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