Saphir Taider had a goal and an assist in the first half and Evan Bush made nine saves as the Montreal Impact improved their playoff chances with a 3-0 defeat over the visiting Columbus Crew on Saturday.
The Impact moved five points ahead of D.C. United for the last postseason spot in the Eastern Conference with two matches left. D.C. United has five matches remaining starting Sunday at home versus Chicago.
Columbus would have clinched a berth with a win or tie but remains fourth in East for now.
Wayne Rooney and Paul Arriola each scored two goals and Luciano Acosta added a goal and three assists as D.C. United cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Yamil Asad also had two assists for D.C. United (10-11-8, 38 points) which closed to within two points of the sixth-place Impact (12-15-4, 40 points) in the Eastern Conference and the final MLS Cup playoff spot.
The Black-and-Red, who improved to 9-2-2 at home this season and have...