McInerney, Duka help Impact beat Earthquakes
MONTREAL (AP) — Jack McInerney and Dilly Duka scored in the final 10 minutes to give the Montreal Impact a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
The Impact (6-17-6) are last in the Eastern Conference and were officially eliminated from the playoffs after victories from Columbus and New York. San Jose (6-12-10) is eighth in the Western Conference.
McInerney got his eighth of the season and his first since June 29 in the 81st minute.
The ball went to Marco Di Vaio from a corner kick and the veteran striker’s curling shot needed a diving save from Jon Busch. McInerney was standing on the doorstep and the rebound went off his body and into the net.
In the 88th, Di Vaio fed Duka near the San Jose area. He cut inside and put a shot between two defenders in off the far post for his third of the season.