- Monday, 25 June 2012
- Written by Modou Lamin Beyai
Gambia international Sanna Nyassi scored his second goal of the season for his Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in a 4-2 thumping of Macoumba Kandji’s Houston Dynamo at the Stade Saputo.
Sanna’s Impact have now scored eight goals in two games at their new home. Sanna Nyassi and Davy Arnaud, and Houston’s Brad Davis and Will Bruin traded goals in a frantic first half before Hassoun Camara and Patrice Bernier closed the deal for the Impact. Macoumba Kandji missed the entire game as he was overlooked by coach Dominic Kinnear and left on the bench.
The first goal of the game was set up when Felipe released Sanna into space behind the Houston defense. As the Gambian international tried to round Tally Hall, he stumbled and fell down on the grass but had time to lift his head and see the ball somehow trickle into the empty net. Sanna could have gotten a second in the 14th minute, but was unable to finish from the outside of his foot.
Despite not creating much after Sanna’s goal, Kandji’s Houston got an opportunity to equalize when Bernier tripped Colin Clark on the edge of the box. Davis unleashed a left footed curler towards the top right corner which Donovan Ricketts got a hand on but could not fully stop.
The Impact wasted no time in getting back in front: Jeb Brovsky released Justin Mapp on the left of the box, where he crossed towards Arnaud who outjumped Corey Ashe to nod the ball in. Down a goal again, Houston rallied better this time around and managed good possession.
Bruin’s sixth road goal this campaign – and his ninth overall – was well deserved. Brian Ching’s through ball, his third assist of the season, was exquisite. After the break, Sanna and his teammates came back from the locker room with extra determination.
Montreal’s pressure between the 45th and 60th minutes yielded six corners, the last of which produced Camara’s winning volley into the top left corner. The Dynamo did not help themselves afterwards.
Geoff Cameron conceded a penalty which Bernier duly converted to make it 4-2, while Adam Moffat was issued a straight red card for a rough foul on Felipe in the 73rd minute.
Kandji’s Dynamo will be back in action next Saturday as they host the Philadelphia Union, while Sanna’s Impact will welcome Marco Di Vaio into their squad against archrivals Toronto FC on Wednesday at Stade Saputo.