Vancouver Whitecaps win over Montreal Impact, 3-0

Sep 21, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Impact midfield Justin Mapp (21) and Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit (6) battle for the ball as midfield Matt Watson (8) looks on during the second half at the Stade Saputo. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Another game in the books. Let’s take a look at the scores:

Camilo Sanvezzo scored two second-half goals to lead the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday.

Kenny Miller scored from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute as Vancouver kept its MLS playoff hopes alive. The Whitecaps (11-10-8), who were seventh in the Western Conference at the beginning of the day, ended a five-game winless run and picked up only their second victory in 10 games. It was the second 3-0 loss in a row for the Impact (13-9-6), who also lost a CONCACAF Champions League match Tuesday night in San Jose by the same score.

Maybe it could’ve been just 2-0 if that darn unintended penalty didn’t happen:

Vancouver struck first after Nigel Reo-Coker blew past 37-year-old Alessandro Nesta on the right side. As he crossed the ball, defender Hassoun Camara fell and, as he was getting up, Matt Watson’s shot hit his arm. Referee Jorge Gonzalez had no choice but to call a penalty, and Miller cashed in for his eighth goal of the year.

Oh well. Hopefully the Impact will bounce back. This was a clash of losing teams if only by recent performances so you know there had to be a team ready to snap out of their funk.

Topics: Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps

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