Cory Burke and Haris Medunjanin scored Philadelphia’s first two away goals of the season as the Union defeated the Montreal Impact 2-0 with each side down a man on Saturday afternoon.
The Union (2-5-2) had Burke sent off in the 58th minute only to see left back Daniel Lovitz of Montreal (3-8-0) ejected in the 67th. The Impact have lost two in a row and six of their last seven games.
The Union entered play having lost all four road games in shutout fashion, being outscored 9-0 overall. But Philadelphia’s first-half domination made their first away goal inevitable.
Burke, who just missed a chance from inside the penalty area in the 31st minute, made no mistake in the 43rd by heading a pass from Raymon Gaddis that Evan Bush couldn’t reach. It was Burke’s first of the season.
Montreal had chances of its own, including a curling Ignacio Piatti shot off the outside of the right post in the 13th minute.
Burke saw the red card for an overzealous tackle on Samuel Piette, but that was nullified when Lovitz was ejected after he and Fabrice-Jean Picault went down together in front of the Montreal 18-yard box while chasing down a long ball. Referee Kevin Stott originally showed the yellow card but changed it to red after consulting the VAR.