Reds Have Tunnel Vision Ahead of Big Home Tilt with Impact
It’s hard not to look past the Eastern Conference final and envision something bigger: Hosting the biggest game since the biggest game in Toronto FC history.
That’s what everyone else was doing during Toronto FC’s penultimate training session ahead of Wednesday’s decisive return leg against the Montreal Impact.
Head coach Greg Vanney didn’t need reminding of the opportunity that awaits, though he seemed hesitant to talk about anything beyond the Impact at this stage.
It was like in baseball, when a pitcher’s teammates don’t talk about a looming no-hitter or perfect game. The Reds weren’t interested in talking about hosting Seattle in the MLS Cup.
The Western Conference champs took down the Colorado Rapids Sunday afternoon, meaning the Reds are poised to host the league’s cup final due to regular-season point accumulation.
“It’s actually quite irrelevant for the next two days,” Vanney said. “Nobody has said a word about it in the building.