Thursday, May 7, 2015

Montreal 1 Toronto FC 0

A strange qualification situation, last night's game was the first leg of two games to determine a Canadian champion and qualify for CONCACAF Champion's League in 2016. So it would be possible to defeat Montreal and then the winner of Whitecaps vs FC Edmonton and not clutter up the 2015 season.
That being said, Toronto FC did not display a burning desire to conquer Wednesday night. More of a determination to keep Montreal contained seemed the strategy and they were one moment short of having it work perfectly.
I think that in the back of Vanney's mind is that he could proceed with a cautious lineup and approach for the midweek game, because the May 10 home opener calls for something noisier.
Random thoughts

Smallest category of Toronto FC fans - those who are upset that TFC gave up on Dominic Oduro.

TFC tradition continued (1) - A young defensive pairing of Zavaletta and Hagglund looked capable with the exception of the Montreal McInerney goal.

TFC tradition continued (2) - It was interesting to watch Lovitz and Delgado play the wings. They are both clearly MLS level prospects rather than threats to take starting roles from Jackson, Findley or even Osorio. Toronto struggles to find players for the wings.

The always up to something award goes to - Luke Moore
The surprise playing time award goes to - Jay Chapman
 The can't wait for Sunday afternoon award goes  to - everyone.

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