Lloyd Barker Solving midfield disarray is Impact”s top priority

There was a pocket of Montreal Impact supporters who suggested it was time to press the panic button after the team began the season winless through five games. I suspect the same sentiment applies after the Impact suffered two straight losses in their last two home games. Anyone who follows Major League Soccer knows the importance of winning games on home soil.

The 3-2 loss against the Columbus Crew last Saturday was the result of the Impact’s underwhelming play in the first half. Coach Mauro Biello opted to start the team’s newest designated player, Blerim Dzemaili, at the expense of captain Patrice Bernier. Although I don’t support the decision to start Dzemaili after less than a week of training with the team, Biello’s decision to start Bernier on the bench proved a more telling move.

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