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Insigne, Bernardeschi lead Toronto FC to victory over Charlotte FC

Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi scored second-half goals to lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over Charlotte FC on Saturday.

Kone lifts CF Montreal over Chicago; Whitecaps blanked by Nashville

Toronto FC strikers Federico Bernardeschi (10) and Lorenzo Insigne (24) celebrate during a 2-0 win over Charlotte FC on Saturday. (@TorontoFC/Twitter)

Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi scored second-half goals to lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over Charlotte FC on Saturday.

Insigne gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute with his fourth goal of the season. Bernardeschi added an insurance goal — his fifth — in the 66th minute.

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:

TFC beats Charlotte by scoring twice in 2nd half

3 months ago
Duration 1:11
Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi score in the second half as Toronto FC defeats Charlotte FC 2-0.

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.

Kone netted his second goal of the season to give Montreal (15-8-4) a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute and Romell Quioto found the net for a team-high 15th time five minutes later to make it 2-0. Kone was disqualified after picking up his second yellow card in the third minute of extra time.

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:

CF Montreal defeats Chicago for 4th straight road victory

3 months ago
Duration 1:17
CF Montreal sets a franchise record with their fourth consecutive road win as they blank Chicago Fire 2-0.

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.

Nashville (10-9-9) climbed into fifth place in the Western Conference. Vancouver (9-12-7) dropped to ninth, two points behind Portland for the seventh and final playoff spot.

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.

WATCH | Whitecaps lose ground in playoff race:

Whitecaps fall to 9th in West with loss to Nashville

3 months ago
Duration 1:07
Vancouver drops two points behind Portland for the seventh and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 3-0 loss to Nashville.

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