SAN JOSE — Saphir Taider punched home a well-placed cross from Zakaria Diallo in the 44th minute and the Montreal Impact opened the season with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Ignacio Piatti tied it at 1 for the Impact with a rocket in the 29th minute. Piatti took Taider’s short corner and weaved into a soft spot in the defense to get an opening for the close-range shot.
Magnus Eriksson gave the Earthquakes the lead in the 11th minute, turning on Valeri Qazaishvili’s pass and sending in a left-footed shot from the top of the 18-yard box.
Coach Matias Almeyda made his Earthquakes debut.
Liverpool FC will get one star back Sunday against Manchester United, but another will miss the match entirely.
Star striker Mohamed Salah was not in Liverpool's matchday squad at Old Trafford after injuring his ankle before the international break. Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, meanwhile, returns to the Reds' starting XI for the first time in two months.
Salah is tied for 10th in the English Premier League this season with four goals and tied for fourth with three assists. The Egyptian forward has won at least a share of the Golden Boot as the league's top scorer in each of the last two seasons. Salah injured his ankle in Liverpool's final match before the international break after a tackle from Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury.
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Becker injured his calf on the opening day of the Premier League season, but Liverpool lost just once in all competitions and managed three clean sheets in his absence.
Still, the Brazilian keeper's return should boost Jurgen Klopp's club as the German manager tries to win at Old Trafford for the first time -- even if the league leaders are at less than full strength up top.
One of the English Premier League's most historic rivalries has a fitting place as the league's only match Sunday.
Manchester United hosts Liverpool FC at Old Trafford, as United looks to place the first blemish on the league-leaders' season. Liverpool is undefeated through eight games and five points clear of second-place Manchester City entering the match. Dating back to last season, the club has won its last 17 Premier League matches. A win Sunday would match City's all-time record.
United, meanwhile, have floundered early this season. With just four wins in the last 16 league matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man U are desperate to climb back up the table and knock their rivals down a peg in the process.
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Manchester United-Liverpool match online.
When: Sunday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT
TV Channel: NBCSN, Telemundo
Live Stream: NBC Sports