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April 27, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
Stade Saputo — Montreal, Quebec
Referee:‬ F. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 19773‎
 
 
 

Montreal Impact 2-0 Chicago Fire: Impact go top of East with comfortable win

The Impact moved back to the top of the East while Chicago's winning ways were short-lived.

By Keith Hickey

Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact, MLS
Richard Wolowicz
The Montreal Impact defeated the Chicago Fire 2-0 at Stade Saputo to move into first place in MLS's Eastern Conference. The Fire, who had managed a win last week against Columbus, slumped to their fourth defeat in five games.

Andres Romero scored the first goal in the 57th minute. The on-loan Argentine collected a ball sprayed wide by Andrea Pisanu, cut inside Logan Pause, and rifled a shot into the far corner.

Chicago's woes were compounded by a red card to Jeff Larentowicz in the 64th minute. The veteran Fire man was judged to have clipped Pisanu just outside of the penalty area.

Marco Di Vaio gave Montreal a cushion in the 75th minute. New signing Daniele Paponi did well to carve out a chance for his countryman, and Di Vaio came up with a tricky first touch, turn and shot into the corner of Sean Johnson's net for his team-leading fourth of the season.

The result gives Montreal a sterling 5-1-1 record for the season, while Chicago limps into May carrying a 2-5-1 showing.


Montreal Impact

1
Troy Perkins
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
 - 
6
Hassoun Camara
Defender
 - 
13
 - 
-
 - 
7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
61′
 - 
8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
 - 
-
Andrea Pisanu
Midfielder
72′
 - 
9
Marco Di Vaio
Striker
64′ 76′
 - 
15
 - 
35
 - 

Chicago Fire

 - 
25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
65′
 - 
4
 - 
13
 - 
4
 - 
11
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
 - 
20
 - 
-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
77′
 - 
15
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
83′
 - 
-

Substitutes

30
Evan Bush
Goalkeeper
 - 
8
 - 
11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
 - 
18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
 - 
21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
72′
 - 
55
 - 
33
A. Wenger
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
83′
 - 
19
Corben Bone
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
77′
 - 
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
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