United Soccer Leagues First Division semifinal - The Province

Marc Weber

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. MONTREAL IMPACT

First leg
When: Friday, 5 p.m. PST
Where: Saputo Stadium, Montreal
Web radio: www.team990.com
Web TV: USLlive.com

Second leg
When: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
Radio: TEAM 1040 AM
TV: Fox Sports World Canada

The skinny

The winner of this two-game, aggregate-goals semifinal will face the winner of the Puerto Rico Islanders/Rochester Rhinos series in a one-off championship game hosted by the highest remaining seed. ... If teams are tied at the end of the second semifinal game, there will be two 15-minute overtimes (no golden goal), followed by penalty kicks.

Whitecaps (15-7-8 regular season)

D Omar Jarun is back from a hip injury. ... D Geordie Lyall (hamstring) is out, so look for M/D Lyle Martin to slide back to outside defence, opening up a starting wing position for Justin Moose. ... Bolivian M Vicente Arze has been named as a finalist for USL-1 rookie of the year.

Impact (12-12-6 regular season)

F Roberto Brown scored twice in a 2-1 win Wednesday over CD Olimpia in Honduras. ... D Adam Braz is suspended tonight.

Head-to-head

April 12, Swangard -- Vancouver 1 Montreal 0 (Sebrango); May 19, Saputo -- Vancouver 0 Montreal 0; June 17, Saputo* -- Montreal 2 Vancouver 0 (Jefferson, Gjertsen); June 25, Swangard* -- Montreal 2 Vancouver 0 (Brown, Testo); Sept. 13, Swangard -- Vancouver 1 Montreal 0 (Gbeke).

*Nutrilite Canadian Championship

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