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Are you smarter than Ryan Nelsen?: Round 8

The league play road trip is over but there is still one more away match before the Reds return home.

Excusez-moi, garçon.
Excusez-moi, garçon.
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Wednesday is the last game in an eight game road trip to start the year but it is the first game of the Canadian Championship for the Voyageurs Cup.  TFC travel to Stade Saputo to take on the Canadian Chees-heads for leg one.

There is plenty of talk already about both teams fielding plenty of reserves in this match and there are valid reasons for both managers to take this approach.  Vanney looks at his squad, who have had a rigorous travel schedule to start the year, with a winnable game at BMO for their first home game just a few days away.  Resting key players could be the smart play in order to get off on the right foot at home in 2015.  Does Vanney risk putting out Giovinco, Bradley, Altidore, Cheyrou and Perquis for leg one of a cup match?

Montreal on the other hand have just come off a fantastic run in the Champions League at the expense of their league standing.  Moving league games around in order to have an optimal training schedule for CCL have left Montreal with a lot of games to make up.  The Impact have played just four games this season, by far the fewest in the league and there will be many multiple game weeks from here on out to make up for that.  Does Klopas rest the majority of his key players to ensure that Montreal can try to pull themselves out of the basement in the standings?

Reserve squads or not the Voyageurs Cup has become an important trophy in the eyes of supporters.  Who will strike first in the 401 Derby?

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