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Match Preview: Whitecaps Vs Montreal

The Whitecaps are ready for the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship against the Montreal Impact

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Whitecaps will look to clinch their first ever Voyageurs Cup when they tangle with the Montreal Impact at BC Place tonight.

It's the second leg in the Amway Canadian Championship, and we all know how the last outing between these two clubs turned out.  The Whitecaps looked like they would take three points from the road match, but a quick collapse saw them surrender two late goals, and settle for a tie.

Tonight, they hope to avoid repeating that mistake.

"It's not about how much money you earn throughout your career; it's about trophies," -Carl Robinson,

Via WhitecapsFC.com

Aside from the cup, a chance to play in the 2016/17 Champions League is on the line.

What about the Lineup?

Carl Robinson has remained tight-lipped on the topic, telling media "It will be based on who I think is ready". It will likely mean another mix of youth and veterans, although Robinson may want to keep his older players fresh, with another match coming up this weekend. In my opinion, Robinson should ride the terrific performances he's getting from Pedro Morales and Cristian Techera, and make sure they're included in the starting 11.

On the backline, Kendall Waston needs to play, but I'd sit Pa Modou Kah. Kah has been playing well lately, but his veteran legs could use a rest, and a recent facial injury could use some healing too. Ka has said he's ready to go,but I'd play it safe with him if I were Robinson.

Do you believe in curses?

For the uninitiated, the Vancouver Whitecaps have had a pretty rough relationship with the Voyageurs Cup. However, the Whitecaps official website has put together a nifty guide to help you navigate the heartbreak. You can find that here.

it's a bit odd the 'Caps have never hoisted the trophy, considering they have been the best Canadian club in MLS for the past few years now. Calling it a curse may be a bit of a stretch, but given they've lost the damn thing in every way imaginable, it's fair for fans to be frustrated. If the 'Caps can win tonight though, the past will be easy to forget.

Prediction: I say 1-0 Whitecaps. Ain't no such thing as curses.