The Houston Dynamo defeated FC Dallas on an entertaining night of soccer at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The nationally televised match showed off the new facility and the Dynamo and FC Dallas provided an entertaining match with the Orange ultimately coming out on top. This was a great night for soccer !!
Now let me clarify that this was far from a perfect performance from the Dynamo who had difficulty with the pace and movement of wide midfielders Jackson and Fabian Castillo who truly unbalanced them.
Yes it was entertaining from the perspective of being up and down and open.
But far from the perfect performance from the Dynamo and one wonders how this would have played out if not for the irresponsible red card from Jair Benetiz.
How much longer can you rely on a player like this who repeatedly lets his teammates down.
That is a problem for Schellas Hyndmann.
THREE MINUTES IN: That is all it took for the Dynamo to get the game’s opening goal from Will Bruin.
FC DALLAS 4-5-1
Schellas Hyndmann was dealing with huge injury issues. Missing were Ugo Ihemulu, George John, Brek Shea, David Ferriera, Blas Perez and set up his team to attack through wide men Fabian Castillo and Jackson.
Jackson had an outstanding game and proved to be a handful tying the game in the 59th minute at 1-1.
GAME CHANGING MOMENT
Jair Benetiz lost his head in a moment of self inflicted lack of composure in the 63rd minute.
This came only four minutes after they had tied the score. After his ejection the Dynamo took control of the match with the man advantage but up to that point struggled to control the game beginning in midfield.
The back four has not had a game this year with as much breaking down in front of them and it led to some uncomfortable moments and poorly aligned back four.
MOFFAT GAME WINNER
Adam Moffat off a corner found himself with time collecting the ball in the penalty area and with bodies in front of him made a great decision to rifle his finish high into the upper corner for his first of the year past a maze of bodies.
The Dynamo take on Toronto FC this Wednesday at BBVA Compass Stadium
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