Houston Dynamo have had their Playoffs hopes severely hit after a humbling loss on the road in Montreal as the Impact hammered Houston 5-0 on Saturday night.
It was a poor performance from the Dynamo who just could not get in to get at all in the match that was unsurprisingly, based on the scoreline, dominated by Montreal.
It was by far the worst match Houston have played all season and could be one of the worst in the team's history with the match being the first time Houston have given up more than three goals all year.
The match started with both teams attacking almost constantly as they both created plenty of chances but could not put any of them away in a frustrating opening half hour.
But in the 35th minute Montreal changed all that opening the scoring through a Marco Di Vaio goal, making up for the number of times he was caught offside, he beat his defender after a Justin Mapp pass and launched a powerful strike that left Tally Hall no chance.
That rattled the Houston defense and almost instantly they were 2-0 as they didn't react quick enough to a loose ball allowing Mapp to cross for Felipe who had enough time to take a touch before hitting a powerful shot to make it 2-0 at the break.
It was all about goalkeepers in the opening of the second half as both keepers made vital saves to keep the match at 2-0 through the early stages of the second half.
But soon enough Montreal made it three as a corner from Hernan Bernadello was almost cleared by Adam Moffat but that ball fell for Jeb Brovsky who was able to sneak the ball in over the line to put Montreal well and truly in front.
That forced Houston to attack which left them wide open on the counter which Montreal finally took advantage of in the 60th minute as a Felipe through pass allowed Patrice Bernier and Di Vaio to break the offside trap and Bernier to set up Di Vaio to make it four.
In stoppage time Felipe haunted Houston again as he was able to send Andrea Pisanu through allowing him to beat Hall one-on-one for the fifth goal and the icing on the cake.
The result puts Montreal on top of the table in the east pending New York's result on Sunday against Chivas while Houston stay in fifth place in the east.