Torres scores; Montreal maintains its undefeated streak

Joaquin Torres had one of the goals in Montreal’s 4-1 rout of Orlando City on Saturday as the Canadian side extended their unbeaten streak to seven games.

The Argentine Torres controlled a ball near the small area and turned around to make it 3-1 in the 81st minute, nine minutes after the Portuguese Joao Moutinho had narrowed the gap for the visitors.

Joel Waterman opened the scoring in the 21st minute, in a play that was initially invalidated but backed up by VAR, and Djordje Mihailovic made it 2-0 in the 52nd. Zachery Brault-Gullard completed the scoring in the 84th.

Thanks to their good run and their victory, the Canadian team is now third in the Eastern Conference, with 17 points. He ousted Orlando City itself, which is fourth, on goal difference.

Also on Saturday, Mexico’s Ronald Cisneros scored a hat-trick in Atlanta United’s 4-1 rout of the Chicago Fire.

Cisneros scored at two, 27 and 36 minutes for Atlanta, which is now in the qualifying zone, with 14 points and seventh in the East.

The Seattle Sounders, who won the CONCACAF Champions League this week, fell 2-0 in their visit to Dallas.

At the end of the day, the San José Earthquakes won 1-0 over the Colorado Rapids, with a goal from Brazilian Nathan Cardoso.

For his part, the Argentine Franco Escobar achieved the equalizer 2-2 for Los Angeles FC, in his match against the Philadelphia Union.

In other matches, New York City FC drew 0-0 against Sporting Kansas City; the New York Red Bulls tied 1-1 against the Portland Timbers; the Columbus Crew tied 2-2 against the New England Revolution; Charlotte beat Inter Miami 1-0; Cincinnati also narrowly beat Minnesota United, and DC United beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0.

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