Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Goals: Felipe (MTL) 14', Di Vaio (MTL) 32'
Montreal continued their impressive run to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
The Canadians dominated the match from start to finish—peppering Dynamo keeper Tally Hall with 21 shots on the night.
Montreal's Felipe Martins Campanholi got the party started early with a skillful strike in the 14th minute. The young Brazilian was played through with a beautiful ball over the top by Patrice Bernier. Felipe made no mistake—cushioning the ball with his first touch and slotting it home with his second.
Houston looked certain to get back in the game in the 22nd minute after Will Bruin was chopped down in the box by Matteo Ferrari.
But Giles Barnes could not convert. The forward made a mess of the spot kick, blasting over from 12 yards.
The insurance goal for the Impact came 10 minutes later as an errant back pass sent Marco Di Vaio clean through on goal. The Italian did well, chipping the ball over an onrushing Hall for his 10th goal of the year.
Di Vaio continued to threaten the rest of the match, but the Impact were unable to notch a third as the game finished 2-0.