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Whitecaps tie FC Edmonton 1-1 in 1st leg of Canadian Championship semifinal

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Gershon Koffie scored in the 87th minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied FC Edmonton 1-1 on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal series.

PHOTO: FC Edmonton's Tomi Ameobi, right, celebrates his goal as Vancouver Whitecaps' Tim Parker (26) looks back into the net during the first half of a Canadian Championship semifinal soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
FC Edmonton's Tomi Ameobi, right, celebrates his goal as Vancouver Whitecaps' Tim Parker (26) looks back into the net during the first half of a Canadian Championship semifinal soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday May 13, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tomi Ameobi scored for Edmonton of the lower-tier North American Soccer League.

The second leg is next week in Edmonton. The start of the series was delayed a week after a snowstorm blanketed the field in Edmonton.

The winner of the series will face Montreal in the final for a spot in the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League. Montreal beat Toronto FC.

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