MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Toronto FC
Two winless Canadian rivals meet up, one looking to get off the foot of the table, the other for its first-ever MLS victory.
By Keith Hickey
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Wahl, Ferrari, Brovsky, Martins; Mapp, Bernier, Arnaud, Gardner; Nyassi, Corradi.
OUT: DF Nelson Rivas (L hamstring strain); FW Eduardo Sebrango (L groin strain); DF Hassoun Camara (R quad strain)
PROBABLE: FW Justin Braun (L groin strain)
|Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Aceval, Morgan, Harden, Eckersley; De Guzman, Silva, Dunfield; Plata, Johnson, Soolsma.
QUESTIONABLE: DF Miguel Aceval (R hamstring tightness)
PROBABLE: DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- TFC (0-3-0) is no stranger to slow starts. In 2011, the Reds garnered just one win from their first eight matches.
- The Impact are yet to win an MLS game, having drawn one and lost four, their most recent defeat a 1-0 at Real Salt Lake.
- Montreal is not alone when it comes to under-performing expansion teams. Last year, Vancouver won its first game before embarking on a 14 game winless run, and Portland had to wait until July for its first away win.
- Toronto has dominated the six Canadian Championship meetings between these two teams, winning five and drawing one, outscoring the Impact 12-2.
- Toronto is 2-2-1 all time against expansion clubs.
Top 3 Predictions
Montreal Impact 1-3 Toronto FC
- 26.67 %
Montreal Impact 2-2 Toronto FC
- 13.33 %
Montreal Impact 2-1 Toronto FC
- 13.33 %
|Nutrilite Canadian Championship (NCC)||May 1, 2013||Montreal Impact 6 - Toronto FC 0|
|Nutrilite Canadian Championship (NCC)||Apr 24, 2013||Toronto FC 2 - Montreal Impact 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 16, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Toronto FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 20, 2012||Toronto FC 0 - Montreal Impact 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 27, 2012||Montreal Impact 0 - Toronto FC 3|
|May 15, 2013||Montreal Impact 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0||NCC|
|May 11, 2013||Montreal Impact 3 - Real Salt Lake 2||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||New York Red Bulls 2 - Montreal Impact 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Montreal Impact 2||MLS|
|May 1, 2013||Montreal Impact 6 - Toronto FC 0||NCC|
|-||Julian De Guzman||Defender|
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