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Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS-player - Round of 16, Day 4, with Bush, Donadel, Taider and Oyongo...

Two more ties to decide who reaches the quarter-finals...

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Evan Bush (middle) & Marco Donadel (right) go head to head in the Round of 16...
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Evan Bush and Ambroise Oyongo re-appear in our competition for the first time since the opening day, when Bush topped the Cameroonian in the Group A poll, winning 37% of votes to Oyongo’s 31%.

Bush’s opponent is former Fiorentina stalwart Marco Donadel who, in finishing second to Saphir Taider in Group H, recorded the highest percentage vote for a group runner-up (34%).

This could be another tight race to see who secures the quarter-final spot and Bush’s longevity may provide him with the edge.

Today’s other match-up throws together two African international players in Saphir Taider (Algeria) and Ambroise Oyongo (Cameroon).

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Saphir Taider, the last Impact player to score a goal 60 days ago, hopes to progress to the quarter-finals at the expense of Ambroise Oyongo.
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Taider emerged from a group containing Donadel, Felipe and Diallo, while Oyongo was runner-up to Bush in Group A, but beat both Alejandro Silva and most significantly fan favourite Samuel Piette for second-place.

Both of today’s match-ups on paper appear to be close-run affairs with perhaps the all-African clash being the hardest one of all to call.

Hassoun Camara awaits the winner of the Taider/Oyongo clash in the last eight, while Didier Drogba lies in wait for the winner of the Bush/Donadel contest.

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Ambroise Oyongo in action for Montpellier against Angers earlier this season (when things were normal). Oyongo faces Saphir Taider in the fan poll to decide which of the players advances into the last eight of the competition to find IMFC’s Greatest-ever MLS-player...
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Round of 16, Match #1

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Evan Bush
    (41 votes)
  • 21%
    Marco Donadel
    (11 votes)
52 votes total Vote Now


Round of 16, Match #8

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Saphir Taider
    (26 votes)
  • 50%
    Ambroise Oyongo
    (27 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now