Miami FC 0 Impact 0

With this tie, the Impact is still only four points behind first place in the United Soccer Leagues First Division standings, held by the Portland Timbers (39 points).

Goalkeeper Matt Jordan, who was playing his first game since July 8, signed his sixth shutout of the season.

“I wanted to get back in the game and help out the team as soon as possible,” said goalkeeper Matt Jordan, who missed five games due to a broken jaw. “I felt good on the field with the mask. We have to keep our foot on the accelerator because the teams are close in the standings.”

“Overall, it became difficult in the second half,” mentioned head coach Nick De Santis. “I think the chances came in the first half but we weren’t able to score. If you don’t make any goals in the first half, especially at home, the other team starts getting confident. Miami also played well defensively. Nevertheless, a tie game is not that bad.”

The Impact remains undefeated (2-0-3) in five games against the Miami FC. In five match-ups, the Impact has still not conceded any goals to their Florida rivals.

The Impact, which will play a four-game stretch on the road, will meet the California Victory, Friday, August 16, at 10 pm (

31st minute - On a centering pass to the near post from midfielder Leonardo Di Lorenzo, forward Charles Gbeke deflected the ball with a header, just wide left of the Miami FC net.

35th minute - Posted at the mouth of the goal, Miami FC midfielder Sean Fraser redirected the ball with a header, but Impact goalkeeper Matt Jordan blocked the shot, deflecting the ball over the net.

40th minute - Midfielder Leonardo Di Lorenzo hit the crossbar with a powerful shot from 25-yards out.

68th minute - Midfielder David Testo fired a low shot from 20 yards but Miami FC goalkeeper Pat Hannigan made the save with a dive to his right. Midfielder Leonardo Di Lorenzo was unable to get to the rebound.

79th minute – Midfielder Miguel Guante cut through the Impact defence into the box and fired a high shot that sailed over the net.

Player – Position – Injury – Status - Games missed
David Fronimadis - Defender - Knee contusion - Day to day - 5
Jason DiTullio - Defender - Knee - Return unknown - 21

Date – Teams – Stadium - Time
• Thursday, August 16, 2007 – Impact @ California – Kezar Stadium – 10 pm (
• Saturday, August 18, 2007 – Impact @ Vancouver – Swangard Stadium – 10 pm (
• Friday, August 24, 2007 – Impact @ Rochester – Paetec Park – 8 pm (Radio-Canada, FSW, Sirius, CJAD,
• Sunday, August 26, 2007 – Impact @ Carolina – SAS Stadium – 6 pm (CJAD,




Source : Patrick Vallée, Montreal Impact
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