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VANCOUVER -- Toronto FC coach Aron Winter was not impressed with his teams effort Wednesday night, but he was not about to complain about the final score. wholesale jerseys . Maicon Santos scored in the 73rd minute Wednesday as Toronto rallied for a 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. "We didnt play well, but we got a good result," Winter said. Eric Hassli replied for the Whitecaps, who will need to score at least once -- and hold the Reds scoreless -- in the second leg of the two-game, total-goals series May 25 at Torontos BMO Field if they want to claim the national title. The Whitecaps controlled play for most of the match but could not reproduce the same scoring magic they displayed in their 4-2 Major League Soccer debut victory over the Reds in March on the same Empire Field pitch. The atmosphere was more subdued than the season opener with the Whitecaps having gone winless in 10 straight MLS games. They still have only one home win on the season. "Im disappointed with the result, but Im very proud of the guys," said Whitecaps coach Teitur Thordarson. "They played extremely well and, in fact, they dominated the game for at least 75 minutes." Winter denied that his club stole a point, but Thordarson felt the Whitecaps were theft victims after Hassli hit the post on another attempt in the 48th minute, Brazilian striker Camilo hit the crossbar and other Vancouver players had near-misses. "In the second half, its unbelievable that we did not score at least four goals," said Thordarson. The onus is on Vancouver now to score a few more goals in Toronto. Away goals serve as the first tie-breaker. The winner of the Canadian championship series qualifies for 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League play. The winner of that competition will represent the CONCACAF zone, which includes North America, Central America and the Caribbean, in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup. Toronto goalkeeper Stefan Frei said he was glad the Whitecaps did not take advantage of all their chances. "I think we fought for the point," Frei said. "Whether we deserved it or not, at this point, we dont really care. Its a point thats very valuable for us, a valuable away goal obviously, and we need to take care of business at home." Santos flicked in Nick Soolsmas cross from the right flank from 10 yards out to give Toronto a precious away goal. "We made a mistake there," said Thordarson. "Theres no doubt about that. But, in the same vein, I feel that (the tie) was undeserved." Hassli finally opened the scoring in the 64th minute. He took a pass from Davide Chiumiento, deked Toronto forward Joao Plata and fired a curling 25-yard shot past goalkeeper Stefan Frei. It was Hasslis first goal since April 6, when after scoring on a penalty, he threw his jersey into the crowd and received his second yellow card and automatic ejection. This time, Hassli went to the bench and hugged his teammates. The goal came after Vancouver coach Teitur Thordarson called for Hassli to start playing like his old self. "Yeah, obviously, it was great to score, but at the end I didnt feel we got a good result," said the French-speaking Hassli through an interpreter. Added Thordarson: "It was a fantastic goal. I just hope we can get him going now on that streak." Vancouvers Alain Rochat almost eked out a win in the final minute as he won a high ball from Frei, but his header hit the side netting. "I thought overall tonight we played very well," said Vancouver captain Jay DeMerit. "You look at Its always frustrating to walk off the field with a 1-1 draw after the way we dominated the game today. But you have to look at the positive and you have to think its half-time and you have to think that if we can do that there, then well come out at the right end." Notes: Toronto scoring hero Santos was not available for comment after the game. ... Reds midfielder Tony Tchiani left the game at half-time after he over-stretched a leg while challenging for a ball late in the first half. ... The game drew a smaller-than-usual crowd because it went head-to-head with Game 2 of the NHLs Western Conference final between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks. ... Torontos Dicoy Williams received a yellow card for a hard midfield tackle on Chiumiento in the 52nd minute. Vancouvers Terry Dunfield and Gershon Koffie were also cautioned in the second half. ... If the score is still tied after 90 minutes in Toronto and away goals do not factor in, the clubs will play two 15-minute halves and then, if necessary, decide the Canadian title on penalty kicks. wholesale nfl jerseys . The autopsy says Seau died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The medical examiners office says it is awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seaus brain to unidentified outside researchers for study. cheap nfl jerseys . LOUIS - St. Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ryan Miller notched his second career postseason shutout by stopping all 35 shots he faced as Buffalo topped Philadelphia, 1-0, in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Millers only other playoff whitewash came at the expense of Philly, on April 30, 2006 in Game 5 of an Eastern quarterfinal, a 3-0 decision. Patrick Kaletas third-period tally was enough for the Sabres, who finished with 96 points on the year. We have played forty of these games, said Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff on the readiness of his club after making a strong run late to lock up a playoff berth. We have been playing this type of game for three months. It has been the one goal game, whether it is 2-1, or 3-2, or tied late in the period. We have been tested continually down the stretch. Sergei Bobrovsky acquitted himself well in his initial postseason start, making 24 saves for the Flyers, the Atlantic Division champions who had not been blanked beyond the regular season since Game 5 of the 2008 Eastern finals against Pittsburgh. It feels great but I would have loved to have won it, the 22-year-old Russian said. Its only starting. Game 2 of this best-of-seven set is scheduled for late Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. Buffalo finally broke through at 5:56 of the third period. Paul Gaustad won a battle along the right boards and dished back to the left point. Marc-Andre Gragnanis initial shot was kicked out by Bobrovsky, but Kaleta stood atop the crease to net the rebound. It was awesome. I wanted to go out there and be a positive contribution to the team and was fortunate enough to get a goal, said Kaleta, who missed more than a month late in the season with a knee injury. The Flyers failed to convert on their fifth man advantage of the contest, coming with 8:57 left in regulation, after Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers was sent offf for tripping Ville Leino on a rush. cheap jerseys. . Bobrovsky was called to the bench for an extra attacker with 1:23 remaining, but Buffalo checked away the remaining time perfectly. The absence of defenseman Chris Pronger, still unable to play due to a right- hand injury since early March, didnt affect Philadelphias ability to rein in their foes. A scoreless first period saw each goaltender make 10 saves, but Miller needed to have his head on a swivel during a late-period Flyers advantage that featured multiple quality chances. James van Riemsdyk had the best chance to score early on, hitting the post from the right wing just over five minutes in. Buffalo then survived a 38-second two-man disadvantage midway through the second despite more heavy pressure from the home team. Its frustrating obviously. A loss is not easy and you kind of wonder where you went wrong and what you could have done, said Flyers captain Mike Richards. We created a lot, we didnt give up much, and we were pretty tight defensively. We just have to find those pucks. I think four or five times tonight I missed some tips. Pucks were just missing the net and we have to find that. GAME NOTES:This is the ninth meeting between the clubs in the postseason...Philadelphia won in 1975, 1978, 1995, 1997 and 2000, while Buffalo was victorious in 1998, 2001 and the last matchup in 2006...Flyers forward Nikolay Zherdev was listed as a healthy scratch...Buffalo welcomed back veteran forward Mike Grier, out since March 26 with a knee injury...Phillys last 1-0 playoff game came on May 1, 2003, a win over Ottawa in Game 2 of an East semifinal...Buffalos last 1-0 game was a loss to Ottawa on May 14, 2007 in Game 3 of the East finals...The Flyers hadnt suffered a postseason home shutout since Patrick Lalime of the Senators took a 3-0 decision on April 20, 2002 in Game 2 of the Eastern quarters. ' ' '
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