First half goals from Ignacio Piatti and Matteo Mancosu powered the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 victory over the Fire on Wednesday night. Piatti gave Montreal a lead in the 34th minute following a Brandon Vincent turnover after what had been a largely uneventful first half hour. Piatti hit the post four minutes later and Mancosu put in the rebound to extend the lead.
Dax McCarty headed in Diego Campos' free kick in the 55th minute for the Fire's only goal.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matt Polster, Drew Conner, Luis Solignac, and Daniel Johnson did not dress for the match.
Sanchez (Cleveland 60'); Ramos (Castro 60'), Kappelhof (Dean 60'), Lillard (Campbell 60'), Vincent (Corrales 60'); Adams, McCarty (Moreira 60'); Bronico, Campos, Bakero (Ruiz 60'), Nikolic (Collier 60')
The Fire's next match is against Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday at 3:30 CT.