May 12, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan (10) and Montreal Impact defender Nelson Rivas (2) during the first half at the Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE
For a change, Stade Olympique is not only associated with memories of a city's hay days and an ongoing bill for the city's taxpayers. The Montreal Impact continue their unbeaten streak at the Big O with a 1-1 tie against the MLS Galacticos, the LA Galaxy.
Davy Arnaud gave an early lead to the Impact at the 9th minute when Nelson Rivas played a long ball that Bernardo Corradi could not get to but find itself behind the LA defense and a streaking Davy Arnaud. The Montreal Impact captain did not ask twice and found himself alone in front of 22-year old California native, Brian Perk and scores his 2nd goal of the season.For the LA Galaxy, who else then David Beckham to get the equalizer from a trademark Beckham-esque freekick and just drives that ball into the net past a diving Donovan Ricketts.
Montreal is a hockey town (don't tell David Beckham that), a football town (with the Montreal Alouette, a soccer town with the Impact but is also an event city with another record breaking attendance number of 60,342 fans.
Continue to read for game highlights, statistics and comments from players and coaches and stay tuned for a more detailed analysis of the game in the next days as the Montreal Impact are getting better and better and proving nay-sayers wrong.
Post Game comments (video)
Brian Perk (LA Galaxy)
|Montreal Impact||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|11||Attempts on Goal||15|
|2||Shots on Target||6|
|7||Shots off Target||4|
|6||Open Play Crosses||20|
|58%||Duels Won %||41%|
|67%||Passing Accuracy %||79%|