from Soccer Game Night web page
MONTREAL--The slumping Montreal
Impact played the A-League's hottest team, the Toronto Lynx, to a
1-1 tie Friday before 1,634 at Claude Robillard Stadium.
The Lynx, who had won six straight coming into Friday's game and are unbeaten in eight games since the start of the season, took the early advantage with a 22nd-minute goal by forward Arango Juan. Team scoring leader Francisco Dos Santos picked up his second assist of the year on the
play, passing off to Juan near midfield. Juan dribbled down the right side
then cut into the box and beat netminder Peter Zaratin from just inside the
right corner, banking a shot off the inside of the post.
Montreal's Darko Kolic came up with a pair of dangerous first-half chances,
but neither shot made it through 'keeper Theo Zagar. Mauro Biello finally
knotted the score in the 66th minute, seven minutes after the Impact had
lost veteran midfielder Nick DeSantis to a red card for serious foul play.
The 35-yard shot slipped und the crossbar at the center of the goal.
The 71st-minute ejection of Toronto defender Brian Ashton, who took down
Darko Kolic from behind, left the teams even at 10 men each. Zaratin almost
got caught by Dos Santos' 50-yard lob in the first overtime, but scrambled
back in time to parry the ball over the bar. The scenario was repeated on
the other end of the field, with Zagar hustling to knock away a 35-yard
attempt from Montreal's Patrice Bernier.
Zaratin came up with three saves in the second half and three more in
overtime to salvage the tie and help the Impact snap a three-game losing streak.
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