DC United almost handed the Impact its second consecutive home loss if it wasn't for a late equaliser by Hassoun Camara. His glorious header, from a perfect pass by Marco Donadel, was required to beat Bill Hamid, who seemed unbeatable..almost.
Donny Toia tripped (or not) Patrick Nyarko in the box, gifting DC a penalty kick. Lamar Neagle, ex-Impact midfielder, would convert the penalty kick to give the visitors a 1-0 half-time lead.
Having trouble to settle in, many feared that Montreal would get trapped by DC , the same way they did vs the Chicago Fire. Dominic Oduro’s impact on the game was noticeable when he came on at the 61st minute for Johan Venegas, who went from being out of the 18-man roster directly into the starting lineup.
MTL – GK-Evan Bush; D-Donny Toia, Hassoun Camara, Laurent Ciman, Ambroise Oyongo; M-Marco Donadel, Hernán Bernardello, Michael Salazar (Matteo Mancosu 65’), Ignacio Piatti, Johan Venegas (Dominic Oduro 61’); F-Didier Drogba
Subs not used – GK-Eric Kronberg; D-Wandrille Lefèvre, Víctor Cabrera; M-Calum Mallace, Kyle Bekker
DC – GK-Bill Hamid; D-Kofi Opare, Luke Mishu, Sean Franklin (Taylor Kemp 46’), Steve Birnbaum; M-Julian Büscher, Lamar Neagle, Nick DeLeon, Patrick Nyarko (Marcelo Sarvas 62’), Rob Vincent; F-Kennedy Igboananike (Patrick Mullins 79’)
Subs not used – GK-Travis Worra; D-Jalen Robinson; M-Luciano Acosta; F-Álvaro Saborío
DC – Neagle (PEN) 39’
MTL – Camara (Donadel) 77’
DC – Birnbaum 8’
MTL – Bush 36’
DC – Sarvas 63’
DC – Igboananike 67’
DC – Opare 89’