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    Canadian Championship: Toronto FC's Greg Vanney not worried about first-leg loss

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    Toronto FC rounded off their marathon road trip at last with a 1-0 loss against the Montreal Impact in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal on Wednesday, but while the result didn’t go Toronto’s way, TFC boss Greg Vanney isn’t even thinking it’s game over for his side, least of all because there's the return leg next week at BMO Field.

    “This is a 180-minute game,” Vanney said after the game. “We’re looking forward to the return match at our place. It’s a loss for a half of the competition, which is two games long. I thought our defensive shape was good for the vast majority of the game. I’m disappointed in the goal we gave up."

    Veteran Nigel Reo-Coker set up the game's lone goal, as he sent in a cross to striker Jack McInerney, who finished with a tap-in.

    "It’s not good enough to allow a right-footed player on the right-side with that much time to get into a good defending position the opportunity to cross the ball," Vanney said. "That can’t happen.

    “We’re one goal down but for me, that’s not an issue,” he added. “It’s more of a motivating factor to push a little bit.”


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    MONTREAL – All of a sudden, the Montreal Impact looked lively.

    They had looked, by head coach Frank Klopas’ own admission, lethargic. The home leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinals against Toronto FC on Wednesday was their first game after the magical CONCACAF Champions League run. Some starters hadn’t played in a while. Chances were few and far between.

    But then, about 10 minutes before halftime, Klopas scrapped his original 4-2-3-1 formation. Right winger Dominic Oduro moved alongside Jack McInerney, while Eric Alexander shifted to right midfield. Montreal created three opportunities shortly thereafter.

    The breakthrough may not have come then, but the changes brought the best out of this Montreal lineup; McInerney turned in a Nigel Reo-Coker cross in the 69th minute – it was his fourth goal in five games in all competitions – and Montreal will take a 1-0 lead to BMO Field next Wednesday for the second leg. As a popular fast-food chain once touted, change is good.

    “It helped Jack,” Klopas told reporters postgame. “With [Ignacio] Piatti there, he’s closer to him. He can beat guys and he can support him. I think Dom did that with his movement. [McInerney] has got that nose for the goal. If you give him chances... his movement is good, the way he gets open, the way he moves. We’ve got to give him service.”

    Few people enjoyed the dire first half, and Klopas didn’t either, what with his team’s “negative balls” to the back and the failure to respond to McInerney’s runs. More chances could have improved Montreal’s position going into the second leg.

    More: http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/artic...-change-works-wonders-montreal-impact-first-l
     
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