Altidore Scores Late Goal to give Toronto 2-1 Win over Rivals Montreal
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Jozy Altidore was the hero for Toronto FC as he scored in the 89th minute to end their two-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over rivals Montreal Impact.
As the second-half was winding down, it looked like Toronto would once again give up points and only manage a draw in Montreal, but that was not the case as Nick DeLeon, who subbed in for Pablo Piatti in the 80th minute, found an opening and made an excellent pass to Altidore, who put it past goalkeeper Clement Diop and then proceeded to silence Impact fans behind the goal.
During his media availabiliy on Tuesday, Toronto coach Greg Vanney mentioned that the club needed their striker to get back on track and score goals. Vanney noted that Altidore’s goal scoring ability would be needed if they want to be successful in the Canadian Championship as well as MLS competition during the next phase of matches whenever that time comes.
With the victory, Toronto also secured an important three points in the standings of this Canadian series of matchups and one step closer to the Canadian Championship finals.
Toronto will be watching the upcoming matches between Montreal and the Vancouver Whitecaps very closely because a win or draw for Vancouver could see Toronto advance to another Canadian Championship final, where they will take on the winner of the CPL Island Games tournament.
It will be interesting to see what is next for the three Canadian MLS clubs as it pertains to MLS league play and whether they will be able to host matches in their own stadium or if they would have to share a stadium with another club.
Photo Credit: Toronto FC