Piatti has dazzled this season, leading Montreal to the top of the Eastern Conference table (4-3-3, 15 points) and is now tied for fourth in the Audi Golden Boot standings with six goals after scoring twice in Saturday’s wild 4-4 draw at Columbus Crew SC – his second brace of the season. The 31-year old Argentinian is well on pace to break last year’s nine-goal mark and has proven vital to Montreal’s attack, starting every match this season and aiding the Impact to a three-game unbeaten streak.
After Montreal fell behind 4-2, Piatti helped fuel a furious rally scoring his second goal in the 58th minute of play to bring the Impact within a goal of Columbus. Piatti collected a Dominic Oduro pass and showed great technical ability, faking out two Columbus defenders in the penalty area and sending a rocketing ball into the back of the net to bring the Impact within a goal (Watch Goal). The Impact completed its amazing comeback when Oduro tied the match at 4-4 with a goal in the third minute of stoppage time (Watch Goal).
The Montreal Impact next host Philadelphia Union at Stade Saputo on Saturday, May 14 (5 p.m. ET, RDS/TSN4).