Former Baron scores to lead Vancouver to their first championship
Former Ocean City Barons midfielder Tony Donatelli scored a goal in the USL First Division championship game to help lead the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 3-0 win over the Rochester Rhinos. Donatelli contributed three goals and an assist in the postseason, including a goal and an assist in the opening round against Miami FC, and a goal in extra time against the Montreal Impact in the semi-finals. The win was even more impressive considering the Whitecaps had to travel to the other side of the country to play the game at Rochester’s new PAETEC Park. It was the first championship for the Whitecaps, and also the first time that a team has won the USL First Division title on the road.