D.C. United gives up two goals in a twominute span, falls at Mon­treal, 2-0.

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Blerim Dze­maili scored and set up de­fender Chris Du­val’s goal in a two-minute span in the first half to help the Mon­treal Im­pact beat vis­it­ing D.C. United, 2-0, on Satur­day night.

The Im­pact (5-5-6) snapped a five-game win­less streak in all com­pe­ti­tions. D.C. United (510-3) slipped into last place in the Eastern Con­fer­ence.

Dze­maili opened the scor­ing in the 21st minute. He got the ball in mid­field af­ter a quick goal kick by Evan Bush. He wasn’t chal­lenged as he drib­bled to­ward the goal be­fore fir­ing a side-footed shot past the out­stretched Travis Worra in net.

Dze­maili was at it again in the 23rd. From a sim­i­lar spot from where he scored, Dze­maili faked a shot and chipped it to Du­vall, who slid in the box and gen­tly tapped the ball into the bot­tom cor­ner.

United was shut out for the 12th time this sea­son.

SPORT­ING KC 1, TIM­BERS 1: Daniel Sal­loi scored his first ca­reer MLS goal in the sec­ond half and Sport­ing Kansas City re­mained un­beaten at home with a draw against vis­it­ing Port­land.

FIRE 4, WHITE­CAPS 0: Ne­manja Nikolic scored two early goals, push­ing his MLS-lead­ing to­tal to 16, and Chicago beat Van­cou­ver in Bridgeview, Ill.

FC DAL­LAS 3, TORONTO FC 1: Roland Lamah scored two goals to lead FC Dal­las to a vic­tory over Toronto FC in Frisco, Tex. Max­i­m­il­iano Ur­ruti added a goal and an as­sist for Dal­las.

AT­LANTA UNITED 2, CREW 0: Hec­tor Vil­lalba scored twice, Alec Kann had an as­sist and earned his fourth shutout, and ex­pan­sion At­lanta beat host Colum­bus.

NWSL: Rookie Mar­garet Purce scored the only goal in the 62nd minute to help the Bos­ton Break­ers de­feat the vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton Spirit, 1-0, be­fore 2,523 fans. Stephanie Labbe made three saves for the Spirit (3-5-2) against Bos­ton (3-6-3).

Chile seeks an­other ti­tle

Mid­fielder Ar­turo Vi­dal and Chile want to be the unof­fi­cial world cham­pi­ons. True, it is only the Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup on the line when Chile faces Ger­many in Sun­day’s fi­nal in Saint Peters­burg.

But the com­bat­ive Vi­dal wants to claim the brag­ging rights over his Ger­man teammates at Bay­ern Mu­nich.

It could be the third ti­tle in as many years for Chile’s golden gen­er­a­tion of play­ers. They racked up Copa Amer­ica wins in 2015 and 2016, beat­ing Lionel Messi’s Ar­gentina in both fi­nals, and de­feated Cris­tiano Ron­aldo’s Por­tu­gal on penal­ties in Wed­nes­day’s Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup semi­fi­nals.

“We have proven our value on the pitch. We beat Ar­gentina, which is one of the best teams, and a few days ago we beat Por­tu­gal, the Euro­pean cham­pion,” Vi­dal said. “So to­mor­row, if we win, we will be the best team in the world.”

Ger­many Coach Joachim Loew said Chile was far out­per­form­ing ex­pec­ta­tions.

“If such a small coun­try can take such a prom­i­nent role in foot­ball . . . that’s a great, great achieve­ment,” he said.

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