FC Winnipeg Lions captured the club's 8th MSA Cup Championship and 3rd consecutive MSA Cup Championship (2012, 2013, and 2014) with a 3-1 victory over Winnipeg Juventus.
After an early Juventus goal in the 7th minute of the game and a key diving save late in the first half by Lions goalkeeper Steve Sawatzky which kept the margin at one, the Lions trailed 1-0 at halftime.
Both the Lions and Juventus traded opportunities early in the second half, with goal line clearances by both clubs helping maintain the 1-0 Juventus lead.
The score remained 1-0 for Juventus until the games 71st minute when Lions substitue AJ Naumiuk, who missed 6 weeks of play due to injury, returned to the lineup and scored the equalizer.
Moments later, Lions midfielder Dominic Antonini scored in the 72nd minute on an impressive strike which would end up being the game winner, giving the Lions the 2-1 lead.
In the final minutes of the second half, Lions striker Brendan Rattai secured the Lions victory closing the scoring in the game with a goal in the 83rd minute, making the score 3-1 Lions.
Lions midfielder David McPhail was named the games MVP.
Corner Kicks: The Lions will represent Manitoba at the Canadian Soccer Association's Challenge Cup in Toronto, Ontario, from October 8-13, 2014. The Lions captured the Bronze Medal at the Challenge Cup in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2013.