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Match Recap: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City


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What a game, we saw just about everything and anything and oh my goodness the Dynamo won on the road! Yes there is beer flying up in the air in Houston. Anyhow enough fan girling, lets get down to the recap.

First 45+

Well should we call it first 100+ because of the rain who knows. Anyhow the first 17 minutes was choppy play by both sides with no one really getting anywhere other than a few corners here and there. But after the 1 hour delay due to lightning in the sky, it seems the sparks touched down right on to the field. The game became very wide open with multiple fights breaking out. Mark Geiger in my opinion handled it in the best way possible and kept it a 11 man game. The major dust up between the two teams coming after Benny Feilhaber pushed Kofi Sarkodie.

In the 35' that Will Bruin danced once again and put the Dynamo up 1-0! To sum it up perfectly:

Bruin was injured on the play and was forced to come out of the game soon after with an injury to his right foot with Jason Johnson coming on in his place. After the goal by Bruin the came really got chippy until Mark Geiger blew for half time.

Second 45+

Wow, if one word was to describe this game it would be wow. The power, not in the shots taken but the power in the hearts of every Dynamo player was something I have not seen in awhile. They all wanted it, they all have felt the criticism and have been desperate to prove us all wrong. I'm happy to say that in the second half they did just that!

It started with Kansas City putting on more pressure and in the end Dom "Falling Down" Dwyer scored a goal in the 54' which tied up the game.

However unlike before the Dynamo didn't point fingers but rather Wrecked it! Yes in the 62' off of a Brad Davis free kick David Horst scored his first in Orange!

However the fireworks were not yet over as minutes later Calen Carr made an appearance oops, I mean Ricardo Clark got his head/helmet to the ball off of another Brad Davis Free kick to score! The Dynamo had secured at 3-1 lead that they would hold on to to win the game.

In the 72' Tally Hall and Aurelien Collin collided while challenging for an aerial ball. Hall injured his knee on the play. Hall continued on in the game for a while but eventually he had to be replaced by backup Tyler Deric in the 80'.

What a game, it was amazing that both sides managed to end with 11 men. This just goes to show that with everyone betting against them:

What a beautiful orange night it turned out to be!