Toronto FC win hurts Montreal's playoff chances

Montreal Impact's Marco Di Vaio and the Montreal Impact had no answer for TFC on Saturday at BMO...

Montreal Impact's Marco Di Vaio and the Montreal Impact had no answer for TFC on Saturday at BMO Field, falling 1-0 to Toronto. (USA Today)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:55 PM ET

Roles reversed Saturday afternoon in a match that saw Toronto FC dominate the Montreal Impact from start to finish before claiming a 1-0 win at BMO Field.

Robert Earnshaw’s opener a quarter-hour in delayed the Impact’s potential playoff qualification for 24 hours as the Quebecers now must wait to find out their fate.

By keeping the Impact winless in eight all-time trips to BMO Field, TFC’s Canadian counterparts will miss the post-season if the stars align on Sunday.

If the Houston Dynamo and New England Revolution win, combined with the Chicago Fire picking up a point, the Impact will finish outside the playoffs three months after being at the top of the table.

The visitors were lucky to only be down a goal at halftime after Earnshaw opened the scoring when he re-directed a shot from Jonathan Osorio past a helpless Troy Perkins.


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