Don’t look now, but the Montreal Impact may just be turning things around.
Led by Jack McInerney’s two goals, including a potential play of the year candidate on his second, the Impact capped off an undefeated week after a draw in Vancouver.
McInerney opened the scoring late in the first half when he headed home a beautiful lob pass by Eric Miller. Then, in the second half, McInerney took a pass from Justin Mapp and kicked the ball while standing over his head without looking at the net. The ball then hit the corner of the post and fell into the net.
I can’t really describe it very well, so just watch the video.
Marco DiVaio scored Montreal’s third when he converted home a wide open rebound just a few minutes after McInerney’s second. DiVaio came in at half-time as a substitute.
The Impact, with the four points this week, have moved into a tie with the Chicago Fire for last spot in the Eastern Conference. They are also only five points back of a playoff spot with games in hand.
They still have the worst points per game ratio, but if they can continue their strong play, that will catch up.
“A lot of credit to my players,” said head coach Frank Klopas in a press release. “The attitude was very good and I think we not only scored the three goals, but I thought we created even more chances. It was also important for us not to give anything away, get the clean sheet and build from this after another good performance.”
The Impact’s next game will be next Saturday when they go to California to play Chivas USA. The game starts at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.