Montreal: Impact lose final, but win record

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Montreal: Impact lose final, but win record It was a night to remember for many even despite Montreal Impact losing 2:4 in CONCACAF Champions League final. This game brought a new all-time high to football in Canada.


It was an unprecedented run for Montreal Impact, the first Canadian MLS team that made it to the Champions League final. Even before they traveled to Mexico legendary Azteca for the first leg against Club America, the team managed to sell out all of the Montreal Olympic Stadium, exactly 59,020.

And then, as the team reached promising result in Mexico City (1:1), additional batch of 2,000 tickets was also released, just enough to beat Canada’s all time high for a football (soccer) game, which stood at 60 860 since the Impact fought LA Galaxy in 2012 at that same stadium. Now it was 61,004, making tonight’s game exceptional even before the first whistle.

On the field, however, it didn’t go so well. Despite fighting like equals in the first half, Impact eventually suffered a 2:4 defeat, losing their first final. Still, the MLS instantly tweeted “heads held high” to the Canadian side as they already made history tonight, having a lot to play for in the future.