Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Marco Di Vaio scored early and often as he
recorded a first-half hat trick to lead the Montreal Impact to a 5-3 win over
the Philadelphia Union at Saputo Stadium.
Di Vaio got started almost immediately when he scored his first goal inside of
two minutes from an Andrew Wenger cross.
The Union have a clinical finisher as well in the form of Jack McInerney, and
he tallied his ninth goal of the campaign a few minutes later to level the
match after a pass from Michael Farfan.
Montreal restored its lead in the 28th when a well-weighted chip from Justin
Mapp found Di Vaio in behind the Union defense and he easily slotted his shot
past goalkeeper Zac MacMath.
The hat trick was complete four minutes later with Andres Romero playing
provider with a cross from the end line that Di Vaio volleyed home.
Antoine Hoppenot pulled the Union to within a goal in the 69th when his
attempted cross from the right wing sailed over the head of Impact goalkeeper
Troy Perkins and inside the far post, only for Wenger to head home Felipe's
corner kick five minutes later to make it 4-2 to the home side.
Sebastien Le Toux handed the Union a lifeline with a goal in the 85th, but
Montreal rookie Blake Smith tallied his first MLS goal shortly before the
final whistle to put the result away.
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