Quioto's brace leads CF Montreal past Revolution

CF Montreal continued their hot streak with another win, while Toronto FC fell to Inter Miami, losing for the first time with Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi in their lineup.

Whitecaps earn draw against Real Salt Lake; Toronto FC falls to Inter Miami

Romell Quioto scored a brace on Saturday as Montreal took down New England 4-0 at Stade Saputo. (@CFMontreal/Twitter)

Romell Quioto netted a pair of goals and an assist — and Kei Kamara made history — as CF Montreal extended its unbeaten streak to seven games Saturday night, notching a 4-0 home victory over the visiting New England Revolution.

Quioto scored goals in the 39th and 55th minutes to pad the lead for Montreal (14-8-4, 46 points). The result was the largest margin of victory for the club on the season.

The Revolution (8-8-10, 34 points) saw their unbeaten run end at five matches. The Revs have struggled on the road this season, winning just three games away from New England.

New England mustered just one shot attempt in the first half. The Revs got off 10 in the second, but put just two of those tries on frame.

WATCH | Romell Quioto scores twice in CF Montreal's win over New England:

Quioto's brace leads CF Montreal to victory over Revolution

9 months ago
Duration 1:34
CF Montreal all but secures a playoff berth with a dominant 4-0 win over the New England Revolution.

Meanwhile, Montreal had no problems scoring early and often, and put seven of its 18 shots on target. Kamara opened the scoring in the 26th minute, easily knocking in a ball with his left foot after receiving a feed from Quioto. Mathieu Choiniere was also credited with an assist on the goal, finding Quioto in the build-up.

For Kamara, the goal was his fifth of the season and the 135th of his career, making him the third all-time leading goal scorer in MLS history.

Kamara — who passed Jeff Cunningham for the mark — has played in the league since 2006 and has spent time with eight different clubs. The 37-year-old former Sierra Leone international trails only Chris Wondolowski and Landon Donovan in the record books now.

Quioto has now scored in three straight games and has 14 goals on the season, putting him in the thick of the Golden Boot race with Austin FC's Sebastian Driussi (17), FC Dallas' Jesus Ferreira (15) and FC Cincinnati's Brandon Vasquez (15). San Jose's Jeremy Ebobisse and Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar have also each scored 14 goals.

Assisting on Quioto's two scores were Lassi Lappalainen and Samuel Piette. Quioto's first score was the 500th goal scored in club history for Montreal.

A sub in the 77th minute for Kamara, youngster Matko Miljevic scored on a penalty kick in the 91st minute for Montreal for his first goal of the season.

WATCH | Kamara scores 135th MLS goal, 3rd most in league history:

CF Montreal's Kamara scores 135th MLS goal, 3rd most in league history

9 months ago
Duration 1:15
CF Montreal forward Kei Kamara records the 135th goal of his MLS career and takes over third place on the league's all-time goal scoring list.

Whitecaps score late equalizer to tie Real Salt Lake

Julian Gressel headed an 87th-minute set up by Ryan Gauld's diagonal cross to lift the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

Gressel's goal marked his first in his sixth appearance for Vancouver since arriving in a trade from D.C. United.

It lifted Vancouver (9-11-7, 34 points) back above the playoff line into seventh in the Western Conference. It sits behind the Galaxy since Los Angeles holds the tiebreaker with 10 matches won.

Sergio Cordova scored his third goal in as many games and team-leading seventh of the season early in the second half for fifth-place Salt Lake (10-8-8, 38 points).

Zac MacMath made three saves for the hosts, including two of exceptional nature after halftime, as RSL fell short of their eighth home win.

Gressel is known for his elite right foot as one of the league's best crossers, but scored his first MLS goal since 2021 on a rare goalbound header.

It was a simple goal, with Gauld taking a pass from Ranko Veselinovic on the right side of midfield and bending in a left-footed, inswinging cross.

Gressel had pushed into the box and beat his marker to guide a firm flick on from 10 yards inside the left post.

WATCH | Julien Gressel heads home late equalizer for Vancouver: 

Gressel's late equalizer earns draw for Whitecaps

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Duration 1:17
Vancouver plays to a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake as Julian Gressel scores in the 87th minute.

It was deserved after a flurry of opportunities earlier in the second half.

Just moments after Vancouver's Russell Teibert hit the crossbar, Cordova put RSL in front in the 61st minute.

Jasper Loffelsend received the ball on the right flank near midfield and curled a perfectly weighted early cross toward the arc of the penalty area.

Cordova held his run to remain onside, raced into the path of the pass, cut back to evade defender Veselinovic and then drove a low finish between the dive of goalkeeper Thomas Hasal and the right post.

Both goalkeepers did well to that point.

Hasal made an exceptional diving denial of Jefferson Savarino in the 51st minute.

MacMath made a similar stop of a ferocious volley from Gressel in the 59th.

Lassiter lifts Miami over Toronto

Ariel Lassiter scored a crucial goal in Inter Miami's 2-1 victory over Toronto on Saturday.

Lassiter's goal came in the 44th minute to put Miami (10-10-6) on top 2-1. Damion Onandi Lowe assisted the goal.

Miami also got one goal from Jean Mota.

Toronto outshot Miami 16-8. Both teams had four shots on goal.

Drake Callender saved three of the four shots he faced for Miami. Alex Bono saved two of the four shots he faced for Toronto.

These teams take to the pitch again Saturday, with Miami visiting the New York Red Bulls while Toronto visits Charlotte FC.

WATCH | Lassiter scores 1st-half goal as Miami beats TFC: 

Miami defeats TFC with Lassiter's winner in 1st half

9 months ago
Duration 1:24
Ariel Lassiter's goal in the 41st minute lifts Inter Miami to a 2-1 win over Toronto FC.

With files from Field Level Media

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