The game in 100 words (or less): New England entered the match on a five game win streak and unbeaten in seven, but that all came to an end as Montreal cruised to a big 3-0 win over the Revolution. Didier Drogba grabbed a goal and an assist for the Impact, who took advantage of two big deflections to jump out to a lead over one of the hottest teams in the league. With the win, Montreal jumps over New York City FC for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and the Impact also have three games in hand on NYCFC.
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Three moments that mattered
5′ — Venegas puts Montreal on the board early — Johan Venegas scored his first career goal in MLS to give the Impact an early lead over New England. The Costa Rican international took a shot from distance that took a deflection off of a defender and sailed in over the head of Bobby Shuttleworth.
60′ — Didier Drogba gets lucky to make it 2-0 Impact — Another unfortunate goal for Revs’ keeper Bobby Shuttleworth, Didier Drogba got some good fortune with a deflection to double Montreal’s lead. Drogba fired a free kick on goal from distance, and it took a nasty redirection off of Kelyn Rowe and into the back of the net.
73′ — Dilly Duka caps of the match with Montreal’s third — Just after Marco Donadel was sent off and you thought New England may have enough time to creep back into the match, Dilly Duka sealed the win for Montreal with the Impact’s third goal. Drogba slotted Duka through, who didn’t need a deflection on this one.
Man of the match: Didier Drogba
Goalscorers: Venegas (5′), Drogba (60′), Duka (76′)
Red card: Donadel (73′)