As far as stadium openers go, the Montreal Impact could not have asked for a much better spectacle.
The Impact opened the recently renovated Stade Saputo with a 4-1 romp of the Seattle Sounders in front of a crowd of 17,112 on Saturday night. Patrice Bernier led the way for the Impact with a three-assist performance.
Bernier's first assist came in the first half when Felipe scored the first MLS goal at Stade Saputo. Bernier then assisted on second-half goals from Justin Mapp and Andrew Wenger before the Sounders pulled one back through Eddie Johnson. Former Sounders forward Lamar Neagle capped the scoring three minutes before the end of regulation.
As if the result was not bad enough, the Sounders also lost defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado to a red card in the 58th minute.
Here are the match highlights:
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