Major League Soccer

LAFC top Impact despite Piatti's 3 goals

Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti (10) fends off Los Angeles FC's Eduard Atuesta during the second half of a Major League Soccer match Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) Carlos Vela scored on a penalty kick in the 83rd minute and expansion Los Angeles FC overcame Ignacio Piatti's hat trick to beat the 10-man Montreal Impact 5-3 on Saturday.

Los Angeles (4-2-0) scored four straight second-half goals for its second consecutive victory. Montreal (2-5-0) has lost three straight.

Laurent Ciman scored in his return to Montreal after being traded to Los Angeles in the offseason. Benny Feilhaber and Latif Blessing added goals for L.A., and Impact defender Jukka Raitala scored an own goal.

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