FC Edmonton stuns Impact in Amway Championship semifinal

{eot}
The Canadian Press
5/8/2014 9:17:09 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

EDMONTON -- Michael Nonni capitalized on a defensive error to score in the 90th minute and give FC Edmonton a 2-1 win against the Montreal Impact in the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal Wednesday.

Nonni jumped on a chance to chase down the ball after Montreal defender Karl Ouimette sent a header back to goalkeeper Evan Bush. Nonni collected the ball and fired it into the top of the net to give FC Edmonton its first win against an MLS team in the competition.

"We were working the whole night," said Nonni. "We played well and got a few lucky bounces. We're very happy with the win."

Tomi Ameobi also scored for the North American Soccer League club, who next play the Impact in Montreal on May 14.

The defending champion Impact, who were without designated player Marco Di Vaio, struck first in the 56th minute. Jack McInerney, who had moments earlier sent a header off Edmonton's crossbar, received a free kick from captain Patrice Bernier and scored unmarked.

The lead was shortlived. Four minute later 17-year-old midfielder Hanson Boakai found an on-rushing Ameobi, who slotted a shot past Bush to tie the game at one.

Earlier, Toronto FC opened their semifinal with a 2-1 victory at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Edmonton FC celebrate (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Canadiens on TSN Radio 690

TSN Radio 690 is home to every Canadiens game.


Latest on the Habs


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | DraftCentre

Alouettes on TSN Radio 690

TSN 690 is the home to every Alouettes game, with Rick Moffat providing coverage.


Alouettes Hashmarks | Latest on the Als


@
 | Sept. 21 at 1pm | (TSN 690)
@
 | L 33-16 | Crompton: 169y | Reilly: 271y

Impact on TSN Radio 690

TSN 690 is home to every Impact game with soccer expert Noel Butler providing coverage.


Latest on the Impact


@
 | Saturday at 7:30pm | (TSN 690)
@
 | L 2-1 | Mallace | Rowe, Nguyen
TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television