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Dynamo rout Impact to reach East semis

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Dynamo advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals on Thursday after easing to a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Impact at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Both teams entered the match searching for some positive form and it was the home-standing Dynamo that grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and never let go, finding the back of the net 16 minutes in.

Just minutes after they created their first quality scoring chance of the night, the Dynamo connected when Ricardo Clark slid a perfect ball through for Will Bruin, who deposited it past Montreal goalkeeper Troy Perkins.

Things got even better for the Dynamo in the 27th minute when Boniek Garcia intercepted a ball in midfield and made his way into the penalty area before being taken down by Montreal's Hernan Bernadello, resulting in a penalty kick.

Garcia stepped up and calmly fired it into the lower left corner to put the hosts up 2-0.

Montreal's best chance came on the hour mark as Marco Di Vaio ripped a shot from distance that was easily seen by Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall, but the visitors never threatened Houston's goal and imploded over the final 20 minutes as Di Vaio, Andres Romero and Nelson Rivas were all sent off.

Bruin then put the result to bed with his second goal of the contest 18 minutes from time, to see the Dynamo advance and face the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

10/31 22:59:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR