The Montreal Impact were hosting Nashville SC at their home away from home Redbull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Nashville was two points ahead while the Impact was only two points ahead of Inter Miami for the final playoff spot. Clement Diop made his return in net after missing the last three games due to personal reasons and being forced to travel home to France.
The Impact can't solve Nashville :
It didn't take long for Nashville to get a chance at goal when Daniel Lovitz who ironically played with Montreal a couple of years back got the first shot of the game on target at the third minute and Diop was forced into action right away to make the save.
For the next 30 minutes, it was back and forth and Nashville was controlling most of the possession with some counter chances from the Impact but no shots on target as both teams seemed to lack the finish.
Nashville got on the board in the 33rd minute when off a quick free-kick Randall Leal got a quick pass from Alex Muyl who realized the Impact were caught sleeping and he went in one on one with Diop and beat him to take the lead.
Montreal was once again behind and now was trying to get back into the game and finally got a shot on target in the 45th minute as Bojan got a shot off but it was too weak and easily saved.
A lackluster finish for Montreal :
Montreal needed points and was 45 minutes away from either getting closer to up the standings or being put in a situation where teams playing tomorrow could push them out of a playoff spot. Samuel Piette had the first chance of the second half but a great save was made by Nashville keeper Joe Willis.
Six minutes later Nashville had a chance to increase their lead when Alex Muyl would tip a cross but Diop was there to make the save. Nashville was doing a great job defensively and not letting the Impact from creating any offense.
In the 71st minute Diop was forced into action again stopping Randall Leal and Nashville kept it going four minutes later when Jhonder Cadiz went in one on one on Diop but the ball would be grabbed by the keeper.
Montreal thought they had the game tied in the 84th minute when he beat Willis with a great shot but the offside flag went up right after the ball went in.
The whistle sounded at the 93rd minute and the game was over and the Impact now needs results from other teams to avoid missing the playoffs. The Impact will be back in action on November 1st hosting Orlando City SC before heading to DC on Decision Day.