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Impact Build Big Lead, Tops Vancouver

September 14, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Montreal Impact News Release

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Montreal Impact won 4-2 against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday night, at BC Place, in Vancouver. Orji Okwonkwo, Saphir Taïder, Samuel Piette and Romell Quioto scored. The Montreal Impact will play its next game on Wednesday, September 16, at 9:30pm EDT (TVA Sports, TSN, 98,5, TSN 690), again at BC Place, in Vancouver.

GAME NOTES

The Impact is now three points behind the first place and Toronto FC in the standings to reach the Canadian Championship final. A win in the next game against Vancouver will qualify the Impact for the final.

It was the Impact's 100th win in MLS regular season.

With these three points, the Impact is 5th in the Eastern Conference with 16 points, tied with NYCFC.

Samuel Piette scored his first Impact goal in his 79th MLS game.

With his 4th goal of the season, Saphir Taïder became the fourth Impact player to score 20 goals in MLS and the 10th in the club's history to reach this mark. Taïder also got his 19th and 20th assists with the Impact.

Taïder scored his 3rd penalty goal this season, his 10th in as many attempts with the Impact (all competitions).

GOALS

VAN - Theo Blair (Milinkovic, Baldisimo) 7'

MTL - Orji Okwonkwo (Taïder) 15'

MTL - Saphir Taïder (PK) 45'+1'

MTL - Samuel Piette (Taïder, Okwonkwo) 51'

MTL - Romell Quioto (Piette, Brault-Guillard) 60'

VAN - Rudy Camacho (OG) 66'

CAUTIONS

VAN - Lucas Cavallini 24'

MTL - Luis Binks 59'

VAN - Cristian Dajome 69'

VAN - Michael Baldisimo 74'

EJECTIONS

VAN - Lucas Cavallini 59'

MTL - Emanuel Maciel 72'

LINEUPS

MTL - Gk-Clément Diop; D-Jukka Raitala, Luis Binks, Rudy Camacho, Zachary Brault-Guillard; M-Samuel Piette, Victor Wanyama, Saphir Taïder, Emamuel Maciel, Orji Okwonkwo (Shamit Shome 90'); F-Romell Quioto (Lassi Lappalainen 86')

Subs not used: Evan Bush, Joel Waterman, Jorge Corrales, Karifa Yao, Rod Fanni, Amar Sejdic, Bojan

VAN - Gk-Thomas Hasal; D-Ali Adnan (Cristian Gutiérrez 55'), Andy Rose, Derek Cornelius, Érik Godoy (Jake Nerwinski 55'); M-David Milinkovic (Yordy Reyna 73'), Leonard Owusu (Cristian Dajome 55'), Michael Baldisimo, Russell Teibert; F-Lucas Cavallini, Theo Blair (Fredy Montero 55')

Subs not used: Bryan Meredith, Ranko Veselinovic, Patrick Metcalfe, Ryan Raposo

THIERRY HENRY

"We reacted great. After a tough start, we started to apply our structure, but more importantly, we scored goals. It became a bit of a weird game in the last 20 minutes, but it isn't easy to come here and do what we've done, so we're happy with it. We scored four away goals, but it will be a different game on Wednesday."

"Samuel has been comfortable in that role for a while now. He finds himself in good situations. I knew it was going to come sooner or later."

SAMUEL PIETTE

"It feels good to score my first MLS goal in a winning situation. It was a good night for me, but mostly for the team. In a more offensive role, you have to try to contribute to the score sheet. It's a role in which I'm more comfortable and with the quality of the players around me, it's easy to shine."

SAPHIR TAÏDER

"We controlled the game. We created many chances. We deserved this result. In the next game, we will try to attack to win and to avoid conceding goals."


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