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Toronto FC
TOR
Final
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Montreal Impact
MTL
Saturday, October 26, 20134:00 PM
BMO FieldMLS Regular SeasonCloudyTSN,Univision Dep.,MLS LIVE,RDSAttendance: 13211

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 16'TORRobert Earnshaw
  • Jonathan Osorio
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 90'+4'MTL Matteo FerrariFoul
 90'+3'MTL Wandrille LefevreFoul
 26'MTL Justin MappDangerous play
 23'MTL Hernán BernardelloArgument
 23'TOR Robert EarnshawArgument
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 90'+2'TOR
Gale Agbossoumonde (D)
Robert Earnshaw (F)
 84'MTL
Andrés Romero (F)
Karl Ouimette (D)
 84'TOR
Justin Braun (F)
Bright Dike (F)
 73'TOR
Jeremy Hall (D)
Álvaro Rey (M)
 57'MTL
Andrea Pisanu (M)
Davy Arnaud (M)
 57'MTL
Collen Warner (M)
Felipe Martins (M)

Starting Formations

12Bendik28Bloom13Caldwell4Henry5Morgan23Rey8Bekker21Osorio15Convey10Earnshaw7DikeM3172524196321Perkins6Camara13Ferrari55Lefevre34Ouimette21Mapp23Bernardello7Felipe Martins22Arnaud33Wenger9Di VaioM3115111853051RAA4

Lineups

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Toronto FC
12GJoe Bendik
28DMark Bloom
13DSteven Caldwell
4DDoneil Henry
5DAshtone Morgan
23MÁlvaro Rey
8MKyle Bekker
21MJonathan Osorio
15MBobby Convey
10FRobert Earnshaw
7FBright Dike
Montreal Impact
1GTroy Perkins
6DHassoun Camara
13DMatteo Ferrari
55DWandrille Lefevre
34DKarl Ouimette
21MJustin Mapp
23MHernán Bernardello
7MFelipe Martins
22MDavy Arnaud
33FAndrew Wenger
9FMarco Di Vaio
Bench
3Jonas Elmer
17Justin Braun
25Jeremy Hall
24Stefan Frei
19Reggie Lambe
6Gale Agbossoumonde
32Andrew Wiedeman
 
31Andrea Pisanu
15Andrés Romero
11Sanna Nyassi
18Collen Warner
5Jeb Brovsky
30Evan Bush
51Maxim Tissot
Managers
  Ryan Nelsen
 
  Marco Schällibaum
OFFICIALS

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RefereeDavid Gantar  
Assistant RefereePhill Briere  
Assistant RefereeBrian Poeschel  
Fourth OfficialSorin Stoica  
Saturday, October 26, 2013
4:00 PM
BMO Field
TSN,Univision Dep.,MLS LIVE,RDS

TORONTO — A first-half strike  by Robert Earnshaw was enough to see Toronto FC dispatch a desperate Montreal Impact side by a 1-0 margin on a cold, soggy Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.

TFC opened the scoring in the 16th minute when a lucky bounce allowed midfielder Jonathan Osorio to unleash a shot in the Impact penalty box that Earnshaw redirected past Montreal goalkeeper Troy Perkins.

Toronto were worthy winners and had multiple chances to increase their lead during the first half. The first arrived via another fortuitous bounce in the 33rd minute that enabled Earnshaw and Bright Dike to go in alone on Perkins. However, the two TFC strikers got in each other’s way and the Impact 'keeper blocked Earnshaw’s shot.

Osorio then tested Perkins again less than a minute later, with a diving Perkins just pushing away a shot destined for the bottom left corner.

TFC rookie midfielder Kyle Bekker came close to his first MLS goal in the 38th minute when he hammered a shot off the crossbar. Earnshaw almost grabbed his second of the game less than five minutes later when Perkins tipped his shot over the crossbar.

The crossbar continued to be Montreal’s best friend when the second half kicked off, with Reds captain Steven Caldwell seeing his 46th minute header beat Perkins but not the woodwork.

Montreal picked up their first shot on target on the 53rd minute when a nice flick-on by Marco Di Vaio sent midfielder Davy Arnaud in alone on the TFC net, with TFC keeper Joe Bendik coming up big to stone the Impact captain.

The Impact looked like they'd found an equalizer in the 61st minute when Andrew Wenger’s cross found its way into the back of the TFC net. However, the referee  called Marco Di Vaio for a hand ball and the league's co-leading scorer was denied his 21st goal of the season.

Montreal came close again in the 72nd minute when Wenger had a glorious chance from just outside the six-yard box but could not direct his shot on target.

Impact midfielder Hernan Bernardello kept Montreal in the game in the 81st minute when he cleared a shot from Caldwell off the line after a scramble in the Montreal box following a corner kick.

Montreal substitute Andres Romero looked like he was going to pot a late one for the visiting team, but Bendik came up with another game-saving block to punctuate what has been a breakthrough campaign for the Toronto 'keeper.

With the victory, Toronto ended their season on a high note at home and earned a measure of revenge against the club that usurped them as Canadian champions earlier in the campaign.

With the loss, Montreal missed out on an opportunity to control their own MLS playoff destiny; they will now have to wait to see how Houston, Chicago and New England make out on Sunday before they will know if they have secured a postseason place in their second year in MLS.

 

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Jonathan Osorio Ran circles around the Impact's veteran internationals. Assisted on the game-winner and set up several more inviting chances to boot.
2 Bright Dike Impressive performance from the big striker; Montreal's rickety back line had no answer for his speed and power.
3 Justin Mapp One of the few visitors who gave a good account of himself, as he conjured up a range of opportunities for his wasteful teammates.