From the sidelines: The U21s are going to the finals!
Relive the Impact U21's semi-final last Sunday against the York Region Shooters at St-Jean-Vianney Sports complex.
You could cut the tension on the bench with a knife as the first half ended 1-1. Midfielder Wandrille Lefevre opened the scoring in the 26th minute before the visiting side evened things up nine minutes later.
After the half-time whistle was blown, the team headed to the dressing room where head coach Philippe Eullaffroy delivered his half-time speech. Upon the start of the second half, the players came out of the starting blocks with purpose, scoring a quick goal by forward Anthony Jackson-Hamel in the 46th minute. Forward Yacine Ait-Slimane scored the insurance goal in extra time that lifted the Canadian Soccer League side to its first ever championship game.
The Impact U21s will travel to Etobicoke, Ontario, to take on Toronto Croatia, the regular season champs, next Saturday, October 27, at 3pm (ET).