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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 12:10 PM
  • • Stade Olympique, Montréal, QC
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 23120

Live Commentary

  • The referee blows the final whistle! The Impact hold on to win its first ever game in Major League Soccer against its rivals Toronto FC.
  • 90'
    Four minutes of stoppage of time will be added.
  • 89'
    Goal for Toronto! Great cross from Lambe and Koevermans gets to it before Valentin and heads it past Ricketts! Its not over yet!
  • 88'
    Goal Danny Koevermans
  • 82'
    Yellow Card Sanna Nyassi
  • 82'
    SubstitutionSanna Nyassi Davy Arnaud
  • 81'
    Goal Andrew Wenger
    Goal for the Impact! Mapp plays a ball forward down the field and Andrew Wenger beats the TFC defender to it and beats Kocic! Up 2-0 and up a man, with less than ten minutes left - it looks like this will be the Impact's first win in MLS
  • 77'
    Mapp puts in a good ball and Nyassi redirects it on goal but Kocic puts it out wide for a corner. Corner is played long to the back post, Ferrari gets a head on it, but it goes wide for a goal kick.
  • 76'
    Free kick on the edge of the Toronto box for the Impact.
  • 74'
    Both teams have really looked dangerous in these last ten minutes and the Impact should feel a bit fortunate to be still up a goal.
  • 73'
    SubstitutionSinisa Ubiparipovic Justin Mapp
  • 73'
    SubstitutionNick Soolsma Reginald Lambe
  • 72'
    TFC cross from deep and the Impact's Shavar Thomas clears off the line!
  • 67'
    Free kick to the Impact is tipped over really well by Kocic.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionBernardo Corradi Andrew Wenger
  • 66'
    Red Card Logan Emory
  • 66'
    Red card to Emery! He took down Impact's Nyassi, who would have been on a breakaway. TFC will have to play the last 24 minutes a man down.
  • 65'
    Neagle's low cross from deep in the Toronto end turns into a shot and Kocic does well to parry.
  • 63'
    The TFC front three are pressing the Impact defense a lot in this half, and the Impact defense has done well to not give it away.
  • 59'
    Yellow Card Julian De Guzman
  • 59'
    Toronto clear the ball down the field, Koeverman's gets control of it, does really well to beat Shavar Thomas, but blasts the ball high over the Impact net. The designated player has been pretty quiet this game.
  • 56'
    The Impact are looking dominant now. The away trip to Mexico midweek has certainly taken a toll on this Toronto FC side and they'll have to roll up their sleeves to get a result here.
  • 55'
    Corner eventually cleared, but the Impact maintain possession.
  • 54'
    Corner for the Impact.
  • 52'
    SubstitutionRichard Eckersley Doneil Henry
  • 52'
    SubstitutionJoao Plata Luis Silva
  • 49'
    Nothing eventful yet in this half but Toronto FC seem to have more bite about them.
  • 47'
    Yellow Card Ty Harden
  • 46'
    The second half is underway!
  • The referee blows the whistle for half time. The Impact lead Toronto FC by a score of 1-0. Its been a fairly even game so far, but the Impact look a little more determined and dangerous going forward.
  • 45'
    Corner is swung in dangerously to the first post and the TFC back-line do well to clear the ball away.
  • 45'
    Quality constructive possession from the Impact and they're awarded with another corner kick.
  • 43'
    Corner hit long to the second post and the TFC defense deal with it comfortably and clear.
  • 42'
    Corner kick for the Impact.
  • 38'
    Free kick for Toronto near the edge of the Montreal box is cleared well by the Impact.
  • 36'
    And there it is, TFC get their first chance of the game. And what a chance that was! Dunfield wins a header in the Impact box, which falls to Koevermans and his point blank header is parried almost miraculously by Ricketts. That looked like a sure goal.
  • 35'
    TFC haven't been able to create any clear cut chances yet with the Impact looking content to sit back in their own half and catch the Reds on the counter attack.
  • 31'
    Ubiparipovic's goal in the 18th minute is the difference here so far, as both teams trade possession at a slow pace. Neither side looks especially dominant or dangerous.
  • 29'
    Yellow Card Richard Eckersley
  • 28'
    Impact break on the counterattack and Nyassi's shot from a difficult angle is parried away well by Kocic.
  • 26'
    Yellow Card Bernardo Corradi
  • 26'
    Toronto FC with the bulk of possession but cant break down the Impact defense.
  • 23'
    Toronto FC with the possession now as they try and respond to Ubiparipovic's goal
  • 19'
    The crowd has come alive at the Big O as the Impact look the double their lead.
  • 18'
    Goal Sinisa Ubiparipovic
    Goal for the Impact! Toronto FC give the ball away in its own third of the field, Neagle plays the ball to Ubiparipovic at the top of the TFC box, and he slots it past Kocic.
  • 16'
    Long ball to TFC's Soolsma on the Impact's left flank, he beats Wahl on the touch, cuts inside but his shot is wide of goal.
  • 14'
    Corner kick is punched out well by TFC keeper Kocic.
  • 13'
    Corner kick for the Impact
  • 10'
    Freekick for Toronto on the edge of the Montreal box, but amounts to nothing. Goal kick to the Impact
  • 7'
    Ricketts has shaken off the knock and the play has restarted.
  • 5'
    Impact's Shavar Thomas accidentally knocks his own goalkeeper Ricketts and the keeper is on the turf injured.
  • 3'
    A slow tempo start to the game as both teams look to maintain possession and settle into the match.
  • 1'
    And were off!
  • About a thousand Toronto FC fans have made to trip to Montreal for this historic match between the two sides.
  • Toronto FC subs: Rowe; Aceval, Henry, Stinson, Avila, Silva, Lambe
  • Impact subs: Sutton, Gardner, Arnaud, Mapp, Bernier, Wenger, Braun
  • Toronto FC Starting XI: Kocic in goal; Eckersley, Harden, Emory, Morgan in defense; de Guzman, Dunfield, Johnson in midfield; Soolsma, Koevermans, Plata in attack.
  • Montreal Impact Starting XI: Ricketts in goal; Valentin, Thomas, Ferrari, Wahl in defense; Ubiparipovic, Felipe, Warner, Neagle in midfield; Corradi, Nyassi in the attack.
  • While the soccer history between Montreal and Toronto goes back forty years, this will be the first time the two teams meet in league play. Both teams will be desperate for a win as both teams are still without one so far this season.
  • Good morning everyone, and welcome to's LIVE play-by-play coverage of Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. I'm Nick Sabetti, and I'll be your commentator for this early kick off Canadian derby.