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Montreal beats DC United to advance in MLS Cup Playoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) Matteo Mancosu scored twice to lead the Montreal Impact to a 4-2 win over D.C. United in the knockout round of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Thursday.

The fifth-seeded Impact will host the top-seeded New York Red Bulls on Sunday in the first game of the two-leg Eastern Conference semifinals.

Laurent Ciman scored early to give Montreal the lead, followed by Mancosu's first goal on a cross from Ignacio Piatti in the 43rd minute to make it 2-0.