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MLS: CF Montreal continues unbeaten streak with 3-2 win over Houston

MLS: CF Montreal continues unbeaten streak with 3-2 win over Houston

HOUSTON – Lacey LaPalainen scored his second goal of the season in the 69th minute when Montreal beat the Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Saturday night in Houston.

Posted on the left flank at the entrance to the penalty area, Lapalainen received a side pass from Joaquin Torres. Once on the surface, Finn maneuvers toward the center allowing him to create a shooting lane. Then, with his right foot, he fired a shot that stunned goalkeeper Steve Clark who sprinted to his left, but to no avail.

Lapalainen’s goal was his first since the March 5 game at the Olympic Stadium against the Philadelphia Union.

Rommel Koyoto, with a penalty, in the 15th minute, and Alistair Johnston, in the 28th, scored the two goals for FC Montreal (13-8-4-43) who climbed to second place in the League in the aftermath. From New York City FC’s loss to Miami.

Quioto had a golden opportunity to add the 13th goal of the season with another penalty, in first-half injury time. But he kicked the ball over the horizontal bar.

Dynamo’s response (7-14-4) came from Sebastian Ferreira in the 12th minute and Daniel Streiss in the 36th minute against James Bantames, who faced four shots on goal.

Combined with this jump in the standings, this victory allowed Wilfred Nancy’s men to establish a team record by winning their third consecutive game on sprint.

It is also Montreal’s first victory in Houston after eight failed attempts (0-7-1).

Finally, CF Montreal improved his team’s record by signing his seventh road win since the start of the season. Only three other MLS teams have achieved such a feat since the start of the season.

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All the way on Saturday, the Montreal club lost the services of defender Rudi Camacho and Quito. In Quioto’s case, coach Wilfred Nancy pointed out that it was nothing but cramps. As for Camacho, Nancy was unable to determine the exact nature of his injury.

Montreal Football Club will play its next game at Saputo Stadium against the New England Revolution next Saturday.