It was another exciting match for RSL that would again be decided in stoppage time. Unfortunately, RSL would find themselves on the losing end of things this time. The scoring got started early for RSL with a drive from DF Lovel Palmer in the 7′ that the Montreal defender tried to clear, but ended up hitting into the net for an own goal. Montreal battled back in the 39′ with a well placed cross from MF Justin Mapp to MF Felipe Martins who knocked it past Rimando. RSL would score again in the 77′ on a corner kick from MF Javier Morales that found it’s way through to the left foot of MF Kyle Beckerman who pounded it home.

It looked as though RSL would be picking up their first win in Canada. Though the celebration would be short lived when Montreal would score again in the 80′ on a through ball played to F Marco Di Vaio who was able to knock it past Rimando on his right side. Replays would show that Di Vaio was in an offside position when the ball was played to him, but the offside flag stayed down.

The final blow came in the 93′ with corner kick for Montreal that managed to get past two RSL players and fell to Matteo Ferrari who took care of the opportunity and slammed it into the goal giving Montreal the victory, a record of 6-2-2 with 20 points, and a tie for second place with Houston. RSL falls to 5-5-2 with 17 points and is alone in the second place spot in the West. RSL will play the third of three matches on the road as they face Chivas USA (3-4-2, 11 points) at The Home Depot Center on Sunday, May 19th at 8:30 pm MT. Follow the full game thread here.

Montreal v RSL Match Stats

Montreal
 
RSL
17
Attempts on Goal
21
5
Shots on Target
7
6
Shots off Target
7
6
Blocked Shots
7
9
Corner Kicks
6
7
Fouls
12
17
Open Play Crosses
13
3
Offsides
1
4
First Yellow Cards
2
0
Second Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
53
Duels Won
41
56
Duels Won %
43
293
Total Pass
345
73
Passing Accuracy %
81
46.6
Possession %
53.4

3 Responses to “RSL Falls to Montreal: 3-2”

  1. duffusd says:

    So, why didn’t Jason play his final substitute? He could’ve drained the clock if he wanted it to be a defensive change, or he could’ve given us more energy in the midfield, and either way could’ve possibly changed the flow of the match. I see this as a big strategic problem by Kries, we weren’t doing well enough to warrant NOT making a sub, IMO

    • Luke Eastman says:

      Beltran for Palmer, Gil for Grabavoy? Who do you think he should have brought on?

      • duffusd says:

        The way I see it, if he was going for the win, he would have made another sub earlier, like gil for grabavoy, if nothing else, just to get done fresh energy. It looked like he was going for a tie at the end to me, so I would’ve seen man sally for Garcia, he has more defensive capabilities but can be used more like a winger. Or Beltran would’ve been good too, at least that’s how I see it, any sub would’ve worked, wasted time and added more experience in the defence of that set piece.

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