MLS Game Summary - Montreal at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, March 29, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Montreal 1, Philadelphia 1
Chester, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Union were left to rue some
late defensive miscues once again as the club was held to a 1-1 draw by the
10-man Montreal Impact at PPL Park on Saturday.
Philadelphia dropped points in its opening match of the season after conceding
a late equalizer to the Portland Timbers, and it was a similar scenario in
Saturday's affair as Marco Di Vaio struck 10 minutes from time to give the
visitors a share of the spoils.
Vincent Nogueira had given the Union the lead in the 35th minute when he
latched on to Jack McInerney's well-weighted through ball to slot a nice
finish past Troy Perkins.
The Union appeared to be in control of the match and seemed certain to take
maximum points after Andrew Wenger, who only entered the match at the hour
mark, was issued a straight red card for a rash challenge in the 76th minute.
But the dismissal galvanized Montreal, and Di Vaio drew the Impact level four
minutes later with an exquisite finish. The Italian collected the ball in a
wide position but was afforded the time and space to drift into the penalty
area. He made the Union pay for their slack defending by curling a superb
effort past Zac MacMath and into the top corner.
The Union failed to notch a go-ahead goal in the dying minutes, leaving the
club to settle for a draw that sees John Hackworth's men improve to five
points through four games.
Montreal began its season on a three-game slide, but Saturday's result at PPL
Park sees the Impact get their first point under new head coach Frank Klopas.
03/29 18:58:18 ET