2008 Canadian Championship: Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact

Thursday, May 29, 2008

May 27, 2008
7:30 PM (EDT)
Toronto FC 1–0 Montreal Impact Saputo Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Attendance: 12,083
Referee: Paul Ward
Brennan Booked after 32 minutes 32'
Wynne Booked after 37 minutes 37'
Dichio Substituted off after 41 minutes 41'
Smith Substituted on after 41 minutes 41'
Valez Scored after 72 minutes 72' (1)
Substituted off after 24 minutes 24' Di Lorenzo
Substituted on after 24 minutes 24' Ribeiro
Booked after 37 minutes 37' Pesoli
Booked after 53'Sent off after 53' 53' Pesoli

Toronto FC opened up the Nutrilite Canadian Championship with a 1-0 win against Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium on Tuesday night.

Reds defender Marco Velez scored the only goal of the game, 1st in tournament history. Velez jumped to head home a cross from Laurent Robert. The goal came in the 72nd minute.

Montreal played for much of the 2nd half with 10 men after defender Stefano Pesoli was sent off for a second yellow card.

Toronto FC striker Danny Dichio has been struggling with a groin strain in recent weeks and was forced to leave the game before half time. He was replaced by Jarrod Smith.

Toronto FC now prepare to face Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at BMO Field. Toronto FC play their next Nutrilite Canadian Championship game on July 1st against Vancouver Whitecaps at BMO Field. The Impact's next game is on Friday against the Portland Timbers at Saputo Stadium.