USL-1 Results

Puerto Rico and Vancouver advanced to the USL First Division championship game with comeback wins in their semifinal series. The Islanders beat Rochester, the last U.S. entrant alive in the USL-1 playoffs, 3-2 on aggregate, winning thanks to Cristian Arrieta's overtime goal in the second leg. Vancouver erased Montreal's 1-0 advantage with two first-half goals in the second leg and held on for a 2-1 win. Vancouver will host the final at Swangard Stadium on Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 12.

SEMIFINALS, FIRST LEG
Oct. 3 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester 2 Puerto Rico 0. Goals:
Gregor (Palguta) 63, Menyongar (Earls) 78.
Rochester -- Vallow, Bertz, Earls, Palguta, Smith, Fitzpatrick, Gregor (Heins, 77), Kreamalmeyer, Menyongar, Ball (Guppy, 67), Delicate (Marcina, 89).
Puerto Rico -- Gaudette, Arrieta, Henry (Hansen, 89), Jones, Krause, Delgado, Miranda, Steele (Yomby, 89), Telesford, Atieno, Villegas (Gbandi, 69).
Referee: Niko Bratsis.
Att.: 7,001.

Oct. 3 in Montreal
Montreal 1 Vancouver 0. Goal: Ribeiro (Byers) 61.
Montreal -- Jordan, Gatti, Joqueviel, Pizzolitto, Uwimana (Jefferson, 86), Donatelli, Grande, Placentino (Aguilera, 87), Ribeiro (Gjertsen, 76), Biello (Brillant, 69), Byers.
Vancouver -- Nolly, Charles, Clarke, Kindel, Martin, Moose (Gage, 73), Nash, Trafford (Jarun, 63), Valente (Hirano, 81), Gbeke (Baldock, 55), Sebrango..
Red card: Vancouver -- Nolly 52.
Referee: Steve DePiero.
Att.: 12,002

SEMIFINALS, SECOND LEG
Oct. 5 in Bayamon
Puerto Rico 3 Rochester 0. Goals: Noel 10, Atieno (Delgado) 33, Arrieta (Villegas) 119
Puerto Rico -- Gaudette, Arrieta, Rivera, Yomby, Krause, Delgado (Villegas, 64), Gbandi, Steele, Telesford (Marcelin, 70), Atieno (Ojeda, 117), Noel (Hansen, 110).
Rochester -- Vallow, Bertz (Bonseu, 82), Earls, Palguta, Smith, Fitzpatrick, Gregor (Guppy, 69), Kreamalmeyer, Menyongar, Ball (Heins, 13), Marcina (Delicate, 49).
Referee: Tony Russo.
Att.: 9,112.
(Puerto Rico wins 3-2 on aggregate.)

Oct. 5 in Burnaby, B.C.
Vancouver 2 Montreal 0. Goals: Clarke (Kindel) 37, Sebrango (Gbeke) 41.
Vancouver -- Baldock, Charles, Clarke (Jarun, 74), Kindel, Martin, Moose (Hirano, 75), Nash, Gage, Valente, Gbeke (Addlery, 77), Sebrango (Jordan, 89).
Montreal -- Jordan, Gatti (Josqueviel, 88), Braz, Pizzolitto (Donatelli, 70), Pesoli, Brillant (Byers, 56), Grande (Ribeiro, 64), Testo, Ribeiro, Biello (Placentino, 45), Brown, Gjersten.
Referee: Dave Gantar.
Att.: 4,992.
(Vancouver wins 2-1 on aggregate.)

 

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