Canadian finale postponed until July 2

Published May. 27, 2011 2:28 a.m. EDT

The Canadian Championship finale between Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps was postponed until July 2 because of the threat of more stormy weather Thursday.

On Wednesday night, a relentless lightning and rain storm forced officials to wipe out play in the 60th minute with Vancouver leading 1-0 in the second match in the two-game, total-goals series. Under Canadian Championship rules, the game must be replayed from the start.

The Major League Soccer rivals played to a 1-1 draw in the opener last week in Vancouver.

The Voyageurs Trophy winner will receive a spot in 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League play.