CONCACAF confirmed on Monday that Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush is suspended for Wednesday's second leg of the Champions League final (8pm ET, FOX Sports 2) due to yellow-card accumulation.
Bush picked up the decisive yellow card in the 89th minute of last Wednesday's first leg at Estadio Azteca, a 1-1 draw between the Impact and Club América.
Unlike the Montreal Impact, who had the weekend off to prepare for Wednesday’s CONCACAF Champions League final second leg (8 pm ET, FOX Sports 2), Club América were in action on Sunday, playing Chivas Guadalajara to a 1-1 draw in Mexico’s Super Clasico.
The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final between the Montreal Impact and Club América promises to be a momentous occasion, with Montreal needing just a win or a scoreless draw at Olympic Stadium to become the first MLS team to win the regional competition.
MONTREAL – Impact fans can stop chewing their fingernails. A little.
Some injury doubts remain for Montreal, but the good news is center back Laurent Ciman was back in training this Saturday morning.
The Montreal Impact are 90 minutes away from being the first MLS team to win the CONCACAF Champions League.
While those 90 (OK, it could be 120) minutes will take place in the familiar confines of Montreal's Stade Olympique, with more than 59,000 fans roaring them on, the Impact now know their target destination: Japan.
MEXICO CITY – They were so, so close to making history.
For 88 minutes, the Montreal Impact had fought and clawed at Estadio Azteca in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final. A handful of minutes more, and they would become the first Canadian team to win in Mexico in Champions League play.
MEXICO CITY – It wouldn’t be a CONCACAF Champions League match without a controversial refereeing decision, and Wednesday night’s final first leg certainly delivered in that category.
Champions League: Montreal Impact bewildered as Evan Bush picks up yellow card, will appeal suspension
MEXICO CITY – The Montreal Impact aren’t giving up on goalkeeper Evan Bush’s status just yet.
After picking up a yellow card late in Montreal’s 1-1 tie at Club América on Wednesday in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final, Bush should be suspended for the second leg, next Wednesday at Stade Olympique, due to caution accumulation.