WHITECAPS FC TO FACE TORONTO FC FOR THE VOYAGEURS CUP

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First leg on Tuesday, June 21 at BMO Field and second leg on Wednesday, June 29 at BC Place

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC continue their quest to defend their Voyageurs Cup on Tuesdaywhen they take on Toronto FC over two legs in the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship final.

SCHEDULE

FIRST LEG SECOND LEG
DATE: Tuesday, June 21 Wednesday, June 29
LOCATION: BMO Field (Toronto) BC Place (Vancouver)
KICKOFF: 4:30 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT
TV: TSN1/4 TSN
RADIO: TSN 1410 TSN 1040

 WHAT IS THE AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP?

The Amway Canadian Championship crowns the professional club champion of Canada. The winning team takes home the supporters-created Voyageurs Cup trophy and claim’s Canada’s spot in the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League.

WHITECAPS FC HISTORY IN THE AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

This is the fifth time in six years Whitecaps FC will play in the tournament final – and the third time they will face Toronto FC. Their previous encounters came in 2011 and 2012, Vancouver’s first two years in MLS.

2011
First Leg: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-1 Toronto FC
Second Leg: Toronto FC 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
*Toronto FC win 3-2 on aggregate

2012
First Leg: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-1 Toronto FC
Second Leg: Toronto FC 1-0 Whitecaps FC
*Toronto FC win 2-1 on aggregate

2013
First Leg: Montreal Impact 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Second Leg: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-2 Montreal Impact 
*Montreal Impact win on the away goals tiebreaker after a 2-2 aggregate draw

2015
First Leg: Montreal Impact 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Second Leg: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-0 Montreal Impact
*Whitecaps FC win 4-2 on aggregate

SERIES HISTORY AGAINST TORONTO FC

Whitecaps FC record vs. Toronto FC
2W-4L-6D in ACC
3W-3L-1D in MLS
5W-7L-7D in all competitions

In the most recent meeting between the two teams on May 14, Whitecaps FC won 4-3 in a thrilling MLS regular season match at Toronto’s BMO Field. Kekuta Manneh had two goals and an assist in an MLS Player of the Week performance. Christian Bolaños and Pedro Morales also scored for Vancouver, while Giovinco had two goals and Drew Moor one for Toronto.

Whitecaps FC have an all-time series record of 5W-7L-7D in all competitions against Toronto FC dating back to the ‘Caps days in the USL First Division when they first faced TFC in the Canadian Championship.

Specific to the Canadian Championship, Whitecaps FC are 2W-4L-6D against Toronto FC. Vancouver have yet to defeat TFC over a two leg aggregate series since the tournament moved to the current knockout format.

The most memorable Amway Canadian Championship final series between the two teams came in 2011. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Empire Field, Eric Hassli put Vancouver ahead in the second leg at BMO Field only to see the match abandoned in the 60th due inclement weather, which resulted in unplayable field conditions. The match was eventually replayed, starting at 0-0, and TFC won 2-1. 

Toronto are the most successful club in Canadian Championship history, having won the tournament four times. Their last Voyageurs Cup title was in 2012.

LIFTING THE CUP AT BC PLACE

 

This will be the third time that the Voyageurs Cup is lifted at BC Place as Whitecaps FC host the decisive second leg. 

In 2013, Vancouver twice took the lead on Montreal Impact only to see the visitors draw the match 2-2 to earn the title on the away goals rule.

Last year the ‘Caps earned redemption against the Impact and won their first Voyageurs Cup. After a 2-2 draw in Montreal, Whitecaps FC won 2-0 at BC Place for a 4-2 aggregate series victory.

RECORD CHASERS

he next time that Russell Teibert plays in the Amway Canadian Championship, he will become the tournament’s all-time leader in appearances. He is currently tied with former Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Jay Nolly at 15 appearances.

Pedro Morales, meanwhile, is currently one goal and one assist off the all-time tournament leaders.

AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOP GOALSCORERS
Tomi Ameobi, Edmonton: 5
Dwayne De Rosario, Toronto: 4
Daryl Fordyce, Edmonton: 4
Jack McInerney, Montreal: 4
Pedro Morales, Vancouver: 4
Camilo Sanvezzo, Vancouver: 4

AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP MOST ASSISTS
Justin Mapp, Montreal: 5
Hanson Boakai, Edmonton: 4
Davide Chiumiento, Vancouver: 4
Pedro Morales, Vancouver: 4

 

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