Kenyan International Victor Wanyama finally made his Major League Soccer (MLS) debut as Montreal Impact lost by a solitary goal to New England Revolution at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando on Friday.
After a goalless first half, Argentinian forward Gustavo Leornardo scored the winning goal for New England in the 56th minute, the assist coming from Carles Gil.
Despite the loss, Wanyama, who played the entire match, was impressive and was named the man of the match.
Montreal Impact coach Thierry Henry said the team lacked the fighting spirit but he is optimistic they will do better in the next match.
This was the first league start for Wanyama who joined the Impact in March from English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur.