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Vancouver’s Renniessance overwhelms Impact in MLS opener
It took just three minutes and seven seconds for the Renniessance to officially take hold in Vancouver.
That’s how long after the kickoff of the MLS season opener that it took for the new and improved Vancouver Whitecaps to stick the ball in the back of the Montreal Impact net.
After taking a perfectly weighted headed flick from French compatriot Eric Hassli, Sebastien Le Toux, the MLS star forward acquired from Philadelphia in the off-season, used a deft left-footed chip to push the ball into space behind Impact defender Tyson Wahl, ran onto the ball and then slid the ball past keeper Donovan Ricketts.
For Vancouver, it was a dream start in front of 21,000 fans at B.C. Place. For the Montreal Impact, it was a rude welcome to MLS.