Montreal 2-2 New York
New York earned a 2-2 tie on the road against the Montreal Impactat Olympic Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Impact took the lead in the fifth minute. Felipe maintained possession in New York’s defensive third and slipped it through to an onside Andres Romero, whose curling shot found the lower right hand corner of the net. Montreal almost made it 2-0 eight minutes later, when Romero’s on target volley was cleared off the line by Ibrahim Sekagya.
Within the first half, New York goalkeeper Luis Robles made several of his nine total saves to keep the score 1-0. The Red Bulls broke through on the scoreboard in the 31st minute. Kosuke Kimura chipped it down the right sideline to Lloyd Sam, who gathered the ball and crossed it towards the back post. Steele was there to it first and put it home from close range.
The visitors, who were without a number of players Saturday including Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill and Jamison Olave, then took the lead three minutes later. Steele intercepted a Marco Di Vaio pass in midfield and picked out an on-rushing Luyindula. Luyindula took a touch in the box and ripped it over goalkeeper Troy Perkins to make the score 2-1.
Luyindula almost doubled his personal tally four minutes following the break when New York earned a penalty kick after Matteo Ferrari fouled Bradley Wright-Phillips in the box. Perkins guessed incorrectly on the try, but the Frenchman pinged his attempt off the right post.
Montreal tied the game in the 60th minute, as Justin Mapp’s in-swinger from the right wing was nodded in by Felipe. Both teams had chances to earn the game-winner in the last third of the match, but neither could record their third tally of the game.
New York Red Bulls 2, Montreal Impact 2
April 5, 2014
MLS Regular Season
Olympic Stadium – Montreal, QC
MTL: Andres Romero 1 (Felipe 2) 5’
NY: Jonny Steele 1 (Lloyd Sam 3, Kosuke Kimura 1) 31’
NY: Peguy Luyindula 2 (Jonny Steele 1) 34’
MTL: Felipe 1 (Justin Mapp 3) 60’