Ottawa Fury reach first-ever Voyageurs Cup semifinals

The Fury will face the defending champions, the Vancouver Whitecaps, in the semifinals. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Fury FC have advanced to the semifinals of the Amway Canadian Championship for the first time in club history.

Ottawa dropped a 2-0 decision to their North American Soccer League counterpart FC Edmonton in the second leg of the series Wednesday night but won 3-2 on aggregate.

The Fury beat Edmonton 3-0 in Alberta last week.

Adam Eckersley, in the 45th minute, and Dustin Corea in the 27th, had the Edmonton goals in the second leg.

Ottawa will host the defending champion Vancouver Whitecaps in the first match of the two-legged semifinal on June 1. Vancouver will welcome the Fury for the second leg on June 8.

Vancouver topped the Montreal Impact 4-2 on aggregate in last year’s final to win its first Voyageurs Cup.

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