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MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Montreal



(Saturday, June 16, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Montreal 4, Seattle 1

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - The Montreal Impact celebrated the opening of their new stadium in style on Saturday, earning a 4-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC in Saputo Stadium's Major League Soccer debut.

The Impact made the switch from the Olympic Stadium to their new home, and if Saturday's result was any indication, Saputo Stadium may prove to be one of the toughest venues in the league for visitors to get a result.

Montreal took the lead by halftime with Felipe Martins' opening strike, but the home side killed the game off shortly after the restart as Justin Mapp doubled the lead.

Jhon Kennedy Hurtado was sent off in the 56th minute for the Sounders, and the Impact capitalized through Andrew Wenger's goal two minutes later.

Seattle pulled one back through Eddie Johnson, but it was all for naught as Lamar Neagle wrapped up the scoring three minutes from time.

The result snaps a three-game winless run for the Impact (4-7-3), who improve to 15 points on the season. The Sounders (7-4-3) are winless in their last five as their first road loss of the season leaves them on 24 points.

Martins broke the deadlock in the 18th minute as he collected a pass from Patrice Bernier and curled a lovely shot past Bryan Meredith at the far post.

Montreal emerged from halftime and quickly doubled the advantage. Mapp took a pass from Bernier and drifted inside from the left flank before firing a low shot past Meredith.

Things went from bad to worse for Seattle as Hurtado received a straight red card in the 56th minute for a rash challenge on Collen Warner.

The Impact took immediate advantage of the extra man as Bernier found Wenger in the center of the box. The rookie fired a shot past Meredith for his third goal of the campaign.

Seattle pulled one back shortly after as Johnson latched on to a through ball from Fredy Montero slipped a shot past the on-rushing Donovan Ricketts.

But not to be undone, the Impact made sure the match ended on a high note as Neagle hit for his first goal of the season. The former Sounders striker pounced on a defensive miscue in the box and placed his shot out of Meredith's reach.

Both sides return to action on Wednesday as Seattle welcomes Sporting Kansas City to CenturyLink Field and Montreal heads to The Home Depot Center to face Chivas USA.

06/16 21:46:39 ET

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Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR
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TOR 79
NYK 67
 
2nd
CLE 28
MEM 23
 
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
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QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
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RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
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VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
 
2nd
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
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SCAR 60
COKR 40
 
2nd
HAMP 38
NARZ 27
 
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SDU 53
SDCHR 31
 
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BC 48
USC 49
 
Half
NICST 32
TROY 25
 
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BRAD 27
UCI 22
 
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APP
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KSU
NDST
 
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NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
2nd
STL 3
NYG 20
 
2nd
OAK 7
BUF 7
 
2nd
DAL 21
IND 0
 
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