Mancosu Is the Man-Of-The-Hour, Drogba Who? Montreal Impact Trounce D.C. United 4 – 2
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Yesterday, the skies over D.C. threatened to open up and drop a deluge of rain upon the pitch. Hovering around 60º, the air was chilly. In other words, a perfect day to play soccer as D.C. United hosted Montreal Impact at RFK Stadium in our nation’s Capital.
Leading up to the match there was a lot of drama centering around Didier Drogba, one who is considered by many to be a Drama King. But despite Drogba sitting out the match for yet another ‘back injury’ Montreal Impact were able to tidily dispatch D.C. United 4 – 2.
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MLSsoccer.com’s Mackenzie Thirkill talks to Montreal Impact players after their impressive 4-2 win over D.C. United.
Montreal scored two goals in the first half. The first only four minutes after the start of play by Lauren Ciman and the second goal at the 43′ minute by Matteo Mancosu. The first part of the second half was all about both team’s defenders as they scrambled to hold their lines.
Matteo Mansocu scored again in the 58′ and then assisted teammate Ignacio Piatti in the 83′ to round out Montreal Impact to a score of four. Never a team to give-up easily, D.C. United’s, Ignacio Neagle scored in the 90′ and Taylor Kemp scored in the 4′ minute of stoppage time to make the final score 4 – 2 in favor of Montreal Impact.
Montreal Impact will take it to New York where they will face the New York Red Bulls. The match starts at 3:00 pm EDT and you can watch it on ESPN.