Seriously, is that the greatest goal in MLS history?
Put aside goals that were purely historic (Waldo scoring MLS’s first ever, Pope’s MLS cup winner) and others that may be technically better. Consider the pass, that take down, shrugging off the foul, that cool finish, that far into extra time with that much on the line n front of that crowd.
If Montreal can actually win this thing and Porter has a great career, it is even better case. But right now, this is the closest MLS has to a Bergkamp against Argentina goal.
I’m sure I’ll be flamed for suggesting it, but I have watched this league since day one and that’s the most incredible goal I’ve seen.
Porter scored 15 goals in 17 games in a pretty competitive Ivy league, yet drew little attention. I thought Marsch, who was an assistant at Princeton last year, would draft him in the 2nd round.
Instead it seems Montreal got a great pick in the 3rd round of the draft.
It was a great goal but it was also an even better assist.
That touch and that composure to ride off a tackle is simply magical from Porter. He could not have done any better. Players go a lifetime dreaming of that moment. There was a tiny window to pull that off and Porter did it. However, let’s not gloss over that amazing 70 yr. ball from Mallace. Unreal. I hate using an American football analogy but he seriously looked like a QB dropping a bomb in-between two CB’s for a TD. Mallace’s pass was inch perfect in a tight, tight window. All around it was helluva a play and result for Montreal.
“…he seriously looked like a QB…”
With one key difference that makes it amazing in my opinion, he had to use his foot to get it there.
HA! C’mon I was talking about the flight of the ball and how it dropped inch perfectly to Porter.
I am agreeing with your assessment and just adding why I think it is even more wow worthy.
Not to sound too cliche, but that’s the sort of moment that makes soccer beautiful. I’m not anywhere close to being an Impact fan, but I literally jumped off the couch last night when they scored. So rad.
Me too. My son and I watched the last 5-10 minutes and I thought Montreal had it on that Donny Toia header. We don’t really care except we’d rather have the MLS team win. Then ba-boom! It was like our favorite team just won the championship. So fun.
This is what makes soccer great. Bet they made a lot of new fans in Montreal with that one moment of brilliance.
Exactly, I texted a couple people saying “Montreal just Landon Donavoned Pachuca in the CCL!” And to what Ian says below ditto. I am a Fire fan but root for MLS in the CCL. Saw the ball come to Porter and was like they’re going to do this and he scored and the place just erupted. Exactly why I love soccer.
well done, montreal and cameron!
hopefully we’ll be just as happy at rfk tonight!
Obligatory post: Cap him now. What is Klinsi’s problem? No German roots?
Frick’n nice finish. Perhaps a veteran would have gone down trying to draw the penalty. This guy was too green to think of that. Sweet!!
Yes, what QuitWhining said. What’s the encore?
Unbelievable composure by the rookie. Great drama, great goal. Huge win for the Impact and MLS. Now lets hope DC can replicate it tonight. Vamos DC!!!!
Hope they bring their shovels. They’ve dug themselves into a massive hole; gotta dig themselves out.
Huge tie for the Impact…
What is he going to do to top that ?
It is going to be a long career for Porter, one, because he looks like he will make it, two, he hit his peak moment of his soccer career 10 mins into his first game.
He played in the first round, too. So it was his 2nd game. He’s on an upward trajectory now…
Reminds me of Danny Rose when he scored that sick volley for Spurs against Arsenal also about 10 minutes into his premier league debut.
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