MLS Regular Season

23 July 9:51 am

After his two-goal performance on Saturday night, Dynamo forward Macoumba Kandji was named a top-3 performer in week 20 by the folks at MLSsoccer.com. Kandji joins FC Dallas' Jackson and the LA Galaxy's David Beckham on the list.

Victory over Impact extra sweet for Boswell, Dynamo

Houston eager to exact revenge following loss at Montreal
Victory over Impact extra sweet for Boswell, Dynamo
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Revenge was the talk of the day for Houston coming into the Saturday’s match against the Montreal Impact. With the aid of some well-executed soccer and stellar defense, the Dynamo were able to exact just that in a 3-0 victory.

Led by Saturday’s captain Bobby Boswell, the Dynamo were adamant about their feelings about what happened on and off the field at Stade Saputo on June 23 when the Impact beat them 4-2.

VIDEO: Dynamo 3, Impact 0

Watch highlights from Saturday's win at BBVA Compass Stadium
VIDEO: Dynamo 3, Impact 0
Match Highlights

Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Montreal

Houston controlled 58% of the possession Saturday night
Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Montreal
Match Stats

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Match Stats

Houston Dynamo   Montreal Impact
8 Attempts on Goal 8
5 Shots on Target 2
2 Shots off Target

Kandji scores two as Dynamo rout Impact 3-0

Kandji's brace, Boswell header lead Houston to win over Montreal
Mac Truck
Dynamo Win
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Macoumba Kandji struck twice and Bobby Boswell added a third as the Houston Dynamo ran away with a 3-0 win over visiting Montreal Impact on Saturday night to rise to third place in the Eastern Conference.

After a testy 4-2 loss to the Impact nearly a month ago, Houston returned the favor and handed the expansion team their 10th loss on the road while extending their unbeaten streak at home to 18, which dates back to June 2011.

VIDEO: Watch the goals from Saturday's win

Kandji finds the net twice and Boswell adds a header
VIDEO: Watch the goals from Saturday's win
Saturday's goal

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Mac Kandji puts the Dynamo on the board in the seventh minute

Houston aimed at avenging ugly loss when Impact visit

Dynamo prepare to host Montreal at BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston aimed at avenging ugly loss when Impact visit
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In a long season, clubs sometimes need a wakeup call and on June 23, the Montreal Impact delivered just that for the Houston Dynamo.

The expansion franchise handed the Dynamo a devastating 4-2 defeat, capping a tough three-game week with what is fair to say was the club’s worst showing of the season. In the match Montreal put speed and passing to good use and exploited a tired Houston squad.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact

Tickets still remain for Saturday's match
Preview: Dynamo vs. Montreal
Impact Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact
Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Montreal leads 1-0-0

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Dynamo 360 - 5 p.m. (30 min.)
KPRC Local 2 - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7 p.m.

Impact's Nesta will travel to Houston, availability uncertain

Impact's Nesta will travel to Houston, availability uncertain
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MONTREAL – Alessandro Nesta made his debut with the Montreal Impact on Thursday. Sort of.

The Italian center back took part in an 11-v-11 scrimmage on Thursday morning at Montreal’s Centre Claude-Robillard against the Impact's Academy side. The Academy had accepted on Wednesday its parent club’s invitation for a friendly intended to provide Nesta, as well as convalescing center back Nelson Rivas, with an opportunity to train in a game situation on a full field.

Max points on the table when Dynamo host Impact

Houston concludes stretch of three games in seven days on Saturday
Going for max points
Max Points
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When the Dynamo entered their stretch of three home games in seven days, a reasonable expectation would have been to come away with seven points and inch slowly up the Eastern Conference standings. With two of three matches coming against the top two teams in the conference, and the third coming against a team that gave the Dynamo their most recent loss, three wins in three games would have been a pipe dream for most outsiders. But that wasn't the case for the men on the inside.

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