Toronto FC beats Montreal 4-0 to reach Canadian final

CF Montréal goalkeeper James Pantemis (41) makes a save as Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola (20) jumps over him avoiding a collision during the second half of a semifinal for soccer’s Canadian Championship, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Ayo Akinola scored twice and Toronto FC beat Montreal 4-0 on Wednesday night to advance to the Canadian Championship final.

In the other semifinal, Brian White scored twice in the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2-1 victory over the Canadian Premier League’s York United.

Jesus Jimenez and Alejandro Pozuelo also scored for Toronto.

Toronto, seeking its record ninth Canadian Championship, picked up its eighth title this month by winning the delayed 2020 event.

Isaiah Johnston scored for York United.

The winner of the Canadian Championship will represent Canada in the 2023 CONCACAF Champions League.