The last hopes of the Impact almost vanish

Sport 5 October, 2017

Photo: Michael Perez, Associated Press
The rumours are persistent about the dismissal of Mauro Biello at the end of the season.

The calvary of the Impact ends finally, while montreal could be officially eliminated from the playoffs Saturday.


The Impact (11-15-6) lags four points behind the Red Bulls of New York (12-12-7), and the sixth and last place giving access to the series in the Association. The Red Bulls could eliminate the Impact with a win against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. The Blue-white-black enjoys a leave of absence during the weekend, and will resume the collar only on 15 October, when he will visit Toronto FC.


However, the Red Bulls do nothing worthwhile since the beginning of the month of August, the ones who have not won in their last eight outings (0-3-5) and who have compiled a record of 1-4-5 in their last 10 games.


“Vancouver is one of the best teams in the West, and they host Atlanta, who is a good team. They face each other then the D. C. United, which has won several points in recent weeks. As much we would all like to say for the past six weeks that it is finished for us, the door is still not closed, ” said Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush, on Wednesday. There is still a little light at the end of the tunnel. “


The hic for the Impact, it is that he has not been able to take advantage of the slide of the Red Bulls to climb the leaderboard. Since a series of four victories in August, the Impact has a record of 1-7-0.


The Impact has screwed up yet another opportunity to gain ground on its rivals last weekend, banking a backhand for a 2-1 victory against the worst circuit training Garber this season, the Rapids of the Colorado.


Rumors of dismissal


For head coach Mauro Biello, the end of the season must be particularly hard. The rumors about his dismissal at the end of the campaign are more persistent.


After a first report from New York last week, is that the descriptor matches the Impact to the radio TSN690, Rick Moffat, said in his turn Tuesday, having learned that Biello and his deputies will not return to their position the next season.


Moreover, Biello has announced that the rear side Chris Duvall suffered a sprained right ankle and will not play this season. The period of convalescence Duvall will be out four to six weeks and since the season of the Impact will end on 22 October, with the visit of the Revolution in New-England, and that montreal would miss the playoffs, Duvall, therefore, should not be back before the next campaign.


From his side, midfielder Ignacio Piatti has not suffered any substantial damage following a hyperextension of a knee in the face of the Rapids, and he could be at his post on 15 October.