TFC will host MLS championship game Dec. 10 after thrilling OT victory over Montreal Impact in Eastern final.
Toronto FC fans exhaled 10 years of emotion at BMO Field on Wednesday night, after their beloved club took supporters on a 120-minute roller-coaster ride before finishing with the Eastern Conference championship — and a shot at the MLS Cup on home turf on the horizon.
Anticipation. Shock. Joy. Letdown. And finally, jubilation. The second leg of the Eastern final against the Montreal Impact had it all. TFC rallied to win 3-2 in regulation, which tied the two-game series on aggregate and forced 30 minutes of extra time — in which the Reds outscored the Impact 2-0.
The Reds showed no quit on a rainy night, coming from behind before a crowd of more than 36,000 to set up a Dec. 10 showdown with the Seattle Sounders on the very same field for the MLS crown.
“One of our messages was: there was no way, no chance, no how we were going to get outcompeted tonight, in front of our fans, in our stadium,” coach Greg Vanney said following the game, which ended with Toronto FC accepting the conference trophy. “We were going to run hard and we were going to get those margins turned in our favour.”