Canadian international forward Ali Gerba's first-half goal was the difference, as the Montreal Impact held on for a 1-0 result over the New York Red Bulls in their friendly Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium.
Gerba headed home a cross in the 37th minute for the game's only tally. Dwayne De Rosario hit the post with a shot, and Thierry Henry had a goal waved off after being ruled offside to account for two of the Red Bulls' better chances.
The only two Red Bulls to play the full 90 minutes were Canadian goalkeeper Greg Sutton and forward Juan Agudelo. Jan Gunnar Solli, Tim Ream, Rafa Marquez, Roy Miller, Dane Richards, Carl Robinson, De Rosario, Joel Lindpere and Henry were all subbed off either at or before halftime.
Video of postgame reaction from Sutton, Henry (in French) and Hans Backe is after the jump:
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