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This match was broadcast live (8 PM EDT) on FSW and FSWC, with a delayed broadcast on RDS (11 PM EDT).


Richmond 1 Montreal 2

Goodlett 90'; Biello 35', Pizzolitto 67'

Richmond got the better start, then Montreal evened things out and eventually gained the edge following their first goal. The second half was basically Montreal locking things up.

Martin Nash was chosen as FSW's Man of the Match.

It was wet, drizzling, cold and a bit foggy in Richmond. Sparse crowd.

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From http://www.montrealimpact.com/news.asp?no_id=149:


RICHMOND, May 23, 3003 — Five days after settling for a 0-0 tie against the Richmond Kickers at Claude Robillard Stadium, the Montreal Impact picked up a 2-1 win against those same Kickers, Friday, at University of Richmond Stadium. Mauro Biello (photo), at the 35th minute of play on a setup by Eduardo Sebrango, and Nevio Pizzolitto, at the 68th following a corner kick by Martin Nash, were the goal scorers.

Curiously, it was Sebrango’s first-ever assist in a Montreal uniform. Last season, his first outdoor season with the Impact, he established two Impact club records by collecting 18 goals and 36 assists (a goal is worth two points).

Biello, who was injured to the ribcage late last season, scored for the first time since last July 17, against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

"It’s a good feeling," said the Impact captain. "They applied some pressure over the first 10 or 15 minutes of the game, but after that we started finding our rhythm in the middle of the field and that led to scoring chances. The difference compared to last Sunday was that this time we scored, and they had to open up. But our defense did the job once again."

Impact goalkeeper Greg Sutton was looking to pick up a third straight shutout, but he was beat by Ray Goodlett at the 90th minute of play. His stretch of playing time without allowing a goal was stopped at 338 minutes, not very far from his personal best of 391 minutes, set last season.

It was the first goal allowed by Sutton and the Impact defense since the 42nd minute of Montreal’s season opener, April 26 in Charleston. It was the first goal allowed in the flow of the game this season. The Battery’s goal scored on the Impact, April 26, came on a penalty kick.

"Our first goal was critical," said Impact head coach Bob Lilley about Friday’s matchup. "It gave us confidence and the defense took care of the rest."

The Impact is undefeated in its last three games, its only loss dating back to April 26 in Charleston. Montreal now has a 2-1-1 record.

The Montreal squad will have a chance to extend its streak Saturday night, when it faces the Mariners at Virginia Beach, starting at 7:30 pm. The Mariners have a 4-1 record so far this season.

The Impact scored the only goal of the first half when Sebrango found Biello on the right side. The Montreal captain scored his first goal of the season by cutting in towards the net and beating Ronnie Pascale with a low shot to the right of the Kickers goalkeeper.

Pizzolitto scored the insurance goal 13 minutes into the second half. Following a corner kick by Nash, Pascale couldn’t hold on to the ball, and Pizzolitto was the first of many players at the goal mouth to put his foot on it.


Impact @ Richmond Kickers

University of Richmond Stadium

Buteurs/Goal scorers:

35: MTL Biello (Sebrango)

68: MTL Pizzolitto (Nash)

90: RIC Goodlett (Jeffrey)

Formations partantes/Starting line-ups

MTL: Greg Sutton, Jason DiTullio, Nevio Pizzolitto, Gabriel Gervais, Lloyd Barker (David Fronimadis 62), Nick DeSantis, Zé Roberto (Abraham François 73), Sita-Taty Matondo (Patrick Leduc 56), Martin Nash, Eduardo Sebrango (Chris Lemire 78), Mauro Biello (Chris Williams 68).

RICH: Ronnie Pascale, Chris Fox (Ray Goodlett 73), Khary Stockton (Ben Strawbridge 84), Peter Luzak, Chris Brown (Rob Ukrop 55), Tony Williams, David Testo, Kevin Knight, Paul Lekics, Kevin Jeffrey, Mike Burke (Bret Myers 84).


Buts/Goals – 2:1

Tirs/Shots – 8:7

Arrêts/Saves – 3:4

Fautes/Fouls – 22:13

Hors-jeux/Offsides – 5:1

Corners – 6:7

Avert./Cautions - RICH: Luzak (33) MTL: Roberto (65), DiTullio (67)

Assist./Attend.: 1427


John Schmitz

Juges de touche/Linesmen

Andrew Chapin, Ben Jones

4e officiel/4th officiel

Paul Best





Stéphane Banfi

514-328-3668 (ext. 27)

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That year in England didn't hurt Nash any, that's for sure. Stood out start to finish.

Very keen on seeing his return to the national side and if he can hold a position. Wouldn't know if he'd be available for the Gold Cup tourny though.

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