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68′ Kofi Opare
 

LA Galaxy 1-0 Montreal Impact: Opare's first career goal continues Impact freefall

A third successive defeat does not bode well for the Quebecois side as the MLS season approaches its conclusion.

By Keith Hickey

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Central defender Kofi Opare scored his first career goal to secure a 1-0 win for the LA Galaxy against the Montreal Impact and drive Los Angeles to within two point of first place.

Defending a corner kick, Evan Bush and the Montreal back line were able to drive the first few attempts on goal away, but LA kept coming, and Opare, making just his fourth career start, found the net with a fluid turn-and-shot effort.

Montreal now must ask itself questions after falling to a fifth defeat in six games and its season on the line. Marco Schallibaum's charges were considerered among the Supporters' Shield favorites in the beginning of the season.

Now Montreal (13-12-7) is in favor of missing out on the playoffs entirely, tied on points with the fifth-place chicago fire and sixth-place Philadelphia Union, who will visit Stade Saputo on Saturday licking their chops at the thought of overtaking the Impact.

Los Angeles (15-11-6) is now just two points shy of reclaimng the MLS Supporters' Shield, but it's a crowded top. LA has 51 points, tied with Seattle, and trails New York and Portland on 53 and Kansas City and Salt Lake on 52.


Los Angeles Galaxy

12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
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2
Todd Dunivant
Defender
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5
Sean Franklin
Defender
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22
Leonardo
Defender
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28
Kofi Opare
Defender
68′ 69′
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8
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
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-
Michael Stephens
Midfielder
60′
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11
Gyasi Zardes
Striker
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32
Jack McBean
Striker
60′
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33
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Montreal Impact

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30
Evan Bush
Goalkeeper
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6
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34
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51
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11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
81′
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18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
34′
 - 
23
 - 
-
Andrea Pisanu
Midfielder
64′
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55
 - 
9
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33
A. Wenger
Striker

Substitutes

1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
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21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
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25
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-
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12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
83′
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25
Rafa García
Midfielder
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7
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Substitutes

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40
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-
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7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
71′
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8
 - 
19
Blake Smith
Midfielder
81′
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43
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15

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Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2