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MONTREAL -- Matteo Mancosu scored in the second half and the Montreal Impact beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Sunday in the opening match of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal series. Alexander Nylander Jersey .Montreal will take a one-goal lead into the second leg of the two-game, aggregate-goals series next Sunday at Red Bull Arena.At times we played well and were organized and then one play cost us, even though we had pretty good control of the match, Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch said. And even when we had good chances, we couldnt convert them. So, we walk out of here without a goal, but we know its only halftime. Theres a lot more to go in this series.New York will be without forward Omer Damari, a substitute who was sent off in injury time after a hard slide into Calum Mallace.The Impact were playing on only three days of rest after their 4-2 victory at D.C. United in the knockout round Thursday, when Mancosu scored twice. They were facing the top team in the Eastern Conference, led by MLS goals-leader Bradley Wright Phillips.In the 61st, the Impacts counter-attacking game clicked in as Marco Donadel lofted a high pass over the Red Bulls defense and, without breaking stride, former Bologna striker Mancosu drilled a high shot under the crossbar for his third of the postseason.The first half, (the Red Bulls) had a lot of pressure, Impacts captain Patrice Bernier said. We expected it, but it wasnt easy. They wanted to play fast to get us unbalanced and tired because we played on Thursday. And Im pretty sure they knew they were playing a team thats a bit older, but our will is a lot stronger than our fatigue. We weathered the storm and we waited to pounce when we had a chance.The Impact were without striker Didier Drogba for a third straight game. The Ivorian has been recovering from a sore back. Coach Mauro Biello had hoped to have him available off the bench. Pierre Turgeon Sabres Jersey .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Tyler Ennis Sabres Jersey .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. http://www.sabreshockeystore.us/Danny-Gare-Jersey/ . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said.The long drought for Canadians at the RBC Canadian Open will continue but, at the very least, there was some Canadian content on the winning team this year. While Brandt Snedeker hit all the shots that led to his second PGA Tour title of the year and sixth of his career, the guy pulling the clubs for him was Scott Vail, a native of Oshawa, Ont. who now calls downtown Toronto home. Vail has been with Snedeker for all six of his victories but this was, perhaps, the sweetest one for the caddie. "It was funny," said Vail. "As Brandt was tapping out he said How does it feel to win your own national championship? So I had a giggle with him." Vail may not have swung a club, but Snedeker was full of praise for his bag carrier as the two made their way around a cool, windy Glen Abbey. Nowhere was his input more important than on the 12th hole, when Snedekers ball ended up over the green and in some deep cabbage with a log sitting inches from it. "He did a great job on 12 today," said Snedeker. "There was a crack in the log, and I didnt see it. It was really a wet, thick log. If we moved the log the way I was going to move it, it probably would have broken off and rolled down and hit the ball. He did a great job of catching me there and getting me thinking clearly." "I said You better put two hands on that," added Vail. "So we played a game of Operation, like we were kids." The partnership between the two started years ago on the Nationwide Tour and has continued for all of Snedekers PGA Tour tenure. Vail began his career carrying bags on PGA Tour Canada, working for, among others, Derek Gillespie. Vail and Snedeker have formed a strong relationship, and Vail knows when and where to step in and say something or call his boss off a shot. As things were getting somewhat crazy on the back nine, a CBS technician told Vail about Dustin Johnsons trriple bogey on the 17th hole, dropping him from a tie for the lead and giving Snedeker a two-shot cushion. Thomas Vanek Jersey. But Vail knew to keep that to himself, giving his golfer just the right amount of information. "My caddie does a great job of letting me know how aggressive I need to be," Snedeker stated. "When he said just give yourself a birdie putt at it, I figured it was a pretty cushy lead. "He only tells me what I need to know." Just as the golfer is full of praise for the caddie, the caddie is in awe of the golfer. Vail has seen his man grow as a player, first turning into a bona fide PGA Tour player, then a winner and then ending the reputation he gained for not being able to close out tournaments when leading. "He just keeps getting better and better," said Vail. "He knows how to win with the lead. Before the Tour Championship last year, the naysayers were saying he couldnt hold a lead. I think hes proved to everybody that hes more than comfortable holding a lead. "Hes a fighter," added Vail. "If he gets knocked down hes going to get back up. Weve faced a lot of adversity during our tenure and he always gets back up. Hes got a lot of heart." The two will be together again on Monday at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, when Vail is named to the clubs wall of fame. As part of the festivities, theres a golf tournament that will raise some money for the local hospital. Vail may be able to help in that regard too. The traditional cut of the first place cheque in a tour event for a caddie is 10 per cent, meaning he will collect roughly $100,000. While the cash is important, the win itself may be sweeter, especially for a guy who, as a kid at that course, never dreamed about winning the Open. "Its just ironic that it happened," Vail said. "Its a pretty cool story I guess. It will be an enjoyable win." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '