Major League Soccer

Bush saves penalty, Impact rally to beat Whitecaps 2-1

Montreal Impact's new MLS soccer team head coach Wilmer Cabrera is shown at an introductory press conference in Montreal, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) Evan Bush made six saves, including one from the penalty spot, and the Montreal Impact rallied to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Maximiliano Urruti scored and Montreal (11-14-4) got an own goal from Vancouver as it snapped a four-game winless skid in MLS and moved into seventh in the Eastern Conference.

Yordy Reyna scored and missed a penalty for the last-place Whitecaps (6-14-9), who were all but eliminated from playoff contention. Maxime Crepeau made eight saves against his old club.

Both Vancouver and Montreal have five games remaining in the regular season.

Bush stopped Reyna on a penalty that ended up being re-kicked after Bush and Tosaint Ricketts were guilty of encroachment. Reyna re-took the penalty and Bush shut the door a second time.

The Impact then scored twice in a two-minute span.

Urruti's play in the wide areas led to the first goal in the 35th minute. The Argentine striker stripped Derick Cornelius of the ball down the sideline and fired a low cross into the box that went off Henry and in.

Urruti gave Montreal the 2-1 lead in the 37th on one of his game-high seven shots. A cross from Bacary Sagna narrowly missed Orji Okwonkwo before falling to Urruti, who chested the ball down and volleyed it into the far corner of the net from the edge of the 6-yard box.

Updated August 29, 2019

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