Marco Di Vaio nets winner for Impact
MONTREAL -- Marco Di Vaio scored twice to lead the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 win over D.C. United on Saturday night.
Montreal (11-7-5) snapped a two-game skid with their second win in the last nine matches.
Conor Doyle scored for D.C. (3-17-4), which is winless in 11 road matches while totaling just three goals.
DiVaio got Montreal on the scoreboard in the 43rd minute. After a strong effort on the right wing, midfielder Justin Mapp crossed the ball in for Di Vaio and the striker scored his 12th goal of the season, and his first since July 3.
D.C. forwards Dwayne De Rosario and Luis Silva came close tying the score early in the second half but both were denied by Impact goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
Di Vaio came within inches of doubling the lead in the 61st minute, but his shot from the top of the box trickled wide left of the net.
Doyle tied the score in the 81st with his second of the season.
Di Vaio put Montreal back ahead in the 83rd as he converted from the left wing off a header by Patrice Bernier.
D.C. midfielder Nick DeLeon nearly tied it again in the 89th, but was held off by Perkins.
Impact head coach Marco Schallibaum and United head coach Ben Olsen were ejected in the 75th minute after Mapp and United's James Riley both went for a ball along the sidelines. Riley was given a yellow card and plenty of arguments and shouting ensued.