2. Huge loss for Montreal
This result couldn’t have been any worse for the Impact. They now see their two-match advantage over D.C. diminished to a two-point lead in the standings. Moreover, D.C. still has two games in hand over their Eastern rivals and a home-heavy schedule to close out the year.
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Every match from here on out will be a challenge as the Columbus Crew, Toronto FC, and New England Revolution await — although only one of those teams are above the playoff line, none are a gimmie, especially coming off this type of performance and result.
With the Philadelphia Union now sitting seven points clear of the Impact, it appears that the Canadian club will now be fighting solely to hold onto sixth place. And that fight is against D.C. United, a team surging in the latter half of the season, buoyed by a string of inspirational individual and collective displays.
Montreal are now looking at slipping out of the playoffs. That would be a shame, but their inconsistencies this season have scuppered their progress. Once more, they failed to perform when it mattered most.