Ignacio Piatti scored two second-half goals and the Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Sunday to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Montreal Impact’s Bacary Sagna, right, challenges Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio during second-half MLS soccer game action in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Impact’s Ignacio Piatti reacts after scoring against Toronto FC during second-half MLS soccer game action in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Montreal (14-15-4) is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 46 points, two points behind Columbus (13-11-9) with one game remaining for both teams. Columbus fell 2-1 to Orlando City on Sunday. Montreal needs to beat New England in the season finale next Sunday, while Columbus would have to tie or lose at home to Minnesota for the Impact to make the playoffs.

Montreal Impact’s Ignacio Piatti scores from the penalty spot during second half MLS soccer action against Toronto FC in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Impact’s Alejandro Silva, left, breaks away form Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco during first half MLS soccer action in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toronto dropped to 9-18-6.

Source: The Associated Press

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