The Montreal Impact have officially eliminated Toronto FC from the MLS Playoffs race, expediting a process long overdue if you listen to TFC fans since Ryan Nelsen was let go. The Impact's 1-1 draw was a well earned result but the 2012 MLS expansion club will finish the season without winning one MLS away game.
Warren Creavalle opens the score with a well placed shot though Hassoun Camara would have been expected to be more aggressive on that play. Captain Patrice Bernier was back as a starter, after a month-long layoff due to a foot injury. His last game was with the Canadian National Team during a 3-1 win over Jamaica at BMO Field.
The TFC home base smiled again for the captain when he delivered a beautiful pass to Andres Romero who then set up Felipe Martins for the game-tying goal. The game was full of emotions and full of heated " debates " as the Impact felt the wrath of the referee with 2 red cards to Heath Pearce and Hassoun Camara.
Even down to 9 men for about 10 minutes, le bleu-Blanc-noir held the draw and crashed Toronto FC's party.
TFC- Creavalle 20'
MTL- Felipe (Romero, Bernier) 39'
MTL- Camara (Caution) 5'
MTL- Ferrari (Caution) 55'
MTL- Pearce (Red) 82'
TFC- Jackson (Caution) 88'
MTL- Bush (Caution) 90'
TFC- Osorio (Red) 90'+3
TFC- Bendik (Caution) 90'+4
TFC- De Rosario (Caution) 90'+5
MTL- Camara (Red) 90'+5
Toronto FC: 11-14-8 (41 pts)
Montreal: 6-18-9 (25 pts)
Toronto FC- Bendik, Bloom (Oduro 80'), Henry, Caldwell, Morrow, Creavalle (De Rosario 57'), Warner (Bekker 68'), Osorio, Jackson, Moore, Gilberto
Unused Subs: Konopka, Orr, Morgan, Lovitz
Montreal- Bush, Camara, Ferrari, Pearce, Miller, Mallace, Bernier, Romero (Tissot 82'), Martins, Duka (Nakajima-Farran 73'), McInerney (Di Vaio 79')
Unused Subs: Crepeau, Krol, Danso, Gagnon-Lapare