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Sports TFC shock Whitecaps with late equalizer in 1st leg of Canadian Championship

16:07  09 august  2018
16:07  09 august  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Teen forward Akinola shows his skills

  Teen forward Akinola shows his skills TORONTO - Ayo Akinola scored his first senior goal for Toronto FC on Wednesday night with coach Greg Vanney, taking off his American hat, campaigning post-game for the Canadian Soccer Association to get moving and woo the 18-year-old forward into the Canadian fold. Born in Detroit but raised in nearby Brampton from an early age, Akinola is a TFC homegrown player who has represented the U.S. at the under-17 level. His younger brother Tom is a member of the Toronto FC academy and has attended a Canadian under-14 camp.

TFC 's Giovinco to sit out first leg of Canadian Championship . The Whitecaps needed a late goal from Erik Hurtado to tie New York City FC 2-2 Saturday in the Bronx while Toronto settled for a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United FC.

Toronto FC coach Aron Winter was not impressed with his team's effort Wednesday night, but he was not about to complain about the final score.

a rugby player with a football ball: Doneil Henry, left, of the Whitecaps heads the ball into his own net in the 95th minute as keeper Stefan Marinovic attempts to make the save, during Vancouver's 2-2 draw with TFC in the first leg of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday.© Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Doneil Henry, left, of the Whitecaps heads the ball into his own net in the 95th minute as keeper Stefan Marinovic attempts to make the save, during Vancouver's 2-2 draw with TFC in the first leg of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday.

Disaster struck for the Vancouver Whitecaps allowing Toronto FC a 2-2 draw in Wednesday's opening game of the Canadian Championship final.

Vancouver defender Doneil Henry headed a ball into his own net late in extra time to give Toronto the tie. Henry was trying to clear a shot by Toronto's Justin Morrow. Vancouver goaltender Stefan Marinovic laid on the field for several minutes after the goal.

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Canadian Championship : Final - 1 st Leg : Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC. Gareth Wheeler. Is a comeback in the cards for TFC ? The Whitecaps needed a late goal from Erik Hurtado to tie New York City FC 2-2 Saturday in the Bronx while Toronto settled for a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United FC.

It was a shocking end for the Whitecaps who looked to have the game in hand after second-half substitute Erik Hurtado gave Vancouver a 2-1 lead in the 84th minute.

With the match tied 1-1, and Vancouver playing a man short, midfielder Russell Teibert fed a long pass to Hurtado, who had got behind the Toronto defence. He settled the ball down, then took a low shot that beat Toronto goalkeeper Clint Irwin.

Toronto midfielder Jonathan Osorio and Vancouver striker Kei Kamara had exchanged first-half goals less than two minutes apart.

The Whitecaps were forced to play with 10 men when midfielder Felipe was shown a red card in the 46th minute following a tackle on Toronto's Marco Delgado. That produced a loud chorus of boos from the crowd of 16,833 at BC Place Stadium.

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The Canadian Championship (French: Championnat canadien) is an annual soccer tournament contested by premier Canadian professional teams.

The 2018 Canadian Championship is a soccer tournament hosted and organized by the Canadian Soccer Association. It is the eleventh edition of the annual Canadian Championship .

The second game of the two-match, total-goal series will be played Wednesday at BMO Field in Toronto.

Besides claiming the Voyageurs Cup, the winner earns a place in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League and an opportunity to win a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Whitecaps opened the scoring in the 24th minute after Toronto forward Tosaint Ricketts was called for a hand ball in the box off a Cristian Techera corner kick. Kamara calmly put the ball into the upper left-hand corner.

Vancouver had little time to celebrate before Toronto answered. Delgado, slicing down the left wing, swung a pass into the box that Osorio blasted home.

Whitecaps winger Alphonso Davies had a strong game, setting up several good chances. In the 73rd minute he raced down the field and fired a shot that Irwin stopped with a diving save. Irwin also blocked midfielder Yordy Reyna on a free kick from outside the box in the 79th minute.

Toronto FC salvages draw against Whitecaps

  Toronto FC salvages draw against Whitecaps Toronto FC salvages draw against WhitecapsVancouver defender Doneil Henry headed a ball into his own net late in extra time to give Toronto the tie. Henry was trying to clear a shot by Toronto's Justin Morrow. Vancouver goaltender Stefan Marinovic laid on the field for several minutes after the goal.

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The early stages of the game saw the Whitecaps content to play defence while Toronto prodded for the important away goal. Both defender Ashtone Morgan and forward Jozy Altidore had shots that Stefan Marinovic easily handled. In the 19th minute Altidore headed a ball just past the corner of the net.

The Whitecaps had a good chance in the 16th minute when Techera's rising, left-footed shot from distance went through the goalkeeper's hands and bounced off the cross bar. Just a few minutes before being sent off Felipe was open in the box but hit the side of the net.

a person standing in front of a crowd: Felipe Martins of the Whitecaps reacts after receiving a red card for a tackle on Toronto FC's Marky Delgado, during added time in the first half.© Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Felipe Martins of the Whitecaps reacts after receiving a red card for a tackle on Toronto FC's Marky Delgado, during added time in the first half.

This is the seventh time the Whitecaps have reached the championship final, but their only victory was in 2015. Defending champion Toronto has won six times.

Injury-ravaged TFC still having trouble getting off the ground .
Given Toronto FC's up-and-down season, perhaps it's no surprise that the team's flight home from San Francisco was cancelled Sunday. The team had been scheduled to land in Toronto at 8:30 p.m. local time. Instead, due to mechanical issues, it got home at 6:30 Monday morning after taking the red-eye following a disappointing 1-1 draw Saturday night with the league-worst San Jose Earthquakes. "Even the plane got hurt," quipped star striker Sebastian Giovinco, who is nursing a groin issue himself.

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