MLS Regular Season
|Houston Dynamo||Montreal Impact|
|8||Attempts on Goal||8|
|5||Shots on Target||2|
|2||Shots off Target||
Kandji's brace, Boswell header lead Houston to win over Montreal
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.
Kandji finds the net twice and Boswell adds a header
VIDEO: Watch the goals from Saturday's win
Mac Kandji puts the Dynamo on the board in the seventh minute
Dynamo prepare to host Montreal at BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston aimed at avenging ugly loss when Impact visit
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.
Tickets still remain for Saturday's match
Preview: Dynamo vs. Montreal
Impact's Nesta will travel to Houston, availability uncertain
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.
Houston concludes stretch of three games in seven days on Saturday
Going for max points
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.
Dynamo shutout streak ends at 356 minutes
Notebook: Houston credit red card for momentum
Thanks to a first-half stoppage-time red card to Sporting Kansas City midfielder Peterson Joseph, the Houston Dynamo took a man advantage for the second time in as many games. But that’s about where the similarities end between Wednesday night's match vs. Sporting KC and last weekend's clash with D.C. United.
NEW YORK – adidas and Major League Soccer today announced that MLS will integrate the adidas micoach Elite System league-wide in 2013, marking the world’s first “smart league.” The announcement comes ahead of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, which is set to be the world’s first “smart game” integrating the micoach Elite System.