Last week in MLS, the Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Toronto FC each saw different results once their games had finished.
THE MONTREAL IMPACT
Montreal were on the road and faced NYCFC on the tiny pitch at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. The Impact were down 1-0 at halftime, but 37 year old Patrice Bernier put on a clinic in midfield, fed a pass forward to Dominic Oduro who equalized in the 68th minute. Quebec native Bernier played the full 90 minutes and showed no signs of slowing down; it’s no wonder he’s a fan favourite in Montreal. The Impact left NYC with a 1-1 tie and a valuable road point, but are still winless on the 2017 season and are in 8th place in the Eastern Conference.
TORONTO FC VS THE VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
Toronto FC visited BC Place and faced the Vancouver Whitecaps in an all-Canadian matchup of two teams that are starting to seriously dislike each other. The game was largely uneventful until the 70th minute when Vancouver midfielder Brek Shea was double-yellow carded and was out of the game for unsporting behaviour. Toronto FC quickly took advantage of the situation as new man Victor Vazquez scored in the 76th minute, and Jozy Altidore put the icing on the Reds’ cake with another goal 4 minutes after that. The 2-0 road win was Toronto FC’s first victory of the season; Vancouver are still winless and have 1 point on the season.
All three Canadian clubs are off for the international break this week, but return to action next week. Toronto FC has their home opener on Friday March 31, which you’ll be able to hear LIVE on Canada Talks SiriusXM 167!
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