Insigne, Bernardeschi lead Toronto FC to victory over Charlotte FC
Kone lifts CF Montreal over Chicago; Whitecaps blanked by Nashville
Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi scored second-half goals to lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over Charlotte FC on Saturday.
Alex Bono finished with four saves to earn the clean sheet for Toronto (9-13-6), Kristijan Kahlina saved one shot for Charlotte (10-16-2).
Toronto beat Charlotte, an expansion team, in the first meeting 4-0 on July 23. Toronto is 4-1-2 in its last seven matches.
WATCH | Toronto takes down Charlotte:
CF Montreal's Kone has eventful night in win over Fire
Ismael Kone scored early before leaving on a red card during first-half stoppage time and CF Montreal turned back the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday.
Montreal has set club records with eight road wins and 26 points away from home this season. Montreal picked up its fourth straight road win for the first time in club history.
Chicago (8-13-6) was shut out at home for a third straight match — the first time that has happened since 2009.
Sebastian Breza had four saves to earn the clean sheet for Montreal. Gaga Slonina stopped four shots for the Fire.
WATCH | Kone opens scoring for CF Montreal:
Whitecaps' Cavallini picks up red card in loss
Defender Jake Maher scored twice and Nashville who won consecutive games for the first time since April, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 on Saturday night.
Randall Leal opened the scoring in the 19th minute and Maher connected in the 23rd and 49th.
Vancouver striker Lucas Cavallini, a second-half substitution, was given a red card in the 53rd after stepping on Nashville midfielder Alex Muyl.
Whitecaps goalkeeper Thomas Hasal stopped Dax McCarty on a penalty kick in the 90th.
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