He didn’t play a minute in MLS last year and spent the season playing reserve games but Dynamo back-up goalkeeper Zach Wells put in a stellar performance for the Dynamo and if it were not for a late goal from Kurt Bernard of Puntarenas he would have secured a shutout.
Thrust into the game after a 22nd minute injury to Pat Onstad wells lived up to it. His first touch came on a penalty kick save on Puntarenas midfielder Bernard that he turned around the post.
Wells also had a personal duel with Brazilian forward Jorge Barbosa who he denied twice with huge saves to keep the Dynamo alive for Thursday’s second leg in College Station.
What was impressive was how close Wells was able to cut down shooting angles on the two saves against the Brazilian.
With depth an issue this year for the Dynamo that issue may not be goal.
Great to see the young goalkeeper come in and contribute so heavily.
Wells clearly was the Dynamo MVP in Costa Rica. Do you agree or disagree, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org