Through no doing of the team’s own, turmoil follows the Montreal Impact through Mexico.
The Impact won its first game of the preseason, a 1-0 decision Tuesday over Estudiantes Tecos in Guadalajara. Through the team’s Twitter feed, we know that striker Justin Braun got the goal in the 64th minute, converting a nice pass from Josh Gardner.
“I got a great ball from Josh (Gardner) and finished it,” Braun, who was one of Chivas USA’s top scoring threats last season, was quoted on the Impact’s Twitter feed.
The game was split into two 40-minute halves. Former MLS goalkeeper of the year Donovan Ricketts played the first half, while Canadian Greg Sutton played in the second. Evan Bush, the top goalie in NASL last season, didn’t play.
The game was played behind closed doors. Media reports in Mexico indicated that Tecos didn’t even know who would be running the team going into the friendly against Montreal. Read the rest of this entry »