TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen was no doubt disappointed by his charges' effort against Montreal on Wednesday. (JOHANY JUTRAS/QMI Agency)
There was a hint of arrogance in the way the Montreal Impact conducted themselves during Wednesday night’s 6-0 Canadian Championship clobbering of Toronto FC.
Not the kind that calls sportsmanship into question. Nothing nefarious, either.
It was of a different brand, a way of saying Wednesday night’s Canadian Cup result proves who’s leading the way in this growing rivalry.
In fact, “growing” might be an understatement, especially after witnessing what went down along the sidelines at Saputo Stadium.
After the Impact’s Marco Di Vaio put the aggregate tie further out of reach in stoppage time at Saputo Stadium, Impact staffers entered the field, turned to TFC’s bench and taunted TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen and the Reds.
The Impact celebrated their sixth like they celebrated their first, each goal driving the dagger further into the hearts of an exhausted TFC fan base that’s holding out hope Nelsen can alter course.