Fortress Saputo: Impact win 4-2
The Montreal Impact were forced to make 2 changes to the starting lineup against the Houston Dynamo (heard live on CJAD 800) raising questions about where they'd find the goal-scoring. Questions answered.
The Impact improved to 2-0 at expanded Saputo Stadium. There's no place like home for the Impact, winning 4-2 against the Dynamo a week after winning their "re-opener" 4-1.
Hassoun Camara started in the back 4 in place of Matteo Ferrari but his lapse late in the 1st half allowed the Dynamo to tie the game 2-2 after Montreal go-ahead goals by Sanni Nyassi and captain Davy Arnaud.
Nyassi started for rookie Andrew Wenger, slowed by a hamstring injury. Coach Jesse Marsch didn't have to wait long to be rewarded. Nyassi scored just 4 minutes in. Arnaud found a beautiful header in the 21st minute, only 5 minutes after Houston had scored on a free kick that Donovan Ricketts punched at but only deflected high into his goal.
In the 2nd half Camara found redemption with a header to give Montreal the lead for the 3rd time in the 67th minute. Patrice Bernier scored on a penalty kick 7 minutes later. Bernier took advantage of Felipe' being hauled down, Adam Moffat of Houston tossed from the game as a result.
The Impact are now 4-1-2 with homefield advantage. Wednesday that advantage is reinforced with the debut of Marco Di Vaio, one of the alltime leading scorers in Serie A.
The Impact are also without Bernardo Corradi for the next 6 months.