TORONTO – There will be plenty to play for next week in Montreal after first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact ended in a 1-1 draw, the goals coming courtesy of Doneil Henry and Justin Mapp in each half, respectively.
TORONTO FC vs. MONTREAL IMPACT
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
May 28, 2014 (Amway Canadian Championship final first leg)
7:30 pm ET (Sportsnet One in Canada, FREE STREAM on MLSsoccer.com in US, Mexico)
TORONTO FC OUTLOOK
“The magic of the cup.”
MONTREAL – Toronto FC have said the Montreal Impact’s dismal MLS form will make them hungry come Wednesday in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final (7:30 pm ET; Sportsnet One in Canada, Free Stream on MLSsoccer.com in the US).
Good, then. Montreal expect a similar hunger from TFC.
TORONTO – Toronto FC host the Montreal Impact in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final on Wednesday (7:30 pm ET, Sportsnet One), and TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen is focused on one thing from the outset.
“We can’t concede an away goal,” he told reporters on Monday. “I think that kind of hurt us in the Vancouver leg."
Fresh off a shootout victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in a semifinal of the Amway Canadian Championship, Toronto FC’s star-studded lineup just added another big name in goalkeeper Joe Bendik.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – There was disappointment, but not despair, in the Vancouver Whitecaps' locker room following their penalty-shootout loss to Toronto FC in the second leg of Wednesday night's Canadian Championship semifinal.
MONTREAL – Penalty kick, no penalty kick. Inside the box, outside the box. Hand, shoulder. There was much to disagree on in the Montreal Impact’s 4-2 Amway Canadian Championship semifinal win (5-4 on aggregate) over FC Edmonton on Wednesday night.
One thing, though, was pretty difficult to disagree with: Justin Mapp is really, really good.
Canadian Championship: Vancouver Whitecaps' Carl Robinson: "How can I be disappointed with a performance like that?"
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Vancouver Whitecaps' Canadian Championship heartbreak continued at BC Place on Wednesday evening with a penalty shoot-out loss to Toronto FC in their semi-final second leg.
Toronto FC survived a 2-1 loss in regulation time in the second leg of the Canadian Championship but managed to advance anyway, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 5-3 in a penalty shootout to move on to the finals of the tournament.