New York City FC and the Montreal Impact each took a step closer to clinching an Eastern Conference playoff spot on Saturday night when the teams battled to a 1-1 tie at Stade Saputo in Montreal.
Third-place NYCFC remained 10 points ahead of the sixth-place Impact with just four games remaining. Montreal increased its lead for the final playoff spot to five points over idle D.C. United but still must play D.C., which has a game in hand, next Saturday afternoon in Washington.
Sean Johnson had three...
Alejandro Silva scored two goals, Saphir Taider and Quincy Amarikwa each scored one goal and the Montreal Impact defeated the host Philadelphia Union 4-1 Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.
Ignacio Piatti added a pair of assists for the Impact.
The Impact (12-14-3, 39 points) climbed within one point of the Union (12-12-4, 40 points) for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Montreal earned just its third road win of the season and also registered its first win when the opposition scores first....