By Bob Mackin
- THE BUZZ
The Vancouver Whitecaps are going to the United Soccer Leagues' First Division final for the second time in three years. The 2006 champions beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 on Sunday at Swangard Stadium to win the two-game, total-goals series 2-1 on aggregate.
- AYE, AYE CAPTAIN
Jeff Clarke beat Montreal goalkeeper Matt Jordan from almost 35 yards in the 37th minute for the winner. Eduardo Sebrango added the insurance marker in the 41st with an assist from fellow ex-Impact Charles Gbeke.
- CLARKE TALK
"It felt good when it left my foot. The ball was bobbling in the field and it just knuckled in," Clarke said. "Sometimes it goes in row Z. Sometimes it goes top corner."
- TYLER TIME
Rookie goalkeeper Tyler Baldock of Surrey made three saves for the shutout in his first appearance at Swangard in relief of Jay Nolly. Nolly was red-carded in Friday's 1-0 loss at Montreal for striking Antonio Ribeiro in the 52nd minute.
- UP NEXT
The number two seed Whitecaps will host the top-ranked Puerto Rico Islanders at Swangard Stadium in Sunday's 4 p.m. final.