May 4, 2011 MLS--TFC Knocks FC Edmonton Out of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship (from

TFC Knocks FC Edmonton Out of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship
Toronto Moves on After Posting a 4-0 Aggregate Score
FC Edmonton vs TFC May 4 in Toronto 

Toronto, ON- FC Edmonton came into Wednesday night’s second leg of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship needing to win by four goals.
A tough task against an MLS side was made even tougher in the 21stminute when Alan Gordon found himself all alone in the 18 yard box and was able 
to receive the ball and hammer it past Lance Parker – starting in goal for the first time for FC Edmonton.
The home team had most of the chances in the first 45 but FC Edmonton’s backline, especially Paul Hamilton, made some big stops and blocks to keep 
the score 1-0.
On the other end of the pitch FC Edmonton’s strikers were having trouble testing Stefan Frei in the TFC net. The best chances came off corners but 
nothing too difficult for the Swiss keeper to handle.
FC Edmonton started the game with a hill to climb and that hill turned into a mountain after the first 45.
In the second half FC Edmonton started to find some offence. Frei was forced to make four or five saves while Parker and the backline continued to keep 
FC Edmonton in the game.
In the 60thminute, Toronto’s Mikael Yourassowsky was given the only yellow card of the match, which led to a Kyle Yamada free kick, which was 
stopped by Frei. Six minutes later, Yamada gave his keeper a big surprise when he ran the ball into two attacking TFC players. The resulting turnover 
caught Parker off guard but the shot narrowly missed.
Later in the second half TFC continued to pour the pressure on, seeking a two-goal advantage. But Parker was up to the task and made several leaping 
saves, blocking shots with his fingertips to keep the game tight.
In the end, Coach Harry Sinkgraven said he was pleased with his team’s performance against the MLS side but would have liked to have seen his team break 
its three-game scoreless streak. They’ll try to do just that in Atlanta on Saturday.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011  
Kickoff @ 6:00 PM MST
Stadium: BMO Field
TV: Rogers Sportsnet
Series history: 0-1 

Toronto FC 1
Goal Scorers
Alan Gordon
27 - Richard Eckersly
24 - Stefan Frei
20 - Ty Harden 
12 - Adrian Cann
25 - Danleigh Borman
6 - Julian de Guzman
22 - Tony Tchani
19 - Mikael Yourassowsky
23 - Jacob Peterson
21 - Alan Gordon
7 - Joao Plata
18 - Nick Soolsma
26 - Matt Gold
29 - Maicon Santos

Head Coach: Aaron Winter

Toronto FC have an excellent chance of moving on in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship on May 4 having scored 3 away goals in the first leg. 

Yellow card 
Mikael Yourassowsky

FC Edmonton 0
10 Kyle Yamada
20 Chris Kooy
11 Paul Craig
21 Dominic Oppong
12 Niko Saler
22 Daniel Antoniuk
13 Conrad Smith
23 Lance Parker
15 Shawn Chin
24 Antonio Rago
17 Mutanda Kwesele
27 Sam Lam
18 Paul Hamilton
Head Coach: Harry Sinkgraven

FC Edmonton is coming into this game down 3-0 on aggregate. Shaun Saiko is suspended for this leg after receiving a red card in Edmonton on April 27.

FC Edmonton's Man of the Match: Chris Kooy

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