Victor Vazquez and Jozy Altidore scored in the second half after Vancouver was reduced to 10 men as Toronto FC beat the Whitecaps 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.
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Dominic Oduro's goal midway through the second half lifted the Montreal Impact to a 1-1 draw with New York City FC on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Star striker Sebastian Giovinco received treatment for a painful charley horse Tuesday as his Toronto FC teammates trained in advance of this week's trip to Vancouver.
Sebastian Giovinco went down clutching his right thigh in the 43rd minute against Philadelphia Union on Saturday after a challenge by six-foot-four 210 pound defender Oguchi Onyewu, whose knee caught the Italian as he went for the ball.
When Toronto FC won the Canadian Championship last year, the spoils of victory included a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League. Now it has been told that it must clear another hurdle.
The Vancouver Whitecaps failed to score on a couple second-half chances and had to settle for a 0-0 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Sunday in the opening Major League Soccer match of the season for both teams.
Nick Rimando made three saves for Real Salt Lake, including two against Sebastian Giovinco, to help Real Salt Lake tie defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 0-0 on Saturday in a Major League Soccer opener.
In less than two hours in December, fullback Chris Duvall bounced from the New York Red Bulls to Minnesota United to the Montreal Impact. "It was an interesting day for sure," the 25-year-old Georgia native said of the Dec. 13 expansion draft.
Toronto FC has landed a marquee attacking midfielder in Spain's Victor Vazquez. The 30-year-old was part of Barcelona's youth system and won Footballer of the Year honours in Belgium with Club Brugge in 2014-15.
The Vancouver Whitecaps will be without four key attacking players for Wednesday's first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final against the New York Red Bulls.