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Montreal scores in stoppage time for first MLS win

April 16, 2017

MONTREAL (AP) — Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored in second-half stoppage time as the Montreal Impact beat 10-man Atlanta United 2-1 on Saturday for their first Major League Soccer victory of the season.

Jackson-Hamel deflected Hernan Bernardello’s shot from distance off the post and just past the outstretched Alec Kann in Atlanta’s net. Jackson-Hamel came into the game in the 83rd minute.

Ignacio Piatti scored for Montreal on a penalty kick. The Impact, playing their first match at Saputo Stadium and second in Montreal, got their first victory after a winless three-game road trip.

Atlanta went down a player in first-half stoppage time when defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez shoved Matteo Mancosu in the back in the penalty box and was given a red card. Piatti, in his first game back from injury, converted from the spot for his second goal of the season.

Kenwyne Jones scored in the 40th minute for expansion Atlanta.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1, TIMBERS 0

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Dom Dwyer scored in the 53rd minute as undefeated Sporting Kansas City won its first road game this season over Portland.

Kansas City remains one of just two teams in Major League Soccer without a loss. It was the team’s fourth shutout of the season.

Sporting’s stout defense, which has allowed only two goals through six games, slowed a Portland side that leads the league with 16 goals this season. Fanendo Adi and Diego Valeri have five goals each but neither was able to get anything going.

It was Portland’s first loss of the year at Providence Park.

Adi scored his 46th goal as a Timber, setting a new club record dating back to 1975, which the team was part of the North American Soccer League.

ORLANDO CITY 2, GALAXY 1

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Cyle Larin scored in stoppage time and Will Johnson had a goal and an assist as Orlando City beat Los Angeles to remain unbeaten at home this season.

Larin scored on a sliding volley off Johnson’s corner kick in the 91st minute for his fourth goal of the season. Johnson opened the scoring in the ninth minute.

Romain Alessandrini, a 28-year-old designated player acquired by Los Angeles on Jan. 31, got the equalizer in the 83rd minute with his fourth goal in three games.

Joe Bendik had five saves for Orlando City.

RED BULLS 2, D.C. UNITED 0

HARRISON, New Jersey (AP) — Alex Muyl and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored and Luis Robles had his third shutout of the season as New York beat D.C. United to end a four-game winless streak.

Muyl opened the scoring just seconds into the second half, heading home a corner kick by Sacha Kljestan from the top of the 6-yard box. It was the first goal of the season for the 21-year-old homegrown player and the third of his MLS career.

Wright-Phillips perfectly timed his run, took a pass from Felipe Martins near the right corner of the 6-yard box and fired it through the legs of Bill Hamid into the net in the 62nd minute.

Robles, who led MLS last season with 11 shutouts, had three saves — including a diving stop on Lamar Neagle’s shot in the 86th.

CREW 2, TORONTO FC 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Meram and Ola Kamara scored, and Zack Steffen made four saves to help Columbus beat Toronto.

Meram put Columbus (4-2-1) in front for good in the 44th minute, poking Alex Crognale’s header — off a corner kick by Federico Higuain — into the net with the outside of his right foot.

Jozy Altidore gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the 21st, heading home a corner kick by Victor Vazquez. Kamara got the equalizer about 16 minutes later, tapping in a perfect feed from Niko Hansen.

Steffen matched his career high with four saves — including a sliding stop of Altidore in the 24th minute and a diving, right-handed save moments later.

FIRE 3, REVOLUTION 0

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic scored twice and Bastian Schweinsteiger added a goal as Chicago beat New England.

Schewinsteiger split a pair of defenders and, from just beyond the top-left corner of the 6-yard box, side-netted a low finish for Chicago to open the scoring moments before halftime.

Nikolic made it 2-0 early in the second half, poking Luis Solignac’s deflected entry past Cody Cropper from point-blank range, and capped the scoring in the 73rd minute.

New England played a man down after Je-Vaughn Watson was sent off in the 27th after receiving a pair of yellow cards just minutes apart.

MINNESOTA UNITED 2, DYNAMO 2

HOUSTON (AP) — Johan Venegas and Christian Ramirez scored, and John Alvbage came off the bench and held Houston scoreless in the second half as Minnesota rallied for the draw.

Venegas put away an attempted cross that deflected off a defender to level the match in the 59th minute.

Mauro Manotas opened the scoring in the 14th minute and a goal by Alberth Elis gave Houston a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

But Alvbage, who hadn’t played since allowing 10 combined goals in Minnesota’s first two games of the season, started the second half in place of Bobby Shuttleworth and United rallied.

Ramirez, who missed wide right on a one-on-one attempt in the first half, put Minnesota on the board in the opening minutes of the second, heading home a corner kick from Molino.

REAL SALT LAKE 2, RAPIDS 1

COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (AP) — Yura Movsisyan and Brooks Lennon scored goals moments apart in the closing minutes as Real Salt Lake rallied to beat Colorado.

Lennon capped RSL’s comeback in the 88th minute, dribbling around a pair of defenders before blasting a right-footer from well outside the top of the box into the back of the net.

Kevin Doyle opened the scoring for the Rapids in the 29th minute. Movsysian slipped in a penalty kick, after Colorado’s Jared Watts was shown the red card for a hand ball on the line, between the left post and Zac McMath’s outstretched arm to get the equalizer in the 85th.

Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard has been suspended for three games and fined for using profanity directed at the crowd during a match against Sporting Kansas City last week and getting into an altercation with a fan following the game.