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BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, May 23, 2012
Amway Canadian Championship final second leg
8 pm ET (Sportsnet One)

Eric Hassli’s 90th-minute howitzer ensured a 1-1 draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps against Toronto FC at BC Place last Wednesday, but it's the Reds who have the upper hand heading into the second leg of Amway Canadian Championship finals.

ACC: Ambitious Rennie pushing 'Caps for more production

Rennie wants to push the envelope; challenges team for more results
Vancouver boss wants more from team

Martin Rennie

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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Head coach Martin Rennie came to Vancouver with a reputation for being ambitious, and his comments following last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with the Seattle Sounders perhaps best summed up the new mentality he’s trying to bring to the club.

ACC: TFC shake off latest league loss with finale ahead

Getting over disastrous league form key ahead of 2nd leg of Canadian final
TFC need to leave United loss in the past

Winter - ACC

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TORONTO –There is little time for Toronto FC to dwell on their latest league loss.

The Reds play for the Amway Canadian Championship on Wednesday against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BMO Field (8 pm ET; Sportsnet One) with a chance to win their fourth consecutive Voyageurs Cup.

That means they’ll have to put their latest league failure – a 3-1 thumping at D.C. United – in the past as quickly as possible. Especially since the loss dropped TFC to 0-9-0 in MLS play.

Toronto FC continue their tale of two seasons in 2012

Toronto continue to deliver in Cup play despite going winless in MLS
TFC's tale of two seasons

Toronto FC have been playing parallel seasons.

Their MLS regular season has not gone so well, with eight losses in eight games. Their other season, however, has gone better. They advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals and now they are in pole position in the finals of the Amway Canadian Championship.


17 May 11:44 de la mañana

En réalisant le partage 1-1 à Vancouver, Toronto s’est mis en bonne position une semaine avant le match retour de la finale du Championnat canadien Amway en Ontario.

ACC: Tough finish, but "confidence growing," says Winter

TFC gives props to Hassli's wonder-strike, eyes big boost for ACC final 2nd leg at BMO
Winter: "Confidence growing" ahead of second leg

Aron Winter de Toronto FC

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Toronto FC came so painfully close to winning the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship finals in Vancouver on Wednesday.

But they came away with a 1-1 draw because of Eric Hassli’s stunning volley in stoppage time. Even Reds head coach and technical director Aron Winter had to admire it despite the pain it inflicted.

HIGHLIGHTS: Vancouver 1, Toronto 1

ACC: Hassli's highlight show rolls on with crucial goal

'Caps ride their red-hot striker when they need him most, saving survival in ACC finals
Hassli's highlight show rolls on

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Eric Hassli highlight reel has a new addition.

The big Frenchman’s spectacular stoppage-time volley on Wednesday salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship finals, ensuring the 'Caps won't head to Toronto next week with a mountain to climb.

HIGHLIGHTS: Vancouver 1, Toronto 1

ACC Recap: Hassli's stunning late volley grabs tie for 'Caps

French striker comes off bench to strike in injury time, puts 'Caps back into tie

Eric Hassli volleys in the winner vs. TFC

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Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Eric Hassli’s 90th-minute howitzer ensured a 1-1 draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps against Toronto FC at BC Place on Wednesday, meaning the Amway Canadian Championship finals are all square at the halfway point of the series.

Toronto must have thought they had the first leg won, after a 66th-minute headed goal from Ryan Johnson — off Julian de Guzman’s pinpoint cross — looked to be enough to give the Reds a slender advantage to take back to BMO Field.


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Mié, 05/16/2012 - 10:00pm
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BC Place
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BC Place
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1st Leg
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16 May 11:57 de la mañana

Qui représentera le Canada lors de la prochaine Ligue des champions ? Nous aurons un premier élément de réponse ce soir, suite à la finale aller du Championnat canadien Amway entre Vancouver et Toronto (22h00 HE).

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