As the MLS All-Star Break is fastly approaching, it is time to reflect on the first half of the season. There have been many surprises and disappointments, but their are two teams that have made headlines so far in 2013.
The biggest surprise has to be the Montreal Impact.
In just their second season in MLS, the Impact are fighting for top spot
in the East with powerhouses like the New York Red Bulls and Sporting
Kansas City. Their surprise play can be attributed to the scoring
prowess of Marco Di Vaio as he has eleven goals in nineteen games, the
superb play of goaltender Troy Perkins with a 1.45 GGA, the various
tactics used by first year coach Marco Schallibaum and better results on
the road as they sport a 3-4-2 record. The Impact need to continue their strong play if they hope to become the second Canadian team to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Both these two teams have made headlines so far in the first half. One
team has to keep up the good work if they hope to have success while the
other teams have no where to go but up if they want to have success
towards the future that lies ahead.