Toronto FC are one step closer to lifting a fourth straight Voyageurs Cup, as they defeated the Ottawa Fury, 3-0, on Wednesday night at BMO Field in the second leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal. The result gave TFC a 5-0 advantage on aggregate.
The win was practically sealed by halftime, as Toronto scored all three goals in a 25-minute span in the first half, with Nick DeLeon supplying a brace.
The former D.C. United midfielder opened the scoring in the 14th minute, as he brushed home a Richie Laryea cross to the far post, eluding the outstretched arms of Ottawa goalkeeper Callum Irving.
Toronto then made it 2-0 in the 37th minute, as Patrick Mullins found net for the second straight game. Mullins, recently acquired via trade from the Columbus Crew, tapped home after DeLeon crossed in the aftermath of a corner kick.
The Reds put the game out of reach in the 39th minute, as DeLeon slalomed through midfield and picked out the corner. His 25-yard strike gave the home side a 3-0 lead.
Ottawa, the sole USL Championship side in the competition, found their brightest moments via Christiano Francois. But the speedy Haitian forward couldn’t provide the finishing touch, as he even struck the post in the 90th minute after a run down the left.