[AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP]The Montreal Impact has never beaten Toronto FC in the Amway Canadian Championship -- Canada's Concacaf Champions League qualifier -- and that didn't change Wednesday night as Toronto FC prevailed, 2-0, in the first leg of their semifinal series. Two goals in the last nine minutes earned the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps a 3-2 win over the NASL's FC Edmonton in the other match.
Canadian U-20 defender Doneil Henry and former Cal forward Andrew Wiedeman scored for Toronto, which is now 7-0-2 against Montreal in the Canadian championship dating back to the Impact's days as a Division II team.
Recently acquired Italian forward Daniele Paponi made his debut for the Impact, which was playing the first of a six-game stretch to be played in just 18 days.
Edmonton coach Colin Miller was ejected for dissent after a penalty was awarded to Vancouver and converted by Camilo for the equalizer in the 81st minute. Seven minutes later, Tommy Heinemann scored from close range to give the 'Caps the win.
Camilo had put Vancouver ahead but Edmonton then went ahead on goals by Michael Cox and Guyana international Chris Nurse.