Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
All-Canadian final is set
by Paul Kennedy, October 5th, 2009 7:01AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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
What They're Saying: Ambroise Oyongo    
"You give your heart and soul for your country, but others don't recognize your value. Still, ...
MLS: Schweinsteiger takes on role of 'icon' in Chicago    
A resume that includes eight Bundesliga crowns, a Champions League title, and a World Cup has ...
What They're Saying: Jonathan Kraft    
"We've had a lot of great options. [But] St. Louis: exceptional soccer market, exceptional owner group. ...
MLS Expansion: San Diego 'SoccerCity' petition 'crushing it'    
The San Diego group seeking to build a stadium for a proposed MLS expansion team has ...
USMNT: Christian Pulisic passes the Arena test    
For all his candor and sarcasm, Bruce Arena is not one for hyperbole. Before the USA ...
MLS: Petke vows to let loose 'caged animal' that is RSL    
A poor finish last season and bad start to 2017 prompted the dismissal of Jeff Cassar ...
MLS Moves: Red Bulls sign Wright-Phillips to new DP deal    
Scorer of 78 goals for the Red Bulls since arriving on trial during the summer of ...
Video Pick (TBT): When Chicago ruled MLS     
Can German star Bastian Schweinsteiger, who landed in the Windy City, lead the Chicago Fire to ...
Gold Cup: Third U.S. opponent will be Nicaragua     
Host USA will face Nicaragua along with Panama and Martinique at the 2017 Gold Cup. Nicaragua ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"From what I remember about Concacaf qualifying, it hasn't changed a whole lot in 12 years. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives