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Nutrilite Canadian Championship – SECOND LEG RESCHEDULED for July 2 – 1st leg Vancouver WhiteCaps vs. Toronto FC 1-1 – Quotes and VIDEO highlights

Nutrilite Canadian Championship – SECOND LEG RESCHEDULED for July 2 – 1st leg Vancouver WhiteCaps vs. Toronto FC 1-1 – Quotes and VIDEO highlights

NUTRILITE CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND LEG  RESCHEDULED for July 2, 2o11
Canadian Soccer Association has inspected BMO Field and the second leg of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship will not be played on Thursday morning.
The match has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will play earlier that week (Wednesday June 29 at 7:30 p.m.) in a regularly scheduled MLS encounter. The second match on July 2 will decide the Canadian champion for a place in the 2011/12 CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round.
The July 2 match at BMO Field will be played in its entirety from nil-nil. The first leg of this tie was a 1-1 draw in Vancouver. The second match was abandoned Wednesday night after two long delays once play had resumed.
Ticket holders for Wednesday night’s match will be able to attend by presenting their ticket at the gate on July 2. More details to follow on the ticketing aspect in coming days.
Toronto FC is just 90 minutes away from a third straight Nutrilite Canadian Championship thanks to an away goal scored by Maicon Santos that earned the Reds a 1-1 draw in Vancouver on Wednesday night. It was a deft touch by Maicon, one that gives TFC a definite advantage heading into the home leg of this cup final on Wednesday, May 25 at BMO Field TICKETS INFO – with the winner receiving the Canadian spot in the 2011/12 CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round.
SCORING SUMMARY
1-0   VAN — Eric Hassli (Davide Chiumiento) 64’
1-1   TOR – Maicon Santos (Nick Soolsma) 73’
MISCONDUCT SUMMARY
TOR — Dicoy Williams, caution 52′
VAN – Gershon Koffie, caution 68′
VAN – Terry Dunfield, caution 77′
TORONTO FC 24.Stefan Frei; 27.Richard Eckersley, 31.Dicoy Williams,12.Adrian Cann, 8.Dan Gargan; 23.Jacob Peterson (26.Matthew Gold 33’), 6.Julian de Guzman 22.Tony Tchani (16.Oscar Cordon 45’); 18.Nick Soolsma, 29.Maicon Santos, 7.Joao Plata (20.Ty Harden 76’)
Unused substitutes: 30.Milos Kocic; 3.Nana Attakora; 11.Nathan Sturgis; 1.Alen Stevanovic
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 18. Jay Nolly; 25.Jonathan Leathers, 14. Greg Janicki,6.Jay DeMerit; 4.Alain Rochat; 20. Davide Chiumiento, 7. Terry Dunfield, 28.
Gershon Koffie, 22.Shea Salinas (31.Russell Teibert 83’); 29. Eric Hassli (17.Omar Salgado 73’), 37.Camilo (16. Nizar Khlafan 78’)
Unused substitutes: 1. Joe
Cannon; 8. Wes Knight, 12.Jeb Brovsky, 50.Mouloud Akloul
Referee: Silviu Petrescu Assistants: Darren Clark, Kevin Duliba
4th official: Drew Fischer Attendance: 15,474
TORONTO FC
Aron Winter – Toronto FC head coach
“We didn’t play well but sometimes even when you don’t play well, to get a good result, its good.”
“No, we didn’t steal a point. We got a good result, this wasn’t a stolen point.”
“I think that they played a little bit different, but at that moment in the second half, we didn’t do things as expected and they got a lot of space at that moment.”
“First of all, before we play against Vancouver [again], we have another game and I’m focused about and then after I will think about Vancouver.”
Adrian Cann – Toronto FC
defender – played 90 minutes
“We did all right considering it was a road game. It was a battle out there. I thought Vancouver played well, we were fortunate to be able to pull back the goal to make it a tie. Going back to Toronto is going to be another battle. Knowing that we have the fan support in that atmosphere, it’s going to be a great night.”
“I thought Vancouver created a number of chances, but we created some opportunities as well. I think it was just a grind and going into Wednesday, it’s going to be a battle to the end. A full 90 minutes, maybe even longer.”
Stefan Frei – Toronto FC
goalkeeper – played 90 minutes
“I really like how we responded to going down a goal, that is definitely something we have to take a positive from.” “The Voyageurs Cup is what we want to win and that is going to require a good performance on Wednesday.”Nutrilite Canadian Championship logo
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
Teitur Thordarson – Whitecaps FC head coach
“I’m disappointment with the result but I am proud of
the guys. I think they played extremely well. I thought we dominated the game for 75 minutes. It’s unbelievable that we didn’t score more goals.”
“In a way, absolutely, we make a little mistake, there is no doubt about that, but I feel like [the draw] was undeserved.”
“The reason I made changes up top was because the guys who started the game were getting tired, I wanted more pressure. We got some scoring chances out of it but not enough to score. “
“I think our chances are quite good, even if they have an away goal. If we can manage to come out with an effort like this today, then I definitely think we will be able to score in Toronto.”
Jay DeMerit – Whitecaps FC defender – played 90 minutes
“I thought overall today we played very well. Again, you look at situations like this and it’s always frustrating to walk off the field with a 1-1 draw after the way we dominated the game tonight. But you have to look at the positives, you have to think that it’s half-time and you have to think that if we go to think that if we go do that there we’ll come out on the right end, winning. I guess that has to be the positive thinking in a two-leg series.”
Eric Hassli (through translator) – Whitecaps FC striker – played 73 minutes
“Obviously it was great to score but in the end I didn’t feel that we got a good result and it was disappointing for the team.”
Jay Nolly – Whitecaps FC goalkeeper – played 90 minutes
“We definitely created a lot more chances than they did. Second half I felt that we were the better team, but they did what they needed to do. We should take some confidence out of this game that we were positive and we were creating good chances, going forward with number and we were defending well. There are a lot of good things to take from this game but we’re definitely disappointed with the chances we had that we didn’t put them away.”

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