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Montreal Impact 0 , Chicago Fire 3: Meltdown at Stade Saputo

The Impact concede 3 goals in 3-0 loss to the Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo.

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Luis Solignac scored only his 4th goal of the season and his 1st as a Chicago Fire since joining the club via trade from the Colorado Rapids. The Chicago Fire pulled an upset at Stade Saputo by beating the Impact 3-0, hence getting their first road win of the season. The Fire seemed inspired offensively and defensively, frustrating the home team as much as possible.

After scoring early in the game, Chicago continued to take advantage of spaces given by the Impact as it can thank David Accam for using his speed quite efficiently. He scored the 2nd goal of the game at the 73rd minute, almost killing any hopes for the Impact.

Matt Polster would take care finish the Impact after scoring the 3rd and final goal of the game at 88th minute.

Three talking points

  • No link up in the midfield. The trio of Bernardello - Mallace - Donadel could not muster any kind of forward momentum, at least not enough to destablize an organized Chicago team. The hosts had enough scoring chances and shots on goals (16 in total, 5 on target).
  • Chicago was the better club and it's that simple.
  • Having more attackers does not mean that you will score goals. As the game went on, Montreal had 5 players with the goalscoring tag on the pitch: Drogba, Piatti, Salazar, Mancosu and Jackson-Hamel. Chances were created but the Fire continued to hold the fort and  can also thank Sean Johnson to keep a clean sheet.