Philadelphia Union beat New York City FC to move top of Eastern Conference

Union move level with Montreal atop Eastern Conference standings after 2-0 win over New York City FC

Chris Pontius and CJ Sapong scored in the first half and the Philadelphia Union beat New York City FC 2-0 on Saturday.

Pontius opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he finished Tranquillo Barnettas short cross with a right-footed shot from the top of the 6-yard box.

Sapong made it 2-0 in the 41st minute, redirecting Sebastien Le Touxs right-footed blast with a well-placed flick into the left corner.

The Union (4-3-0) set a team record with their fifth home win in a row. They bounced back from a 2-1 loss at Seattle and tied the Montreal Impact for the lead in the Eastern Conference standings.

City (1-2-4) had its winless streak extended to six games going back to its season-opening win.

Toronto FC 2, Montreal Impact 0

Sebastian Giovinco scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season to help Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 on Saturday.

The reigning Major League Soccer MVP scored from the penalty spot in the first half and on a counterattack in the second.

Toronto improved to 3-2-2, and Montreal dropped to 4-3-0.

In the 39th, Jozy Altidore dribbled past Ambroise Oyongo and was taken down in the penalty area by a sliding Victor Cabrera. Referee Ted Unkel immediately pointed to the spot. Giovinco made no mistake, slotting a low shot inside the left post for his fifth goal of the season.

Giovinco scored again in the 81st on a low shot to the far corner.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/apr/23/mls-scores-philadelphia-union-beat-new-york-city-fc

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