Montreal Impact Stuck With Away Draw In Washington


The Montreal Impact took a second half lead, but ultimately allowed a late goal to end up with a single point in their return to MLS action Saturday night against D.C. United.

Jack McInerney scored a goal in his 100th career MLS game to take a 1-0 lead in the 56th minute on a pass from Justin Mapp. It held up as the game’s only goal until Eddie Johnson scored the tying goal in the 84th minute.

McInerney’s goal was already his fifth goal in seven matches with the Impact. He started at forward for the injured Marco Di Vaio. He was removed in the 82nd minute for Santiago Gonzalez.

“I know the players better and the style of play of the team so that transition now leads to goals,” said McInerney. “Hopefully we can keep it going for the rest of the year.”

Troy Perkins was in goal for the Impact after Evan Bush played this week in the Voyageurs Cup. The Impact were also without defender Matteo Ferrari. Hassoun Camara returned to MLS action after missing their last game against Sporting KC for yellow card accumulation.

“It’s a little bit disappointing, but this is a game we can build on,” said Impact head coach Frank Klopas. “Both teams had some chances. It was a very good effort by the group. We had very good moments in this game and we now have a week to work and go back on the road and look for the result we want.”

“That’s the best we’ve played this season. It was a fantastic team effort,” said Perkins. “We deserved more, but a draw on the road is a good result. We’re not sad about the draw, but we’re not happy either. We need to find that final step.”

The Impact’s next game will be in Colorado next Saturday to face off against the Rapids. Kick-off is at 9 p.m. Eastern time.