While the Voyageurs Cup may be one of soccer's less-prestigious trophies, claiming it in the Canadian Championship does have its rewards: specifically, an invite to the CONCACAF Champions League. Last night's first leg between Whitecaps and Toronto FC in Vancouver looked like an upset 1-0 win by the road team until this equalizer in the first minute of second-half stoppage time by Eric Hassli.
It's the sort of heartbreak Toronto FC is used to; apparently obeying a city mandate that all professional sports teams in Hogtown must be terrible, they're 0-8-0 in MLS so far this season. They'll have their chance to take the trophy (for the fourth year in a row, somehow) during the second leg at home next week, but does anyone really want them to? Whitecaps would put up a squad that's at least proven themselves worthy of sharing the pitch with Mexican powerhouses like Santos or Monterrey.