Impact deal Fire first loss of preseason

First half goals from Ignacio Piatti and Matteo Mancosu powered the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 victory over the Fire on Wednesday night. Piatti gave Montreal a lead in the 34th minute following a Brandon Vincent turnover after what had been a largely uneventful first half hour. Piatti hit the post four minutes later and Mancosu put in the rebound to extend the lead.

Dax McCarty headed in Diego Campos' free kick in the 55th minute for the Fire's only goal.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matt Polster, Drew Conner, Luis Solignac, and Daniel Johnson did not dress for the match.

Fire line-up

Sanchez (Cleveland 60'); Ramos (Castro 60'), Kappelhof (Dean 60'), Lillard (Campbell 60'), Vincent (Corrales 60'); Adams, McCarty (Moreira 60'); Bronico, Campos, Bakero (Ruiz 60'), Nikolic (Collier 60')

The Fire's next match is against Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday at 3:30 CT.


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  • C'mon Guillermo, throw us a bone. Gotta be some kinda news out there for some talent. If not, could you please ask President Nelson if he believes his GM is doing a good job this off season;)

  • Guillermo, how can Toronto transfer their new player from Spain if the transfer window is closed? Hasn't the transfer window from Spain closed?

  • In reply to go fire:

    Transfer window going to Spanish clubs has closed. The transfer window for players coming into MLS is open from February 15th(?) to May 1st.

  • In reply to go fire:

    Euro teams can still transfer players out.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    So, I guess I'm right in assuming the Fire still have two and a half months to acquire a #10, CB, and GK from anywhere in the world. I thought once a window closed for a country, no business could be made with said country. Well then, why are people freaking out on #cf97? Fire got loads of time to get their guys.

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  • In reply to go fire:

    But the season starts in 3 weeks. Even though the transfer window doesn't close until May why risk the chance of digging yourself into an early hole by waiting to sign players? Wouldn't it be better to hit the ground running with an as complete team as possible?

  • In a perfect world it would be great to "hit the ground running". But it's a long season and if NR is able acquire class like Nico, McCarty, and Basti, I don't think it will take too long to adapt to Pauno's system. I'd rather have NR get more bang for hit buck than settling on qiuck fix.

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