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.