Impact remain winless in MLS with loss to Seattle

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 23, 2014 at 10:02 pm •  Published: March 23, 2014
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MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Impact remained winless in Major League Soccer to start the season after dropping their home opener to the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Sunday.

Lamarr Neagle, who spent the 2012 season with Montreal before being traded to the Sounders, headed a Gonzalo Pineda free kick out of a crowd and it hit the crossbar and deflected off Montreal goalkeeper Troy Perkins for an own goal in the 8th minute.

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins then put the Sounders ahead 2-0 with a header in the 58th.

Montreal was without Italian striker Marco Di Vaio, who was serving the last match of a three-match suspension with midfielder Andres Romero for getting into a shoving match with several Houston players at the end of a playoff game in October.

Both players will be back for Montreal's game Saturday in Philadelphia.

In Sunday's other MLS match, the New York Red Bulls drew with the Chicago Fire 1-1 in a game played in 28 degree Fahrenheit (minus 2 Celsius) temperatures.

Chicago midfielder Jeff Larentowicz headed Harrison Shipp's corner kick past goalkeeper Luis Robles from 8 yards out in the 6th minute.

Dax McCarty got the equalizer for New York in the 21st.