- I'm currently the colour commentator for FC Edmonton broadcasts on Sportsnet, NASL.com and TEAM 1260. I've covered the Toronto FC beat for four years, worked for the Edmonton Aviators of the USL for a season, covered the Edmonton Drillers of the NPSL and started covering Canadian World Cup qualifiers in 1996. I've covered the CONCACAF Champions League and the U-20 World Cup. I'm passionate about soccer in North America.
The Canadian Championship has given us many fantastic finishes in its rather short history. And Wednesday’s last-gasp goal from the twisting leg of Will Johnson is the stuff deserving of a plaque at BMO Field.
Johnson’s goal, just past the 94th minute mark, gave Toronto FC a 2-1, ahem, “loss” in the second leg of the championship final at BC Place. But, thanks to last week’s 1-0 win at home, Johnson’s goal — a shot sent into the roof of the net as he tripped over Whitecaps keeper David Ousted — was the key road marker that gave the Reds the championship.
Johnson went down injured after tripping over Ousted while in the act of shooting. In fact, not to overdramatize the whole thing, but it was reminiscent of another famous Cup-winning goal from another sport; Bobby Orr tripping over Glenn Hall while in the act of scoring a championship-deciding marker.
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