Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC – Football Match Preview -September 10, 2020The Montreal Impact will aim for their second straight victory over Toronto FC when they host their Canadian rivals on Wednesday.CLECK HERE TO WATCH LIVE STREAM FREE
For the Impact it will be their third consecutive game against Toronto FC. Montreal dropped a 1-0 contest at home on Aug. 28 but rebounded for a 1-0 victory Sept. 1 in Toronto.
Rudy Camacho’s goal was the difference in the latter game, though an unusual missed chance from Toronto drew much of the attention. On a penalty kick attempt, Alejandro Pozuelo lightly touched the ball and Pablo Piatti rushed from behind to take the shot, though the goal was discounted when Piatti was called for encroachment.
Montreal goalkeeper Clement Diop wasn’t pleased Toronto FC tried such a “tricky” play.”Probably they were a bit cocky because they beat us (on Aug. 28),” Diop said after the game. “This is what happens when you don’t respect your opponent. … You’re down 1-0 and you try to do tricky stuff. So you don’t respect the game, you don’t respect your opponent.”
While the Impact have had a seven-day break between games, Toronto FC (5-2-3, 18 points) will be playing their third match in nine days. Toronto suffered a 3-2 loss at Vancouver last Saturday.
Toronto has now recorded consecutive losses for the first time since May 2019, despite outshooting the Impact and Whitecaps by a cumulative 42-17 margin over the two games.
“Games are won in the 18-yard boxes,” Toronto head coach Greg Vanney told reporters. “So on the attacking side, we’ve got to turn some of this good play into more goals. Having said that, giving up three goals is very, very difficult to win a game. … My disappointment 100 percent is on the goals that we give up.”
Wednesday marks Toronto’s sixth and final match of the mini-tournament between Canada’s three MLS teams. The Impact and Whitecaps still play twice in Vancouver — Sunday and Sept. 16.Given their short recovery time between games, Toronto FC could potentially make several changes from their last starting lineup. Richie Laryea (ankle) and Patrick Mullins (ankle) are questionable for Wednesday.
Striker Maximiliano Urruti is questionable Wednesday after missing the Impact’s last game.