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Tampa Bay Rowdies lose 3-0 to Montreal, fall out of hunt for playoffs

MONTREAL — The Rowdies wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive for one more game in their inaugural season.

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Montreal had other plans.

Tony Donatelli connected on a penalty kick in the 10th minute for a 1-0 lead, and the Impact rolled to a 3-0 win over the Rowdies (6-11-11, 29 points) on Sunday at Saputo Stadium with a sellout crowd of 13,034.

The Rowdies, last in the USL Conference, needed at least a draw to remain in the playoff hunt in U.S. Soccer Federation Division 2.

They have just one win since May 29.

Montreal (10-11-7, 37 points) moved into third in the NASL Conference and holds the sixth of eight playoff spots. It has outscored opponents 13-3 in its past five games.

In the 10th minute, Rowdies goalkeeper Josh Lambo was ruled to have brought down an Impact player inside the 18-yard box, and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Donatelli went low to Lambo's right and beat him for a 1-0 lead.

In first-half stoppage time, forward Ali Gerba connected on the edge of the 6-yard box off a corner kick by Leonardo Di Lorenzo to give Montreal a 2-0 lead. Gerba added a goal in the 82nd minute on an assist from Richard Pelletier.

Mozzi Gyorio and Aaron King came on in the second half to help the Rowdies put pressure on goalkeeper Matt Jordan, who had five saves overall.

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Rowdies vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Steinbrenner Field, Tampa


Tampa Bay Rowdies lose 3-0 to Montreal, fall out of hunt for playoffs 09/19/10 [Last modified: Sunday, September 19, 2010 7:57pm]
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