Reds have little problem with rival Impact
The ribald side of the rivalry appeared early Sunday afternoon at a sold-out Saputo Stadium.
As is their way, the 300 or so vocal TFC supporters took residence in the north end stands and in between chants unfurled a banner proclaiming: “Today’s forecast, 17 points clear … still.”
Nothing like rubbing it in for the first regular-season renewal of the 401 Derby between the Reds and the Montreal Impact.
Yes, Toronto was that much better coming into this — and improved the margin to 20 points after a 3-1 win over an Impact team battling for its playoff life towards the late stages of this Major League Soccer season.
As the teams have come to know in their brief but brewing rivalry — truthfully one of the better in Canadian professional sports — the standings normally mean very little when the two meet, however.
The past performances, be they in regular-season or playoff meetings, have been fuelled by the great equalizer of emotion.