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4. USL-1: Rhinos and Whitecaps advance to final
September 24th, 2006 11:44PM

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Vancouver and Rochester will meet in the USL First Division final Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Rhinos' PAETEC Park (TV: Fox Soccer Channel, live, 7 pm ET).

Greg Howes' goal for the Rhinos in the 52nd minute of the first leg was the only goal in the Rochester-Charleston semifinal series.

In the all-Canadian semifinal, Vancouver and Montreal played 180 minutes of scoreless soccer before the Whitecaps prevailed on two goals in overtime of the second leg to the disappointment of more than 11,000 Impact fans. Cuban Eduardo Sebrango and American Tony Donatelli scored on feeds by former U.S. U-23 player David Testo.

Rochester has won three USL-1 titles. Vancouver has never appeared in the final since joining what is now the USL-1 from the Canadian Soccer League.


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