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Impact's Piatti out 8-12 weeks with another injury

Goals from Omar Browne and Saphir Taider helped Montreal hold off RSL for their seventh victory of the season.

Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti is set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering a ligament injury in his right knee.

Piatti, 34, was taken off in the 64th minute of the Impact's 4-2 loss to LAFC on Friday, May 24, and is expected to miss 8-12 weeks.

The Impact have exceeded expectations so far in MLS' Eastern Conference, sitting in third place in the table after 16 games despite Piatti also missing time in April with a different injury.

The Argentine, who has 66 career MLS goals...

MLS Latino of the Week: Ignacio Piatti turns back the clock for Montreal, Carlos Vela bags a brace

Ignacio Piatti continued his hot form against Orlando City with a brace in the Montreal Impact's 1-3 win at Orlando City Stadium.
Even at 34, Ignacio Piatti remains one of the best Latin players in MLS. The Argentine now has 71 goals for Montreal since arriving from San Lorenzo in 2014.
Even at 34, Ignacio Piatti remains one of the best Latin players in MLS. The Argentine now has 71 goals for Montreal since arriving from San Lorenzo in 2014.

Once more, Latino players across MLS provided highlights and spectacular performances to lead their teams to positive results. Starting this season, we've created an award to recognize the best -- and worst -- from players born in or with roots in Latin America.

Here are the Latinos who caught our eye the most in Week 3 of MLS:

Latino of the Week: Ignacio Piatti, FW, Montreal Impact

The Argentine was instrumental in Montreal's bounce-back win in Week 3 against Orlando City. Piatti scored twice and...

Sebastian Giovinco is new MLS top earner; Ignacio Piatti cracks top-10

Sebastian Giovinco topped the list of Major League Soccer's highest earners, replacing 2017's best-paid player Kaka, who is no longer in the league.

The MLS Players Association released its salary data on Wednesday -- a twice annual practice for the union -- which showed the Toronto FC striker was guaranteed $7.1 million this season. He's followed by TFC teammate Michael Bradley ($6.5m), LAFC's Carlos Vela (just under $6.3m), the Chicago Fire's Bastian Schweinsteiger ($6.1m) and the LA Galaxy's...

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Who scored the goal of Week 24 in MLS? Vote now!

Yordy Reyna, Gerso, Diego Rubio, Ignacio Piatti or Jonathan Lewis: Who scored the MLS Goal of the Week?

Watch the highlights for all of the entries, then vote! The poll is open until Thursday.

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Montreal Impact star Ignacio Piatti frustrated over contract talks

Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti spoke of his frustration at the state of contract talks, following the team's 3-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.

Piatti scored twice in the win, but afterwards told the stadium PA announcer that, "these could be my last 10 games."

Piatti's contract runs through July 1 of 2018, and he said that the decision now lies with the Impact as to whether he stays beyond that point.

"I didn't find the solution to stay here and that's it. I do everything...