Montreal Impact 2, Colorado Rapids 2 | 2016 MLS Match Recap
The Colorado Rapids went down twice, but found a response each time to walk away with a share of the points.
The Rapids and Montreal Impact played to a 2-2 draw at Stade Saputo on Saturday afternoon in a match-up of two of the league's best teams. The equalizer came in the 73rd minute via Rapids defender Bobby Burling, and it canceled out a low drive from distance from Maxim Tissot five minutes after halftime.
The Impact also held a lead early in the opening stanza after Didier Drogba scored off a free kick, but could not hold onto it. Shkelzen Gashi scored in the 47th minute to make the match 1-1, and he then helped set up the Burling goal that ensured that Colorado would leave Montreal with a result.
The result moved the Rapids into first place in the Western Conference with a 5-2-2 record and the Eastern Conference-leading Impact to 4-3-2.
- 9’ – MTL – Didier Drogba
- 47' – COL – Shkelzen Gashi (Mekeil Williams, Jermaine Jones)
- 50' – MTL – Maxim Tissot (Harry Shipp)
- 73' – COL – Bobby Burling (Axel Sjoberg, Shkelzen Gashi)
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- WHAT A MONTH: Saturday's result punctuated a strong April for the Rapids, who went 4-1-1 in their six matches and finished the month on a four-game unbeaten run.
- BUMP IN ROAD: On the other side, the Impact finished April without a win in their last three games. The club went 0-1-2 in those affairs.
- RUBBING SALT IN THE WOUND: The Impact and Burling have a bit of history, and it is safe to say that the Rapids' veteran defender only made himself even more of a public enemy in Montreal with Saturday's equalizer.
Bobby Burling, the guy who didn't want to play for the Impact after he was selected by them in their expansion draft, makes it 2-2. #IMFC— nick sabetti (@nicksabetti) April 30, 2016