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Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact: Your Live Commentary

Photo by Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports

Photo by Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Sounders booked their spot in the MLS Cup final on Sunday afternoon. Their opponent will now be determined on Wednesday night.

Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact collide on Wednesday as the two battle to become the first Canadian club to reach MLS Cup. A TFC win would see the club host the league’s ultimate game, while the Impact are playing for the right to travel to CenturyLink Field for a clash with the Sounders.

Entering Wednesday’s match, the Impact have a slight advantage following a 3-2 first leg win. However, with two away goals, and in front of their home crowd, TFC is very much alive in what is expected to be a back-and-forth affair.

The SBI staff will be offering updates and analysis in the comments section below, so feel free to follow along, and as always, please feel free to share your own thoughts and opinions below.

Enjoy the action.

32 comments
  • Ryan Tolmich

    Hey all. I’ll be here all night to discuss tonight’s match. Should be a fun one. Here are tonight’s lineups:

    Toronto FC: Irwin; Beitashour, Zavaleta, Moor, Hagglund, Morrow; Cooper, Bradley, Johnson; Giovinco, Altidore

    Montreal Impact: Bush; Camara, Cabrera, Ciman, Oyongo; Bernier, Donadel, Bernardello; Oduro, Mancosu, Piatti

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  • Ryan Tolmich

    Following a pretty incredible national anthem, the crowd is ready to go. Kickoff, and we’re underway in Toronto.

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    • Ryan Tolmich

      Early look for TFC as Bradley wiggles through the defense. His pass is JUST behind Giovinco, though, and Bush collects.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        WHAT A TACKLE FROM DONADEL! Loose ball in the box following a long ball to Altidore, and Giovinco darts towards it. Donadel makes a perfect slide tackle in the box, and the ball is cleared.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        Yellow card to Ciman for ripping down Altidore. Definitely something to watch, although one would think he’s enough of a veteran to play this intelligently.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        Cooper down for an extended period of time. Definitely a concern for TFC. Looks like he’s coming back to play, though.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        Wow. Scary collision in the midfield and both Bernardello and ALtidore are down. Both teams upset. ALtidore up, but Bernardello definitely took the worst of it.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        Will Johnson goes for a bicycle kick, but it’s over the bar. Have to applaud the effort, though. 0-0 in the 19th minute.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        Chance for TFC as Morrow is onside as he tries to square one to Altidore. A bit too unselfish, and it’s cleared away.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        GOAL ODURO! Pinpoint pass from Mancosu finds Oduro, who is in all alone. Takes a touch before sliding it past Irwin and Impact are now VERY much in the driver’s seat. 1-0 on the day, 4-2 on aggregate.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        This game is crazy physical. Johnson with the latest big hit, and Cabrera is down. Marrufo has a tough task ahead of him in keeping this thing sane.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        GOAL COOPER! Game on. Absolute scramble in front of goal, and Cooper gets there to bring TFC within one. Corner in from Giovinco and the initial shot is saved off the line. Cooper is there, though, and it’s 1-1 on the night.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        GOAL ALTIDORE AND THE ADVANTAGE SWINGS BACK TO TFC! Fifth consecutive game with a goal for Altidore, who is on FIRE. Corner in from Giovinco and Altidore is left with an open flick to the near post. 2-1 TFC on the day, 4-4 on aggregate, but TFC up on away goals.

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  • Ryan Tolmich

    Halftime, and what a half it was. Crazy good game, and TFC is up, 2-1. Lots of time left. Drogba perhaps?

    Any questions during the half? Shoot them my way.

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    • Ryan Tolmich

      Seattle definitely hoping for Montreal here. Even aside from hosting, think the Sounders could handle Impact counter and midfield. TFC attack is just too scary. Could see Sounders defenders struggling against in-form Altidore, Giovinco.

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    • Ryan Tolmich

      GOAL MONTREAL AND THE IMPACT ARE BACK IN THE LEAD! An absolute mess of a goal. Good work from Piatti to get in behind, and he’s tripped in the box. Looks like he pokes it as he falls, and it trickles past Irwin and in. Ugly goal, but the Impact will take it. 2-2 on the day, 5-4 on aggregate, and there goes TFC’s away goals advantage.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        Game has definitely slowed down, which is totally to the Impact’s favor. TFC not able to get things moving. Very chippy, methodical. Ricketts coming on, though. Should change things a bit.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        GOAL TFC! HAGGLUND! WHAT A GAME! 3-2 now in Toronto, and this has game of the year written all over it. Great header from Hagglund, and Impact caught on another set piece. All tied up on aggregate.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        BLOCK FROM CIMAN! Giovinco plays in Ricketts but Ciman gets down to block it. Bush follows it up with a HUGE save on Altidore. TFC pushing for it.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        EXTRA TIME! Finishes 3-2 in regular time, and we’re heading for extra time. What a series. One of the best I can remember.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        Giovinco coming off with an injury. Cheyrou coming in. Don’t even need to say this, but huge loss for TFC.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        GOAL TFC! Unreal. Cheyrou scores SECONDS after coming on. Advantage TFC.

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      • Ryan Tolmich

        GOAL RICKETTS! That has to be it, right? TFC up two now. ALtidore barrels through the defense and feeds Ricketts for a sliding finish.

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  • Jack

    Remember when Venegas who has 1 goal this season just embarrassed the US back line. How did that happen again?

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