Kansas City got on the scoreboard first thanks to a set piece goal. Nuno Andre Coelho finished the set piece off with a header that went right past Calle Brown to give SKC a1-0 lead in the 16th minute.
In the 31st minute Jalil Anibaba put a long cross into the box that was then headed down by Giles Barnes. Melia failed to stop the shot from Barnes and Houston drew level with SKC.
SKC was awarded an indirect free kick in the 53rd minute after Brown picked up a back ball from Raul Rodriguez. Dom Dwyer found Daniel Salloi unmarked at the far post and he easily put the ball into the back of the net. Houston finally got the equalizer they were looking for in the 77th minute when the freshly subbed on Cubo Torres beat Meila at the post to make the game 2-2.
That score would hold until the final whistle as the Desert Diamond Cup match came to an end. Houston put together a mixed bag this preseason with moments to cause excitement and concern for the 2016 season.
The Dynamo kick off the 2016 at home against the New England Revolution on March 6 at 1:45 pm CT.
Starting XI: Brown; Anibaba, Rodríguez, Agus, Beasley; Wenger, Clark, Alex, Barnes, Maidana; Bruin— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 27, 2016
Watch at 5:30pm: https://t.co/yWCHaFmoyC
46' Back for the second half, two changes for the Dynamo.— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 28, 2016
ON: Rocha, Horst
OFF: Clark, Agus
57' Dynamo subs, Boniek García and Zach Steinberger replace Chaco Maidana and Alex Lima. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 28, 2016
66' Dynamo subs: Leonel Miranda and Mauro Manotas replace Andrew Wenger and Will Bruin. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 28, 2016
72' More Dynamo subs: Abdouli Mansally and Erick Torres on for DaMarcus Beasley and Giles Barnes. Still 1-2. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 28, 2016
86' Dynamo subs: Seb Ibeagha and Brad Bourgeois replace Raúl Rodríguez and Jalil Anibaba. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 28, 2016