Herb Zurkowsky: 1-0 is a win for Montreal Impact, but a weak one

Some would view the glass as being half full. Others, half empty following the opening leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal.

The Impact scored the opening salvo Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium, defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps, 1-0, before 13,386 spectators in the two-game, aggregate series.

But Montreal might rue its failure to produce what would have been an all-important second goal when this half of the bracket concludes, next Wednesday, at BC Place. At least the Impact didn’t concede a road goal to the Whitecaps. Should the series be level following next week’s match, road scores would break the deadlock.

“For me, yes. I think it’s an important attribute that good teams have,” Impact defender Daniel Lovitz admitted while discussing his team’s failure to produce a second goal.

“It’s getting on top of the game. I think we showed, as the game went on, we kept…

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