Impact lose 3-0 at home to Vancouver Whitecaps
Published Saturday, September 21, 2013 4:14PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:56PM EDT
MONTREAL - Brazillian speedster Camilo da Silva Sanvezzo, 25, scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season late in the game at Saputo Stadium Saturday, to help the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps to a 3-0 road victory over the Montreal Impact.
An early penalty shot was all that was required to decide the outcome of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ first-ever MLS visit to Montreal, as the visitors took advantage of a penalty shot by Kenny Miller in the seventh minute, awarded the team after Hassoun Camara’s hand made contact with a shot from in close.
Miller took a low shot on Perkins, who dove to the correct corner but was unable to get his outstretched glove on the ball.
The Impact would go on to control the ball for over 60 percent of the game but were unable to pierce a determined Whitecaps defence.
The Impact’s Justin Mapp then created a series of scoring chances with some graceful passing, one which resulted in a spectacular scissor kick by Felipe, which was blocked by the Whitecap defender.
The Impact dominated play for most of the second half, but one of the best chances came from Miller, who knocked a ball over the net from in close.
Patrice Bernier came close to tying the score in the 65th minute, as his shot was just tipped over the net by Whitecaps netminder David Ousted, who turned aside six shots for the white sheet.
Substitute Daniele Paponi was responsible for two of the Impact's best chances with dangerous shots on target in the 84th and 85th minute, both of which were turned back by the Danish keeper.
As the Impact poured it on and moved all troops forward, the Whitecaps iced the game when Sanvezzo counterattacked after being sprung by a clearing pass.
The speedy Brazillian managed to scoot around Alessandro Nesta to shoot a ball Perkins’ outstretched left hand.
Just one minute later Sanvezzo scored another on a long, hard shot that eluded Perkins.
The game was the third straight loss for the Impact, if the 3-0 CONCACAF Champions League loss in San Jose is included.
The Impact now have a record of 13-9-6 for 45 points, good for second in the Eastern Conference, three points behind the New York Red Bulls, although the Impact still have a game in hand on the leaders.
After the game, Impact Coach Marco Schallibaum expressed displeasure with a call made in the 38th minute, in which the Impact were awarded a penalty shot after a Bernier shot hit Whitecap defender Jun Marques Davidson in the upper body.
But after consulting with other officials, referee Jorge Gonzales concluded that the ball hit Davidson's shoulder and gave the Impact a corner kick instead.