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Toronto FC 3-1 Montreal Impact: The good, the bad & the ugly

One win down. Six to go?

MLS: Montreal Impact at Toronto FC John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Good

Most of the fans were seated in time for kick-off... the Montreal fans were loud and boisterous. Nice to send them home with their tails between their legs... Morrow’s assist on Seba’s first goal. Honourable mention to Lucas Janson (Hanson, Yanson) for creating a distraction... Michael Bradley picking Sammy Piette’s pocket in the 13th minute... nice chip by Giovinco. Nice chip by Osorio. Frito Lay was right. You can’t have just one... JHYanson cutting in from the left and almost setting up a streaking Seba in the 32nd minute... vdW’s defensive stop on Saphir Taider in the 39th... Drew Moor’s save off the line, late in the game... the non-penalty call against Bono. Man, oh man, is Joe Fletcher good or what?!... Remi Garde showing class and not ranting about that non-penalty call during his halftime interview with KJ... a fairly boring second half. Just the way it should be... Greg Vanney actually got dressed up for this one. He’s one handsome dude, isn’t he?! (Masculinity secure enough to state this, but not secure enough to hear it from my wife.)

MLS: Montreal Impact at Toronto FC John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Bad

Too many words to start the telecast, Mr. Wileman: “(This is) a rivalry that never fails to disappoint.” I think he meant to say that “this is a rivalry that never disappoints”... wayyyy too much smoke... time to talk Bono. Absolute boneheaded decisions and sloppy saves that could’ve easily cost his team the win... watching VV grab his back in the first half. My gasp betrayed the fact that I still do care if we make the playoffs... wayyyy too many names for this rivalry: “The 401 Derby,” the “Fight for the North,” the “Canadian Classique.” Just pick one, damn it!... why was Taider so open in the 34th minute? Where was Morrow? Where was Bradley? I know. They were trying to find that all-important fourth goal. Ridiculous... is Anthony Jackson-Hamel still in Remi’s doghouse? If so, maybe we can strike a deal with FC Cincinnati to get him in the expansion draft. Tit for tat, right?!... the CNE music blaring throughout the match... Terry Dunfield’s pocket square is still screaming for a matching partner. I’m pretty sure he’s doing it just to get my goat... speaking of goats, can someone please explain the fascination with ‘goat yoga’?

MLS: Montreal Impact at Toronto FC John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Ugly

The huge gaps in Montreal’s midfield... Taider’s mohawk. Looks like a skinny squirrel (the mohawk, not Taider)... Oasis fruit juice. Not picking on them because they’re also from Quebec, but their drinks suck... Michael Bradley’s hideous giveaway that led to Montreal’s lone goal... the brown streaks on the pitch near TFC’s bench. Pretty sure they’re burns caused by removing the Argo sidelines... Sammy’s tucked-in jersey... no replay from TSN on Sagna’s yellow. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to Ashtone Morgan... Steven Caldwell’s comments about possible changes to Toronto’s DPs in 2019. Even when the games are over he still talks just to hear the sound of his own voice.