The Vancouver Whitecaps used a second-half goal from Ethan Gage to defeat the Montreal Impact 1-0 last night in Burnaby, B.C., and set up a showdown with Toronto FC next week in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship.
The Whitecaps and Toronto both have six points in the three-team, six-game tournament. The loss ended any hope Montreal had of defending its Canadian title.
The winning goal came after Montreal defender Eduardo Sebrango, a former Whitecap, tried to clear the ball from in front of his own net. Gage, an 18-year-old from Cochrane, Alta., intercepted and beat Montreal goalkeeper Matt Jordan from about 18 yards out.
Whitecap captain Martin Nash drew a yellow card in the 36th minute, his second of the tournament, and will be suspended for Tuesday's game against Toronto.