Montreal Impact Faces Toronto FC In Must Win Contest

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Two Canadian MLS rivals will meet tonight in the MLS is Back tournament, as Toronto FC and Montreal Impact square off.

It is a critical matchup for both squads after disappointingly starting the tournament. Toronto is in better shape than their opponent, with a tie against DC United to open the tournament. However, Montreal fell to New England in their opening contest. A loss tonight would surely guarantee their elimination from the next round.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: July 16th, 2:00 P.M. (EST)

Online bookmaker 18Bet has Toronto at -105 on the Money Line.

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The Impact failed to score in their opening game as well, so they will be searching for their first goal of the tournament tonight.

Toronto FC had a decent start, netting two goals but conceded an equal amount. Toronto had a solid first half, netting two goals and leading 2-0 entering halftime. However, they allowed DC United to crawl back and steal a win and turn it into a tie.

If Toronto jumps out to a lead in this contest, they cannot afford to allow Montreal to climb back in.

The stakes are high for Montreal. A win is practically needed to stay alive in the tournament. Montreal could be in decent shape with a tie, but they cannot afford to lose this game.

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Toronto has a little more wiggle room than their Canadian rival, but a victory against Montreal would put them in great shape entering the final game of their group.

Impact coach Thierry Henry (who is a soccer legend) was critical of Montreal’s performance in the opening game. Will the Impact come flying out of the gate or will Toronto stifle Montreal?

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