Goalkeeper Evan Bush was not surprised by the success of the Impact
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“A month ago, when we were at the tail end of the pack, maybe it was more difficult to believe that we could come back in the portrait series,” admitted goalkeeper Evan Bush.
Goalkeeper Evan Bush was not in front of the net Impact when the club has reached the bottom of the barrel on the 29th of July last, but it was clear to see the team bounce back.
The Impact was nice to have received a thawed 4-0 in the face of the Red Bulls, abroad, Bush knew that an opportunity to climb the leaderboard stood at the Blue-white-black.
“I told the coach of the guardians after the defeat in New York by looking at the calendar, I saw be able to win the following four games, told Bush on Saturday, after the Impact had achieved the feat, beating Real Salt Lake 3-1.
As Bush had predicted, the Impact (10-8-6) was defeated at one time the Orlando City SC, the Union of Philadelphia, the Fire of Chicago and the RSL. This sequence has allowed the group to Mauro Biello to pass from the ninth to the sixth spot in the eastern conference, and thus in a position giving access to the series.
“A month ago, when we were at the tail end of the pack, maybe it was more difficult to believe that we could come back in the portrait series,” admitted Bush. Now, we can look further ahead. “
Maxime Crépeau had obtained a first start in MLS in place of Bush in the face of the Red Bulls. It was the first time since September 2015 as Bush was ruled out of the eleven starting with the Impact in MLS for a reason other than a suspension.
In four games since he has recovered his thread, Bush has allowed only two goals and has raised his average goals allowed of 1.68 1.48. It has also seen a sequence of 284 minutes without giving anything to the opponent, the sixth-longest in MLS this season.
“The previous week, Laurent [Ciman] had been left out, recalled Bush back on his exclusion from the lineup to face the Red Bulls. I think all the players in this team have been left at least once — except maybe “Nacho” [Ignacio Piatti]. From my side, I don’t think I need that one to wake me. My approach is always the same. “
“Since then, all aspects of our game have solidified at the same time, either defensive, midfield or attack. “
The challenge for the Impact is now consolidating its position. The IMFC holds a one-point lead on the Atlanta United, but the team expansion has two games in hand. However, montreal also has the same number of points as the Columbus Crew, but the formation of the Ohio has played two games more.
“Our situation would be different if we hadn’t lost so many points late in the game in the first portion of the calendar, has recognized Bush. Maybe we could even occupy the second place in the general classification. We have always believed that we had a very good team, that we had the potential to be the best edition of Impact. We can’t sit on our laurels. We need to continue to work hard and climb the leaderboard. “
“The Association Is very strong this season. If we were in the West, we would be in the fight for first place, ” added Bush. And we now present the same average points per game in 2015 (to 1.5), so that we finished in third place with 51 points. “
The Impact will have a big test next Sunday and it may be no exaggeration to say that the men of Mauro Biello will have the opportunity to pass a message across the league, while Toronto FC will be coming to Stade Saputo. The great rival of the Impact over the competition this season with a record of 14-3-8, and the club will also attempt to avenge his defeat in the final of the canadian Championship.