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MLS Game Summary - Toronto FC at Montreal



(Wednesday, June 27, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Toronto FC 3, Montreal 0

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Toronto FC pulled off an unlikely result Wednesday by earning a resounding 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact at the Stade Saputo.

The Impact entered the match with a 4-1-2 record at home this season, and with Toronto anchoring the Eastern Conference after throwing away two-goal leads in its last two matches, Montreal appeared to be the strong favorite Wednesday night.

But second-half goals from Torsten Frings, Ryan Johnson and Danny Koevermans helped Toronto claim its first road win of the season.

TFC (2-10-2) extends its unbeaten run to three games to improve to eight points on the season, all of which have come in the club's last five games.

Montreal (5-9-3) stays put on 18 points while marking the debut of Designated Player Marco Di Vaio with a disappointing loss.

Toronto had the best chance of the opening period when Johnson missed a sitter inside the opening five minutes. A loose ball inside the penalty area fell kindly to Johnson's feet, but the TFC attacker slammed his effort wide of the post from close range.

Montreal had the better running of the remainder of the first half but failed to convert any of its several half-chances.

The home side was made to pay for its misses as Frings broke the deadlock seven minutes after halftime.

The former Germany international hammered a free kick from the edge of the box through the hands of Impact goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who will be disappointed to have not done better with the shot.

Toronto head coach Paul Mariner said this week that he wanted his side to better defensively, especially the players in front of the back-four.

That mentality paid off 18 minutes from time as the visitors doubled the advantage after winning the ball back in the offensive third of the pitch.

Johnson made amends for his earlier miss when he collected a pass from Nick Soolsma in the 72nd minute and chipped a shot past Ricketts and into the back of the net.

Koevermans then put the result beyond any lingering doubt when he ghosted into the six-yard box unmarked and turned in Ashtone Morgan's low cross from close range.

Both sides return to action on Saturday to face a pair of Eastern Conference leaders. Toronto will make the short trip home for its tilt with Red Bull New York at BMO Field while Montreal hits the road to face D.C. United at RFK Stadium.

06/27 21:46:41 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
3rd
CHA 75
TOR 71
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
5th
NYY 0
PIT 3
 
3rd
IND 55
CHI 54
 
3rd
WAS 83
MIA 56
 
3rd
ORL 86
SAC 73
 
3rd
CHA 75
TOR 71
 
3rd
PHI 50
UTA 52
 
2nd
ATL 53
CLE 40
 
2nd
NOP 27
BOS 33
 
2nd
HOU 29
DET 23
 
2nd
MEM 26
LAL 21
 
1st
BRK 21
PHO 17
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
DEN
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
DAL
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
2nd
KSU 57
AKR 59
 
2nd
BUF 51
BGU 52
 
2nd
DART 47
BRO 59
 
2nd
WMICH 50
CMICH 42
 
2nd
PENN 38
CLMB 30
 
2nd
PRIN 55
CORN 48
 
2nd
OU 53
ILLCH 54
 
2nd
OHIO 84
UMO 61
 
2nd
BST 36
NILL 35
 
2nd
EMICH 62
TOL 46
 
2nd
NIOWA 50
BRAD 37
 
Half
MURST 43
MORE 32
 
8:00pm Tonight
CCAR
UNCA
 
1st
HARV 15
YALE 17
 
8:30pm Tonight
DREX
COC
8:30pm Tonight
CITA
FUR
9:00pm Tonight
USF
PAC
9:00pm Tonight
BAY
TTU
9:30pm Tonight
EKENT
BEL
9:30pm Tonight
CLST
DET
9:35pm Tonight
INDST
LOYC
11:30pm Tonight
SCU
LMU
2nd
NJD 1
CLB 3
 
2nd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
2nd
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd
DET 2
CAL 1
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
EDM
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
PIT