Montreal edge Orlando in MLS, move into 4th spot in East

ORLANDO: Dominic Oduro scored in a second straight game to help Montreal beat Orlando City 1-0 on Sunday and move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Montreal sits one point ahead of fifth-place DC United — seven behind co-leading New York Red Bulls and New York City and five behind third-place Toronto. Orlando was eliminated from playoff contention.

Oduro scored in the 56th minute when he used the outside of his right foot to beat goalkeeper Joe Bendik on breakaway. Six minutes prior, Ignacio Piatti had a one-on-one opportunity but he had a heavy touch near the 18-yard box and Bendik came out of his area to deny it.

At Vancouver, Brad Evans scored from the penalty spot in the 81st minute to help the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 in a game where both teams finished with 10 players.

The Sounders have won four straight and are fifth in the Western Conference in the race for six playoff spots. The Whitecaps were eliminated from playoff contention.

Evans earned the penalty when his cross into the area struck sliding Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey's arm.

Pedro Morales opened the scoring with a penalty for Vancouver in the 25th minute, and Osvaldo Alonso equalized for Seattle in the 39th.

Morales was sent off by referee Ricardo Salazar in the 53rd for an elbow to the head of Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan. Evans was sent off in the 84th for what appeared to be an attempted head-butt on Whitecaps defender David Edgar.