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Canadian Championship

  • May 2, 2012
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Referee: C. Chenard
  • • Attendance: 2777
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Canadian Championship Preview: FC Edmonton - Vancouver Whitecaps

The first ever meeting between the NASL's FC Edmonton and the Vancouver Whitecaps of MLS could be a scrappy affair as the Eddies hope to exploit Vancouver's goalscoring woes.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
FC Edmonton (4-3-3):

Monsalve; Augustin, Hamilton, Hatchi, West; Van Leerdam, Oppong, Barthélémy; Porter, Pinto, Saiko


INJURY REPORT

OUT: M Kyle Yamada (lower body injury)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Adam West (hamstring)


Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Knighton; Klazura, Bonjour, Mitchell, Rochat; Davidson, Teibert, Thorrington; Harris, Hassli, Chiumiento.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery); FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); FW Caleb Clarke (L quad strain); FW Camilo Sanvezzo (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Alain Rochat (L knee sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This will be the fifth edition of the Canadian Championship. The tournament winner advances to the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps have claimed second place to Toronto FC for three seasons running, with the Montreal Impact claiming the inaugural title.
  • This is the first matchup ever between FC Edmonton and the Whitecaps.
  • In Edmonton's first involvement in the competition last season, the club crashed out to eventual champion Toronto 4-0 on aggregate.
  • The Whitecaps sit in third place in the MLS Western Conference with 14 points, having won their last two matches 1-0. Goalscoring has been an issue though, with the club only finding the back of the net seven times in eight matches.
  • Edmonton sits in last place in the second-tier NASL, with only one point from four matches played.

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Available Squads
22David MonsalveGoalkeeper
-Jonathan Joseph-AugustinDefender
-Kevin HatchiDefender
-Paul HamiltonDefender
-D. OppongMidfielder
-Fabrice LassondeMidfielder
-Ilja Van LeerdamMidfielder
-Serisay Barthélimy
-Shaun SaikoMidfielder
19Kyle PorterStriker
-Y. PintoStriker
23John SmitsGoalkeeper
-Antonio RagoDefender
-Chris KooyMidfielder
-Kenny CacerosMidfielder
20Matthew LamMidfielder
-Paul CraigMidfielder
-F. VorbeStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
-Greg KlazuraDefender
2Jordan HarveyDefender
23Atiba HarrisStriker
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
29Eric HassliStriker
17Omar SalgadoStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
15Martin BonjourDefender
-Floyd FranksMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
23Long TanStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder

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