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Ex-Cape Cod GK Bush Earns CCL Honors; Impact Fall in Final

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Former Cape Cod Crusader goalkeeper Evan Bush earned the CONCACAF Champions League Golden Glove Award, but his Montreal Impact teammates collapsed in the second leg of the final as Club America collected a 4-2 win (5-3 aggregate) at Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

Bush, who was suspended for the second leg of the final due to caution accumulation, received the award as his teammates received their runners-up medals following the loss. Goalkeeper Kristian Nicht was loaned from Indy XI (USL) to Montreal to take Bush’s place ahead of Wednesday’s final, but could do little against likes of Dario Benedetto, who collected a hat trick (50′, 66′ 81′), and Oribe Peralta (64′).

Andres Romero (8′) and Jack McInerney (89′) scored Montreal’s goals. The MLS side was attempting to become the first MLS squad to win the tournament under its current format, which was revamped in 2008.

Bush was a key contributor to Montreal’s Champions League run, which kicked off last summer. The 29-year-old keeper, who played for the Crusaders in 2008, helped the team win a second consecutive Amway Canadian Championship, with a record of two wins, one loss, one tie and one shutout.

With the win, America will go on to play in the FIFA Club World Cup tournament.

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