Many of the things that made KC successful against the Impact were re-enacted by Columbus on Sunday at Saputo Stadium, as the Crew held Montreal to a 1-1 draw.
Like Mariner, Bruce Arena took over from a failed ‘Dutch experiment’.
With the 2-0 win, Panama move back atop of Group C with nine points. With Honduras winning at home over Cuba, they have climbed back into the picture and sit in second place – tied with Canada on seven points. For Canada to advance to the Hex, they will have to beat Cuba at BMO Field on October 12 and then go into Honduras in the final game of the round and bare minimum earn one point.
TFC are mentally stronger than ever, better rested and should be prepared to execute a plan to move on to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The sports market in Montreal is unique unto itself, but Toronto, and Vancouver to an extent, have laid the blueprint of what to avoid if they intend to keep their supporters and ticket base onside.