TFC ties Impact in Canadian championship final opener

Toronto FC midfielder Bradley Orr gets past Montreal Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier on May 28....

Toronto FC midfielder Bradley Orr gets past Montreal Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier on May 28. (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency

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TORONTO FC MIDFIELDER BRADLEY ORR GETS PAST MONTREAL IMPACT MIDFIELDER PATRICE BERNIER ON MAY 28. (DAN HAMILTON-USA TODAY SPORTS) - Montreal Impact bench boss Frank Klopas finally lost it on Wednesday night.

Likely out of fear of losing something else: His job.

Following an embarrassing start to the 2014 MLS seasons, Montreal’s first-year manager put his hands on an official late in the match, shoving him aside following what he deemed should have been a hand ball in the box.

The first-leg scoreline, 1-1, would have filled most away managers with confidence, especially when you consider away goals are the first tiebreaker in this Canadian Championship final.

In the end, though, it’s Toronto FC that looks poised to enter next week’s return leg at Saputo Stadium with a head full of steam.

Consider this: With eyes on the weekend, the Reds played out Wednesday night’s opening leg without five to seven starters.


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