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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

Canadian Championship Preview: Toronto FC - Vancouver Whitecaps

Canadian Championship Preview: Toronto FC - Vancouver Whitecaps

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With the teams deadlocked at 1-1, Toronto FC carries a slight advantage over the Vancouver Whitecaps going into the Canadian Championship final second leg.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Henry, Cann, Morgan; de Guzman, Frings, Johnson; Soolsma, Koevermans, Plata

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L ankle surgery); FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery); DF Miguel Aceval (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery)

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Rochat; Davidson, Koffie, Thorrington; Le Toux, Hassli, Camilo


INJURY REPORT


OUT: GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery);

QUESTIONABLE: FW Atiba Harris (quad)

  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.
  • This is the 12th meeting between Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps. They played each other twice in Major League Soccer last season, but before that played each other six times during Canadian Championship play while the Whitecaps played in North America's second tier.
  • The teams have been an even record against each other, with each team winning three times and the remaining five matches ending in draws.
  • This is a rematch of last season's Canadian Championship final, which Toronto FC won 3-2 on aggregate.
  • 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.
  • Toronto FC has lost all nine of its MLS league matches, while the Whitecaps sit in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 5-3-3.

Players to watch

R. Johnson

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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E. Hassli

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Toronto

Whitecaps

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
61%
35%

Top 3 Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
8 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Toronto FC TOR
2 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Toronto FC TOR
0 - 2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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