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Canadian Championship

  • May 23, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 13777
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Toronto win Aggregate 2 - 1

Live Commentary

  • This is unreal. 0-9 TFC wins the Voyageurs Cup again. Vancouver now 0-11 on in the history of this Cup.
  • And that's it! Petrescu blows the whistle and TFC has won it's fourth straight Canadian Championship!
  • 90' + 4'
    Joe Cannon has jumped into the Whitecaps attack. Very nearly got burned on the counter.
  • 90' + 3'
    Corner to Vancouver. Floats over everyone and goes for a goal kick. Nervous times here for both sides.
  • 90'
    Five minutes of time added on.
  • 89'
    Yellow Card Darren Mattocks
  • 89'
    Yellow card to Darren Mattocks. Vancouver running out of ideas.
  • 88'
    Corner to Vancouver, palmed out by Kocic.
  • 86'
    TFC supporters singing "Just Can't Get Enough", but there's still plenty of time here.
  • 85'
    Free kick to Vancouver from 25 yards. Chiumiento puts it JUST over the bar.
  • 84'
    Substitution Reginald Lambe Terry Dunfield
  • 84'
    Yellow Card Doneil Henry
  • 83'
    Goal Reginald Lambe
  • 83'
    GOAL! Reggie Lambe finally gives TFC the goal they've been pressing for all game. Toronto up 2-1 on aggregate now.
  • 81'
    OFFSIDE GOAL! TFC's Eckersley blew by everyone to run the length of the pitch. His cross was met by Soolsma, who beat Cannon but was judged to be a step or two off.
  • 80'
    Corner kick to Vancouver., cleared easily by Frings.
  • 79'
    Torsten Frings decides to try his luck from 25 yards after making a charging run down the middle of the pitch, but his shot is five yards wide.
  • 78'
    Substitution Joao Plata Nick Soolsma
  • 77'
    Nick Soolsma coming in for TFC, replacing Plata. The little Ecuadorean gets a warm round of applause for his efforts.
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Reginald Lambe
  • 74'
    Vancouver's Chiumiento in. Could be a game changer for the 'Caps.
  • 73'
    Substitution John Thorrington Davide Chiumiento
  • 72'
    Game has definitely picked up here at BMO Field, and the crowd has awoken for what should be a great final 18 minutes.
  • 68'
    Ryan Johnson and Jay DeMerit getting into it now. Johnson looks like he wants to kill the 'Caps captain.
  • 67'
    Corner kick to Toronto after Eckersley just broke the ankles of his defender. Ball falls to Plata, who shoots straight at Joe Cannon.
  • 66'
    Substitution Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo Darren Mattocks
  • 66'
    Substitution Alain Rochat Jordan Harvey
  • 65'
    Tons of space on the field now, and it seems to be TFC who are most intent on using it.
  • 61'
    This is getting insane now. Players going after one another, bodies strewn about. Feels like a proper cup final.
  • 60'
    Substitution Eric Avila Richard Eckersley
  • 58'
    Yellow/Red Sebastien Le Toux
  • 58'
    RED CARD to Sebastien Le Toux for his part in the fracas. We'll play 10 v. 10 for the final half hour.
  • 57'
    Red Card Julian De Guzman
  • 57'
    RED CARD to TFC's Julian de Guzman, who seemed to have taken a swing at a Vancouver player after a melee involving Sebatien Le Toux and Ryan Johnson. Not smart from the hometown boy.
  • 56'
    CLOSE CALL! Joe Cannon stops a wildly bouncing ball right on the line.
  • 55'
    Looks like Danny Koevermans will take Avila';s spot in the TFC lineup.
  • 54'
    Eric Avila getting attended to just outside the centre circle. TFC subs warming up.
  • 53'
    Toronto's Jeremy Hall puts a low driven shot well to the right of Joe Cannon. Poor decision by the right back, who had time to take a touch and perhaps dish to a teammate.
  • 52'
    TFC skies a shot after some good passing play. Vancouver still looking a tad listless.
  • 48'
    Yellow Card Ashtone Morgan
  • 48'
    Correction, it was Morgan who was carded.
  • 48'
    Whitecaps' Le Toux is down on the pitch after a clumsy tackle from Doneil Henry. Yellow card issued to the TFC player.
  • 46'
    Second half is underway!
  • If the score holds, Toronto will advance. I suspect that we'll see Martin Rennie make some offensive changes to start the second half, as Vancouver has to go for a goal in the final 45 minutes.
  • 45' + 2'
    And that's the half! Teams are deadlocked a zeroes, but it must be said that TFC carried the play for most of that half.
  • 45' + 1'
    Toronto's Julian de Guzman takes a hopeful effort from 25 yards that sails high.
  • 45'
    Yellow Card Sebastien Le Toux
  • 45'
    Yellow card to Le Toux for a nasty sliding tackle on Ashtone Morgan.
  • 43'
    Frings scuffs a shot well wide, after lining it up nicely from about twenty yards out. You can tell he hasn't played much recently.
  • 41'
    The lion's share of the play has shifted to the middle third of the pitch now, with TFC having a slight advantage in terms of creating an attack. Still not enough to do any damage.
  • 37'
    On the ensuing free kick, Plata taps it to Frings, who BLASTS the ball just wide. It fooled much of the crowd into thinking it was in.
  • 36'
    Yellow Card Fernando Bonjour
  • 36'
    Yellow to Vancouver's Bonjour, as he takes down a TFC players who was clear in on goal.
  • 33'
    Refree Petrescu showing that he's not afraid to blow the whistle, calling a foul on Toronto. Crowd doesn't agree, of course.
  • 32'
    Corner kick to Vancouver after Kocic palms the ball out. Nothing comes of it, though.
  • 31'
    Yellow Card Torsten Frings
  • 31'
    Yellow card to Torsten Frings as he hits Thorrington with a hard, late challenge that could be heard all the way up in the press box.
  • 28'
    Pace has settled down a bit as both teams battle it out in the midfield. Not much in the way of scoring chances over the past few minutes.
  • 23'
    Vancouver;s Thorrington shoots just over the bar after receiving a good ball at the top of the Toronto area. The Whitecaps showing thast they have some life, now.
  • 22'
    Vancouver gets its best opportunity as a floated free kick sent into the Toronto box is headed just wide. TFC has been burned by set piece defending in the recent past.
  • 19'
    The crowd is howling for a penalty as it appears that one of the Vancouver players may have made contact with the ball using his arm. No call from Petrescu.
  • 18'
    Another goal kick to Vancouver's Cannon. Almost all the play has been in his half thus far.
  • 15'
    Still lots of TFC pressure so far, but nothing to show for it. Vancouver won't mind this so much as long as they don't concede.
  • 12'
    Floated free kick by Frings. Vancouver clears and Le Toux has a foot race with TFC's Morgan nearly the length of the field. Le Toux is forced to play it out for a throw-in.
  • 9'
    Corner kick to Toronto. After bobbling around in the Vancouver area, the Whitecaps clear the ball from danger.
  • 7'
    NARROW MISS! Frings once again floats in a diagonal ball to Plata, who dives in and makes enough contact to sent the ball agonizingly across the face of Cannon's goal. TFC pressing.
  • 5'
    Shot saved by Cannon. Nothing too threatening from TFC, but they seem eager to get forward from the outset.
  • 4'
    TFC's Plata gets a semi-dangerous cross in after receiving a nice, floated pass from Frings.
  • 3'
    This has the makings of a chippy match already, with a few hard challenges already having being thrown around.
  • 1'
    And we're off! Referee Silviu Petrescu has blown the whistle to start the game!
  • We're just waiting for the players to come out of the tunnel.
  • The teams drew last week in the first leg at BC Place, with the 1-1 scoreline giving TFC a slighth advantage due to away goals. Toronto can win the Voyageurs Cup with a 0-0 draw, while a 1-1 score will force extra time.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps starting XI: Cannon, Rochat, DeMerit, Bonjour, Lee, Thorrington, Davidson, Koffie, Camilo, Hassli, LeToux
  • Toronto FC XI: Kocic; Hall, Cann, Henry, Morgan; de Guzman, Frings, Avila; Lambe, Johnson, Plata
  • It's a perfect evening for soccer down by the lake shore in Toronto. Right now it's 21 degrees with not so much as a cloud in sight. Weather will not be a problem for tonight's match!