Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
All-Canadian final is set
by Paul Kennedy, October 5th, 2009 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[USL-1] The USL First Division trophy will remain in Canada. The defending champion Vancouver Whitecaps, held on for a 3-3 tie with regular-season champion Portland in a wild game before 14,283 fans Sunday afternoon and won their semifinal series, 5-4, on aggregate. The Whitecaps will meet the Montreal Impact, which made it four wins in four playoff games with a 2-1 win at Puerto Rico.

Vancouver traveled to Portland with a 2-1 advantage and went ahead 3-1 on Marcus Haber's fourth-minute goal, but the Timbers pulled even at the half on a pair of goals by Brian Farber.

Martin Nash put Vancouver ahead for good with a free kick in the 60th minute, and St. Vincent & Grenadines international Marlon James made it 3-2 on the afternoon and 5-3 overall in the 71st minute.

Former U.S. U-17 Alex Nimo scored from 20 yards to give Timbers' fans hope, but a late flurry could not produce a fifth Timber goal in the series.

Montreal added to its 2-1 advantage from the first leg with Antiguan Peter Byers' goal in the second minute. Josh Hansen drew the Islanders within one goal on aggregate from the penalty spot with four minutes to play, but Cuban Eduardo Sebrango ended Puerto Rico's hopes of its first USL-1 title with a goal in stoppage time.

Vancouver will host the first leg of the final Saturday. The second leg will be played in Montreal at a date yet to be confirmed.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Trade Central: Friday's deals    
After two disastrous years in England, Brek Shea is back in MLS, signing with expansion club ...
MLS lines up exciting tripleheader for first Sunday    
MLS will open its 2015 season on March 6 when the defending champion LA Galaxy hosts ...
Video Pick: Alex Meier on Fire     
The leading scorer in the Europe's highest scoring league is a player you may not have ...
What They're Saying: Chris Wondolowski    
"I'm not over it. I'm not sure I'll ever get over it. [Pause] I actually think ...
U.S. U-20s win at San Pedro Sula    
San Pedro Sula is no easy place to play as the USA (2-1 loser in the ...
Press and Lloyd combine for all seven in U.S. win    
After a tie and loss in its first two games at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
What They're Saying: Juergen Klopp    
"He took a wrong turn at some point. But everything is back to normal now. He ...
TV Report: MLS expansion teams ink local deals    
As expected, New York City FC has entered into a multi-year agreement with YES Network, while ...
Timbers land Wake's Vidovich to run T2    
The Portland Timbers, who dipped into the college ranks to get head coach Caleb Porter, have ...
Veterans in demand as Re-Entry Draft concludes    
Stage 2 of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft offered up fair doses of everything, as did ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives