Montreal Impact manage 0-0 draw vs Sporting KC
Montreal Impact's Davy Arnaud is shown during a training session in Montreal, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The Impact will play their first game as an MLS team in Vancouver on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Published Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:16PM EDT
MONTREAL—Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen saved Matteo Ferrari's header in added time as Montreal were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw Saturday against the leaders.
Montreal picked up its first point in three games since ending its team-record five-game winning streak and moves to 40 points in the Eastern Conference to remain in the MLS playoff hunt.
Montreal goalkeeper Troy Perkins made a point-blank stop from Kei Kamara on 14 minutes and Justin Mapp had the Impact's best opportunity in the first half, but his shot went wide of the left post.
Sporting KC midfielder Jacob Peterson was shown a red card by referee Jorge Gonzalez in second half stoppage time and will be suspended for Sporting's next match at home to Chicago.
Sporting KC (55 points) maintain top position in the Eastern Conference.