in the match, this time from 40-15. But Nishikori got tight as he served for a 5-3 lead, with Murr
MONTREAL -- Hernan Bernardello gave the Montreal Impact a huge boost in their first CONCACAF Champions League game in five years. Hassoun Camara scored on a header in the first half as Montreal held on for a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in the group stage opener for both clubs Wednesday. Camara jumped to redirect Bernardellos free kick past San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham 16 minutes into a rainy first half before a crowd of 15,115 at Saputo Stadium. Bernardello started in his Impact debut and made his presence felt early at both ends of the field. "The important thing is the team won and played well and Im happy for the victory," the 27-year-old Argentinian midfielder said in Spanish through a translator. "I was expecting a more physical game and it went well under the circumstances. I did my best to give good balls on the attack and Im happy that everything went well and that everything is heading in the right direction." Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush stopped a San Jose penalty five minutes before Camaras goal and went on to record the shutout for Montreal, which last qualified for the Champions League in 2008. Bernardello, who signed on July 23 as the MLS teams second designated player, headed clear a ball in the defensive box seven minutes in, shortly before a steady rain began to fall throughout the rest of the opening half. "Im really impressed with him," Impact forward Justin Mapp said. "Hes a spark in there. He wins balls and hes good with the ball. He had a great set piece to set up Hassoun so I think hes definitely going to help the team, and you saw that tonight." Puerto Rican referee Javier Santos also made his presence felt early and often. He showed Montreals Collen Warner a yellow card and awarded the penalty to the Earthquakes when he ruled that the Impact midfielder had blocked a San Jose free kick with his arm. The early jeers from Santos tight officiating were blown away by a huge ovation when Bush dove to his right to stop a low shot from the spot by Alan Gordon. "Penalties, youve got to decide to react or decide to go one way," Bush said. "For me I decided to go that way and it turned out that maybe I got a little bit lucky in the way I went and made the save." Sam Garza had another Earthquakes scoring opportunity early in the second half, but his header went wide of the left post. "Obviously we leave the field a little bit disappointed," San Jose coach Mark Watson said. "I felt overall our performance was good, a good road performance. Obviously a key moment of the game was the penalty save. It would have given us the lead and something we could have hung on to for the rest of the game but even after the goal I thought we responded well and had a bunch of chances." Garza entered as a substitute in the 43rd minute to replace Martin Chavez, who was carried off the field on a stretcher moments earlier after he was injured on a hard tackle. Impact captain Matteo Ferrari headed a shot off the top of the crossbar in the 65th minute on Mapps centring pass from the right corner. Montreal, which is third in the MLS Eastern Conference with a 10-6-5 record, beat the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Amway Canadian Championship final to claim its eighth Voyageurs Cup. San Jose is one of four American MLS teams in the CONCACAF Champions League. The Earthquakes, who qualified as the 2012 MLS Supporters Shields winners, are eighth in the West with an 8-9-6 mark. "Unfortunately the PK could have made a big difference for us," San Joses Mehdi Ballouchy said. "The thing that probably hurts me the most is giving up a set piece. I think if we gave up a great goal we walk out of here feeling better about it. But losing on a set piece on the road kind of having played well enough, that sucks." The 24 teams in the tournament are divided into eight groups of three, with the winner of each group advancing to the quarter-final stage. The Impact, who are in Group 5, travel to Guatemala to play C.D. Heredia on Aug. 21. Montreal visits the Earthquakes in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 17 before hosting Heredia one week later to close out the group stage. Toronto FC, which represented Canada in each of the last four CONCACAF Champions League tournaments, made it to the semifinals of the 2011-12 competition, losing to Mexicos Santos Laguna. ArDarius Stewart Jets Jersey. Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Marcus Maye Youth Jersey. They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display.! 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He went on to be beaten 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in 3 hours, 58 minutes by an inspired Nishikori.I had many up and downs, in the beginning I didnt start well, the Japanese world No. 7 told ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert in an on-court interview. It was tough but in the end it was great tennis, so very happy.The rain delay helped me a lot, to regroup the tactics. I had to change something to win the match. It definitely helped for my game today.Nishikori now faces a semifinal against either Stan Wawrinka or Juan Martin del Potro.I definitely have great memories here, he added. Two years ago, I made the final for the first time in the Grand Slams. This is a great opportunity for me, to come in the semifinal here again. This is one of my favourite Grand Slams.Im gonna watch a little bit [of Wawrinka vs. Del Potro]. I will try to recover well. I have a busy day tomorrow, so lets focus on the next one.Murray, who claimed his third major title at Wimbledon and won a second-straight Olympic gold medal in Rio, had looked on course to blow Nishikori away after taking the first set in just 35 minutes.It is the first time in his last eight events that the Briton has failed to make the final.?He had appeared to be in control of tthe match after winning the third set but became agitated after chair umpire Maria Cicak halted play mid-point at 1-1, 30-40 in the fourth set, after a loud noise went off inside the stadium.ddddddddddddThats not fair, Murray said to Cicak. On set point in the first set, there was a noise, and you said we keep playing when that happens.Nishikori won the replayed point and held serve, with Murray continuing to complain in his chair to the referee at the change of ends before going on to lose the set.The USTA released a statement after the match saying the noise happened because one of the three digital audio sound processors in Arthur Ashe Stadium malfunctioned.With the incident still appearing to bother him, Murray dropped serve at the start of the fifth set -- it was the seventh game out of eight that Nishikori had won.The Scot looked to have regained control after breaking back and levelling at 2-2 in the fifth set but he was then broken for the eighth occasion in the match, this time from 40-15. But Nishikori got tight as he served for a 5-3 lead, with Murray managing to break from 40-0 down.With the match seemingly headed for a fifth-set tiebreaker, Murrays serve deserted him and he committed just his third double fault. Nishikori pounced to break and then served out the win on his second serve point. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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