CF Montreal temporarily retains first place

CF Montreal temporarily retains first place

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New York City FC conceded a goal in the 86th minute and had to settle for a point against Atlanta United , Sunday, at Yankee Stadium, allowing CF Montreal to remain at the top of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS).

By virtue of this draw of 2 to 2, the Big Apple team has 29 points, just like the Montreal eleven, the New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union. The Foot Club, however, holds the first rank, since it has more victories (9) than its rivals.

The Red Bulls and the Union must however cross swords respectively with Sporting Kansas City and the Columbus Crew on Sunday evening.

In today's duel, forward Dom Dwyer tied the game in the dying moments of the game, minutes after being sent into the fray. He completed a play orchestrated by Ronaldo Cisneros to silence the New York home. Josef Martinez completed the scoring for the Atlanta club.

Valentin Castellanos netted a brace for the crowd favorites, reaching the 50-goal plateau in MLS.