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Disaster struck for the Vancouver Whitecaps permitting Toronto FC a 2-2 attract Wednesday’s opening recreation of the Canadian Championship closing.

Vancouver defender Doneil Henry headed a ball into his personal internet late in additional time to provide Toronto the tie. Henry was making an attempt to clear a shot by Toronto’s Justin Morrow. Vancouver goaltender Stefan Marinovic laid on the sphere for a number of minutes after the objective.

Vancouver Whitecaps accept 2-2 tie with Toronto FC after Doneil Henry’s personal objective. 1:35

It was a stunning finish for the Whitecaps who regarded to have the sport in hand after second-half substitute Erik Hurtado gave Vancouver a 2-1 lead within the 84th minute.

With the match tied 1-1, and Vancouver taking part in a person brief, midfielder Russell Teibert fed an extended cross to Hurtado, who had bought behind the Toronto defence. He settled the ball down, then took a low shot that beat Toronto goalkeeper Clint Irwin.

Toronto midfielder Jonathan Osorio and Vancouver striker Kei Kamara had exchanged first-half targets lower than two minutes aside.

The Whitecaps have been compelled to play with 10 males when midfielder Felipe was proven a crimson card within the 46th minute following a sort out on Toronto’s Marco Delgado. That produced a loud refrain of boos from the group of 16,833 at BC Place Stadium.

Felipe Martins of the Whitecaps reacts after receiving a crimson card for a sort out on Toronto FC’s Marky Delgado, throughout added time within the first half. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press )

The second recreation of the two-match, total-goal sequence might be performed Wednesday at BMO Field in Toronto.

Besides claiming the Voyageurs Cup, the winner earns a spot within the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League and a chance to win a spot within the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Whitecaps opened the scoring within the 24th minute after Toronto ahead Tosaint Ricketts was referred to as for a hand ball within the field off a Cristian Techera nook kick. Kamara calmly put the ball into the higher left-hand nook.

Vancouver had little time to rejoice earlier than Toronto answered. Delgado, slicing down the left wing, swung a cross into the field that Osorio blasted dwelling.

Whitecaps winger Alphonso Davies had a powerful recreation, organising a number of good probabilities. In the 73rd minute he raced down the sphere and fired a shot that Irwin stopped with a diving save. Irwin additionally blocked midfielder Yordy Reyna on a free kick from exterior the field within the 79th minute.

Whitecaps’ Alphonso Davies, left, stumbles as he makes an attempt to achieve management of the ball whereas being marked by Toronto FC’s Chris Mavinga. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press )

The early levels of the sport noticed the Whitecaps content material to play defence whereas Toronto prodded for the necessary away objective. Both defender Ashtone Morgan and ahead Jozy Altidore had pictures that Stefan Marinovic simply dealt with. In the 19th minute Altidore headed a ball simply previous the nook of the online.

The Whitecaps had a great probability within the 16th minute when Techera’s rising, left-footed shot from distance went by way of the goalkeeper’s palms and bounced off the cross bar. Just a couple of minutes earlier than being despatched off Felipe was open within the field however hit the facet of the online.

This is the seventh time the Whitecaps have reached the championship closing, however their solely victory was in 2015. Defending champion Toronto has gained six instances.

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