Northern Weekly Roundup #3

  1. Poetic Match in Montreal

Montreal owner Joey Saputo shelled out big money for DP striker, Deidre Drogba. The Chelsea legend earned his first start on the weekend when the Impact hosted the Chicago Fire. It was a very poetic match due to the fact that it was Chicago that held Drogba’s Discovery Rights. However, the Ivory Coast striker had zero interest in joining the Fire and so they traded his rights to Montreal. After a rather boring start to the match, Drogba got the party going when he smoothly collected a Reo-Coker cross and slotted it home just before the half-hour mark. The Fire would soon equalize and the teams were knotted at 2 a piece at half time. Chicago would eventually take a 3-2 lead but then Drogba took over, scoring the equalizer in the 61st minute before completing the perfect hatty in the 65th minute to lead his team to a 4-3 victory. With the win, Montreal is back into the playoff picture with 4 matches in hand on 7th place Philadelphia Union.

 

  1. Toronto in Seattle

The Toronto FC roster was torn to shreds this past week. International call up saw Jozy Altidore head South while Morrow, Jackson, and Cheyrou, just to name a few, were all injured. TFC management would have been in serious trouble if Benito Floro had called up Osorio and Morgan to Team Canada. At kickoff, TFC had 3 outfield players on the bench. They were up against Dempsey and Martins who made them pay in the 6th minute when Dempsey sent a cheeky chip over a high backline to find Martins who easily beat Konopka. To their credit, the young TFC team did not give up. In fact, I would argue the outplayed a listless Seattle team. Zavaleta would eventually equalize for the Canadian side before Dempsey netted the heartbreaking winner.

 

  1. Fury Get The Job Done

After dropping points at home last weekend, the Fury headed South to San Antonio. The first half ended in a stalemate but in the 38th minute, Zourab Tsiskaridze was issued a second yellow for a tackle on Mauro Eustaquio. The Fury came out in the second half and Oliver soon found the back of the net. Ottawa held on for the victory and head home with 3 extremely important points while remaining top of the table. Marc Dos Santos has done an incredible job building a deep and competitive roster in just 2 years. He has done himself many favours and you have to wonder how long the Fury will be able to hold onto his services.

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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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