Result of the Wednesday April 28th, Nutrilife Canadian Championship tournament game between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact played at BMO Field in Toronto at 8:00pm.

Toronto FC (gray shorts and shirts, black shorts, names and numbers, red trim)

...............24 Stefan Frei
8 Dan Gargan...12 Adrian Cann...4 Nick Garcia...20 Ty Harden
23 Jacob Peterson...6 Julian de Guzman...2 Sam Cronin...14 Dwayne DeRosario (cpt)
...........27 Gabe Gala...19 Chad Barrett

Subs:...1 Jon Conway (gk)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...21 Nick LaBrocca (mid)...25 Martin Saric (mid)... 33 Maksim Usanov (def)...34 Raivis Hscanovics (def)
team officials:...head coach Preki

Montreal Impact (pink socks and shirts, black shorts, white names and numbers)

..............1 Matt Jordan
3 Adam Braz...26 Cedric Joqueviel...5 Nevio Pizzolitto (cpt)...23 Stephen de Roux
14 Tony Donatelli...8 Filipe Soares...11 Leonardo DiLorenzo...7 David Testo
............10 Roberto Brown...28 Peter Byers

Subs:...22 Srdjan Djekanovic (gk)...2 Hicham Aaboubou (def)...9 Rocco Placentino (mid)...12 Eduardo Sebrango (fwd)...15 Patrick Leduc (mid) ...21 Philippe Billy (mid)...24 Simon Gatti (def)
team officials:...head coach Marco Dos Santos...assistant coach Mauro Biello...technical director Nick De Santis

Game officials:...referee Paul Ward...referee's assistants Darren Clark and Joe Fletcher...fourth official Justin Tasev...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 8:06pm...TFC defend north end on this cool evening with a bright setting sun in the north west and the temperature dropping quickly after it got dark. There was a strong wind from the north.
1 min...TFC de Guzman pushes 22 yard shot up middle that's caught by goalie.
2 min...TFC DeRosario blocks ball at center line and chases it to keep it in on left side at 25 yard sideline and defender slides to block cross from left edge of box.
5 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has TFC Barrett pop 10 yard header over bar but a foul was called anyway.
7 min...Imp Braz chips ball from 35 yards on right into TFC box where TFC Gargan heads ball out left side and Imp DiLorenzo cross from left side of box and TFC defender pops header out right side of box.
9 min...Imp Joqueviel chests ball over end line from 20 yards when TFC de Guzman running on right sideline crosses ball to center for charging TFC players.
xxxx10 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...TFC Sam Cronin cornerkick from right has ball knocked down with TFC Adrian Cann flubbing shot from 10 yards and DeRosario kicks ball into low right corner of net from 5 yards. TFC Ty Harden is sliding while on ground for shot but is too late but DeRosario appears to land on him on his way down. Imp goalie Matt Jordan and a defender also slid into play.xxxxx
XXXXXX...REVISED by the CSA many days later...10 Min...TFC Ty Hardin GOAL...TFC Sam Cronin cornerkick from right has ball knocked down with TFC Adrian Cann flubbing shot from 10 yards and Hardin slides and kicks ball into low right corner of net from 5 yards. Imp goalie Matt Jordan and a defender also slid into play and it is later revealed days later that it was the goalie whose spikes cut Hardin's leg open.XXXXXX
10 min...TFC Ty Harden is injured and shows effect after goal when TFC players all went back to their own side of center and he collapsed. He was removed by a cart at the 16 min mark.
17 min...TFC sub...Hscanovics replaces injured Harden.
18 min...Imp Soares chips 45 yard freekick from right that just lands wide left and behind net for goalkick.
22 min...TFC YELLOW card...Cronin earns it for pushing over Imp Soares at center line after Soares has kicked ball away.
23 min...Imp YELLOW card...Pizzolito earns it for knock on TFC Barrett at center line (although Pizzolito is awarded freekick). Pizzolito had swatted Barrett as he walked by after Barrett had kicked at ball almost connecting with Pizzolito's head a few seconds earlier.
24 min...Imp de Roux long throw-in from near left cornerflag is whistled down in box for TFC freekick.
25 min...TFC DeRosario bends 25 yard shot from left that goalie catches on short post.
26 min...TFC Gargan is injured near center circle when he and Imp Brown collide while both jumping to make header.
27 min...TFC Peterson long run up right side and low cross near endline is caught by goalie.
30 min...Imp Soares cornerkick from left has TFC Gargan charge out to head ball away and start fast break.
30 min...TFC DeRosario rush down left and low cross to middle has TFC Hscanovics get touch on ball but from 12 yards scuffed-shot deflects off defender for goalie to gather in.
32 min...Imp DiLorenzo cross from left has Imp Byers poke at ball for 12 yard roller up middle that's saved by diving goalie.
33 min...TFC YELLOW card...de Guzman earns it for tripping Imp DiLorenzo at TFC 30 yards.
34 min...Imp Soares 30 yard freekick from left has Imp Pizzolito head ball down near right post keeping ball in play eventually Imp Donatelli cross attempt near right corner flag is blocked by TFC DeRosario who stops ball from bouncing out and works ball out of trouble.
35 min...Imp RED card...Roberto Brown earns a direct ejection for an off ball punch of TFC Nick Garcia inside TFC box, knocking him out. Imp DiLorenzo was on left edge of box ready to cross ball into traffic. Garcia is injured and is helped off the field at 38 minutes.
38 min...TFC sub...White replaces injured Garcia...White plays as forward and Gala moved back to play as a defender.
40 min...TFC Gala cross from near left end line drifts over net as TFC DeRosario tapped him pass on left.
41 min...Imp sub...Billy replaces Soares.
41 min...Imp DiLorenzo 45 yard freekick from left is well wide left of net.
42 min...Imp player's short cornerkick from left is back and passed to Imp DiLorenzo who crosses from left 25 yards to right end line where Imp player heads pop up ball that TFC goalie outjumps Imp Byers to catch at 4 yards.
43 min...TFC de Guzman draws freekick on soft trip at Imp 28 yards by Imp Joqueviel sticking out his leg.
43 min...Imp YELLOW card...Braz for kicking ball away after whistle on previous play.
44 min...TFC Barrett 25 yard freekick blast is well over net.
45 min...Imp Billy charges along right and cross from 22 yards near right end line is caught by goalie.
46 min...Imp Donatelli 45 yard freekick from left is just over players on right end line.
47 min...Play stopped when second ball thrown onto field.
48 min...TFC Gala rush on left and low cross is cleared by Imp Joqueviel.
52 min...TFC de Guzman flubs 18 yard shot up middle in crowd of players but ball deflects for a throw-in.
53 min...TFC Hsanovics called as Imp Byers falls over him on leap.
54 min...Imp DiLorenzo bends 28 yard freekick up middle that deflects off player in TFC wall and goalie flies to left post to push ball away.
54 min...half ends 9:00pm.

Halftime Entertainment:...there was relay race of two 2-person teams who had to dribble the ball down the sidelines and do jumping jacks.
Also it was announced that the World Cup trophy was in Toronto as sponsered by Coca-Cola.

2nd Half:...starts 9:16pm...there's still a gusty wind from the north and now the temperature is colder.
47 min...TFC de Guzman 30 yard blast up middle is well over net.
50 min...Imp DiLorenzo cross from left end line is headed away by TFC Cann on near post.
50 min...Imp Donatelli 30 yard shot up middle is smothered by goalie.
52 min...TFC White pushes ball to middle for potential 2 on 1 with TFC Barrett but goalie charges to pick up ball on edge of box.
53 min...TFC DeRosario crosses 25 yards from left that bounces through players in box. TFC player crosses from right that Imp Braz heads out left side of box.
54 min...TFC de Guzman cross to TFC DeRosario on left who crosses into box but blocked by Imp Braz. TFC Gala follows up and gets pass back from TFC DeRosario and crosses in from left edge of box and TFC Barrett misses connecting on diving header in Imp box.
55 min...TFC YELLOW card...Gargan for grabbing Imp DiLorenzo preventing run down left sideline.
56 min...TFC White chips goalie well out of net clearing ball from TFC Barrett on right but White's shot is well high and wide right of net.
59 min...TFC Barrett inside Imp box puts ball through Imp Joqueviel's legs and rolls ball from left near end line though box and sliding Imp Pizzolito clears out of box before TFC White can play ball.
59 min...TFC Gargan ends TFC pressure by chipping 25 yard shot well over net.
60 min...TFC Chad Barrett GOAL...TFC Dwayne DeRosario taps over pass at left side of box and Barrett running right across goalmouth at ten yards avoids slides of Imp Braz and then Imp Joqueviel and shoots 10 yard shot into right side of net beyond goalie Matt Jordan.
61 min...TFC sub...LaBrocca replaces Peterson.
64 min...Imp Joqueviel gets back to poke ball away from TFC Barrett on right wing near edge of box.
64 min...TFC DeRosario 30 yard shot is well over net.
65 min...Imp sub...Placentino replaces DiLorenzo.
66 min...TFC Gargan makes sliding tackle to knock ball away from Imp Placentino from 20 yards near left end line.
67 min...TFC DeRosario 40 yard blast from left in crowd of players and batted down by goalie on left post and picks up ball without pressure.
67 min...Imp sub...Sebrango replaces Byers.
70 min...Imp Placentino blast 35 yard freekick from left well over net.
71 min...Imp Donatelli gets to retake 35 yard freekick from left that is over players on right side of box and bounces for goalkick.
75 min...TFC White charge from left to cuts to middle and blasts 25 yarder well over net.
78 min...Imp Billy cross from 25 yards on right has ball headed out left side of box by TFC LaBrocca.
78 min...Imp player who gets pass back after his throw-in from left crosses 25 yarder from near left sideline through box that bounces wide right of net for goalkick just too far for Imp Billy.
79 min...TFC YELLOW card...Stefan Frei for wasting time taking a goal kick.
82 min...Imp de Roux blocks TFC Gargan cross on end line that gives up cornerkick on right.
82 min...TFC Cronin cornerkick from right has defender head ball out of box.
84 min...Imp deRoux cross from left is cleared from TFC box.
92 min...Imp Billy bashes through defenders on left and his cross lands on top of net.
93 min...game ends 10:04pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......2..........Montreal Impact.........0......

Attendance was announced as 21436 which I thought was exaggerated. There looked like there were almost as many as the weekend game against Seattle Sounders when they announced 18394. Lots of people were fighting their way through traffic to get here by 8:00pm. The weather was cool with temperatures falling once the sun set.

The fans near me were listening on their cell phones and cheering for Montreal---not the soccer team but the hockey team Montreal Canadiens who won a huge upset in game seven in the first round of the NHL playoffs. There were plenty of fans who want a Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup.

The game program mentioned the history of the Nutrilife Championship. This is only the third year of the competition. I don't like the revisitionalist history which mentions the Voyageurs Cup in the same breath not mentioning that this is a fan bought trophy that has been awarded since 2002 and won seven years in a row by Montreal Impact until last year when Toronto FC won. I helped pay for that trophy which was purchased by fan donations. At least the article about Dwayne De Rosario mentions he started his career in 1997 with the Toronto Lynx (of the USL) which articles published in the last few years ignored the existance of that team.

I thought TFC would press harder to score more in the first half when they had the winds at their back and were only up 1-0. Much like their first regular season home game against Philadelphia Union, the team had the luxury of playing more than half the game one man up.

Defender Nick Garcia was greeted with a chorus of boos when he was introduced at the start of the game but he drew Roberto Brown to punch him in the TFC box and Brown was sent off with a straight Red card. Garcia may have been knocked out and was immediately replaced with forward O'Brian White which caused the team to get Gabe Gala to come from forward to play as a defender. Ty Harden was injured on the first TFC goal. Next day papers reveal he took a spike in his leg and took 22 stitches. I saw him run back with the rest of the celebrating players back to his own side of center and then collapse before play resumed.

Much of the last 15 minutes was played in midfield as the Impact couldn't get into the last third of the TFC end with a man down and TFC players passed the ball around to kill as much time as they could.

Unlike the last home game, I could not see any anti-Mo Johnson/MLSE ownership banners tonight. A win over Seattle Sounders temporary has cooled the rants for now.

An e-mail promised that TFC would wear their gray uniforms for each game of this tournament and offered a 50% discount on that colour at their souvenir stands which I took them up on. I had thought with the regular red colour and their new white uniforms, they might retire the colour gray. I didn't find out why the Impact wore pink--the obvious would be like TFC for a few games last year, to raise awareness about breast cancer. The Impact uniforms of white numbers on pink shirts was very hard to read.

TFC now travel to Salt Lake City for a Saturday evening game against the defending MLS champions Real Salt Lake.

Game stats from montrealimpact.com

April 28, 2010
BMO Field
Toronto, Canada   
Montreal Impact @  Toronto FC 
	0  		2 
1 - Matt Jordan (G)				24 - Stefan Frei (G) 
3 - Adam Braz (D) 				12 - Adrian Cann (D)	
23 - Stephen deRoux (D) 			8 - Dan Gargan (D) 
26 - Cedric Joqueviel (D)			2 - Sam Cronin (M) 
5 - Nevio Pizzolitto (D) 			6 - Julian de Guzman (M)
14 - Tony Donatelli (M) 			27 - Gabe Gala (M)
7 - David Testo (M) 				19 - Chad Barrett (F)
10 - Roberto Brown (F) 				14 Dwayne De Rosario (F)
8 - Filipe Soares (M) out 42			20 - Ty Harden (D) out 18 
21 - Philippe Billy (M) (42') 			34 - Raivis Hscanovics (D) (18)
11 - Leonardo Di Lorenzo (M) out 65 		4 - Nick Garcia (D) out 39
9 - Rocco Placentino (M) (65') 			17 - O'Brian White (F) (39')
28 - Peter Byers (F) out 68			23 - Jacob Peterson (M) out 62
12 - Eduardo Sebrango (F) (68') 		21 - Nick Labrocca (M) (62')

SUBSTITUTES (not used)
22 - Srdjan Djekanovic (G) 			1 - John Conway (G)
2 - Hicham Aaboubou (D) 			33 - Maksim Usanov (D)
24 - Simon Gatti (D) 				7 - Fuad Ibrahim (M)
15 - Patrick Leduc (M)   			25 - Martin Saric (M)

Marc Dos Santos  				Preki Radosavlijevic 

Referee: Paul Ward
Assistant: Darren Clark
Assistant: Joe Fletcher
4th Official: Justin Tasev 
TOR: D. De Rosario 12'
TOR: C. Barrett (De Rosario) 61' 

TOR: S. Cronin  23'
MON: N. Pizzolitto  24'
TOR: J. de Guzman  34'
MON: R. Brown  35'
MON: A. Braz  45'
TOR: D. Gargan  56'
TOR: S. Frei  80' 

Shots 	   3 0 
Saves 	   0 3 
Fouls 	  11 13 
Off-sides  0 2 
Corners    2 2 
Clear and windy, 10C 

RDS (tape delayed at 10:45 pm) 

TFC starters

Impact starters

Travelling Impact fans were seated in Section 104

Impact freekick

TFC Adrian Cann heads ball away.

TFC Nick LaBrocca keeps ball away from Impact players

Impact freekick late in the game

TFC players salute south end fans

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