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Recap: Bradley doesn’t score winner (Morrow does) in comeback derby win

Back in a playoff spot!

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Toronto FC have climbed back into seventh in the Eastern Conference by snatching victory from the Montreal Impact, 2-1 at BMO Field on Saturday.

The first half was a boring affair, with the game lacking any creative spark from either side. There were some heated moments, and Bacary Sagna maybe should’ve been sent off at one point for chopping down a clear TFC attack, but nothing to write home about.

The next 45 minutes were a different story. Greg Vanney brought on Alejandro Pozuelo to inject some life into his squad, but the immediate response from Montreal was concerning. Recent newcomer Bojan scored an absolute laser of a shot from outside the box, threading it between two players to pick out a corner and put the Impact up 1-0.

TFC responded, though. Marky Delgado put the Reds on the board in the 63rd, as a Pozuelo cross bounced out to the top of the box and he slid it in through Sagna’s legs from way outside.

The Reds kept pressing. At no point over the next 20 minutes or so did Montreal look like they were threatening to score, but TFC piled on chance after chance. They finally found a breakthrough in the 82nd minute; Michael Bradley played a ball into the box to Justin Morrow, who flicked it toward the net.

The ball made it in, skipping off the goalkeeper and over the line with Michael Bradley there to make sure.

TFC certainly looked the better side through the rest of the match, as well, with no real chances for the Impact.

That’s three HUGE points for the Reds, as they keep pace with the rest of the conference and hand yet another heartbreak to those guys from Montreal.