Fielding basically the same lineup as for the bulk of the season so far, Montreal fell behind a mere six minutes after play got underway, Whitecaps forward Kenny Miller’s eighth of the year putting his side on the score sheet from the penalty spot after Hassoun Camara was called for a handball inside the 18-metre box.
While they were outplayed by the visiting side, Montreal did have some opportunities to draw level but were unable to finish as the opening period stretched towards the half-hour mark.
In the 24th minute, Andres Romero rolled the ball through the box where Felipe took a shot at evening things but had his shot blocked by defender Jay Demerit before it was bicycled away from the critical area by midfielder Gershon Koffie.
Five minutes later Davy Arnaud and Justin Mapp combined for a kick at the can. Mapp got the ball to Arnaud but the Impact captain had his cross captured by goalkeeper David Ousted.
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