Impact fall to 1-1 in Disney Classic, losing 3-0 to Red Bulls
The Impact are seen huddling in the rain in Orlando Saturday, a game which they lost 3-0 to the Red Bulls. (Photo courtesy Montrealimpact.com)
Published Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:16PM EST
Impact goaltender Evan Bush had a baptism of fire in his first spring action Saturday in Orlando, as the powerhouse New York Red Bulls coasted to a 3-0 win over the Montreal side.
The game, which was broadcast on ESPN Wide World of Sports, was the Impact’s second in the Disney Classic, a tournament they won last year.
The game was tied at nil until one minute before halftime, when Red Bulls defender Roy Miller put home a pass from Thierry Henry to strain Bush's clean sheet.
The New York side iced the victory with goals in the 68th and 69th minutes, as Ruben Rover shot home a high blast from 35 metres out and then Bradley Wright-Philips tapped in a pass on a 2-1.
The Impact came close to scoring on efforts by Marci Di Vaio in the 14th minute and another by Felipe in the 55th, as both of their shots came close but missed the target.
The Impact fielded a similar veteran lineup as in their first outing, starting Bush, Hassoun, Camara, Ferrari, Lefevre, Warner Miller,, Warner, Bernardello, Mapp Felipe, Romero and Di Vaio
Replacements Tissot, Bernier, Ndjaye, Gonzales, Wenger and Nyassi also saw late action.
The Impact fell to 1-1 in the tournament after a 1-0 victory over Fluinese FC U23 Wednesday.
They next play against Kansas City on Wednesday at 8 p.m.