clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

VIDEO: Game on! Toronto FC score twice to keep MLS Cup hopes alive

New, 1 comment

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, and suddenly this looks a whole lot better.

MLS: Eastern Conference Championship-Toronto FC at Montreal Impact Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Football.

Love it or hate it, the MLS playoffs away goals rule can turn a tie on its head very, very quickly indeed. Looking down and out at 3-0, Toronto FC have scored twice to swing their Eastern Conference final against the Montreal Impact in their favour.

If the game ends 3-2, the Reds would qualify for the MLS Cup final with a 1-0 or 2-1 win or any victory by more than a goal. That’s not a bad spot to be in.

First, Jozy Altidore headed in a cute Sebastian Giovinco cross to make it 3-1 and breathe new life into TFC.

Then the really big one; in a similar goalmouth scramble, Michael Bradley finished clinically from Tosaint Ricketts’ lay-off - and yes, that was probably a foul by Altidore. At this point, who cares?