The San Jose Earthquakes controlled the pace of the game all night, with enough efficiency that an early first-half goal was enough to carry them over the visiting Montreal Impact, 1-0. Anibal Godoy was the goalscorer on the night, but his name was called often doing work to keep the Quakes in possession in the attacking half.
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- LIMA MUTES PIATTI: A good day at the office for Earthquakes homegrown player Nick Lima who did a standout job limiting the effectiveness of Montreal's Ignacio Piatti. Usually a key contributor, Piatti was held to 1 shot and created no chances, with a 30% passing accuracy in the attacking third. The 2016 MLS Best XI selection doesn't produce much quieter outings.
- FIRST TIME FOR SAN JOSE: The two franchises haven't gotten to meet that often since the Impact joined the league in 2012, but tonight marked the first-ever victory by the Quakes over Montreal; they had gone 0-3-2 against the Impact previously.
- CAN'T COME BACK: Coming from behind has become an issue for the Impact, who are now on an 11-game winless streak when trailing at halftime. It's why racing out ahead was so key to their run toward the Eastern Conference Championship.