Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mattocks Scores, Expansion Cincinnati Draws 1-1 with Impact in Pre-Season

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mattocks Scores, Expansion Cincinnati Draws 1-1 with Impact in Pre-Season

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Montreal Impact open pre-season with draw

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BRADENTON, Fla. - Darren Mattocks scored in the 49th minute as expansion FC Cincinnati settled for a 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday in the MLS pre-season opener for both clubs.

The match marked the first for Cincinnati against an MLS opponent.

Ignacio Piatti put Montreal up early with a goal in the 11th minute and nearly added a second in the 44th, ringing a shot off the post.

The Argentine striker also had a chance from close range in the eighth minute, but Cincinnati goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton made the save. Montreal's Anthony Jackson-Hamel hit the post in the 72nd minute.

Cincinnati had a goal waived off in the first half for being offside.

"This was an excellent super training session that put an emphasis on the work we've been doing so far in Florida" said Impact head coach Remi Garde. …

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