TFC overcame the Montreal Impact over two impressive legs in the semifinals to secure their final birth while the Whitecaps needed a 3-0 reverse at home to the Ottawa Fury to advance 3-2 on aggregate.
Toronto, 5-5-4 in MLS play, go into the game on the back of a gutsy 1-0 victory at home to L.A. Galaxy on Saturday night. A Drew Moor header late in the second half saw of the Californian challengers and snapped a four-game winless streak in the league for Greg Vanney’s men.
TFC are still without captain Michael Bradley, with the U.S. national team set to take on Argentina in the semi-finals of the Copa America, also on Tuesday. Benoit Cheyrou has stepped up in the American’s absence and anchored the side in what was an offence heavy line-up against Los Angeles.
Tsubasa Endoh made his first start in a month against the Galaxy, to mixed reviews. Jordan Hamilton, fresh off his full MLS debut, will most likely partner Sebastian Giovinco in attack.
Expect Will Johnson to come back to the starting selection, alongside Cheyrou or on the left in a diamond. While Moor and Eriq Zavaleta combined for the winner at BMO Field on Saturday, the short turnaround may see Vanney rotate at the back, something he has shown a willingness to do in recent weeks. Toronto have four games in the next 12 days, including a roadtrip to Orlando, sandwiched between the Vancouver games.
Vancouver fell to defeat at home to the New England Revolution on Saturday. Nicolas Mezquida’s magic from the dead ball and a solid performance couldn’t make up for wastefulness in front of goal.
Octavio Rivero and Pedro Morales are both available for selection, after serving one-match suspensions against the Revs.
Defender Kendall Waston, who has just returned from Copa America duty with Costa Rica, is eligible for cup play, as the two-game suspension he received following the red card for violent conduct against the Portland Timbers only applies in MLS.
Just over one month ago, the Whitecaps prevailed in a 4-3 thriller at BMO Field. The second leg of the final will be played in Vancouver on June 29. The Voyageurs Cup winner is awarded Canada's lone spot in CONCACAF Champions League.
Toronto: C.Irwin, A.Morgan, J.Williams, D.Perquis, S.Beitashour, B.Cheyrou, W.Johnson, J.Osorio, S.Giovinco, M.Babouli, J.Hamilton
Vancouver: D.Ousted, J.Smith, A.Jacobson, T.Parker, J.Harvey, P.Morales, M.Laba, N.Mezquida, C.Techera, O.Rivero, K.Manneh,
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