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July 28, 2012 7:40 PM EDT
Stade Saputo — Montreal, Quebec
Referee:‬ A. Okujala‎
Attendance:‬ 19441‎
 
50′ Davy Arnaud
 
74′ Sanna Nyassi
 

Montreal Impact 3-1 New York Red Bulls: Nesta makes MLS debut

Four days after making his debut in a friendly, Nesta suited up in MLS for the Montreal Impact, helping hold down a 3-1 win over New York.

By Zac Lee Rigg

 Kenny Cooper, New York Red Bulls; Alessandro Nesta, Montreal Impact; MLS
Richard Wolowicz
Montreal Impact Designated Player Alessandro Nesta made his full MLS debut in a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls.

Nesta's best friend, Marco Di Vaio, opened the scoring in the first half when he drifted to the left of the NY back line to receive a feed and then slanted his low shot inside the far post.

Just seconds later the Impact doubled the lead. Felipe Martins chipped the ball into the attack. Patrice Bernier ducked to get out of the way, and Davy Arnaud broke the offside trap. His shot bounced off Bill Gaudette but still trickled in.

Thierry Henry scored New York's goal. Joel Lindpere hustled to keep the ball in play at the end line and it bounced to the Frenchman, who dinked the ball over the poorly-positioned Donovan Ricketts.

Sanna Nyassi scored the sealing goal in the second half. Again Martins assisted, this time sliding the ball through a jumbled Red Bulls defense, leaving Nyassi completely free at the far post. The Gambian knocked the ball around Gaudette and finished with his left.

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Montreal Impact

1
Donovan Ricketts
Goalkeeper
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2
Nelson Rivas
Defender
77′
 - 
6
Hassoun Camara
Defender
 - 
5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
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13
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7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
87′
 - 
8
Patrice Bernier
Midfielder
27′
 - 
18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
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21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
61′
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8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
50′
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9
Marco Di Vaio
Striker
48′ 71′
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New York Red Bulls

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Bill Gaudette
Goalkeeper
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2
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-
 - 
7
R. Miller
Defender
71′
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-
 - 
16
Connor Lade
Defender
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
83′
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Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
79′
 - 
11
 - 
14
 - 
33

Substitutes

30
Evan Bush
Goalkeeper
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-
 - 
13
 - 
11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
61′ 74′
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27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
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-
 - 
33
A. Wenger
Striker
87′
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Substitutes

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18
Ryan Meara
Goalkeeper
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-
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22
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V. Pálsson
Midfielder
79′

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Top Scorers
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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