Canadian Championship Preview: Montreal Impact - Toronto FC
Toronto heads into Wednesday night's Canadian Championship clash looking to stop the bleeding, while Montreal hopes to extend its perfect home record.
By Nick Sabetti
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Wahl, Ferrari, Thomas, Brovsky; Neagle, Warner, Felipe, Arnaud; Nyassi, Corradi.
QUESTIONABLE: DF Zarek Valentin (R calf strain); MF Justin Mapp (R hamstring strain)
|Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Morgan, Aceval, Cann, Eckersley; De Guzman, Frings, Dunfield; Avila, Johnson, Lambe.
QUESTIONABLE: Luis Silva (flu)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This will be the fifth installment of the Amway Canadian Championship. Toronto FC won the last three editions while the Impact were victors in the first.
- Toronto (0-7-0) surpassed the Impact (2-5-2) on Saturday for the worst defensive record in MLS with 16 goals conceded in 7 games. The Impact have conceded 15 in 9 games.
- Toronto has dominated the six Canadian Championship meetings between these two teams, winning five and drawing one while outscoring the Impact 12-2.
- The Impact (2-5-2) earned their second win and first clean sheet of the MLS season on Saturday against the Portland Timbers in a 2-0 win. The Impact are unbeaten at home this season.
- With a 3-2 loss away to Real Salt Lake last Saturday, TFC has now tied the Kansas City Wizard's 1999 season record of being pointless after first seven MLS games.
- These two teams last met on April 7 at the Olympic Stadium where the Impact grabbed their first MLS victory in a 2-1 win. Midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic and Forward Andrew Wenger were the scorers for the Impact.
- Toronto is 2-3-1 all time against expansion clubs.
Top 3 Predictions
Montreal Impact 2-1 Toronto FC
- 17.19 %
Montreal Impact 2-0 Toronto FC
- 12.5 %
Montreal Impact 3-0 Toronto FC
- 10.94 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 26, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Montreal Impact 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 3, 2013||Toronto FC 3 - Montreal Impact 3|
|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|
|Mar 8, 2014||FC Dallas 3 - Montreal Impact 2||MLS|
|Oct 31, 2013||Houston Dynamo 3 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 26, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 16, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|-||Julian De Guzman||Defender|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed