Thursday, October 2, 2008

Montreal Impact give Canadian soccer fans hope

From The CBC:

It can’t be easy being a Canadian soccer fan.

Our national men's team looks likely to miss out on qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. One point from their opening three games leaves Dale Mitchell’s men hoping for a miracle in their bid to reach soccer’s ultimate showcase.

After a promising start to their season, Toronto FC, Canada’s lone Major League Soccer franchise, looks likely to miss out on the playoffs for the second year running.

But every cloud has a silver lining, and for the cloud that is Canadian soccer, that silver lining is the Montreal Impact.

Despite facing a brutal schedule, key suspensions and a hostile crowd in a foreign country, the Impact picked up a precious 2-1 win in Honduras against CD Olimpia on Wednesday evening in CONCACAF Champions League action.

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