Bernier’s 3 assists lifts Impact over Sounders 4-1
Felipe Martin, Justin Mapp, Andrew Wenger and Lamar Neagle all
scored to help the Montreal Impact beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on
Patrice Bernier assisted on three Impact goals to help Montreal
(4-7-3) end a two-game losing streak.
Eddie Johnson scored for the Sounders (7-4-3), who were reduced
to 10 men in the 57th minute when Jhon Kennedy Hurtado was sent off
for a nasty tackle on Collen Warner.
Seattle is winless in its last five (0-3-2).
Bernier made a quick move at the right side of the area and
slipped the ball to Martin at the top of the box to curl a shot
inside the far post in the 18th minute.
Mapp scored 6 minutes into the second half when he took a long
pass from Bernier and cut most of the way across the front of the
penalty area before firing a low shot against the flow inside the
Only seven minutes later, Bernier picked off a Seattle clearing
attempt and slipped a pass to Wenger to score from the right
The Sounders got one back when Fredy Montero sent Johnson in
alone to chip a ball over Ricketts in the 62nd minute.
Neagle, a former Sounder, replaced Mapp in the 62nd minute and
scored his first goal of the year.
The game was the opener of the revamped and expanded Saputo
Stadium. The expansion Impact played their first five MLS games
next door at Olympic Stadium as work was completed on their grass
field home park.