The Dynamo ultimate success this season may have been saved this weekend by the goalpost. Just a minute before Geoff Cameron's goal earned the Dynamo a point, the Union's Sebastien Le Toux had Tally Hall and the defense beat and only needed to guide the ball in to the waiting goal...and he hit the post.
That's it, that's the margin that made the difference between the Dynamo leaving Philadelphia with a point or another loss. Not getting a result likely wouldn't have ended the team's playoff hopes, but it certainly wouldn't of helped. Fortunately, Le Toux's shot bounced off the post and Cameron's attempt was on target.
More than anything else, Saturday's match was another example of how desperately this team needs a true attacking force in the midfield. Despite having the lion share of possession for most of the night, the Dynamo were once again toothless on offense, failing to ever feel dangerous despite making 16 attempts on goal (of which only two were on target).
The Union do deserve a lot of credit for the Dynamo's offensive struggles though as their defending was suffocating all night. Dominic Kinnear wasn't too concerned about the result, though he did admit his team should have gotten more from the match.
"The guys are confident tonight, but we're not thrilled with the result, and I think we could've gotten more," Kinnear said. "But we got the late goal and feel pretty good about that. I think moving forward we're a confident group, and we're motivated, which is good to see."
New signing Carlos Costly wasn't able to affect the match much in his 29 minutes, but considering his limited time with the club, I'm not too concerned. A full week of training will help him further integrate with his teammates. What was obvious though, is that unlike Koke, Costly's work rate is much stronger and hopefully he'll be able to settle quickly and help this team score goal down the stretch.
Still, more help is needed and the Dynamo have one week left to bring in some more help for the run to the playoffs. Hopefully we'll hear something official about the much rumored Brazilian attacking midfielder this week.