In this all Canada affair in MLS Gameweek 1, Montreal Impact came out on top against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place yesterday.
Impact’s Didier Drogba was ruled out of the match because of a recurring knee injury, so Ignacio Piatti stepped up for the side and scored two goals for his team. Dom Oduro got Montreal’s other with Jordan Harvey and Kendall Waston scoring Vancouver’s goals.
It was a disappointing start to the 2016 MLS season for Carl Robinson’s Vancouver, as home form has always been a problem. It is only Gameweek 1, however, and the Whitecaps have plenty of time to make BC Place a fortress again.
For Montreal, Ignacio Piatti had a fantastic game for the Impact and fans could be dreaming of a Drogba/Piatti duo coming along. It was an encouraging performance for the side, however, the two goals they conceded were sloppy from their perspective.
Here though are the best pictures from the match, courtesy of Getty Images.
Vancouver, in their changed away strip for the match.
Montreal Impact, also in their secondary jersey.
Whitecaps boss Carl Robinson looks on as he leads his side out for the start of the 2016 season.
Toia picks out a pass:
Donny Toia puts in a ball as he tries to give Vancouver the lead.
Whitecaps’ Fraser Aird blocks a cross from Ambroise Oyongo.
Ignacio Piatti scores his first of the season for Montreal Impact as they go 0-1 up.
Dom Oduro got Montreal’s second.
Harvey hits the net:
Jordan Harvey pulled one back for Vancouver as his shot beats Bush in the Montreal net.
Manneh searching for a second:
Kekuta Manneh searches for the important equaliser.
In the 88th minute, Piatti got his second of the match and Montreal’s third.
Kendall Waston heads in Vancouver’s second but it wasn’t enough as Montreal claim all three points winning 2-3.
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