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Montreal Impact
MTL
Final
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Houston Dynamo
HOU
Saturday, August 24, 20137:00 PM
Stade SaputoMLS Regular SeasonSunnyTSN2,MLS LIVE,RDSAttendance: 20801

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 90'+1'MTLAndrea Pisanu
  • Felipe Martins
 70'MTLMarco Di Vaio
  • Patrice Bernier
  • Felipe Martins
 58'MTLJeb Brovsky 
 37'MTLFelipe Martins
  • Justin Mapp
 35'MTLMarco Di Vaio
  • Justin Mapp
DISCIPLINARY

None

TimeClubPlayerReason
 72'HOU Andrew DriverFoul
 45'HOU Adam MoffatPersistent Infringement
SUBSTITUTIONS

None

 88'MTL
Daniele Paponi (F)
Marco Di Vaio (F)
 80'HOU
Jason Johnson (F)
Andrew Driver (M)
 80'MTL
Andrea Pisanu (M)
Justin Mapp (M)
 73'MTL
Davy Arnaud (M)
Hernán Bernardello (M)
 62'HOU
Alexander López (M)
Adam Moffat (M)
 HTHOU
Eric Brunner (D)
Jermaine Taylor (D)

Starting Formations

1Perkins6Camara14Nesta13Ferrari5Brovsky21Mapp8Bernier23Bernardello15Romero7Felipe Martins9Di VaioM312235261118301Hall8Sarkodie32Boswell4Taylor26Ashe16Moffat20Driver11Davis27García23Barnes12BruinM252155281014RAA4

Lineups

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Montreal Impact
1GTroy Perkins
6DHassoun Camara
14DAlessandro Nesta
13DMatteo Ferrari
5DJeb Brovsky
21MJustin Mapp
8MPatrice Bernier
23MHernán Bernardello
15MAndrés Romero
7FFelipe Martins
9FMarco Di Vaio
Houston Dynamo
1GTally Hall
8DKofi Sarkodie
32DBobby Boswell
4DJermaine Taylor
26DCorey Ashe
16MAdam Moffat
20MAndrew Driver
11MBrad Davis
27MOscar Boniek García
23FGiles Barnes
12FWill Bruin
Bench
31Andrea Pisanu
22Davy Arnaud
35Daniele Paponi
26Adrián López
11Sanna Nyassi
18Collen Warner
30Evan Bush
 
25Brian Ching
2Eric Brunner
15Cam Weaver
5Warren Creavalle
28Erich Marscheider
10Alexander López
14Jason Johnson
Managers
  Marco Schällibaum
 
  Dominic Kinnear
OFFICIALS

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RefereeHilario Grajeda  
Assistant RefereeBill Dittmar  
Assistant RefereeCorey Parker  
Fourth OfficialMathieu Bourdeau  
Saturday, August 24, 2013
7:00 PM
Stade Saputo
TSN2,MLS LIVE,RDS

MONTREAL – For a few hours at least, the Montreal Impact will top the Eastern Conference.

The Houston Dynamo conceded more than three goals in a game for the first time this season as Marco Di Vaio, Felipe, Jeb Brovsky and Andrea Pisanu gave the Impact a resounding 5-0 win on Saturday night at Stade Saputo.

With 41 points, Montreal have reclaimed top spot in the East, two points ahead of Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls – though the latter team plays on Sunday at Chivas USA. Houston remain fifth in the East with 36 points.

Both teams squandered clear chances to open the scoring in the opening half hour, but while the misses deflated the Dynamo, they only seemed to wake Montreal up. Their first came in the 35th minute when Justin Mapp fed Di Vaio, who danced around a defender before rocketing his 14th goal of the season to the upper 90.

Stade Saputo had barely stopped celebrating when Felipe scored his fifth of the season two minutes later. Mapp collected from a dispossessed Di Vaio, then lofted a cross for Felipe who took a touch, then hit an unsaveable shot to the back post after the Dynamo defense were slow to close him down.

Both goalkeepers made big saves in the early stages of the second half, but Tally Hall was powerless on Montreal’s third. Hernan Bernardello hit an in-swinging corner which Houston’s Adam Moffat got a head on, but couldn’t clear, instead setting up an onrushing Brovsky who bundled home from two feet out.

A three-goal cushion was always going to play in Montreal’s counterattacking hands, and so it proved in the 70th minute as well as in stoppage time. First, Patrice Bernier and Di Vaio both beat the offside trap on a Felipe through pass, and Bernier laid the ball off for the striker who coolly completed his brace to go top of the Golden Boot race. Pisanu then poked a fifth goal in for good measure at the very end, on a one-on-one with Hall after another piece of Felipe class.

Road trips await both teams next weekend. The Impact travel to Philadelphia and face the Union on Saturday, August 31, while the Dynamo visit Toyota Park and the Chicago Fire on Sunday, September 1st.

FANTASY SOCCER: Brovsky, Mapp, Di Vaio, Felipe earn owners double-digit points

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Justin Mapp When he plays like this, the Impact are nearly unstoppable in attack. Give him space to run and he'll destroy you.
2 Marco Di Vaio Offside a million times, but his relentless running opens up so many lanes - both for him, and his teammates.
3 Hernan Bernardello Shores up the leaky Impact backline by winning every loose ball, and switches the attack with skill and precision