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Toronto FC wins first Nutrilite Canadian Championship match

Posted on 27 May 2008 in Canadian Championship

SCORE FINAL - Impact 0:1 Toronto FC

Toronto FC collected the first three points in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship after winning 1:0 over the Impact de Montréal. Toronto FC opened the new three-team tournament with a road win at Stade Saputo in Montréal.

Marco Velez scored the lone goal for Toronto FC in the 72nd minute while former Impact goalkeeper Greg Sutton posted the shutout for the visitors. Toronto FC earned three points for the win.

It was a full house with more than 12,000 fans in the new Stade Saputo. The atmosphere was terrific as fans from Montréal and Toronto were on hand to chear for their Canadian team.

The Nutrilite Canadian Championship runs 27 May to 22 July. On 17 June, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC will visit Montréal and on 25 June the Impact will play the return match at Swangard Stadium. The last three matches then take place in July: the Canada Day tilt between the Whitecaps at Toronto FC at BMO Field (1 July), the return match with Toronto FC visiting Vancouver (9 July), and the final match featuring the Impact at Toronto FC (22 July).

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