A long and tough week ends in sadness at home. With the weather mimicking the tough season that plagued the Dynamo a tough result was bound to occur.
After the game started with few chances and rain beginning to pour down either side saw little possession as high pressure led to quick mistakes and tough chances. In the 21st minute the Referee Ismail Elfath called the game into a suspension due to lightning in the area.
After a quick 15 minute warm up about an hour and a half later the game began and got off to a rocky start for the Dynamo with D.C. United maintaining a high line of pressure. This high pressure caused a quick turnover by the Dynamo and gave DC United a good chance into the box. Tyler Deric repelled the first ball but left the ball open to a Taylor Kemp who promptly launched it into the far corner in the 41st minute.
The second half started out again with both teams having trouble to maintain good possession but D.C. United looked to be the stronger side tonight as they launched through balls over and over again and finally broke through on a counter as Fabian Espindola promptly chipped Tyler Deric in the 64'.
A glimmer of hope came through after D.C.'s second goal as the Dynamo looked to throw all they had at the United defense however Bill Hamid came up big, and in my opinion is the goalie of the year in MLS for his consistancy which showed tonight. However, in the 81st minute off a corner the United defense cracked and dragged down Ricardo Clark.
Giles Barnes calmly and coolly stepped up and took the penalty putting it opposite the direction Bill Hamid was going. This was hope until the Dynamo defensive struggles appeared again as DC United sealed the deal with an Eddie Johnson goal in the 87th minute.
Overall it was a tough game for the Dynamo who looked tired, and helpless without Boniek and Garrido who were away again for the Honduran National Team.
Within the next few days we will most likely hear about the Dynamo fate as a team, players specifically and sad to say as a coaching staff. Dynamo Theory staff is going to work hard to cover these events and bring to you up to date coverage every day. For now this will sting, it will hurt and we will cry, however it might be what we need most to prepare for next year which will host many new things with NYCFC and Orlando City who look to bring world class talent.
Let us all just remember that the game will continue, the world will keep spinning and the Dynamo will hopefully come out better and with some new faces next year if everything goes right.