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Impact eliminated from the MLS is Back tournament

July 25, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Montreal Impact News Release

ORLANDO, Florida - The Montreal Impact lost 1-0 against Orlando City SC in the round of 16 of the MLS is Back Tournament, Saturday, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.


ORL - Tesho Akindele 60'


ORL - Joao Moutinho 62'

ORL - Pedro Gallese 81'

ORL - Daryl Dike 90'


MTL - GK- Clément Diop; D-Jorge Corrales, Luis Binks, Rod Fanni (Lassi Lappalainen 72'), Zachary Brault-Guillard; M-Orji Okwonkwo (Jukka Raitala HT), Samuel Piette (Maximiliano Urruti 87'), Romell Quioto, Saphir Taïder, Victor Wanyama; F-Bojan (Anthony Jackson-Hamel 64')

Subs not used - Evan Bush, Clément Bayiha, Joel Waterman, Karifa Yao, Amar Sejdic, Emanuel Maciel, Mathieu Choinière, Shamit Shome

ORL - GK- Pedro Gallese; D-Antônio Carlos, Joao Moutinho, Robin Jansson, Ruan (Kyle Smith 87'); M-Chris Mueller (Rodrigo Schlegel 83'), Jhegson Méndez (Joey Dezart 83'), Mauricio Pereyra (Andrés Perea 75'), Nani, Oriol Rosell; F-Tesho Akindele (Daryl Dike 75')

Subs not used - Alex De John, Kamal Miller, Benji Michel, David Loera, Robinho, Santiago Patino


"We knew it was going to be a different game tonight because it was in the knockout round. We had to beat DC to carry on and go back into a playoff spot, and that's what we did. We all know the circumstances. It was the same for everybody. There was going to be fatigue, and mistakes at times. It didn't work out for us today. We were a bit better against DC defensively, but today it didn't happen."


"Orlando came out strong and we weren't winning our duels. We were always a little late, whether for applying pressure on them or being first on the ball. It affects the team when we can't control the game and win our duels, something we had done well until now, especially in the last two games. It's what we wanted to do today but we couldn't. We would've liked to play better, but let's not forget we're still fifth in the East."


"I felt until this game that we started playing better. If I compare to the first game and going forward from there, we became a lot better. We played our best game against DC and we were happy with the clean sheet we were able to get. Today was tough, especially the first half. They really hurt us on our side, and they played very well. We're obviously happy to have extended our stay here and keep playing. We'll continue working hard, because we need to be better the next time we're on the field."

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