Hopefully Dynamo fans aren't too worked up over this weekend's loss to DC United. Yes there are some issues to be concerned about but I'll continue to beat the drum for the simple fact that it's a long season and this result is not the end of the world. Not that anyone is advocating that, but just in case you're still out on a figurative ledge about things, it's going to be fine.
Lets get the poison out first. The defense is a little shaky and for the second straight match Tally Hall and his defenders managed to allow a bit of a questionable goal after a bad positional decision. Dwayne De Rosario scored his first goal of the season on a bit a strange sequence and Maicon Santos is running around like Ghost Rider, in the sense that he's on fire. The key thing to remember is that the Dynamo defense is still better than it was at the beginning of last season and Kinnear team's always seem to get better as the season progresses.
Speed was also a big issue for the Dynamo, more specifically, wing speed. It's not a secret that defensive speed is not one of Houston's strengths and DC is setup well to press that advantage. With Corey Ashe in the midfield, any real speed on the back line was gone and you could see the results of that all night.
DC United is a good team and they are playing some of the best soccer in the league right now, so what we all need to take from this match is that the Dynamo were able to score twice on a team that had only allowed multiple goals in a match once this season.
Alright, on to the fun stuff. Will Bruin is awesome and any doubts anyone might have had about the Dancing Bear should be well put to bed. The second-year forward now has four goals in six matches and is quickly establishing himself as the Dynamo's number one weapon up front. Brad Davis made his return to play as a late substitute which is great news moving forward and best of all, there's only one more road game before BBVA Compass Stadium opens.
Something tells me the Dynamo will be looking forward to paying United back when they come to Houston in a couple weeks to help open the new stadium.