TFC advances to Canadian Championship semifinals

Toronto FC thrashed League1 Quebec champions CS Saint-Laurent on Tuesday to book its spot in the final four.

TFC advances to Canadian Championship semifinals
  • Toronto FC 8 (Kerr 12’; 14’; 43’, 72’; Mailula 50’; Etienne Jr. 56’; Goulet OG 66'; Owusu 80’), CS Saint-Laurent 1 (Aristilde 89')  
  • Kerr becomes 1st TFC player to score 4 goals in a competitive match  
  • Reds set record for most goals in a Canadian Championship game 

TORONTO – This was boys vs. men stuff.  

Deandre Kerr scored a first-half hat trick and added a fourth goal after halftime break guide Toronto FC to an 8-1 beatdown of semi-professional club CS Saint-Laurent on Tuesday in the second leg of its Canadian Championship quarter-final.   

Cassius Mailula, and substitutes Derrick Etienne Jr. and Prince Owusu also scored for the Reds who played with a man advantage from the 45th minute onward after Saint-Laurent midfielder Ossama Boughanmi was red carded.

A bloodthirsty John Herdman didn’t let up with his team up 5-0 as he subbed on Italian DP Federico Bernardeschi in the 63rd minute. That ruthless attitude trickled down to TFC's players who routinely picked the ball out of the net after scoring and rushed back to the halfway line in order to get the game going again.