Sunday, September 24, 2006

Vancouver and Rochester advance to finals

After three great weekends of soccer, the USL First Division final is now set. Going into today's matches, the Rhinos were one goal up on the Charleston Battery while Vancouver and Montreal were stalled at a 0-0 tie.

In Charleston, the Battery was unable to get a goal at home against the Rhinos. Rochester advances to their first finals since 2001 and their sixth ever.

Up North, Vancouver came into Montreal looking to do something they could not do at home, get a win. However, the full 90-minutes went by without either side scoring with the first 15-minutes of overtime much the same. However, in the 115th minute Eduardo Sebrango-Rodriguez got the goal that gave the Whitecaps the lead. Sadly, he got a second yellow right after the goal, earning himself a trip to the showers.

The Impact had five more minutes to get an equalizer, but their offensive push allowed the Whitecaps to earn a second goal in the final second of the match.

With the win, Vancouver has earned their first trip to a USL final next Saturday in Rochester. The game will air live on Fox Soccer Channel at 7pm.

Rochester 0-0 Charleston (Rochester advance 1-0 on aggregate)
Vancouver 2-0 Montreal (Vancouver advance 2-0 on aggregate)

Vancouver at Rochester 7:00pm ET - Live on FSC.

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