Canadian Championship final preview Toronto FC August 8 2018

Preview: 'Caps open Canadian Championship final at BC Place on Wednesday

VANCOUVER, BC – Whitecaps FC start their quest to win the Voyageurs Cup for the first time since 2015 when they host the first of two legs against Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship final on Wednesday. TICKETS: http://ow.ly/iowX30liX4n. 

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. PT  |  TV: TSN1, TSN4  | RADIO: TSN 1040

STORYLINES

Home comforts: Whitecaps FC have never lost at home against Toronto FC in Canadian Championship history. Vancouver are 3-0-4 in seven previous meetings, winning the home leg in 2009, 2014, and 2016.

Looking for revenge: Wednesday’s matchup is Vancouver’s first against Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship since a heart-breaking stoppage time goal won the cup for Toronto on away goals in 2016. Five current ‘Caps played in that encounter: Alphonso Davies, Erik Hurtado, Nicolás Mezquida, Russell Teibert, and Kendall Waston.

Don’s reunion: Doneil Henry faces his former club for the first time since leaving Toronto FC in 2014. The defender grew up Brampton, Ontario and joined the club in 2008, making 93 MLS appearances before moving to West Ham United in England.

PREVIOUS CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 2-0 win vs. Montreal Impact at BC Place
Toronto FC: 4-0 win vs. Ottawa Fury FC at BMO Field

LEADING GOALSCORERS

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Kei Kamara (10 goals in all competitions)
Toronto FC: Jonathan Osorio (14 goals in all competitions)

DID YOU KNOW?

Doneil Henry (3) and Nicolas Mezquida (3) are only two goals behind the all-time Canadian Championship leading goalscorers Tomi Ameobi (5) and Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco (5).

QUOTEABLE

“We know exactly what we need to do to get into the playoffs and win the Canadian Championship. Everybody will need to be used and everybody needs to be ready when their chance comes.” – Doneil Henry

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