Houston (CBS Houston) – You can’t say the Dynamo don’t know how to put on a show during the playoffs.
The Houston Dynamo dominated last night’s game against a struggling Montreal Impact team with a 3-0 victory to claim the Eastern Conference Knockout Round.
As is typical Dynamo playoff soccer, the two time MLS Cup champions and four-time finalist, showed their best soccer by dominating Montreal through 90 min by doing everything right.
Will Bruin had one of his best games this season, scoring two for the home team, breaking his season drought. Boniek Garcia added his goal off a penalty kick in the 27th minute, while Ricardo Clark showed us that he is coming back to his game. Dynamo keeper, Tally Hall, although had very little worked to do, kept the few changes the Impact had at that… chances.
And although the Dynamo did everything right in front of a shockingly small crowd of 10,476, Montreal did everything wrong.
It was an embarrassing game for the Impact who lost their cool and ended the game with eight men on the field after three of their players were ejected for aggressive play.
Despite outscoring the Dynamo 7-1 in the regular season, the Impact could not control their play or their emotions during last night’s game, and they let it show. Nelson Rivas got ejected after 2 yellow cards, Andrew Romero was ejected in the 89th minute after kicking Kofi Sarkodie when he was on the ground, and Marco Di Vaio was also ejected in the same minute after scratching Cory Ashe twice in the face for defending Sarkodie. [Watch the video here]
The fourth-seeded Dynamo will host the top-seeded New York Red Bulls Sunday in the first leg of their Eastern Conference seminals.