Bryce Duke and Dominic Iankov lead Montreal to 4-2 victory over Union

Bryce Duke and Dominic Iankov lead Montreal to 4-2 victory over Union
Bryce Duke and Dominic Iankov lead Montreal to 4-2 victory over Union

MONTREAL (AP) — Bryce Duke had a goal and an assist, rookie Dominic Iankov scored the go-ahead goal late in the second half and CF Montreal rallied for a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Quinn Sullivan put Union (4-8-8) ahead 1-0 in the 29th minute, using assists from defenseman Nathan Harriel and Jack McGlynn to score for the second time this season. McGlynn’s assist was his fifth of the season and Harriel picked up his third.

Montreal (5-8-7) tied the score in the 36th minute when Josef Martínez took a pass from Duke and found the net for the third time this season. It was the 108th career goal for Martínez, who moved into a tie with Jason Kreis for eighth on the league’s all-time list. It was the second assist for Duke.

Philadelphia regained the lead going into halftime with a goal from Jesús Bueno. Leon Flach earned his first assist of the season with the second goal of Bueno’s career, both this season.

Duke tied the score in the 56th minute with its second goal of the season, scoring unassisted.

The match remained tied until Iankov, who came on for Martínez in the 76th minute, took a pass from Raheem Edwards in the 89th minute and scored for a 3–2 lead. Iankov, a 23-year-old midfielder, has two goals and two assists in five starts and 16 appearances this season. It was Edwards’ third assist.

Ruan, a defender, scored an insurance goal in the second minute of stoppage time. It was the first goal this season for Ruan. Lassi Lappalainen and Kwadwo Opoku, who both entered the match in the 62nd minute, had assists.

Jonathan Sirois made three saves for Montreal, which hasn’t had a home defeat since a 3-1 loss to reigning champion Columbus Crew on May 15.

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Rick had two saves in his second career start in goal for Philadelphia. Rick allowed two second-half goals in a 2-0 loss to Charlotte FC on Wednesday in his first career start.

Montreal tops the all-time series with 11-9-10, including an 8-2-2 record at Stade Saputo.

Three of Philadelphia’s four wins this season have come on the road. The Union haven’t won since May 18, going 0-4-3 in their last seven games.

The two clubs played to a 2-2 draw earlier this month in Pennsylvania.

The Union remains on the road to play the Chicago Fire on Wednesday. Montreal travels to play New York City FC on Wednesday.


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