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Impact open revamped stadium with easy win over Sounders

MONTREAL – Felipe Martin, Justin Mapp, Andrew Wenger and Lamar Neagle all scored to help the Montreal Impact beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Saturday night.

Patrice Bernier assisted on three Impact goals to help Montreal (4-7-3) end a two-game losing streak.

Eddie Johnson scored for the Sounders (7-4-3), who were reduced to 10 men in the 57th minute when Jhon Kennedy Hurtado was sent off for a nasty tackle on Collen Warner.

Seattle is winless in its last five (0-3-2).

Bernier made a quick move at the right side of the area and slipped the ball to Martin at the top of the box to curl a shot inside the far post in the 18th minute.

Mapp scored 6 minutes into the second half when he took a long pass from Bernier and cut most of the way across the front of the penalty area before firing a low shot against the flow inside the left post.

Only 7 minutes later, Bernier picked off a Seattle clearing attempt and slipped a pass to Wenger to score from the right side.

The Sounders got one back when Fredy Montero sent Johnson in alone to chip a ball over Donovan Ricketts at 62:00.

Neagle replaced Mapp in the 62nd minute and scored his first goal of the year at 87:00.

The game was the opener of the revamped and expanded Saputo Stadium.

The Sounders host Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.



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