Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact | 2017 MLS Match Preview

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Blerim Dzemaili, Chris Mavinga - Montreal Impact, Toronto FC - TSN, TVA

Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact
2017 MLS Regular Season
BMO Field – Toronto, Ont.
Sunday, October 15 – 5 pm ET
WATCH: TSN1/4, TVA Sports in Canada | 
MLS LIVE in US

A month ago the Montreal Impact traveled west to face Toronto FC and walked away with a 5-3 win, handing their rivals their first home loss of the season. The Impact jumped out to a 5-1 lead before a Tosaint Ricketts brace made it more interesting, but that game also did not feature Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco or Victor Vazquez.

That will likely not be the case when the 401 Derby decides the season series, with Toronto looking to build momentum into the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. Montreal were eliminated from playoff contention last Saturday and will be looking to spoil TFC’s party as the Supporters’ Shield will be presented to the club.

Toronto FC

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: F Jozy Altidore
  • Int’l Duty: None
  • Injury Report: QUESTIONABLE: F Sebastian Giovinco (lower body tightness)

Projected Starting XI  
(3-5-2, left to right)

GK: Alex Bono — Eriq Zavaleta, Drew Moor, Chris Mavinga â€” Justin Morrow, Victor Vazquez, Michael Bradley, Marky Delgado, Steven Beitashour â€” Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore

Notes: Toronto have scored 23 goals in the last 15 minutes of matches this year. Not only is this the most of any team in the league, but it is eight more than any other team has scored in any other 15-minute segment of their matches this season.

Montreal Impact

  • Suspended: D Daniel Lovitz
  • Suspended after next caution: D Victor Cabrera
  • Int’l Duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: D Ambroise Oyongo (right knee surgery)

Projected Starting XI 
(4-2-3-1, left to right):
GK: Evan Bush— Shaun Francis, Deian Boldor, Laurent Ciman, Chris Duvall â€” Samuel Piette, Patrice Bernier — Ignacio Piatti, Blerim Dzemaili, Dominic Oduro â€” Anthony Jackson-Hamel

Notes: Montreal have scored 10 goals from outside the box this year, tied for the most of any team in the league.

All-Time Series

  • Overall: Toronto 7 wins (25 goals) … Montreal  4 wins (16 goals) … Ties 4
  • At Toronto: Toronto 3 wins (13 goals) … Montreal 2 wins (12 goals) … Ties 3

Referees

Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Philippe Briere, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Sorin Stoica
Video Assistant Referee (VAR): Dave Gantar

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