Biello frustrated after Impact blow two-goal lead against Sounders

Montreal Impact
A late defensive meltdown kept the Montreal Impact winless after two games.

MONTREAL — After the game, coach Mauro Biello was red-faced and incredulous.

With a two-goal lead going into the last seven minutes of Saturday’s encounter against the Seattle Sounders, the Montreal Impact looked a sure bet to seal their first win of the season.

But they blew it, as the visitors managed to cut the deficit in half through a Nicolas Lodeiro penalty kick, and Will Bruin banged home the equalizer deep into stoppage time stunning the crowd of 34,373 at Olympic Stadium.

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“It’s as if my team was just waiting for the final whistle — that’s what p***ed me off,” Biello told reporters. “But in the end, you’ve got to play with urgency all the time … you can’t be casual ever in this game.”

What made the result more difficult for the Impact to accept was how well they played up until the late defensive meltdown — a big improvement over last week’s season opening performance at the San Jose Earthquakes, in which the attack looked anemic in a 1-0 loss.

Showing some of the same excellent chemistry they showed in last year’s playoffs, forwards Matteo Mancosu and Ignacio Piatti both got on the score sheet with a goal in each half. Piatti also assisted on the opener with a perfectly weighted pass over the Seattle back line.

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Captain Patrice Bernier, who was credited with two assists, bemoaned the team's lack of concentration. 

“I don’t want to be too negative because we did do a lot of good things,” Bernier said. “Compared to last week it was night and day. In the first half we had possession, we created a lot of chances, we worked hard, we were intense, but it has to be for 90 minutes plus.”