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Montreal Impact lose heavily to Sporting Kansas City

The Impact is handed a heavy 4-0 loss against Sporting Kansas City.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Impact is still winless under Frank Klopas and is taking hold of the bottom place in the Eastern Conference. With a record of 0-4-3, the Impact is taking a dangerous dip into the deep end.

Conceding four goals might become a sub story as Klopas fielded a surprising starting eleven to face the 2013 MLS Cup Champions.

With a revamped back line, Klopas gave his vote of confidence to Karl W. Ouimette, Maxime Tissot and Eric Miller to surround the veteran defender Matteo Ferrari. Early in the game, the visitors were playing as a compact unit against a talented Kansas City team.

Calum Mallace, starting next to Patrice Bernier in the midfield, was energetic and willing to sacrifice his body to stop a strong KC midfield. Unfortunately, he deflected a free-kick with his head and lobbed Troy Perkins. At the 31st minute, Sporting had a 1-0 lead.

A few minutes before, Marco Di Vaio has his shot blocked on the line by Aurelien Collin after a counter attack by the Impact, led by Justin Mapp and Felipe Martins.

After surviving the first half, Klopas makes changes and brings in Andres Romero for Mapp, who did not seem to play his best football. He is joined ten minutes later by Di Vaio, as the Italian striker limps out of the pitch and is replaced by newcomer, Jack McInerney.

As Sporting Kansas City smelled blood in the water, it continued to attack as it dominated the second half and was rewarded for its efforts. Troy Perkins can make so many saves to keep hope for a miracle comeback. Alas, Dominic Dwyer and Aurelien Collin had other plans.

Collin intercepts  a ball inside the Impact's 18-yard surface and blasts a shot past a helpless Perkins. Dwyer scores a brace as he scores in the 74th minute and the 86th minute of the game.

After a heavy defeat, the Impact go back home to play its first home game at Stade Saputo against the Philadelphia Union. McInerney will face his old club as Andrew Wenger will do the same after both players switched teams, not less than two weeks ago.


MTL - Perkins; Tissot, Ouimette, Ferrari, Miller; Mallace, Bernier (C); Warner, Felipe, Mapp; Di Vaio

Subs: Bush, Brovsky, Camara, Pearce, Romero, Gonzalez, McInerney

KC - Kronberg; Myers, Collin, Besler (C), Sinovic; Olum, Nagamura, Feilhaber; Zizzo, Dwyer, Zusi

Subs: Gruenebaum, Juliao, Martinez, Dovale, Saad, Bieler, Peterson