The Impact rises at the right time

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    The Impact has signed its highest win of the season Saturday night against the Union in Philadelphia.

    Dave Lévesque

    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 21:54

    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 21:54

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    PHILADELPHIA | We can always count on the Impact to get up when the situation command and this is what he has done with the win of 3 to 0 on the Union Saturday night.

    The Blue-white-black had to win to keep its chances in the playoff race.

    To achieve this, it has been able to count on an excellent performance of Blerim Dzemaili, who scored two goals in addition to causing the penalty shot that led to another success signed Nacho Piatti.

    Samuel Piette, who played his first meeting under his new colours, has also had its word to say.

    A timely manner

    This performance accomplished comes at the right time, all the more that the Impact had just been through a tumultuous week with the case of Ballou Tabla.

    The team collected its first shutout in more than a month in addition to collect only his second victory abroad, the other dating back to the 6th may last. It was a second consecutive victory since 3 June, that the team is able to do that on two occasions this season.

    With four games at home, everything becomes possible.


    If you’re looking for a word to describe the performance of the montreal eleven, we could use ” serene “.

    Without being spectacular, the team has shown a lot of calm and serenity in his defensive game, putting themselves rarely in danger.

    Piette, who piled up tackles and recoveries is no stranger to this fact.

    Its enormous volume of game and its specific interventions have cemented the defensive game to give more cohesion to the quartet behind him.

    A word, however, on Matteo Mancosu, who is no longer able to find the back of the net. Deficit of confidence, the attacker seems to be unable to stand out and attracts many little balloons. This is a worrying situation.


    Piette, who has quickly adapted to the game more direct and physical of the MLS, has a card hidden in his tool box.

    Beyond a beautiful palette technique, it is expressed in addition in English, French and Spanish, which promotes communication.

    “The communication is very good and speaking three languages, it helps. “

    This is only one game, but let’s say that Piette has left an impression more than favorable.

    Serious things

    With two consecutive wins in the pocket, the Impact must now make things serious with a series of four meetings at home.

    The next will therefore be decisive for the short-term future of the team, which did not, however, visitors of any rest since the Fire, Chicago will be the first visitor on Wednesday, followed by the Real Salt Lake.

    Then it will be the turn of the Toronto FC before another visit from the surprise Fire.

    At least, the Impact can say that Chicago does not represent the same threat on the lawns opponent with a record of 2-6-4 on the road, his last victory abroad dating back to June 3.

    Fight without thank you

    If the Impact wants to ensure its place in the series, he will have to press the accelerator during the next four parties.

    He has gone from the 9th to the 7th place in the eastern conference, but it still remains five points from the 6th position and a place in the tournament in the fall.

    He’s chasing now two teams, Atlanta and Columbus, who both have 35 points.

    Atlanta has played in 22 games, as well as the Impact, while Columbus has three of more with 25.

    The Impact is precisely one of its games in hand on Columbus on Wednesday, this is another meeting not to escape.

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