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Toronto advances to Canadian Championship final
TORONTO (AP) Reggie Lambe and Ryan Johnson scored and Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 on Wednesday night to advance to the Canadian Championship final.
Toronto, 0-8-0 in MLS play this season, was reduced to 10 men in the 16th minute when English fullback Richard Eckersley got a straight red card from referee David Gantar.
The teams tied 0-0 last week in Montreal in the opener.
In the two-game final, Toronto will face Vancouver for a spot in CONCACAF Champions League play. The Whitecaps beat The Whitecaps beat visiting FC Edmonton 3-1 on Wednesday night to take the two-game semifinal 5-1. The finals will open next Wednesday night in Vancouver.
Lambe scored in the second minute, and Johnson made it 2-0 in the 38th.
Updated May 10, 2012