EDMONTON 0:3 OTTAWA
Goals: Timbo 12', Carl Haworth 69', Idan Vered 74'
Headline: Capital club dominant in first leg (Goal.com)
One paragraph analysis
When the road team takes a 3 goal lead in a first leg, there's no way to put a positive spin on it for the home side. Edmonton hardly could have seen this result coming, especially seeing they beat the same opponent on the same field two and a half weeks earlier by two goals. The early goal by Ottawa, a Timbo header from a free kick, reflected the run of play to that point. The only decent stretch for the Eddies was 15 minutes or so from the first half where they looked like getting back into the game. A second half boner by keeper Matt van Oekel led directly to the Carl Haworth goal, at which point it was all but over. Some sort of miracle will be required in order for Edmonton to reverse the deficit next week at TD Place, as even at their best this Eddies team rarely looks likely to score.
Attendance check: 3000 at Clarke Stadium.
Canadian content report
There were 6 Canadian starters on the day, including Ottawa goal scorer Carl Haworth, and Mozzi Gyorio made a substitute appearance. Shamit Shome, and 18 year old, made the start for Edmonton. From a national team fan perspective, it was interesting to see Marcel de Jong (forward) and Nik Ledgerwood (central midfield) playing in different roles than those to which we have become accustomed.
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