Vancouver visits Montréal in must-win situation

Whitecaps FC has arrived in Montréal in advance of Match Day Five of the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship. Vancouver is facing a must-win situation on Wednesday night, needing in fact back-to-back wins against Montréal and Toronto to win the 2010 championship.

Whitecaps FC has traveled to Montréal in advance of Match Day Five of the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship. Vancouver is facing a must-win situation on Wednesday night, needing in fact back-to-back wins against Montréal and Toronto to win the 2010 championship.



The Wednesday match will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet East and Rogers Sportsnet West at 20.00 ET / 17.00 PT. The match will be streamed via the web on Sportsnet.ca or CanadaSoccer.com, the official website of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship.



The 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship runs six consecutive Wednesday nights from 28 April to 2 June. The championship features Impact Montréal, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The top team not only wins the Voyageurs Cup, but also clinches a spot in CONCACAF Champions League.



Vancouver is hitting the road after a five-match unbeaten home stand. That streak – one win and four draws – included a 15 May 0:0 draw with Montréal in league play. It also included a 0:0 draw with Toronto FC last Wednesday in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship.



Toronto FC does not play this week, but will win the championship if Montréal wins or earns a draw. After four weeks, the standings has Toronto FC in first place with seven points (2-1-0), Vancouver in second place with two points (0-2-0), and Montréal is last place with one point (0-1-2).



Now in its third season, the Nutrilite Canadian Championship features Canada’s top professional clubs in a six-match, round-robin format. Each club plays four matches – two at home and two on the road. This year’s six matches will be played at Stade Saputo in Montréal, BMO Field in Toronto and Swangard Stadium in Vancouver. All six matches will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet.

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