The Montreal Impact returns to winning with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire. In a win that does not give full credit to the flow of the game, a few players distinguished themselves and a few took advantage of opportunities to shine in the limelight.
Troy Perkins (6): Not much to declare for the Impact goalkeeper. Still very active in the box on set-pieces, he had to make a few saves off long-range shots from the Chicago Fire.
Dennis Iapichino (5): He brought some speed on the left flank offensively but was still neutral in his performance. Not many can match Patrick Nyarko's speed, it was not an easy day for the Swiss left back.
Jeb Brovsky (8): No one can call him underrated anymore. After so many excellent performances on all levels, the versatile player continues to prove his worth to the club, the fans and the league.
Alessandro Nesta (7): It does not seem fair to include Nesta's injury in the grading. He definitively had a solid first half. His injury is worrisome but not a shock and he will be missed in the starting XI...again.
Hassoun Camara (8): After a difficult game against Toronto FC, Camara stepped up and showed his versatility and how important he is to the club. If he is still making around 65-70K per season, I hope the club is ready to give him a raise.
Wandrille Lefevre (6.5): Another Academy graduate steps up and comes in to replace Alessandro Nesta. Lefevre showed poise and a physical presence that really helped him against a Chicago Fire looking to get the equalizer.
Davy Arnaud (7.5): The captain really relished to be at the bottom of the midfield diamond. When it comes to defensive duties and leading, Arnaud has done remarkably well.
Andres Romero (6): The Argentinean winger was not necessarily present all game long but had a better game with a beautiful goal.
Felipe Martins (4.5): Felipe Where Are Thou ?
Andrea Pisanu (6): Frustrating with his diving but important with his passing. He put in a good effort for 60 minutes and combined very well with his Bologna FC partners.
Marco Di Vaio (7): Di Vaio continues to score goals and shows energy throughout the game. Having Paponi to help him out really gave more freedom and space to the aging striker. His goal was a classic smart finish and might make it to 20-goals this year.
Daniele Paponi (7): The newly acquired striker from Bologna FC delivered 100% on the promise of his size, skills and motivation. He represents that viable option for the club for formations, player choices and more. He will definitively help Marco Di Vaio and the Impact have a talented pivot striker that has a heavy shot.
Patrice Bernier (7): coming on later in the game, Bernier blended in as if he was playing the whole game
Justin Mapp (N/A): nothing to declare
Team Grade ---> 7.5/10
What is your rating for the Montreal Impact players?