Toronto advances to Canadian Championship final

Reggie Lambe and Ryan Johnson scored and Toronto FC beat the

Montreal Impact 2-0 on Wednesday night to advance to the Canadian

Championship final.

Toronto, 0-8-0 in MLS play this season, was reduced to 10 men in

the 16th minute when English fullback Richard Eckersley got a

straight red card from referee David Gantar.

The teams tied 0-0 last week in Montreal in the opener.

In the two-game final, Toronto will face Vancouver for a spot in

CONCACAF Champions League play. The Whitecaps beat The Whitecaps

beat visiting FC Edmonton 3-1 on Wednesday night to take the

two-game semifinal 5-1. The finals will open next Wednesday night

in Vancouver.

Lambe scored in the second minute, and Johnson made it 2-0 in

the 38th.