The Impact got their first three points on the road this Saturday, in what were less than favorable conditions at RFK Stadium.
D.C. United came into this one off the back of a huge 3-1 win in Atlanta last Sunday but failed to deliver in front of their fans against what were a winless road team in the Montreal Impact.
It wasn’t for a lack of chances for the home side, as they finished the game with a total of 16 shots, but Evan Bush was never heavily tested.
D.C’s midfield learned too little too late that it’s a necessity to cover Jean Yves-Ballou Tabla. In the 13th minute, Adrian Arregui played in a nice slot pass to the 18-year-old Ivorian, who then beat Jared Jeffrey on the half-turn, took it down ten yards and rifled it from outside the box to the far bottom corner just past Worra’s extended glove.
That turned out to be the decider, as the only other time the net bulged, Kofi Opare was called offside, thanks to a reassuring step-up by Ciman and Fisher, who were on the same page throughout the entire 90 minutes and made it difficult for Acosta, Mullins, Neagle and Co. to break them down.
The Impact begins a three-game home stand next week, starting with a visit from the Columbus Crew. While United stay at RFK next week as they host the last-place Philadelphia Union.