I'm not really going to complain about getting a point on the road against one of the better teams in the East, but it wasn't exactly fulfilling. The Houston Dynamo may of left PPL Park with a 1-1 draw thanks to a great goal from Geoff Cameron but considering how they controlled the flow of play, you can't help but feel like they should have gotten more.
The Philadelphia Union's Jack McInerney scored Philly's goal in the 15th minute after Colin Clark's somewhat lackadaisical pass was intercepted and the Dynamo back line was caught off guard. Andre Hainault and Bobby Boswell were out of position and fullback Hunter Freeman couldn't close the space on McInerney quick enough as the young Union forward scored his first goal of the season.
No matter how you spin it, it was another defensive cluster that left Tally Hall on an island with little he could do to stop the goal. McInerney, rather than charging at Boswell, dumped a quick pass off to Sebastien Le Toux which caused Boswell to jump completely out of position, depsite the face Hainault had LeToux covered. Le Toux smartly, one touched the ball right back to McInerney who moved right through the space left by Boswell. We've seen this kind of thing a lot this season and it's another example of why the Dynamo goal scorer should probably be playing in the central defense instead of the central midfield.
Then again, it's hard not to put most of the blame on Clark's weak pass that caused the whole mess in the first place after the entire Dynamo formation began to shift forward anticipating the ball being pushed up the field.
The Dynamo got their equalizer after Cameron was left alone with space about 25 yards from the Union net. His low shot was screened by several players andFaryd Mondragon was late to react and unable to stop the shot. The chance came less than a minute after Le Toux had broken free on the Hall and hit the far post with a shot that would have iced the Union victory.
Needless to say, it was major sigh of relief moment.
So the Dynamo got a point on the road against a conference opponent and were helped by losses from Kansas City and New York as well. Yet those results seem to rub a bit of salt in to the wound since you can't help but feel like the Dynamo could have beaten the Union last night. Basically, good but not good enough.