Lappalainen's goal sends Montreal past Dynamo 3-2

  • CF Montreal head coach Wilfried Nancy, left, talks with defender Zachary Brault-Guillard, right, who substitutes into an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo during the second half Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    CF Montreal head coach Wilfried Nancy, left, talks with defender Zachary Brault-Guillard, right, who substitutes into an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo during the second half Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo coach Paulo Nagamura yells instructions during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against CF Montreal on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo coach Paulo Nagamura yells instructions during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against CF Montreal on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • CF Montreal midfielder Lassi Lappalainen (21) takes a shot, scoring past Houston Dynamo defender Daniel Steres, middle, as referee Guido Gonzales Jr., right, watches during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    CF Montreal midfielder Lassi Lappalainen (21) takes a shot, scoring past Houston Dynamo defender Daniel Steres, middle, as referee Guido Gonzales Jr., right, watches during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • From left to right, CF Montreal's Lassi Lappalainen, Romell Quioto and Samuel Piette celebrate a goal by Lappalainen against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    From left to right, CF Montreal's Lassi Lappalainen, Romell Quioto and Samuel Piette celebrate a goal by Lappalainen against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • CF Montreal defender Kamal Miller, left, attempts to slide-tackle Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira (9) who jumps over him during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    CF Montreal defender Kamal Miller, left, attempts to slide-tackle Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira (9) who jumps over him during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • CF Montreal goalkeeper James Pantemis, left, misses a block on a goal by Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira (9) as CF Montreal defender Rudy Camacho (4) looks on during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    CF Montreal goalkeeper James Pantemis, left, misses a block on a goal by Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira (9) as CF Montreal defender Rudy Camacho (4) looks on during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira, middle, celebrates his goal against CF Montreal between Ethan Bartlow (13) and Memo Rodríguez, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira, middle, celebrates his goal against CF Montreal between Ethan Bartlow (13) and Memo Rodríguez, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • CF Montreal defender Rudy Camacho, left, is knocked over by Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    CF Montreal defender Rudy Camacho, left, is knocked over by Houston Dynamo forward Sebastian Ferreira, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • CF Montreal forward Romell Quioto, right, scores on a penalty kick against the Houston Dynamo during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    CF Montreal forward Romell Quioto, right, scores on a penalty kick against the Houston Dynamo during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo forward Darwin Quintero, middle, kicks the ball away between CF Montreal midfielders Samuel Piette (6) and Ismael Kone (28) as Rudy Camacho, back left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo forward Darwin Quintero, middle, kicks the ball away between CF Montreal midfielders Samuel Piette (6) and Ismael Kone (28) as Rudy Camacho, back left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo forward Darwin Quintero (23) attempts a shot on goal as CF Montreal midfielder Samuel Piette, right, defends and goalkeeper James Pantemis, left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo forward Darwin Quintero (23) attempts a shot on goal as CF Montreal midfielder Samuel Piette, right, defends and goalkeeper James Pantemis, left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • CF Montreal defender Alistair Johnston attempts a shot on goal against the Houston Dynamo during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston.

    CF Montreal defender Alistair Johnston attempts a shot on goal against the Houston Dynamo during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/13/2022 10:57 PM

HOUSTON -- Lassi Lappalainen scored the only goal of the second half and CF Montreal held off the Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Saturday.

Lappalainen found the net in the 69th minute - with an assist from Joaquín Torres - for his second goal this season for Montreal (13-8-4).

 

Sebastián Ferreira gave Houston (7-14-4) a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute with his eighth goal of the season, but Romell Quioto scored on a penalty kick for Montreal three minutes later to tie the match.

Alistair Johnston scored in the 28th minute to give Montreal a 2-1 lead, but Daniel Steres answered for the Dynamo in the 36th to send the game to halftime tied at 2-2.

James Pantemis saved two shots for Montreal. Steve Clark had four saves for Houston, which has lost four straight.

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