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The World Cup break did not help Houston Dynamo as they continued to struggle, falling to a heavy 3-0 loss to Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo on Sunday night.

It was a fifth straight loss for Houston Dynamo but they did welcome back two players as Ricardo Clark returned from injury while Boniek Garcia returned from the 2014 World Cup.

With the trend continuing, Houston now sit five matches winless, while they now have an unwanted club record with 479 scoreless minutes in league play (Dynamo have scored in Cup play).

The match started tightly with both sides struggling to break through their opponents stern defense as both sides had some rustiness to shake off after a lengthy rest.

On the half hour Houston had a solid opportunity as a long ball from GIles Barnes found Omar Cummings, who chested the ball down and shot on the volley but his effort came off the crossbar, allowing Montreal to clear.

In the 42nd minute Montreal had the lead as Eric Miller beat Kofi Sarkodie and crossed for Jack McInerney who was left unmarked, allowing him an easy header to open the scoring and give Montreal a 1-0 half-time lead.

At half time Eric Brunner and Marco Di Vaio came on for their sides as both looked to find more goals in the match.

Di Vaio was making the most of coming off the bench, and ten minutes in to the second half he could well have doubled the Montreal lead, but could only earn corners.

In the 75th minute Corey Ashe lost possession as Justin Mapp was able to muscle him off the ball and then cross in for McInerney who made an impressive effort, swinging at the ball, sending it in to the top corner.

In the 79th minute Di Vaio wrapped things up as he tapped in the rebound from Andres Romero’s shot to seal the 3-0 win.

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