Mezquida vs. Piette - Montreal

Must-win: Breaking down the scenarios for Wednesday's Canadian Championship semifinal at BC Place

After a 1-0 loss in last week’s first leg, Vancouver Whitecaps FC host Montreal Impact in a must-win second leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal on Wednesday night at BC Place (7 p.m. PT kickoff – tickets still available). Here’s how the ‘Caps can advance to the tournament final, keeping in mind it’s a two-leg aggregate series with away goals as the tiebreaker.

Whitecaps FC advance with:

  • Any win by at least two goals

The match will go to extra time with:

  • A 1-0 Whitecaps FC win

In the event of a 1-0 win for the ‘Caps, there will be 30 minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves). The full 30 minutes must be played regardless of any goals scored and the away goals rule remains in effect. If no goals are scored in extra time, the match will be decided by a penalty shootout.

Montreal advance with:

  • Any win
  • Any draw
  • Any one-goal loss with at least one away goal (2-1, 3-2, etc…)