MLS Week 2 had a lot of ups and downs for Canada’s three clubs, but ultimately Canadian soccer fans were left unsatisfied once the weekend had finished.
THE MONTREAL IMPACT
The Montreal Impact held their home opener at The Olympic Stadium in front of over 34,000 fans, and had a 2-0 lead after 51 minutes, courtesy of the always lethal Ignacio Piatti and Matteo Mancosu. Unfortunately, the MLS Champion Seattle Sounders converted a penalty kick from Nicolas Lodeiro in the 83rd minute, and a goal from Will Bruin in the 94th minute put the dagger in Impact fans’ hearts.
The Impact are back in action Saturday March 18 at 2pmET away at NYCFC.
THE VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
Last Saturday, the Vancouver Whitecaps flew south to San Jose to face the Earthquakes. Much like Montreal, Vancouver got out to a 2-0 lead by the 17th minute, but they couldn’t hold on to it as the Quakes scored 3 and handed the Whitecaps their first loss of the young season.
Finally, Toronto FC continued their road trip to start 2017 and faced the Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pennsylvania. That was a see-saw affair, as the Union struck first in the 11th minute. TFC’s Jozy Altidore scored a successful penalty just before halftime, and Justin Morrow put the Reds up 2-1 in the 71st minute. Unfortunately the Union scored 2 minutes after that and it was 2-2 at the final whistle. Toronto FC’s DP Sebastian Giovinco went down with an injury in the 43rd minute and came out of the game. He has a deep bruise, and will be monitored before TFC’s next game, which is Saturday March 18 at 4pmET/1pmPT at the Vancouver Whitecaps.
You can hear Montreal Impact at NYCFC and Toronto FC at the Vancouver Whitecaps this Saturday on Canada Talks SiriusXM 167!
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