Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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
TFC tops Caps in NCC preview, 1-0
by Ridge Mahoney, June 29th, 2011 11:41PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Many MLS coaches use non-league competitions to groom backups and younger players, but that attitude is not shared by Canadian teams when it comes to their national championship.

Both Vancouver and Toronto rested several starters for their league encounter Wednesday at BMO Field, which TFC won, 1-0, with a Nick Soolsma penalty kick early in the second half. Soolsma drew a foul from Greg Janicki in the penalty area, and took the penalty himself as well as a re-kick ordered by referee Mark Geiger for encroachment.

The teams play again Saturday at the same venue in the second leg of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship; it is the makeup of a game played May 26, when a lightning storm stopped play in the 60th minute with the score 0-0. Vancouver and Toronto tied, 1-1, in the first leg at Empire Field.

Omar Salgado started as a lone forward for the Whitecaps as head coach Tom Soehn elected to leave Designated Player Eric Hassli on the bench. Hassli came on at halftime, yet other regulars, such as defender Jay DeMerit, were not named to the game-day roster. DP midfielder Julian de Guzman was among those not fielded by TFC head coach Aron Winter.

After Soolsma’s goal -- his first in league play -- Camilo set up a chance for Salgado to equalize, but the U.S. youth international shot narrowly wide. Camilo was another sub; he replaced Russell Teibert in the 58th minute and provided Salgado that opportunity a few minutes later.

TFC, which lost 4-2 at Vancouver in the Whitecaps' MLS debut March 19, improved its record to 3-7-9 and jumped from last in the Eastern Conference into a tie for fifth. Vancouver (2-8-8) is at the bottom of the Western Conference.

The winner of the NCC title takes Canada’s spot in the 2011-12 Concacaf Champions’ League competition. It will start in the preliminary phase with a two-game series against Real Esteli of Nicaragua beginning in late July.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Freddie Adu signs Finnish club KuPS    
Freddy Adu has signed a one-year contract with Finnish club KuPS, the 11th club in 12 ...
Morris replace Johannsson on U.S. roster    
The second forward is the snake-bitten position on the U.S. national team's trip to Europe. After ...
MLS Week 4: Results & Standings    
FC Dallas became the first MLS team to reach 10 points but it wasn't easy as ...
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
The new Roughnecks celebrated the return of pro soccer to Tulsa a sellout crowd of 8,335 ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines    
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ...
USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement    
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ...
Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream    
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives