Short-handed Montreal ends slide in opener

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Italian Marco Di Vaio scored in the 21st minute as the 10-man Montreal Impact beat FAS of El Salvador, 1-0, in its opening game of the 2014-15 Concacaf Champions League.

The Impact held on despite playing the final 28 minutes a man down after defender Hassoun Camara was red carded. Montreal came into the game with a six-game losing streak, all in MLS action.

Tuesday night's shocker took place in Mexico City, where defending champion Cruz Azul had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Alajuelense.

WEEK 1
Tuesday, August 5
8 pm
Alpha United (GUY) 0 Olimpia (HON) 1
Cruz Azul (MEX) 1 Alajuelense (CRC) 1
Montreal Impact 1 FAS (SLV) 0
10 pm
Isidro Metapan (SLV) 1 Leon (MEX) 2
 
Wednesday, August 6
8 pm
Pachuca (MEX) vs. Real Espana (HON)             
10 pm
Real Esteli (NCA) vs. Saprissa (CRC)
 
Thursday, August 7
10 pm
Comunicaciones (GUA) vs. Bayamon FC (PUR)
Tauro FC (PAN) vs. Waterhouse (JAM)
 
WEEK 2
Tuesday, August 19
8 pm
Alpha United (GUY) vs Portland Timbers
Club America (MEX) vs. Bayamon FC (PUR)
10 pm
Chorrillo (PAN) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX)
Real Esteli (NCA) vs. Sporting KC
 
Wednesday, August 20
8 pm
DC United vs. Waterhouse FC (JAM)
10 pm
FAS (SLV) vs. Montreal Impact

Thursday, August 21

10 pm
Real Espana (HON) vs. Municipal (GUA)
Belmopan Bandits (BLZ) vs. Isidro Metapan (SLV)
 
WEEK 3
Tuesday, August 26
8 pm
New York Red Bulls vs. FAS (SLV)
10 pm
Comunicaciones (GUA) vs. Club America (MEX)
Saprissa (CRC) vs. Real Esteli (NCA)
 
Wednesday, August 27
8 pm
Leon (MEX) vs. Belmopan Bandits (BLZ)
10 pm
Municipal (GUA) vs. Pachuca (MEX)
 
Thursday, August 28
8 pm
Waterhouse (JAM) vs. Tauro FC (PAN)
10 pm
Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Chorrillo (PAN)
Olimpia (HON) vs. Alpha United (GUY)
 
WEEK 4
Tuesday, September 16
8 pm
Waterhouse (JAM) vs. D.C. United
Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Chorrillo (PAN)
10 pm
Portland Timbers vs. Olimpia (HON)
 
Wednesday, September 17
8 pm
Bayamon FC (PUR) vs. Club America (MEX)
Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls
10 pm

Municipal (GUA) vs. Real Espana (HON)
 
Thursday, September 18
8 pm
Sporting KC vs. Saprissa (CRC)
10 pm
Isidro Metapan (SLV) vs. Belmopan Bandits (BLZ)
 
WEEK 5
Tuesday, September 23
8 pm
Sporting KC vs. Real Esteli (NCA)
10 pm
Portland Timbers vs. Alpha United (GUY)
 
Wednesday, September 24
8 pm
Pachuca (MEX) vs. Municipal (GUA)
D.C. United vs. Tauro FC (PAN)
10 pm
FAS (SLV) vs. New York Red Bulls
Belmopan Bandits (BLZ) vs. Leon (MEX)
 
Thursday, September 25
8 pm
Bayamon FC (PUR) vs. Comunicaciones (GUA)
10 pm
Chorrillo FC (PAN) vs. Alajuelense (CRC)
 
WEEK 6
Tuesday, October 21
8 pm
Tauro FC (PAN) vs. D.C. United
Club America (MEX) vs. Comunicaciones (GUA)
10 pm
Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX)
Olimpia (HON) vs. Portland Timbers

Wednesday, October 22

8 pm
New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact
10 pm
Real Espana (HON) vs. Pachuca (MEX)
 
Thursday, October 23
8 pm
Leon (MEX) vs. Isidro Metapan (SLV)
10 pm
Saprissa (CRC) vs. Sporting KC
1 comment about "Short-handed Montreal ends slide in opener".
  1. David Crowther, August 6, 2014 at 5:34 p.m.

    I'm not sure I would call Alajuelense getting a result in Mexico all that much of a shocker. They seem to have been able to do that fairly regularly in recent times.

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