Canadian Championship Preview: Montreal Impact - Vancouver Whitecaps
The Voyageurs Cup will change hands for the first time since 2009, as one of Montreal or Vancouver will represent Canada in the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League.
By Rudi Schuller
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Bush; Tissot, Camara, Ouimette, Brovsky; Mapp, Arnaud, Bernier, Nyassi; Paponi, Di Vaio.
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Knighton; Klazura, Rusin, Leveron, Harvey; Manneh, Watson, Koffie, Camilo; Mattocks, Heinemann||
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- For the first time since 2009, there will be a new Canadian Champion. Toronto FC has won the previous four editions of this tournament.
- Montreal has lifted the Voyageurs Cup seven times, although only once (2008) was during the Canadian Championship era. The Impact were a second division side that season, and managed to progress all the way to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal stage.
- Vancouver has never won the Voyageurs Cup in the trophy's 11-year history.
- Wednesday's first leg will be the first time that these sides have met in the Canadian Championship since 2011.
- The last competitive meeting between the Impact and Whitecaps happened in March 2012, when Vancouver hosted Montreal in both teams' MLS season opener.
Top 3 Predictions
Montreal Impact 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 20 %
Montreal Impact 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 20 %
Montreal Impact 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 10 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 21, 2013||Montreal Impact 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3|
|Nutrilite Canadian Championship (NCC)||May 29, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Montreal Impact 2|
|Nutrilite Canadian Championship (NCC)||May 15, 2013||Montreal Impact 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 10, 2012||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Montreal Impact 0|
|Oct 31, 2013||Houston Dynamo 3 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 26, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 16, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||Montreal Impact 0 - New England Revolution 1||MLS|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4||MLS|
|Oct 6, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
|34||Karl William Ouimette||Defender|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed