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Philadelphia Union 0, Montreal Impact 3 | 2017 MLS Match Recap

Blerim Dzemaili stuck for a second half brace to help lift the Montreal Impact to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday night.

Dzemaili latched onto a deflected cross and fired a first-time shot in from 15 yards for his fifth goal of the season in the 69th minute and then helped set up Piatti's stoppage-time penalty kick when he was taken down by Union goalkeeper John McCarthy in front of goal. Dzemaili capped off the Impact's second road win of the year in the fifth minute of stoppage time on an assist by Piatti. 

Goals

  • 69’ – MTL – Blerim Dzemaili WATCH 
  • 90'+1' - MTL - Ignacio Piatti (PK) WATCH 
  • 90'+5' - MTL - Blerim Dzemaili WATCH 

Three Things 

  1. UNION BUSTER: Blerim Dzemaili hasn’t scored a lot of goals since arriving from Bologna on May 9, but the Swiss international has enjoyed quite a bit of success against Philadelphia. The midfielder has scored half of his six goals against the Union, striking in a 2-1 home win on July 19.
  2. MAKING AN IMPACT: It was a solid debut for Samuel Piette, who was a rock in the center of midfield for the visitors. The midfielder who transferred from CD Izarra in Spain’s third division just nine days ago had 60 successful passes and won six tackles in a 90-minute performance.
  3. WE WILL GET BY: It was an emotional start of the game for the Union and their fans as a moment of silence was held in memory of Kenny Hanson, the former Sons of Ben president who died this week after irreversible brain damage following a tragic accident last weekend. The Sons of Ben dedicated their tifo to Hanson, while the club played the Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Gray” in his honor. Alejandro Bedoya also wore a captain’s armband with ‘KH’ on it.

Next Up

  • PHI: Saturday, August 19 – at San Jose Earthquakes (10:30 PM | MLS LIVE)
  • MTL: Wednesday, August 16 – vs. Chicago Fire (7:30 PM | TVAS, MLS LIVE)
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