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Di Vaio and Tissot strike to lead Impact to 2-2 draw with Fire
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Marco Di Vaio and Maxim Tissot scored goals as the Montreal Impact rallied to a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night and reignite the Impact's season after consecutive MLS losses.
Di Vaio's league-leading 19th goal had given the Impact a 1-0 lead in the 25th, before Fire forward Mike Magee scored twice in a 16-minute span, putting Chicago ahead 2-1 in the 73rd. Magee spurned his hat-trick opportunity sending a penalty kick off the crossbar.
Tissot salvaged a point for Montreal in the 87th minute, after he was left alone in the penalty area, he took a loose ball and deftly headed it past sprawling goalkeeper Sean Johnson.
The draw brought the Impact its first point in three matches, while the single point for Chicago left the Fire two points out of the last playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with four matches remaining.
In Vancouver, Devon Sandoval scored the only goal of the game in the ninth minute to lift Real Salt Lake to a 1-0 win and a share of first place in the Western Conference.
Toronto FC scored three goals in a 20-minute span of the second half to beat undermanned D.C. United 4-1, in a battle between the two lowest ranked teams in the MLS.
Bright Dike, Alvaro Rey and Darel Russell scored for Toronto, which also got an own goal. Midfielder Jared Jeffrey replied for D.C. United.
In Foxborough, Massachusetts, Will Bruin scored in the 76th minute to salvage a 1-1 draw for Houston at New England to move the Dynamo into fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
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