Make no mistake the reserve league is important in many ways.
Regulars can come back from injury, those not playing can stake a claim and turn the head of a coach and get vital game fitness, but most importantly it is a place for young players to get vital experience mixing with more seasoned veterans.
These matches also in the future hopefully will take on a deeper meaning to the Houston youth soccer community.
Today’s match saw the Dynamo get a 1-0 win over Colorado fielding a lineup that included Calen Carr, Mac Kandji, Cam Weaver, Luiz Camargo, Tyler Deric, Josue Soto, Alex Dixon and others.
The game frankly seemed very comfortable with momentary outbreaks of a higher speed of play and risk. It just seemed safe. Luiz Camargo still looks far behind fitness wise and may be pacing himself? Cam Weaver did not look hungry up front, Mac Kandji pulled out wide most of the time and Alex Dixon had a few moments but was not impressionable overall.
As for those that stood out, lets first go to Warren Creavalle. Wearing number 5 and playing right back his control was impressive and he brought some edge and energy proving out a prospect that the Dynamo selected in the draft . Brian Ownby who scored the game’s lone goal deserves real credit for coming on and bringing some passion to the game taking a few people on before scoring the game winning goal.
Tough to read into these games but with only 10 reserve games on the year I would have expected a bit more from players trying to impress head coach Dominic Kinnear and his staff.