Archive for May 29th, 2011

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Impact’s offensive woes continue in Fort Lauderdale

Idriss Ech-Chergui

While the Montreal Impact’s scoreless tie against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers provided netminder Bill Gaudette with his third clean sheet of the season — in a game that had him not have to make a single save along the way — his success was more than counterbalanced by the Impact’s continuing offensive impotence, an affliction that has plagued the club since its May 1 5-0 rout of FC Edmonton.

Montreal is ahead of only the winless Atlanta Silverbacks in the NASL standings, and has a single goal to show for the three NASL games it has played since the win in Edmontpn.

And, it has scored only twice all season in games where it has faced teams from outside Alberta.
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Vancouver ties it up with shorthanded Red Bulls

Greg Sutton: Canadian keeper made key save for Red Bulls in the second half off of Eric Hassli's effort.

The script was reversed on Saturday. The fireworks came early at Empire Field, and then the Vancouver Whitecaps and New York Red Bulls played out a tense chess match in the second half as the club drew 1-1.

When the Whitecaps play at home, Canadian soccer fans have become used to seeing last-second comebacks, second-half momentum changes and thrills right before the final whistle.

On Saturday, the DP-less Red Bulls were held largely in check by the Whitecaps back line. If not for one slip on the artificial surface from Whitecaps fullback Alain Rochat, which cleared the path for Red Bull Luke Rodgers score the equalizer, Jay Nolly would have earned only his second MLS clean sheet at home this season.

After Camilo’s redirected a Rochat cross into the Red Bulls goal behind Canadian keeper Greg Sutton — only to have it ruled out for offside, the Brazilian striker was created the opening goal of the game.
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