Shots: Montreal 9 - Vancouver 10
Shots on Goal: Montreal 2 - Vancouver 3
Saves: Montreal 2 - Vancouver 2
Fouls: Montreal 10 - Vancouver 16
Offsides: Montreal 3 - Vancouver 2
Corners: Montreal 3 - Vancouver 2
26' - MON - Hassoun Camara
31' - MON - Collen Warner
33' - MON - Marco Di Vaio
49' - VAN - Andy O'Brien
30.Evan Bush; 5.Jeb Brovsky, 13.Matteo Ferrari, 6.Hassoun Camara, 17.Dennis Iapichino; 21.Justin Mapp, 8.Patrice Bernier, 18.Collen Warner (7.Felipe 62'), 15.Andrés Romero (19.Blake Smith 72'); 33.Andrew Wenger (28.Sinisa Ubiparipovic 81'), 9.Marco Di Vaio
Substitutes not used: 1.Troy Perkins, 11.Sanna Nyassi, 34. Kari Ouimette, 55.Wandrille Lefèvre
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
18.Brad Knighton; 13.Nigel Reo-Coker, 40.Andy O'Brien, 16.Johnny Leveron, 2.Jordan Harvey; 28.Gershon Koffie, 3.Brad Rusin, 8.Matt Watson; 31.Russell Teibert, 11.Darren Mattocks (26.Corey Hertzog 65'), 4.Alain Rochat (19.Erik Hurtado 79')
Substitutes not used: 1.Joe Cannon, 12.Young-Pyo Lee, 23.Kekuta Manneh, 27.Jun Marques Davidson, 29.Tommy Heinemann
MONTREAL IMPACT VS. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
STADE SAPUTO, Montreal, QC
May 15, 2013 - Amway Canadian Championship final first leg
4:30 p.m. PT (TV: Sportsnet One, TVA Sports - Radio: TEAM 1410, CJAD 800)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS RS 3W-4L-3D - ACC 2-0-0) travel east to face Montreal Impact (MLS RS 6W-2L-2D - ACC 1-1-0) in the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship (ACC) final tonight at Stade Saputo. In the semifinals, Vancouver defeated NASL side FC Edmonton 5-2 on aggregate and Montreal defeated Toronto FC 6-2 on aggregate. Following the conclusion of the ACC final first leg against the Impact, Whitecaps FC will return home to host MLS Western Conference rivals Portland Timbers for their first match that will count towards the 2013 Cascadia Cup . Kickoff for Saturday’s match at BC Place is 4 p.m. PT.
REFEREE: Silviu Petrescu. AR1 (bench): Philippe Briere; AR2 (opposite): Lyes Arfa; 4th: Geoff Gamble
MLS Career: 63 games; FC/gm: 27; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 8; pens: 7
DISABLED LIST: none
SUSPENDED: none - VWFC Camilo Sanvezzo & Russell Teibert - IMPACT Maxim Tissot & Calum Mallace - all with one caution
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (56 meetings): Montreal Impact 29 wins … Whitecaps FC 17 win … Ties 10
AT MONTREAL (29 meetings): Montreal Impact 14 wins … Whitecaps FC 9 wins … Ties 6
RETURN MATCHES: May 29 at BC Place ACC Final Second Leg - September 21 at Stade Saputo
This will be the 57th meeting between Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact but only the second since both clubs have been in MLS. It is also their ninth meeting in the Canadian Championship, VWFC hold a slight edge at 3-2-3 (2-1-1 in Montreal).
Vancouver hosted Montreal in their inaugural MLS match on Match 10, 2012, with Whitecaps FC defeated the Impact 2-0 on goals from Le Toux and Camilo. Following the second leg of the ACC Finals in Vancouver on May 29, Vancouver will travel back to Stade Saputo for their lone MLS regular season meeting in 2013 on September 21.
Whitecaps FC’s overall record in the ACC is 9W-7L-6D (GF 25 – GA 18) including a record of 5-4-2 (GF 11 – GA 9) on the road. #7 Camilo has scored three goals, tied with former striker Eric Hassli and midfielder Ansu Toure for most goals by VWFC player in Canadian Championship play. Former TFC playmaker Dwayne De Rosario is the all-time leader in tournament goals with four.
Whitecaps FC’s record against opponents from the Eastern Conference in 2012 stood at a respectable 3-4-3, this year is 2-1-0 with wins over Toronto FC, Columbus Crew and a lone defeat at Houston Dynamo. All time in MLS play Vancouver are 8-13-8 against the east.