Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba scored an injury-time winner over the weekend as Montreal Impact defeat Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2.
The keenly-contested match which was played on Saturday saw the Ivorian’s goal in the fourth minute of injury time when LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe made a mistake by allowing the striker’s long range hit slip through this hands. The victory ensured Impact maintained their top spot in the MLS’ Eastern Conference standings.
Giovani Dos Santos had fired Los Angeles into the lead just eight minutes into the much awaited encounter upon capitalizing on a slip from Maxim Tissot. The Mexican international did a simple tap in that sent the fans into jubilation before Impact hit back. Impact hit back after 26 minutes though a counter attack as Dominic Oduro moved the ball almost the entire field before releasing a well timed pass to Ignacio Piatti who sent the ball to the back of the net.
Impact then took the lead through a solo effort from Lucas Ontivero but LA Galaxy responded within two minutes when Mike Magee scored after receiving a cross from former Liverpool Skipper, Steven Gerrard. The equalizer made the game set for a share of the points until Rowe’s late gaffe through which Drogba gave Impact the victory.
On the other hand in the same MLS, New York Red Bulls continued their fine performance. The Bulls defeated Toronto FC by 3-0 after the 7-0 demolition of New York City FC. Their victory this time was due to the hat trick from Bradley Wright-Phillips. The England international got his treble within thirsty minutes in a quick-fire range, scoring in the 4th, 25th and 27th minute. Wright-Phillips broke the record to attain the fastest treble in MLS history.
The victory for the Bulls ensured they drew level on same 19 points with Montreal. They remain one ahead of Philadelphia Union, who took a one-point lead at the top after battling to a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids in Denver.