Impact falls 1-0 to New England Revolution

ORLANDO, Florida - The Montreal Impact lost 1-0 against the New England Revolution in its first game of the MLS is Back Tournament on Thursday night, in Orlando, Florida.

The Impact will play its next game on Wednesday, July 15, at 8pm EDT (TVA SPORTS, TSN, 98,5, TSN 690), against Toronto FC at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, in Orlando, Florida.


NER - Gustavo Bou 56' (Carles Gil)


NER - Michael Mancienne 61'
MTL - Luis Binks 72'


MTL - GK-Clément Diop; D-Jukka Raitala, Rod Fanni, Luis Binks, Rudy Camacho; M-Victor Wanyama, Samuel Piette (Lassi Lappalainen 84'), Saphir Taïder, Bojan (Romell Quioto 57'); F-Orji Okwonkwo (Zachary Brault-Guillard 46'), Maximiliano Urruti (Ballou Tabla 75')

Subs not used - Evan Bush, Jorge Corrales, Karifa Yao, Shamit Shome, Amar Sejdic, Mathieu Choinière, Emanuel Maciel, Anthony Jackson-Hamel

DAL - GK-Matt Turner; D-Alexander Büttner (DeJuan Jones 82'), Antonio Mlinar Delamea, Brandon Bye, Michael Mancienne (Henry Kessler 67'); M-Scott Caldwell, Gustavo Bou, Kelyn Rowe, Carles Gil, Cristian Penilla (Tajon Buchanan 86'); F-Adam Buksa (Teal Bunbury 86')

Subs not used - Brad Knighton, Jeff Caldwell, Seth Sinovic, Diego Fagundez, Wilfried Zahibo, Isaac Angking, Damian Rivera, Justin Rennicks


"If you don't fight and you don't win battles, you don't even need to talk about tactics. It's about desire. I'm not questioning their desire, but it wasn't there tonight. Hopefully, it will be there against Toronto."

"We didn't know where we would be physically for this game, but it's not an excuse. One thing I tell my team all the time is to fight. But that did not happen tonight, and we need to rectify that against Toronto."

"Credit to New England. We beat them once before, but they beat us tonight. They wanted it more than us. We made too many unforced mistakes. We weren't like that at the beginning of the year, and it's something we'll need to fix."


"I'm very disappointed. We did not have a good game today. We can't make excuses because it was the same for both teams. They were sharper. We made poor decisions individually and as a team and we can only do better."

"It's tough to play after so many months, but it was the same for all of us. Now we need to analyze this game and see where we can improve and show up and play a lot better against Toronto."

"It's going to be a tough game, but all our focus is going to be on that game and playing a lot better than we did today. Hopefully, we can come away with three points. The focus is on us because we were really poor today. "


"It's a lack of options available from everyone and a lack of effort to win the ball back. It's a team job and we should have put in the effort. In the second half it was better, but the goal hurt us."