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Montreal Impact
MTL
Final
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Seattle Sounders FC
SEA
Sunday, March 23, 20144:00 PM
Olympic StadiumMLS Regular SeasonClearRDSAttendance: 27207

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 58'SEAObafemi Martins
  • Kenny Cooper
 8'SEALamar Neagle
  • Gonzalo Pineda
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 45'+1'MTL Hassoun CamaraPersistent Infringement
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 86'SEA
Cam Weaver (F)
Obafemi Martins (F)
 78'MTL
Santiago González (F)
Hernán Bernardello (M)
 73'SEA
Leonardo González (D)
Lamar Neagle (F)
 70'MTL
Blake Smith (M)
Patrice Bernier (M)
 69'MTL
Heath Pearce (D)
Jeb Brovsky (D)
 66'SEA
Michael Azira (M)
Kenny Cooper (F)

Starting Formations

1Perkins3Miller6Camara13Ferrari5Brovsky8Bernier23Bernardello18Warner7Felipe Martins21Mapp33WengerM4416341940552924Frei17Yedlin14Marshall18Traore15Remick5Rose6Alonso8Pineda33Cooper9Martins27NeagleM110231241342RAA4

Lineups

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Montreal Impact
1GTroy Perkins
3DEric Miller
6DHassoun Camara
13DMatteo Ferrari
5DJeb Brovsky
8MPatrice Bernier
23MHernán Bernardello
18MCollen Warner
7MFelipe Martins
21MJustin Mapp
33FAndrew Wenger
Seattle Sounders FC
24GStefan Frei
17DDeAndre Yedlin
14DChad Marshall
18DDjimi Traore
15DDylan Remick
5MAndy Rose
6MOsvaldo Alonso
8MGonzalo Pineda
33FKenny Cooper
9FObafemi Martins
27FLamar Neagle
Bench
44Heath Pearce
16Calum Mallace
34Karl Ouimette
19Blake Smith
40Maxime Crépeau
55Wandrille Lefevre
29Santiago González
 
1Marcus Hahnemann
10Marco Pappa
23Cam Weaver
12Leonardo González
4Jalil Anibaba
13Sean Okoli
42Michael Azira
Managers
  Frank Klopas
 
  Siegfried Schmid
OFFICIALS

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RefereeArmando Villarreal  
Assistant RefereeCorey Parker  
Assistant RefereeCraig Lowry  
Fourth OfficialMathieu Bourdeau  
Sunday, March 23, 2014
4:00 PM
Olympic Stadium
RDS

MONTREAL – Similar to their winner against Sporting Kansas City two weeks ago, a bounce off the crossbar smiled upon Seattle. Only this time, it didn’t wait until second-half stoppage time.

A Troy Perkins own goal in the eighth minute gave the Seattle Sounders all they needed in a 2-0 win Sunday afternoon against the Montreal Impact at Olympic Stadium. Obafemi Martins, dangerous throughout, added the second in the 58th minute.

One of a handful of Hassoun Camara fouls on Martins allowed Gonzalo Pineda to curl a fine dead-ball delivery for the winning goal. Former Impact player Lamar Neagle’s header seemed to throw off Perkins, who rushed back to cover the far post only for the ball to kiss the crossbar and rebound off him into the net.

Perkins redeemed himself with a difficult save on a well-placed Martins header in the 17th minute. He nearly conceded a second, though, 14 minutes later as Seattle kept threatening. Martins led a quick counter on the left of the Impact’s defense and slipped Neagle through. Neagle’s low shot to Perkins’ right hit the post, but there was no obstacle to redirect it in this time.

Montreal tried to stretch the Seattle defense by working the ball wide and pumping several crosses in, particularly on young Dylan Remick’s side. It was on the opposite side, however, that Montreal got their best opportunity as Eric Miller nodded Hernan Bernardello’s 57th-minute corner kick into the path of Camara, whose header barely missed the frame.

A minute later, Martins struck to all but sink the Impact to a third straight defeat to start the season.

A Neagle attempt appeared bound to go out for a corner kick, but Kenny Cooper picked up the loose ball and crossed for Martins at the far post. Perkins’ commendable attempt to keep it out was in vain.

It sealed Seattle’s second win of the season and their first ever against the Impact.

Eric Miller’s late attempt at a consolation goal for Montreal, meanwhile, smacked the post.

The Impact hit the road again Saturday, as they face the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. The Sounders will be back at home the same day hosting the Columbus Crew.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Lamar Neagle The engineer of what Seattle did on offense; plus his header led to Troy Perkins own goal
2 Djimi Traore Physical presence on backline shepharded Seattle's clean sheet
3 Obafemi Martins Had a number of dangerous looks; drove home Kenny Cooper's cross with authority