It’s that time of year kids. The one where the mighty Robins go for the only meaningful piece of hardware they’re likely to win any season, and it’s one we at the Vocal Minority cherish – The Voyageurs Cup. As the format repeatedly gets retooled for various logical and simple reasons, this trophy that we’re competing for qualifies us for the next CONCACAF Champions League because Vancouver has been acclaimed for this year’s. I don’t care, let’s win a trophy, shall we?
On to the match :
22′ – GOAL – Giovinco holds at the edge of the box, sends Altidore through and his first touch pops over the sliding keeper. Damn you Jozy that was class…
ROBINS 1, FROMAGE 0
24′ – GOAL – corner from Montreal, hits a head in the box, finds 26 who takes it off his chest, volleys it towards goal and Kenny Cooper redirects it past Konopka
ROBINS 1, FROMAGE 1
56′ – GOAL – Bradley free kick finds Altidore on the far post who lays it into the path of Cheyrou who buries it from 6 yds out.
ROBINS 2, FROMAGE 1
58′ – GOAL – Bradley through to Altidore who touches it onto Giovinco, who beats a sliding tackle and puts it past Kronberg.
ROBINS 3, FROMAGE 1
81′ – SUB – Altidore for Moore
81′ – SUB – Creavalle for Osorio
84′ – GOAL – big cross from Miller finds Oduro on the far post losing his marker and heads it past Konopka. You speedy endearing bastard…
ROBINS 3, FROMAGE 2
87′ – SUB – Hagglund on for Morrow
5 min of extra time
Full Time : Toronto 3, Montreal 2, Montreal eliminate Toronto 3-3 aggregate due to away goals.
Man of the Match : Altidore with a goal and two assists. I couldn’t deny him if I wanted to.
Goat of the Game : whoever fired off the fireworks at full-time. I don’t care if Toronto ‘won’, they were eliminated from a competition by conceding two goals to Montreal’s B team at home. Nothing to celebrate here.
Ref Rating : 2 out of 5. Morgan studs up tackled someone and got no call, and Giovinco ran behind someone and tapped their ankle and got a caution. Idiot.
I Know I’m Not The Gaffer But… : I would’ve went for it in the first leg too.
In Case You PVR’d It : watch the two goals in the first half, then let second half go. Lots of fun stuff there.
Kit Spotting : Though I saw far more Juve kits tonight (still nowhere near 50), the award goes to the woman with the Western New York Flash scarf.
Eriq Zavaleta made one helluva tackle when the score was 3-1. You’ve earned one game free of obvious nepotism-based harassment. Quality stuff… Hey announcer-guy, it’s pronounced Mack-and-Ernie, not whatever butchering you made of it. It’s important to get it right as that’s a critical gag around these parts… The wikipedia page for the TFC roster should list Bradley’s position as “All”. He was everywhere… You’ve probably heard the phrase “he’s going for glory” where someone unexpected goes for a big finish? Watch Hagglund’s attempt in injury time. That is exactly what those play-by-play announcers were talking about… OMG why am I still up… more notes go here, naw screw it, I’m going to bed.
Player Ratings : Konopka 6, Morgan 7, Perquis 6, Zavaleta 6.5, Morrow 7 [Hagglund N/A], Cheyrou 6.5, Warner 7, Bradley 6, Osorio 6.5 [Creavalle N/A], Giovinco 7, Altidore 8 [Moore N/A]