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Game Thread: Ottawa Fury vs. Toronto FC (CanChamp)

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TFC are back in the Voyageurs’ Cup!

MLS: Canadian Championship-Ottawa Fury FC at Toronto FC Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

FT — Toronto FC take this one 2-0! That’s two massive away goals heading back to BMO Field, meaning that Ottawa have a tough game ahead of them.

90’ + 1’ — Toronto FC 2-0 Ottawa Fury — Tsubasa Endoh doubles the lead! His shot takes a deflection and beats Callum Irving, giving Toronto FC an important second away goal.

90’ — Three minutes of added time to be played.

87’ — Callum Irving keeps out a potential debut goal for Erickson Gallardo.

81’ — Fraser goes into the book.

79’ — Wal Fall picks up a yellow card.

75’ — Toronto FC are managing to hold off a tempestuous Ottawa Fury attack that seems to have kicked it up a notch in the last ten minutes. Ottawa appealed for a penalty a few moments ago, but the referee looked the other way.

74’ — Thiago de Freitas replaces Chris Mannella for the Fury’s second change.

71’ — Erickson Gallardo makes his Toronto FC debut! He comes on for Nicolas Benezet.

69’ — Elsewhere in Canadian Championship action — Cavalry are back in it! Former TFC player Sergio Camargo scores for Cavalry, a much-needed away goal.

65’ — Alex Bono makes another important save to keep the Fury off the board.

61’ — Ottawa make a change. Maxim Tissot replaces Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare.

59’ — TFC make their second change. Marky Delgado is replaced by Jonathan Osorio.

48’ — Zavaleta gets a yellow card for a professional foul.

46’ — They’re back underway in Ottawa. Jacob Shaffelburg comes on to replace Ashtone Morgan, who will likely start at left back on Saturday. Justin Morrow drops into the left back position.

HT — Solid first half from The Reds. Not the best 45 minutes they’ve played, but an important away goal has been scored, which is exactly what TFC went to Ottawa in search of.

30’ — Toronto FC 1-0 Ottawa Fury — DREW MOOR SCISSOR KICK!!! 1-0 to the good guys as the skipper scores an acrobatic goal off a corner kick.

27’ — Alex Bono makes a big save on the breakaway to keep this game scoreless!

23’ — Carl Haworth aims for the top right corner with a free kick, but his effort goes just wide of the post.

20’ — Justin Morrow receives a yellow card.

4’ — TFC have another good chance to score as Alex Bono’s clearance skips over the Ottawa backline to Tsubasa Endoh, whose shot was saved by Ottawa goalkeeper Callum Irving.

2’ — So close! Marky Delgado put Patrick Mullins through on goal with a great through ball, but Mullins curls the ball just wide of the post. TFC causing problems early.

1’ — The match is underway!


Lineups

Toronto FC:

Ottawa Fury:


Toronto FC will make their return to the Canadian Championship tonight, entering at the third round (the semi-finals) as they make the trip to our nation’s capital to play the USL’s Ottawa Fury.

The Reds have now won this tournament three times in a row, having beaten the Vancouver Whitecaps in last season’s final.

Just as they did in the two previous years, the Reds will play Ottawa to open their campaign. In this, the away leg, they’ll be hoping not to stumble and fall behind, as they did in the 2017 contest.

The Fury got to this stage via a harder route than in years past, having come face-to-face with HFX Wanderers FC of the Canadian Premier League in the last round, and beating them 5-4 on aggregate.

The winner of this two-legged aggregate tie will go to the final to play either the Montreal Impact or another CPL club in Cavalry FC.

Team news: injuries & suspensions

Toronto FC: No major injuries we know of; apparently even Erickson Gallardo could be in contention to play. Expect a fairly rotated, young squad of mostly Canadians, though.

Ottawa Fury: No idea. Pretty much no way of knowing, frankly.

How to watch

Match date/time: Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: OneSoccer.ca