#10 Impact Top 2014 Moments

10. Draw in Vancouver

After the World Cup break the Montreal Impact traveled west to face the Vancouver Whitecaps. Unlike the Impact, the Whitecaps were enjoying a successful 2014 campaign lead by Pedro Morales. The young team under the guidance of Carl Robinson did not lack attacking threats. That added to the fact that the Impact had a very leaky defense made the final 0-0 score all the more impressive from where the Impact stood.

Klopas played a very defensive formation as he told his midfield to play as a wall in front of the back four. This strategy proved very difficult for the Whitecaps who could not find a way to break through the two ranks of Montreal defense. Vancouver playmaker Pedro Morales was forced to lob long balls to a sprinting Manneh or Mattocks who were badly outnumbered, and the Impact easily cleared their lines time and time again.

While no one was victor on the day in many ways it felt like a Montreal win due to the frustration they caused Vancouver to experience.

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Kasey Hunter

Kasey Hunter

Growing up in family of footy lovers, Kasey became a fan and player as soon as he could walk. After suffering a leg injury in 2009, he has been forced to the sidelines and transferred his love of the game to writing. When he isn’t writing about soccer he can be found studying psychology.

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