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Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS Player - Group G

The first appearance of Piatti in the competition pits him against the first MLS captain and last season’s Player of the Year...

America v Montreal Impact - CONCACAF Champions League
Two contenders in Group G, Piatti and Duka celebrate the Argentinian’s goal in Mexico City...
Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent via Getty Images

Tonight sees the first appearance of many peoples’ favourite to win the competition outright.

Ignacio Piatti the club’s MLS record goalscorer and assists provider will be expected to top the group, so the real contest will be for second place, determining who might join Piatti in the round of 16.

Should Piatti win Group G he will next face Jukka Raitala in the round of 16. The runner-up in Group G will meet Bojan Krkic in the round of 16.


Here is the Group G line-up -

Davy Arnaud -
The Impact’s first captain in MLS, after arriving at Sporting KC where he made his name. Scored 5 times in 62 matches (all comps) for the Impact, including the club’s first-ever MLS goal at Stade Olimpique against Chicago Fire. Wen to to play for DC United after leaving the Impact in 2014.

Capped 7 times by the US MNT, scoring 1 goal.

Montreal Impact v Columbus Crew
Davy Arnaud (left) the Impact’s first captain in MLS.
Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Ignacio Piatti -
Piatti broke most of the scoring records at the Impact after arriving as a Libertadores Cup winner from San Lorenzo.

He was selected as an MLS All-Star in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and IMFC’s MVP 2015. 2016. 2017 and 2018. Was top scorer for three successive seasons; 2016. 2017 and 2018, and took the George Gross Memorial Trophy in 2019 for being the top player in the Canadian Championship.

163 appearances (all comps), 79 goals and 43 assists.

San Lorenzo v Racing Club - Superliga 2019/20
Ignacio Piatti, now back in the colours of Argentina’s San Lorenzo.
Photo by Rodrigo Valle/Getty Images

Dilly Duka -
Joined the Impact from Chicago Fire in 2014, going on to score 5 goals in 57 appearances (all comps).

Produced some of his most memorable displays in the CONCACAF Champions League run, none more so that when he scored both goals in the away leg against Pachuca in the 2015 quarter-final.

Played for Columbus crew and NYRB after leaving the Impact and won a league title in Albania with Partizani Tirana.

CONCACAF Champions League Final - 2nd Leg - Club America v Montreal Impact
Dilly Duka in action against Philadelphia Union.
Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Orji Okwonko -
The powerful-running, Nigerian youngster was selected as IMFC Player of the Year last season, his first in MLS.

Has Serie A experience behind him with Bologna from whom he joined the Impact on-loan.
29 appearances (all comps), 9 goals and 3 assists in 2019.

CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal - Montreal Impact against CD Olimpia
The powerful running style of Orji Okwonkwo.
Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images



So there it is folks....

Please vote for your top player from these four. You have until 10pm tomorrow night to vote in our poll, below.

Top two in the percentage votes advance to the Round of 16. The other two are eliminated from the competition.

We will issue the voting template for Group G tomorrow evening.

Poll

Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS Player - Group G

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Davy Arnaud
    (7 votes)
  • 85%
    Ignacio Piatti
    (71 votes)
  • 2%
    Dilly Duka
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Orji Okwonkwo
    (3 votes)
83 votes total Vote Now