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Canadian Championship

  • May 2, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • Stade Olympique, Montréal, QC
  • Referee: P. Ward
  • • Attendance: 13405
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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.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Wahl, Ferrari, Thomas, Brovsky; Neagle, Warner, Felipe, Arnaud; Nyassi, Corradi.

INJURY REPORT

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.

OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); DF Jeremy Hall (sports hernia surgery recovery); GK Stefan Frei (L ankle surgery recovery); MF Nick Soolsma (L hamstring strain), Danny Koevermans (R abductor strain)

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.

Players to watch

B. Corradi

Position: Attacker

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T. Frings

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Montreal Impact

Toronto

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Montreal Impact MON
Montreal Impact Montreal Impact
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
64%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

Montreal Impact MON
2 - 1
Toronto FC TOR
Montreal Impact MON
2 - 0
Toronto FC TOR
Montreal Impact MON
3 - 0
Toronto FC TOR

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