Busy week for Impact after 2-0 win over Kansas City
Published Monday, May 7, 2012 10:48PM EDT
MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact shut out Sporting Kansas City in a 2-0 road victory Sunday, but the busy schedule continues this week for the team.
The MLS newcomers have another two games this week, forced the team to return to the pitch Monday and take no days off this week.
"We're going to have to find some days off in this month. We talked about the focus of getting through this month in the right way and some days it's going to mean working more than we'd like," said head coach Jesse Marsch.
Undefeated in their last four games, The Impact head face Toronto FC Wednesday for the back-end of the Canadian Championship semifinal, then return home to face David Beckham and the LA Galaxy.
The Impact (3-5-2) stormed into KC Saturday and stole three points from powerhouse Sporting, despite an alternate line-up.
"Well, it's huge, because I think it makes players, even those who have played a lot of minutes, realize that there's another second group as well that can do the job. I think it's all good for the team," said Impact forward Eddie Sebrango.
Impact defender Hassoun Camara said it was a great opportunity to impress coach Marsch.
"The coach called all the players to start this game so it was great to answer to him and show him that we could play too. We are very satisfied about that," he said.
Also satisfying was the performance of midfielder Patrice Bernier. After getting overlooked for a handful of games, Bernier was back in the saddle with conviction, calling upon himself to take a crucial PK during the game.
"I knew had already met this goalie because I played against him in the Danish league. But I knew I just had to put it away and ease the tension (of a 1-nil lead) and come home with the three points," he said.
Marsch said he was impressed with the level of play he got out of Bernier.
He's one of our leaders and no matter what the situation, you like your leaders to step up. The comment, I think, I had after the game was that I was proud of him," he said.