Toronto FC went into Vancouver and left with their second consecutive defeat. Check out all the highlights and the three moments that mattered below.

In their final game against each other in this mini Canadian cup/regular-season tourney, Toronto FC took on the Vancouver Whitecaps. It was a game that TFC should have won handily. Vancouver has lost all 3 games in this mini tourney including 2 losses to Toronto FC. Instead, questionable lineup choices by Vanney opened the door for Vancouver to steal a 3-2 victory against the 1st place side. Take a look below at the 3 moments that mattered.

17′ Lucas Cavallini opens up his Whitecaps account with the first goal of the game

As a Canadian soccer fan, it was nice to see Lucas Cavallini finally score a goal. He has had a rough start to his MLS career and has even missed a few Penalty Kicks. He wasn’t going to be denied against Toronto though, as he got on the end of a beautiful set piece and put away his first (of hopefully many) goals for the Whitecaps. Let’s also not ignore the poor defending on the set-piece from Toronto FC but we will get to that later.

25′ Captain of the day Jonathan Osorio scores the equalizer off a beautiful cross from Pozuelo

Jonathan Osorio has made over 200 appearances for the club and was awarded the Captain’s armband with Michael Bradley out dealing with an injury. It is definitely the right choice for the club. Osorio has played his whole career in Toronto and was born just outside of the city. He rewarded the captaincy decision by playing one of his best games of the season and scoring a gorgeous goal. He volleyed home a fantastic cross by Pozuelo and tied up the game.

45′ Piatti gets robbed by Hasal, who stood on his head the whole game

Hasal stood on his head this game for Vancouver and was the main reason they won. Both goals he allowed were off a fantastic strike and a fantastic header. Outside of those two chances, Hasal was unbeatable. Hasal must have taken inspiration from another Vancouver goalie who stood on his head in the NHL playoffs. Nothing illustrated this more than the save he made on Piatti to keep the game tied and deny Toronto taking the lead.

Other notes: Vanney kept Mavinga and Altidore on the bench and started Ciman and Akinola in their place. Ciman is a shell of his former self and you can see it in his runs. He is slow and can’t keep up with the pace of the MLS. Akinola on the other hand faired much better. He tried to make runs and to create space for Pozuelo and Piatti. Akinola may be the best option moving forward as when Altidore was subbed in he looked uninspired and uninterested. Toronto FC was also missing Richie Laryea to provide them with speed on the wings. An unfortunate loss for TFC that may hurt them in this mini Canadian Championship tournament.

Man of the Match

Thomas Hasal

The Whitecaps keeper has to be the man of the match as he made some great saves to preserve the lead for Vancouver. If he continues this form Vancouver has a shot to make some noise during the rest of the MLS regular season.

Up Next

Both teams take on the Montreal Impact in their next match. Toronto takes on Montreal on the 5th of September while Vancouver faces them on the 13th.