Vancouver Whitecaps v Montreal Impact – A Cup Final Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v Montreal Impact – A Cup Final Story In Pictures

The curse has finally been broken.

Beating the Impact is always a nice feeling. Beating them to lift the Whitecaps first ever Voyageurs Cup is twice as nice.

It was 2-0 on the night, 4-2 on aggregate, but this was a game in which Vancouver were in control from the kick off. A goal in each half from Octavio Rivero and Tim Parker saw the ‘Caps home, sparking off ecstatic scenes of celebration at BC Place.

AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk was there to capture all the action before, during and after the game and here’s his “Story In Pictures”, with a full Flickr slideshow at the end.

[Also check out Tom’s website www.residualimagephotography.com for more of his photos and work].


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The Voyageurs Cup in all its beautiful glory

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Vancouver flag tifo

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The Champs are here

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Losers

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Huddle hard

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The ‘Caps take the game to Montreal right away and Kekuta Manneh heads for goal two minutes in

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But Eric Kronberg comes up with the first of several big saves on the night

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Russell Teibert saves his dear friend Nigel from the invisible bike rack

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Octavio Rivero races in on the half hour mark but Victor Cabrera sends him crashing

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Picking up a second yellow and getting sent off

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With five minutes of the half remaining, Cristian Techera goes on a run

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His shot is deflected by Kronberg and trickles towards goal

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And Rivero makes sure, firing home from one inch out!

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Jumping for joy as he breaks his goal drought from open play

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Joy!

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Eight minutes into the second half and it’s 2-0 ‘Caps as Tim Parker rises to meet a Pedro Morales corner

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And powerfully heads home the killer goal

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Another celebration for our freescoring centre backs

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David Ousted and BC Place explodes with joy at the final whistle

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Nothing is safe in the hands of the Canadian caped crusader

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Best medal presentation ever? We think so!

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Championies Championies Ole Ole Ole

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The players join Curva Collective for the postmatch celebrations

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Russell Teibert realises that a trophy is better on his head than some of his haircuts

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A happy Kendall Waston and his family shinpads

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We are the champions, we are the champions, no time for Limpact, cos we are the champions

You can see a Flickr slideshow of all of Tom’s photos from the game below:

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