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MONTREAL -- When they were growing up together in Rome, it was normal for Alessandro Nesta to see his friend Marco Di Vaio score goals in bunches. Cheap Manchester City FC Jerseys . So the former Italy international defender had a good laugh when asked about the hat trick Di Vaio netted in the opening 32 minutes of the Montreal Impacts 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Union on a wet, cold Saturday night at Saputo Stadium. "I know him for 20 years," said 37-year-old Nesta. "I played with him when I was eight years old. "A lot of three-goal games. Its normal to me." Di Vaios best outing in his two seasons in Major League Soccer helped the Impact (7-2-2) remain unbeaten at home at 5-0-1. On a night of many firsts, rookie Blake Smith scored his first MLS goal and Andrew Wenger got his first of the season for Montreal. Midfielder Justin Mapp continued his strong play of late with a pair of assists. The Union (5-5-3) didnt go down easily, as they closed the gap to one goal twice in the second half before Smiths goal in added time sealed the win. Antoine Hoppenot, Sebastien Le Toux and Jack McInerney scored for the visitors, who have been a dangerous road club this season. The strikers for both teams were in the spotlight as 20-year-old McInerney entered the game with a league-leading eight goals, two more than Di Vaio. He left it tied at the top with 36-year-old Di Vaio with nine apiece, with Montreal having played two fewer games. The Impact striker said the scoring race was not on his mind. "I only want to help the team win," he said. "Im glad I was able to score some goals and help the team come off the field at half time with some confidence. "Its not every day I score three goals. Its good for my confidence, but the main thing is it helped the team win the game." The Impact, a 20-year-old club that won three championships in lower leagues, entered MLS as an expansion team only last season. There is not a lot of history at the senior level, but still, their win saw them set some team bests in MLS, including most goals (5) in game and most goals by both teams (8) in a game. Di Vaios goal in the second minute was the fastest ever by a Montreal player and his three goals was an Impact first in MLS. "What more can you say about Marco -- hes world class for a reason," said defender Jeb Brovsky, who got an ovation just as warm as the veteran striker when he came out of the game in the 77th minute. Brovsky played despite dealing with the effects of breaking his nose in six places while going up for a header in a Voyageurs Cup match on May 15. He started out wearing a face mask, but ditched it after his botched clearing attempt led to McInerney early goal for Philadelphia. "It was a love-hate relationship after the first goal," said Brovsky. "Id rather break my nose seven times than clear a ball like that again. "So I thought Id take the risk. I was fed up. I didnt want to put the team in harms way again. The rain didnt help at all, either." As Brovsky left the field, the announced crowd of 17,104 stood and cheered. "I wasnt expecting that at all,"he said. "As much as I love the city, its great to get the love back. It sent chills down my spine." The game opened with a flyover by two CF-18 fighter jets and the teams seemed to be still stunned from the deafening roar as they traded goals in the opening five minutes. Mapp sent Wenger up the right side and his cross was blasted in by Di Vaio in the second minute. McInerney, known as Jack Mac, was open on the left side to slide in a Michael Farfan pass in the fifth. Mapp used his left foot to chip a ball over the middle and Di Vaio stayed just onside to push it past Zac MacMath in the 28th. Andreas Romero, who left in the second half with a thigh injury, looped a pass over a crowd in the six-yard box where Di Vaio was waiting to volley it in the 32nd minute. The striker formerly with Bologna in Italys serie-A, Montreals one Designated Player, had a shot at a fourth goal in the half, which would have matched his lifetime high set early in his career with Parma in Italy, but put a left foot shot just over the bar in the 38th. Montreal looked to be cruising when Hoppenot, only four minutes after going on as a substitute, scored on a long drive from the right side that went just under the bar in the 69th minute. The Impact spent much of the second half trying to set up Wenger and it clicked after the second-year strikers hustle earned a corner kick. Wenger flicked Felipe Martins corner in for what turned out to be the game-winner. Di Vaio got a big ovation when he came out, but a moment later, Montreal was caught napping again as a long throw-in was fielded by Le Toux at the edge of the penalty area and he spun and scored on a low drive inside the far post in the 85th minute. Substitute Smith put in his first MLS goal in added time. The teams first-round pick in this years Super-Draft had the ball, signed by all his teammates, at his locker room stall after the game. He called it "an amazing feeling." Notes: Alessandro Nesta returned from an adducter injury and rejoined Matteo Ferrari in Montreals central defence. He said his fitness is not at peak, but he played 90 minutes and the groin held up well . . Right back Brovsky had played every minute of every game until he was substituted in the 77th . . The Impact honoured their 2004 A-League champion team before the game. Among players introduced was former Impact and Toronto FC goalie Greg Sutton, recently named head coach at Concordia University. Cheap Spain Jerseys . PAUL, Minn. Cheap Iceland Jerseys . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. http:///...p-chelsea-fc-jerseys .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. SAN ANTONIO -- When the San Antonio Spurs finally stopped James Harden, his Houston Rockets teammates came through on defense.Harden had a triple-double with 24 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds, and Houston made two late defensive stands to hold off San Antonio 101-99 on Wednesday night, handing the Spurs their third straight home loss.It was important for us, Harden said. The only way were going to get to where we want to go is on the defensive end. The game wasnt pretty at all, but defensively we got stops.Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points for the Spurs but missed his final two shots, either of which could have tied the game. After Leonard missed a layup in the final seconds, LaMarcus Aldridge missed a tip-in attempt at the buzzer.Aldridge finished with 14 points and five rebounds.It was a good play called, Leonard said of his last shot. I got to the paint, got a shot off, just didnt fall. (Aldridge) had a good chance, it just fell short, but well take that again.Leonard made 11 shots on a career-high 26 field goal attempts.San Antonio extended its longest skid at home since dropping three straight overtime games in December 2014. The Spurs did not lose at home last season until April 11 against Golden State and tied an NBA record by finishing 40-1 at the AT&T Center.Its tough to win in this building, Rockets forward Ryan Anderson said. Theyre a team that obviously has some great players. To get a win in here, youve got to be happy.The Spurs used a rotation spearheaded by Leonard and Danny Green to defend Harden, but found little success.Harden set an aggressive tone early with nine points, six assists and three rebounds in the first quarter.Hes always been a great passer, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. He has the ball in his hands a lot more as the point guard. He is one of the best players in the league. Very difficult to guard.When Harden wasnt draining jumpers and tossing in runners, he kicked the ball out to open teammates after drawing multiple defenders on his drives.The Rockets were 10 for 30 on 3-pointers and shot 47 percent overall in snapping a four-game skid at San Antonio.Anderson was 4 for 6 on 3-pointers and had 20 points. Eric Gordon scored 15 and fellow reserve Sam Dekker added 12.Coach is liable to call anybody and guys stepped up, Harden saiid. Cheap Netherland Jerseys. Dekker hit some big shots.The Spurs sat Pau Gasol the entire second quarter in favor of a quicker lineup and it helped them erase a 13-point deficit to take a 51-50 lead.San Antonio employed the same strategy late in the third to pull within a point twice, but could not overcome the Rockets even when Harden struggled.He missed his final three shots as well as a pair of free throws and committed a turnover in the final 3 minutes, yet Houston was able to win with defense.They had my back, Harden said. But those turnovers, those cant happen consistently, or two missed free throws.TIP-INSRockets: Harden had his streak of four straight games with at least 30 points and 12 assists snapped. ... Houston played seven of its first eight games on the road. The last team to open with such an arduous schedule was Cleveland in 1970-71. ... Corey Brewer started his second straight game. Gordon started the teams first six games.Spurs: Tony Parker missed his third consecutive game with a sore right knee. Popovich expects Parker to play Friday at home against Detroit or Saturday in Houston. ... Manu Ginobili joined Rashard Lewis as the only second-round draft picks in NBA history with 13,000 career points and at least 1,300 3-pointers. Ginobili is the 15th second-rounder to reach 13,000 points. ... Green became the sixth player with at least one 3-pointer in 300 games for the Spurs. Parker, Ginobili, Bruce Bowen, Matt Bonner and Sean Elliott are the others.GOOD FITHardens move to point guard has paid off for the Rockets, who are tied with the Spurs atop the Southwest Division at 5-3.Hes scoring a bundle and getting about 10 assists a game, Popovich said. I think anybody would take that. Thats pretty darn good.DANNY BOYGreen made his season debut for San Antonio, scoring eight points in his return from a strained left quadriceps. He missed his first 3-point try but drained his second from the right corner and finished 2 for 8 on 3s.I thought Danny was great, Popovich said. He hit big shots. He drove it a few times. He played good defense. I thought he looked really good.UP NEXTRockets: Host San Antonio on Saturday.Spurs: Host Detroit on Friday. ' ' '