League1 BC: Boys make final next Saturday at BC Place


VANCOUVER, BC Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys MLS Academy defeated TSS Rovers 3-0 in the League1 BC semifinals at Ken Woods Field on Saturday. The 'Caps now advance to the League1 BC championship final next Saturday, August 5 at BC Place. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. PT, with tickets available on Ticketmaster.

The 'Caps opened the scoring six minutes in. Amir Ghaesemi sent in a great cross from the right flank, and Luke Norman was on the spot to head it in and give the 'Caps a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, Amir Ghasemi struck one into the net in the 58th minute to make it 2-0. Joven Mann then added a third with a calm finish in the box in the 71st minute.

Finally in the 85th minute, Sydney Wathuta rounded out the scoring for a 4-0 final.

Awaiting the 'Caps now in the final are Victoria Highlanders FC, as the regular season champions defeated the fourth place Unity FC 3-2 at Centennial Stadium on Saturday.


Referee: Niko Jecanski

Scoring summary
6' – VAN – Luke Norman (Amir Ghasemi)
58' – VAN – Amir Ghasemi
71' – VAN – Joven Mann (Luke Norman)
85' – VAN – Sydney Wathuta (Luka Assaf)

31' – TSS – Erik Edwardson 
35' – VAN – Benedict Florent
64' – TSS – Grant Verhoeven 
81' – VAN – Jaden Manetta

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys MLS Academy
80.Cohen Park; 79.Benedict Florent, 81.Nikos Clarke-Tosczak, 73.Jaden Manetta; 94.Yayo Mutombo, 77.Joven Mann (71.Luka Assaf 84'), 82.Brennen Fuerst ©, 85.Sydney Wathuta; 96.Luke Norman (98.David Ajagbe 84'), 23.Amir Ghasemi (87.Chad Baker 75'); 55.Patrick Izett (72.Kyler Vojvodic 60')

Substitutes not used
99.Matheus De Souza, 88.Aidan Fong, 89.Immanuel Mathe

TSS Rovers29.Connor Adams; 23.Fugo Segawa, 17.Danylo Smychenko © (15.John Joseph 79'), 21.Shaya Zarjampour (5.Nicholas Burret HT), 14.Tyler Dhillon (10.Matteo Polisi 55'); 2.Keji Adeniyi (12.Grant Verhoeven HT), 8.Ivan Mejia, 3.Gabriel Escobar (19.Brennen Slawter 86'); 7.Connor MacMillan, 9.Massud Habibullah (22.Kian Proctor 66'), 11.Erik Edwardson

Substitutes not used
30.Ahmed Hassona