Saturday, the Houston Dynamo hosted the Montreal Impact in their second game of the MLS season. The Dynamo came into the game looking for their first win of the season while the Impact were looking to make it two wins in a row.
The Dynamo controlled the first thirty minutes of the game but struggled to convert that control into goals. That had several shots during that time but anything that came close to crossing the goal line was stopped by Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush.
The first goal came in the 34th minute of the game. Micheal Azira was able to send the ball into the box to Saphir Taider who was left wide open in front of the net. Taider took one touch to send the ball right past Joe Willis to put Montreal up 1-0.
The scoreline wouldn’t hold long as the Dynamo would score two minutes later. AJ DeLaGarza went in on a challenge to head the ball away from goal. The ball ended up with the Impact but Tomas Martinez easily stole the ball away from them. He passed the ball to his left to Memo Rodriguez. Memo took one touch firing the ball into the upper corner of the net leaving Bush with no chance of stopping it.
The second half was a quieter half that saw Montreal start to take more possession of the ball. Houston subbed in Romell Quioto and Alberth Elis which picked up the pace of the game on the Dynamo side.
Mauro Manotas scored in the 86th minute to give the Dynamo their first lead of the game. Quioto passed the ball across the face of goal to Mantoas who easily put it in to make it 2-1. The goal made this the second straight league game that he scored in. The win gave Houston three very important points.
This Tuesday they will be on the road to play Tigres in the second leg of their CCL matchup. They return to league action on Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
57' First Dynamo substitution.— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) March 9, 2019
IN: Alberth Elis
OUT: Marlon Hairston
65' Second Dynamo substitution.— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) March 9, 2019
IN: Romell Quioto
OUT: Memo Rodriguez
74' Final Dynamo substitution.— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) March 9, 2019
IN: Tommy McNamara
OUT: Tomás Martínez.