Ignacio Piatti leads Impact past Crew, 2-0 - NBC Sports

Ignacio Piatti leads Impact past Crew, 2-0
Montreal Impact's Felipe Martins, right, and Columbus Crew's Wil Trapp battle for the ball during first half MLS soccer action in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)
August 30, 2014, 10:03 pm

MONTREAL (AP) Recently acquired designated player Ignacio Piatti scored his first two MLS goals to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday night.

The Argentine midfielder took a feed from Felipe Martins inside the Columbus area, deked Michael Parkhurst and drilled in a shot in the 40th minute. Piatti added another goal in extra time with a sliding shot on a loose ball.

The last-place Impact improved to 5-15-5.

Columbus dropped to 8-9-9. It won its previous two matches.

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