- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 26, 2009
- 6 Comments
- CONCACAF Champions League, MLS Expansion, Montreal Expansion, Montreal Impact
I know I forgot to mention the Houston Dynamo’s 1-1 draw in Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League game but to be honest I sort of viewed last night’s contest up in Montreal to be a little bigger. We’ve seen Houston in that environment before but not a USL side like Montreal.
In front of a massive record crowd of 55,571 the Montreal Impact downed Mexican side Santos 2-0 thanks to two goals from forward Eduardo Sebrango. The crowd was the largest ever for a CCL game but more importantly it could draw some major attention from MLS front offices again for MLS expansion.
What’s more impressive, the crowd or the result? I kind of think both are equal. To me it show be a major eye opener to MLS that Montreal should have been a major player in the expansion race. The fan base is there and could instantly be ready to go if needed. I can only name a couple MLS clubs that could even come close to that number for a CCL game, and most of those clubs would only draw that number on a weekend.