Match Day Recap: Dynamo Fall 3-0 to the Impact

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Dynamo fell 3-0 in Montreal as their road woes continue to show themselves. The Dynamo failed to score for the 5th game in a row in a game they needed to pick up points in.

The Dynamo returned to action against the Montreal Impact after a brief World Cup break. The Dynamo welcomed back Honduran international Oscar Boniek Garcia, whose World Cup squad was eliminated in the Group Stage, as well as Ricardo Clark who has missed nine matches due to concussion symptoms.

Each team had a nervous moment early as the two sides tried to find an attacking rhythm. Montreal's Felipe found the ball early behind the Dynamo back four and forced an early save by Tally Hall. A few minutes later, Omar Cummings pressured Montreal as he made a darting run that got Impact goalkeeper Troy Perkins off his line. Unfortunately for the Dynamo, the Jamaican speedster's touch was too much for him resulting in a goal kick. The Dynamo defense didn't look in sync early exemplified by the set piece opportunity for the Impact as A.J. Cochran pulled down Felipe Martins and earned a yellow card for the challenge.

As the first half went on the Dynamo midfield increased their possession and was able to string together passes that got more players involved in the attack. Cummings had the closest opportunity for the Dynamo of the half as he settled a pass with his chest and let loose a rocket with his left foot that rattled off the top of the crossbar. Montreal continued to mount pressure against the defense, but a combination of smart defending and poor shots by the Impact saw the Dynamo withstand a barrage of Montreal varying from corner kicks, crosses, free kicks, and penetrating runs. However, their luck turned sour as Jack McInerney's header in the 41st minute prevented the first half clean sheet.

The second half started with a change by each side with the Dynamo putting Eric Brunner coming on for Jermaine Taylor and Montreal's super striker Marco Di Vaio coming on for Gorka Lorrea. Marco Di Vaio looked to make an impact early in the 2nd half and he forced a one handed reaction save by Tally Hall.

Things kept getting worse for the Dynamo as Jack McInerney found the net in the 71st minute after Justin Mapp sent in a cross and an odd flick by McInerney somehow found the inside of the goal. Marco Di Vaio added a 3rd goal for the Impact as Tally Hall made an initial save, but the back line was caught ball watching and Di Vaio tapped in the goal to seal it.

The loss extends their league losing streak to 5 games, which is also the same number of games the Dynamo has failed to find the net. The Dynamo remains in 8th place in the Eastern Conference, but are not too many points behind in the standings if they decided to make another late run for the playoffs. However, they need to start finding ways to score if they want to make that run. The Dynamo next face the 5th place New York Red Bulls at home on July 4th in a game they won't want to drop.

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