Playing against a team in disarray, CF Montreal emerged victorious by a score of 3 to 2 in their duel against Dynamo on Saturday night in Houston.
Coach Wilfried Nancy's troop inflicted a fourth consecutive setback on the Texas club. For its part, the Belle Province team extended its unbeaten streak to six and took the opportunity to take second place in the Eastern Association standings.
It was a success from Lassi Lappalainen that allowed CF Montreal to savor the win.
In the 69th minute, the Finn first entered the penalty area on the left side and he then skilfully maneuvered the ball to get past a defender. As soon as he got the chance, the 23-year-old Piston fired a nice curling shot into the side netting and broke the tie.
It was Lappalainen's second goal this season and his first since the March 5 clash against the Philadelphia Union.
Romell Quioto had the chance to move the ropes as soon as half-time returns, on a penalty shot, his second of the game. However, he completely missed his shot.
Four goals in the first half
The fans present in Houston were spoiled in the first half, as the two teams scored twice each. The crowd favorites opened the scoring in the 12th minute, via Sebastian Ferreira.
The Montrealers replied three minutes later, when Quioto received his first penalty of the game. This time, the Honduran placed the ball in the bottom left corner of Steve Clark's goal.
Afterwards, the Impact took the lead when midfielder Alistar Johnston skillfully placed the precious object in the opposing net.
Daniel Steres, however, brought everyone back on an equal footing, redirecting a cross into the back of goalkeeper James Pantemis. The latter concluded his match with two saves on four shots on target.
In addition, defender Rudy Camacho was unable to complete the game, he who seems to have injured his shoulder just before the hour mark.
CF Montreal will return to action next Saturday, when the New England Revolution will be at Stade Saputo. The Belle Province club has not lost on home soil since July 9.