Monday, May 20, 2013

Voyageurs Cup matchday 3 report

MONTREAL 0:0 VANCOUVER


Goals
: none
[match stats]

Headline: Nothing settled after opening leg of Voyageurs Cup (News 1130)
Good to see some media outlets catching on to the preferred nomenclature

A story in pictures

Jeb Brovsky had his face re-arranged by the Whitecaps' Jordan Harvey, undoubtedly the most interesting happening of the match.


One paragraph analysis

While Montreal fielded close to a first-choice lineup, Martin Rennie clearly set up his Vancouver side in an effort to keep a clean sheet. Evidence of such a plan included starting centre back Brad Rusin, a man without a creative bone in his body, in midfield, and moving the team's best player, Nigel Reo-Coker, to right back. It appeared to work as Vancouver looked under-manned going forward, while Montreal's forward thrusts were too easily broken up.

In the second half I went for a run. Not much seemed to have happened upon my return.

Attendance check: 12,016 at a rainy Stade Saputo

Canadian content report
With Montreal's defensive corps returning to health, there was no room in the squad for Karl Ouimette or Maxim Tissot. Patrice Bernier carried the flag for Montreal, as did Russell Teibert for Vancouver.

Both Teibert and Bernier should feature in the finale, as interim national team boss Colin Miller has announced he will not be selecting either play for the Costa Rica friendly the previous night in Edmonton.

MONTREAL IMPACT
Patrice Bernier90
Total Mins90


VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
Russell Teibert90
Total Mins90


TOP SCORERS

Player
TeamGoals
Marco di VaioMontreal2
CamiloVancouver2
Michael CoxEdmonton1
Chris NurseEdmonton1
Justin MappMontreal1
Andres RomeroMontreal1
Andrew WengerMontreal1
Daniele PaponiMontreal1
Doneil HenryToronto1
Andrew WiedemanToronto1
Tommy HeinemannVancouver1
Corey HertzogVancouver1

NEXT MATCH
2013.05.29: Montreal at Vancouver

CONTEST UPDATE
The contest standings have been updated.

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