- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) - Didier Drogba scored twice in the first 12 minutes and the Montreal Impact beat D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday to stretch their club-record unbeaten streak to six games.

The Impact (12-11-6) swept their three-game homestand and moved three points behind D.C. for fourth place in the MLS Eastern Conference, with two games in hand.

D.C. (13-12-6) is winless in six games.

Drogba has seven goals in six MLS games. In the fourth minute, he took a free kick after Taylor Kemp’s handball and drilled it over the defensive wall and into the top corner.

The former Chelsea striker saved his best for the 12th minute, when he picked off a back pass, twisted defender Steve Birnbaum inside out with a deke and scored.

In the second half, Birnbaum stepped on the back of Drogba’s foot, sending him the ground in pain and drawing a caution. Moments later, Drogba shouldered Birnbaum to the grass and got a yellow card.

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