Toronto, Vancouver tie in Canadian final opener

Maicon Santos scored in the 73rd minute to help Toronto FC tie

the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the

Canadian Championship.

The Major League Soccer rivals will finish the two-game final

next week in Toronto.

Eric Hassli scored for Vancouver in the 64th minute.

The winner will qualify for 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League

play.