Whitecaps FC 1, Toronto FC 0
Gershon Koffie’s goal in the 60th minute lifted the Vancouver
Whitecaps to a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday in the
teams’ season opener.
Koffie helped the Whitecaps win their opener for the third year
in a row. He scored following some beautiful passing shortly after
Vancouver took control of the play.
The Whitecaps won their first-ever MLS game against Toronto in
2011 and beat Montreal in last year’s opener en route to becoming
the first Canadian team to qualify for the league playoffs.
The loss spoiled the debut of new Toronto coach Ryan Nelsen, a
recently retired English Premier League star and New Zealand
international, who has undertaken several lineup changes in a bid
to improve the team’s 10th place finish in the Eastern Conference