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Montreal Impact
MTL
Final
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New York Red Bulls
NY
Saturday, April 5, 20144:00 PM
Olympic StadiumMLS Regular SeasonCloudyMLS LIVE,TSN,RDS,MSGAttendance: 24071

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 59'MTLFelipe Martins
  • Justin Mapp
 34'NYPéguy Luyindula
  • Jonathan Steele
 31'NYJonathan Steele
  • Lloyd Sam
  • Kosuke Kimura
 5'MTLAndrés Romero
  • Felipe Martins
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 90'+5'NY
Connor Lade (D)
Péguy Luyindula (F)
 90'MTL
Santiago González (F)
Felipe Martins (M)
 85'MTL
Blake Smith (M)
Andrés Romero (M)
 84'NY
Matt Miazga (D)
Armando (D)
 72'MTL
Patrice Bernier (M)
Hernán Bernardello (M)
 HTNY
Dax McCarty (M)
Roy Miller (D)

Starting Formations

1Perkins3Miller6Camara13Ferrari44Pearce23Bernardello18Warner21Mapp7Felipe Martins15Romero9Di VaioM85301634192931Robles27Kimura5Armando32Sekagya7Miller10Sam12Alexander15Convey22Steele8Luyindula99Wright-PhillipsM11211618252320RAA4

Lineups

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Montreal Impact
1GTroy Perkins
3DEric Miller
6DHassoun Camara
13DMatteo Ferrari
44DHeath Pearce
23MHernán Bernardello
18MCollen Warner
21MJustin Mapp
7MFelipe Martins
15MAndrés Romero
9FMarco Di Vaio
New York Red Bulls
31GLuis Robles
27DKosuke Kimura
5DArmando
32DIbrahim Sekagya
7DRoy Miller
10MLloyd Sam
12MEric Alexander
15MBobby Convey
22MJonathan Steele
8FPéguy Luyindula
99FBradley Wright-Phillips
Bench
8Patrice Bernier
5Jeb Brovsky
30Evan Bush
16Calum Mallace
34Karl Ouimette
19Blake Smith
29Santiago González
 
11Dax McCarty
21Ruben Bover Izquierdo
16Connor Lade
18Ryan Meara
25Chris Duvall
23Michael Bustamante
20Matt Miazga
Managers
  Frank Klopas
 
  Mike Petke
OFFICIALS

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RefereeSilviu Petrescu  
Assistant RefereePhill Briere  
Assistant RefereeGianni Facchini  
Fourth OfficialGeoff Gamble  
Saturday, April 5, 2014
4:00 PM
Olympic Stadium
MLS LIVE,TSN,RDS,MSG

MONTREAL – Although the Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls both took  leads on Saturday afternoon, neither team could hold on for its first win of the season. Instead, Montreal and New York settled for a 2-2 draw at Olympic Stadium. The tie leaves both New York (0-1-4) and Montreal (0-3-2) in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings.

Montreal’s start had all the makings of a memorable afternoon. Andrés Romero struck in just the fifth minute on a play that began when former Red Bull defender Heath Pearce found Felipe in a pocket of space in midfield. The Brazilian slipped the ball behind the New York  back line for Romero, who curled it in off the far post despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Luis Robles.

From there, the Impact repeatedly took advantage of boulevards of space between the New York lines. Marco Di Vaio had three fine chances, Felipe had another and Justin Mapp had yet another. But Robles stopped them all, making six stops in the first 25 minutes.

The play of Robles gave New York a lifeline, which they duly exploited in the 31st minute when a Kosuke Kimura pass isolated the in-form Lloyd Sam one-on-one against former teammate Pearce. Sam crossed over an out-of-position Troy Perkins for an onrushing Jonny Steele, who deftly volleyed the ball into an empty net. The play produced Sam's third assist in five games this season, and he has set up half of New York's six goals.

New York took the lead three minutes later, as Di Vaio gave the ball away in midfield to Steele, who swiftly put Péguy Luyindula through on goal. The Frenchman made no mistake, powering his shot past Perkins to suddenly make it 2-1.

The Red Bulls' momentum continued early in the second half when Matteo Ferrari brought Bradley Wright-Phillips down in the penalty area, but Luyindula rifled the penalty kick squarely off the right post, and Eric Alexander skied the rebound.

Robles kept the saves coming in the second half, denying Mapp twice and Di Vaio again, but he was powerless on the game-tying goal in the 59th minute. Felipe hit a backspin pass to the right corner and continued into the box, where the 5-foot-8 Brazilian timed his run perfectly to nod home a Mapp cross.

Both teams' momentum seemed to run out from there, although both teams’ front men enjoyed quality chances in the remaining half hour. New York and Montreal will continue their quests for points next week, as the Impact are playing at Olympic Stadium for the last time this season on Saturday against the Chicago Fire, while the Red Bulls play at D.C. United on the same day.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Luis Robles Made six saves in the first 25 minutes alone and nine on the day, a new career high, to keep New York in it.
2 Felipe Key in the buildup to both Montreal goals, eventually scoring the second, and made decisive passes all game.
3 Jonny Steele After a slow start, took full advantage of two chances, scoring and assisting to help New York tie the game.