The loss of the Montreal Impact was more indicative of the club's inability to capitalize on clear scoring chances, during both halves of the game. Will Bruin scores against the Montreal Impact against the run of play. The striker, who is on fire since the beginning of the season, saw his shot deflected and lob Troy Perkins.
The absence of Marco Di Vaio cannot be initially blamed for this loss. The Impact had enough chances to take the lead early in the game and get an equalizer throughout the second half.
Andrew Wenger had a few good scoring chances but Tally Hall worked wonders to keep his net untouched. On a 1-on-1, Wenger streaks towards Hall's net but his heavy touch does not permit him to get a shot, while he tried to go around the Houston goalkeeper.
After seeing a poke getting cleared off the line, on a corner kick, Wenger had a shot stopped by Hall, who definitely saved a disorganized Houston back line.
Throughout the game, Montreal had a decent amount of possession and looked good as the captain, Patrice Bernier, had a definite impact on the club's style of play. Both teams exchanged chances but it was the Impact that seemed more dangerous throughout the game.
Though as Montreal was pressing, Andrew Driver almost scored first but an excellent Troy Perkins slid his way to his back post and made a great save.
Continuing to be generous , the Impact back line had trouble containing Oscar Boniek Garcia, during the second half. The Honduran international saw a left-footed curling shot go just wide as he strolled his way outside the Impact's 18-yard box.
Bernier had a good chance to get an equalizer but his volley was pushed away by Hall, yet again.
As a whole, Montreal had a good performance and did not get rewarded for its efforts. But some bad luck and too many missed chances was the story of the game, yet again.
Many positives can be taken from the Texas road trip for the Impact. But the ambitious club will be facing the Seattle Sounders at the Olympic Stadium in a week's time, with a 0-2-2 record