The Impact stayed perfect in 2013, as Patrice Bernier and Marco Di Vaio scored first-half goals in a 2-1 win over Toronto FC on Saturday...
MONTREAL — The Impact stayed perfect in 2013, as Patrice Bernier and Marco Di Vaio scored first-half goals in a 2-1 win over Toronto FC on Saturday that gave Montreal a 3-0 start to the MLS play.
The Impact, which opened with wins in Seattle and Portland to match its total road victories last year, became the first team in the league to win three games this season.
Bernier scored 34 minutes in after Toronto’s Ashtone Morgan fouled Andres Romero in the penalty area. Bernier, Montreal’s MVP last season, scored past goalkeeper Joe Bendik, who guessed the wrong way. Di Vaio made it 2-0 just before the half off a Davy Arnaud assist.
Robert Earnshaw scored on a penalty kick in the 68th minute for Toronto (1-2-0).
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“At the end of the day, I don’t care how we win. It’s three points and it’s against Toronto,” Montreal goalkeeper Troy Perkins said in a team release. “It’s been good. I’ve really tried to focus on having a good performance and not worry too much about the results.”
D.C. United 0, at Red Bulls 0,
Bill Hamid made eight saves for D.C. United (1-1-1), including a diving save on Brandon Barklage’s shot off a corner kick in stoppage time. New York, in its first season under coach Mike Petke, is 0-1-2.
Fire 0, at Sporting K.C. 0
The Fire (0-2-1) managed to earn its first point this year, holding Sporting (1-1-1) to a scoreless draw in Kansas City’s home opener.
At Union 1, Revolution 0
Jack McInerney scored his second straight game-winner in the 76th minute to give Philadelphia (2-1-0) a victory over New England (1-1-0).
At Real Salt Lake 1, Rapids 1
Alvaro Saborio scored late in the second half to help Real Salt Lake (1-1-1) rally against Colorado (0-2-1). Colorado lost starting goalkeeper Matt Pickens in the third minute when he broke his right forearm defending a corner kick.
At Crew 1, Earthquakes 1
Justin Morrow scored in the 74th minute to pull San Jose (1-1-1) even with Columbus (1-1-1).
The Associated Press
contributed to this report.