A brace from midfielder Saphir Taider powered the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium.
Seattle drew first blood in the 64th minute after drawing a penalty following a Victor Cabrera foul. Midfielder Victor Rodriguez buried the ball in the top right corner past Impact ‘keeper Evan Bush for his second goal of the season.
The Impact tied the game in the 74th minute when they drew a penalty of their own. Taider’s first of the night equalized the game at one goal apiece.
Four minutes later, Taider scored his second. Panamanian winger Omar Browne fired the ball in Taider’s direction from outside the penalty area before the Algerian deflected the ball off his knee and past Stefan Frei for his seventh of the season.
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The Impact had two shots from defender Victor Cabrera and midfielder Micheal Azira in a scoreless first half, but neither chance troubled Frei.
Impact forward Maxi Urruti had the team’s first shot on target in the 60th minute. Teammate Shamit Shome crossed the ball into the penalty area, and the Argentinian volleyed it into Frei’s chest.