Toronto FC slows down the Impact
Photo: Graham Hughes the canadian press
Sebastian Giovinco has thrown a cold shower on the room height of 20 801 spectators by opening the scoring.
Toronto FC has reduced the Impact on land, Sunday, while montreal saw their winning streak stop at four, following a defeat of 3-1.
The Impact (10-9-6) finished the weekend in seventh position in the Association Is, and thus outside of a playoff spot. The troupe Mauro Biello holds the same number of points as the Atlanta United (10-8-6), but the latter occupies the sixth position in under a best differential of goals.
The club hoped to sign a fifth win in a row for the first time since 2012.
After fine efforts of the local, Sebastian Giovinco has thrown a cold shower on the room height of 20 801 spectators by opening the scoring on a free kick late in the first half. Jozy Altidore has widened the gap early in the second half for Toronto FC (16-3-8), which has not lost since the 1st of July (6-0-3).
Ignacio Piatti, the Impact, and Giovinco have exchanged goals during the game stops.
The Impact will play its next game Saturday, when the Fire of Chicago is visiting at Stade Saputo. The Blue-white-black, however, will be deprived of Laurent Ciman (Belgium), Blerim Dzemaili (Switzerland), Anthony Jackson-Hamel (Canada), Samuel Piette (Canada) and David Choinière (Canada), which have been recalled by their national selection respective.
The two teams started the game by building beautiful pieces, such as training in full confidence the make.
Michael Salazar was the first to knock on the door for the Impact, as early as the fifth minute. Taking advantage of a lot of space, he fired a good low shot from distance, forcing goalkeeper Alex Bono diving to his right to make the stop.
Altidore found himself at the heart of the first threats of toronto, but her strikes were imprecise in the 10th and in the 12th minute.
Bono has saved the TFC to the 15th minute through a stop dramatically on a free kick from Dzemaili, who has cleared a path through the traffic. Matteo Mancosu and Chris Duvall have not been able to benefit from the return.
At the other end of the pitch, Evan Bush has closed the door to Altidore in the 19th minute after a nice sequence of the colossus attacker in red.
Giovinco got the first chance on free-kick in the 35th minute, but his shot is fallen on the top of the net.
It was that part put in its case, since it is bought in the 41st minute, after a foul to Dzemaili against Altidore. This time, the free-kick from Giovinco over the wall montreal was absolutely perfect, and Bush could not do anything.
Giovinco has mocked the crowd during his celebration. He pretended to whine, throwing a hint to his detractors who find that it complains sometimes a little too much with the referee.
The Impact would not have been able to anticipate a worst-case scenario to return from the break, while Altidore doubled the lead of the visitors as early as the 52nd minute. After a re-key Victor Vazquez behind the impact defence, Marky Delgado has centered the ball to Altidore, to end alone in the penalty area. Altidore then calmly beat Bush, left to itself.
Bono has been sounded in the 81st minute when a contact to the head with the knee of the midfielder’s Impact, Dominic Oduro. The goalkeeper of visitors has finally remained at his post.
Piatti had briefly given hope to the montreal supporters by scoring his 15th goal of the season during the second minute of stoppage time. However, Giovinco has replicated upon the resumption of the game.