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Montreal Impact Greatest-ever MLS Player - No Surprises as Bernier Tops Group C

Justin Mapp also reaches round of 16 with 21% of the poll.

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Patrice Bernier took Group C with two thirds of the vote.
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As expected Patrice Bernier emerged victorious from Group C with a large 67% of the vote, leaving Justin Mapp, Bacary Sagna and Zachary Brault-Guillard to fight it out for runner-up and a place in the round of 16.

And it was former US-international Mapp, two-time Canadian Championship MVP, who claimed second spot with 21% of the vote to Sagna’s 10% and Zachary Brault-Guillard’s 3%.
In the round of 16, Bernier will meet the runner-up from Group F containing Dominic Oduro, Marco di Vaio, Alessandro Nesta and Blerim Dzemaili, while Justin Mapp awaits the winner of that group.

Bernier’s 67% share of the vote is the highest of all three completed group winners so far, but that record looks likely to come under challenge from the current Group D poll launched just this evening. And that’s because Didier Drogba unsurprisingly is making most of the early running.

Will Didier better Bernier’s 67%? It certainly looks like he’ll go close, but just as interesting is the battle for second spot with Hassoun Camara, Matteo Ferrari and the comparatively youthful Lassi Lappalainen all locking horns.

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Exciting winger Justin Mapp has successfully negotiated his way out of Group C and into the round of 16.
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