Impact feel Earthquake
The Montreal Impact are down, but they are not out.
Les Bleus suffered a 3-0 loss in San Jose' to the Earthquakes, but cling to life in the quest to advance in CONCACAF Champions League play.
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The Impact must win Tuesday next against Guatemalan club CD Heredia to stay in the hunt. That game will be played 8:00PM at Saputo Stadium.
Following a big stop by Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush in 7th minute off of a point blank header by Steven Lenhart, the Impact then created four good scoring chances.
Impact midfielder Justin Mapp found Andrew Wenger all alone in the box with a short lateral cross in the 9th minute, but the Impact forward's attempt was blocked after Quakes defender Jason Hernandez made a desperation slide.
In the 33rd minute, midfielder Patrice Bernier fired a free-kick around the wall from about 25 yards out, but Quakes keeper David Bingham made the save, diving to his right.
Midfielder Andres Romero stole the ball from San Jose midfielder Marvin Chavez in the 38th minute and charged towards goal from near the centre circle. After playing through Wenger down the left flank, the second-year striker found Daniele Paponi with a through ball near the penalty spot, but the Italian striker couldn't settle the ball.
In added time, Romero squeezed one through the defence, finding Davy Arnaud deep inside the box down the left flank. The Impact captain played a low ball that rolled along the goal line, but just out of reach for Wenger.
The Impact brought in Marco Di Vaio, Felipe and Sanna Nyassi as second half substitutes to try and find that elusive goal, but despite dominating possession for most of the second half, the road side couldn't penetrate goal.