Canada’s MLS clubs went win, draw, and loss last past week.
Toronto FC hosted the recently resurgent Chicago Fire last Friday night. TFC’s Sebastian Giovinco has been looking to break out and the Fire were his victims. The Atomic Ant scored twice including this stunner to lead the Reds to a 3-1 victory and to bring TFC closer to the Red Line.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 22, 2017
On Saturday afternoon, it was a Battle of the Basement of the Eastern Conference as the second-last place Montreal Impact traveled to Pennsylvania to face the last place Philadelphia Union. The Impact were down 3-0 at halftime, but rallied back to draw the Union 3-3 and gain a valuable road point. Québec’s own Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored twice to earn the draw; he’s scored 3 times in his past 2 matches. The win helped Montreal’s record, but it didn’t make much of an impact in the standings, as they’re still in second-last place in the East.
Unfortunately, the Vancouver Whitecaps came out of the weekend with the least desirable result. They travelled to Oregon to face the Portland Timbers in a Cascadia Cup match and trailed for the entire 90 minutes. The Timbers scored twice in the first half and the Whitecaps’ Fredy Montero scored to get Vancouver within one goal in the 59th minute, but that was all she wrote. The Whitecaps left Portland on the wrong end of a 2-1 score and in 9th place in the Western Conference.
Listen to MLS live this week on SiriusXM 167 Canada Talks!
On Friday April 28 at 7:30 pm ET, you’ll hear Houston Dynamo at Toronto FC.
Then on Saturday April 29 at 3 pm ET, it’s an all-Canadian match-up as Vancouver Whitecaps are at the Montreal Impact!
Visit our MLS schedule to see what games are coming up.