The Montreal Impact became the third club in USL First Division history to win a third league championship when it beat the Vancouver Whitecaps,
3-1, Saturday before more than 13,000 fans at Stade de Saputo and captured the series, 6-3, on aggregate.
The win gave the Impact a six-game sweep in the playoffs, becoming the
first team to post a perfect record in the postseason since the 1999 Minnesota Thunder.
Montreal got goals from Americans Tony Donatelli
and Joey Gjertsen
-- both former Vancouver players -- and Panamanian international Roberto Brown
to take a 3-0 lead in the 42th
minute. Ansu Toure
pulled one back for the Caps just before halftime.
"We built up throughout the playoffs, and I think in the finals we
peaked," said Gjertsen.