EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Pablo Piatti scored in the 89th minute to lift Toronto FC to a 1-0 win over Atlanta United on Sunday night, extending its undefeated MLS run to nine games.

Substitute Richie Laryea made the play, teasing a defender before sending in a cross to Piatti, who flicked a header past Brad Guzan and in off the post for his fourth goal of the season.

It marked Toronto’s seventh 1-0 win of the season and 10th victory overall by a one-goal margin.

Scoring chances had been few and far between at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler

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HARRISON, N.J. — The Montreal Impact earned an important win as they kept their hopes for a playoff berth alive.

Bojan Krkic scored and assisted on Maximiliano Urruti’s late go-ahead goal in the Montreal Impact’s 2-1 victory over Inter Miami on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

Urruti tapped a one-touch shot into an empty net to give Montreal (7-10-2) the lead in the 80th minute. Romell Quioto played a through ball that led a charging Krkic to the right side of the area, where rolled a short pass to Urruti for the finish from point-blank range.

“It’s was important

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Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson will join Salzburg following the conclusion of the Major League Soccer season.

The Union announced Friday that the 19-year-old signed a contract through 2025 with the Austrian Bundesliga team. He will be able to play for the club when the international transfer window opens in January.

“Playing in Europe has always been a part of my dream. I’ve been able to accomplish the first part of my dream, to play for my home city, and am so excited for this continuation of my journey,” Aaronson said in a statement.

Aaronson’s move is the first time

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MONTPELLIER, France — French soccer club Montpellier reported 12 positive tests for COVID-19 among its players and staff on Friday.

Montpellier said eight players and four staff members have now been isolated according to protocols in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

The club did not comment on the implications for its game away to Monaco on Sunday afternoon.

Montpellier is fifth in the 20-team Ligue 1, one place ahead of Monaco on goal difference.

The first-team squad was tested on Thursday and new tests were being taken early Friday, the club said.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Lucas Cavallini scored twice and the Vancouver Whitecaps took a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on Wednesday.

Cristian Dajome and Fredy Montero assisted on both goals for the `Caps (7-11-0).

Eduard Atuesta tallied the lone goal for L.A. (7-7-2), converting a penalty kick in the 83rd minute.

Evan Bush did not register a save but collected his second straight win for the Whitecaps. LAFC `keeper Pablo Sisniega stopped two shots.

L.A. was without several of its top players Wednesday, including Diego Rossi, who’s away with the Uruguayan national team, and midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye, who is out

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At 28 years old, Neymar has already established himself among the pantheon of greats to don Brazil’s colours. On Tuesday, the Paris St. Germain forward took another step closer to bona fide legend status, moving past Ronaldo to become the second-highest all-time scorer among his countrymen.

Suiting up for his 103rd appearance with the senior national side — a 2022 World Cup qualifier against Peru — Neymar tallied a hat trick to spur Brazil to a 4-2 win — tallying in the 28th minute to tie the match at 1-1, again in the 83rd minute to give Brazil a 3-2

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CONAKRY, Guinea — The Guinea national team has cancelled a friendly against Gambia after a coronavirus outbreak in its squad, and Liverpool’s Naby Keita is reportedly one of the players who tested positive.

Tuesday’s game in Faro, Portugal was off after the virus cases and a series of injuries left Guinea’s squad with just nine fully fit players and only one goalkeeper among them, the Guinea Football Federation said.

Reports said midfielder Keita was one of five players to have contracted the virus, although that has not been confirmed by the Guinea federation or Liverpool. The federation said only that

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CHESTER, Pa. – Jamiro Monteiro and Sergio Santos scored in a nine-minute span and the Philadelphia Union beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Sunday night.

Monteiro took a well-placed lead pass from Ilsinho on the right side and just beat the keeper on the near post in the 39th minute. Santos — also set up by Ilsinho — took a cross and tapped it in a largely untended net.

Amar Sejdic got Montreal on the board at the 65th minute.

With the win, Philadelphia (10-3-4) trails Eastern Conference-leading Toronto by three points. The Impact (6-9-2) are in eighth place in … Read More