Montreal’s Argentine sensation was always destined for great things
Tonight’s classic game is a special one, as it marks the beginnings of the club’s greatest ever goalscorer in MLS, Nacho Piatti, which you can watch live as of 7:30pm on impactmontreal.com.
The Argentine Designated Player played his first full 90 minutes with the Impact on August 30, 2014, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win against the Columbus Crew SC. And if you ever wondered why Montreal’s love affair with Nacho Piatti burned so strong, all you need to do is see the first goal he scored in an Impact uniform, and all is explained. We pretty much all had this guy’s reaction:
Did you see that impact fans!? #imfc holy smokes!— Odi N (@OdiN_729) August 31, 2014
It was a start that proved this man was destined to do great things north of the 45th parallel, and he did, in a six-year stint that allowed Montreal’s supporters to fall in love with the Argentine magician.
But don’t take my word for it. Check out some of these tweets from that magical night almost six years ago, from journalists and supporters alike, that proved his impact.
Piatti baby, Piatti. #IMFC— Élisabeth🎗 (@Footministe) August 31, 2014
Nacho Piatti. Enough said. #IMFC— Eric Forest (@ericforest) August 31, 2014
Even current first team assistant coach and former captain Patrice Bernier shared his thoughts on Twitter after that performance.
Nacho! Nacho! Nacho! Piatti !!!#IMFC#ImpactTVASports— Guillaume (@cestjustetigui) August 31, 2014
Ya... Nacho's pretty good #imfc— Francesco Adornato (@adornatoF) August 31, 2014
Nachos and cheese #imfc— Mal Ebish (@_Ebish_) August 31, 2014
NACHO Dos a Cero #IMFC— Patrick Leduc (@patleduc15) August 31, 2014
Wow oh wow Piatti!!! What a goal! #imfc— NatashaOjedaBanditto (@NTGBandit) August 31, 2014
Quel beau but de Piatti #IMFC— mephistau (@mephistau) August 31, 2014
And just for your viewing pleasure, here is Nacho’s second goal in his debut, in the game’s dying moments, to make it 2-0. How about that Di Vaio-Piatti tandem up top!