If you squint really, really hard, you might see a glimmer of the Dynamo’s playoff chances off in the distance.
The men in orange still have a very, very, very outside chance at the postseason, after taking 3 points from Sporting Kansas City Wednesday night, but they will have to play out of their minds the next three games, when they take on the Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, and the Seattle Sounders. Realistically, they would need to win at least two, if not all three, to make it in.
It wouldn’t be a Houston-SKC game without Houston going down a man, and this time it was Boniek Garcia, getting sent off in the 70th minute for yellow card accumulation after a hard foul on Dom Dwyer.
The red card for Garcia came only 3 minutes after the goal that would turn out to be the game-winner. Dynamo captain Brad Davis flicked a deft pass in the box up towards the endline that DaMarcus Beasley whipped across the field in front of goal to find Will Bruin, standing at the far post, for a textbook tap-in.
The first half provided very little in the way of excitement. The Dynamo controlled possession, but neither team was really able to generate any real kind of legitimate attack, and Houston didn’t even take a shot until 43 minutes into the contest.
Houston won’t have long to rest up before they play again. Their next tilt is in just three days, when they take on the Colorado Rapids at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday night.
Houston (4-4-2): Tyler Deric, Oscar Garcia, David Horst, Raul Rodriguez, DaMarcus Beasley, Leonel Miranda, Ricardo Clark, Rasheed Olabiyi, Brad Davis (Sheanon Williams 74’), Giles Barnes (Erick Torres 68’), Will Bruin (Alex 80’)
Kansas City (4-3-3): Tim Melia, Chance Myers, Kevin Ellis, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic (Bernardo Anor 86’), Paulo Nagamura, Soni Mustivar (Jordi Quintilla 80’), Benny Feilhaber, Graham Zusi, Dominic Dwyer, Marcel de Jong (Jacob Peterson 54’)
Houston: Will Bruin (67’)
Yellow: Soni Mustivar (33’), Matt Besler (41’), Oscar Garcia (45’), Seth Sinovic (56’), Benny Feilhaber (88’)
Red: Oscar Garcia (70’)