Houston Dynamo drop another match late 3-2 to Montreal at PNC Stadium on Saturday night. The loss put another nail in the Dynamo playoff chances. It was a game that Houston had the early lead, lost, rebounded only to give up a late goal one more time.
Houston got the early lead in the 12th minute on a goal by Sebastian Ferreria. Sebas, who had been held scoreless in his three previous matches scored his eighth of the season following a precision pass from Hector Herrera that found him inside the box,
Montreal answered with penalty conversion three minutes later by former Dynamo forward Romell Quito. His kick marked his fifth goal in his last five games and his 13th across all competition in 2022.
Montreal took the lead in the 28th minute following a corner kick clearance by the Dynamo backline that came to Samuel Piette. His pass landed at the feet of Alistair Johnson on the right side of the box and he finished it from there. Houston rebounded with the equalizer in the 36th minute to even the match before halftime. Defender Daniel Steres scored his first goal of the season on a cross from Memo Rodriguez.
Lassi Lappalanian gave Montreal the lead for good with his second of the season in the 69th.
Played before a crowd of more than 21,000, Houston played tough despite having to insert Ethan Bartlow into the starting lineup since June 18th and Dynamo Dos' Michael Dos Santos Silva making his MLS debut.
Houston begins a two game road swing in Colorado next Saturday before traveling to Minnesota United on August 27th. With the season closing quickly these two matches may well tell the tale of Houston's playoff chances.