Mustafa Kizza’s Montreal Impact suffered a 2-1 loss to New England Revolution in the Major League Soccer Cup playoff play-in match at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts.
Kizza made his debut for the club during a 3-2 win over D.C United where he again came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute for Amar Sejdic. Playing a huge part in the built up of the winner on November 8
The game was also the second appearance for former KCCA FC defender Kizza who started on the bench once again. He was introduced at the restart of the second stanza coming on for Cuban Jose Luis Corrales.
Gustavo Bou scored with the last kick of the game in the 95th minute to hand Revolution a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Thierry Henry coached side.
New England looked the better side on the day and took the lead in the 38th minute through Carles Gil before Romell Quioto gave Montreal a lifeline with an equalizer at the hour mark.
However, the Revs kept on pilling pressure onto the Canadian side and deep into stoppage time Bou scored from outside the area. A goal that hurt Henry.
“Personally, I have nothing bad to say about the desire of my team tonight,” Henry said after the match before adding.
“I am proud of them and of the season they had on the emotional level with everything they had to go through. They fought until the end.”
“Allowing a goal like that in the last second of the game hurts. It could have happened before with New England having a few chances. We have to congratulate New England for what they did,” he noted.
New England who advanced will play Philadelphia Union or Toronto FC next on Tuesday While Kizza’s Impact will now focus on the CD Olimpia of Honduras game in the CONCACAF Champions League in December.