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MLS Decision Day Game Thread, Lineups and Scenarios

Follow along as Toronto FC take on the Montreal Impact in what promises to be a crazy final day of fixtures in Major League Soccer.

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact

5:00 PM Eastern

Stade Saputo Montreal, Quebec

TSN 4 & 5

The Headliner: A day of many different scenarios

Today's game has some of the highest stakes in Toronto FC history, it could be the difference between finishing second in the conference and skipping the first round of the playoffs or finishing in the sixth and final playoff spot. Here are all of the different scenarios that could play out tonight.

  • If Toronto FC lose to the Montreal Impact by any score the Impact pass them in the standings, and fifth is the highest TFC can finish.
  • If the New England Revolution win over the New York City FC combined with a Toronto Loss then TFC finish sixth in the conference.
If Toronto FC finish sixth, then they will play the third placed team in the Eastern Conference. Right now that is the Columbus Crew, but could also be DC United, or the Montreal Impact depending upon results.

  • If Toronto draw then they automatically guarantee a home playoff game as they would finish in at least fourth place in the standings.
  • If DC United beat the Columbus Crew then Toronto FC could move up into the third spot with a draw.
In this case, Toronto FC would currently play the Montreal Impact should they finish fourth. However, New England Revolution and Columbus Crew could also be possible opponents. Orlando City is possible as well but incredibly improbable considering the mountain they would have to climb.

  • If Toronto win then they are automatically guaranteed a home playoff game and can finish no lower than third spot, as they would pass one of DC United or Columbus Crew who play each other today.
  • If DC United and Columbus Crew draw, a Toronto win would push them into the second place in the conference and they would get a bye through the first round of the playoffs.
If they finished third, they would play either the Montreal Impact or the New England Revolution under this scenario. If they finished second, they would play the winner of the third versus sixth place team knockout round game.

The Lineup:

Toronto FC- Konopka, Morrow, Kantari, Williams, Jackson, Osorio, Cheyrou, Bradley, Findley, Giovinco, Altidore

Subs: Bendik, Morgan, Zavaleta, Warner, Delgado, Moore, Gomez

In goal, Chris Konopka returns after Joe Bendik was given the last match to keep in form for the playoffs. In front of him Toronto FC will continue with what is their now first choice backline, considering the injury to Damien Perquis, of Justin Morrow, Ahmed Kantari, Josh Williams and Jackson.

In the midfield, Jonathan Osorio is back after being out of the Columbus match injured, which is a crucial return for a club that visibly missed him last Saturday. Robbie Findley will be the other winger as Michael Bradley and Benoit Cheyrou continue their partnership in the middle.

Up front, Jozy Altidore returns after being suspended for the last game against Columbus Crew. He will partner beside Sebastian Giovinco in a pairing that will be the key to victory for Toronto FC.