Montreal Impact’s Marsch disappointed but upbeat after losing MLS start

Montreal Impact head coach Jesse Marsch was annoyed his side found themselves a goal behind less than five minutes into their MLS careers.

The expansion franchise took on fellow Canadians Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS season-opening weekend and lost 2-0 after conceding an early goal to Sebastien Le Toux which frustrated Marsch who had higher expectations.

“It’s tough to go on the road in your first game, make a mistake in the third minute and give up a goal,” Marsch said. “We don’t even give ourselves a chance for the game to settle in and we’re already down 1-0.

“We talked about a good start,” Marsch added. “We knew it was important to take the crowd out of the match and, actually, if you look at the first three minutes there are some good moments and we’re on top of them, and it’s their first play down the field and it’s a goal.”


But Marsch was happy with his side’s response and is eyeing a big improvement in their next match against Chicago Fire next weekend.

“Overall, I thought our response for the rest of the first half was not bad,” he added. “Now, it is a lesson to learn that if you make a few mistakes, you will pay for them in this league.

“This is a building process and we have to commit to learning from our mistakes and get better.”

 
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