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Piatti scores 2 as Impact beat Fire 3-0

Montreal Impact's Blerim Dzemaili, left, congratulates Ignacio Piatti on his second goal of the night against the Chicago Fire, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) Ignacio Piatti scored twice and the Montreal Impact beat the Chicago Fire 3-0 on Wednesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the Major league Soccer season.

Matteo Mancosu added another from the penalty spot to help Montreal (9-8-6) edge closer to a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The seventh-place Impact are two points away from the fifth-place Columbus Crew with two games in hand.

Montreal scored all three goals in the first half, two in a minute span.

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