Toronto FC dominated the beginning of the game half as it should as the home team for the first leg of the 2013 Amway Canadian Championship semi-final. With more attempts at goal, the winner of the last four Canadian Championship had some pressure on Evan Bush, who was kept somewhat busy.
(*) A lack of cohesion for Montreal was no surprise to see but still disappointing. The good news is that the revamped back four kept it simple and was effective.
(*) Talking about cohesion, Justin Mapp was probably the most dangerous for Montreal. With decent runs and a frustrating habit to keep the ball too long, the left-footed could have combined with Maxime Tissot. The young left back showed good intentions but Mapp did not utilize him enough.
(*) Andrew Wenger has not had a lot of touches but continues to work hard. He showed good instincts to keep the ball and distribute the ball to keep the play going.
(*) Toronto FC has shown an aggressive defensive mentality with a compact back four. Henry was able to match Sanna Nyassi's speed on a few times but the Gambian international took advantage of whatever space was given to him.
(*) Not enough energy from both sides is hindering what could and should have been a showcase for the Amway Canadian Championship. Nervous energy and not having all the regular starters does not help the cause neither.
|Toronto FC||Montreal Impact|
|4||Attempts on Goal||3|
|1||Shots on Target||0|
|1||Shots off Target||1|
|6||Open Play Crosses||6|
|0||First Yellow Cards||0|
|0||Second Yellow Cards||0|
|54%||Duels Won %||46%|
|71%||Passing Accuracy %||77%|