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Toronto FC dispatches Ottawa Fury FC, advances to Canadian Championship final

Ottawa, which plays in the second-tier USL, had a bright start but the MLS champions turned the screws as the game wore on and the Fury were on their heels in the dying minutes.
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Teenager Ayo Akinola scored his first senior goal while Jordan Hamilton and Jonathan Osorio added a goal apiece as Toronto FC defeated Ottawa Fury FC 3-0 (4-0 on aggregate) Wednesday to advance to the Canadian Championship final.

The goals were the high points in a largely forgettable second-leg semifinal before 18,795 at BMO Field.

Ottawa, which plays in the second-tier USL, had a bright start but the MLS champions turned the screws as the game wore on and the Fury were on their heels in the dying minutes.

Akinola opened his account in the 36th minute after Ryan Telfer poked a long ball from Liam Fraser across the goal.

Defender Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare was unable to clear the ball and Akinola knocked it in from the far side of the goal.

Born in Detroit but raised in nearby Brampton, Akinola is a TFC homegrown player who represented the U.S. at the under-17 level.

Akinola, who started the first leg in Ottawa, was making his home debut for the first team after two substitute league appearances on the road. He has been an unused sub 18 times this season in league play.

Hamilton, a halftime substitute, made it 2-0 in the 76h minute, knocking in Ashtone Morgan's low cross while Ryan Telfer was down in the ground with what looked like a leg cramp.




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