Montreal Impact 2, Seattle Sounders 2 | 2017 MLS Match Recap

The Montreal Impact and Seattle Sounders bounced back from opening-week losses, drawing 2-2 on Saturday at Olympic Stadium after a late Seattle comeback.

The Impact scored the first goal in the 17th minute, as Matteo Mancosu latched onto an Ignacio Piatti throughball and scored. Piatti chipped in with a goal of his own after the break, on a long counterattack that began inside the Impact half. Nicolas Lodeiro cut the lead with a penalty late for the Sounders, and Will Bruin chipped in with a scrappy goal in stoppage time to split the points.

Goals

  • 17' – MTL – Matteo Mancosu Watch
  • 51' – MTL – Ignacio Piatti Watch
  • 83' – SEA – Nicolas Lodeiro (PK) Watch
  • 94' – SEA – Will Bruin Watch

Three Things

  1. SOUNDERS WAKE UP: Through the first 170 minutes of their season, it seemed like Seattle were stuck with a nasty case of MLS Cup hangover. Even after Lodeiro's penalty in the last 10 minutes, it still felt like a consolation goal for a Sounders side that wasn't clicking. But the visitors applied increased pressure late, and unlike Seattle's opponent last week, the Impact could not withstand a late flurry. Bruin notched his first goal in a Sounders kit to cap off a furious comeback and immediately raise Sounders' spirits after a rocky start to the campaign.
  2. DEFENSIVE STRUGGLES: It's often thought that the early part of a season tends to favor defense, but both sides struggled on the defensive side of the ball. In particular, both Roman Torres, who at one point in the first half kicked out at Dominic Oduro, and Laurent Ciman, who arguably made three yellow card-worthy plays on the night and conceded the penalty, were not at their best. There are still kinks to work out for both teams, but neither defense was at their dominating best in this match.
  3. SHOULD SOUNDERS HAVE HAD ANOTHER? Minutes before Bruin's equalizer, Clint Dempsey had a goal called off due to a handball call on Jordan Morris in the build-up. Replays show it may have been a harsh call. Could Seattle have actually won this game?

Next Up

  • MTL: Saturday, March 18 – at NYCFC (2 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
  • SEA: Sunday, March 19 – vs. New York Red Bulls (7 pm ET | FS1; MLS LIVE in Canada)

Who do you want to see on the field vs Real Madrid? Voting ends Friday!

Don't miss your chance to help select the 2017 MLS All-Stars. Vote now for the MLS All-Star Game Fan XI presented by Target. Everyone that submits a ballot is entered to win a VIP trip to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game.