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Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS-player - Round of 16, Day 1...

Drogba goes head to head with Romero and there’s a Belgium/France clash between defenders Ciman and Camara.

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Hassoun Camara and Laurent Ciman combine to dispossess Brek Shea of Vancouver, but this evening they go head to head against each other in the round of 16 as we determine IMFC’s Greatest-ever MLS-player...
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Tonight sees the beginning of the straight knock-out stages in our quest to determine Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS-player.

And it throws up a couple of intriguing ties.

Clearly Didier Drogba will be a hot favourite against Andres Romero, but it will be interesting to see how close the Argentinian wide man can run the former Chelsea FC legend.

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Didier Drogba hoping voters will enable him to eliminate Andres Romero
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The other tie looks like a closer affair. The ever-popular Hassoun Camara may just be able to upset Laurent Ciman, who could find Toronto FC allegiances provide a more influential hurdle than it did in Group E, which he topped with the second-lowest percentage of all eight group winners. Camara managed to win a 25% share of the vote when up against Didier Drogba in Group D. This one could be in the balance. We shall see.

Andres Romero who polled 31% (joint-highest with Ambroise Oyongo of all the group runners-up) of the Group E vote against Ciman, Fanni and Urruti, will be hoping his support holds up against Drogba.

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Andres Romero brushes past Toronto FC’s Jeremy Hall. Romero will be seeking miracle of biblical proportions to brush past Drogba in the Round of 16.
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Realistically, you can see really only one outcome in this one, and a repeat vote of 31% for Romero may feel like a moral victory, but I wonder how much of a factor it will be that his service to the club was over a longer period than that of the Ivorian.

Don’t forget, two polls tonight. You have to vote twice, once in each. It’s now down to straight knock-out.


Round of 16 Match 4

This poll is closed

  • 84%
    Didier Drogba
    (49 votes)
  • 15%
    Andres Romero
    (9 votes)
58 votes total Vote Now


Round of 16, Match 5

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  • 49%
    Laurent Ciman
    (28 votes)
  • 50%
    Hassoun Camara
    (29 votes)
57 votes total Vote Now