MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Montreal Impact
Though neither of these teams will make the playoffs, Canadian bragging rights are still up for grabs.
By Keith Hickey
|Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Hall, Eckersley, O'Dea, Emory; Lambe, Maund, Dunfield, Wiedeman; Silva, Amarikwa.
OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); DF Ty Harden (lower abdominal strain); MF Torsten Frings (L hip); MF Matt Stinson (R quadriceps strain); FW Keith Makubuya (L ankle sprain); FW Quincy Amarikwa (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Eric Hassli (R ankle sprain)
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Perkins; Camara, Nesta, Ferrari, Brovsky; Arnaud, Bernier, Mallace, Nyassi; Wenger, Di Vaio.
OUT: DF Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery); MF Felipe (sports hernia); FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee ACL tear)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Canadian rivals are meeting for the third time this season in MLS, the first at BMO Field following two clashes in Montreal. Sinisa Ubiparipovic and Andrew Wenger each scored to lead the Impact to a 2-1 win on April 7 at Olympic Stadium, then Torsten Frings, Ryan Johnson and Danny Koevermans all scored for a 3-0 TFC victory on June 27 at Stade Saputo.
- Toronto FC saw its winless streak extended to 12 games – one shy of the club record set over the end of the 2011 season and the start of this year – in a 1-0 loss to D.C. United on Oct. 6.
- With a victory in either of its last two games, the Montréal Impact will have the third-best record for an expansion team in MLS history. Only Chicago in 1998 and Seattle in 2009 will have had more points than the Impact.
- Though he didn’t score a goal, Impact striker Marco Di Vaio continued his recent form with an assist on his team’s goal in the 1-1 draw at Houston on Oct. 6. Over the last nine games, Di Vaio has five goals and three assists.
- Toronto striker Ryan Johnson will miss this game due to yellow card accumulation.
Top 3 Predictions
Toronto FC 1-3 Montreal Impact
- 15.39 %
Toronto FC 0-0 Montreal Impact
- 15.39 %
Toronto FC 0-4 Montreal Impact
- 15.39 %
|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 18, 2013||Toronto FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Toronto FC 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Colorado Rapids 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|May 1, 2013||Montreal Impact 6 - Toronto FC 0||NCC|
|Apr 27, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|-||Frederick Michael George Hall||Goalkeeper|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
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