Short-handed Toros to face Montreal

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Miami News

MONTREAL — The Miami Toros, short four regular starters due to league suspensions, risk their five-game unbeaten string tonight against the host Montreal Olympique.

The North American Soccer League Toros will have to do without Warren Archibald, the league's leading scorer, Patrick Ntsoelengoe, Willie Watson and Selris Figaro. All were given suspensions effective the first road game since their infractions.

The Toros, 7-3-4, were beaten by Montreal, 2-0 earlier this season in Miami. It was one of the only three Olympique victories in 12 games this season.

Miami may be looking ahead to its game with division-leading Philadelphia a week from tonight, when first place in the NASL Eastern division may be up for grabs. The Atoms lead the second-place Toros by 11 points, but have played two more games.

Should Miami win tonight, it will garner six points for winning and a bonus of one point for every goal up to three.