A crowd of 16,435 at Robertson Stadium in Houston saw the Dynamo fall 2-1 to Toronto FC on two brilliant set piece goals from Dwayne De Rosario.
To be honest, the entire second half was a comedy of errors with Edvin Jurisevic playing the roll of the disinterested, spacey director who could care less about the quality of product and just wanted get the hell out of town before the studio figured out he'd blown all the productions money on drugs and woman.
I'm exaggerating but it honestly was shocking performance by him and in many ways by the Dyanmo, who were a different team in the second half compared to the first.
The Dynamo were dominate in the first half, out shooting Toronto 10-2 and taking a 1-0 lead in the halftime break thanks to Brian Ching. Brad Davis delivered the ball in to the box off a free kick and found Ching in space. The veteran wasted no time putting the ball TFC goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
Toronto's goal was a gift wrapped MLS horse manure special thanks to the match referee Edvin Jurisevic. Jurisevic began to lose control of the match midway through the second half and resorted to calling every nonsense foul instead of actually doing his job and taking control of the events on the field.
Dwayne De Rosario sent a rocket off the free kick that should not of been, leveling the score at 1-1 in 60th minute.
The match continued to spiral in to a messy, physical affair with Jurisevic unable to tell his head from his ass. TFC midfielder Martin Saric brought the night's events to a new low in the 68th minute after he pretended to have been kicked by Richard Mulrooney and collapsed to the ground, holding his shin. It was cheating, plain and simple and he should have seen yellow for his unsportsmanlike action.
Instead of the referee dealing with Saric, Geoff Cameron had to risk getting a card himself by verbally informing the diving cheat that there is no place in this game for that nonsense. If US Soccer actually trained their referees, as opposed to finding guys of the street the night before a game and giving them a clean shirt and whistle, they'd probably be able to handle it. Unforunately, Jurisevic, like most of the referees assigned to MLS matches, have no idea what they are doing.
The teams traded ugly tackles, handbags and shoves for the final 30 minutes of the match as Jurisevic lamely attempted to regain some sort of control. It was a pointless endeavor and hopefully he'll be dealt with appropriately by US Soccer...HAHAHAHA, who am I kidding, he'll get a medal.
The loss ends the Dynamo's playoff chances, who needed to win their remaining seven matches to have a shot at the post season.
Post match reaction from Dominic Kinnear tomorrow in Monday Morning Centre Back.