Impact lose a tie 0-0
The Montreal Impact were in the fight for their playoff life at Saputo Stadium versus the the top road warriors in MLS---Sporting Kansas City---but a tie hurts more than helps what will have to be a miracle finish to the season.
Matteo Ferrari had the best opportunity in added time for Montreal, with a confident header but under the crossbar and easily grabbed by KC goalie/captain Jimmy Neilson. Montreal slips to 10-3-3 on home turf in its debut season in Major League Soccer. SKC is 8-4-2 on the road, the best in the league.
"I wasn't a math major in college," head coach Jesse Marsch deadpanned in the Lester's Deli Coach's Report live on CJAD, when asked how earning a single point hurts the playoff chances.
The reality is the Impact now must win their 3 remaining games and have Columbus AND Houston win only 1 of their remaining games (5 each).
Bernardo Corradi was looking on with Impact coach Mauro Biello and top management including Matt Jordan and Nick De Santis.
In the 1st Half KC had the posession advantage 61-39%, but the Impact pored it on in the 2nd with rookie Andrew Wenger and Sanna Nyassi subbing in for added firepower. Wenger had several chances and Impact captain Davy Arnaud had a great chance at the 67'.