MN Migration: Mallace Starts for Montreal in Canadian Championship

by on 30 May 2017

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Miller makes way at the half and Cropper has a mixed performance.

In just his third start of the season, Calum Mallace went 55 minutes for the Montreal Impact in the first leg of a Canadian Championship semifinal. It was not a great performance for the Impact. By the 33rd minute they were down 2-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps. In order to shore up the team defensively Mallace made way for team captain Patrice Bernier. Unfortunately the damage had been done and Vancouver won 2-1.

The second leg was played Tuesday night, and while Mallace did not make the game day roster, Montreal did enough to win 4-2 and advance to the final with an aggregate score of 5-4.

The New England Revolution took an early lead against the New York Red Bulls, but defensive mistakes lead to a 2-1 defeat. Cody Cropper made four saves including stopping a shot from distance:

However, his blunder that lead to a back-heeled goal may define the night.

It also ended up being a bad night for Teal Bunbury. In the dying moments of the game, Bunbury was cautioned for lashing out at New York’s Damien Perrinelle’s head. On Tuesday it was announced that the winger would be suspended two games for the incident.

Eric Miller played only the first 45 minutes in the Colorado Rapid’s 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City. The Rapids took an early lead and withstood a Kansas City attack that tallied 25 shots. The substitution could have been because Miller earned an early yellow card or to keep fresh legs. The defender lined-up against the active attacking pair of Gerso Fernandes and Graham Zusi.

Tyler David was a second-half sub in Saint Louis FC’s 1-1 draw with the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The midfielder had a golden opportunity to score, but sent a wide open shot straight to the keeper.

In a rematch of last week’s game, the Washington Spirit fell again to FC Kansas City. Both Kassey Kallman and Cat Parkhill watched from the bench as their sides battled to a 3-2 scoreline.

Jackson Yueill was left on the bench for the San Jose Earthquakes 4-2 loss to the LA Galaxy.

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