The Montreal Impact -- one of Major League Soccer's worst teams last season and poised to compete for that title again in 2015 -- are somehow into the semifinals of CONCACAF Champions League. They've done it in ridiculous fashion, with a literal last-minute goal, sealing an away goals win after a 3-3 aggregate draw with Liga MX side Pachuca. They're only the second MLS team to beat a Mexican team in a two-legged home-and-away continental tie.
Cameron Porter, a rookie striker from Princeton, was the Impact's hero. Porter was a seemingly unlikely hero in this spot, but he was a goal-scoring machine in the Ivy League, so maybe he just does the same thing no matter the level. And Calum Mallace's 60-yard ball over the top of the Pachuca defense was just ridiculous.
Given the way the Impact started this tie, they shouldn't have needed these heroics. They took a stunning 2-0 lead in Mexico before giving up two goals to tie the first leg, then conceded the opener at home from a bad penalty given away by veteran defender Laurent Ciman. The Impact really couldn't have made life harder on themselves after their fast start, but no one is going to remember that. They're just going to remember that they beat Pachuca with a 94th minute goal.
And best of all, the reaction from their fans and players might have been even better than the goal itself.