Traditionally, the twelve days of Christmas begin at, well, Christmas, or the next day. But Impact Media, like a kid presented with an Advent calendar, has no patience.
We thus give you our countdown of the Impact’s top twelve on-field moments in this unforgettable 2016 season.
And a partridge in a pear tree, of course.
5. November 22, 2016: Montreal 3-2 Toronto – Olympic Stadium goes wild
The outcome of this series left a bitter taste in Impact supporters’ mouths, but the euphoria of 61,004 fans at the Olympic Stadium after the Bleu-blanc-noir went up 3-0 is worth recalling.
Two tallies from Dominic Oduro and Matteo Mancosu lift Montreal to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter-hour of the Eastern Conference Championship first leg against Toronto FC. Ambroise Oyongo, before the hour mark, gives the Impact a three-goal cushion before Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley score goals that would, in the end, make a difference for TFC.
But, for over an hour, the bleu-blanc-noir Olympic Stadium experienced emotions that seemed far-fetched even five years previously.
Stay tuned until December 24 for the rest of IMFC’s twelve days of Christmas!