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Lynx Try to Get on Track
Back-to-back games against Rochester not the easiest way back to winning ways.
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TORONTO - Tuesday, August 8-Montreal Impact handed the Toronto Lynx its second defeat in one week with a 1-0 victory at the Claude Robillard Stadium on Sunday to continue a slump for the Lynx that goes back to the 1-0 loss to Connecticut Wolves on July 12. The Lynx have been without a win since the 2-1 victory over the Boston Bulldogs on July 8.

Toronto now faces the toughest weekend of the season, meeting a high flying Rochester in a back-to-back two-game affair that starts with the game at Frontier Field in Rochester  on Saturday and a return game at Varsity Stadium
the next day.

The lone goal in Montreal was scored in a tight, hard fought contest from two teams fighting for a playoff spot, and it came after 17 minutes when Impact forward Ali Ngon took a pass from Mauro Biello to shoot past Lynx goalkeeper Theo Zagar from 10 yards.

The Lynx had a chance to tie the score when, after 24 minutes referee Eric Roy  awarded a penalty kick to the visitors for hand ball by Montreal's Abraham Francois. A well placed kick by Lynx' midfielder Nikola Vignjevic was saved when Montreal goalkeeper Jim Larkin dove to his left to tip the ball just wide.

Vignjevic almost scored 10 minutes later  when his free kick from 25 yards looked like it was going in, but again Larkin came up with the save.

There were second half opportunities for the Lynx to draw level, but their hopes were dashed when first at the 54th. minute Francisco Dos Santos was ejected after receiving two yellow cards and then at 83 minutes team captain Marco Reda was also ordered off for the same offence of two
cautions. The nine-man Lynx held Montreal  to 1-0 for the last seven minutes, but were unable to get back on even terms.

It is Montreal's second win against the Lynx in one week following the 3-0 shutout last Sunday, and the Impact have now won their last five games at home. They have suffered just one defeat in the last six games.

The Lynx now stand at 8-7-4 for 38 points, just one point in front of Montreal.   Rochester is on top with 58 points in front of Long Island Rough Riders in second position with 53.


The Lynx now have nine games remaining in their regular league schedule to the finale on September 4. Sunday's game is the first at home since July 2 and has been designated Multicultural Night with entertainment and guests
to acknowledge and celebrate this region's population that speaks more than 30 languages, with Toronto being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.  Johnny Lombardi, founder and president of CHIN Radio and TV International who has dedicated many years to broadcasting to a multitude of nationalities and who has been honoured many times for his community work and for his ongoing promotion of race relations, will perform the ceremonial kickoff.

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