Marco Di Vaio and Maxim Tissot scored goals, and goalkeeper Troy Perkins made five saves as the visiting Montreal Impact rallied to a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
The tie brought the Impact (13-9-7) their first point in three matches, while the single point for Chicago left the Fire (11-12-7) 1 point behind the Revolution and 2 points out of the last playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with four matches remaining.
Tissot tied it for Montreal in the 87th minute. Left alone in the left side of the penalty area, he took a loose ball and deftly headed it past sprawling goalkeeper Sean Johnson.
Fire forward Mike Magee scored twice in a 16-minute span, putting Chicago ahead, 2-1, in the 73d. He also sent a penalty kick off the crossbar.
Di Vaio’s league-leading 19th goal had given the Impact a 1-0 lead in the 25th. He took Davy Arnaud’s feed, split a pair of defenders, and beat Johnson from 12 yards.
Toronto FC 4, D.C. United 1 — Toronto FC scored three goals in a 20-minute span of the second half in a meeting of the two worst teams in MLS.
Bright Dike, Alvaro Rey, and Darel Russell scored for Toronto, which also got an own goal. Midfielder Jared Jeffrey replied for D.C. United.
The win snapped an eight-game league winless streak for host Toronto (5-15-11), while D.C. United (3-21-6) now hasn’t won in eight games.
With United playing in the US Open Cup final Tuesday against Real Salt Lake, coach Ben Olsen shuffled his entire starting lineup to rest his starters. That meant no Dwayne De Rosario, Luis Silva, Chris Pontius, Dejan Jakovic, John Thorrington, Nick DeLeon, Bill Hamid, or any other starter that featured in last weekend’s loss in New England.
United dressed just 16 players, two short of the maximum. Five of the starters were substitutes last week against New England. The starting lineup included 17-year-old forward Michael Seaton, making his league debut.
Real Salt Lake 1, Whitecaps 0 — Devon Sandoval scored in the ninth minute to lift Real Salt Lake (15-10-6), which used mostly a second-team lineup, to a road win and a share of first in the Western Conference.
Messi injured in win
Lionel Messi injured a leg for the second time this season in Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Almeria on Saturday, leaving him doubtful for next week’s Champions League match at Glasgow Celtic. The club said on Twitter that ‘‘Messi has a muscle injury in his right thigh’’ and he will undergo more tests Sunday.
The four-time FIFA Player of the Year gave Barcelona a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute with his eighth league goal this season and 11th overall. Eight minutes later, Messi asked coach Gerardo Martino to take him out.