Houston’s historic struggles at Stade Saputo
For the second time this week, you can tune in and watch the Montreal Impact defeat the Houston Dynamo at home, in an exciting game that saw the Impact run riot on the Texans.
Wednesday’s game, on its end, featured an extravagant 5-0 win from the Impact in one or their largest victories in MLS.
It got me thinking. Was it a simple coincidence that the Houston Dynamo performed awfully at Stade Saputo in two consecutive years, or is something deeper going on here?
A history of bad performances
After doing some digging into the Impact’s MLS history, you would be surprised to find out that the Houston Dynamo has actually never won a game in Montreal. The Texas representatives have actually only scored twice in eight seasons, both goals coming in their first ever MLS game in Montreal back in 2012, in a 4-2 loss.
Since then, Houston has allowed a whopping 12 goals at Stade Saputo, with the Impact conceding a grand total of zero.
Here are the results through the years:
June 19 - 2-0
Thanks to goals from Marco Di Vaio and Felipe, the Impact won their fourth straight game at home and jumped into first in the league standings.
This one is still available on impactmontreal.com, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you don’t want to miss it. Five goals all better than the last, including two from Marco Di Vaio, in a win that once again allowed the Impact to jump into first in the Eastern Conference.
June 29 – 3-0
No spoilers here, but you can catch this game tonight at 7:30pm on impactmontreal.com.
August 6 – 1-0
We had to wait until the 76th minute for a winner in this one, which came courtesy of Italian striker Matteo Mancosu, in a win that gave goalkeeper Evan Bush his 25th MLS win.
June 2 – 1-0
Finally, in 2018, the Impact signed its second consecutive 1-0 victory against the Texans at home. It’s hard to forget this stunner from Jeisson Vargas right before the half, with the Chilean turning before finding the top corner.