Whitecaps defeat Impact to capture first Canadian Championship
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Octavio Rivero and Tim Parker scored and the Vancouver Whitecaps won their first Voyageurs Cup title, beating the Montreal Impact 2-0 on Wednesday night in the second leg of the Canadian Championship.
The teams played to a 2-2 tie in the first leg on Aug. 12 in Montreal. Vancouver earned its second straight spot in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Rivero opened the scoring in the 39th minute, booting the ball home a split second before Christian Techera's shot would have crossed the line. Parker headed home Pedro Morales's corner in the 53rd minute.
Montreal was reduced to 10 players for the last 60 minutes after defender Victor Cabrera received a pair of yellow cards for fouls on Rivero.