Following a difficult loss in Seattle, Toronto FC has a chance to regroup and return to its winning ways in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship semifinals second leg Wednesday night against FC Edmonton at 8 p.m. ET (Rogers Sportsnet). Toronto holds a 3-0 advantage over Edmonton from their first encounter and are just 90
minutes away from a chance at a third consecutive NCC title on their road
to the 2011/12 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL).
VIDEO: Toronto midfielder Oscar Cordon ahead of Edmonton second leg match.
Toronto captain Maicon Santos scored a pair of goals in the first leg, with Alan Gordon adding another. Joao Plata also made the most of his start, fully involved in two of the three Toronto strikes. The match comes three nights before Toronto resumes its MLS calendar against Houston, which will be the team's fifth game in 14 days.
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Edmonton lost its last North American Soccer League match on its home debut, dropping a 5-0 decision to Montreal. They will have to contest Toronto without midfielder Shaun Saiko, who picked up a red card in the first leg. Should Toronto hold their edge and advance to the NCC Final they will face either Montreal or Vancouver in a home-and-home series with the BMO Field leg playing on May 25. The winner of the Final will then advance to the CCL preliminary round.
The match will be shown live on Rogers Sportsnet at 8:00 p.m. ET. Gerry Dobson and Craig Forrest will have the call from BMO Field.
TorontoFC.ca will host a live chat with Asif Hossain from 7:45 p.m. ET. You can comment on the match, ask questions and watch highlights as they arrive.