Lightning strikes twice for Di Vaio in Impact win
Marco Di Vaio had a pair of goals to pace the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 win over D.C. United on Saturday.
The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Montreal (11-7-5). The team had just one under its belt in its last eight outings.
The Impact came out ready to play and score, with several opportunities early on. United withstood Montreal's early possession before creating a few chances of its own.
Montreal was finally able to capitalize on an opportunity 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.
Di Vaio came within inches of his second tally of the night in the 61st minute, but his shot from the top of the box trickled wide left of the net.
United forward substitute Conor Doyle evened things up in the 81st minute with his second of the season.
Di Vaio added his second of the match two minutes later when Patrice Bernier's header found the striker on the left wing. The goal was his 13th of the season.
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.
The Impact return to action one week from Saturday when the Houston Dynamo come to town in a match you'll hear on CJAD: Rick Moffat and Grant Needham with all the action.
(Canadian Press photo)