Canadian Championship Preview: Toronto FC - Montreal Impact
The two sides battled to a scoreless draw in the first leg, leading to a potentially scrappy final 90 minutes of soccer.
By Nick Sabetti
|Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Morgan, Henry, Cann, Eckersley; De Guzman, Avila, Dunfield; Plata, Johnson, Lambe.
OUT: M Torsten Frings (R shoulder), F Danny Koevermans (groin), F Nicholas Lindsay (L knee), G Stefan Frei (L ankle), D Dicoy Williams (R knee).
QUESTIONABLE: F Nick Soolsma (R hamstring)
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Wahl, Ferrari, Thomas, Brovsky; Arnaud, Warner, Bernier, Ubiparipovic; Nyassi, Corradi.||
OUT: Zarek Valentin (R Hamstring)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Toronto (0-8-0) have the worst defensive record in MLS with 18 goals conceded in 8 games. The Impact have conceded 15 in 10 games.
- With a 2-0 loss at home to D.C. United last Saturday, TFC has now beaten the Kansas City Wizard 1999 season record of being pointless after seven MLS games.
- Toronto has dominated the seven Canadian Championship meetings between these two teams, winning five and drawing two while outscoring the Impact 12-2.
- The Impact (3-5-2) earned their second win in a row in MLS against Sporting Kansas City by a score of 2-0 on Saturday. The Impact have not conceded a goal in over 288 minutes.
- Toronto has only led once in its eight MLS games this season. The Impact have led in six games of their first ten.
- In the first leg between these two teams on May 2 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, the game finished 0-0. Toronto will need to win in the second leg in order to advance, while the Impact will need a win or a draw with goals.
- This will be the first time the Impact play at BMO field in Toronto as an MLS team.
Top 3 Predictions
Toronto FC 0-1 Montreal Impact
- 18.31 %
Toronto FC 1-2 Montreal Impact
- 16.9 %
Toronto FC 0-2 Montreal Impact
- 14.09 %
|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|
|Oct 26, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Toronto FC 4 - D.C. United 1||MLS|
|Sep 21, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2||MLS|
|-||Julian De Guzman||Defender|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed