Taider has goal, 2 assists in Impact’s 3-0 win over Crew
MONTREAL (AP) — Saphir Taider scored on a penalty kick and had assists to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday.
Alejandro Silva and Ignacio Piatti also scored, and Evan Bush made nine saves for his ninth shutout of the season. The Impact (13-15-4) remained alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Columbus (13-10-9) remained fourth in the East, need one point in its last two matches to secure a playoff spot.
Silva leads Impact in 4-1 win over Union
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Alejandro Silva scored twice off assists from Ignacio Piatti and the Montreal Impact beat the Philadelphia Union 4-1 on Saturday night.
Silva capped a breakaway in the 28th minute to tie it at 1. Silva ran behind Piatti's lead pass and slotted it past the onrushing goalkeeper from outside the penalty area.
Silva and Piatti connected with a give-and-go at the end of another breakaway in the 76th minute to cap the scoring.
Giovinco scores twice, Toronto FC beats Montreal 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Sebastian Giovinco scored twice and defending MLS champion Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Saturday night to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.
Giovinco and Jonathan Osorio helped Toronto (7-12-6) build a 3-0 lead in the first 29 minutes.
Alejandro Silva scored in the 30th minute for Montreal.
Raitala’s long-range blast gives Impact 1-1 draw at RSL
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jukka Raitala tied it in the 55th minute with a long-distance blast and the Montreal Impact held on for a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.
Joao Plata opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 26th minute, slotting it in the lower left corner with goalkeeper Evan Bush going the wrong way. Plata drew the penalty when Ken Krolicki brought him down in the box.
MONTREAL (AP) — Saphir Taider scored two goals only a minute apart early in the second half, and the Montreal Impact held on to beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.
The Impact (8-11-0) have won five of their last six games to get back into the hunt for a playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference.
Substitute Dominique Badji scored for the Rapids (4-12-3), who lost a second game in a row and fell to 1-6-1 on the road.
MONTREAL (AP) — Ignacio Piatti and Alejandro Silva scored in the second half and the Montreal Impact beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Saturday night in hot and muggy conditions to end the American club's nine-game unbeaten streak.
The Impact (7-11) handed Western Conference-leading Sporting (9-3-5) its first loss since April 28. Kansas City's unbeaten run included two wins in U.S. Open Cup play. Montreal has won three straight and four of five — with shutouts in all four victories.
Piatti, own goal help Impact beat Orlando City 2-0
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ignacio Piatti scored his third goal in the last two games to help the Montreal Impact beat Orlando City 2-0 on Saturday night.
Orlando City (6-8-1) has lost a franchise-record seven consecutive games and has conceded 19 goals during that span.
Montreal (5-11-0) has won two in a row — both against Orlando City, which the Impact beat 3-0 on June 13 — and three of its last four.