Harvey; Franks, Teibert, Thorrington; Harris, Hassli, Chiumiento.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: ; GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery);

PROBABLE: FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn), FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain)

FC Edmonton (4-3-3):

Monsalve; Rago, Hamilton, Augustin, West; Van Leerdam, Oppong, Porter; Lam, Pinto, Saiko


INJURY REPORT


OUT: M Kyle Yamada (lower body injury), M Sérisay Barthélémy (lower body injury)

QUESTIONABLE: Fabrice Lassonde (groin)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the fifth edition of the Canadian Championship. The tournament winner advances to the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.
  • In the first ever match between these clubs last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps took a 2-0 first leg lead through goals from Eric Hassli and Atiba Harris.
  • The Whitecaps have won four consecutive matches in all competitions. The club kept their win streak alive in the fourth minute of stoppage time in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes during MLS play at BC Place on Saturday.
  • FC Edmonton are in sixth place in the second-tier NASL, with four points from five matches played. The club claimed its first win of the season this weekend, defeating Vancouver coach Martin Rennie's old team, the Carolina RailHawks, 3-0, through a hat-trick from Shaun Saiko.
  • The Whitecaps have claimed second place in the Canadian Championship to Toronto FC for three seasons running, with the Montreal Impact claiming the inaugural title.
  • In Edmonton's first involvement in the competition last season, the club crashed out to eventual champion Toronto 4-0 on aggregate.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Edmonton

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
FC Edmonton FCE
FC Edmonton Edmonton
54%
41%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
8 - 8
FC Edmonton FCE
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
3 - 0
FC Edmonton FCE
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 0
FC Edmonton FCE

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