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<center>VOYAGEURS CUP 2006



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Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 7:00 PM PDT

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby

Radio & Audio Webcast:

MOJO 730 AM Vancouver



Vancouver  0-0-0  0-0  0
Montreal 0-0-0 0-0 0
Toronto 0-0-0 0-0 0

April 29 - Vancouver vs. Toronto
July 5 - Toronto vs. Vancouver
July 7 - Montreal vs. Vancouver
July 16 - Vancouver vs. Montreal
August 23 - Toronto vs. Montreal
September 8 - Montreal vs. Toronto[/code]


[*]Voyageurs Cup media release


   »  USL D1:   1-0-0   1-0   3   (4th place)   ·   Last match: April 22 - Vancouver 1 Portland 0

   »  Whitecaps media release

   »  There are a few articles in Vancouver newspapers, but they all require subscriptions to read online.


   »  USL D1:   0-0-1   0-2   0   (11th place)   ·   Last match: April 22 - Virginia Beach 2 Toronto 0

   »  Lynx media release


[*]Results at Vancouver:

   »  August 2, 2002 - Vancouver 1 Toronto 1

   »  June 28, 2003  - Vancouver 1 Toronto 2

   »  June 25, 2004  - Vancouver 3 Toronto 1

   »  April 24, 2005  - Vancouver 0 Toronto 0


   »  At Vancouver: Vancouver 1-2-1 Toronto

   »  Overall         : Vancouver 3-2-3 Toronto



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It's been raining for most of the morning, and in fact just stopped. That should make for a somewhat wet pitch and will have an effect on the styles of play, surely.

Good luck tonight. I'll be there in blue.

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As usual with Whitecaps play-by-play man Peter Schaad, there are plenty of Voyageurs Cup mentions in the radio broadcast. Nick Dasovic is the fill-in colour commentator this week, and he talked about it as well, mentioning how this is an important match if the Whitecaps want to finally get their hands on the trophy, and he even asked Geordie Lyall about it.

Starting lineups (I probably got the left-right orderings wrong):



Kindel, Cann, Klein, Jones

Valente, Alberts, Nash, Clarke

Gjertsen, Jordan



Titus, Menezes, Arango, Williams

Mattachione, Dodds, Baxter, Bedenikovic

DiPlacido, Palleschi

Match just kicked off, 6 minutes in, nothing much happening yet...

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Vancouver 1 Toronto 0

44' Gjertsen

More of the same in the second part of the half. Play is mostly in Toronto's end, a few good shots/chances by Vancouver until the goal by Gjertsen off a free kick played into the box, though not exactly Whitecap dominance. Doesn't seem to be any offensive build-up by Toronto; I think they said Palleschi is playing as the lone striker, despite how the starting lineup was announced.

BTW, the Lynx just flew into Vancouver this morning. [V]

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<Damn board is wonky... I haven't been able to get back on until now...>


Vancouver 2 Toronto 0

44' VAN Gjertsen

82' VAN Matondo

Toronto controlled the second half, getting stronger as time went on even if they weren't generating too many good chances, up until Vancouver's second goal against the run of play killed off the comeback attempt. As they did last week against Portland, Vancouver controlled the match in the first half, but their opponents took over in the second.

All of the game's subs and one card were in the second half:

46' TOR sub: Baxter out, Dekker in

53' VAN sub: Alberts out, Morris in

58' TOR sub: Palleschi out, Shepherd in

58' VAN sub: Valente out, Testo in

60' VAN sub: Jones out, Donatelli in

66' VAN yellow: Nash

68' TOR sub: Mattachione out, Chin in

68' VAN sub: Nash out, Matondo in

??' TOR sub: Bedenikovic out, Neto in

??' TOR sub: DiPlacido out, Eja-Tabe in

86' VAN sub: Jordan out, Noreiga in

Attendance: 4,555

USL match report

Whitecaps match report:


April 29, 2006 - GAME REPORT

Attn: Sports Editors

Vancouver Whitecaps 2

Toronto Lynx 0

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, B.C. (attendance: 4,555)


The Whitecaps blanked the Toronto Lynx 2-0 Saturday night, to pick up their second straight win of the young season, and move into first place overall in the USL First Division. Shortly before halftime, striker Joey Gjertsen scored the winning goal for the second game in a row, while new signing Sita-Taty Matondo put the game away with a superb solo effort.

Goalkeeper Josh Wicks picked up his second consecutive shutout, making three saves on eight shots.

The Whitecaps next game is on the road as they head to Portland on Friday, May 5 for a rematch with the Timbers. They then return for a three-game home stand, starting Sunday, May 14 against the Minnesota Thunder, a 7:00 p.m. start at Swangard Stadium.

Scoring Summary:

45' Vanc Joey Gjertsen (Alfredo Valente)

Alfredo Valente's high cross from the left was weakly palmed by Toronto goalkeeper Theo Zagar while challenging Jeff Clarke for the ball. It fell to Gjertsen 10 yards out, and he blasted a rising shot into the far side of the net.

82' Vanc Sita-Taty Matondo

Matondo picked up the ball in midfield then did it all himself, running at the Toronto defence, cutting into the middle, and firing a low left-footer from the edge of the box into the bottom right corner of the net beyond the reach of Zagar. It was the first league goal as a Whitecap for the former Lynx player.

Game Notes:

The Whitecaps had problems penetrating a strong Toronto defence led by former Vancouver player Rick Titus and Canadian international Tony Menezes. Joey Gjertsen had the first quality chance, as his shot from the edge of the box at 26' was blocked by goalkeeper Theo Zagar who smothered the rebound before Jason Jordan could get to it. At 42' Zagar made a kick save off a sharp-angle blast from Alfredo Valente on the left. The Caps out-shot Toronto 8-2 in the first half.

Jason Jordan had a great chance to get on the scoresheet at 59', when a quick free kick from Martin Nash sent the striker in on goal in close.

But nose to nose with the keeper and with defenders on his heels, Jordan was knocked off his feet, and couldn't get a shot away. Despite appeals for a penalty, referee Dave Gantar waived play on.

Toronto's best chances came in the second half, but Josh Wicks was solid in the Vancouver goal. At 53' he easily held a long hard shot from Marko Bedenikovic, then showed good reactions to snare a header from Tony Menezes off a corner kick at 72'. Then in the 90th minute, Wicks did well to hold a hard shot from Jeremy Shepherd.

This game counts towards the Voyageurs Cup, the fan-sponsored competition between Vancouver, Toronto, and the Montreal Impact, who have won it the last four years.

Joey Gjertsen was named UMBRO Player of the Game for the second straight game. With two goals in as many games, he is only one goal shy of equaling his total for all last season.

Defender John Jones got the start to make his Whitecaps debut.

Midfielder Martin Nash has played 38 consecutive games, spanning three seasons.

Whitecaps: 0.Josh Wicks - 22.John Jones (14.Tony Donatelli 61'), 3.Steve Klein, 4.Adrian Cann, 8.Steve Kindel - 6.Jay Alberts (20.Dave Morris 54'), 2.Jeff Clarke, 7.Martin Nash (19.Sita-Taty Matondo 71'), 9.Alfredo Valente (11.David Testo 58') - 17.Joey Gjertsen, 26.Jason Jordan (25.Anthony Noreiga 86')

Toronto: 22.Theo Zagar - 3.Rick Titus, 5.Tony Menezes, 6.Andres Arango, 17.Chris Williams - 4.Joe Mattacchione (23.Gordon Chin 69'), 13.Jamie Dodds, 11.Darren Baxter (16.Niels Dekker 45'), 12.Marko Bedenikovic (21.Osni Neto 71') - 9.David DiPlacido (25.Huffman Eja-Tabe 78'), 15.Matthew Palleschi (19.Jeremy Shepherd 58')

Shots: Vancouver 11 Toronto 8

Saves: Vancouver 3 Toronto 4

Fouls: Vancouver 15 Toronto 19

Offside: Vancouver 2 Toronto 0

Corner Kicks: Vancouver 6 Toronto 4

Referee: Dave Gantar (Edmonton)


Vancouver: Nash 66'

Toronto: none

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Lynx match report:

Lynx Lose First Instalment of USL-1 Canadian Derby

Date: April 29, 2006

Venue: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia

Attendance: 4 555

Kick Off Time: 10:00 PM EST

Final Score: Vancouver 2 Toronto 0

Match Summary:

The Toronto Lynx lost their second match of the season tonight, dropping a 2-0 result away to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Toronto experienced considerable pressure in the first half as Vancouver registered 8 shots, while Toronto only managed 2. Lynx 'keeper Theo Zagar made three saves throughout the first half but was beaten right before the halftime whistle. In injury time Joseph Gjertsen blasted into Toronto's goal from 10 yards out after after Alfredo Valente's cross was ineffectually palmed away by Zagar.

Toronto came out from the break looking for an equalizer and immediately attacked Vancouver's goal. Toronto's efforts were continuously denied by Vancouver goalkeeper Josh Wicks who was impressive in goal tonight.

Toronto had an excellent chance to equalise in the 72nd minutes off of a corner, but Wicks denied Menezes' header from the set-piece. Vancouver made it 2-0 against the run of play in the 82nd minute when former Lynx forward Sita-Taty Matondo picked up a loose ball outside of Toronto's box and fired a shot from 20 yards out past Zagar. It was 2-0 to Vancouver after 90 minutes.

The Lynx were bolstered by the addition of new players to the squad this evening. Veteran defender Rick Titus returned from last season while Canadian U-20 international Brian Chin made his debut for Toronto. Former Brazilian U-20 international and Vasco de Gama midfielder Neto also made his debut in Lynx colours.

Tonight's match was the first game played towards the Voyagers Cup. The Voyagers Cup is awarded each season by the Voyagers - Canada's national soccer fan club. The Cup is awarded to the best Canadian team playing in the USL First Division based on points earned in matches between all three Canadian clubs.

Toronto's next game will be their home opener against the Rochester Raging Rhinos on Saturday May 13th at Centennial Park Stadium. The match gets underway at 4:00 PM.

Notes: Tonight's match was both clubs second this season. Toronto dropped its first game 2-0 away to Virginia Beach while Vancouver won its first 1-0 at home against the Portland Timbers. Toronto had a record of 0-1-1 against Vancouver last season. The last match between both clubs at Swangard ended 0-0 in April of 2005.

Final Score: Vancouver 2 Toronto 0


Toronto: Zagar, Arango, Bednikovic (Neto 71), Mattacchione (Chin 69), Baxter (Dekker 45), Titus, Dodds, Dekker, Williamss, Deplacido (Eja-Tabe 78), Palleschi (Sheppard 68)

Vancouver: Wicks, Jordan (Noriega 86), Gjertsen, Klein, Kindel, Jones(Donatelli 61), Cann, Valente (Testo 58), Nash (Matondo 71), Clarke, Alberts (Morris 56)

Cautions: Vancouver: Nash 66

Ejections: None

Shots: Vancouver 11, Toronto 8

Saves: Vancouver 3, Toronto 4

Fouls: Vancouver 15, Toronto 19

Scorers: Vancouver: Gjertsen (Valente) 45, Matondo (unassisted) 82

The Toronto Lynx' next game is their home opener against Rochester at

Centennial Park Stadium on May 13 at 4:00 PM EST.



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Decent game. The 'Caps were very solid defensively and didn't give Toronto even a sniff at goal. Offensively, they weren't deadly. Jason Jordan seems to be struggling. There was an incident at about 55-60 minutes where he was put through from the top of the 18. Rather than turn and slot it, like a confident striker, he tried to dribble it in, and then was left rueing for a penalty. He seems to have no confidence.

Wicks 7 - Untested.

Jones 6 - Played OK, but wasn't the same threat down the flank that Lyall tends to be.

Cann 8 - He is an absolute rock back there. Where did he come from?

Klein 8 - Like Cann, Klein was solid through and through.

Kindel 6 - Again, Steve just waits to long on the ball. He doesn't run into the space down the wing like he needs to, with his speed.

Alberts 6 - Came off early second game in a row. He mustn't be fit.

Valente 6 - Not threatening like he should be.

Clarke 6 - Worked hard, but needs to be stronger on the ball.

Nash 6 - Not in the game much

Gjertsen 7 - Well taken goal.

Jordan 5 - JJ is playing poorly. He isn't running, and is too apt to get on his teammates for their poor service, when he needs to get moving.

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I forgot to mention, did anyone notice that after Matondo scored, and ran to the corner, none of the Whitecaps got down there to celebrate with him? The guy scores his first goal, and is pumped and there are no teammates there to get his back.

I can understand Jordan, because he wouldn't want to run that far, but the others gotta get there.

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I agree with most of what RJB said except for two points. First Wicks was tested a few times and did well when tested. Second Cann made a few mistakes but then so did everyone else, on both teams. Jones looked really slow.

The game was boring. Gjertsen was the best Cap, he ran a lot, scored once due to a Zagar blunder and had another good chance.

Menezes looked good for the Lynx, and #17 had a good game for the Lynx, not sure who he was.

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Guest Jeffery S.

So my prediction has come true and Caig has already lost the starting spot everyone assumed he was signed for?

Funny how one report says he had some good stops but others insist he was untested. Nice way to slag a player on your team, guys.

If Nash is not into things, if he is coasting as he did for large chunks of games last year, who would be the person to replace him? Just curious.

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quote:Originally posted by RJB

I forgot to mention, did anyone notice that after Matondo scored, and ran to the corner, none of the Whitecaps got down there to celebrate with him? The guy scores his first goal, and is pumped and there are no teammates there to get his back.

I can understand Jordan, because he wouldn't want to run that far, but the others gotta get there.

There were plenty of Caps who joined Matondo to celebrate his goal - they were right in front of me. Jeff Clarke just happened to get there first.
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quote:Originally posted by Jeffrey S.

So my prediction has come true and Caig has already lost the starting spot everyone assumed he was signed for?

Funny how one report says he had some good stops but others insist he was untested. Nice way to slag a player on your team, guys.

I agree if a GK isn't tested in a game we all should be saying that he played great and was fantastic....

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