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Soccer News of Saturday, 16 May 2015


Dominic Oduro sends Montreal Impacts to finals

An 84th-minute goal by Ghanaian international,Dominic Oduro was enough to secure Montreal Impact's passage to the Amway Canadian Championship final in a rollercoaster game against Toronto FC on Wednesday.

Toronto FC won 3-2 on the night but the aggregate was tied 3-3, thanks to a 1-0 triumph in last week's semifinal first leg, so the Impact advanced on the away goals rule.

Montreal will meet the winner of the Vancouver Whitecaps-FC Edmonton semifinal to determine who will represent Canada's in next year's CONCACAF Champions League.

The dagger in the heart came when Oduro, a former Toronto player, and his mohawk rose majestically to beat Damien Perquis and head in an Eric Miller cross.

Montreal has yet to win in MLS play this season. But the Impact have demonstrated their resilience in cup play and took advantage of slack Toronto defending on both goals.

"It shows we don't give up at the end of the day," said Oduro. "We fight hard, until the whistle is blown ... Hopefully we can build on that character going forward."

Dominic Oduro once featured for the Blackstars of Ghana in an international friendly against Chile in 2012.