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Ex-Impact forward Roberto Brown scores against Seattle in CCL

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Roberto Brown, with the Impact in 2008A familiar name to Montreal Impact fans helped San Francisco to a 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League qualifier on Tuesday.

After Sounders defender Jeff Parke was whistled for a hand ball in the area, Roberto Brown went to the spot and slammed home the penalty kick to give the Panamanian side a slender lead, with a game in Seattle still to go.

Down only 1-0, the Sounders are actually in good shape going home. And, yes, coach Sigi Schmid did start a strong lineup, with the strike partnership of Mauro Rosales and Fredy Montero failing to connect.

But Brown, a Panamanian, got a moment of glory.

In 2008, Brown scored the goal that gave Montreal the inaugural Nutrilite Canadian Championship. The Impact entered that game with Toronto FC needing at least a draw at BMO Field in order to secure the Voyageurs’ Cup. After TFC took a 1-0 lead, Brown beat all comers to a corner kick and headed home the equalizer, which ended up being the championship-winning goal.

Brown was a key part of the Impact’s run to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2009; and he scored in the ill-fated second leg of the QFs; a game which saw Montreal surrender two stoppage-time goals to Santos Laguna to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

In 2010, Brown was suspendeded indefinitely by Impact coach Marc Dos Santos after the Panamanian striker punched Toronto FC defender Nick Garcia in the face during a Nutrilite Canadian Championship loss. Brown was red-carded.

And that was it for Brown’s Impact career.

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