35' - Chad Barrett (Jim Brennan)
1.Matt Jordan; 2.Kevin Sakuda (12.Eduardo Sebrango 63'), 3.Adam Braz, 5.Nevio Pizzolitto, 7.David Testo, 8.Sandro Grande, 9.Rocco Placentino, 10.Roberto Brown (24.Simon Gatti 75'), 17.Joey Gjertsen (21. Felix Brillant 72'), 25.Zanzan Atte-oudeyi, 26. Cedric Jocqueviel
24.Stefan Frei; 3.Nana Attakora-Gyan, 4.Marco Velez, 11.Jim Brennan, 15.Adrian Serioux; 16.Marvell Wynne (Chad Barrett 16'), 2.Sam Cronin, 33.Carl Robinson, 20.Amado Guevara (Fuad Ibrahim 88'), 14.Dwayne De Rosario (Kevin Harmse 74'), 8.Pablo Vitti
71' - David Testo
Stupid headline: TFC get their revenge on Impact
Ok, so it's not such a stupid headline. The idea that anyone was out for revenge in this match is a tad ludicrous, but as headlines go, it's not that bad. I'll let the WFP and others take a crack at it, and perhaps by tomorrow morning we'll have a new winner.
Obligatory goal celebration photo(s):
One paragraph analysis
More than the last match against Vancouver, Toronto was in control. They had more chances, and might have won by a larger margin had Dwayne De Rosario and company brought their shooting boots. Still, all of Toronto's possession didn't create a lot in the way of chances. Instead, the bulk of the close calls came after poor clearances by Montreal's defence, and bad passes out of midfield. In the end, after Testo's sending off, Montreal created a bit and the play improved.
One (or two) sentence thoughts
- It was very convenient of the feed, which was direct from the BMO scoreboard, not to show a replay of the Montreal offside goal. I thought it was onside, and it was definitely close enough to deserve a second look, just like the foul just outside (and it was outside) Montreal's penalty area that was replayed several times.
- Sandro Grande is clearly out of sorts, or dealing with something, as he was industrious but rather sloppy.
- I hate to look like I am picking on Montreal's American players, but Testo, Gjertsen, and Sakuda were really poor with their passing. The other American, keeper Matt Jordan, was excellent.
- Too many crowd shots. The TFC fans are beginning to seem far to self-congratulatory for my liking.
- Montreal was best in the last 20 minutes after Testo's sending off. Not your typical situation where a team rallies because it is a man down, but because Testo was a black hole out there, wasting every ball.
- This game would have been much different if two of Montreal's better defensive players, Leo di Lorenzo and Stefano Pesoli, were healthy. Jocqueviel did well, but Zanzan was a bit of a mess.
Canadian content report
The teams each started 4 Canadians, and a few more were brought on throughout the game. I've already mentioned that I thought Sandro Grande was poor. Dwayne De Rosario was excellent to start, but began to fade before he was replaced. Nana Attakora looked good for Toronto, and if Marvell Wynne's injury is anything serious, should get a serious run of playing time in the near future. Rocco Placentino hit a great shot to score on the 'offside' play, and had other moments as well.
|Dwayne De Rosario||74|
The pool report
A fair number of people nailed the correct score of tonight's match: M@, Nuvinho, dyslexic nam, Joe Ross, Lucky Strike, Serie_AHH, Kevin Rollins, Joe Soccer Fan, 3LionRoar, PhilD, and Simon B.
Lucky Strike and 3LionRoar also had the correct scores last week, and now lead the Nutrilite Canadian Championship Pool:
|0||Lucky Strike, 3LionRoar|
|1||M@, squizz, Nuvinho, zeelew, Joe Ross, Kevin Rollins, Simon B|
|2||J, P, Kevin Elder, dyslexic nam, Elvis, Serie_AHH, Joe Soccer Fan, coxon|
|3||Sam, Lord Bob, Duane Rollins, Rob, Dan, PhilD, Matt John Gregg, Scott Hegedus|
|Toronto FC||2 ||0||0||6 |
|Montreal Impact||0||0||1 ||0 |
|Kevin Harmse||Toronto FC||1 |
|Chad Barrett||Toronto FC||1|
Next match: 20 May 2009: Montreal Impact @ Vancouver Whitecaps