Impact dominate Dynamo 5-0, grab 1st place
The Montreal Impact grabbed first place with their most lopsided win in MLS 5-0 over the 5th-place Dynamo. So what if Marco Schallibaum could not be on the sideline for it.
Mauro Biello ensured the Impact gameplan was executed to perfection and his substitutions paid off perfectly as Andrea Pisanu finished off the rout with his 1st goal in MLS.
Pisanu's buddy Marco Di Vaio opened the scoring only after Justin Mapp had smashed a shot off the crossbar and fired wide on another opportunity that seemed like a sure goal all in the first 33 minutes.
Shortly after Di Vaio's goal, Felipe' scored set up by Mapp, who also earned an assist on MDV's first of what turned out to be a pair.
Jeb Brovsky also scored tucking in a shot at the far post off a set peice from Hernan Bernardello's corner kick. The Argentinian playing only his 3rd MLS game with the Impact also earned his first point in North American play.
Troy Perkins climbs into the ranks of the Top10 in shutouts, with his 7th, and moves closer to first in saves.
The Montreal win live on CJAD 800 moves the club leapfrogging over Sporting Kansas City and New York by 1 point, and still with games in hand. The Impact closed to within just a single point on the overall MLS lead.
Patrice Bernier pitched in with an assist, reclaiming a share of the team lead at 7, after Mapp finished with a pair.
Both Bernier and Di Vaio were among the regulars rested at home from the ill-fated Guatemala roadtrip for CONCACAF Champions League play. The Impact gave up a late goal, and then could not get out of the country without hours of delays because of mechanical trouble on the charter jet usually reserved for the Toronto Blue Jays and Maple Leafs.
"Les Bleus" certainly shrugged off any lingering symptoms of the "TO Curse".
CJAD 800's Grant Needham, a proud member of the Impact Builders Club, was part of the pregame ceremony honouring the 1994 Impact.