Match information: FC Edmonton vs. Whitecaps FC

Match information: FC Edmonton vs. Whitecaps FC

May 2, 2012 (Amway Canadian Championship)
7 p.m. PT (SNET Pacific and West)

Scoring Summary:
18' - VAN - Eric Hassli (Omar Salgado)
41' - VAN - Atiba Harris

Unofficial Match Stats:
Shots: Edmonton 15 - Vancouver 11
Shots on Goal: Edmonton 3 - Vancouver 5
Saves: Edmonton 3 - Vancouver 3
Fouls: Edmonton 13 - Vancouver 12
Offsides: Edmonton 0 - Vancouver 3
Corners: Edmonton 4 - Vancouver 7

67' - EDM - Shaun Saiko
73' - VAN - Jordan Harvey
74' - EDM - Ilja Van Leerdam

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
18.Brad Knighton; 32.Greg Klazura, 19.Carlyle Mitchell, 4.Alain Rochat, 3.Jordan Harvey; 28.Gershon Koffie, 11.John Thorrington, 20.Davide Chiumiento; 9.Atiba Harris (13.Michael Nanchoff 70'), 29.Eric Hassli (23.Long Tan 78'), 17.Omar Salgado

Substitutes: 1.Joe Cannon, 7.Sebastien Le Toux, 15.Martin Bonjour, 26.Floyd Franks, 31.Russell Teibert

FC Edmonton
22.David Monsalve; 13.Jonathan Joseph Augustin, 18.Paul Hamilton, 5. Kevin Hatchi, 26.Fabrice Lassonde; 19.Kyle Neville Porter (14.Paul Craig 77'), 21.Dominic Oppong, 8.Ilja Van Leerdam; 4.Serisay Barthelemy (11.Matt Lam 21'), 29.Yashir Pinto, 6.Shaun Saiko

Substitutes: 23.John Smits, 16.Kenny Caceros, 20.Chris Kooy, 24.Antonio Rago, 27.Fabien Vorbe

This is the first match of a two-leg semifinal series in the 2012 Amway Canadian Championship, with the second leg set for Bell Pitch at BC Place in Vancouver, BC, on Wednesday, May 9. Tonight’s match is also the first-ever meeting between Whitecaps FC and FC Edmonton, who play in the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL). Vancouver’s last visit to Edmonton and Commonwealth Stadium was for a friendly on May 13, 2008, as the ‘Caps (North American second division) defeated Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy 2-1 in front of a crowd of 37,104.

Although tonight’s match is the first-ever meeting between Whitecaps FC and FC Edmonton, it is not the first time the Blue and White have played opposition from the city of Edmonton or the province of Alberta. Dating back to 1979, Whitecaps FC played teams from Edmonton 36 times and clubs from Alberta 64 times. This included 11 meetings versus Edmonton Drillers in the old NASL between 1979 and 1982, with the ‘Caps registering an 8W-3L record overall and a 3W-3L record in Edmonton during that time. During the Canadian Soccer League era, Vancouver registered a 19W-1L-1D overall record versus Edmonton Brick Men, including a road record of 9W-1L-0D between 1987 and 1990. In the United Soccer Leagues First Division (USL-1) season of 2004, Whitecaps FC registered a 2W-1L-1D record versus Edmonton Aviators, including a 2W-0L-0D road record that year. In all, Whitecaps FC have a 29W-5L-2D record against clubs from Edmonton, including an overall record of 14W-4L-0D in the Alberta provincial capital.