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NEW YORK—Victor Vazquez drilled a penalty kick past Sean Johnson in the first minute of stoppage time and Toronto FC escaped with a 2-2 draw against New York City FC on Wednesday night.
Jordan Hamilton was clipped and taken down by New York City’s R.J. Allen in the penalty area in the 90th minute, setting up Vazquez’s penalty kick for his fourth goal of the season.
Toronto (11-3-6) moved a point ahead of Chicago for the Eastern Conference and overall MLS lead.
After Ashtone Morgan gave Toronto an early 1-0 lead, New York City (10-6-4) responded with back-to-back scores. Reigning MVP David Villa netted his 13th goal of the season in extra time of the first half, and Maximiliano Moralez made it 2-1 in the 56th.
Toronto was playing without Jozy Altidore after he was called up to the U.S. national team for the Gold Cup.
Impact 2, Union 1: Blerim Dzemaili scored in the 51st minute as the Montreal Impact began the second half of their season with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.
Regular Impact substitute Michael Salazar scored in his second start of the season as the home side leapfrogged the visitors in the Major League Soccer standings.
The Impact (6-6-6), who have yet to lose back-to-back games in MLS this season, climbed to eighth in the Eastern Conference while the Union (6-8-5) fell to ninth.
Midfielder Fafa Picault scored the only goal for Philadelphia, which lost for the first time in four games and remain winless on the road in MLS since the month of May (0-3-1).