VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Whitecaps rookie Kekuta Manneh is hoping his breakout game against FC Dallas this past Saturday earns him a starting spot in his side’s second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal against FC Edmonton on Wednesday night at BC Place (10 pm ET, Sportsnet).
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. FC EDMONTON
BC PLACE, Vancouver, BC
May 1, 2013 (Amway Canadian Championship Semifinal, Leg 2)
10 pm ET/7 pm PT (Sportsnet)
Canadian Championship: Despite fan reaction, Montreal Impact's Marco Schallibaum defends squad rotation
MONTREAL – Impact manager Marco Schällibaum insists there is no player on his squad he doesn’t trust.
The Swiss coach was typically coy about his lineup on the eve of Montreal’s Amway Canadian Championship semifinal second leg against Toronto FC on Wednesday night at Stade Saputo (7:30 pm ET, Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada). But no matter who makes it, Schällibaum is fully confident that his club can score the three goals they need to overturn Toronto’s 2-0 win from last Wednesday.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Whitecaps Designated Player Kenny Miller was set to return from a hamstring injury this week, but on Monday suffered a setback which should push his return back another two weeks or more.
That means no involvement for the Scotsman in Wednesday’s second leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal tie against NASL side FC Edmonton (10 pm ET, Sportsnet).
TORONTO – With three matches over the next nine days, Toronto FC couldn’t have been hit by the injury bug at a worse time.
Ryan Nelsen will likely be without as many as five regulars as TFC look to close out the Montreal Impact in their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal second leg at Stade Saputo on Wednesday (7:30 pm ET, Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada).