Canadian Championship Preview: Toronto FC - Montreal Impact

Rudi Schuller
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Toronto FC (4-4-2): Frei; Henry, Califf, O'Dea, A. Morgan; Bostock, Bekker, Osorio, Lambe; Braun, Wiedeman

Injury Report:

OUT: Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair), Terry Dunfield (L knee sprain), Emery Welshman (R ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Richard Eckersley (L hamstring)

Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Bush; Tissot, Camara, Ouimette, Brovsky; Mapp, Arnaud, Bernier, Nyassi; Paponi, Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Sinisa Ubiparipovic (R calf strain), Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Matteo Ferrari (calf strain)



  • Toronto is the four-time defending Voyageurs Cup champion.

  • Montreal is the only other team to have won the Canadian Championship, doing so as a second-division outfit in 2008. It was the last of seven straight Voyageurs Cups for the Impact, although only the '08 edition counted as the official national championship.

  • This is the second of at least five scheduled meetings in 2013 between the two sides, with Montreal claiming a 2-1 MLS victory last month.

  • Since the Impact became an MLS team, the two sides are 2-2-2 against one another in all competitions.

  • TFC is undefeated at home so far this year, winning once and drawing three times.