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Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 25
Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact
BMO Field – Toronto
August 24 – 7:30 PM ET

TV: TVAS, TSN4

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

The Canadian Classique heats up again Saturday night as part of Heineken Rivalry Week, with Toronto FC seeking a regular-season sweep and the Montreal Impact looking for a win in Wilmer Cabrera's debut as head coach. It's a game in which both teams need a positive result to improve their MLS Cup Playoffs hopes.

Toronto (9-10-7) are level on points with seventh-place Montreal, but two spots below the playoff line in the Eastern Conference on tiebreakers, are coming off a 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium Saturday. Jonathan Osorio gave the Reds the lead three minutes from halftime, but Pedro Santos leveled three minutes after the restart. David Accam gave Crew SC the lead in the 82nd minute before Jozy Altidore headed in the 90th-minute equalizer. 

The Impact (10-13-4) blew a three-goal lead and settled for a 3-3 draw at home against FC Dallas Saturday, which proved to be Remi Garde's last in charge of Montreal. Lassi Lappalainen struck for a first-half brace and made it 3-0 in the 56th minute. But FC Dallas scored three times in the final 31 minutes to secure the draw. On Wednesday, the Impact announced the club had parted ways with Garde and hired Cabrera as head coach.

This is the second meeting this season, with TFC winning 2-0 at Stade Saputo July 13. Alejandro Pozuelo broke the deadlock in the 61st minute and Altidore tacked on an insurance goal deep in second-half stoppage time.

Toronto FC
Toronto FC vs. Montreal

Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 PM ET
BMO Field

Montreal

Toronto FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Montreal Impact

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Victor Cabrera (D) - arm injury
    • OUT: Daniel Kinumbe (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Ignacio Piatti (M) - adductor injury
    • OUT: Samuel Piette (M) - adductor injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Jorge Corrales (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Toronto FC

  • Toronto FC: 5 wins, 17 goals
  • Impact: 2 wins, 13 goals
  • 3 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Baldomero Toledo
  • Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Eric Weisbrod
  • 4th Official: Robert Sibiga
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
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Current Form

Toronto FC
W
L
W
L
D
D
Montreal
L
L
W
L
L
D

Season Stats

Toronto FCMontreal Impact
26Games Played27
9Wins10
10Losses13
7Draws4
41Goals39
43Goals Conceded50
266Shots224
128Shots on Target97
248Fouls committed320
281Fouls suffered318
42Offside36
154Corners122

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
TOR67742411.6
MTL77841391.4
01234+Avg
TOR153322
MTL424111.4
01234+Avg
TOR524101.1
MTL354301.5

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
TOR461150431.7
MTL76653501.9
01234+Avg
TOR237201.6
MTL432301.3
01234+Avg
TOR234301.7
MTL334232.3
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